Archive for April, 2012

Dallas DJ at Four Seasons Wedding Las Colinas Irving Texas

Jay and Maiko–seriously two of the kindest, most thoughtful people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. The best example that shows how kind they are is the invitation I received for the wedding in the mail. In over 12 years of providing DJ and master of ceremonies for wedding receptions, I have never received an invitation to a wedding I was the DJ for. So, I wasn’t sure what to do with since of course I would be at the wedding!

I ended up emailing Jay & Maiko and let them know that if they were sending an invitation to include me in their meal count that I don’t eat at weddings. They were so nice and said they would like to include me so I could take a break and eat something. Then, after the wedding, they also sent a card with a gift for our new baby that my wife had just a couple weeks before the wedding!

I truly appreciated all their thoughtfulness and really loved working with them on planning their wedding. We had a lot of fun in our meetings–especially the final planning meeting. At that meeting, we go over name pronunciations and these were among the hardest I had ever encountered! Jay even let me know how his name is often mispronounced and would understand if I had a hard time with it. I assured him I would get it right when I introduced them at their reception.

The entire week of the wedding, I practiced the introductions more than I normally do. I was practicing a couple times each day and could practically do the introductions in my sleep! When the big moment came, I’m proud to say I got every name right–all 20+ people I introduced! I make a point of pronouncing names correctly, and since this was by far my most challenging introductions, I was very happy with the result. Several of the members of the wedding party even thanked me for saying their name right!

After the introductions and dinner, we got right into the dancing. Jay & Maiko and their guests packed the dance floor for just about every song I played from the first to the last. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the guests, from the youngest to the oldest, out on the dance floor. It truly was a memorable night for everyone!

I was fortunate to work with a great team of vendors. It was my first time to work with Tamara at the Four Seasons in Las Colinas and she was absolutely amazing! In addition, Lyly from Lyly Photography was a pleasure to work with. Not only was she great to work with at the wedding, but she was so nice after the wedding to share some pictures with me (below), which I couldn’t have been more impressed with!

First Dance: The Way You Look Tonight – Michael Buble

Dallas DJ & Lighting Services for this wedding
– Reception: Master of Ceremonies and DJ
– Lighting: Pink uplighting and cake lighting

Vendors
– DJ & Master of Ceremonies: Discovery DJ & Lighting, Dallas DJ
– Photographer: Lyly Photography
– Reception venue: Four Seasons Las Colinas/Dallas

(All pictures courtesy of Lyly Photography, Dallas Photographer)

 

Wedding Reception DJ at Dallas Petroleum Club by Discovery DJ & Lighting

Ryan & Heather’s reception on October 8, 2011 took place at a great venue overlooking the city of Dallas–the Dallas Petroleum Club. While the room presented some challenges from a sound standpoint, it was such a cool venue and I was able to work through the challenges as far as power and sound went.

When I meet with a couple for the first time, I will usually ask if they like to dance and if they think they’ll dance at their wedding. It really does help encourage guests to dance when the bride & groom dance. Well, Ryan & Heather did a great job with that, as they were out dancing almost the whole night! Not only were Ryan & Heather out there dancing, but most of their guests were too! The crowd was a lot of fun and danced to both new & old music to help celebrate Ryan & Heather’s wedding.

I always enjoy working at new venues and with new vendors. I had never been to the Petroleum Club, so it was great to get to see it and work with the staff there (they were excellent to work with). In addition, I also worked with Christopher & Angela from Lucky Pro Photography. I truly believe having a good group of vendors who communicate well and work together can help make the wedding a success. Well, Christopher and Angela were awesome to work with! Not only that, they took some amazing pictures too! They were kind enough to share the pictures with me, so I will post them below. I hope to work with them again sometime soon!

First Dance: Stay With You – John Legend

Dallas Wedding DJ & Lighting Services for this wedding
- Reception: Master of Ceremonies and DJ
- Lighting: Red accent uplighting

Vendors
- DJ & Master of Ceremonies: Discovery DJ & Lighting, Dallas DJ
- Photographer: Lucky Pro Photography
- Reception venue: Dallas Petroleum Club

(All pictures courtesy of Lucky Pro Photography, Dallas Photographer)