Katherine and Brian’s Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Venue West in Chicago

Just recently DJ Paul Michaels and Assistant Jamie provided Chicago Indoor Wedding Ceremony services, and Chicago Wedding Reception DJ Services for Katherine and Brian for their wedding at Venue West in the West Loop of Chicago. 

The venue was split into three separate areas for the couple, so that all guests could attend the ceremony in the center (sadly, we didn’t get any pictures of the setup), cocktail hour in a third of the room, and then the reception was setup and ready to go in the last section.

This group of guests (and of course Katherine and Brian) were on the dance floor from beginning to end!

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

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

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: Venue West in Chicago
Photography: Gerber+Scarpelli Weddings
Catering: J&L Catering
Cake/Bakery:  J&L Catering
Florist: Elena’s Garden Floral Design and Event Planning
Coordination: J&L Catering and Paul Michaels Events

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. 

Isabel and Sam’s Wedding at the Lakewood in Chicago

We recently had the honor of working with Isabel and Sam to pull together their last minute “destination wedding” at the Lakewood in Chicago, IL. Let me take a minute to explain what I mean by that last sentence.. Isabel and Sam had originally planned to have their wedding in St. Thomas as a destination wedding, but due to the recent hurricane Irma, they had to change their plans and re-plan their wedding in only one month! 

I told the couple what I tell everyone: If you stack your list of vendors with some really great, reliable people, who are there to make sure your wedding is perfect, then you have nothing to worry about! 

I think that line couldn’t have been more true for Isabel and Sam. In one month, they were able to pull off a wedding that looked like it took at least a year to plan and organize! Their event coordinator (Emily) from Paramount Events really helped them out and played a huge part in making this happen, including referring the Isabel and Sam to Paul Michaels Events. 🙂 

We provided ceremony and reception DJ services, including full room uplighting (candlelight colored), and we also provided a wireless audio setup for cocktail hour while the venue staff flipped the room from the ceremony setup to the reception setup. 

As you can tell from the pictures, a great time was had by all!

Isabel and Sam: I’m so glad you chose to work with us and trusted us with your wedding day, even if it wasn’t your original plan, I’m glad everything worked out for you guys! Hopefully we’ll see you in the future at your friends’ weddings!

 

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Wedding Ceremony and Reception DJ

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: The Lakewood in Chicago, IL
Photography/Video: Andrew and Elisha
Florist: Vale of Enna

 

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!

Lori and Bryan’s Nellcôte Chicago Wedding

To top off a whirlwind weekend of events for us, we were honored to provide wedding DJ services and a photobooth for Lori and Bryan at Nellcôte in Chicago’s West Loop. Lori and Bryan were a referral from a mutual friend who has known Bryan since they were kids. 

As all of our clients know, we love unique weddings, and this was one of our more unique weddings this year not only due to the venue and our setup, but also since the couple wanted to skip most formalities and just get straight into hitting the dance floor with their family and friends. We had a quick (very quick, only about 4 minutes) ceremony officiated by Bryan’s sister right before dinner, then enjoyed an awesome dinner, and got right into dancing afterwards. 

We had an awesome time celebrating with Lori, Bryan, and their family and friends all night long. 

 

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: Nellcôte in Chicago
Photobooth: Paul Michaels Events
Photography: Cling & Peck
Cake: Alliance Bakery in Chicago
Florist: Anthony Gowder Designs in Chicago

 

 

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!

Heidi and Adam’s Wedding

Heidi and Adam dancing on the Clouds

I recently (May 2015) was able to be the Wedding DJ (with Assistant Amir helping me out) for Heidi and Adam, a really fun couple from the suburbs who’ve been together since 2010!

Heidi and Adam had their ceremony at the beautiful and well known Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, and then we had the reception at Room 1520 in the West Loop of Chicago where we kept a packed dance floor until the very last song!

Heidi and Adam’s friend Aaron played live music (acoustic guitar) for the cocktail hour which I thought was great (I always love it when friends can be involved in different parts of the wedding). We were really lucky to be working alongside such great vendors such as Eric Gee of Eric Gee Photography, as well as Helen from Blue Plate Chicago who handled most of the decor and catering.

This was the first wedding of the year to have the very cool “dancing on the clouds” effect as can be seen in the pictures below.  The entire room was shocked and blown away by this effect.  I love doing this because it’s such a unique thing to see at weddings these days, and if it’s kept a surprise from all guests (in this case, no one knew about it other than the other vendors) then the “wow factor” is really great.

Heidi and Adam: I really loved working with you to make your dream wedding come true, and I look forward to seeing you again at another wedding! Congratulations again!

Check out some of our snapshots from the wedding, and feel free to tag your friends! Note: These are not the pictures from the photographer, Eric Gee Photography.