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. 

Jill and Brett’s Wedding at the Montgomery Club in Chicago

DJ Ian and Assistant Hootan recently helped Jill and Brett celebrate their wedding at the Montgomery Club in Chicago’s River North area (where Paul Michaels Events is based).  

Paul Michaels Events provided full room uplighting, a photobooth, and of course an audio system appropriate for all of the couple’s guests! One of the services we pride ourselves on at Paul Michaels Events is making sure that all details are taken care of ahead of time and having the foresight to plan for any possible issues that may arise.

For Jill and Brett’s wedding, the ceremony and reception were held in the same room, with a “room flip” while guests enjoyed cocktail hour in the venue’s “Chicago Room” before re-entering for the reception. These “room flips” require a lot of coordination from all vendors in order to smoothly change the room and be prepared for the reception in under an hour. 

For this wedding, we hadn’t previously played any events at the venue, so we met with the venue staff far before the event to get a feel for the room to make sure we were providing appropriate amounts of equipment for what the couple wanted. In terms of sound coverage, many DJ companies have the “cookie cutter” approach where they use the same exact setup at every event. We know that this doesn’t work, and that audio and lighting coverage needs to be specific to the venue, and number of guests. For example, a room with tall (20-40 foot) ceilings is going to sound much different than a venue with 8 foot tall ceilings. 

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

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Wedding Ceremony and Reception DJ, Photobooth

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
VenueThe Montgomery Club Chicago, part of Gibsons Restaurant Group
Photography: Lorenzo De Gregorio Photography
Florist: Flower Life Inc

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. 

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!

 

 

 

Leah and Alex’s Wedding

Germania Place Top Wedding DJ with Bride and Groom

To finish off the long memorial day weekend, Assistant Jon and I pulled a double header this weekend to celebrate Leah and Alex’s wedding at Germania Place in Chicago. Germania Place is a beautiful venue which has been a Chicago landmark for quite some time being that it was built in the 19th century.

I really enjoyed working with Leah and Alex to pull off their dream wedding not only because of the great relationship I had fostered with them throughout the planning process, but also because I went to college with Leah and knew some of the guests and bridal party.

This wedding had a “room flip” which means we had both the ceremony and reception in the same room. To do a successful room flip it requires some major coordination by all vendors involved, but especially the venue. First we had the beautiful ceremony in the room, then all guests went into a side room for cocktail hour with live music, and then once the room was ready and all the tables and dance floor had been set up, we had everyone re-enter the room which had been completely transformed.

During dinner I could literally feel the excitement building for the “party to start”. I’ll be the first to say, that once this party started, it did not stop! We had a completely packed dance floor from beginning to end, and I know everyone had a truly amazing time.

Leah and Alex, thanks for allowing me to celebrate with you and your friends, it was truly an honor!

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!