So 2014 is under way, and before we hit the busy wedding season here in Montreal, I want to share my second annual Montreal Wedding Love List!
As a wedding DJ in Montreal I get to work with some really great wedding professionals!
I would like to share the love with some of the great Montreal wedding pro’s my team and myself have worked with in 2013. Consider this part of our referral list, I highly recommend everyone on here.
To recap, how do these people make my list? Here is my criteria:
- I have worked with them on a wedding in the past
- They are a team player, easy to work with
- They care about their clients, and are passionate about what they do
- They do great work!
- They are just plain awesome!
Here is our 2014 Love List!
Photography by Jennifer Pontarelli
Jennifer is great to work with! And I must say probably the best dressed photographer in Montreal! Jennifer really makes you feel comfortable when she’s taking your pictures too. Check out her website: photographybyjenniferp.ca.
Victoria loves to tell a story through her pictures! She is great to work with and an amazing photographer too! One of the things that always impresses me about her work is the photo album; she has some of the nicest I’ve seen! Visit her website www.creativeperspectives.ca.
Every year I work with Monique from Studio Iris at least once or twice! Monique is an award winning photographer, and takes pictures that are stunning.
Mark and James make movie-like videos without all the cranes and a 5-man crew following you around. They are down to earth and real team players when it comes to working with them at the reception. Watch some of the amazing work here: villaviewcinema.com.
Hello I Make Films
I have worked with Jesse many times over the past couple of years, and each time I am impressed with his work! You can see his films on his website: helloimakefilms.com.
Riviera Receptions & Congrès
The Riviera is still my favorite Montreal wedding venue by far! Why? The staff there is experienced, the food is always fresh, and the venue is immaculate! Visit their website or call Frank S. at 514-355-5555. The Riviera is located at 7600, boul Henri-Bourassa E, Montreal.
One of three managed by Groupe Madison, Le Madison is a fantastic venue in Montreal. Experienced staff, high end decor throughout the entire venue, and very chic! Le Madison is located at 8750 Boul. Provencher, Saint-Léonard, Qc H1R 3N7. Phone: 514.374.7428, lemadison.com.
Auberge Des Gallant (Phoenix Banquet Hall)
Those looking for a quieter, more intimate setting for their reception will love this venue in Rigaud! In particular the newly built Phoenix hall is the perfect mix of modern and classic country style. The staff is great, food is superb, and you can’t beat the natural beauty of the forests in the winter or summer! Visit them online: www.gallant.qc.ca. Their address is 1171, ch. St-Henri, Ste-Marthe, Québec, J0P 1W0.
La Jamaique and La Toundra (Parc Jean Drapeau)
These two venues are located right on the F1 race track here in Montreal. They are essentially blank canvas’ for you to build your dream wedding with! Did you know there is also a Beach Chalet on the island to rent as well! Have a look at all the info here: www.parcjeandrapeau.com/venues.
Invitations and Decor
A Timeless Celebration
Caryn offers a wide range of wedding invitations that are fully customizable, and great quality too. She also offers wedding decor, we particularly love what she can do with feathers for your centerpieces! All her products are online here: www.atimelesscelebration.com.
Francis and his wife Chris have found a way to introduce some new, modern and chic decor and design ideas over the past few years to the Montreal wedding scene. Here is their website: baccinoevents.com.
Joe Amar Bar Service (JABS)
Ever wonder what to do when you rent a venue that needs bar service? JABS offers a full range of bar services and bartenders. Their professional mixologists conjure up some of the tastiest drinks I’ve ever had!
People sometimes ask me why do I recommend other DJs? It’s simple, we can’t DJ every wedding! When we are already booked, I refer clients to another DJ, but I only refer them to DJs who have the same values as I do and who provide the same level of service too.
Yvan and Tommy are a great team, and love what they do as much as my team and I do. They listen to their clients and provide personalized service. Have a look at their website.
DJ Shane Oliveira
Shane and I have been friends for many years. Like us, Shane cares about his clients and will do what it takes to make it their special day. Check out his website.
That wraps up our 2014 Love list! Of course there are so many more great vendors we have worked with over the years, these are just some of our personal favorites! Who are your favorite vendors, let us know in the comments! Read our 2013 Love List too!