5-STAR RATING ON THE KNOT, WEDDING WIRE & GOOGLE
WHAT OUR COUPLES ARE SAYING ABOUT FNA
I met Chuck Gookins and team members from Fresh New Angle Events at a bridal show in New Jersey and he was so full of personality and energy I had to have him for my wedding. We used Fresh New Angle Events with Chuck Gookins as our host and John Freda as our D.J. for our wedding reception on 8/27/17 and it was worth every penny spent. The music and energy was non stop and kept myself, a non dancer, and guest on the dance floor. Chuck was on the dance floor interacting with our guest as John kept the sounds flowing while remaining very professional they were approachable and friendly towards our guests. Chuck was patient and flexible with due payments and helpful with other areas for our event planning to make our day magical. Our guest are still calling, texting, and using social media to tell us what a great time they had and how it was their best wedding experience in a long time. We recommend Fresh New Angle and would definitely use them again.
- Tammy 1.1.23
Could not have been happier to have Mike Demby from FNA as our DJ for our wedding!!! He brought so much amazing energy, was so lovely to work with, and people are still raving about how great he was from our wedding months ago!! Do not hesitate to book him for any of your events!!
- Natalie 12.10.22
Chuck and DJ Frost did an excellent job with our wedding. We also had a live singer/guitarist and sax player through the group which made the whole package feel personalized and unique. Chuck met with us virtually a couple of times, listened to us about exactly the kind of music we wanted, did everything we asked and more. They were fun and professional. All our guests had a great time. We would highly recommend!
- Caitlin 11.19.22
The best!!!! I did photography, dj, and Photo Booth! Everything was perfect!
- Kaitlin 11.12.22
They were amazing let’s start off with our DJ Juan carlos and host Luis. They were greats bop after bop after bop. Music was fantastic Juan Carlos completely got the vibe of the party and set the mood from Spanish to pop to throwbacks everyone loves him! Luis was getting very one hyped up left and right! He killed it! The photographer Kadyr made me feel beautiful. Made me lose and even showed me some of the photos and I was just amazed! He was getting all the small details! The videographer Mike was doing his thing and vibing with us at the same time. I would look back and there he is having a great time and getting everything we were doing! Chuckie also made the appearance and what a blast he was, he was hyping us up as well! I also wanted to give a shout-out to the photo booth attendees because they had such a positive attitude and just wanted people to take photos and overall were kind! Everyone of them were AMAZING!!! Made the party great made us have a great time and my goodness just were fantastic. I can’t wait to see the video and all the photos because I 100% know it is going to come out wonderful! Would definitely recommend them. Everyone loved them and if I ever get a chance to book them again I am getting the same squad!
- Johana 11.7.22
We used FNA for our photographers (Kadyr and Lauren were fantastic!) as well as our photo booth, DJ, and MC. They also had option for a filmographer, but we opted not to use (regret now as we would have loved to have our wedding ceremony and speeches recorded). Michael Vincent was a pleasure to work with from FNA and would recommend - 2 thumbs up!
- David 11.5.22
There are not enough words to describe the experience of dealing with Fresh New Angle! Your worries or anxiety when planning a wedding are at an all time high but having Chuckie and his team gave us the relief that our wedding was going to EPIC! You NEED to do the top packages and I promise you won’t be disappointed! My photographers and videographers were AMAZING! DJ “Meatball” killed it making sure the music, lights, clouds, and sparklers created the ultimate experience! Where to begin with Chuckie a man of many titles! We used him as our officiant and hype man. His genuinely kind, funny, and outgoing personality lights up the room! I honestly can’t thank them enough for making our day a dream come true. I can say the best decision for my wedding was hiring Fresh New Angle!
- Megan 10.25.22
Michael Vincent the Photographer was excellent! He took excellent pictures at my daughters baby shower. I would recommend him. He is very friendly and professional
- Shilpa 10.23.22
FNA was absolutely amazing! We did Dj, photographer, videographer, photobooth, co2 blasters, sparklers, a drone & even had chuck as our officiant! 10/10 would recommend them for everything! Our guests even loved them. They gave us the perfect day and we wouldn't have used anyone else!
- Jennifer 10.21.22
Fresh New Angle was the one stop shop for us for our wedding day. We did: Photography, Videography (with drones), lighting, production, photobooth, and DJ through them. My expectations were high going into the day, and this team blew away what I had in mind. For starters, the Photography and Videography by Kadyr and Kevin was top notch and they were extremely personable and helped ease some stress leading up to the ceremony. Photobooth, lighting, and production, was great to bundle all together. It was one team running the show, so I cant tell you enough how much i would recommend for a smooth day of. The icing on the cake was DJ Meatball who listened to our suggestions and helped throw an epic party for all of our guests always keeping the vibe positive and upbeat for the entire night. There is nothing I would go back and do differently about our wedding day, and there is no doubt it is because we went with FNA for all our wedding needs. 10/10 would recommend
- Tori 10.19.22
We were absolutely beyond thrilled with our experience with the FNA team! To start, in the months leading up to our wedding they regularly reached out and made tracking payments super easy (which was much appreciated when it came to my stress level 😝). When we first booked, we had specifically requested Torri as our photographer because of her unconventional bio. As a poly queer couple, working with someone who is open minded and a little bit quirky was a must, and Torri absolutely did not disappoint. She was awesome, had a huge personality that kept some of our more difficult guest in line, and honestly every single person that interacted with her absolutely loved her. She was a blast and kept the photo process timely and painless. Chuckie was our DJ for the night and he was such a sweetheart and all around awesome time. He brought so much positive and infectious energy, changed up music to fit the vibe of the room, and definitely created a party atmosphere that my wife and I greatly appreciated. He even let us come up and DJ at one point! Overall, the team and everyone we worked with from FNA was friendly, kind, and really embraced the unique love and energy we wanted for our special day. I cannot recommend them enough!
- Gabrielle 10.16.22
"When you know, you know", and we knew knew right away that FNA was the company we wanted to DJ our wedding! Mike (DJ Demby) really took the stress out of planning and helped us fill in every detail that I didn't even consider initially. We had some awesome add-ons like sparkler cannons and the first dance on a cloud, as well as a photo booth - which was a BLAST and such great quality! But most importantly, they really knew how to keep the party going all night long, even when I got sick and had to step out for a while. Not only did Mike check on me constantly, but most of the guests were having so much fun dancing with DJ Mormille they had no clue the bride was missing LOL; that's definitely a sign of a job well done in my eyes! DJ Demby, DJ Mormille, Heather, and the entire FNA team were as professional as they were personable, and we are so grateful to have gotten to work with them!
- Sabrina 10.12.22
We used FNA for photography and DJ services and had an excellent experience. Everyone we dealt with was professional and helped us through a series of decisions. I knew I could rely on them to fill in the gaps if we missed any details, and they were truly professional and delightful to work with. Would definitely hire them again.
- Jennifer 9.29.22
I found FNA through an online Bridal Expo during covid and INSTANTLY connected with them. Our photographer was Kadyr & DJ was DJ Mormile. We were able to bundle them together and got an amazing deal. Kadyr is amazing! His work is absolutely breathtaking. And he was always ready with his camera to capture the moment! We cant wait to get all of our photos. DJ Mormile definitely knows how to party! My husband and I asked for one thing, get everyone dancing! During our phone meeting we instantly knew this was going to be fun and that we had the right DJ. We did not stop dancing, and the music set was incredible!!
- Danielle 9.5.22
I met Chuck at a bridal show and knew instantly that I was booking FNA for my wedding! The chemistry among their team is unlike anything I had experienced in meeting any other vendor! We decided to book our DJ, photographer, videographer, photo booth and monogram lighting with FNA, BEST DECISION EVER!! It was seamless to work with one vendor, rather than multiple. Karin and Chuck were always so responsive and helpful with whatever question I had. DJ Meatball knew I wanted a packed dance floor, and OMG he delivered! The music was absolutely fantastic all night long! Our guests are still talking about how much fun they had!!! I danced all night long! I can’t wait to have DJ Meatball for my next event, he will be the first person I call! Torri and Andrew took amazing photos and they were a delight to work with! I know they will photograph for me again in the future! Matt was our videographer and I cannot wait to get our videos back! The mirror photo booth was a total hit! Our guests had a blast and it was so nice to have the images in an album to look at right away! I wanted our monogram lighting to include our first and last names and DJ Meatball was able to do it in a very timely manner, which was much appreciated! It was positioned perfectly behind our sweetheart table and made for a beautiful backdrop all night! I would give more stars if I could, we would HIGHLY recommend FNA for any event, but especially a wedding!!! They knew my vision and I couldn’t be happier with how our wedding day went! I will definitely use Fresh New Angle for my next event!!!
- Amy 8.13.22
If you don’t want to worry about a single thing when it comes to wedding planning, hire Fresh New Angle for EVERYTHING. We first spoke to Chuckie when we reached out for additional information about their services. From that first conversation, we felt we were in great hands, even without ever seeing them at a bridal show or any previous event. We booked them for photography, videography, and DJ/MC. Kadyr was assigned as our lead photographer. Our first experience with Kadyr was during our engagement photoshoot. He made us feel comfortable and was down with any idea we threw his way. When he delivered the photos of the photo shoot within just a few short days, we were STUNNED at how well they came out. The wedding was no different - he was an absolute blast to work with. He was well organized and coordinated traditional poses as well as captured beautiful candids throughout the day. It didn’t feel like work to get beautiful pictures, he was able to capture the natural vibe of the day without taking us away from enjoying the moments. If I ever need a photographer in the future, Kadyr will be my only choice. Matt was assigned as our lead videographer and was so easy going and pleasant to work with. He worked seamlessly with Kadyr to capture the day perfectly. We recently received our highlight video and it was beyond expectations. It took us back to that day and all the same feelings rushed back of all the fun and love we experienced. Chris and Alfredo were our second photographer and videographer. Even though they weren’t assigned as a lead, they are both extremely talented artists that delivered absolutely beautiful products. They worked well with Kadyr and Matt and were a great addition to capturing our day. DJ Frost absolutely KILLED it. Through their online portal, he was able to understand our vibe and perfectly executed it. From Donna Summer, to Grateful Dead, to Metallica and Blink 182, every single person was sweating from tearing up the dance floor all night. My guests still rave about how they’ve never danced so much at a wedding in their lives. He was so much fun to work with, even allowing me and my husband to try using the DJ equipment to mix one of the songs. I wish I could hire DJ Frost to dj every house party of ours. I wish I could just party with Chuckie on a regular basis, which is exactly what the perfect MC should feel like. Days leading up to the wedding he made my husband and I feel at ease by going through timelines, expectations, and all of our unusual requests (for example, how to incorporate the Law and Order theme song into the reception). He was professional, experienced, and just all around an awesome guy. He had our guests laughing and hyped up all night. He had great recommendations on the flow of our wedding and it made the night move so smoothly. He matched our’s and our guests’ energy to perfection which made our wedding day feel unique to us, rather than just a cookie cutter wedding atmosphere. With Fresh New Angle, not only are you hiring the best of the best, but you’re hiring people who love what they do. The greatest part of hiring FNA was feeling like you were a part of their family, with their photographer, videographer, DJ & MC working so well together and enjoying working with each other. I know for a fact, my wedding wouldn’t have been as successful if I had chosen any other vendor. I’m so sad the day is over because I want to hang out with all of these wonderful and talented people again.
- Colleen 8.27.22