I was a photographer at a recent wedding here and was very shocked by the service and the way the bridal party was treated by the Event Planner Nahdi. She was extremely rude the day of the rehearsal and just completely rushed everyone out as quickly as possible with about a 5 minute rehearsal… We waited outside for her to show up longer than the actual rehearsal went. After the rehearsal she began asking all these questions of when we were doing pictures, how long we would be, basically all the things I set up and discuss with the Bride. As a photographer, I not only want to provide the bride and groom with beautiful pictures to treasure and keep forever, but also like to help and keep everyone calm and cool in the time coming up to the ceremony not letting the bride have time to think and start to get nervous and worry, meaning we normally start pictures at a particular time before the ceremony so that we are done 30 minutes before it starts so they have time to relax, but not too much time to start to worry about things coming together. As I explained my timing to her and what we would do, going to Sharon Woods Park as this venue has no where to take pictures outside (which is no big deal I might add, and Nahdi actually was the one the told us of Sharon Woods being so close and the perfect area) with the guys being first, sending them back to the event location, then the girls pictures so the bride and groom did not see each other and that we would be back with 30 minutes to spare before the ceremony would start, then we would run back quickly after the ceremony for entire bridal party and bride and groom together pictures and be back for the reception, she very rudely interrupted me and told me we had to be back an hour before and that the girls had to be first so that she could have the bride here for when she needed her. I have no idea what that meant, for when she needed her, but I agreed and I kind of blew this off as maybe she was having a rough day or something had happened to make her in a hurry and let it go as everyone has those days. The day of the wedding came and she just seemed to get worse!! It started out good, they girls arrived to get ready and she gave a quick hello, asked if anyone needed anything, and told them where she would be if anyone had any questions. We then left for Sharon Woods Park to take pictures, did the girls pictures and they left, did the guys pictures, and we all went back to the venue. As I arrived and went back to the bridal suite to get pictures of the girls relaxing and doing last minute preps before the ceremony, I entered the room to Nahdi looking very irritated and walking out and slamming the door the went into the building from the bridal suite. The girls then began to tell me what had happened but were all kind of angry and I really couldn’t put together what had gone on, and the videographer said she had it on film and would show me outside. What I saw really shocked me! The girls were laughing and having a good time before the ceremony began as the had an hour to kill, and asked her for a bottle of wine for all of them to share while they waited, she had told them she really shouldn’t, but would get them one anyway, which they thought was very kind. She brought them a bottle, the girls thanked her and she left. About 2 minutes later, Nahdi stormed back in the room and told them all she needed to see all of their IDs. The girls looked shocked, but all said okay and went to get their purses, one tried to break the tension and jokingly said, “I haven’t been IDed in a long time, this is really flattering!” and they all laughed but Nahdi’s expression didn’t seem to change. She looked at all their IDs and then gave them back and started to leave, and another girl very obviously joking said, “Now that you’ve seen our IDs, you can bring us another bottle, right?” and they all laughed. Nahdi spun around and walked up to her and yelled, “I wasn’t supposed to bring you this one, and I can always take it back!!” and that is when I entered the room and she turned around and slammed the door. I couldn’t believe how rude she was, and it didn’t end there! After a while, the ceremony started, and went well other than the mothers were confused at what to do to light the candles because the rehearsal went so quickly the night before and they felt like they weren’t informed well enough to know what to do. After the ceremony, the bride and groom were announced and exiting, and as they were walking out I was taking pictures of them walking out and the double doors that lead in and out of the room have a beautiful, huge window with the light shining in just right to create and great silhouette of them walking out, but the shot was ruined by Nahdi walking up to talk to them immediately and getting in the shot, then coming into the room with the ceremony as the rest of the bridal party was walking out, also ruining a couple of those shots. As a photographer, I can normally edit somethings out, but there was no fixing these that she walked in front of my camera, or walked into the bride and grooms silhouette shot. Everyone met back in the bridal suite as a place for us to all be together and quickly get to the car to go to Sharon Woods to get our last pictures and get back to the reception as fast as possible. As we were walking out, Nahdi quickly grabbed the bride and said, “I strongly suggest you do not go back to the park for your pictures because your guests are waiting, you can go out back and there is a grass area that you can get your last pictures and get back to your reception. The bride looked disappointed but agreed and we walked to the back of the building to do our pictures to find a giant bus sitting there, brown grass and half dead trees, it looked awful!! The bridesmaids talked her into going back to the park instead because it was her special day and she needed beautiful shots to remember it by, and when she asked me I told her I would do whatever she wanted, but I did agree with the girls and that I had never been a guest at a wedding were we didn’t wait 30 to 45 minutes at least in a cocktail hour situation while the bridal party did their last pictures. She decided to go, we loaded everyone up, the guys left and as we were getting the bride in the car (which everyone knows is a feat in that dress) Nahdi came running out basically yelling saying the DJ was ready to announce them, everyone was waiting, ect, ect, and was extremely rude to her. The bride told her she was going anyway and they would wait and got in the car and Nahdi said, “Well be back here by 6:30!” and stormed away. This was at 6 o’clock. We hurried to the park, did all of our pictures in this beautiful lighting that I couldn’t have been happier with, and were back in the car and back the the venue at 6:30 on the dot. The bride asked me to run in and let the DJ know that we were back and they were ready to be announced, so I did. When I told the DJ however, she told me that no one had ever given her a list of the bridal party’s names, only the bride and groom! This was something that should have been taken care of by the Event Planner, and she had told us as we were leaving that the DJ was ready to announce them! Nahdi was no where to be found, so I ran out, found a program for the DJ, and told her who was walking in with who and had her all ready to go when Nahdi finally showed up and said “Oh, I can make you a list of everyones names so you know what order you are announcing them.” The DJ just kind of looked at her and said, “We got it.” and went back to her set up. I just couldn’t believe how rude she was to the Bride on her day, and the lack of things she had actually done for them to make things run smooth. I later saw her stomp out angrily to her car and leave not long after dinner was over, and she was gone for the rest of the reception. As a professional that had done many weddings, and will continue to do so, I will never recommend this place to my clients, and if one tells me they are making arrangements to have their ceremony here, I will not hesitate to tell them of this day and how this woman acted to her clients. I was appalled by her actions and I know the bride was very upset with the way she and her friends and family were treated.