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Vincent · Getting married on 12/10/2021
A+ Company All Around
I can't begin to explain how wonderful of an experience I have had working with Marie (co-owner) and Soundwave. I was engaged many years ago and booked Soundwave. A month before the wedding, we ended up canceling it. When I called Marie to cancel, we spoke for over 45 mins about the situation and it felt like I was talking to an old friend. It was clear to me from the first time I spoke to Marie that she genuinely cares about the people she works with.Sent on 10/26/2020
Last year, my (now) wife and I decided we wanted to get married in January 2021. As soon as we decided on the date, I knew I wanted to work with Marie and Soundwave and booked them for photography, uplighting, photo booth, and DJ. Due to COVID, we ended up moving our reception to 2022, a move that Marie completely understood and accommodated.
Although we moved our reception, we decided to get married in October of 2021. Even though she had another wedding the day we got married, Marie accommodated us and photographed our small, short, ceremony relatively early in the afternoon. She could have had another one of her photographers be at our ceremony, but she knew we wanted her there and she made it work. We also wanted a short video of our ceremony to send to my father and Marie put together a custom package to accommodate us.
Prior to the wedding ceremony, Marie knew we were looking for affordable venues to rent for a half hour and she reached out to many vendors for us and sent along names and prices for the places that got back to her. Marie did not have to do that, but she took time to do it and help us out. Another example of her character and the way Soundwave runs their business. If you are like me and want to make sure the people you work with aren't just talented, but good people, you will love working with Marie and Soundwave.
Personal story aside, Marie is an excellent photographer and Soundwave is an A+ company. Wedding planning is a pain, but they offer multiple services (which is super convenient) and their online portal is easy to manage and access. Having all of out photo/DJ/uplighting information in one place is so nice and eases the stress of making multiple payments to different vendors. If you call Soundwave, they will take the time to talk with you and decide which one of their DJ's would be best for your wedding and what you are looking for. I have called Marie multiple times about the ceremony that just happened and the reception that is yet to happen and I have never once felt rushed off the phone. Soundwave will answer every question you have and they will do what they can to accommodate you.
I made a Wedding Wire account just to post this review. Even after all of these words, I don't think my review does the company justice. Reach out to them and work with them on your wedding day. You will not just be working with a good company, but with good people.
Jennifer M. · Married on 01/05/2021
Amazing all encompassing wedding team
We could have not asked for a more perfect day. Soundwave truly gave me my fairytale wedding and MORE!. Marie and Matt were absolutely amazing and made sure everything went according to plan. This company is truly amazing and put the stress of finding all different vendors for the DJ, the Photo Booth, the photographer, the videographer out the window because they are all in this wonderful company. Seriously NO STRESS at all, which what bride can honestly say that??!? Our videographer Stephaine was a saint, pointing out things throughout the day to make it even more perfect. Neilson our photographer is amazing at what he does. My husband and I are not the best at posing but Neilson made us feel at ease and found amazing shots for our wedding day. When the day is over all you really have to look back at are the photos and video and I can honestly say I will have so much awesome photos and be able to watch over and over an amazing video from our wedding. We also had a selfie Photo Booth which I have never seen from any other vendor. Marie created the template and it was so cool to have a different Photo Booth picture than just the typical strip of pictures. Ryan was the DJ for our wedding. He stuck to the script perfectly and had great transitions between songs. You could tell all the hard work that Ryan was doing and that he did not just make a playlist from our recommendations and press play. Everyone in the wedding party had different entrance songs and the entrances went off without a hitch. It seems like many vendors only have one entrance song for the entire wedding party. The week leading up to the wedding every single person from sound wave called me to go over everything from the outline I had provided through their online portal. And as a bride things come up and change last minute, it was nice that I didn't need to seek out the vendor leading up to my big day. I cannot thank this vendor enough for all that they did to make our day as perfect as it was.Sent on 05/27/2019
-Jen & Matt
Guivini G. · Married on 10/24/2020
The Zittel’s Wedding 10/24/2020
The Conta’s (Matt and Marie) did an outstanding job helping us navigate through COVID restrictions and rescheduling our wedding twice. I am very grateful for their support on making our wedding an affair to remember. They work perfectly with Josh at the Admiral room at the Marin. I will strongly recommend the all inclusive package which includes photographer, photo booth, ceremony dj, cocktail hour and reception DJ. If your wedding needs to be tailored they will be able to handle any request. I am looking forward to hire them for our future major events in our life’s.Sent on 10/28/2020
Nicole P. · Married on 10/09/2020
Ryan from Soundwave was absolutely incredible! Due to unforeseen surgery 10 days before our wedding, we had to change up parts of our reception lineup. Ryan was really flexible and allowed us to work with him on the day of to create a memorable experience. I appreciated his flexibility, positive attitude, and DJ skills. He listened to everything my husband and I said about the music and it was a perfect night of dancing!Sent on 12/23/2019
Lindsey P. · Married on 10/06/2020
AMAZING ceremony and reception DJ!
DJ MAK is the perfect person to entertain your friends and family on your most important day. He was meticulous with all the details. He visited the ceremony and reception venue prior to the big day to plan and prepare for his setup. He went over timelines, wedding party pronunciations, prepared a backup computer and even a rain plan if needed. We had so many compliments with the live acoustic covers he played prior to the ceremony and then again during the dinner hour. The live music is a nice feature that adds something special and unique to the day. His playlist covers numerous genres that you’ll want to extend his playing time. He’s also great a reading crowds to keep the dance floor filled. DJ MAK takes pride in being personable and professional. Our wedding was perfect and DJ MAK was one of the reasons why!!! He won’t disappoint. Chris & LindseySent on 12/01/2019
Luigi Z. · Married on 09/26/2020
Amazing. I would recommend then to anyone!
Amazing job! Awesome to work with! We had DJ George who was amazing and made the the wedding that much better even during these crazy times with corona.Sent on 10/15/2020
Steven C. · Married on 08/14/2020
Matt and Marie are the BEST!
Hands down, the BEST around! They will make sure your event is a great time. From photos, videography to photo booths and DJs they have you covered. Truly great people who care about your event. We are so happy we chose them for our special day!Sent on 08/17/2020
Holly T. · Married on 12/10/2019
Soundwave was amazing!
SoundWave was amazing! Ryan was super easy to communicate with and truly wanted your day to be exactly how you want it. They were by far the easiest vendor we worked with. Always answered emails right away, and their online wedding planner makes it super easy to plan your day and pick your special songs/requests for your DJ. Our DJ took tons of requests that we wanted the night of and even played an extra song at the end of the night! We had a BLAST thanks to SoundWave!!! Their Photo Booth option was almost great, we loved the photo book they made for us with everyone's pictures and special messages. Thanks SoundWave!Sent on 10/15/2019
Nicole · Married on 11/30/2019
We used Soundwave for both our DJ and photographer for our wedding. The price was reasonable and everyone was so easy to work with. Sam and DJ Mak kept everything on schedule and were truly amazing. Thank you to all of you!Sent on 12/22/2019
Donna E. · Married on 11/05/2019
Best decision ever
Choosing SoundWave Dj and Photo was the best decision that we made in terms of vendors for our wedding. Matt, Marie and Stephanie were the absolute best. The entire experience from the first planning meeting to the actual wedding was so stress free because of this team. Anytime we needed to get in touch with them there were extremely responsive and answered all our questions. The planning system that they use is very user friendly and made planning our event super easy to do. When it came down to the actual day, they actually exceeded our expectations. Marie captured all the photos that we wanted and made sure that we stuck to the timeline that we had planned. Stephanie got to work right away on our video and was right with Marie making sure that all our special moments were documented for us. Our DJ Matt was the absolute best part of the night. He listened to everything we wanted in terms of play list and kept people dancing all night long. We actually had a friend call us the next day and tell us how tired they were because they couldn't leave the dance floor because of how awesome the music selection was.Sent on 05/25/2019
If you are planning a wedding, I would highly recommend going with SoundWave DJ and Photo. You will not be disappointed.
Laura S. · Married on 10/05/2019
Exceeding my wedding expectations
When searching for our photographer and DJ I was having a hard time finding what I was looking for. I spoke with Marie Conta multiple times before deciding to move forward with Soundwave. Her fun and inviting personality is exactly what we needed to not be camera shy. We decided to do a bundle package and use soundwave as both our DJ and Photographer vendor. The process was simple and they were there to help along the way if needed. Based on our conversations and music taste Marie thought DJ Mak would be perfect for us. Let me tell you Marie and DJ Mak did an outstanding job. I can be super picky and hard to please and they listened to everything we had to say and went above and beyond. DJ Mak used our suggested play list and kept our 200+ wedding Guests dancing all night long even after the venue was trying to shut down. Marie was so patient with us even when we were tired of taking pictures haha! She was quite literally in the middle of all of the excitement all day and night and captured such wonderful natural looking pictures. I was not feeling well before the reception and she was thoughtful enough to have tea and medicine sent up to my room to help me feel better. DJ Mak used an awesome saxophone playlist with popular music during dinner and it could not have been more us and fit the room more perfectly.. I’d describe it as elegant but fun! One of my concerns was that the music wasn’t going to be loud enough in our large venue, DJ Mak brought some of his personal speakers to add to the room as a surprise to me and make sure I was a happy Bride. The two together made such a great pair. Our family and friends loved them so much they were voicing their praise to them all night and even gave out plenty of hugs to each of them before they left. We haven’t heard a single complaint from our guests, they haven’t stopped talking about them and my husband and I were blown away. Highly suggest DJ Mak and Marie Conta for your wedding needs, I promise you won’t be disappointed!Sent on 12/02/2019
Brittany · Married on 09/27/2019
DJ mak for soundwave was amazing he def made it a lot easier on me and had my guest up and moving!! I would recommend him and this company to everyone!!!Sent on 09/29/2019
Jenna C. · Married on 09/21/2019
Dj Mak! Is one the most attentive and amazing djs out there! We gave him freedom to play any songs and I’m glad we did. Everyone was dancing all night
One of the best DJs out there!Sent on 09/22/2019
Kate · Married on 09/21/2019
I cannot say enough good things about Soundwave! My husband and I got married on 9/21/19. From the very first meeting with Marie she made everything so easy for us. We booked our DJ, photo booth and two photographers through Soundwave and it was the best decision we made throughout our wedding planning process. Matt was the perfect pick to DJ our wedding, he kept the party going which is exactly what we wanted and prior to the wedding he put our minds to ease as soon as we met with him and went through our timeline. We booked Marie & Sam as our photographers and they were both fantastic! My husband and I are not ones to take a ton of pictures but they both made us feel so comfortable. Plus the pictures we have gotten back so far are GORGEOUS. This company does not disappoint whether it’s DJ, photo booth, or photography. We would recommend this vendor to anybody planning a wedding/ event!Sent on 10/09/2019
Heather · Married on 09/20/2019
Best wedding decision you'll ever make!
If you want everyone saying "Best wedding I've ever been to" look no further. I can't rave about my decision to hire Soundwave enough. They made our special day so easy. The music was perfect, they captured every moment beautifully and the photo booth was a huge hit!Sent on 09/27/2019
Jennifer · Married on 09/13/2019
Best company ever!!
Where do I begin?! We had Soundwave Dj and photo for everything!! DJ, photography, videography and photo booth. It was the best decision we could have made. They are amazing with assisting you and planning. As a bride I was constantly emailing with questions and Marie always got back to me and helped me. Matt was our DJ and he was awesome! He made the entire day/night go smoothly. We have received so many compliments on the music selection during everything from cocktail hour to the dance floor. They give you a portal to plan your ceremony which was extremely helpful and easy. Our photographer Sam and videographer Stephanie were the best. These girls went above and beyond to get different shots. We were so incredibly comfortable working with them all day. They were patient and creative. We cannot wait to see what they got for us! Our photo booth was so much fun. We had the selfie mirror and it was better than any other photo booth I have seen. People loved it. They made us so confident in our day and I have had so many people say everything went smoothly. A lot of that is because of everyone at Soundwave! We highly recommend them!Sent on 09/22/2019
Carly · Married on 09/07/2019
We chose SoundWave for our wedding photography, Sam was our photographer. Our experience was great - from planning and getting a package and price that worked in our budget with Marie to having Sam capture our special day. We hadn’t met Sam before the wedding and when she arrived at the hotel it was so easy getting along and feeling comfortable around her. Throughout the night she aspired us to be so comfortable around her and she was in for all of our crazy ideas! We can’t say thank you enough for the professionalism and fun that we had for our big day!
Mike & Carly CarrollSent on 09/23/2019
Jacob Z. · Married on 09/06/2019
Soundwave was absolutely amazing start to finish. DJ Matt was incredible, he kept our dancefloor alive and packed. The photobooth was a huge hit. Would recommend to anyone.Sent on 09/23/2019
Maria · Married on 08/24/2019
Best night ever
They both were so much fun ! Matt kept people dancing and Marie made sure we got all the photos we wantedSent on 08/26/2019
Amanda C. · Married on 08/24/2019
The best day of my life !
Start-finish, flawless! 10/10!Sent on 08/26/2019
Allyssa P. · Married on 07/07/2019
July Wedding - AMAZING!
Matt, Steph, Sam and Heather were all wonderful to work with.Sent on 07/10/2019
Sam and Steph never left our sides and they really captured everything little detail that was important to us.
Matt was fantastic to work with and made sure the vibe in the room was amazing the whole night. Even his surprise song during dinner, had my smiling from ear to ear.
I could not recommend this team enough. They made our day extra special.
Megan · Married on 06/29/2019
We cannot say enough good things about Soundwave!! Marie was extremely helpful, starting from our first consultation meeting where she gave us tons of recommendations around the floorplan, timeline and overall flow of the wedding based on her experience. We used her suggestions and really appreciated all of her insight. Marie even surprised us at the wedding by bringing the gold framed interactive mirror photo booth that we originally wanted but wasn't going to be available and then working it herself. The booth was a huge hit and we were so happy to see Marie and have her there with us.
Mike handled the music for our ceremony, sang acoustic songs on his guitar during cocktail hour and DJ'd our reception- he was amazing! He had people on the dance floor all night and was super personable, he brought a great energy to the day. We had some issues with our venue during the reception and Mike took charge during the stressful moments, completely turning things around for the better and going well above and beyond his DJ duties. If we ever need a DJ again, Mike will be our first call.
The online music portal made the planning process easy and we got a really nice album of all the photo booth pictures at the end of the night. We've been recommending Soundwave to all of our friends getting married and we hope we get to see them again at a wedding soon.Sent on 11/14/2019
Lauren F. · Married on 06/08/2019
Highly recommended - Newest equipment
Sound Wave came recommend to us from our wedding planner, I visited the business and was very impressed with the owner and the selection of photo booths that I’ve never seen before. Every guest loved the mirror and the attendant on site was excellent. We also received a book of the pictures, which was a nice gift. I would only use Sound Wave in the future. Thank you for your professionalism.Sent on 06/17/2019
Caitlin L. · Married on 06/07/2019
Amazing, advanced, accommodating
Matt was amazing. We didn't have a lot of time to make an appointment to meet at all. We hired them through their website and communicated mainly through email. When it came to the week before the wedding and needed to meet he made time for us outside of his usual schedule to accommodate us. The company has a great customer portal that allows you to make payments. Choose songs, which even have a clip for you to hear so you know what you're choosing. Matt had trouble with the microphone for the ceremony and quickly solved the problem before we even knew about it. He also gave direction to everyone making a speech to be comfortable with the microphone. He worked the guests great and played a great mix of songs. Photo booth was very unique and had unique and customized print outs for both us and the guests. Our only regret is not having a videographer to see the things we might have missed or wanted to remember more.Sent on 06/20/2019
Shannon · Married on 06/01/2019
The Photo Booth was a Huge Hit!
I would HIGHLY recommend this company if you are looking for a photo booth for your wedding! I dealt with Marie who was very personable and informative with me leading up to my wedding. She explained all of their photo booth options and was available whenever I needed her. Plus - my entire family LOVED her at the wedding! We purchased the Social Booth which was a huge hit with all of our guests, and Marie was there to help if people had trouble. The Social Booth itself was compact enough to fit into our limited space and had so many personalized options!Sent on 06/04/2019