Erica and Michael’s Wedding – Annapolis, MD
Services Provided: Photography, Cinematography, DJ and Emcee services, Wedding Planning and Day of Coordinating, Lighting & Decor, Photo Booth
My wife and I knew we were going to be doing the lion’s share of the planning for our daughter’s 2016 wedding since she and her fiancé were both serving in the Navy on the west coast. As two busy professional ourselves, we weren’t exactly sure how that was going to work out. Our initial steps walking around our first-ever bridal show in early 2015 didn’t help ease our concerns about working with the many vendors we’d need – music, event coordinator, lighting and setup, photography, and videography, among others…but then we met Tommy and Valerie from Tommy Gatz Entertainment.
We were immediately impressed by two things: both were impeccably dressed and incredibly professional in their presentation; and at the same time both were so personable and welcoming that we felt immediately at ease talking with them about our daughter’s upcoming wedding – at that point just over a year away. During that first conversation we learned that Tommy’s company offered almost all the services we wanted for our daughter’s special day. We were hooked.
During the next few planning meetings we learned something else. Tommy, Valerie, and the rest of the Tommy Gatz crew were as interested in getting to know us as we were in getting to know them. Our planning sessions usually ended with a wonderful chat about family, friends, and the things going on in all our lives – we knew this was becoming a special relationship, and we count Tommy and Valerie as friends to this day. We ultimately decided to have Tommy Gatz Entertainment provide most of the major services for the wedding – DJ, lighting and sound for both the ceremony and reception, an event coordinator who was familiar with the venue, photo booth, photography, videography, master of ceremonies – so many things included in one place, with only one main point of contact instead of several for all the individual services – what an amazing stress reliever! As we priced it out we also realized that we were actually saving money by going with Tommy Gatz for all these combined needs. In the end it was such a simple decision to contract with Tommy, and we never thought twice about it.
The day of the wedding was incredible – yes, for all the reasons you’d expect but also because Tommy, Valerie, and their entire crew of amazing professionals did everything humanly possible to make it a special day. From setup to ceremony to reception to conclusion it all flowed smoothly.
Part of that was the extraordinary amount of planning that had gone into it up to that point. The larger parts, though, were the Tommy Gatz crew’s exceptional attention to detail in everything they did, and their collective ability to adapt on the fly for all the deviations from the plan that occur during any large event. We attribute that to their complete professionalism but also, and perhaps more importantly, their intimate knowledge of what we were looking for on this special day due to all the personal conversations we had over the previous 13 months.
Their personal care didn’t stop when the event was over, either. Within short weeks we had hundreds of perfect photographs and a video capturing the essence of the day so perfectly that it moves us emotionally no matter how many times we watch it. We also have good friends in Tommy and Valerie, whom we know were as invested emotionally in the wedding as we were. We can’t imagine having done it any other way.
So, let us help you make an easy choice too…pick Tommy Gatz Entertainment for your special event. From start to finish, and even after, they will take care of your needs, they will listen to you, they will guide you, and they will be close and personal collaborators for whichever special event you have. You will save money, time, and stress, and they will prove to you over and over again that they so very much deserve the recognition they receive every year for being the absolute best in the business. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience with Tommy Gatz Entertainment and we would jump at any chance to work with this phenomenal outfit again. You don’t need to look any further for help with your special occasion!
Pat and Erik Anderson – parents of the bride