Kristina and Tim’s Wedding at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

DJ Paul Michaels and assistant Michael were recently honored to celebrate with Kristina and Tim for their wedding at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. 

Kristina and Tim held their wedding ceremony earlier in the day at Second Presbyterian Church in Chicago. 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 Renaissance in downtown Chicago event venue space makes for a great place to hold a celebration, with an incredible view of the skyline of downtown! 

In addition to a cocktail hour setup for music in the pre-reception area, Paul Michaels Events provided full room uplighting with our elite wedding package which includes moving head lights on lighting totems. Of course, everything went exactly as planned and it was a celebration that will be happily remembered by all!

We had a blast celebrating with Kristina and Tim as well as their family and friends!

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Downtown Chicago Wedding Reception DJ, Downtown Chicago Wedding Uplighting Services

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
Photography: Prudence Photography
Floral: Flowers for Dreams

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. 

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. 

Amber and Corey’s Wedding at Columbus Park Refectory in Chicago

In late September, Amber and Corey held their wedding at the Columbus Park Refectory in Chicago. Columbus Park Refectory is a beautiful landmark showcasing Spanish-influenced architecture, arched entryways, and more, which makes it a very popular destination for weddings.

Since both the ceremony, and cocktail hour were planned to be held outdoors, the couple was scared and worried (as can be expected) considering the incredible thunderstorms that rolled through Chicago the night prior.  But, as fate would have it, the weather held out, and just as the ceremony music started, the sun peaked out from behind the clouds for just a few minutes, which made for a moment that won’t be forgotten by any of their guests (or vendors for that matter!)

DJ Terry and Assistant Adam were on the scene to create a music atmosphere every step of the way.  Amber and Corey and their guests got to follow the sounds of Paul Michaels Events every step of the way, since we provided audio coverage for every area (ceremony in the pavillion, the outdoor cocktail hour, the dinner/reception area, and of course the room for dancing!)  Of course, it wasn’t until dancing when we got to see this couple’s true colors.  They really let loose on the dance floor.

Finally, the new Mr. and Mrs. were sent off through a tunnel of sparkers for an incredible sparkler exit created by all their loved ones.  It was a great time with all ups and no downs.  

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Chicago Wedding Reception DJ, Chicago Wedding Ceremony Music, Chicago Wedding Uplighting

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: Columbus Park Refectory
Photography: Erin Hoyt Photography
Catering: Inspired Catering and Events
Videography: Newlyweds Cinema, Inc
Photobooth: XOXO Photo Box
Floral: Belles and Thistles Floral Design

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. 

Catherine and Drew’s Wedding at Pinstripes in Streeterville Downtown Chicago

Only two weeks since our last wedding at Pinstripes in Streeterville, and we’re back again to celebrate Catherine and Drew’s Wedding! Catherine and Drew came to us almost a year before their wedding (one week short of a year) as a referral from the venue due to our great track record there. We talked with Catherine and Drew about what they were looking for (and what they didn’t want for their wedding) and we knew we’d be able to provide them a perfect evening to be able to celebrate with their family and closest friends.

We set the room uplighting to a light blue/cyan color which really added some color to the room, matching with the couple’s color scheme. After cocktail hour, we really kicked it into high gear and set the tone for the night with their bridal party introductions. Based on the responses (physical, verbal, etc) from the couple’s guests, we were able to start to get a feel for the vibe that we thought would keep everyone on the dance floor throughout the party. Something that stood out about Catherine and Drew is how they barely provided any song requests before their wedding. This isn’t a bad thing at all. When we confirmed this with them during our final planning meeting, they made it clear that they only cared about a few songs, and wanted us to do what we do best! We love them for that comment!

When the dance floor opened, DJ Paul Michaels and Assistant Evan rocked with Catherine and Drew and their guests all night!

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.

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Chicago Wedding Reception DJ, Chicago Wedding Uplighting

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: Pinstripes Chicago
Photography: Angela Garbot Photography
Floral: Flowers by KH
Transportation: Windy City Limo  

Melanie and Anthony’s Wedding at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont

In Mid September we were able to help bring Melanie and Anthony’s perfect wedding to fruition. They held the wedding at the Loews O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont. We met Melanie and Anthony back in September (2019) at the Bridal Expo Chicago bridal show at Drury Lane. Right when we met them we knew we had immediately built a relationship with them, and we think at that time, they knew we would be their perfect DJs for wedding.

Melanie and Anthony had a mixed Persian/American wedding that was DJed by DJ Paul Michaels and DJ Shannon. Because of their wedding being a mixed ethnicity wedding, they knew they’d have a few out of the ordinary requests for their DJs. At Paul Michaels Events, we’ve always said that we LOVE unique weddings. Sure, we can do a ‘cookie-cutter’ wedding, but we’d much rather help make our couple’s weddings unique.

For their wedding, we brought out a larger than average sound system to cover the large ballroom at the Loews Hotel, and it sounded awesome!

While we’re always happy to work with couples to play any type of ethnic music, of course, we may not have any of our DJs who are truly familiar the music. 

Because of this, the couple additionally hired an Assyrian DJ to play the Persian and Assyrian music, since he’d be familiar with the popular songs, lyrics, etc. We were of course happy to work with him and spend time with him to make sure that we were all aligned before the couple’s wedding to make sure the transitions between DJs would be smooth and that the couple had nothing to worry about.  Of course, we were successful here!

We had a blast rocking with Melanie and Anthony and their guests until 1:30 in the morning!

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Rosemont Wedding Reception DJ, Rosemont Wedding Uplighting

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: Loews O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont
Photography: Ben Ramos Photography
Videography: Old North Film Company
Photobooth: Big Hugs Photobooth
Floral: Kio Kreations
Cake/Bakery: Cake 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. 

Taylor and JP’s Wedding at Northfork Farm in Oswego Illinois

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What an incredible wedding!

Last weekend DJ Paul Michaels and Assistant Evan celebrated with Taylor and JP for their rustic wedding at Northfork Farm in Oswego, IL. It was an excellent event and we were honored and proud to have provided our entertainment and wedding DJ services. 

We’ve worked at Northfork Farm a few times and have always had a blast. They have a beautiful venue for these summer weddings. Taylor and JP had held their ceremony outside. It was a serene setting that allowed for us to overlook some beautiful pastures. Horses ran around while the ceremony was taking place. It is great to get away from the city settings sometimes. 

What a view! After the ceremony, everyone moved into the main tent for cocktail hour. Now this wasn’t just your typical tent (like one might set up for a one time event). The tent at Northfork is a permanent structure setup on concrete…plus, it event has air conditioning and all of the comforts of a more traditional wedding reception venue..    

After a slightly delayed start to the festivities, we got the dance floor rocking, and kept it that way until the very last minute of the wedding celebration! 

If you’re looking for something a little different for your wedding or wedding reception, we highly recommend heading out to Oswego at Northfork Farm. I you like, we can assist in coordinating the venue for you. Just reach out to us by clicking here.

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Oswego Wedding Reception DJ, Oswego Wedding Ceremony DJOswego Wedding Uplighting

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: Northfork Farm in Oswego, IL
Photography and Videography: Windy City Production
Catering: My Chef Catering
Floral: Carousel Flowers

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. 

Deborah and Kristian’s Wedding at Pinstripes in Downtown Chicago

Recently we were able to work at one of our preferred venues downtown Chicago for Deborah and Kristian’s wedding at Pinstripes in Downtown Chicago. We started with the couple’s wedding ceremony, officiated by the groom’s father, and then we moved into the cocktail hour portion of the evening. This was held at a beautiful bar right next to the Chicago River Canal. After cocktail hour, the couple along with their friends and family moved back into the reception hall for dinner. That is where and when we got the dancing started!

Pinstripes is uniquely situated in the historic River East Arts Center. In 2015, it was renovated and turned into what is now Pinstripes.  We love this place as a wedding venue, and since it isn’t your typical wedding venue, it makes for a great change of pace compared to our usual venues.  After all, how many wedding venues have bowling and bocce ball available? It is awesome.

Deborah and Kristian seemed to be having a blast rocking out with their family and friends. Check out some of the pictures below!

If you’d like to have an event, wedding, reception, or any other type of party at Pinstripes, feel free to reach out to us here at Paul Michaels Events and we’d be glad to help.

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Chicago Wedding Reception DJ, Chicago Wedding Ceremony DJChicago Wedding Uplighting

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: Pinstripes in Chicago
Photography: Painted Leaf Photography
Cake/Bakery: Jennivee’s Bakery

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

Sarah and Paul’s Wedding at The Greenhouse Loft: Chicago Wedding Djs

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Sarah and Paul were wed on July 6 at the beautiful Greenhouse Loft in Chicago. Paul Michaels Events had the esteemed pleasure of providing services for their ceremony as well as the reception. This was a very unique venue, smaller than we are used to and with much more exposure from windows covering the entire back half of the room. The room looked absolutely beautiful and was incredibly decorated with greenery by Flowers for Dreams. The decor combined with our state of the art lighting really made this room look stunning!

Sarah and Paul were incredibly nice and easy to work with from the start. The ceremony took place right outside the building in front of the garden area. The rain was threatening to ruin the day, but fortunately, the only thing that came down was sunlight shining on the beautiful couple the entire evening.  It was one of the smoothest ceremonies that we’ve been party to, and that easiness lead to everyone having a great time throughout the evening.  It didn’t matter how many trains rolled by during the ceremony or how long it took for the dance party to start. Sarah and Paul kept smiles on their faces all night… which helped make our experience all the better. We couldn’t have asked for a better couple to work with. It was such an unforgettable and special day.

 

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Chicago Wedding Reception DJ, Chicago Wedding Ceremony DJChicago Wedding Uplighting

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: The Greenhouse Loft in Chicago
Photography: Kara Evans Photography
Videography: Shawn Boyle Videography
Floral: Flowers for Dreams

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. 

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. 

Sam and Peter’s Wedding at Odyssey Country Club in Tinley Park

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Sam and Peter got married at the Odyssey Country Club in Tinley Park, and we provided the entertainment.

Sam and Peter were wed on June 15th at the Odyssey Country Club in Tinley Park. and we had the great fortune of providing our entertainment services for the event. This couple went all out with the decorations. There was Full room uplighting, impressive dance floor lighting, a vintage L.O.V.E. lamp, and of course music and sound provided by Paul Michaels Events.

Although the details were all expertly arranged and set, mother nature had other plans that day. A brief but stubborn thunderstorm had the venue scrambling for a “Plan B” wedding ceremony. Thankfully veteran DJ Terry along with Assistant Adam were on the scene to help the transition go smoothly. Everything stayed on schedule and the couple was wed to sights and sounds they’ll never forget! The rest of the evening went off without a hitch. One thing was for sure, this couple was here to party.

Terry and Adam, being experts at their craft, kept the energy at a high level all night. From a spectacular bridal party introduction to ensuring the dance floor was full all evening, the reception felt like an elegant nightclub. Add a surprise beat-boxer, some breakdancing, and some very wild guests and you have the makings of a night not many will ever forget.

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

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Tinley Park Wedding Reception DJ, Tinley Park Wedding Ceremony DJTinley Park Wedding Uplighting

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:

Venue: The Odyssey Venue in Tinley Park
Photography: TWA Photography
Floral: Philips Flowers in Westmont
Cake: Leeson’s Cakes

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.