Nov 14, 2009

Isabel Cinémathèque
( 4.4 / 5.0 )
Our video was so great, it was worth the wait. It took significantly longer than the target date in our contract and I was getting frustrated (mainly because we did have to keep reaching out to get updates from Isabel, rather than her being proactive about contacting us). Having said all of that, it was absolutely worth the wait. When my husband and I watched it the first time, we couldn't hold each other close enough. Isabel captured moments that we had either forgotten about or didn't know had happened in the first place. Her work is really beautiful, especially having just seen a wedding video that was shot by a sort of experienced person as a point of reference. Even the DVD holder is stunning! Isabel was great the day of and we barely noticed her. I am SO glad that we decided to get a videographer and added in the raw footage of the ceremony and toasts at the end. It was really worth the money--my Mom said it made her wish she'd had a videographer from her marriage to my stepfather 6 years ago and one of her best friends said it was so gorgeous that she's watched it more times already than my husband and I have! Thanks, Isabel, so much.
Services used: Videography

The Rococo Room
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
OK, so I've been just a liiitle slow in posting this, seeing as how I got married in November 2009, but Cafe Santorini/Rocco Room was AWESOME!! Having good food (read: no rubber chicken) and an open bar were our two main priorities in terms of our reception and this fit the bill perfectly. With no site fee once we hit a certain amount, it also enabled us to have a Saturday night reception, which we also really wanted (some other venues we looked at had fees just to use the space of $5,000+). All the food was excellent and we got sooo many compliments on it. The staff was all a joy to work with from Keith before the wedding to all the day-of staff. Friends said to us after that our wedding was so great, it made them want to get married again. The venue is gorgeous, which also helped keep decor costs down. I really appreciated that they were open to doing things like making the vegetarian dish without butter for a couple of our vegan friends and serving the awesome mousse as the dessert. My only regret is that we can't do it again!!
Services used: Wedding Venue

( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Betsy is absolutely fabulous! She was a joy to work with. I found her on Project Wedding and liked that she emphasizes just making you look as good as possible, but still like yourself. That was important to me (and my Mom, too!). My trial was great, so I booked her for me and my sister (my other bridesmaids weren't sure if they'd be able to afford to have their hair/makeup done). She easily incorporated the small changes I wanted after the trial and looking further at the pictures. My sister was also thrilled with her hair and make-up and understood why I'd insisted on going out for drinks after my trial--we both felt so glamorous! Betsy was calm and fun and easily produced clear nail polish, even for one of the other girls who was doing her own hair and make-up. I can't recommend Betsy highly enough. If I have another fancy occasion in my life warranting hair and make-up to be done professionally, I will definitely be going back to her.
Services used: Beauty & Health