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. 

Adriana and Michael’s Wedding at the Inn on Broadway in Rochester NY

Paul was recently back on the road for another destination wedding in Rochester, NY. Adriana and Michael tied the knot at St Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Church for a traditional Ukrainian wedding ceremony. 

Later in the day, the couple and their guests made their way to the Inn on Broadway where DJ Paul Michaels and assistant Jamie were to celebrate with them in the beautiful reception hall gorgeously decorated by Erin McDonald and his team.

Of course, Paul Michaels Events is based out of Chicago, but we do provide Destination Wedding DJ Services all over based on special request. In this case, we were able to partner with Full House Entertainment in Rochester to source most equipment locally. 

Adriana and Michael couldn’t have been luckier with timing and New York State’s COVID restrictions. Just the week before their wedding, the state opened up restrictions to allow fully vaccinated guests to roam the reception hall without masks.

Photographer Natalie and videographer Darren were there to capture every incredible moment throughout the evening. We were able to work with the couple to make sure we blended special traditions and moments from their heritages and religions into the reception to make it a perfect blending of families and welcoming of the couple into the community (as part of a Ukrainian tradition).

From the time the dance floor opened until the very last song, DJ Paul and Assistant Jamie kept the dance floor packed!

Adriana and Michael – it was a pleasure and an honor to be able to come to New York for your destination wedding in Rochester to celebrate with you and your families! 

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Destination Wedding Reception DJ

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: Inn on Broadway in Rochester New York
Photography: NSP Studio in Rochester
Videography: Jacquelyn Daley Photography
Florist/Decor: Erin McDonald Co

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.