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Unforgettable wedding planning for enamoured couples in Toronto, Muskoka, and Niagara regions. We have also planned luxury destination weddings all the way from the United States to Europe to Asia.

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Devoted To You

GVB

July 2020

My partner and I want to thank Carmen for her services. She was helpful and although we went in another direction, she was reasonable and we can tell that she's diligent. Out of her recommendations, please be careful of Konrad Czystowski of Freshsox - a videographer. He's tried to take advantage of us during this pandemic. When we let him know that our wedding would be cancelled, he tried to raise our rate by a significant amount. His terms are also not customer friendly, we worked with Carmen to negotiate his rate. We do not recommend giving too much money and make the mistake that we did, which was provide 50%/$2500 deposit. Also initially, he wanted us to pay the full balance 10. days before the wedding, before seeing his work, so we negotiated to pay him after we receive the product. These were all signs that Konrad didn't think about the customer, but we looked the other way. Carmen was helpful in the negotiation, but we just wish we didn't meet Konrad. We didn't know what we were getting ourselves into. He seemed reputable, but had no reviews, now it's really come back to bite us as he's holding onto our full deposit and is now ignoring us or communicating erratically. Konrad hasn't followed his own contract, which says he should return our money if he can't perform due to an Act of God, so now we have had to spend extra time and money to retrieve what we are rightfully owed. Therefore it is really important to us that we share our experience. Although Carmen was helpful, this is one recommendation if she ever provides to watch out for.

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Tee

July 2020

Carmen is a professional and helped us figure out pieces for our wedding. There was one vendor that she recommended, Konrad Czystowski from freshsox, which we wouldn't have met if it wasn't for Carmen and why we are not giving 5 stars as he's caused us a lot of issues during covid. Although she tried to reach out to him on our behalf, he's continued to be difficult.I'm writing this to share our experience. The videographer's name is Konrad CZYSTOWSKI. I think he goes by Freshsox, but there's no reviews for his business as he works off of referrals. In retrospect, that should raise alarm bells. He did Carmen's wedding for a discount and offered us a rate of $5k, which apparently is a discount, but who knows as rates are never posted. However, after Covid cancelled our wedding, he tried to charge us $1k more if we postponed because he lost a lot of business this year. He also tried to justify this rate because of a trip he's taking with his family next year to Europe and the cost of flights. He was difficult to reason with even after we tried to meet him halfway. Although we tried to work with him, he was not very responsive and did not work with us in good faith. It's a difficult situation for all of us, but he chose to make it even more difficult. I wont go into the specifics, but he's not returning our $2500.Based on this circumstance we are all in, his contract requires that he return our deposit if he can't perform due to an unforeseeable situation like a pandemic, but he's not willing see our side and is holding our money. Our learnings are, even if you are referred by someone, a professional who doesn't have ratings online or allow anyone to comment on their work is something to question. Also, you might like the work, but keep in mind who you're hiring and who that person is. There's so many videographers who are talented, find one who is also easy to work with and someone you know wont do something like this during the most difficult time. I mainly wanted to share my story so someone else doesn't go through this.

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Tee

July 2020

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Carmen is a professional and helped us figure out pieces for our wedding. There was one vendor that she recommended, Konrad Czystowski, which we wouldn't have met if it wasn't for Carmen and why we are not giving 5 stars. Although she tried to reach out to him on our behalf, he's continued to be difficult. I'm writing this to share our experience...so Konrad CZYSTOWSKI, I think he goes by Freshsox, but there's no reviews for his business and he's missing on all social media as he works off of referrals. In retrospect, that should raise alarm bells. A good videographer who cares about clients would open themselves up to feedback online, in addition to being referred. He has closed those channels and from our experience, we can see why. He did Carmen's wedding for a discount and offered us a rate of $5k for an 8 min highlight reel and 1 min trailer, which apparently is a discount, but who knows as rates are never posted in the wedding industry. However, after Covid cancelled our wedding and we were looking at new options, he took advantage of the situation. First he told us, he will raise our rates if we postpone, but he doesn't know by how much. In my opinion, this is a sign that he does NOT have his business together or care about his clients to do this during a PANDEMIC. Finally, he came back and said he wanted to charge us $1000 more...a full 20% surcharge above our $5k cash deal because we were unlucky enough to have our wedding cancelled by covid. He also said most of the vendors he talks to also is doing this, even though the vendors that I hand selected did not and were wonderful during this time. However, he was a referral from Carmen. He was dismissive when we tried to meet him halfway. After 2 months of stress and waiting for him to respond to our emails or of him avoiding our calls, he decides we don't deserve our money back and is trying to keep our $2500 deposit. Clearly after what he has done, he created a situation in which it was impossible to trust him or want to have him on an important day like our wedding. It's a difficult situation for all of us, but he chose to make it even more difficult. I wont go into the specifics, but he's not returning our $2500. Based on this circumstance we are all in, his contract requires that he returns our deposit if he can't perform due to an unforeseeable situation like a pandemic, but based on what we've seen, his biggest focus is money not how clients feel about what he's doing. Our learnings are, even if you are referred by someone, or they are touted as a 'pro' in the industry, it's hard to trust someone if they don't have real reviews. Honestly...we wish we were given better choices of videographers during the selection process. He said he shot for a Raptor in Miami and insinuated it was Chris Bosh to help win our business, but we never validated this. It's easy for people to say whatever when they don't have reviews or the work posted publicly. For your wedding, don't just look at the video portfolio, but keep in mind who you're hiring. It's that whole genius, but a jerk notion. You want to work with someone who is a genius, but also trustworthy and wont take advantage or is tough to work with during the worst of times. Because who knows what can happen these days.

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Corina V. Photography

April 2020

I have worked with Carmen many times on Weddings and Photoshoots, she is a true professional at what she does and she is very personable and organized. I've seen her handle Wedding Planning with ease and be there to serve her Couples to ensure their Happiness on their Wedding Day! I can honestly recommend Carmen for your own Wedding or Special Event!

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Anime MC DJ Host

March 2020

I first worked with Carmen at the Palais Royale for a wedding. The couple hired us separately (Carmen as the wedding planner, me as the MC and DJ). As soon as I met her, I knew she was an expert in her field. She was incredibly organized, would give me the heads up for each main part of the event, cued me at the right time, ensured I had all I needed, prepared all speakers before they had to speak, and made the event seamless. I was so impressed. She's also a genuinely nice and kind person. I am always so happy when we work together because I know I can rely on her as an event planner and I can concentrate on my role as a DJ and MC.Keep up the great work Carmen!

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Sara Baig Designs

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We love working with Carmen Luk and her team at Devoted to you! They are organized and deliver flawless events.

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Roger Feng Entertainment

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Carmen from Devoted To You is a professional! From planning to executing, every details are considered! We are so pleased to have an opportunity working with her. I think we made a great team!!!!! :) Look forward to work with Carmen again!!! Thank you again for a great night!

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Love By the lake - palais royale

Price $3,600


What services are included with this Package:
  • This intimate wedding package was created to offer couples a one stop experience to host a ceremony the scenic downtown lakefront view at palais royale. Celebrate beautifully with your nearest and dearest together with some of Toronto's best wedding vendors by simply choosing a date and a time slot.
  • 2 hours use of palais royale (indoors & outdoor locations) and in house AV sound systems fruit infused water station for guest arrival sparkling toast for all post-ceremony guests
  • Pre-planning & on-site coordination by Devoted To You
  • Officiated ceremony and custom options for civil or lite religious ceremonies.
  • 2 hours of photography on day of wedding online gallery + all high resolution images
  • A beautifully crafted floral bouquet and boutonnière + ceremony decoration from hunt & gather
  • DJ ceremonial & post ceremonial celebration MC services
  • Violinist & guitarist accompaniment overlay DJ music

Here’s the Fine Print:
  • Dates available: August 8 and September 5, 2020
  • Add-ons available for hair and makeup styling, videography and wedding cake
  • This package is exclusive to EventSource.ca visitors. To redeem, you must mention you found this package on EventSource.ca.

Love By the lake weddings - palais royale

Price $3,600


What services are included with this Package:
  • Available dates: August 8, September 5
  • Available time slots: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
  • 2 hours use of harding waterfront estate (indoors & outdoor locations) and in house AV sound systems, fruit infused water station for guest arrival, sparkling toast for post-ceremony
  • Devoted To You inc. Pre-planning & on-site coordination
  • Officiated ceremony and custom options for civil or lite religious ceremonies by ceremonies with choice or enduring promises
  • 2 hours of photography on day of wedding online gallery + all high resolution images by corina V photography or whitney heard photography
  • A beautifully crafted floral bouquet and boutonnière + ceremony decoration from hunt & gather
  • DJ ceremonial & post ceremonial celebration MC services by walk with anime
  • Violinist (brigit o'regan) and guitarist (martin kuwawi) accompaniment overlay DJ music
  • With videography add-ins, makeup artist and wedding cake available

Here’s the Fine Print:
  • Customization available
  • This package is exclusive to EventSource.ca visitors. To redeem, you must mention you found this package on EventSource.ca.

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110 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON M5R 3V5