Stefani and Frank’s Backyard Wedding in Palatine

Most of the events we do at Paul Michaels Events take place indoors, so its always nice when we get a breath of fresh air from the great outdoors.

Thankfully DJ Brian had that pleasure providing our wedding DJ services for the wedding reception of Stefani and Frank. It took place at their beautiful home out in Palatine, IL. From the moment you stepped foot into their backyard, you were immediately welcomed to an array of amazing homemade food, tasty drinks, and super fun games. It was the best of both worlds, giving you the feeling of a big celebration along with the intimacy of a family gathering. The amount of energy that radiated from the dance floor throughout the night was that of a wedding with 10 times the guest count.  Stefani and Frank’s friends and family showed up to celebrate!

The night was filled with laughs to make you fall out of your chair and passion that would make tears fall from your eyes. As one could imagine, all the special emotions felt throughout the night culminated on the dance floor. It was a great sight to see everyone jam out to the tunes featuring some throwbacks from Ska, the Beatles and Paul Simon.

We thank Stefani and Frank for giving us the opportunity to assist them in creating some life long memories.

 

Check out some of our candid pictures below! The pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographer. 

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Palatine Wedding Reception DJ

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Photography: Kasia Vetter Photography

Abigail and Jacob’s Wedding at the University of Chicago Quadrangle Club

Mazel Tov!

Back in the beginning of August, Abigail and Jacob got the perfect day for a Chicago Summer Wedding! Abigail and Jacob were joined by their friends and family at the Quandrangle Club in Hyde Park.

After signing the Ketubah, the evening began with the Jewish wedding ceremony, officiated by Rabbi Lizzi Hedydemann. Friends of the bride and groom played viola and saxophone during the processional and recessional and we provided audio services including microphones for the ceremony.

After the ceremony, guests enjoyed a cocktail hour before the reception began! At the reception, the dancing began with the couple’s first dance, followed by a father daughter dance, a mother son dance and a mother daughter dance, which led perfectly into the start of dancing. DJ Shannon and Assistant Israel had the dance floor packed with the couple’s family and friends.

Later in the evening, they did the traditional Jewish dance called the Horah, which included lifting the bride and groom on chairs in the middle of the dance floor! Eventually, the evening came to a close as the remaining guests joined the bride and groom in dancing to a classic last dance song: “Wagon Wheel”.

 

Check out some of our candid pictures below! The pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographer. 

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Chicago Wedding Reception DJ, Chicago Wedding Ceremony DJ, Chicago Wedding Uplighting

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: Quadrangle Club in Chicago
Photography: Sara Gardner Photography
Floral: Bunches (a flower shop)

Diana and Robert’s Wedding at the Adler Planetarium

We are so glad that we could be a part of Diana and Robert’s Chicago Wedding at the Adler Planetarium. The couple originally wanted to do a Destination Wedding, but due to the challenges of the Covid weddings during the pandemic, they decided to have their wedding here in Chicago. 

The evening started with an outdoor ceremony facing the beautiful Chicago Skyline, which we provided Ceremony Audio services. During the ceremony, the couples released balloons holding a lock and key, which made for a very romantic and exciting moment on such a windy day!

After the ceremony, the guests moved to the balcony for Cocktail hour, for which we provided background music. During the Cocktail hour, guests could again enjoy the beautiful views of downtown Chicago.
 
Following the Cocktail hour, the guests moved inside and we started the reception with Bridal Party introductions! Once everyone was inside, they enjoyed a fantastic dinner buffet provided by Food For Thought, the exclusive caterer at the Adler Planetarium. The guests enjoyed background dinner music while enjoying dinner at their tables. When dinner concluded, we started dancing with the couple’s first dance. After that, we played a wide range of music, ranging from swing, to salsa, to rap, but especially throwback hip-hop (the couple’s favorite). The night ended with the couple and their friends enjoying 80s and 90s hip hop.
 
Thank you Diana and Robert for trusting Paul Michaels Events with your special day. Congratulations again!

 

Check out some of our candid pictures below! The pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographer. 

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Chicago Wedding Reception DJ, Chicago Wedding Ceremony DJ

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: Adler Planetarium in Downtown Chicago
Photography: Prudence Photography
Videography: Windy City Productions
Caterer: Food For Thought
Floral: Flowers for Dreams
Cake:  Bittersweet Pastry Shop
Planners: K and K Celebrates

Raquel and Marcos’s Wedding at Mickey Finn’s Brewery in Libertyville

Paul Michaels Events ended July with a bang, working 3 events on the last day!

One of those events took place at Mickey Finn’s Brewery in the beautiful village of Libertyville. We had the pleasure of providing our services for the lovely couple of Raquel and Marcos. The banquet space known as the “Amber Room” hosted a diverse night of decorations, food, and especially entertainment. This theme is reflected in the music featuring classic rock, country, freestyle, and many different genres from Mexico.

Most people would have seen this as a challenge, but DJ Brian saw it as a chance to create something special for our clients. Thankfully this was a crowd that loved to dance and sing, making the job much easier! You could tell they were all about having a fun and every song meant something special to them.

There was never a dull moment from the moment the ceremony started until the last song was played. That definitely helped the caricature artist get some great expressions for drawings.

We hope we have the pleasure to continue working for couples as amazing as Raquel and Marcos, making us eager to continue looking forward to the next event.

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Libertyville Wedding Reception DJ

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: Mickey Finn’s Brewery in Libertyville
Photography: Studio Pop Photography
Video: Isaac Leka Films
Caricature Artist: Hurtado Arts and Design

Check out some of our candid pictures below! The pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographer. 

Meg and John’s Wedding at Cantigny Golf in Wheaton

In late July DJ Paul Michaels and Assistant Kyle had the distinct pleasure to provide Wheaton Wedding DJ services for Meg and John. 

Meg and John live in Florida (which is also where they met) but have family in the suburbs of Chicago, so they held their wedding at Cantigny Golf Course, in their new wedding venue (built during covid).

The day of the wedding, it was such a hot day that we moved the wedding ceremony indoors (it was originally planned to be outside), and then after the ceremony concluded, all the guests went outdoors for cocktail hour while the venue did a ‘room flip’ to turn the ceremony space into a beautiful reception space. 

After dinner was over, the dance floor stayed busy with all of the couple’s family and friends!

Check out some of our candid pictures below! The pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographer. 

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Wheaton Wedding Reception DJ, Wheaton Wedding Ceremony DJ

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: Cantigny Park Weddings in Wheaton
Floral: Bonnie Flower Shop
Cake:  The Sugar Path

Katie and Andrew’s Destination Wedding at the Laurel in Dallas

Another destination wedding in the books!

We had been working with Katie and Andrew for quite a while on making their wedding a perfect reality here in Chicago, but due to COVID and other reasons, the wedding could not go on in Chicago.

Katie and Andrew called up DJ Paul Michaels with the sad news about their Chicago wedding, and although they were bummed they wouldn’t be having their wedding in Chicago, they wanted to see if Paul Michaels Events could still work with them on their wedding at their new venue in DALLAS! For their new venue, they chose Boxwood Hospitality Group‘s The Laurel which is a beautiful special events venue in Grapevine (just outside of Dallas), Texas.

For this wedding, DJ Paul Michaels flew in town the day prior (Friday) in order to make sure there was no room for error, and we hired a local DJ/Production company to handle all the DJ gear and lighting to our high standards.

The couple tied the knot at the Laurel’s in-house chapel in front of their family and friends, and then moved outside for a beautiful cocktail hour in the Dallas sun.

For the reception, DJ Paul Michaels kicked it into high gear. Once this group started dancing, we had a PACKED dance floor all night!

Katie and Andrew as well as all their family and friends had the time of their lives, and photographer Ben Ramos  (also Chicago based) was there to capture all of it!

 

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Destination Wedding Reception DJ, Destination Wedding Ceremony DJ

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: The Laurel in Grapevine Texas
Photography: Ben Ramos Photography
Video: Well Spun Weddings
Floral: Katie Bug Florals
Cake:  Butterfly Cakery

Check out some of our candid pictures below! The pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographer.