Everything went even better than I had hoped. I was happy with every vendor, the location was perfect as I got to be by the lake like I wanted (ceremony and cocktail hour) but had the reception indoors so didn't have to worry about tent and table rentals or overly worry about the weather.
Kirk was great! You won't find a lot of information about his services online as he doesn't have a website like many local DJs but I'd seen him DJ another event. After meeting with one of the very internet-advertised DJs and then with Kirk, we knew he would be a much better fit for us. No pressure to do any of the cheesy wedding things we were not interested in, completely willing to work with us in getting any songs he didn't have. He was extremely responsive in meeting with us before the event, ran everything exactly the way we'd hoped and kept almost every guest on the dance ALL night until the very end. We got many compliments from guests about the music and how even my friends who don't normally dance had the best time on the dance floor!
Danielle and her assistant were a perfect mix of being exactly where you wanted them to be while also being barely noticeable, managing to capture shots without interrupting a moment. I got exactly what I wanted--wonderful candid photos of our memories rather than posed portraits. She had a sneak peek on Facebook by the time I woke up the next morning. The photos are continuing to receive comments from guests and non-guests alike. One quote sums up her work: "A good photographer takes pictures - a great photographer captures moments - you have a great one! So special - your emotion, and (the bride's father's) love..."
There are places I would have rather put my guests, but the price was right, they were available and it was central to Presque Isle and our venue. In the end, guests were happier than I thought because had breakfast, outdoor pool, they could walk from our post-wedding bar, close to Presque Isle, etc.
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