I met Nadia while DJing her friends reception. Nadia was a natural dancer, she connected with the repertoire. I received a call from Nadia when she was engaged to marry Andrew D’Amico and had chosen the magnificent Hotel Dupont for their celebration.
I met with Nadia and Andrew and learned that they wanted an eclectic selection from Latin Lounge with Samba underpinnings to Sade, as well as authentic Italian Love Songs to the hits of today.
Our new lighting technician, Albert, had picked up a pair of illuminated totems, along with a pair of Chauvet Intimidator Spots 350 pinspots. I made the decision to bring Albert with my illuminated facade and demo the show gratis.
After setup in the Gold Ballroom, I met the couple in the cocktail area. Surprisingly, they were very relaxed. We took a photo together just before Andrew asked about their entrance. They wanted something special. In ten minutes we choreographed a special entrance and practiced it. They were set to come in with grace and style!
Following the grand entrance were special dances and toasts. An extensive set of romantic music prefaced what would become a very packed, high-energy dance floor.
The following photos and video tell the story of a stunning ballroom and couple with a dancing crowd adjourned by an elegant colorful lighting system that really made the background pop for the event photographs.
Special thanks to Albert Scarcelle of Elegant Imagery Video Productions for capturing the party.
Special thanks to Ron Soliman for use of his gorgeous images to close out the video.
When DJ Michael Kane first met Jacqui and Eric, they told that they had a very intricate theme for their wedding day on December 29th. They wanted to completely transform the inside of the Merion Tribute House into a Winter Wonderland themed Wedding. The exterior of the estate was decorated by mother nature when snow fell earlier in the afternoon.
This special wedding package featured dual gobo projectors shooting animated snowflake patterns on the ceiling, 16 wireless LED lights set to blue for the entire night, as well as a photobooth for her guests out in the lobby.
The ceremony began in the reception area where the DJ had sound setup hidden behind the curtain onstage and a wireless microphone on a stand for the officiant in front of the stage. The stage was lined with dozens of White Eucalyptus plants as a backdrop for the service. Once the newly weds exited the room to Queen’s ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love,’ guests followed them out for cocktail hour.
While everyone was outside of the room, the catering staff quickly flipped the room to setup for dinner and DJ Michael Kane brought the house lights down, then fired up the blue uplights and focused the snowflake patterns on the ceiling. It was an impressive sight to leave a room only to return an hour later and see such a grand transition.
As soon as guests finished their entrees, the dance floor filled quickly for a long night of dancing. There was a short break from dancing for cake cutting, bouquet toss, and a garter wrapped around a pigskin that was hiked into a huddle of bachelors. One more special moment during the reception was when a groomsmen took the stage and serenaded Jacqui and Eric with his rendition of ‘You’ve lost that loving feeling.’ He was nervous getting on the mic, saying to DJ Michael Kane that he might not be able to finish the song. But sure enough the audience sang the whole song with him until the very end. It was a great performance and a special addition to the memories created that night.
Best of luck to Jacqui and Eric and thank you for trusting Silver Sound DJs to bring your vision for your wedding to fruition!
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Two fifty inch plasmas were placed on eight foot truss stands upon which their first dance and cake cutting were displayed along with the dance floor action. During the Father Daughter Dance a DVD of Kelly dancing to “Thank heaven for little Girls” with her father and other Father Daughters many years ago was projected in the background. During dinner, a slideshow was played featuring the bride and groom growing up and while they were dating. Also the photographers from Joe Craig Photo presented Paul with thirty five of the best ceremony shots and they were projected onto the screens later on during dinner in a same-day edit slideshow. This slideshow is seen below. Photographs taken by Paul’s assistant, Luke Thompson, were presented throughout the evening for the entertainment of the guests, seeing themselves up on the screens moments later.
Paul said it was a pleasure working with Richard Portney at the Manor House, also fellow member of NACE Philadelphia. Everything went smoothly with Richard’s stewardship of this special event. A signature moment at a Paul Evan’s wedding is when Paul will invite the bride onto the dance floor with him for some latin dancing. This wedding was no exception as Kelly found herself dancing merengue with Paul that night. Paul remarked, “A fast learner she was.”
During the Father Daughter Dance a DVD of Kelly dancing to
> “Thank heaven for little Girls” with her father and other Father
> Daughters many years ago was projected in the background
“It was an honor to be able to work with so many other professionals from within our hospitality industry”, said DJ Paul Evans. Together with Silver Sound DJ Taz Sellers, Paul and Taz provided both indoor and outdoor sound for cocktails and the Flag Day Ceremony. “ Eventions provided the mixing board and 4 Wireless Mics and we were up and running for the Flag Day and Grand Opening Ceremony,” said Paul..
Paul chose ‘Coming to America’ by Neil Diamond when the Flag Guard proceeded to the front and closed with a well-timed drum roll and cymbal crash for the cutting of the ribbon for the grand opening. Singers sang ‘God Bless America’, the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’, and all participated in the Pledge of Allegiance. An ever-present feeling of patriotism was in the air that day.
Then it was on to the party on the patio as well as inside Franklin Hall. While Paul played cool grooves on the patio out by the barbecue and the ceremony area, a live band performed inside. From tacos to cigars, Drexelbrook was serving all sorts of amenities. It’s going to be a great location under the leadership of The Drexelbrook team. Paul feels the space is very flexible and can envision many new enhancements going forward, including a possible tented area.
Hillary and Dennis chose a beautiful day for a garden ceremony at the Dupont Country Club, followed by cocktails on the adjoining patio and dancing in the Crystal Grand Ballroom. Hillary contacted DJ Paul Evans to add sound service for her ceremony. She had hired musicians but wanted two additional microphones with amplification. Paul assured Hillary he could accommodate her vision by providing remote sound, a lapel mic on the officiant that would also pick up the bride and groom as well as a wireless handheld mic on an adjustable stand for the readers. The plan was executed perfectly making for musicians and readers alike to sound loud and clear.
The Bridal Party was a lively bunch as you can see from the images below. They entered the reception with inflatable instruments and flashing LED glasses. Notably, when Hillary and Dennis walked in, the entire bridal party jammed out on their instruments to ‘Shook Me All Night Long’ (the whole song) before Hillary and Dennis had their first dance. Hillary had a wide-eyed expression on most of the evening, conveying that this bride came to party!
The Dupont Country Club has a large wooden dance floor to accommodate lots of dancers, great acoustics, and a friendly well-trained staff. The ballroom has an overlooking balcony from which to throw the bouquet from as well as to project a custom monogram down onto the ballroom dance floor. DuPont Country Club offers a wide area between their golf course and garden to hold ceremony indoor/outdoor cocktail hour and reception. You could say it is a multifaceted location ideal for a large and scenic wedding celebration like Hillary and Dennis had.
DJ Paul Evans was the Silver Sound DJ selected by Marybeth Colangelo and Frank Peterson after they had a meeting. “Cescaphe is a unique location because everything is done BIG”, says Paul. Paul was very enthusiastic, taking pictures throughout the night. After a warm welcome from Megan and Mike, he got to work setting up on the upper level where they sport an incredible h’orderves presentation. Following dinner was a dazzling flambé and dessert presentation to die for. Paul regrets not getting photographs of the seafood presentation because the shrimp bar extended over 10-feet featuring jumbo shrimp, crab claws, lobster tail, clams on the half shell and more.
Cescaphe also provided a large and very prominent custom monogram of the couples initials that was projected on the wall for all to see. Once the party started Marybeth and Frank were out on the floor with their guests all night. At the end of the night a young nightclub DJ, Joey Yannizzi, jumped on and performed a special guest DJ set on Paul’s console. The dancing ended on a strong note at midnight with this energetic crowd finishing out the night dancing to ‘Sexy and I Know It’ by LMFAO.
You would be hard pressed to find a more Green Wedding than Maureen and Ryan’s Saint Patrick’s Day themed wedding at Desmond Hotel this past March 17th. We are talking everything from the bride’s maid dresses to the chair wraps to the ties of the men in attendance.
The theme was only further complimented by the green LED uplights spread around the entire room by Irishman and Silver Sound DJ Dan Breslin.
Dan even added some Irish themed music such as the bridal party introduction song into the ballroom, “I’m Shipping Up To Boston” by The Dropkick Murphy’s. Dan was confident that he was going to have a big dancing crowd when he espied most of the attendants singing along in their seats during dinner. The guests singing the loudest during “On the Way To Cape May,” “Daydream Believer,” and “Can’t Smile Without You.”
Maureen, the bride, and her bridesmaids even got up on the dance floor and acted out the song “The Unicorn” by The Rovers. Dan said, “The night went very fast and everyone seemed to have the time of their lives. Including me.”
Special thanks to Lori of Stringer Photography for sharing some of the fantastic photos from the wedding.
Kristen and Jonathan decided to hold their wedding reception at the prestigious Mendenhall Inn and were excited to work with Silver Sound DJ Paul Evans. It was clear that this was an energetic crowd early in the night during introductions, where the bridal party couples had to upstage the last when announced. The introductions progressed from carrying dates out, to novelty sunglasses, and finally one groomsman who swapped his clothes with a brides maid in the hallway moments before being announced.
The pictures below were taken by Paul as well as his assistant Cal Mitchell who jumped behind the DJ console a few times to mix throughout the night. Cal is currently Paul’s apprentice to become the next great DJ at Silver Sound. We were also given some images from the photographer there that evening, a Mr. Joe Pulcinella of Joe Pucinella Photography. Thanks Joe, great shots!
That night was filled with dancing all night from the newest hits to the classics. Fathers of the newlyweds Mike and Daniel went out of their way to express their satisfaction with Paul’s services. Some of these particular songs the parents appreciated were selections from their wedding receptions, like Larry Graham’s ‘One in a Million.’
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This past Sunday, some of the finest DJs from Silver Sound DJs had the opportunity to meet and greet vendors and brides alike at the Talamore Country Club for another wonderful Bridal Event by Bouche Productions.
DJ Steve Croce said, “After not attending a bridal show in nearly two years, it was great to reconnect with friends in the industry, namely Mark Kingsdorf of Queen of Hearts Wedding Consultants and Jason Levan of Ultimate Images Photography. Many of the brides I had an opportunity to speak with were genuinely excited about the LED lighting we had on display and asked about monograms and other lighting to enhance their special day.”
On the second floor real casino games were offered to the grooms to entertain them while their fiances walked around gathered information. All proceeds from casino went to Wish Upon A Wedding to support engaged couples with terminal illnesses. The prizes given away included overnight hotel stays, golf memberships, and dinner gift certificates.
DJ Adam Moyer and DJ Mike Mandato took turns alternating between assisting brides find the right DJ for their wedding and capturing these great images. These photos feature some of the festivities going on throughout the day such as a casino table, fashion show, and presentation from Mark Kingsdorf of the Queen of Hearts.
Upon reference of the Phoenixiville Foundry, Silver Sound was contacted by event planner Tami Teaford Williams. Tami is typically a corporate planner but one of her corporate clients asked her to plan this event especially for their daughters Super Sweet Sixteen.
Realizing the scope of the event, the Director of Special Events scheduled a meeting at the Foundry with Tami, Sabrina and her mother Lisa. The meeting went exceptionally well. Everyone was into the “Nightclub Experience,” complete with the Multimedia Production. Paul pulled together an event staff of ten people to make the production happen directly under Silver Sound. Additionally, Tami and Lisa brought in people to provide the draping, furniture and elements of the “Got Circus?” theme.
VJ Gaetano played dance music videos all night, including various remixes that Sabrina wanted. Bob Tomasso and Caroline Debottis of the Foundry were very supportive. They even allowed Silver Sound to test a hazer two days prior, which allowed the light beams and laser to go airborne without setting of the alarms. Caroline stayed to the end, we got the show out in one hour and forty minutes.
From my perspective it all came together, special thanks to Lisa, Shaun and Tami for allowing me to bring my best production to the Phoenixville Foundry. Sabrina had a fantastic Super Sweet Sixteen, I think all her friends will agree.