Laura and Levi’s Wedding

Wedding Guests Dancing at Thunderhawk Golf Club Beach Park IL Wedding

To finish off the 2016 wedding season (at least for myself and my staff) we just rocked out at Laura and Levi’s wedding reception at ThunderHawk Golf Club in Beach Park, IL. Laura and Levi found me as a personal referral from a fellow Chicago DJ, Laura’s step-brother. 

Laura and Levi had a beautiful ceremony at the venue where they had their friend playing guitar for their ceremony music.  Laura and Levi were unbelievably lucky to have a beautiful day (which isn’t always the case nearing the end of October in Chicagoland) and were able to have part of their cocktail hour outside, and able to take their pictures outside on the gorgeous golf course.   During cocktail hour the venue’s staff, as well as myself and Assistant Jon completed a “room flip” to convert the ceremony area into the dance floor complete with the head table. 

Once we got the night going, we kept everyone on their feet the entire night as can be seen in the pictures below.  We ended out the night with Laura and Levi’s sparkler exit to send them on their way for their honeymoon in New Zealand.

Laura and Levi:  I hope you had an amazing time in New Zealand and are still high on the excitement from the wedding. It was fantastic to work with you, and I hope I see you again in the future at your friends’ weddings!

 

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: ThunderHawk Golf Club in Beach Park, IL
Photography: Kelly Alyce Photography
Cake: Lovin Oven Cakery

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!

 

 

 

Katrina and Paul’s Wedding

Happy Wedding Couple at White Deer Run Golf Club Vernon Hills Wedding DJ Blog Cover

My assistant Aaron and I recently provided Chicago Wedding DJ services for Katrina and Paul for their wedding reception at White Deer Run Golf Club in Vernon Hills, IL after their ceremony at Park Ridge Community Church.

I’ve known both Katrina and Paul for a while (since college) so I was ecstatic when they chose me to DJ their wedding. Katrina and Paul were really an enjoyable couple to work with throughout the planning process. I helped them throughout the entire process, working with their other vendors in order to pull off a perfect reception for them.

For their wedding we had full room uplighting, and we provided additional audio in a separated room in the back area to make sure that all of their guests could hear everything clearly. We also set up the lighting totems on the opposite side of the room from the rest of the DJ setup and sound gear in order to optimize what the party looked like on and from the dance floor. As can be seen from the rest of the posts on here, I work with my couples to customize something unique to them. I don’t believe in a “cookie cutter” DJ and neither does anyone on my staff!

Katrina and Paul’s guests all danced the night away considering we had a packed dance floor the entire night!

Katrina and Paul – It looks like your honeymoon in Jamaica was incredible from the pictures I saw! It was truly an honor to be able to work with you both, especially since it’s such an honor for me to work with my friends on pulling together their perfect wedding day!

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: White Deer Run Golf Club
Photography: Cilento Photography
Cake: Lovin Oven Cakery

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!