Our wedding aboard the Tahoe Bleu Wave, on Lake Tahoe was perfect!! Lake Tahoe is such a beautiful spot to get married. Being able to hold the ceremony on the lake, and have a great dinner on the mountainside was our dream, and it came true!!
We're only giving him 2 stars because if HE (not his kids practicing) had done what we had discussed, things would have been fine.
We used Randy Hartwick, and unfortunately I can't recommend him. Our wedding was used as a trial for his 2 kids to practice DJ'ing a wedding, music had gaps, volume went up and down, our intro was messed up (wrong song played, stopped half way through, started right song, announced names wrong, etc), cake cutting was announced as, "Now it's time to eat the cupcakes." sigh. We knew they were going to be there, we were not aware our entire reception was going to be turned over to them. They were using new equipment that they weren't comfortable with too. Overall, we wish we had just used an ipod, or spoke to more DJ's. We even had to download songs to email him that were current, or popular wedding songs b/c he said he couldn't find them. :( When contacted about our concerns (which were also concerns of everyone who attended as well as our planner) his reply was to deny anything went wrong, that we loved our reception, and he did nothing wrong. Too bad the guests, the video, and the bride and groom say differently. :(
We have GORGEOUS photos that captured every moment of our wedding day thanks to Sherry. She is an amazing photographer who was friendly, professional, super-talented, and most importantly, non-intrusive on our wedding ceremony. She knows how to take beautiful photos on the lake that aren't washed out, and captured our ceremony aboard the Tahoe Bleu Wave beautifully. We were also excited to receive our final, edited photos so quickly. You can't go wrong with Sherry!
Lynne did a fantastic job helping us plan our wedding and finalize details without ever meeting us in person (we had a destination wedding). She was always available to offer advice and suggestions via email and phone calls. On the day of our wedding Lynne did an amazing job decorating our reception venue and keeping our reception in order.
Our only complaint would be the DJ that she found for us, but we don't hold her responsible for how he DJ'd our wedding.
We chartered the Bleu Wave yacht from Laura and Ryan Forvilly--and it was perfect!!! The boat was beautiful, the Captain and crew were fun and made us feel great on our special day. We had our ceremony at the base of Fannette Island, in beautiful Emerald Bay, and it was everything we wanted and more. Our guests loved everything about the ceremony, the crew, and the beautiful yacht. It was amazing! The Bleu Wave even picked up our guests at the hotel and brought them to the marina, and returned everyone after the 2-hour Lake Tahoe wedding tour was over. Getting married on Lake Tahoe, on the Bleu Wave, was a dream day for us!
We, and most of our wedding party, stayed here for the duration of our wedding weekend. We had a suite, and threw a cocktail party that was catered by the Montbleu. The food was great, the room was big (but outdated), and their customer service was second to none. We felt like VIP's the whole time we were there, as did all of our guests. Their catering department is top notch, the food was tasty, and the personal service from their entire staff--front desk, bellmen, valet, catering, was superb.
Love, Love, LOVED The Chart House, their coordinator Whitney, and the food. They were so accomodating, helpful, and the service was great!! We were able to personalize our menu, and decorate the inside room as well as the outside patio/lawn. Everytime I called with a question Whitney was helpful, cheerful, and had great suggestions. To top it all off, we actually had amazing food to eat at our reception!! No boring rubber chicken served here...only delicious huge portions. Our guests were stuffed full by the end of the night! Highly recommend the Chart House for receptions that aren't super big...the downstairs doesn't hold more than 75 people (estimate). Plan your event to coincide with sunset and you will have an amazing backdrop to your wedding ceremony or reception.
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