Wedding Vendors Discounts

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Harpist on Long Island Offers Discounts

Janet King is a well-known and respected harpist on Long Island and in the New York Metropolitan area. I'm glad to recommend her to you here, and she is happy to extend a 10% discount for my couples who found here here. Give her a call (516 671 4519) if you're looking for this kind of music for your wedding.  Harpist Janet King




Thursday, December 29, 2011

Big Band, Sextet, Quartet, etc. Discounts

I remember being very impressed with Jerry Costanzo and his musicians when we did a wedding together. He sings in the style of Sinatra, Nat Cole, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Michael Buble etc., and also works with DJs to do dinner shows during receptions. (He's one of only a few people that can really pull this off - see the artcle linked below.)  I asked him if he could give couples I'm marrying a discount, and he said yes:

Here are some typical packages for a 4 hour wedding reception. I'll offer a 15% discount and include solo piano/keyboard for cocktail hour, plus a light DJ service during band breaks. (These rates are for Long Island only.)

The Jerry Costanzo 17-piece Big Band Orchestra (5 sax, 4 trombone, 4 trumpet, piano, bass, drums, myself vocal) $10,000

The Jerry Costanzo 9-piece Orchestra (3 sax, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, drums, vocal) $5250

The Jerry Costanzo Sextet (sax, trumpet, piano or guitar, bass, drums, vocal) $3500

Quintet-(sax, piano or guitar, bass, drums, vocal) $3000

Quartet-(piano or guitar, bass, drums, vocal) $2500

(I don't receive any kind of fee from Jerry. My goal is just to provide you - the couples I'm marrying - with really quality vendors for your wedding.)


There are very few masters of music that can pull off the greatness of jazz swingers from the early years like Jerry Costanzo can. He is an absolute wonder with a beautiful voice that will transport you back into the era when big band jazz was all the rage.

He was brought up in a musically inclined Italian family in New York. He had many jobs, such as personal driver for Al Pacino, before realizing that music was his true career calling. He said that he knew that being a musician was what he was meant to do when he had pretty much failed at everything else. I say, that it’s a great thing because he is a pure musical genius and sings with such devotion and passion for the swing jazz style.

Times Square was able to have a great chat with him about his life, his music, and his upcoming show in New York.



Jerry Costanzo



Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sasha Felix Photography Discount Offer

I worked with Sasha only once so far, but I took an instant liking to her, and was very impressed with the way she interacted with the couple, the way she worked, and (later) with her portfolio. You can see her work from that day elsewhere on my website, and in my blog about the Central Park wedding we did together.

Here is the discount she’s making available to my couples:

My package: $2000 for 8 hours of shooting, a second shooter, DVD of high resolution images and online gallery. Discounted 20% and I can include a Engagement shoot. (I don't receive any kind of fee from her. My goal is just to provide you - the couples I'm marrying - with really quality vendors for your wedding.)

And here’s how she describes her passion and approach: "I have a passion for storytelling – may it be, weddings, engagements elopement ceremonies or lifestyle. I love to photograph people’s important moments in a creative, fun and timeless way. I put my heart into my work, and it has always felt like an immense privilege to be a part of such personal occasions.

"My background is in fine art and fashion photography. As an artist I am inspired by details, and I strive to make an image as unique as the people in it.

"I am available for travel worldwide. I am also available for editorial work."





Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Clairmont Strings Ensemble Discount

Years ago I did a wedding where Clairmont Strings and Ensembles provided the music. I think one of my former brides was one of the musicians. (Yep, small world.) Anyway, they were great, and recently I approached them to see if they would offer my couples a discount on their services. Vivian Penham got back to me to say that they would be happy to offer a 15% discount to my couples who contact them. (I'm not receiving a fee for this.) They don't have a website right now, so you'll have to check them out the old fashioned way - email - or if you really want to go retro, the telephone. (I don't receive any kind of fee from Vivian. My goal is just to provide you - the couples I'm marrying - with really quality vendors for your wedding.)

Musicians of The Claremont Strings Ensemble have performed collectively at Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and throughout the Northeast, playing a diverse range of symphonic and chamber music, eclectic jazz, and gypsy swing. Wadsworth Strings, emanating from the Washington Heights area, is a division of Claremont Strings, founded by Vivian Penham, a graduate of the Juilliard School and Columbia University.

Vivian Penham (Cello) A graduate of the Juilliard School and Columbia University, studies with Ardyth Alton and Lorne Munroe. Freelancing in the NY area, she plays with the New England Symphonic Ensemble, Scandia Symphony, and American Symphony. In addition, she is a Goethe Institute scholarship recipient. Other artistic activities include touring with The Mantovani Orchestra, Phantom of the Opera, and the Southwest Florida Symphony. In addition she is the founder of Claremont strings and ensemble, which has performed regionally presenting unique interpretations of old masters and Music in Urban spaces under the auspices of HAI.

Vivian Penham
Cellist and ensemble leader
Claremont strings and ensembles
Tel . 212 663-4373





Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Carlos Castillo Photography Discount Offer


I've written about Carlos Castillo photography elsewhere on this site, and some of the photos from the wedding we did together in Manhattan are also here. He offered to give a discount to couples that I'm marrying, and I wanted to make the details available for your consideration. Here they are:



... starts at $1,800 for 8 hours, 2 photographers, web gallery, and all high-resolution images on a DVD. We can offer a 15% discount and a free engagement photoshoot.



... includes a 2 hour package for $400 with a web gallery and high resolution images on a dvd. This is a discount of $100. off the usual price. (I don't receive any kind of fee from Carlos. My goal is just to provide you - the couples I'm marrying - with really quality vendors for your wedding.)



Pastor Bill serves families in the Greater New York area including Long Island (Nassau County and Suffolk County), Queens, Brooklyn, New York City (Manhattan), and Westchester County. If you’re thinking of using a Judge for your wedding, or a Justice of the Peace – or if you’re thinking of going to city hall for your wedding – or perhaps you’re working on a last minute wedding plan – in any case, Pastor Bill would love to speak with you. Pastor Bill is also available for families that have suffered the loss of a loved one and are planning a funeral.

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