The sound of racing cars flew into the Tufte Center at Road America as Tyler and Alyssa set up for Kurt and Gaby’s wedding reception. The industrial trussing of SoundFire DJ’s Brilliance Option was set facing the front of the dance floor, where two moving heads and four wash lights would be mounted, eagerly waiting to be used for an epic party. We placed sixteen lights to balance out the room, enhance the soft vibe, and flood the walls with a soft blush, rose-gold color. Flower arrangements made by Gaby’s mom, Ginnie, provided the perfect finishing touches of the romantically chic room.
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On one of the most beautiful August days, Johanna and Aaron celebrated their marriage with their closest friends and family. Under a large tent decorated by the team at Sash & Bow in the Green Bay Botanical Gardens, each plate was adorned with a packet of seeds, and each table had a description of favorite places Johanna and Aaron had been to, such as, “The Spotted Cat: our favorite little jazz club in New Orleans.” The kissing wheel was set up in anticipation of the couple of honor kissing throughout dinner.
Ninty-mile an hour straight-line winds were not what Laura and Dan ordered for their wedding day. With trees toppled over, power lines down, and branches lining the streets, family and friends still gathered to support Laura and Dan say I do. Their ceremony didn’t have any power, but it was a magical moment, as Laura walked down the aisle, her beautiful strapless, full-length Cinderella gown sparkling in the post-storm lull.
Fortunately, the Red Lion, Paper Valley Hotel had power for Laura and Dan’s Disney themed reception. Cocktail hour was held in the reception hall, with décor to match Laura’s love for Disney. Every guest was assigned a Disney character, which matched with a dinner table. Everything was soft, purple, silver, and fairy-tale like.
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This wedding was one for the record books in terms of how amazing everything was, and how much fun you could tell everyone had. The day started sunny & breezy on the west lawn of Stone Harbor where the ceremony took place. With a beautiful view of the canal set as the backdrop guests were quickly filling the couple hundred seats they had set out. Among some ambient music to set the mood, our wedding party prepped for their entrance. The music briefly paused, and the wedding party entered. Just before the bride's processional, the music paused again only to be replaced by the sound of Detroit muscle as Mike Rankin escorted his daughter to the ceremony site in his classic 'Cuda muscle car.
The audience gave their first of many thunderous cheers for our couple that day. Music resumed, and the ceremony took place with ease.
West met Midwest on 7/7/18 for an epic celebration!
With one of the most beautiful days weather-wise we've had this summer, we were able to bring the celebration of a lifetime to Kirsten & Garo Masrelian at Badger State Brewing Company.
Our day began with arrival and setup at 10am, with one of the first things being rolled in was our new DJ booth. (We're still coming up with names for it. If you have a sweet idea for a DJ booth name, leave it in the comments!) Followed by the rest of our gear for the day. The game plan for the day? Ceremony outdoors on the lawn, followed by appetizers and drinks inside, the wedding party arrival after departing for photos, dinner, and dancing!
Why we titled this "West met Midwest..." is that our bride Kirsten is a native from De Pere, but our groom Garo, hails from Los Angeles! Our couple met at a roulette table in Las Vegas of all places, and Garo, after being quite taken by Kirsten, moved to De Pere only 4 months after meeting Kirsten. How do we know this? Because we know their whole love story, and had the honor of sharing it with their guests with reactions of excitement, laughter, sentiment, and love.
In honor of our couple we prepared and delivered on several musical nuances to please both our Midwestern and West Coast guests. I'd say the results turned out pretty well.
It's always our #1 focus to make sure our couples and their guests have the very best time possible. The photo just above this text is taken after 10pm, and the energy stayed this high all the way up to our very last song of the night, and the encore song that followed.
After our night ended, we commemorated the moment with one last picture. As a DJ, it's one of the most satisfying things to see so many smiling faces from beginning to the end. Check it out:
From all of us at SoundFire DJ, we'd like to wish Mr. & Mrs. Garo & Kirsten Masrelian the absolute best in their future together as husband & wife. It was an honor to be a part of helping them make these amazing memories that they will take with them for the rest of their marriage.
Special shout outs to a few other wonderful professionals that were an integral part of their day:
Chefusion - caterer
Let it Rain Studios (Eric Johnson) - photographer
No, it's not a corn hole toss game ... Watch the video to see the reveal!!
We're so excited to be bringing something special to our 2018 and beyond clients. This will be for those who have chosen to work with Alton. We will be working on getting Tyler hooked up with a booth too, but a date has not yet been determined.
To inaugurate our new video booth we're going to be doing something special for all 2018 and 2019 clients that have booked with Alton before 6/30/18 - we're going to give you a free animated monogram that will be displayed on the booth intermittently throughout your reception. This is a $350 option we want to give as a thank you to those who have chosen to entrust their events with us. That also means there's still time to book with Alton to get this service!
Here's the catch though, and while this should be common sense, we need to say it anyway. The booth will only work for events where it will be compatible with the setting/venue. For the most part that means that it will need to be a place that has rolling accessibility from where we unload all the way to where the booth will be placed. It will not roll on grass or soft surfaces. We will not be able to accommodate stages unless they have adequate ramp access, undersized elevators where the booth cannot fit, and absolutely no stairs.
For venues where the booth is incompatible we will bring our tried & true setup, that our couples have loved for years, to rock your event.
Again, we are so excited to be bringing this new feature to SoundFire DJ, and use it as an amazing tool to enhance your event!
See you soon!!