10 total reviews
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.
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!
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!!
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]
Date: 09/24/2009 07:21 PM
Subject: your wedding video!!!!!!
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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,
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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 in-full. They have not yet delivered any videos or any footage from our wedding. We are extremely upset and fear that the only filmed recording of our wedding might be lost forever. To this day they have not refunded us.
The wedding and filming went on without any problems on 23 Nov 2013.
Per our contract 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, we still had not received anything.
On July 30th 2014, they let us know that they had been the victims of a break-in/burglary that occurred on July 1st 2014 during one of their trips. Someone broke into the house they were renting and stole their equipment (laptop, backup drive, cameras), including our video and any existing back up. They had not backed-up our video anywhere else. 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 for a refund 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 contacted 2 other couples that were in the same situation as us: Blu Couture claimed their videos as being stolen and had not yet refunded them.
My wife Sabrina and I got married in the Dominican Republic and had Marty and Mandie of Blu Couture Films join us to document the entire trip. They were extremely friendly, getting along with all of our family and friends, as well as professional in making sure to capture all of the special moments throughout the trip. We also had them prepare a love story for us that we watched together with our guests for the first time at the wedding. I can't begin to tell you how special a moment it was to share that with our guests and how truly great a job they did on the video. We loved it! Our wedding video turned out just as amazing with him taking advantage of the beaches and amazing backdrops. He even brought a mini helicopter that was able to capture truly breathtaking footage of the beaches.
I could go on and on but truly an amazing company that knows what they're doing. I would recommend them to absolutely anyone and can honestly tell you that my wife and I walked away with not only an amazing film but friends that we couldn't have been happier to share our wedding with.
I viewed so many films/videos and did a lot of research. I wanted an eye catcher and also "what is it that is catching my interest and makes me want to watch the film over and over....and never get bored?", "what is grabbing my attention and why do I feel it is so good?" Its because Mandie and Marty's films really plays with the viewers emotions. Their plots are fantastic a long with the perfect music for each segment. That was why I LOVED their featured film (NYC) so much. It was serious and made me emotional...then it took me to a lighter place with a lighter song, with people laughing, with moments with family and loved ones, groom playing basketball...etc...then it takes the viewer back to the serious (emotional) part. When a movie is too serious for too long, it gets played out, so the way Blu Couture changed the setting (feelings and mood) really made it good. I even notice with regular movies if it touches all my emotions from being humorous and emotional/deep and how it is put together...then thats a great movie! Back to the featured film...the parts where the Dad's spoke, to how Blu Couture captured the facial expressions from the bride and back to showing the father. They also captured the meaningful button picture of the Grandmother on her bouquet. The theme song really made me more curious of what this movie is leading up to. I loved how they had the view of the whole city, the train..then they narrowed it down the place. Its like showing the viewer from a broad to more of the detailed story of someone's life. Usually when I watch a movie once, I am done. But with Blu Couture's films including mine, I have been watching it over and over and I feel as if its my first.
Working with Mandie and Marty was an honor. They were so sweet and nice! Extremely talented and creative...that is obvious in their work. I can tell they are passionate and love their work as it shows in their films. They were on time, kept in touch with me the entire time although they were busy traveling. We had 2 films made with them and the first one, they promised that we will have our SDE (Same Day Edit) by Christmas. They were home with their family and had slow connection, but they went out of their way to get to a place that had better connection just so we would have it as promised, by Christmas. All our families, friends and guest were SOO amazed by their films that they made for us. They have never seen such creativity and emotional films. They sent us the hard copy as promised. They even included snacks and goodies a long with the external disk and usb drive with our raw footage and videos. It was the most thoughtful thing. I dont give ratings, but I had to take time to give them what they deserve. If I can give them 10 stars, I would. I am not the type to boast about anyone unless they really deserve it. I am very picky. I would definitely recommend Blu Couture for their work. They are so pleasant to work with. Thanks, Marty and Mandie for being a part of our wedding day. You guys made our dreams come true. Many hugs.
Marty and Mandie were great and responsive to our requests. They created the type of beautiful film that we had requested and were great at capturing the moments and essence of our weddings. They were easy to work with and very enthusiastic. A great wedding product that definitely stands out from the rest of the videographers out there. Well worth the investment. They take pride in their work and it shows.
Blu Couture exceeded my expectations (and they were high to begin with)! There are a lot of options in this industry, but I would highly recommend this team to any friend or relative. In fact, I was introduced to BC by a friend.
Right from the beginning of the process they were very communicative and were patient with me as I explored all the packages and they were great when it came to catering to our needs. The day of the wedding they came in seamlessly and were fun and professional. My family and friends loved them, and it was easy to have them there in those intimate moments. They had a relaxing, upbeat presence.
The day we received our movie was like having the celebration all over again, without any of the stress! The movie came on a USB flash drive and was delivered with gourmet popcorn which my husband and I enjoyed that evening! We chose to have a documentary edit and cinematic highlight. Not sure how they knew which shots to use and when to use them but they picked out my most precious moments and we love our film so much.
It's hard for me not to tear up. I really can't thank them enough. Keep up the good work Blu Couture and many thanks for helping us keep this memory alive.
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.
Rita and Randy
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