Let's start with some pics!
*Some photos provided courtesy of Ken Cravillion
It's no longer a trend. It's here to stay. Couples are looking for other options from the traditional ballroom in a hotel. They want something unique that reflects their personality while allowing them to really tailor the look & feel. Badger State Brewing Company provides a gorgeous space for the couple looking to have that industrial chic look.
SoundFire DJ is proud to be one of the very few preferred providers that come highly recommended from this wonderful facility. We have had several successful events here, and look forward to having several more.
This space can do so much for your wedding, and I've personally seen it hold 350 guests with ease. Not to mention that if you love beer, this is definitely one of the best places to have your reception!
If you've already booked, or are considering having, your reception at Badger State Brewing Company, get in touch with us here at SoundFire DJ. We'll help you bring the very best entertainment in Northeast Wisconsin to one of the very best venues!
As an event professional, a call I get far too often, mostly from brides, is where the client is left high and dry by their friend who convinced them they could "DJ their event for cheap". However, the other day I actually got a call from one of these DJs, and I posted the story on my Facebook page. What made the call from this DJ, who fully intends to bail on his couple, even more troubling is that he has a company name, and appears to be professional to the people researching him. The other thing that made this example stand out is that I had just ended a phone call with another bride 20 minutes prior who mentioned that she was going to make this exact same mistake, and also claimed that the "friend" was part of a DJ company. Keep reading to see the excuse this DJ gave for wanting to bail...
As I get ready to do some wedding prep for my awesome couple this weekend - Hana & JJ, I have to sit and reflect on some things.
First of all 2018 is going to be an amazing year when it comes to our weddings. We have more weddings on the books than ever before, and it's only growing from here. We're so thrilled that so many couples have chosen us to entrust with the experience that they will share with their guests on one of the biggest days of their lives. They made the investment in us, and they decided that their wedding day was worth it. I want to speak for all of us here at SoundFire DJ when I give a big thank you to all of our 2018 couples!
What are we working on for 2018?
In a word - performance.
SoundFire DJ is already well-known for the awesome delivery of the "Love Story". We aren't stopping there though. This past March Alton traveled out West to study with his mentor Mark Ferrell, the OG when it comes to telling the wedding love story, and spent 2 full days doing nothing but learning how to do this better. The results so far are - more "awes", more laughs, more cheers, more tears of joy, and, most importantly, a greater emotional connection between the couple and the audience when the couple takes the dance floor for their first dance. After the day is done, this results in better memories for all in attendance.
We talk a lot during our consultations about the difference between amateur MCs and professional MCs. Although we already repeatedly receive comments from guests such as, "I can tell you've done this before. Were you ever in broadcast?" or "Thanks for not sounding corny like the last DJ we saw at a wedding." - it's not enough. Again, we have been taking professional classes to further develop and refine our skills as the spokesperson who will represent you on a microphone in front of your friends & family. This makes a huge difference when it comes to how people experience your event!
The bottom line is your event deserves better than "cheesy shtick". You have something very real to celebrate, and the spokesperson you hire needs to be in tune with that. We take this very seriously.
Of course, the music is important too, and that's only getting better as well. For the past few years we've been bringing a level of skill to DJing that you rarely see in Northeast Wisconsin. We're not the human jukebox pressing shuffle on a playlist. We're DJs. We study the skill of taking you and your guests on a musical journey, and the learning never stops. Until you've experienced a wedding with us, you don't know what you're missing. We keep the music going with seamless transitions from song to song where everything stays on the beat, along with creative ideas that have crowds reacting like this:
See you at your events everyone!
If you'd like to learn more about how SoundFire DJ can make your event look like the pictures above, get in touch!
Our last wedding of the main wedding season!
What a way to send things off! We had such an incredible time with the DuFrane's & the Groose families. They had a beautiful reception up at The Carrington, which is part of The Landmark Resort, in Egg Harbor (our second time being up there this year). What was also very special about this event is Mike Rakovszky from Advanced Entertainment DJ service came along to co-chair the event under the SoundFire DJ flag. It's something special when DJ companies can work together to help bring an amazing experience to each other's events.
Our couple had their ceremony service at a nearby church, and then the doors for their guests opened at 5pm for the reception. Guests were immediately greeted with tasteful selections of Adult Contemporary music based on Adam & Megan's requests, and music we expertly curate based on their tastes.
Right before we began dinner ...
Earlier this month we had the pleasure of bringing to a reality all of the hard work that was prepared for Matt & Krista. It was a beautiful day with a beautiful ceremony at the Botanical Gardens here in Green Bay, WI.
We had the pleasure of working with Vicky Gilson Photography who captured the beautiful memories in which we helped to contribute. Here are a couple beautiful examples of Vicky's work:
We had an absolutely incredible time with the Brzozowski & Martinez wedding party this past weekend. They had the most beautiful ceremony & reception at Barnsite Retreat & Events Center located in Kewaunee, WI. SoundFire DJ had the pleasure of coordinating their wedding with Kyra Rane Photography and ZoZo's Kitchen. Everything went extremely smooth for Timothee & Brittany, and we were so honored to be a part of one of the biggest days in their lives!
First, as has been in the news the past couple weeks, Jerika Bolen passed away on 9/22/2016. Exactly 2 months since we had the honor of providing the entertainment for her prom. This past Saturday Jerika had her funeral, which was kept private in lieu of all the attention her story had received. Sadly, we were not able to attend due to our commitments to our couples. Everyone here at SoundFire DJ sends our deepest condolences to Jen Bolen along with other family & friends of Jerika.
We didn't get to know her for very long, but she left an impression on us that will stay with us for a lifetime.
Jerika's obituary can be found here.
We had two amazing events this past weekend. That's right, SoundFire DJ is growing, and we're doing so
SoundFire DJ would like to congratulate Dan & Emily Elliott on their wedding 9/24/16! It was an absolute pleasure to work with them, and we'll definitely be staying in touch. I love it when we not only have satisfied couples, but new friends as well!
This isn't the only blog on this website! We have our blog entitled, "Wedding Pro Tips" which hundreds of Northeast Wisconsin couples have found very helpful. However, since it's not on the top level of our page, not everyone finds it easily. Also, we like to update our guests and clients with news besides our helpful wedding pro tips, and doing that under a blog titled "Wedding Pro Tips" doesn't accurately describe content other than that. Therefore, we are starting this top-level blog to tell you about our new developments, our thoughts, and anything else we want to share! Be sure to add us to your RSS feed. Thanks!