Author - Paul Evans

Maureen & Ryan’s Green Wedding at Desmond Hotel

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 & Jonathan’s Reception at Mendenahll Inn

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.’

If you are interested in becoming the newest edition to Silver Sound like Cal, you can click here to read more about what it takes to be a Professional DJ and contact us to inquire.

Bridal Event by Bouche Productions at Talamore C.C.

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.

 

Sabrina’s Super Sweet 16

Sabrina's Super Sweet 16

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.



 

Gaspar & Maria’s Wedding Reception at Downingtown C.C.

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 & Eric’s Wedding at Winterthur

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 & Nathan’s Wedding Reception at Trust

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 & Tim’s Wedding Reception at Hotel DuPont

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.

 

 

Silver Sound Wedding Reception at Hotel DuPont from Paul Evans on Vimeo.

Justin & Marissa’s Wedding

Marissa and Justin were in need of a DJ well versed with Latin Music and all the latest high energy dance music. Meeting with them, DJ Paul Evans was confident that he could bring them the music mix they needed. Marissa and Justin chose beautiful Deerfield Country Club as the location for their ceremony and reception.  When Paul arrived with Silver Sound DJ Taz Sellers, they thought “how beautiful, how spacious.”  Tall ceilings, white pillars, everything was so clean and new looking. Marissa and Justin chose to enhance the look of the room with an up light package.  Fourteen LED color bar up lights were lined around the room and augmented by DJ Paul Evans water, laser and LED panel lights for the dance floor and ceiling.

There was a cocktail hour featuring romantic Latin love songs from artists such as Luiz Miguel and Alejandro Fernandez.  Everyone took their seats for the ceremony which was held right on the dance floor. Paul thought this was very easy on the guests and the couple because right after their vows, they were able to go  right into their first dance as husband and wife, ‘Halo’ by Beyonce.  This dance was immediately followed by the parent dances and then into Merengue to get everyone on their feet.

Another special treat during the evening is when our groom, Justin, and his friends performed a couple numbers live on guitars, bass, and vocals for an appreciative audience.

As the sun went down the up light colors became richer, more prominent and were set to sound-active mode. You can see in the images and video below that the crowd connected very well with the music played throughout the evening.  If you were in attendance that evening you would have heard Salsa, Cumbia, Dance Hits, Hip Hop, and a Mexican Line dance that had a full dance floor moving until the very last note.

Working with Steve Gergis the Maitre’D was a great experience.  He is well liked by his staff and on his game, making sure everyone has everything they need.  Special thanks to Silver Sound DJ Taz Sellers for the great pictures provided and please enjoy the high energy video shot by DJ Paul Evans.

Silver Sound DJ Paul Evans at Deerfield Country Club from Paul Evans on Vimeo.

 

Lindsay & Chad Luzier Wedding Reception

Lindsay and Chad live in Baltimore, MD. However, they chose the scenic The Baywood Greens in Longneck DE for their Ceremony and Reception. It was blue skies over the beautifully landscaped gardens, causeways with a lake with an arched bridge as a backdrop for the Ceremony. Due to the distance constraints, Silver Sound DJ Paul Evans was able to utilize Skype to conduct a client consultation. He was excited to be chosen despite the distance and pledged to bring great sound and lighting. Will was on hand with Paul to capture some of the moments. Nearly 200 images were emailed promptly after the reception while Lindsay and Chad were on their honeymoon to which they replied,
“Thank you so much not only for the beautiful pictures, but also for being our DJ. We had a wonderful time, and cannot thank you enough. We are in Aruba now for the honeymoon and just happened to be checking our email, and it was such a nice surprise to see these beautiful pictures while we are still here! That was very special, so thank you very much!”

There was lots of dancing interspersed with backdrop pictures on the lobby balcony as well as enjoying the breezy view from the ballroom balcony. Special thanks to Lauren Hanna at Baywood Greens, who always has kind words for Silver Sound, mentioning us to her clients. It makes the drive worthwhile to work with such an enthusiastic facility professional surrounded by the most scenic manicured grounds we have ever seen. All the best to Lindsay and Chad and thanks for trusting us from such a long distance.

Lindsay & Chad Wedding Reception at Baywood Greens from Paul Evans on Vimeo.