All Occasions Limousine (Allocclimo.com 518-479-5466 or 1-888-327-2700)  Our friends at All Occasions Limousine have been providing a high quality service for customers throughout the capital district for years.  Owner Dan Plumley takes great pride in his service and ensures that every detail is taken care of on your Big Day.  From your initial call to your final drop off, you will be pampered and treated with respect.  You certainly can't go wrong with choosing All Occasions Limousine for all of your transportation needs   




Mike Garrasi (MusicManEntertainment.com, www.facebook.com/musicmanentertainment 518-842-4065) is a true professional in the music industry.  We recently had the pleasure to work with Mike for a wedding in which the bride and groom had chosen some unconventional wedding music.  We spoke to him before the reception started and we were very curious as to how he was going to be able to pull off what sounded to us like an impossible feat, yet he did an AMAZING JOB, he have all of the guess (and us) rocking the entire night.  We were completely and undeniably impressed not only because he was able to pull this off, but with his professionalism and low key approach.  Be sure to visit his website and reach out to him if you have any questions.


Birch hill (www.birchhillcatering.com    or   Bridget@birchhillcatering.com      518-732-4444).       

Birch Hill is a lovely 70 acre site just off the beaten path.  The location is perfect for that stunning outdoor wedding ceremony before moving inside to one of the two beautiful ballrooms.  The location is just a short trip from Albany so if you have never been to their location you owe it to yourself to give them a visit,  I promise that you ill find it well worth the trip.  I am sure Valerie and her staff will be more than happy to give you a tour of the location.  We have personally attended a relatives wedding at Birch hill and in addition to the lovely setting and scenic views, the food is excellent and the staff does an amazing job. This venue is sure to please, contact Valerie Or Bridget  for a tour of the location and be sure to check out their website for more details and photos of their location. 

Venues:

Beardslee Castle (www.beardsleecastle.com, 315-823-3000).  If you have never been to Beardslee Castle for a dinner, a murder mystery or a special event, you owe it to yourself to make the short trip (roughly an hour west of Albany) out there.  The castle was built in 1860 and has a very unique history and story behind it including two significant fires throughout the years and a a suicide by hanging within the castle....is the castle haunted??? find out for yourself.......  Either way the food is FANTASTIC, the atmosphere is very quaint for that special dinner (great place for an anniversary dinner)


We can tell you first hand that Lynn and her staff do an INCREDIBLE job with their wedding services.  During a recent wedding at Breadslee Castle, Lynn was incredibly calm and collected throughout the entire night, even though it was their second of back to back weddings that day.  For a very unique wedding venue that will surpass all of your expectations and give your guests a one of a kind experience contact Lynn for a tour of the location and be sure to check out their website for more details on the history of this awesome location. 

Face painting:

Premo Designs (www.premodesignsfacepaint.com, www.facebook.com/facepaintingbydebra, 518-952-1328), We had the pleasure to have our booth located right next to Debra and her daughter at the 2014 Mother's Day 5k.  I can tell you that we were shocked at the INCREDIBLE face paintings that Debra was able to do.  After eight or nine children visited our photo booth all painted up, we couldn't help but stare with amazement at the detail and design of each unique face painting.  If you are looking for unquestionable quality, a real ARTIST for your next children's event, you should look no further than Premo Designs, visit their website or give Debra a call, her talent is sure to amaze.


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My Experience

After 11 years as a Chauffer in the capital district, including service for roughly 600 weddings, I have worked closely with many of the areas wedding professionals and most are excellent in what they do.  While it has been a pleasure working with all, the following list are the experts which tend to stick out in my mind the most.  This in NO way should be a negative reflection on others and I am sure I am missing some tremendous people.  We will continue to add new names to this list as we see them from a new light going forward.

limousine Service:

After 11 years of working with Mike, Joe and the rest of the team over at Today's Limousine, I can assure you that their reliability, professionalism and customer care am among the best in the business 

Be sure to visit them @ www.todayslimo.com or call them at 518-452-4242

Photographers

Paul Saunders (PSPhotography.com, 518-642-2020) and I have work too many weddings together for me to count.  Each and EVERY time, Paul has been an exemplary professional in every way.  Paul seems to take more pictures than I thought possible and I can't imagine that he has ever missed a shot.  He is extremely passionate about his photography and takes great pride in ensuring that he gets to know each couple so that he can create a unique portfolio customized just for them.



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