Laura and Gary’s Northfork Farm Wedding

This past weekend, assistant Michael and I (Paul) just wrapped up Laura and Gary’s wedding at Northfork Farm in Oswego, IL.

This was our first time at Northfork Farm, which was honestly a great venue if you’re looking for a farm style wedding venue. We had the ceremony outside with horses running around in the background of the ceremony (behind Laura and Gary and the officiant), and then moved to the outdoor patio for cocktail hour. After cocktail hour, everyone moved into the tent (which did have air conditioning – unlike many tent receptions) where the area was beautifully decorated with their wedding colors (teal and white with some grey tones). We provided uplighting for this wedding, which really pulled the decor together.

This was not only a beautiful wedding, but also a really fun wedding (as can be seen in the pictures below). Once we started dancing, the party didn’t stop until the very end!

Laura and Gary: I love that you knew that you wanted to hire us before even meeting with me after seeing us in action at Marc and Kara’s wedding. It was great working with you, and we’re looking forward to seeing you at other friends’ weddings in the future!

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: Northfork Farm in Oswego, IL
Photography: Jolie Images
Videographer:  Shawn Boyle Video
Caterer: Taste of Home Catering of Hinsdale, IL
Florist: Schaefers Greenhouse of Montgomery, IL

 

 

Check out some of our candid pictures below and feel free to tag yourselves on social media! The pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographer. Click here to see the facebook album which includes some of these pictures!

Victoria and Brian’s Wedding

Let me start by saying I (Paul) personally love providing DJ and entertainment services for weddings of my friends! It is such an honor every time to be able to deliver a service to my friends that they will remember for their lifetime. This past wedding for my friends Victoria and Brian was no exception. Victoria and I went to college together and took many classes together, so when she contacted me to DJ her Chicago wedding, I couldn’t have been happier. 

Victoria and Brian had their wedding ceremony at a local church in Chicagoland and then came to The Montebello Estate in Lemont, IL to have their cocktail hour and wedding reception. Even though the day started out a little dreary it cleared up for their wedding just in time. We had a beautiful cocktail hour outside of the venue by the Monte Bello Estate’s new outdoor bar, and by their pool. Once we got the party going, we had a totally awesome time rocking out with Victoria, Brian, and all of their friends and family, and ended the night with a sparkler exit to send off our bride and groom.  

Victoria and Brian – Thank you for asking me to personally be your DJ, it really means a lot. I hope you had an incredible time on your honeymoon in St Lucia!

 

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: The Monte Bello Estate in Lemont, IL
Photography: Pam Cooley Photography of Peoria, IL
Videography: Jordan from The Film Jar
Floral: Flowers by Steen

 

Check out some of our candid pictures below and feel free to tag yourselves on social media! The pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographer. Click here to see the facebook album which includes some of these pictures!

Alissa and Justin’s Brookfield Zoo Wedding

Happy Wedding Couple with Great Wedding DJ Entertainment Brookfield Zoo Lyons

I just completed another wedding at Brookfield Zoo assisted by DJ Terry for my friends Alissa and Justin who said “I do” at the Zoo!

The story of how I know the couple is actually one of the more interesting ones. I met Justin my freshmen year of high school (which now seems like it was ages ago) from a youth group we were both involved in, and I met Alissa in college at Bradley University. When I saw the two of them were dating, I felt like my worlds were colliding! This is the world of online dating, and I am fully supportive. ūüôā

Their ceremony was one to remember since it was in the underwater observatory for the dolphins. They had the chuppah (Jewish wedding tradition) set up and right behind the couple there were literally dolphins swimming in the background! How amazing is that?

For cocktail hour, the couple and their guests moved to the primate house and got to see some very cool animals up close! After cocktail hour, everyone moved to the discovery center for the reception.

As a special effect, we used the “Dancing on the Clouds” effect during their first dance which was a surprise to nearly everyone (Justin only found out about it the day before the wedding). The effect looked amazing, but sadly we don’t have any pictures of this since both Terry and I were busy at the time. If I can find some pictures from guests or from the professional photographer, I’ll try to include them later.

Everyone danced all night and we had an absolutely packed dance floor until the very last minute (including when Justin’s shirt came off!)
Alissa and Justin РThank you for letting me have the honor of not only being your DJ for your wedding, but also a friend through the years.

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: Brookfield Zoo РBrookfield, IL
Photography: Concept One Photography РBloomingdale, IL
Florist: Shamrock Garden Florist – Riverside, IL

Check out some of our candid pictures below and feel free to tag yourselves on social media! The pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographer. Click here to see the facebook album which includes some of these pictures!

Adrienne and Bryan’s Bull Valley Golf Club Wedding in Woodstock

DJ Paul with Adrienne and Bryan at their wedding in Woodstock IL

Last weekend I was able to provide outstanding Woodstock, IL (Rockford area) wedding reception services for Adrienne and Bryan at Bull Valley Golf Club. They had a beautiful outdoor ceremony in the grass just outside the golf club (as seen in the pictures below).

I’ve known Adrienne for quite a few years now, and had the pleasure of getting to know Bryan throughout our planning process. For this wedding I was able to be extremely involved in the wedding planning process (outside of entertainment services) and was happy to help Adrienne and Bryan make many decisions and influence so many of their choices.

The golf club had an interesting setup, which I was able to see in person during my customary in-person site/venue walk a few months prior to their wedding. We had all of the tables for dinner and speeches set up in an adjacent room to our main setup and dance floor. This added an extra level of complexity in terms of set up for Assistant Jon and me. We set up two speakers in the dining area which were connected wirelessly to the main system. This made it so we were able to make sure all guests could clearly hear the speeches and announcements while they were in their seats. The alternative (and what many would do here) is to set up one or two speakers closest to our main DJ set up, and then crank them up so everyone in the other room could hear everything. This would work, but it would more than likely make the guests sitting close to those speakers pretty angry with us blasting everything through their ear drums. We were all pretty pleased with this wireless setup.

Some of the other services we provided are full room uplighting for both rooms, as well as a custom name in lights monogram which was projected over a very large wall in the dancing area/room. Originally we hadn’t planned on having these add-ons, but as I got to know Adrienne and Bryan, and their vision for their wedding, I knew what was needed to bring their dream wedding to life!

Adrienne and Bryan: It was truly a pleasure working with you to make this dream day a reality! I can personally say that I know all of your guests had an awesome time celebrating with you, to the point that one of them even ripped his slacks while dancing (pictured below)! ¬†Looking forward to seeing you in the future at your friends’ weddings, and I hope you had an amazing time on your honeymoon in Antigua!

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: Bull Valley Golf Club, Woodstock, IL
Photography: Anna Urban Photography
Videography: Just Hitched Wedding Films
Cake: Lovin Oven Cakery
Decor/Flowers: Kimberose, McHenry, IL

Check out some of our candid pictures below and feel free to tag yourselves on social media! The pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographer. Click here to see the facebook album which includes some of these pictures!