Mary and Matt’s Wedding Reception in Hampshire IL

Mr and Mrs sign at Wedding

Almost closing out the 2020 wedding season (which was near non-existent, as can be assumed), DJ Paul Michaels and Assistant Mani recently were honored to provide Hampshire IL Wedding Reception DJ Services for Mary and Matt at a private venue in Hampshire, IL.

Matt and his family have been long time friends of Paul Michaels Events. We performed for his brother’s wedding back in 2018, and Matt is personal friends (from high school) with DJ Paul Michaels.

This was a small wedding (per COVID guidelines and requirements) of the closest family members of both the bride and groom. They started with a cocktail hour outdoors, and then moved indoors for dinner and dancing.

As with many of our 2020 weddings, our bride and groom had to be flexible with their plans, and made many adjustments over the course of the year, but they were able to have a beautiful wedding with their closest family and friends there to celebrate with them!

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Hampshire Wedding Reception DJ

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:

Venue: Private Venue
Photography: Joanna and Brett
Florist: Floral Events
Cake/Bakery: Sweet Creations by Tracy
Transportation: Way to Go Limousine

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

Tiffany and JJ’s Wedding Reception at River Roast in Downtown Chicago

We recently had the honor of working with Tiffany and JJ for their unique wedding with some fun covid adjustments! 

The couple had plans for their wedding of 200 people at River Roast, located in River North in Downtown Chicago this November. However, as we know, 2020 hasn’t panned out exactly as expected for anyone’s plans. This couple wasn’t going to let this hold them back from getting married, so they moved their wedding up a month to October to be able to take advantage of the Chicago weather.

To comply with the current (at the time) covid guidelines and regulations from the City of Chicago, the couple shortened their guest list to under 50 for the first part of the wedding at River Roast, and then had some additional guests for the second part of the wedding (more to come on that!).

Tiffany and JJ held their ceremony at St Alphonsus Church in Chicago. After the beautiful ceremony, the guests all made their way to the outdoor (but heated) patio at River Roast for cocktail hour with DJ Paul Michaels. After a nice dinner (with a few great speeches) all the guests transitioned once again to the couple’s condo association’s parking lot where DJ Shannon was ready to rock with them for an outdoor celebration!

We really love how this couple adjusted their plans throughout the year so they could celebrate their marriage safely with their family and friends!

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

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:

Venue: River Roast in Chicago, IL
Photography: Cedar and Moss
Florist: Bella Flora
Cake/Bakery: Bittersweet Bakery
Transportation: 312 Limo

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

Annie and Alex’s Destination Wedding in Grand Beach, MI

bride and groom dancing at wedding in grand beach michigan

In times like these, it’s inevitable that couples trying to have the wedding of their dreams will face countless challenges. Thankfully Annie and Alex discovered Paul Michaels Events, which had the pleasure of providing their services for their celebration of marriage in early October 2020.

Their wedding took place in the beautiful, modest village of Grand Beach, Michigan. It started off with a wonderful ceremony near the village clubhouse. The ceremony was filled with familiar faces and voices, with the bride’s brother serving as their pastor,  and the worship pastor from their home church was able to provide delightful musical selections.

The reception took place in the backyard of a lovely house down the road. It may have looked small but looks can be deceiving!

We sent two of our DJs – DJ Brian and DJ Shannon who added a new level of energy and charisma, keeping the guests delighted all night long.

No dance floor, no problem! For this COVID-era wedding, we kept the music bumping, while guests social distanced all night. Our lights electrified the fun lawn games, and with this amazing group of people, the party never stopped!

For Grand Beach being such a small town, we’re pretty sure that this event ranks near the top of the list for the most incredible parties in the area, and we’re over the top that Paul Michaels Events could help make that happen! It was an amazing experience to be a part of Annie and Alex’s special day, and Paul Michaels Events hopes to be a part of many more to come for this couple and their friends!

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

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:

Ceremony Venue: Village of Grand Beach Michigan
Photography: Annette Isabelle Photography
Catering: CK Catering
Rental House (Tents, Tables, etc): AAYS Rentals

Check out some of our candid pictures below and feel free to tag yourselves on social media by clicking here! The pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographer. 

Sara and Brad’s Wedding at the Surf Hotel and Chateau in Buena Vista, CO

What an incredible day for Sara and Brad!

The challenges of 2020 couldn’t stop Brad and Sara because they could not wait to marry each other. While Brad and Sara are originally from Chicago, they moved to Denver. So, they wanted to have a Destination Wedding to share what they love about Colorado with their family. So, they brought their family out to Colorado, and they also brought Paul Michaels Events!

 
The wedding took place in Buena Vista, Colorado, a cute town on the edge of the mountains. The venue, the Surf Hotel was right in the center of town but also had beautiful views and nature in every direction. The ceremony took place outside overlooking a river and gorgeous scenery. Paul Michaels Events provided the sound and equipment for the ceremony. It was a very special ceremony because it was officiated by the Bride’s aunt!
 
Guests enjoyed a lovely cocktail hour outside the ballroom, before filling into the ballroom and enjoyed a delicious dinner. Brad and Sara enjoyed their first dance together as a couple, and then they each shared a dance with their Moms! When the dance floor opened, it immediately filled with both friends and family enjoying the music and celebrating Brad and Sara. DJ Paul Michaels played some current favorites and some of the couples favorite throw-backs. As the celebration on the dance floor continued, guests enjoyed a photobooth and a courtyard area that had an outdoor fireplace blankets. If the smoothness of a wedding is any indication of the couple, then Brad and Sara have nothing to worry about because the wedding couldn’t have been more perfect.
 
We are so glad the Brad and Sara included us as part of their destination wedding. We wish them many years of happiness and adventures together.

 

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

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:

Venue: Surf Hotel & Chateau in Buena Vista, CO
Photography: Cameron C Photography
Videography: Brendon T. Riha Media
Floral: Growing Wild
Day-of-Coordinator:
Sylvia of Knot Just Another Wedding

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

Stephanie and Tim’s Wedding at the Lighthouse Lodge in Monticello Indiana

We all know that 2020 has been a very difficult year, but in the midst of everything that is going on Stephanie and Tim were still able to celebrate their wedding. They had a beautiful outdoor, lakeside wedding at the Lighthouse Lodge in Monticello, IN where we provided their Indiana wedding DJ Services and destination outdoor wedding ceremony DJ services.

The Lighthouse Lodge was a perfect venue for Stephanie and Time to hold their wedding and was able to have their wedding ceremony a few feet from the water with the scenery being absolutely gorgeous, as seen in the pictures below.

After the ceremony everyone was able to enjoy the cocktail hour on the lawn just next to the ceremony site. We were lucky enough to work with violinist Rachael Miller once again. Rachael played live cover songs on her electric violin, which was a nice change in pace, and an exquisite surprise for the Stephanie and Tim’s guests.

When the cocktail hour was complete the guests were seated on a outdoor deck that sat right on top of the water. Once everyone finished dinner, it was time to get the dance floor going and we didn’t want to disappoint! Stephanie and Tim chose a variety of music that covered a lot of genres and DJ Shannon was able to add his flair to make sure their dance floor stayed busy! The dance floor had an amazing amount of energy and Rachael was able to play along with our music and improvise as she went which totally had the guests amazed.

Stephanie and Tim decided to extend our services for an extra hour because they just didn’t want to let the incredible night end! We had an amazing time working with Stephanie and Tim and wish them both the best in their very bright future.  

 

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

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:

Venue: Lighthouse Lodge in Monticello, IN
Photography: Gen.One.Three
Videography: Clark Videography
Cake/Bakery: Delicious Wishes in Monooka
Live Music/Violinist: Rachael Miller

Check out some of our candid pictures below and feel free to tag yourselves on social media by clicking here! The pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographer. 

Ben’s Bar Mitzvah at Congregation Etz Chaim in Lombard

kids dancing in conga line at Bar Mitzvah

Starting off our 2020 year of events we were honored to be asked by Ben’s family to provide our DJ and entertainment services for Ben’s Bar Mitzvah at Congregation Etz Chaim in Lombard, IL. Paul Michaels Events has had a long history with the family since we’ve already performed at two of his brother’s Bar Mitzvahs in the past!

To rock this party with Ben, we sent Paul Michaels as the Emcee, DJ Alex, and dancers Jamie and Caleb. Right after services ended, everyone started filing into the synagogue’s social hall for the party to begin!

We started playing some games with the kids (and a few select adults who wanted to join in) prior to really kicking the afternoon off! Once everyone was ready, we had a grand entrance for Ben (where he entered to ‘September’ by Earth, Wind, and Fire), followed by a few quick speeches by Ben’s family, and then everyone enjoyed a great lunch buffet. After lunch ended, we got right back at it with more games, and ‘follow-me’ dances for the kids and adults (where we show everyone how to do the dance) and partied with these guys all afternoon!

Mazel Tov Ben!! Thank you again to your whole family for letting us celebrate with you!

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Lombard Bar Mitzvah DJ

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

Kristina and Tim’s Wedding at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

DJ Paul Michaels and assistant Michael were recently honored to celebrate with Kristina and Tim for their wedding at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. 

Kristina and Tim held their wedding ceremony earlier in the day at Second Presbyterian Church in Chicago. Later in the day when they arrived at the reception venue, the room was ready to go and looked beautiful for them to celebrate with their family and friends.  As you can see in the gallery below, the Renaissance in downtown Chicago event venue space makes for a great place to hold a celebration, with an incredible view of the skyline of downtown! 

In addition to a cocktail hour setup for music in the pre-reception area, Paul Michaels Events provided full room uplighting with our elite wedding package which includes moving head lights on lighting totems. Of course, everything went exactly as planned and it was a celebration that will be happily remembered by all!

We had a blast celebrating with Kristina and Tim as well as their family and friends!

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

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
Photography: Prudence Photography
Floral: Flowers for Dreams

Check out some of our candid pictures below and feel free to tag yourselves on social media by clicking here! The pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographer. 

Sara and Michael’s Wedding at Cog Hill Golf Club in Lemont

Been a minute since we’ve been to Cog Hill Golf Club…

DJ Trois and DJ Paul Michaels were able to rock out at an awesome wedding and wedding reception at Cog Hill Golf Club in Lemont with Sara and Michael and their families and friends. 

This was our first time at Cog Hill for Paul Michaels Events in a fairly long time, and it was definitely nice to be back. Cog Hill Golf Club is a great venue for weddings, corporate, and other events in Lemont. They have multiple areas that would fit your event, or you could hold your ceremony or main event in one area, cocktail hour in another, and a reception in a third.

For Sara and Michael, we wanted to make sure that we provided enough power for all of the audio to be heard clearly and correctly (as it was meant to be heard).  Obviously, you want the music and other audio to be heard and not under powered, but you we always want to ensure that we weren’t making anyone go deaf :-). To do this, we provided our base wedding PA package, along with a subwoofer. For lighting, we provided two wireless linked lighting bars… which looked awesome in this room if we do say so ourselves.

As we here at Paul Michaels Events always do, we got this party started and kept it going until the very last minute. Well, we actually went a few minutes over with the approval from the venue coordinator. Sara and Michael are such a great couple, we wish them years of happiness, and we definitely had a blast partying with all of their family and friends!

 

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Lemont Wedding Reception DJ, Lemont Wedding Uplighting Services

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: Cog Hill Golf Club in Lemont
Photography/Videography: Essence Photography and Video

Check out some of our candid pictures below and feel free to tag yourselves on social media by clicking here! The pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographer. 

Hillary and Jeff’s Wedding at Bartlett Hills Golf Club Event Venue

For Paul, it’s always an honor to provide his top tier Chicago wedding DJ services for a friend from college! DJ Paul Michaels and assistant Michael were recently honored to work the wedding for Jeff and Hillary at Bartlett Hills Golf Club Event Venue. Paul met Jeff at Bradley University where they both went to school.

Jeff and Hillary held their wedding ceremony earlier in the day at St. Matthew United Church of Christ in Wheaton, IL. Later in the day when they arrived at the reception venue, the room was ready to go and looked beautiful for them to celebrate with their family and friends.  As you can see in the gallery below, the Bartlett Hills golf club event venue space makes for a great place to hold a celebration. 

Paul Michaels Events provided full room uplighting with our elite wedding package which includes moving head lights on 2 meter tall lighting totems. With this setup, the guests were sure to be dazzled, and the additional ambiance and feel, along with the wedding guests and party, made this an ordinary wedding reception extraordinary!

Once DJ Paul and Assistant Michael got the night going, they didn’t stop until the very last song (where of course, the guests chanted for “one more song!”). 

We had a blast celebrating with Jeff and Hillary and their family and friends, and we sincerely wish them a great European honeymoon!

 

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Bartlett Wedding Reception DJ, Bartlett Wedding Uplighting Services

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: Bartlett Hills Golf Club
Photography: Jolie Images
Cake/Bakery: The Baking Institute in Northbrook, IL
Floral: Twigs Flower Shop in Lake Bluff, IL

Check out some of our candid pictures below and feel free to tag yourselves on social media by clicking here! The pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographer. 

Dj’ing the Joliet Central HS Homecoming 2019

The party never stops at Joliet Central High School, and that’s exactly what we experienced providing our DJ services for their Homecoming Dance. From the moment we started providing our tasty mashups and tunes, the room became energized, and so did the students….who seemed to stay on the dance floor the entire night.

Once they flooded the dance floor, it quickly became hard to find a spot for anyone else. That didn’t discourage these kids in the slightest, as they just kept packing the dance floor and accumulating their energy to keep the party going all night. This was partially thanks to the super exclusive musical experience these students got to be a part of by having us Dj their dance. Not only did we play their favorite jams, but did them one better: MUSIC VIDEOS! Their faces stared shockingly in amazement once they saw their favorite songs displayed on the big screen. Incredible visual displays and graphics also accompanied these videos on the screen thanks to a professional graphic artist doing live video switching.

Tag on a full overhead live controlled lighting display with the addition of full room up lighting, and you have the ultimate dance party experience. To say these kids were “lit” is merely an understatement. A new word will have to be invented for the amount of energy these kids had that night, which knowing teenagers won’t take long at all.

It was an amazing experience for us to be a part of this special night at Joliet Central High School and we can’t wait to be back to rock the party once again.  

Check out some of our candid pictures below and feel free to tag yourselves on facebook by clicking here! The pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographer.