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Costa Mesa Wedding Services

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Desert Rose Photography
4.9
from 164 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 357 hires on Thumbtack
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Diana B.
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Will was incredible! We hired him for my small, last minute destination wedding on the beach. He arrived at our rental home early to take the 'getting ready' photos. Being from out of town, we had an idea of what spot on the beach we wanted to use but Will knew it wouldn't work and suggested an alternative location and offered to lead our party there. It was a perfect spot! He was friendly, knowledgeable, and patient (we had a special needs child with us), and had everyone's full trust from the get go. If I'm ever in the area for a special event again I would be delighted to have him there. Start to finish, my experience with Desert Rose Photography was truly wonderful.

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Brad Zangwill Photography
4.8
from 131 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 281 hires on Thumbtack
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Kathy M.
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Brad Zangwill and staff are by far the most amazing photographers ever--would Never have photography done with anyone else. This project was our wedding. Of course we wanted everything perfect--and it was. Brad shows such enthusiasm, creativity, and sensitivity to what we wanted. He suggested things I didn't even think to do. He was so very easy to get a hold of--always responding back to me--Same Day!! He was always on time. The quality of the pictures were outstanding, all at reasonable cost, and he is just one easy man to work with. Because he kept his cost down, I was able to include other things--like a little interview of us that he showed at the wedding before the ceremony started. People really loved that! No need to look further--he is your man!! I am happy to recommend him and would be happy to speak with anyone individually as well...just call. 909-240-9211--kathy

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  • 6 years in business
  • 235 hires on Thumbtack
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Kelly F.
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Joel and his team were great! Nothing but rave reviews from my wedding last weekend. He helped us with DJing, lighting, and also brought a photo booth. Huge success. Thank you Joel for everything, especially ending the night with Piano Man, culminating with a crowd of around 100 people forming a hug circle around my husband and I and then group hugging at the end. I wish I could do it all over again!

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  • 13 years in business
  • 299 hires on Thumbtack
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Cortney T.
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I got a lighting package for my wedding and it made all the difference! Well worth the additional cost and dj Charlie was so easy to work with and went above and beyond to make the venue look it's best!

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Nona_Photography
4.9
from 116 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 240 hires on Thumbtack
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Sara M.
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Nona has a 5 star personality, 5 star customer service, 5 star skills and 5 stars won't do justice to the experience we have had with her. We had her at our small and intimate wedding ceremony and reception at a restaurant, and she did wonders!! We highly recommend her.

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Party Finesse
4.8
from 103 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 238 hires on Thumbtack
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Mike C.
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This company is fantastic. We hired them for photography last weekend for our wedding and all images back the same week. we were stunned at the amazing creativity and clarity. We loved all the special effects. Steve was nice to our guests and was always up getting all the shots. we will be recommending moondance to our friends having events coming up. great job A+

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  • 8 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
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Judy R.
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Wedding Reception at my brother's home 8/1/15. Approximately 80 to 100 people. Couldn't have been happier!!! Overall rating "5" !!!!! Met with them and sampled food prior to booking event. They were very organized and on top of everything. Plus they are about the nicest people with the biggest smiles and great attitudes. They are there to please and they succeed!!!! Quality of food - excellent, I mean really good! Menu - they totally created the menu based on our request. It was perfect and our guests all commented on how good the food was. They were there working so hard, but one hardly noticed them. They were not a distraction at all and asked all the questions prior, so weren't always tracking me down to ask/find something. Service - They provided servers and they went over and above our expectations. Clean up - They cooked the food fresh (yes, I did say Fresh!!) at our venue, and left the place in immaculate condition. Costs - Very fair, and again exceeded our expectations in value vs cost. ALSO - they baked', decorated delivered and set up the cake. It was the best wedding cakes I have ever had - and again, many quests commented on how good it was. I cannot say enough good about them Boris and Carolina are so professional and good at what they do. They deliver over and above what they say and we would highly recommend them!!! They have our phone number, and if you would like to talk with us as a reference, I have told them it is okay to have customers call us.

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Joe Chung Photography
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 171 hires on Thumbtack
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Nichole S.
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Joe and his assistant handled our photography needs for our very large outdoor wedding about a week ago. We were able to review the photos very soon after, the pictures are absolutely gorgeous even prior to being edited! The majority of the time we didn't even realize they were there, running around capturing beautiful candid moments that resulted in special and unique memories we will cherish forever. We highly recommend him for anyone looking for quality pictures for any event and can't thank him enough!

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Danielle Penn Photography
5.0
from 77 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
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Andrea C.
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Danielle was our wedding photographer for our April 10th wedding. She was amazing! She was very easy to work with and very personalable. Very easy to get along with personality. I felt very comfortable around her and she was really good at directing us for different positions for pictures. You could tell she loves what she does. Her passion really comes out in her work. She also loved my picture ideas that I suggested as well. She really captured the moment for us. Can't wait to see all the pictures! I would be excited to use her again for a future!!

DjVic/Universal Sounds
4.8
from 74 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
Audrey H.
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We are so happy that we hired Dj Vic. He was the best! He met all of our expectations and more! He made sure we were happy throughout the night. Our wedding was so much more memorable because of his music. We will forever be grateful for Dj Vic!

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ROF Industries Inc.
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
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Melissa G.
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Nicole and her husband photographed our wedding and we couldn't be happier! They are so nice and professional. They listened to what type of photos we wanted and took a wide variety of pictures. They captured the moments perfectly and really took it to the next level with the posed photos I asked them for that we took in a separate location from the ceremony and reception itself. One of the most important things to me was to get some pictures that were very unique and highly stylized (not typical wedding photos). They really came through for us and delivered exactly what I wanted as well as taking fantastic wedding pictures that tell the whole story of our day from start to finish. The last thing I'd like to say about them is that they were so great to work with. During all the commotion and stress leading up to and during the day itself, it was important to me to work with people who are truly nice people as well as talented at what they do. 100% professional. I would highly recommend them!!

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Keconi Studio
4.9
from 61 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
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Eric V.
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Overall a great experience with Sean. Sean is a pro and does very good work, was at our wedding on time and worked all day and night. The only thing was that it took him a bit longer than he mentioned to get us our video back but when it arrived it was worth the wait it was very well done. I would recommend Sean Te for any video needs.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
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David D.
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We needed an aerial drone photographer for a wedding we were filming and Joe came in and got great aerial shots of the wedding ceremony. He is professional and easy going. We hope to work with him again!

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DJ Jimmy Jam
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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Joseph J.
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Jimmy jam did his thing and is professional and takes pride in what he does. If I had to do it over again I would use him in a heartbeat. You can not beat his rates or professionalism. Had a great wedding and glad he was a part of it!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
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Simon P.
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On short notice Steven provided us a wonderful video to remember and share our wedding day.

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Makeup by RUBA
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
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Nancy S.
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She’s the beat!!! Beside being very professional, she’s veery kind and sweet, you feel very comfortable with her. Everyone loved my makeup, she gave me the exact look I always wanted as a bride.. thank you for making my wedding day SO special :)

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Jess Young Images
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
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Dailene K.
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I am happy to have the opportunity to say that "I am very thankful that I hired Jess Young to photograph my daughter's 👰🏻 wedding. My daughter loves her pictures. Jess captured beautiful moments and took many pictures to ensure that we were very happy 😊 with the memories. I would recommend her to everyone I know.

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DJ Forgi Entertainment
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
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Zachary G.
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Wow!! We hired DJ Forgot the day before our wedding because our previous DJ cancelled on us. It was a very stressful situation, as you can imagine, and DJ Forgi came through shining for our big day! He brought the music and lighting and had all the music choices that we had for events like the cake cutting and dances that we wanted. I was absolutely beyond impressed by his professionalism, his responsiveness to our crowd and especially his ability to accommodate our event and make it the celebration that my wife and I had always dreamed of. Thank you so much!! If you need a DJ for any event I'd absolutely recommend DJ Forgi!!

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Beauty by Miss O
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Aurora S.
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She listened to how my daughter wanted her make up done. The finish product I was happy with. We would love to work with her again

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Patty's mobile hair styling
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Terri L.
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Everything about Patty is amazing. She did my hair and makeup in a parking lot for my engagement pictures with less than a hour to do it. Not only did she finished before the hour but she super amazing. I already hired and paid for my wedding day make up but if my bridesmaids don't use her I may hire her to hang out at my wedding to make sure I look prefect all day because I liked her so much.

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Hermosa Grace Events
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Sonya A.
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Shannan is awesome and did everything she could to make my event perfect! Her quality of tables, chairs and linens are awesome! I definitely recommend her!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a videographer and what do they do?

A videographer professionally films weddings and other events and edits the footage to create film keepsakes or marketing materials for their clients. Wedding videographers record all the key elements of your wedding day, ceremony and reception, and then edit the hours of film during post-production to make a wedding video, social media highlight reels, and any other film features you choose. Wedding videography captures, in live action, your vows, the cake-cutting, the first dance, reception toasts, the decor, the guests and all the details of your day. Many wedding videographers also interview guests (based on an interview list provided by the couple) and incorporate the recorded responses into the wedding video. Event videography typically costs less than wedding videography, as events are shorter with less detail. The national average cost for event videography is $500-$760, while the national average cost for wedding videography is $990-$1,260. A videographer usually does not need to be licensed, but it is important to confirm they have insurance and good standing in the business community, as well as good client reviews. A great majority of the work happens during post-production. The pros watch and blend together the hours of footage they took (sometimes from multiple cameras) to capture the story of your wedding day or event.

What is a wedding planner?

A wedding planner is a professional service provider whose job it is to organize and execute all the details of a couple’s wedding. A wedding planner can be contracted at any stage in the wedding planning process to help to any degree the couple is willing to pay for. Wedding planning is similar to event planning in that a planning team handles the coordination of multiple wedding elements including catering, venue, guests, entertainment, decor, transportation and more. Anyone who has ever been involved in a wedding can confirm that wedding planning is hard work. Experience brings wisdom when it comes to avoiding or resolving day-of challenges. There is no legal regulatory body that oversees or certifies wedding planning as an industry. Anyone who chooses can call themselves a wedding planner. When looking for a wedding planner, be sure to read reviews, and make smart hiring decisions by asking about licenses and insurance.

How do you choose a wedding videographer?

A wedding videographer will create a lifetime memory for you from edited video footage of your wedding day, ceremony and reception. Choosing a wedding videographer starts with looking online at portfolios of their past work. There’s no need to talk to anyone unless you love what you see. Next, make sure they have good reviews and past client experience; don’t be shy about asking for references if there aren’t any posted online. When you find someone who has a style you love, ask if they are available on your wedding day. If so, it’s time to talk pricing. Be clear about your maximum budget, and ask what kind of packages they offer. Pricing will depend on the number of crew needed for filming, the hours they are required to be onsite, post-production editing, and the length of the final product. Talk with several wedding videographers to get a feel for what prices are like in your region. Nationally, the average cost for wedding videography ranges between $990 and $1,260 per event. Once you agree on a product and have a plan, get everything in a written and signed contract. Clearly state the details of what is expected for your wedding day and from the final product. Be prepared to pay a deposit to reserve their services for the day, then pay the remainder upon receiving the video.

How much does it cost for a photographer for a wedding?

Finding the right wedding photographer can make a big difference for your ceremony. Nationally, the average wedding photographer’s price ranges from $800 to $1,000, but costs can be much higher in areas like Chicago, New York or Los Angeles where some couples spend $2,000 to $5,000 or more for the photographer they want. Factors that can affect your wedding photographer prices include the photographer’s reputation and experience. Heavy hitters can command top rates, especially during wedding-season weekends. Day of the week also affects your cost. You may get a $200 discount on wedding photographer prices if you get married on a Friday in November rather than a Saturday in June. Time onsite is also an important cost factor. Hiring a photographer to snap photos from the moment you wake up until after last call at the reception is going to cost more than five hours of pictures during the day. Multiple photographers, special lighting, and videography will also increase your costs. Ultimately you want to find someone who has a style you love and can provide the number of edited shots you want for a price you can handle. Learn more about hiring a wedding photographer.

What should you ask your wedding videographer before hiring?

Finding the perfect wedding videographer doesn’t have to be stressful. Asking a few key questions upfront will help you find the right fit for your big day. Before talking with wedding videographers, research their work online. Look at their websites, business profiles and social media, and see what their finished wedding videos look like. If the style fits what you’re envisioning, it’s time to reach out. During initial contact, make sure you get along with the person. This is important since they’ll be interacting with you and your guests.

Your first question should be about their availability; there’s no point in going further if they’re booked on your wedding day. Ask to see references if they’re not readily available online. Next, it’s time to talk about money. Ask how they determine rates or what kind of packages they offer. When you settle on a rate and the services you want, make sure to have a written contract that outlines everything, including cost, length of time they film, what post-production will include, and when you can expect to receive the edited project.

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