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Ambula246
Wedding: 10/22/2011

Blu Couture is simply the best. They are great to work with; before, during and after the wedding. Their work is exceptional-definitely worth the money. The wedding video they made is a great way for me and my husband to continue enjoying the day that we spent so much time planning for! The wedding goes by so fast, that having a video of the day, with Blu Couture's artistic edge, is priceless so that memories are not forgotten! I was really sad when the wedding day was over, but having the video to look forward to helped:) I wouln't have chosen anyone else! They are amazingly talented!

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Jacmac0321
Wedding: 11/6/2010

Marty and Mandie at Blu Couture Wedding Films are both incredibly skilled artists and first tier professionals. While preparing for our wedding day, they truly got to know us -- both as individuals and as a couple. They took a special interest in hearing our story and bringing it to life through film. They also got to know our families and loved ones.

The work they produced was creative and beautiful but always maintained the honesty and integrity of the day. They were accommodating and flexible and always willing to go the extra mile to catch some really special moments.

We cherish the films they created for us and have enjoyed sharing them with family and friends. Their capturing the day on film -- hearing the voices and seeing the expressions -- added value to our memory of the experience in a way much different than any other vendor. We would recommend them to any couple getting married.

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PhebeSWed37850
Wedding: 4/2/2011
Could not be happier! posted 6/14/2011

Mandie and Marty sure know what they're doing. They kind of had me at hello. No, really. I saw some of their work online and was excited that they would be putting together our wedding film. They did something for our event... they seemed to just capture what's really going on and even the smaller things that you might not have noticed (especially because the day goes by so fast)! I remember being so exhausted after all the decision making I had to do and even after the wedding when I needed to get a music selection to them, I just didn't have it in me to make even one more decision so I, even being a MUSICIAN, totally left it in their hands because I trust their taste that much. When they chose the perfect song that I hadn't even heard of before, you might assume that I was surprised but I wasn't. They had been hitting home runs since the first phone conversation. They are both so warm, very professional, super creative, hard working and seem to even enjoy going above and beyond; like Marty... he got up at 5 am to capture a sunrise of my city so he'd have a nice opening sequence in our film... and it's really beautiful. That was an extra. We hadn't discussed that as being part of the deal.

I just can't imagine how we could be any happier with their work. Our friends and family who've seen the trailer to our wedding were just floored. We've gotten so many compliments on it, I've lost track.

Being that the wedding film is really what will most effectively capture a wedding day and the movement within it, mess up whatever else you will... but don't mess up the wedding film! You've got my recommendation. Hands down, hire Blu Couture!!

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Wedding: 7/26/2008
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Don't say I didn't warn you posted 12/18/2014

This guy dodged us for years. I wish I could give him zero stars. You should also check out ripoff report too there are others he has done this too. His old company before Blu Couture was called Dreamscope. If you're interested you can watch videos of him on youtube - traveling and doing fun things with your money. Marty is not a nice person and shouldn't be trusted with such a once in a lifetime memory.

We got married in 2008 and we didn't receive footage from our wedding day until 2010. None of the video used to shoot me (the groom) had sound...NONE! Don't fall for this guy, you'll be truly disappointed with the end product if you even get one. I have emails backing up my claims as well with repeated follow up.

Here's one of his excuse emails from late 2009. Keep in mind we were married in July 2008. We actually thought we were going to get something. We might as well have made a donation to a charity rather than spend $4000 on promises and excuses.

From: Marty Grusznis [email protected]
To: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Date: 09/24/2009 07:21 PM
Subject: your wedding video!!!!!!
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Ok Guys,

So I know you probably hate me and I know my communication completely sucks! If you can trust or believe me even a little bit then I want you to know that I am sincerely sorry. I know that everyone goes through tough times and that shouldn't be an excuse, especially when dealing with precious memories such as a wedding. I shut down and didn't talk to anyone - family, friends, (parents included) and people like you.

Again, I am very sorry!!!!

The good news is this - I woke up, shook myself up, down, and all around (I know that sounds silly). And I am in wedding mode! I have made new schedules for myself and go to work about 6am - work on weddings before anyone shows up at 9. Go home at whenever I finish my regular job and most night work on weddings again. Best of all I feel good.

Now about you guys..... I have your movie on que. I just finished uploading the footage and am ready to work on it with a fresh perspective. I love the footage!!!! I am really excited to start working on it ASAP!!!!!

What about soundtrack - I checked for old emails and didn't find any from you about music selection. Any songs you guys would love to have in your movie. Let me know soon. I would like to start on your movie this monday and anticipate completing it in about 2 weeks or less.

I am not just getting your hopes up - I love your wedding footage and am so eager to start on it. I am finishing up one this weekend and as stated want to go to work this monday.

Let me know - shoot me an email of song choices.

Call me with questions or if you want to vent and/or yell at me - I know that I deserve it (lets just not get violent because I need to stay in good health and one piece to finish this for you - you can hit me after you get the movie).
I want to make it up by doing my best to make a KICK A$$ movie of your day.

Sincere and Kind Regards,

Marty
630 440 3862

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misrakim
Wedding: 11/9/2013
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Didn't receive wedding video or refund posted 11/20/2014 (modified 11/25/2014)

SUMMARY:
We hired Blu Couture Wedding Films (owned by Marcin "Marty" Grusznis and Mandie Duplancich) to film our wedding in Miami on November 23rd 2013 and paid them their entire fee. However, to this day, they did not deliver our wedding videos or any footage from our wedding. We are extremely upset and fear that this video, the only filmed recording of our wedding, might be lost forever. Marty and Mandie have not refunded us any of the money we paid them.

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We hired Blu Couture on July 15 2013 to come to Miami and film our wedding on Nov 23 2013. The wedding and filming went on without any problems.

Per our contract and from our conversations with them, we expected to receive a film teaser around Jan 2014, and the full 20 minute movie 6 months after the wedding date, around May 2014.
By Feb 2014 we had not received the teaser from them so we started contacting them regularly to get an estimated delivery date. They kept excusing themselves and promised they would deliver everything within the 6-month timeframe (by May 2014). By May 2014, we still had not received anything. They repeatedly told us that our video would be ready soon.

On July 30th 2014, after we contacted them once again asking for the status of our video, they called us and let us know that they had been the victims of a break-in/burglary that occurred on one of their trips, July 1st 2014. Someone broke into the house they were renting and stole all of their equipment (laptop, backup drive, cameras), including our wedding video and any existing back up. They said that they did not back-up our video anywhere else. Therefore, all existing copies of our wedding video and footage were gone.

Blu Couture never offered to refund any of our money. On Sep 15 2014, we asked them to refund our money and they told us they needed a few days to set up a payment plan. Since then, we have had to ask Blu Couture numerous times for our refund and have gotten nothing from them except excuses and attempts to delay. To this day we have not received any refund and are still contacting them periodically, trying to get refunded.

Through the police department, we were able to contact 2 other couples that were in the same situation as us: Blu Couture claimed their videos as being stolen during the break-in and had not yet refunded them.

We do not recommend Blu Couture Wedding Films

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inwego
Wedding: 6/1/2013
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Wonderful! posted 6/26/2014

Choosing Mandie & Marty from BluCouture to do our wedding film was hands down one of the best wedding decision we made. When we first met them, we were struck by their energetic and fun personalities. Their passion for videography instantly apparent, and at the same time they were so relatable and easy to get along with. Since then, interacting with them at every step of the journey has continued to be a great pleasure. They are some of the kindest and most fun friends we made throughout the process and we were just a joy to be around on our wedding day. On top of that, they are exceptionally talented and amazing at what they do!! While their body of work speaks for itself, I honestly don’t have words for how incredible & beautiful our wedding video came out. It has definitely exceeded our expectations & we were mind-blowingly impressed with the final product. Not only did they capture the moments most special to us, but the way they integrated everything so elegantly and professionally (including gorgeous aerial footage of our city!) was creative genius. We were really touched by the hard work they put into creating this perfect one of a kind memento for us and it is priceless to have such a beautiful way to relive our special day and be able to share it with our family and friends (who all cannot stop gushing about it!). Having this keepsake really means the world to us and we would without a doubt recommend these guys to anyone looking for an exceptional videographer!!

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Knottie25890854
Wedding: 10/9/2010

Marty and Mandie at Blu Couture Wedding Films are both incredibly skilled artists and first tier professionals. While preparing for our wedding day, they truly got to know us -- both as individuals and as a couple. They took a special interest in hearing our story and bringing it to life through film. They also got to know our families and loved ones.

The work they produced was creative and beautiful but always maintained the honesty and integrity of the day. They were accommodating and flexible and always willing to go the extra mile to catch some really special moments.

We cherish the films they created for us and have enjoyed sharing them with family and friends. Their capturing the day on film -- hearing the voices and seeing the expressions -- added value to our memory of the experience in a way much different than any other vendor. We would recommend them to any couple getting married.

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Knottie18509828
Wedding: 1/12/2014
I made my wife happy posted 6/2/2014

Being from the Film Industry choosing the right filmmaker for my wedding was one of my top priorities. After several months of watching wedding films online and separating the good from the bad and the ugly I narrowed it down to a few companies in the states (we had a destination wedding and finding good vendors in Mexico is nearly impossible - save yourself the strain if you are in the same boat and pay the money to fly out quality vendors if it's in your budget). Ultimately we went with blu couture for the quality and flexibility (price was comparable to the other companies).
I elected to have them stay for 4 days at our event since we had so much activities that I wanted documented during the wedding week.
Talent: these guys know what they are doing as wedding filmmakers. My initial thought started when I saw the choice in gear. Being in the industry I go by the rule that Professionals use professional gear if they want professional results. This is something I have the luxury of knowing that other couples might not since a lot of the stuff looks the same. Then I observed how they used their toys. You can buy all the fancy gear but unless you have the skill to use it all you did was just buy expensive gear. That's when I silently game myself a pat on the back because I knew that they know exactly what they are doing and I completely had full trust knowing that I am in good hands. I know that I am overly picky but I guess that goes with the nature of what I do in my own business.
Personality: Mandie, Marty, and Mike came down for the wedding - I called them the 3M film company. I can not say an ill thing about anyone of them as they were total pros when working and good people when they were off the clock. I had the chance to chat after the wedding and have a couple of drinks and they are super cool fun folks!
FINAL PRODUCT: my wife and I were blown away at the artistic beauty and cinematic storyline of our film. No regrets and 110% thrilled with results.

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RitaandRandy
Wedding: 5/14/2011

Mandie and Marty from Blu Couture are amazing professionals at what they do! I would recommend Mandie, Marty and all the people they work with at Blu Couture to any bride and groom who wants an amazing film to document their wedding day! The day went by so fast, and I felt after months of planning I missed so much yet, I know Mandie and team captured it all on film for me to enjoy for years to come.

My fiancé and I planned a wedding back in the Chicago area from our new home in San Diego. We chose Blu Couture from their online videos, reviews and a phone conversation. We just loved the ‘Feature Films’ and ‘Love Stories’ and were hoping we made a good decision. Well we were totally right!
Their work is just beautiful and they totally capture the love in the air. On the day of our wedding, we opted for the full package, including a feature film. While there were multi cameras, Mandie, Charlie and Andrew were actually in the background their work complemented my photographer (who is a close friend). It all seemed so natural and relaxed. I am thrilled with my decisions not only to chose Blu Couture as my vendor but that we opted for the additional ‘Feature Film’. So amazing – just look at their work.
XOXO
Rita and Randy
May 2011

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