Archive for the ‘Weddings’ Category
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
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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Gaspar Garcia is a valued employee at the Downingtown Country Club. Sales Director, Sharon Hegney contacted Paul Evans on Gaspar’s behalf, Sharon wanted something special for he and Maria for their Sunday reception with Ceremony in the adjoining section of the Grand Ballroom. Paul met with Gaspar at the Club and decided to bring in Silver Sound’s bi-lingual DJ\MC Eddie Ayala to co-entertain the celebration.
Paul and Eddie split up the duties. Eddie provided the ceremony sound and programming plus a wireless microphone for the officiant. Paul setup a mix of Latin Love Songs for the cocktail hour in the foyer.
Eddie announced the bridal party in Spanish. Both sides were Spanish, so this really added to the Spanish feel. Right after the introductions the Mariachis and Mexican dancers performed, providing a very colorful presentation in full traditional decorum. Gaspar and Maria also performed a very lovely dance routine which ended with Gaspar on one knee looking up at Maria. Bravo!
Later on Paul got the crowd going playing a mix of Cumbia, Merengue, Salsa and Bachata. Eddie and Paul took turns capturing photographs and later Eddie took over the wheels of steel putting on the latest dance hits from Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and Marc Anthony. The party ended on a high note with everyone in a circle and Paul capturing their best dance moves on video which you can view below.
Sharon Hegney was a gracious host. Quite possibly the most enthusiastic catering sales manager Paul has ever worked with. Paul wanted to make sure that everyone at Downingtown Country Club was happy with the sound, lights, and MCing. Paul says that “Working with Eddie Ayala is always a blast! This DJ can hold a beat mix with the best of them!”
All the best to Gaspar y Maria!
Kiley and Eric chose beautiful Winterthur’s Reflecting Pool to hold their ceremony and reception. Dancing was held on the lower level while cocktails and catering were up around the pool. Lighting was provided by Eventions with Amber Gold breakup patterns. Ryan Winter and crew were accommodating in providing ample power to Silver Sound for our sound and lights. Ben Amaril was in town with DJ Paul Evans, who expeditiously setup 3000 watts of sound, to which photographer Tom Feehly said, “This is the best DJ sound I’ve ever heard.” Likewise, Paul Evans said “Tom is an incredible artist and I can’t wait to see the images.”
Knowing that Kiley’s Dad loves Sarah Brightman, Paul put on ‘All I ask of you’ from ‘Phantom of the Opera’ early on, and later after the welcome toast he danced with his daughter to ‘Time to say Goodbye.’ Being that the Kolb’s are from Alabama, you can imagine the reaction to ‘Sweet Home Alabama.’ In fact, the dancing was pretty strong all night and particularly at the end, with many people clapping and cheering. A good time was had by all.
Special thanks to Jen Lamb at Winterthur who sent the security to find DJ Paul Evans, who got locked behind a security gate on a dead end country road not recognized by GPS.
Kristina and Nathan were referred to Silver Sound by Trust. DJ Paul Evans was assigned to the production, a six-hour reception spanning two floors. A diverse selection of music, from the classics to modern dance to Italian to Arabian and Irish. According to Paul, “We switched a few things around to accommodate some curve balls. Working with Jerry from Perfect Setting and getting permission from Father of the Bride, Dave Gambone, we were setup on the floor right where the action was.” Christina said she couldn’t believe that it was 10:30pm and she only had a half hour to go. Despite arranging a six hour reception she wanted more time to celebrate. The Mother of the Bride, Susan, provided the Arabian music while Paul supplied the Italian tracks on for the Gambone side of the family. Nathan wanted some Irish Music so he and his friends could perform their Irish Jig. Paul said it was a demanding crowd with diverse music tastes so he and his assistant Ben made sure to cover all the bases.
Heather and Tim chose the Du Barry Room at the Hotel Dupont. Cocktails were downstairs in the Christina Room, where DJ Paul Evans and his assistant set up a separate sound system featuring a mix of songs the couple selected. The guests moved up the spiral staircase to the main party room. Heather was concerned that a planned dance set between courses might fall flat on participation. Paul called Heather and Tim to the dance floor and asked everyone to gather around and bow their heads in a solemn moment of silence. To their surprise, this was just to lure them onto the dance floor so DJ Paul Evans could suddenly hit the crowd with ‘Gotta Feeling’ by the Black Eyed Peas. As the dance song kicked in he implored everyone to clap their hands and follow Tim’s lead dancing with Heather. The set took off and went fifteen minutes strong until the main course was served. An exceptional part of the evening was the Flambe served up by the incredible wait staff under the direction of Kim and Alan at the Hotel Dupont. With the lights dimmed down for the moment, Paul played the Talking Heads, ‘Burning Down the House,’ as the Flambe’s were wheeled out to be served to the guests.
After a Penn State Sing Along, Paul played Zombie Nation for the graduates who chanted their school name. Later on, a real party ensued finishing strong with everyone chanting one more song on the dance floor. The very last song Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole was themed for Heather and Tim’s Hawaiian Honeymoon.