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

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. 

Wear Blue Run to Remember Gala at the Union League Club in Chicago

Blue Gala Fundraiser

The Wear Blue: Run to Remember Organization held their Annual Gala on July 19 at Chicago’s Legendary Union League Club in Downtown Chicago. We here at Paul Michaels Events had the honor of providing Dj and entertainment services for the evening. This organization takes on the incredibly challenging, but incredibly wonderful tasks of providing support to families who have lost their loved ones serving in the military.

They do this by hosting multiple running events throughout the country. Families are invited to train and participate in these events with other families who have gone through similar experiences. Their process helps people realize that they have the strength to ability to do anything they set their mind to; helping them complete physical feats they would have never thought possible. Most importantly these families do it all in remembrance of their fallen loved ones.

The night was definitely one to remember. It began with the national anthem played by a trumpeter and members of the US Marine Corps presenting the flag. Dinner service included presentations by a few members of the organization. They shared stories and memories about their journey with Wear Blue. It was an emotional, heartfelt event all around, but the stories these members shared really tugged at your heart and made everyone proud to be apart of the event. 

Many showed their generous side by donating directly to the organization, and others helped by bidding in a charity auction that offered everything from sports packages to vacation getaways. 

Once one of the spokeswomen gave us the cue, it was finally our time to shine and open the dance floor. DJ Brian and DJ Paul Michaels hit the crowd hard with all of the best dance hits to lift their spirits sky-high. They turned the final hour in Power hour and didn’t let one foot leave the dance floor. This organization is all about support and uplifting people who have experienced some bad things in life, and we couldn’t have been happier to have been able to play a part. 

See you next year at the Gala!


Check out some of our pictures from the event below!

Steven and Peter’s Wedding at the Westin O’Hare in Rosemont

30 years together, and 10 years married!

We had the esteemed pleasure of providing entertainment services for Stephen and Peter on June 22. They were celebrating their 10-year wedding anniversary (30 years together) at the Westin O’Hare in Rosemont.

Appropriately, this took place the weekend before Chicago’s Pride festival. It was a beautiful sight to see just how much pride Stephen and Peter took in not only planning a spectacular celebration, but who they are as a couple.

The room was truly a feature presentation that included impressive full room up-lighting and dance floor lighting, their name in lights, and a slide show of their wonderful journey together. Paul Michaels Events also provided their astounding sound system and musical stylings entertainment for their Wedding Reception, of course. Stephen and Peter along with their family and friends filled the room with much a great emotion during their welcoming video presentation.

Even after such an emotional first half of the evening, DJ Trois and DJ Brian had no problem getting people right out of their seats and onto the dance floor after dinner. They started out slow in order to warm everyone up for dancing after a hearty dinner and then BOOM, immediately hit them with that energy that we love bringing to every event.

Stephen and Peter’s musical flavor filled the room with the right vibe, and the flashing lights and a video montage made it almost impossible to leave this party.

If you ever need a couple to give you relationship advice, make a playlist, or even give you dance lessons, Stephen and Peter are the guys for you! We couldn’t have asked for a better couple to work with, and we are so fortunate to have helped make their 10 year anniversary the celebration of a lifetime.


Services by Paul Michaels Events: Rosemont O’Hare Wedding Reception DJ, Rosemont O’Hare Wedding Uplighting

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:

VenueWestin O’Hare Rosemont
Photography: Access Destination Event Services – Chicago

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.