Venues That Rock (November 16, 2018)
Not all venues are equal so to speak, and that is a great thing because there are so many people with different personalities and tastes. The key to picking a venue is to ask, "Would this venue fit my personality?" These clients are from Boston, so they went with a place that has a more wooden sort of speakeasy type of atmosphere. Being there felt like you were part of this secret underground party being held by people from the roaring 20s. They had the wedding ceremony at a gorgeous location nestled in the mountains, so you also had the elegance there.
Places like this bring out personalities, and let people loosen up. I love these venues that have deep histories where some claim that a ghost lives in one of the hotel rooms, that it was a former hideout for mobsters, or that old movies were filmed there. Some places are huge, and can hold tons of people, and those can be just as fun so long as it fits your personality.
I did another event this year where the clients were scary movie fans, and they had their wedding at a former psychiatric facility which had been remodeled. These types of venue decisions are one the best ways to make people remember your event because people generally associate things in groups. Sometimes if a venue, a photographer, DJ, or wedding officiant doesn't really fit into your framework of ideas it can seem disjointed.
Sometimes I meet with a potential client, and they may say that this other DJ offered to do my event for 10% off whatever you quote me. I then will ask, "Is the owner of the DJ company doing your event?" When they reply, "no," then it throws the framework into limbo. You will constantly be asking, "Who is going to really DJ my event, and what is their personality going to be?" That's why you can never go off the idea that you can match services. Just like you can't match the service provided from one doctor to another; you can't match the service provided from one DJ to another. We all have different styles, abilities, and personalities. The key to all of this is to make sure to match up those personalities with your own, so that you can achieve that "flow-state" for the event.
The beauty of my position being the owner who DJs all the events is that people get what they see. I don't have to force my way into doing an event for someone like the multi-op companies do just to fill a spot on the calendar. If a client meets with me and they get a feeling like my prices are too low, too high, our personalities don't align, or for whatever reason, then I don't take it personally at all. The relationships and marriages that I see last are those where it's not forced; these two people come together in a natural way. This is the same way you should look at how to pick a venue, and any other vendor for that matter.
Thanks for reading.
First Dance With Love (May 24, 2018)
Out of all the events during the wedding day the first dance is always the most majestic. The couple picks that very special song which signifies their love for one another. The song reveals a story into their lives as both individuals, and now a couple. We also get a glimpse into their personalities. The overall theme is a future lifetime of meaningful experiences shared together.
Flawless Outdoor Ceremony (April 18, 2018)
Flawless outdoor ceremony. I noticed that the officiant was scared to wear a microphone because he had bad experiences in the past where novice DJs didn't do the microphone correctly. Mine worked perfectly for him. Ceremony work is a science and art, and if you get a novice DJ from a multi-op company doing your ceremony it can completely destroy the vibe. It took me years to perfect my ceremony system, and it's one of the things I'm most proud of.
United States Congressman Benefit Event (February 28, 2018)
Had a wonderful time doing this event for a United States Congressman, and his guests. They just wanted some nice music to enjoy. We weren't expecting any dancing at all; a dance floor was not even installed. But, who can resist a little George Strait at the right moment? Witnessed some great two stepping that night.
Now Featuring our Neon Mirror Photo Booth (January 2, 2018)
Now featuring our neon mirror photo booth. It will be a great addition to the option lineup. Contact me for more details.