WEDDING TIP OF THE DAY!!

I wanted to share another wedding tip on choosing a very important wedding vendor: YOUR DJ! Often, many DJs talk about wearing a suit/tux and count that as proper appearance. That’s good- but it doesn’t cover everything. How clean is his setup? Will you see a web of wires that will earn him the name DJ Spiderman? Are his speakers clean, rust-free, and odorless? Yes– Odorless… many speakers have a carpet covering… carpet can absorb odors!!! Most importantly…. will the equipment be an eyesore in the photos? Let’s take it one step further and look at the setup we used for Mr. and Mrs. Ramnaught. Look at these two photos: Find the speaker!!!! Give up? Let’s look: It doesn’t disturb the photos one bit.. and if it’s really that annoying– it can be Photoshopped out. Neat, clean, and out of the way– how does your favorite DJ set...

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Christopher & Susan Ramnaught

Christopher contacted me with a simple request: He needed a DJ in Orlando who can cater to the craziness that is a destination wedding. They are hard to plan, as often the bride and groom are not in the States until the week of the wedding. What made A Premier Entertainment – My Dream Reception the perfect choice was the combination of DJs/MCs/even coordination along with a great expertise in Reggae music. Chris was a really unique client– he’s a DJ as well. As a matter of fact, many of his guests are– NO PRESSURE THERE! He’s worked with such great artists such as Tony Mattehorn and Buju Banton. The wedding was at the Radisson Celebration in Kissimmee, in the same banquet room as the Greg & Melinda Barned’s wedding. Photos were taken by Jenny from KC Enterprises (except the very last one)… I know I’m biased saying this, but I love working with KC Enterprises!! 🙂 Check out some great photos and videos below!!! Package chosen: Entertainment Coordinator Chevy is helping me prep music for the night. Chevy knows reggae music very well so he and I made a great team! Susan and Christopher enjoying a delicious meal! The cake ceremony was done during the wedding itself. This was the delicious desert cake. iPhone photo: myself, Chris, Susan, Chevall (notice we matched their wedding colors, lol) And of course, a YouTube video:...

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Greg & Melinda Barned – Jamaican Puerto Rican Wedding at the Radisson Resort in Celebration Orlando FL

When Greg & Melinda first met with me at our initial sales consult, I knew right away this would be an amazing wedding! She’s Puerto Rican whose family hails from Brooklyn, and Greg’s Jamaican, representin’ Queens. We kept in contact a lot recently through Facebook and I got to learn a lot about them… which helped me create some very exciting and unique introductions for them. Fast forward to May 16th, Amanda and I are setting up at the beautiful Radisson Resort in Celebration (Kissimee), Florida. The monogram (which was designed by Melinda’s niece) looked beautiful on the dance floor. The draping white swags were glowing with color thanks to our LED floods perched gracefully on top of our BOSE sound system. Outside, the sun finally hid and the rains stopped to create a slightly breezy, yet warm, warm atmosphere by the gazebo for their ceremony. Watch the video for some cool clips. I’ve also attached some photos from my iPhone. Some quick highlights: First dance, God Bless the Broken Road, was sung live by close friends. They were amazing!!! VERY custom introductions featuring a song for each couple! One of a kind monogram designed by family! Rumcake!! 😉 Package chosen: Entertainment Coordinator Ceremony System D’Elegance Lighting: Floods Only The beautiful ceremony! Hamilton, Melinda’s father, was choked up with joy as he danced with his little girl. Everyone’s ready to dance. Myself, Greg, Melinda, and Amanda! And the video:...

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Jeremy & Elizabeth Voss | Winter Haven Wedding DJ

Wow, what a wedding! To the future couples reading this, take the following tip: if you don’t want dance floor lighting, but still want the most unique of atmospheres, choose color-changing uplighting! Very few DJs in Florida have color-changing uplighting, and this is one of the many reasons Elizabeth and Jeremy Voss knew we were the right DJ company for them. Being in the middle of prom season, I was worried that my “high-dance energy rush” I’ve been stuck on may be a bit too much for the wedding. Alas, the opposite was true. These people were here for two reasons: 1) to celebrate a once-in-a-lifetime moment with Mr. and Mrs. Voss 2) to party, and party hard!! Ashly with Olivier Events did a great job creating the room setup– you have to check out the photos! She helped Jeremy & Elizabeth create some details that really made the wedding pop. One of my favorites was choosing a Norwegian Brand of water, Voss, to serve guests. I had to find out if Jeremy was associated with the company (same name)…. but it was just a [really cool] coincidence. When you click the link below to see the photos, hijacked from Kelly’s blog, and the video, be sure to pay attention on how much the uplighting changes the room ambiance. Speaking of Kelly, he was the MC for the event whilst I DJed and took care of the lighting. As always, he did an amazing job customizing every part of the reception. I will brag here, I rocked the house! 😉 I can’t lie there– I left the wedding pumped up and energized even after helping break down 42 cans of uplighting. That’s a LOT of cable! Cypresswoods is an easy load-in/load-out… not to mention their food is exquisite and service is out of this world! By the way, just to throw in a shameless plug (no punintended) on how energy efficiency: the outside setup had 12 cans of uplighting and our BOSE system setup to handle the 200+ guests as well as our console (computer, mixer, CD player, peripherals, etc) and everything ran on ONE outlet! This is a huge advantage to anyone who’s doing a wedding outdoors where power is limited OR where the hotel charges and arm & a leg for power. Highlights of the evening: The uplighting! Tri-location setup: cocktail, dinner, and dance floor all in different sections. Very elaborate decorations Hip-Hop was the preferred genre here, but everyone of all ages got down to it! Old Time Rock & Roll is still the ultimate party starter song! Package chosen: Entertainment Coordinator Color-Changing Uplights Static Uplights...

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James & Ashley Borelli's wedding at the Paradise Cove.

James & Alisha created the perfect wedding today! They chose Lake Buena Vista Watersports’s Paradise Cove, which in itself is a beautiful venue…. but we got the opportunity to transform it. Using the in-house swags, we used lights carefully aimed at various sections to color the entire reception area with an Aqua blue (one of their wedding colors) while the swag behind the head table was lit up in their secondary color (pastel pink). Floating above their heads on the swag was a custom made monogram. This one was very unique as Alisha designed it herself. You really have to see the photos and videos to appreciate how it all turned out. We also had the chance to uplight the beautiful wedding cake made by Custom Cakes by Linda (407.673.0082)… the plexiglass base shone bright! Next was the décor… it was STUNNING! Alisha’s mom, Suzanne, owns Suzanne Nichols Design Group (www.SuzanneNichols.com) and they did a beautiful job. I was blown away by the creative ideas! Now, my dear brides & grooms.. Alisha  & James had some GREAT ideas that turn into AMAZING wedding tips. Let’s discuss, shall we? Use your surroundings! For the ceremony, the groomsmen arrived on a boat. It was awesome! GO ALL OUT! Mr. and Mrs. Borelli added a unique touch by including a white dove release. Some may say “it’s played out” but in all my years of being an MC, this is the second time I’ve seen it done. NICE! Design your own monogram! We’ll help you (some DJs won’t… but that’s them, haha) Guys– do something romantic and funny! James and his crew sang “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” a la “Top Gun” style! Oh yes, I have to tell you about the food! Charles Putney, Event Designer of Arthur’s Catering, did an amazing job with the food. He and his staff were amazing to work with and created some AMAZING dishes. My favorite was the Coconut Shrimp! Theirs was the best I’ve had! I’ve work with so many wonderful couples who allow me the honor of partaking in the celebration by sharing dinner with the guests… so I’ve learned a thing or two about good eating… and the shrimp was phenomenal!! Package chosen: Entertainment Coordinator Uplighting, Swag Lighting, Pinspot Lighting Ceremony System Monogram Look at the photos in the link below and check out a cool YouTube video!...

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Mason & Kayley Cobb's Wedding

What an amazing wedding! I was the DJ whereas Kelly MC’d. (His blog can be found by clicking here. The wedding was held outside Kayley’s father’s house in a huge tent in Avon Park, FL. The location was beautiful… what once was a steep hill was paved to a nice flat area with fresh sod to hold 400+ friends and family. The coordinator, Gini Beth (http://www.ginibethsweddingsandmore.com), did an amazing job putting everything together. This was definetly a country crowd who enjoyed hits such as I’m a Cowboy, Amarillo by Morning, Cowboys Like Us, Copperheard Road, and many other hits. A few things Mr. and Mrs. Cobb did that are great wedding tips! When having your reception outdoors, make sure the DJ/band has plenty of room and coverage from the sun & wind PortaPotties are NOT fun. Consider renting a “trailer restroom” like they did. Spacious, air conditioned, and has working plumbing! Purified Water available! (Especially tasty when tap water may come from a well) Match your surroundings! They chose a nice green to match the grass and flora surrounding the house. DJ in front of dance floor. Yes! NO ONE SAT IN FRONT OF THE SPEAKERS! Check out the great photos provided by Alex Gilliard as well as some stolen (again) from Kelly’s blog. Alex’s photos are watermarked so you can tell which ones are his. Be sure to stop by his blog and check out even more photos! There’s also a GREAT video! Oh yes, and there’s one more thing…. with 400 people, Kelly and I wanted to try a new speaker arrangement, so we brought out BOTH of our BOSE systems. Can you imagine a wedding with $10,000 just in speakers filling the room with rich BOSE sound? Package Chosen: Entertainment Coordinator Extra BOSE system (compliments of A Premier Entertainment Monogram Again, pictures & video below!! Below are the photos Kelly shot! 2 Pairs of BOSE systems =  $10,000. 😉 And below is a GREAT video!!...

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