Mike Carcano was an excellent DJ and he provided the perfect musical backdrop for our reception. My husband is a DJ and because of that, our choice of DJ was very important to him. Mike and his team carefully listened to the style of music we wanted and allowed us to provide a detailed listing of preferred songs for dinner and dancing. Mike was very skilled at watching the crowd and switching up the musical choice when the dance floor thinned out, and the result was a reception with a packed dance floor up through the final song. We would definitely recommend Carcano DJ to anyone. Mike was classy, professional, and really kept the party going.
Rossmoor Pastries' wedding cake studio was incredible. They had a multitude of cake and filling and icing combinations to choose from, and the end result was absolutely superb. Their cake designers were fantastic and we had so much fun selecting the size, shape, configuration, and flavors for our cake. Guests at our wedding are still commenting about how beautiful and unique our cake was as well as how delicious it was. They even helped me provide a special surprise chocolate ganache mini wedding cake for my groom, since that was his favorite flavor but was not the flavor I ended up selecting for our big wedding cake. They did a wonderful job and he was completely surprised by it. I would absolutely recommend Rossmoor Pastries to anyone.
Tom and his staff at Bixby Knolls Florist were consummate professionals. Tom has a distinctive artistic style that impressed me and his easy going style made me feel at easy immediately. Tom closely listened to my description of what "look" I was looking for in the flowers for our wedding, and he was able to provide me with several options that would all capture what I wanted within my price range. Tom does beautiful work and his floral designs strongly enhanced the look of our ceremony and reception. I was so comfortable with Tom's talent and instincts that I left the final design up to him based upon what we had previously discussed and the result was breathtaking. I would highly recommend Tom and Bixby Knolls Florist to anyone.
David Esquire and his wife Katherine were so wonderful for my husband and I to work with. David is a great listener and vividly captured the look we wanted for both our engagement photos and our wedding photos. He is full of positive energy and you just can't help but smile when he is around. His artistic vision is sharp and enables him to see the beauty in captured moments. I would recommend David Esquire of Esquire photography to anyone. He has captured so beautifuly our engagement and wedding memories, he is like a member of our family, and we plan to engage David again when it is time for baby pictures and other key milestones in our lives.
Linda duPlaine Gray, of A Wedding Store & Special Events, was a fantastic wedding planner. She had a unique approach that I liked, which brought the vendors, whenever possible, to meet with you at her office location. That reduced the amount of running around we had to do during the planning process. Linda is connected with fabulous vendors, all of high quality and professionalism, and that means everything. She listened closely to what we wanted and found just the right vendors and amazing venues for us to consider, and she ensured that our big day ran smoothly and had the look and feel that I always dreamed about. I have to say that the wedding day went incredibly smooth and I had no worries about anything because I knew Linda was there running the show and that she would ensure it all went without a hitch. It was breathtaking and fabulous and Linda is a joy to work with. I would recommend her to anyone.
The Sky Room was an exquisite venue. It was the inspiration for the "retro w/a modern twist" art deco theme of my wedding. We held the ceremony in their beautiful wedding chapel and the reception amidst the breathtaking backdrop of the city lights in The Sky Room restaurant. The staff was attentive and professional and it was an elegant affair. I would recommend this venue to anyone.
The Renaissance Long Beach is located directly across the street from The Sky Room, where we had the ceremony and reception. The hotel staff were tremendous, courteous, professional, and made service their top priority. I would definitely stay there again. They even arranged a room block for my wedding guests at a discounted price. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone.
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