Sunday, January 13, 2013
Thursday, December 13, 2012
My good friends over at Candlelight Films really know how to showcase a wedding with a sneak preview. Amanda and Cameron were an exceptional couple to work with. There were so many memorable moments throughout the evening and...well...just watch the video. This is the reason I love my job. Enjoy!
Amanda + Cameron from CandleLight Films on Vimeo.
Monday, June 11, 2012
One of my favorite moments of any wedding reception is when the room is first revealed to the bride and groom before the guests have entered the reception. It can be a truly breath-taking experience to walk into a magical setting like this...and on March 24th, 2012 at the Park Cities Hilton I was able to experience this with Joe and Alicia Kiszka.
I was so thankful that the photographer, Michelle Peyronet, had the foresight to invite a 3rd shooter to capture the completed room before the guests entered (while she and the 2nd shooter were finishing the ceremony). Joe and Alicia will treasure having these detailed shots to look back on when they show their wedding pictures to friends and family in the future. As you can see in these pics the lighting played an amazing role in the backdrop of the great moments captured by the photographer.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Thank you again for EVERYTHING and I really hope you had fun and enjoyed yourself while working!! Hope to see you again soon and please send my love to Amy and thank her for letting you work instead of spend time with her :-)
Monday, June 13, 2011
I wanted to say thanks again for all your work at the reception. You did an awesome job with the music and the flow of the whole event. I honestly wasn't really expecting to have much fun at the reception because I've heard so many married couples say that all they did was play host at their receptions. Luckily Laura and I followed peoples' advice and tried to finish all the meet-and-greet stuff during the dinner hour so we could enjoy ourselves afterwards. During the honeymoon, Laura and I kept talking about how we both had an absolute blast at the reception, and how you kept the pace of the music and dancing absolutely perfect for those last ~2 hours, walking that delicate line of not being upbeat enough to keep everyone going, but not going overboard too quickly and then everyone loses interest. I saw way more people out on the dance floor than I figured there would be, and they were out there for a lot longer than I figured. A lot of my friends that I would've never pictured getting out on the dance floor were actually having a great time. We honestly received so many compliments that night and the next day about how great the music was and how much fun people had. Several people said that was the best wedding reception they'd ever been to, and a few of Laura's little sister's friends said that it was better than any of their homecomings or proms (although the open bar might've contributed to that). And the bride/groom FAQ was an awesome touch; that seemed to really draw everyone into the event, exactly like you said. It was just long enough to be fun and entertaining, but not too drawn out; again, perfect balance.
If you EVER need any type of reference or testimonial, whether written or in the form of a phone call, etc, please don't hesitate to let us know. I'd be happy to recommend your business to anyone. It's not until you've been to a wedding with a weak DJ/MC that you can truly appreciate how much difference a good one can make (and believe me, I saw probably the worst DJ in history at a wedding about 2 months ago). Thanks again for everything, let us know if you need anything in the future as far as testimonials or referrals.
Hope everything is going well, keep in touch.
Thanks, Laura & Ryan Ward
Friday, May 27, 2011
Lately I've been pondering the vision of her wedding day. Who will she marry? Will I approve? Will it be spontaneous...or will she be very planned and calculated? Will he ask me for her hand in marriage...or will they elope?
One of my biggest questions is...who will handle the entertainment? Who will we hire to represent us and our entire family on one of the biggest days of our life? There's no way for me to know at this stage in the game, but I do know this...it's the most important aspect of her wedding day...of OUR wedding day. This person will be super cool, really good at what they do...and most importantly, they will be extremely prepared in understanding what we want and what we are all about.
A wedding reception is a celebration and by definition it's all about entertainment. I've never understood how a family can spend so much time, energy and money on a single day...yet put so little importance on the most important aspect of the entire celebration.
Bottom line...get the entertainment right...and you guarantee success.
Monday, April 25, 2011
One of my main goals as an entertainment director for weddings is to go above and beyond for the bride and groom and their vision. Similarly, the parents' wishes and expectations are just as important...and arguably even more important given their years of sacrifice and selfless parenting. I can only hope to arrive at a wedding day as special as Lindsey and Bill did on 4/9/11 at Union Station after their Preston Hollow ceremony.
Thank you, Jack and Marilyn, for trusting me with Lindsey's wedding day. You are both model parents!