I’m going to break my silence using Caryn and James’ wedding as an example. And it’s actually quite serious stuff this. Every week during the wedding season I get to travel to one or more venues for ‘da beeeg day.’ On the way there, I ‘get into the zone,’ motivating myself and making sure I’m darned-well good and ready to hit the road running. And it’s something I expect of every single supplier at a wedding. You see, we’re not the most important people at a wedding – the bride and groom are, followed by their parents, retinue and guests. So when I get to a wedding, my concentration is focused on getting what I do right. But at every wedding I also cast an eye at what the suppliers are doing and how they’re delivering on the promises they’ve made to the couple. And one of the suppliers I really enjoy watching is the venue. Are the staff courteous and polite to the couple, their guests (and other wedding suppliers). Is the food on time, is it presented beautifully, are the guests enjoying it? Are there enough ice cold refreshments on really hot days for guests to enjoy. You get the idea. I do this because I’m often asked what I think of venue x, or y or z by couples. And believe me, I shoot straight from the hip (sorry, dodgy pun)  – I’ll tell a couple exactly what I think of a venue. And yes, some venues should be put out of their misery for service that is way below par. But when you see and experience good, then boy it’s impressive stuff. And that is exactly what I experienced at the Vineyard Hotel. They went all out to ensure that Caryn and James’ wedding went off without a hitch. I absolutely could not find fault in one area whatsoever. And I can assure you, I heard a number of guests commenting on the food. And I’ll vouch for that too – it was quite simply, outstanding. Add it all up and the result was a superb day with everybody having an absolute ball. And when it came to the dancing part of the evening, whew, but the mom’s and dad’s at this wedding sure knew how to party on. Well done to the Vineyard Hotel, and Caryn and James, hats off to you guys for having a lot of people going ‘gee whiskers but this is good stuff.’ I hope you enjoy your photos guys!

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