The landings St Lucia, Wedding (Terese & Alpha)
The video above shows Terese Clarke and Alpha Sowa, the young and energetic pair from the United Kingdom.They contacted us in search of a wedding DJ for their wedding at The Landings St lucia.
There was one problem, unfortunately for us.
The hotel does not allow outside DJ's into the resort. Furthermore, hotels have contracted vendors which they work with for years. Wedding planners and other vendors act as a team and are comfortable with working with each other. We totally understood.
However, the quality that you receive may or may not be the best.
But, Here's what happened next...
When I received the email on 17th of May 2016, I was hesitant to reply but as a norm I did immediately. Informing her of what we already know “The Hotel may suggest that you use their in-house DJ...” She responded by saying, "the hotel had suggested we use their on-site DJ, but we are keen to check out the DJ talent on the island. As I am sure you will agree, a good DJ at any event - can really make the night special.” We definitely agreed.
Judging from our raving reviews she knew that Soul O Bliss was the right company for her. She (Ms Clarke) had to cut a deal with the hotel and agreed to pay for every hour that we would be at the hotel.
What happens next is even more interesting...
I am now being considered to be the in-house DJ for The Landings Resort & Spa. The work I did for Terese and Alpha was so impressive that I could be the hotel’s on-call DJ.
How did I do that?
Night before the wedding I received a WhatsApp text. The couple wanted to know if I could also be their emcee. Their appointed emcee had bailed out. Always willing to assist my clients in whichever way possible, I did not hesitate. You should also know that I am not an emcee, but I have done it quite a number of times due to last-minute drop-outs by other emcees. Nonetheless, with my level of confidence, I got a clap from the hotel’s wedding planner and a “good job” as well.
What else did we help with?
Tours & Airport Transfers also provided
Our team was also instrumental in planning the wedding from the get-go. Being the ones responsible for organizing and contracting the wedding taxi. We worked with Symeon’s Taxi Services. They did a fantastic job. Simeon's Taxi picked up from the airport in air-conditioned comfort along with complimentary drinks and a few view stops. On the big day all the guest were transported from their residing hotels to the wedding ceremony and reception.We believe that it is a great idea to organize such transportation for your attending guests because no one should drink and drive.
Terese and Alpha’s guests stayed a week on island and were offered our tours which a few enjoyed.
Terese's Uncle was very satisfied with the service that he received. He said and I quote“... it was a pleasure for myself and Caroline (his wife) to use your taxi service. We enjoyed the experience & would definitely recommend it to our friends & family.The lunch you afforded us was a delight. Thanks so much for that. The experience was made all the more special by our driver Romanus (our tour guide)”
On the final day, guests were transported safely back to the airport to head home.
Capturing Terese & Alpha's Wedding
They loved the photographer we chose
Soul O Bliss booked the best wedding photographer on the island, Daniel Marcion, from Belle Portwe. Daniel works with his “other half” as he says, as Wedding belle photography. They one of the most accomplished destination wedding photographers on the island. Daniel’s work is not just photography but each is a masterpiece in it’s own rights. He uses mostly natural lighting and spontaneous shots to capture every moment.
What about the wedding video
Capturing moments would not be complete without a patiently captured wedding video. After going through lots of options to choose from they chose Eden Gervais. Eden's work looks “not rushed” she mentioned.His portfolio is quite impressive.
How do we know that they were satisfied with our service?
After all, the client left a beautiful review for us on weddingwire.com
We would highly recommend Soul O Bliss if anyone is thinking of having a destination wedding in St Lucia, Caribbean! Romanus and his team of professionals provide a quality service which we found to be excellent value for money. My husband and I married in St Lucia in February 2017 and liaise with Romanus throughout 2016 via email and WhatsApp. We booked our DJ (Romanus), the videographer and photographer through Soul O Bliss and in addition we booked wedding day transportation and some airport transfers with this company.
We were extremely pleased with Romanus' professional and flexible approach - he even agreed to be our master of ceremony the night before the wedding and he did an excellent job! If you are looking for a memorable wedding day, definitely consider Soul O Bliss.
Thank you Terese and Alpha for making us part of your wedding day.