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Catherine and Howard

Catherine and Howard

Catherine and Howard
Paris Area, France
Jewish Ceremony

February 18th 2007

 

Dear Ms. Caroline Berthe,
 
Our wedding was truly a fairy tale.  The grandeur of the chateau took away our (and our guests') breaths throughout the wedding weekend, and despite being planning taking place on both sides of the Atlantic, everything went seamlessly.
 
Working with Caroline was fun, professional, organized and easy.  From the beginning brainstorming discussion, she was thoughtful and experienced enough to know what issues needed to be addressed and in what order.  Communication was constant, and we are confident that she was always working in our best interests when communicating with the variety of vendors.  She also knew when to "shop around" for various services (i.e. rehearsal dinner restaurants, wine experts for tasting event), and when to give us one single (tried) option (i.e. band).
 
Only for the sake of giving some constructive criticism, there were a couple (minor - and not at all 'game-changing') glitches along the way.  The first is the costs we hadn't thought about. They weren't large in the scheme of things, specifically, meals for everyone contributing to our events (drivers of vans, photographers, musicians, etc) and shipping of photo album to us back in the States. Secondly, while all the preparations for the big weekend were well handled, we would have preferred that our coordinator be more visible during the weekend.  I know she was very busy behind-the scenes making everything (food, flowers, music, etc.) run smoothly. Again, these were extremely minor in the grand scheme of our fairy tale and haven't been thought considered since.
 
All in all, I adored working with Caroline Berthe, and would recommend her services to anyone.  I keep waking up wondering if the entire experience was in fact just a dream.  If so, it was a perfect dream.
 
Thanks so much for all of your hard work, Caroline.  We loved every minute of our Blue River Chateau experience!!
 
Cate and Howie