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. 

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!

Krystina and Dan’s Wedding

Royalty West Banquet Willow Springs Wedding DJ with Couple

We just completed a Halloween themed/masquerade wedding this past weekend for Krystina and Dan for their wedding at the Royalty West Banquet Hall couldn’t have been more perfect for them. This venue actually has a little bit of that “castle” look to it, which was awesome during Halloween. To enhance the room’s ambiance a little bit more, we used uplights to be able to give the room a really warm purple glow. Again, tying in with the halloween theme, we used the “Dancing on the Clouds” effect for their first dance which looked totally amazing and shocked everyone in the room (check out the pictures below). Krystina and Danny were definitely dancing on “Cloud 9”.

This wedding was considered a room-flip wedding for us, meaning the ceremony and the reception were in the same physical space. During cocktail hour all the guests went toward the back of the room to the bar where we used the wireless satellite speakers add-on  to ensure everyone in the back of this very long room was able to hear not only the music, but also announcements.

This was again another wedding where we worked with a photographer from Jolie Images (in this case Dimitri) who, as always, did a great job.

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 photographers. Click here to see the facebook album which includes some of these pictures!

Melissa and Joshua’s Wedding

Hilton Lisle Naperville Best Wedding DJ Blog Cover

Along with Assistant Joe’s help, I just completed Melissa and Joshua’s Naperville Wedding at the Hilton of Lisle/Naperville. Their ceremony was held at the DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church in Naperville. There were a few technical difficulties with the building (apparently the building had a power outage just hours before we got there), but we worked through it and got creative in order to make sure that the wedding was not phased by the issues and we pulled off a wonderful ceremony which was co-officiated by Reverend Denise Tracy and Melissa/Joshua’s friend, Brandon. The ceremony included items from both Melissa’s and Joshua’s background, including the San San Kudo ceremony (Japanese) and the glass smash (Jewish) traditions.

Back at the Hilton we were able to get the room looking wonderful before anyone arrived. For the reception, we had three rooms (combined) in an L shape which worked really well to make sure we had a large dance floor, a nice bar area, and a seating area. We used full room uplighting, as well as a monogram/name-in-lights add-on at this wedding as you can see in the pictures below. Melissa and Joshua worked with me to decide exactly what they wanted their name in lights to look like beforehand. During the venue site-walk before the wedding, I had a feeling that the room where all the tables for dinner were located would seem a little more empty/less exciting than the other two rooms, so I recommended the name-in-lights add-on, which turned out amazing!

We also (as can be seen in the pics) used the dancing on the clouds effect. This was a complete surprise to almost everybody except immediate family. The effect turned out great and everyone loved it!

We had Dave from Jolie Images (who I’ve worked with many times) as the photographer for the entire day. He took some really great shots of everything from group line dances to the horah as we had a packed dance floor from beginning to end!

Congratulations again to Melissa and Joshua! Thanks for having me be a part of your very special day!

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 photographers. Click here to see the facebook album which includes some of these pictures!