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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)

 

Tower Club Dallas Wedding Reception & Lighting

This was our 2nd time to provide services at the Tower Club in downtown Dallas. It is a very nice venue that we really enjoy working at and the views are amazing!

I’ll wait to do a full blog post talking about Michael & Ashley’s wedding once we have better pictures from one of our favorite photographers to work with, Jessica of Rae Portraits. In the meantime, here are a couple pictures of the room, the cake and a dancing shot.

**UPDATE: Full blog post about this wedding located here: Fun Tower Club Wedding Dallas

Purple uplighting at the Tower Club in Dallas
Cake Lighting at Tower Club

 

Arlington Hall Wedding DJ in Dallas Texas

When Sara and I talked for the first time, she told me about the vision she had for her wedding. Sara & Austin were planning an outdoor ceremony followed by a champagne brunch at Arlington Hall. She wanted rat pack type music, with some fun dancing songs that would be go well with the rat pack style. Being a big fan of that type of music myself, I was very excited when they chose to have me DJ their wedding.

When we met for their final planning session, we talked about their music. They gave me a small request list and said they trusted my judgement. So they wanted to give me the freedom to play whatever I thought would best fit with what they were wanting to do. They weren’t expecting a lot of dancing, since it was a morning/early afternoon wedding, but still wanted some fun, upbeat music.

The weather was perfect for the outdoor ceremony at Arlington Hall. After the ceremony, the guests had some time for cocktails and then we did introductions and the special dances. Once everyone was done eating, I shifted gears to more upbeat music to see if anyone would dance. I found out pretty quickly their friends & family really liked that music, as they kept the dance floor pretty full from the first song to the last one!

First Dance: At Last  – Etta James

Dallas DJ Discovery DJs provided the following services for this wedding
- Ceremony: Music, sound system, lav microphone for officiant
- Reception: DJ, master of ceremonies

Vendors
- DJ: Dallas DJ Discovery DJs
- Reception venue: Arlington Hall

Wedding at Village Country Club in Dallas

I had a great time getting to know Lynn & Cassie as we planned their Dallas wedding reception on June 10, 2011. They had a beautiful ceremony at the Dallas Arboretum, followed by a great wedding reception at Village Country Club in Dallas.

First Dance: You Had Me From Hello – Kenny Chesney


Dallas Wedding DJ & Lighting Services for this wedding
- Ceremony (Dallas Arboretum): Sound system, music coordination, microphones (handheld and lavalier).
- Reception: DJ, master of ceremonies & blue uplighting

Vendors
- DJ & Lighting: Discovery DJs, Dallas Wedding DJ
- Photographer: Rae Portraits
- Ceremony venue: Dallas Arboretum
- Reception venue: Village Country Club

(All pictures courtesy of Rae Portraits, Dallas Wedding Photographer)







Wedding DJ at Southfork Ranch in Parker Texas

Dean & Pam had great weather for their outdoor ceremony & reception held at Southfork Ranch in Parker (just outside of Plano). The wedding took place May 14, 2011 and was held at the famed Ewing Mansion. So, guests we able to mingle in the same house that was used for the exterior shots for the TV show Dallas.

Dean & Pam originally selected a list of music that included a lot of their favorite Country songs & artists. However, they really wanted to make sure their friends and family had a great time dancing. So, they asked me to play some newer music and to keep that going if it kept everyone dance. Well, most everyone loved that music, so I played mostly newer songs, and infused a few of their Country favorites too.

First Dance: I Cross My Heart – George Strait
 
Dallas Wedding DJ & Lighting provided:
- Ceremony: Sound system, music coordination, lavalier microphone
- Reception: DJ & master of ceremonies

Vendors
- DJ & Lighting: Discovery DJs, Plano Wedding DJ
- Photographer: Captured Image Studios (Ronnie Valentine)