Christine Portella, the owner of Brazil Carnival, was prompt, quick to respond to all my emails and extremely easy to work with.
I connected with Christine after posting a request on Gig Salad in July 2014 for our April 2015 wedding. She was the first to respond and had been responsive to our 100+ questions for 7 months until we finally pulled the trigger to go with her 3 amazingly beautiful Samba Dancers and 3 percussionists.
From the beginning, she assured me that her dancers are the BEST, and honestly, she couldn't be more right. Christine met us in SD (we are from SF) in July 2014 and she checked out the venue and space before our wedding (once we became more serious about having samba dancers at our wedding), which was definitely necessary and made me feel more comfortable. She was honest about her thoughts/concerns and we worked through the plan together - she ultimately put our vision to life!
Our guests were AMAZED by the wonderful performance. I'm so glad we chose to have samba dancers as our entertainment and even more glad that we requested percussionists as well! Without the percussionists, we wouldn't have been able to have the true Brazilian beat and feel.
For a wedding, or any event, it's very important to have responsive vendors who actually listen to your needs. Christine exceeded my expectations. I would give Christine's service and the dancers & percussionist's performance 10 STARS!
I hope I can throw another event in San Diego only to have Brazil Carnival perform.