Agata and Rui’s Wedding at the Redfield Estate in Glenview, IL

In August, DJ Terry was able to take our Chicago based Dj services to help Agata and Rui celebrate their wedding at the beautiful Redfield Estate in Glenview, IL.

The bride, being Polish was able to bring a lot of her family members from Poland, while the groom (Rui) was able to have a lot of his family come in from China. We’ve done a lot of mixed culture marriages in the past and we know how lucky this couple is to be able to have so many family members fly in for their wedding. It was a culture clash that just felt right.  Our favorite moment was during the wedding toasts when each speech utilized a translator for both polish and mandarin, so every speech was done in 3 languages (English, Polish, Mandarin).  It was quite impressive, and much appreciated for the visiting guests.

The weather was perfect on this day which took place entirely outdoors at the Redfield Estate.  The ceremony took place next to the mansion, and then after just a short walk down the path, dinner and dancing happened in the pavilion.  We were treated to many Chinese and Polish traditions throughout the night. 

We had the great privilege to be able to watch a very untraditional video dedicated to the bride and groom made entirely of stop-motion sand art. When the couple said they wanted to be able to show a video that was made for them by a family member, we of course said we’d be able to handle this in terms of providing, testing, and setting up a screen and video projector for this special presentation. 

Check out the pictures below where it looks like Agata and Rui got everything they wanted and more from DJ Terry and Paul Michaels Events, and left as happy as could be!

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Glenview Wedding Reception DJ, Glenview Wedding Ceremony DJ

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: Redfield Estate in Glenview, IL
Photography: Chi-Town Weddings
Videography: Vivid Visual
Catering: Catered by Design
Cake/Bakery: Oak Mill Bakery in Niles, 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. 

Chicago Pride Parade with KPMG

Happy Pride, KPMG!

Paul Michaels Events recently was asked to provide full sound reinforcement for KPMG on top of their double-decker bus for Chicago’s 50th annual Pride Parade. If you’re not familiar…which we don’t know why you wouldn’t be, the parade takes place through the Boystown neighborhood in the City.  It is definitely not a small ordeal as this parade usually brings out over 1 million people in the Chicago area!

KPMG had an incredibly well-branded bus that their employees were proud to walk next to while sporting KPMG balloons and giveaways!

DJ Trois and DJ Paul Michaels provided four speakers and a full DJ system, all run off a mobile generator to keep us running independently from the bus. As we’ve mentioned in past posts, we make sure to take care of all the minute details when we’re asked to perform at any event. For this event, we did a ‘site walk’ to check out the double-decker bus at Chicago Trolley and Double Decker Co to determine exactly what we’d needed in order to make sure we were doing possible to ensure that this event was the PERFECT event for KPMG

As with any outdoor event, the weather is always a concern, and although we did everything we could within our scope of control to make this a perfect event, mother nature had a different plan. Just as our bus was about to start moving to show out in the parade, the sky opened up and an unbelievable storm rolled in. Unfortunately,  that forced the parade to be canceled.

The day wasn’t a total loss, however, because the party began way before the parade was set to begin. Our friends from KPMG were able to hang out and party for pride in the bus staging area before the storm joined us!

Check out some of our pictures from the parade below!

Amanda and Michael’s Emerson Creek Pottery and Tearoom Wedding in Oswego

Amanda and Michael with Paul

Amanda and Michael tied the knot in September 2014. They chose a really unique venue to have their wedding, the Emerson Creek Pottery and Tearoom in Oswego, IL.

Photography for engagement pictures and the day of was done by Captured by Sheila, based out of Warrenville, IL.

It ended up being a perfect day (weather wise) in September, and the outdoor ceremony by the tree was beautiful!

Amanda and Michael are craft beer lovers, so they served some of their favorite craft brews including beer from Two Brothers Brewing Company in Warrenville, IL.

Amanda and Michael, thank you for letting me be a part of your very special day!

Check out some snapshots from the wedding, and feel free to tag your friends!