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Camerata Filarmonica
San Juan,
Bands/Live Entertainment

i had the pleasure of working with Lilliana, a violinist with camerata filarmonica. she was so helpful - assisting me in song selections and making perfect recommendations to meet my requests. we had decided on a violin and cello combination, and they had a special arrangement made of the song i wanted to walk down the aisle to.

on thursday before my saturday wedding, an unavoidable conflict arose - preventing lilliana from being able to play for our wedding. before telling me that she would be unable to be there, she had already hired her replacement and provided him all of my instructions and requests for the day. she worked with him personally to ensure it would be absolutely seamless -- and it was.

the musicians were amazing and everyone loved the music - we used them for the ceremony as well as the cocktail hour, and it was perfect.


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dj rockhand
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
DJs

dj rockhand and Keyla were an absolute joy to work with. Very prompt, very patient and very professional! They were always accessible and able to answer any questions we had during the selection and booking process. They were able to accommodate changes (adding sound and mic for our outdoor ceremony) – and even took a last minute song request from me that I remembered while I was having my hair and make up done the day of the wedding!

We submitted our songs via spotify playlists – they had everything exactly as we wanted it. dj rockhand was amazing – we had a small but committed group of dancers and he made sure they stayed dancing up through the last song of the night. He read our crowd, worked in guest requests, and was an absolute master at mixing song after song.

Do not hesitate to book dj rockhand – he will make sure everything is exactly as you want it and that your guests will dance all night!


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elum designs
Oakdale, NY
Invitations

i had my heart set on letterpress invitations, but after pricing several out, we decided it just wouldn't work with our budget. :o( we ordered other invitations -- and hated them. i was back on the invitation search.

i happened on the umi line by elum designs and fell in LOVE. actually, i became a bit obsessed with my design... i spent weeks trying to find something else, something similar, something good enough. i couldn't get them out of my head. finally, my fiance said "we are getting married once. get the ones you want."

A B S O L U T E L Y A MA Z I N G. our invitations were beyond my wildest dreams. the quality is exceptional and we have had comments from everyone about how gorgeous / elegant / sophisticated / perfect the invitations are.

i firmly believe this is one of the best investments we made in the wedding.


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vera wang
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Wedding Fashion

does anyone really need to recommend vera wang?? ;o)

i never imagined that i would be fortunate enough to marry such an amazing man - AND get to do it iin a stunning vera wang gown!

the dress is simply phenomenal and worth every penny. the design, construction, every detail - perfect.

you may only do this once -- SPLURGE.


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Cory Casterton
San Juan,
Officiants

Cory and his wife Carmen are absolutely lovely, genuinely kind people. I had read reviews on wedding wire, but when my wedding planner also recommended Cory I decided to move forward. I felt my anxiety dissipating as soon as we began talking on the phone.

We never would have been able to navigate the paperwork process without Cory and Carmen - my fiance and I are both educated, detail-oriented people... and believe me - we would not have been able to do this critical part without them. i cannot recommend strongly enough that you take advantage of their full services - which includes them taking you to the government offices and walking you through the entire process. i cannot imagine what would have happened had we tried to navigate that on our own!

Cory was also very kind (and patient!) in working with us on our ceremony. My fiance and I had spent a considerable amount of time, thought and energy on creating our ceremony. From the welcome to the presentation of the newlyweds -- we had literally written the entire thing. Although it was clearly a bit out of his comfort zone, Cory was open and helpful. We went through the document line by line -- and worked together to be sure that he was comfortable with the words and meanings, and that we were comfortable with adjustments. We were able to identify sections for him to make more 'his own' without sacrificing the meaning or importance. He was very careful to note the areas that we requested specific wording -- and our guests truly loved the result!

i absolutely recommend Cory and Carmen without any hesitation to destination or local brides!!


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SIOD
San Juan,
Decorations

Gadiel is such a talented designer. He signed on to my wedding basically at the last minute - and pulled together all the details so beautifully. I was planning from long distance, so initially all he had to go on were my descriptions, a few sketches, and some images. He needed very little clarification - and completely understood what I wanted.

Some poor planning and scheduling conflicts on my part made me MISS our table presentation meeting a couple of days prior to the wedding - which sent me into a complete panic. He forwarded me pictures of what he had put together ... and on the day of the wedding it could not have been more perfect.


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Javier Moreno
San Juan,
Wedding Day Beauty

i do not have the words to recommend Javier highly enough. he is simply amazing at what he does. without particularly clear direction from me, he was able to create the most amazing hair and make up for my wedding day. absolutely stunning. guests said i looked like a movie star -- and i can assure you the credit goes to Javier!

he was on time - and very nice to me, although i was about 30 minutes late for my trial!

on my wedding day he made my mom and i absolutely glow. our wedding was outdoors, dinner and dancing indoors for hours after that -- and all i ever did was add lip gloss after dinner. he is pure magic and a beautiful person!


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paul pape designs
San Juan,
Bands/Live Entertainment

u n b e l i e v a b l e ! !

i commissioned a couples carbonite as a surprise gift for my husband on our wedding day. my husband is a huuuge star wars geek and i knew he would flip over this.

i worked with paul via email -- he was so helpful and so quick to respond. i had waited until the last minute, and paul saved me by creating this in just a couple of days! i sent a few pics, one of me in my wedding dress... and what he made is simply amazing. the detail and likeness is unreal.

needless to say, my husband was over the moon with the gift -- and ran around the entire reception showing it to everyone he could find.

i'm already thinking of what i can get from paul next!!


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