Omagosh can’t believe it’s been so long since I posted here!
I had such a great day at the Gibson Ranch Wedding Expo last weekend. I met with quite a few brides & grooms looking for a dj who would work with them. I can’t believe it when they tell me they’ve spoken with djs who said they had a play list they could pick from or style they’d have to deal with. Sheesh! It’s not your show, it’s theirs! Work with the requests of your client, find a way to put some of you in the event, but it’s their celebration and ‘vision’. We are there to help them have a wonderful time and create memories to last a lifetime.
When they come up with something you know has flopped or is probably going to kill the dance floor…make sure to let them know your experience but it’s ultimately their party and just make it work. Sometimes its ok to have more of a cocktail party experience instead of an all out dance party. I’ve been pleasantly surprised several times in my career when a party that I was worrying over had no one dancing…. but the guests told me at the end it was the best time they’ve had. I had a bride who chose all ballroom and Rat Pack music and it was ended up being a killer party. They danced right up until the end.
“Just be yourself”, I’ve been told and they will have a wonderful time with you. That’s what I try to do. I’m constantly learning about people and music and types of events. I’m still really happy I walked in to an interview in ’97 not knowing how I could possibly fit in as a dj. Yet here I am, still enjoying helping people smile and dance and be happy!
Happy New Year! Here’s to 2016, let’s share love & laughter with family & friends. Set goals to smile at strangers, do a good deed, the recipients might just need that little lift or they’ll thing you’re a nut.
One of my definite goals this year is to post at least 1-2 blogs a month to keep myself creative and sane.
Everyone loves a selfie; I thought this article was cute! Ring Selfies
I am excited that I already have some great events for the new year: a few holiday parties, father daughter dance for a favorite school, another school fundraiser with bingo and dancing, and those are in January alone! Go 2016! Let’s get this party started!
I had the best time playing for a 17 year-old girl’s birthday this past weekend! They requested karaoke and dancing so it was destined to be a blast! Mom wanted her daughters party to go along with her loves, which are music and dancing. I set up while the kids were inside making their own pizzas. They kept looking outside and asking what was next.
Once the party was underway they were dancing and singing their favorite songs. Dad got into the mix with Uptown Funk and danced his butt off finishing off with splits MJ would’ve been jealous of! If you’re looking for a ‘grown-up theme for a late teens party a dance party with a dj is a good choice!
Not my most exciting blog post, guess you should’ve been there!
“The moment a groom sees his bride for the first time on their wedding day brings a flood of emotions that can hardly be described.
That’s why the videographers at Mitchell Reilly Pictures have captured those moments that are sure to make you cry tears of joy.” Richard Thompson, associate editor at Rare.
Let’s get started! I really enjoy producing video montages for weddings and special events. I think it’s a great way to view memories. It’s neat to see the brides & grooms and to get a glimpse of them growing up and the beginning of their love story. Wedding montages showcase the couple, their family and friends and are set to favorite songs that enhance the photos and video they provide. Montages are a great way to celebrate the guests of honor at events including birthdays, graduations, and anniversaries.They are also wonderful as a way to remember loved ones with Celebrations of Life, which I find extremely powerful and touching.
Brendan & Heather Wedding 2014
Casey & Sarah Wedding Montage
Bob Wheeler Celebration of Life
Aunt Delores Celebration of Life