Bryan Kaufman (one of the managers) was an EXCELLENT DJ. He played music for ages 23 to 80+ and everyone was happy. Their price was reasonable and the equipment was good. They have a very detailed system for collecting information on the type of music you want. I don't think other companies go through the same level of detail to make sure you are happy with the music.
They are the best. They only do photojournalism type photographs and therefore do not have a studio. The company is located in CA. They train and hire photograhers to take pictures the "bella" way. They find a local photographer who works for Bella. They take photos for Oprah and Tony Parker wedding to Eva Longario. The color in the pictures is amazing - nothing like anything we saw when shopping around. We were told that we would have paid 3x the price for the same quality with a local photographer.
They are excellent!!!. They do beautiful work for a good price. I provided them with a picture of a very expensive arch with flowers and Kathy recreated it for a fraction of the price. My flowers were so beautiful I did not want to throw them away. Kathy will do a "dry" run at her flowershop of the flowers. She will put together a couple of bouquets while you are there to see what you like.
We were given Reema's card by a florist. She was excellent. She quickly adapted to our wedding style and budget and jumped right in. We became best friends through the 6 months she worked with us. She said that no wedding has ever gone perfectly, and ours did. She knows all the local vendors and can make great deals for you. Her price was reasonable.
Zena is the banquet manager and she is fantastic. The Hilton only does 1 wedding a day so you have the whole hotel to yourself and all the help's focus is on your wedding. the planning is second to none. The hilton does a tasting for the reception that makes you feel that you are at a 5-star restaurant. The Chef is amazing. All of the guests were amazed at the food. The baker, Nick, did a fantastic job with our cake which was lemon with key lime filling and chocolate raspberry.
Our reception was on the 6th floor deck along the railing facing the ocean. What a fantastic view, and the appetizers were amazingly good. We had our own waiter, who brought us drinks while we were photographing on the beach and made sure we had appetizers and drinks during the reception.
Unfortunately the hair stylist that did my hair and the make up artist that did my makeup and others in the wedding party no longer work there.
The spa was great for a milk bath, massage and facial (Torrey) before the wedding.
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