Brianna and Justin’s Wedding at Abbington Banquets in Glen Ellyn

Beautiful wedding monogram at abbington glen ellyn banquet hall

Mazel Tov Brianna and Justin! Although this couple wasn’t able to celebrate their wedding as originally planned in April 2020, after rescheduling a few times, they were able to celebrate with their family and friends with a beautiful Jewish Wedding Ceremony in 2021!

DJ Shannon and DJ Paul had the distinct honor and pleasure of being Brianna and Justin’s Downers Grove Wedding DJs at Abbington Banquet Hall.

At Paul Michaels Events we put the couple at the center of attention on their wedding day, NOT the DJs. We’re there to make sure you shine, and have an effortless and fun day, and we are there to make that magic happen, not to be the show.
In this case, as you can see in our photos (below), our DJ setup was positioned behind our lighting and speaker setup so that we could make sure the room looked incredible and we could literally spotlight our bride and groom from across the dance floor.

Whenever we work in venues with tall ceilings, or air walls (the ones that can separate larger rooms into many banquet hall rooms), we love to use our name in lights effect to personalize the space with the couple’s names. A few years back we upgraded our monogram projectors to digital projections so that we can ensure the projection looks fantastic and is crystal clear, while allowing us to project the image from nearly any angle.

Additionally, we surprised all the guests with our “dancing on the clouds” effect for Briana and Justin’s first dance as husband and wife. The effect looked beautiful and grabbed everyone’s attention for such a special moment. Luckily photographer Morgan from Indigo Lace Collective was able to capture this incredible effect!

Once we got the dancing started, DJ Shannon kept it rocking all night long!

Thanks Briana and Justin for trusting Paul Michaels Events with your big day!

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Glen Ellyn Wedding Reception DJ, Lisle Wedding Ceremony DJ

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: Abbington Banquets in Glen Ellyn Illinois
Photography: Morgan of Indigo Lace Collective
Florist: Carousel Flowers by Shamrock Garden Florist in Elmhurst
Bakery: The Baking Institute
Officiant: Rabbi Cosnowsky of Congregation Etz Chaim in Lombard
Hotel for Ceremony: Hyatt of Lisle/Naperville

Check out some of our candid pictures below! The pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographer. 

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. 

Kim and Dan’s Wedding at the Chicago Marriott Southwest in Burr Ridge

Kim and Dan came to us as a referral from one of their friends, which is TRULY the best form of flattery we can receive! Their friend who referred them to us knew that we’d take care of them as if we’ve known them for years, which is EXACTLY what we did!

Kim and Dan met on the dating app Tinder (See!? It does happen!) about a year and a half before they met with us to discuss their wedding DJ and entertainment services.

We provided Burr Ridge Wedding DJ Ceremony and Burr Ridge Wedding DJ Reception services for this couple so they could have their dream wedding! For their wedding we also provided our Chicago Wedding Photobooth services, and did a custom name in lights monogram projection (see the pictures below). In addition, we also provided audio coverage for the hallway outside where the ceremony and reception was held, so that guests were able to enjoy music during their cocktail hour while the venue did a ‘room flip’ of the reception hall to convert the ceremony space into an elegant reception space.

Kim and Dan were a blast to work with throughout the planning process, and were a blast the day of the party as well, where we kept their guests dancing from beginning to end!

Check out the pictures below for a quick recap of their wedding!

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Burr Ridge Wedding Reception DJ, Burr Ridge Wedding Ceremony DJ, Burr Ridge Wedding Photobooths

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge
Photography: The Still Life Photography
Floral: Bella Flora Weddings
Officiant: A Perfect Fit Rev

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. 

Liz and Al’s Wedding at Hilton Chicago Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center

What a fabulous way to start the wedding season for 2018! We just had a blast celebrating with Liz and Al for their beautiful wedding in Oak Brook. 

The couple held their ceremony at the hotel (in a different room) with a beautifully decorated room, with decor provided by Elegant Event Lighting

For this wedding, we provided full room up lighting (working in coordination with some uplights provided by the decor company), an animated name in lights monogram (see the video below to check out how awesome this looked), and our awesome dancing on the clouds effect as well (again, check out that video below) paired with a custom edit of the couple’s first dance song (where we removed a part of the song they didn’t want to hear). 

For anyone who hasn’t read out other event posts, something that sets us apart from other DJ companies is how we build a personal relationship with our clients and want to make sure we’ve done everything to make the event perfect for that client, as opposed to providing a cookie cutter service. 

Liz and Al’s Name in Lights Projection:

Video of Liz and Al’s First Dance: 

Check out the pictures below for a quick recap of the night!

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Wedding Reception DJ

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
VenueHilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center
Photography: Noelle Adams Photography
Florist: Little Shop on the Prairie
Quartet (Ceremony): Fretless Strings
Decor: Elegant Event Lighting

Check out some of our candid pictures below and feel free to tag yourselves on facebook by clicking here! The pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographer.