There are few things that can “dampen” spirits when there is a wedding afoot. However, when a hurricane gets thrown into the mix, that changes things. Kyle and Lindsey had a simple, beautiful plan. Wedding on the beach at Bald Head Island, reception at the beach house. With weather impending, Kyle’s mom Carol snapped into action! She crafted a new plan that moved the wedding ceremony up to the house and the reception to the Bald Head Association Center. As the week went on and the weather forecast grew more bleak, Carole sprung into action once more. The ceremony was then moved to the beautiful Bald Head Island Chapel and the reception was still to be at the association center. Now with a solid plan, Carol also handled all of the floral arrangements for the event and awaited the arrival of family and friends. Then there was the small matter of the ferry. There was some fear of the winds from the impending HURRICANE exceeding the maximum safe speeds for the ferry to operate. Thankfully, there were no such complications. All guests arrived safely on the island and the event went over like a charm! After their ceremony and introductions, the couple danced their first dance together to “Ocean” by Hannah-McEuen. All those in attendance enjoyed wonderful food provided by The Market and each table w donned with its own cake prepared by Bobby Blackmon. With Annie Liles capturing the festivities, I’m sure that the couple will have excellent images with which to remember their day. I am quite certain that some of those images will showcase the couples vintage theme that included individual antique place settings and tables named with traditional southern terms of endearment including “Dear” , “Honeybunch” and the like. We at DJ Professionals and Video were happy to provide the entertainment for the couple and wish them many years of happiness.
Jay and Rose were a pleasure to work with from the very beginning. From music choices to event schedule, Rose had a specific vision in mind for her wedding day. Their reception was held at the RiverRoom in beautiful historic downtown Wilmington and what a beautiful choice df decode Rose made. Black linens, light colored flowers, subtle lighting all worked together to make the room really sparkle! After introductions, food was served by Bon Apetit and what fantastic food it was! Post dinner, Jay’s best man and Rose’s maid of honor both gave heartfelt toasts and the couple had their first dance together to “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz followed by parental dances. Once the party began, the bride and groom along with their family and friends hit the dance floor and danced the night away! We later returned to the last of the formalities in cutting the cake and guests were treated to a Viannese hour. For those of you that aren’t aware of what that is, it is a SECOND buffet of only desserts. Not just any desserts, but spectacular desserts like a flourless chocolate tart with a raspberry ganache. Decadent cheesecakes, wonderful fresh fruit. It was amazing! We would like to extend our greatest gratitude to Rosé and Jay for including us here at DJ Professionals and Video in their special day and we wish them the best in their new life together.
There are parties and then there are PAR….TIES!!! This one was the latter of the two! Jessica Gibbs and the ladies of A Shindig Southern Event Planning worked diligently to transform The RiverRoom into the perfect party spot for a Sweet 16 Princess, and they succeeded in spades! Hanging paper lanterns, draping tables with beautiful linens, and preparing a candy bar, the cotton candy machine and the drink bar certainly paid off. DJ Professionals and Video was on hand to provide music as well as some special lighting for the birthday girl. The guest of honor was privy to a grand introduction and after partaking in some wonderful food provided by C-Street Mexican Grill, Kenzie and her friends took to the dance floor where they had a blast dancing to their favorite music! Later in the night, the guest of honor was given a rousing chorus of “Happy Birthday” by 80 of her closest friends and family members while she cut the cake provided by Heather with Carter Cakes! After a bit more dancing our Sweet 16 princess was led outside where she was presented with the keys to….A BRAND NEW CAR!! We here at DJ Professionals and Video would like to take this opportunity to thank Kenzie and her family (Jessica and the ladies from A Shindig Southern Event Planning) for having us at her wonderful party and wish her much happiness and success in her bright future. CONGRATULATIONS KENZIE!!!
Due to the nature of our business, we don’t very often get the opportunity to “play for the kids”. That’s one of the things that make the kids night at the Figure 8 Island Yacht Club so great. Jennifer Mitchell and all of her staff at the club are a ball of fun! The kids get to choose their menu and even have a hand in choosing the DJ that plays for them! I have been fortunate enough to not only be chosen, but also be the only DJ to EVER provide music at these parties! The kids come to the party knowing that the food is something they picked. The music is played by someone that they picked and Jennifer and her staff have some wonderful games and activities for them to enjoy while they are there. We teach different line dances, make up crazy dances, break piñatas and just have LOADS of fun! Thanks again to the kids and staff of the Figure 8 Island Yacht Club for choosing DJ Professionals & Video and we look forward to each and every one of these parties this summer!
There are places you don’t mind going and there are places that you CAN’T WAIT to get to! Villa Capriani is one of the places that you just can’t wait to get to! From the stunning view to the relaxed atmosphere, it is one of the best places in the area to vacation. Nestled in Surf City directly on the beach, there are few places that can match their charm and ambiance. Over the course of the past two years, DJ Professionals & Video has been chosen to provide DJ Services for their weekly pool party held every week of the summer. Vacationers come out and groove to the sounds of everything from Motown to Kid Rock and everything in between. Residents enjoy the music from the balcony of their rooms or come down and frolic in the pool while DJ Professionals & Video plays the music they request. When the sun goes down, the deck outside turns into the dance floor! More folks make it down to request music and enjoy the dance time. Special thanks to the HOA at Villa Capriani for allowing us to be a part of their ongoing summer celebration!
I was delighted to start this weekend off with a surprise birthday party, my favorite type! Rick and Martha Blacher are no strangers to DJ Professionals & Video. Two years ago we DJ’d Rick’s surprise 60th birthday party. This year Rick decided to turn the tables on his wife Martha and asked that we return. How could we say no? We couldn’t and we wouldn’t and why would we…these people know how to party.
I was told that getting a surprise birthday party planned, without Martha finding out, was no easy task for Rick. He did a great job however as over 150 of Martha’s friends and family, some coming from out of state, filled the Country Club of Landfall. As always the staff at Country Club of Landfall was a pleasure to work with. Food stations set up around the room kept people nibbling throughout the night. This was important as they needed to keep their energy up for the dance floor.
We at DJ Professionals & Video had a blast partying it up with Martha and Rick and thank them so much for once again choosing us to bring the party on their special day. We look forward to the next party.
The Clubs at St. James Plantation held their annual Ladies Golf Tournament and this year’s theme was “Diamonds are Forever”, or as it was more commonly called…”Bling Bling”. The décor and set up were as fabulous as you would expect and the food provided by the staff at The Reserve Club was equally impressive. The ladies had a great time and rarely left the dance floor, instead choosing to dance the night away. We are so thankful The Clubs at St. James Plantation allowed DJ Professionals & Video to take part in their event and look forward to returning next year.
We here at DJ Professionals & Video had the distinct pleasure of DJ’ing the Emsley A. Laney High School Prom at the Community Arts Center in downtown Wilmington. With a crowd topping 150 the normally reserved arts center resembled a hot new club for a few hours. It was evident that those in charge of organizing and setting up the event had put in a lot of hard work and it made for what appeared to be a great night for the students in attendance. From everyone here at DJ Professionals and Video we would like to thank the students and faculty at Emsley A. Laney High School for allowing us to be such an important part of your wonderful evening.
Every year on or around July 4th, the association at Country Club of Landfall holds an event at their clubhouse for all of their community residents. Included in the event is a wonderful dinner at the country club, games and activities for the children and most importantly FIREWORKS!! We have had the distinct pleasure of being chosen to provide DJ services for their celebration for several years and have enjoyed making it a annual tradition of ours as well. Held on the grass at the driving range just beside the clubhouse, the event draws quite a crowd. Joan DeSantis, Steve McCrossan and their staff do a stellar job at making the guests comfortable with wonderful service at dinner as well as great bar service during the event. Judy Mitchell always has terrific games and events planned for the kids in attendance and when accompanied with music provided by DJ Professionals and Video…..there is no better combination. In spite of the hot weather, there was a vast turnout and everyone had a wonderful time socializing and enjoying the music and fireworks. We are always happy to be involved with this event and look forward to many more! Happy Independence Day!!
“DJ Mighty Quinn” was challenged with providing two separate systems of sound and music at the Drew wedding at The Islander Hotel and Suites on Emerald Isle NC..
The ceremony was set up with a battery powered speaker and digital music source and a microphone for the pastor and bride and groom. this was set up right on the beach with steel drum music playing for seating…. This actually entertained all the beach-goers around for almost 30 minutes. The bride , Jessica, had requested “Jessica” ( her grandmothers name as well) by the Allman Brothers to be played for the entire 7.5 minutes as the whole wedding party made it’s way, barefoot, to the tiki hut setting…. Then the beautiful bride was escorted by her father to the beach as “A Moment Like This” by Kelly Clarkson was played….
They made a very symbolic gesture, as bride and groom, filling a photo frame with multi colored sand signifying the union of families…
After the ceremony the bridal party stayed on the beach for photos and everyone else went to the cocktail party in the tent on the grounds of the hotel. This was an entirely different set up in a tent with LED lights for dancing and lighting the tent top for mood.
Great mix of country and rock and oldies for the crowd for dinner and cocktail hour…
Next was a great dinner catered by Walter Hancock.
The event was flawlessly planned and ran by event coordinators Katy and Kelly and Chelsea Donovan.
Then came the fun parts. The father / daughter dance … the groom / mother dance and the ceremonial chicken dance… Music was mixed till 1030 and everyone had a great time ending it in a 65 person, attached at the hips, through the entire hotel grounds, “Party Train” by the Gap Band. then back to the dance floor for a sing along of I got friends in low places.
For “DJ MIGHTY QUINN” it was…. A great family event and lots of fun…. Saturday Night May 12th 2012 at the Islander Hotel and Suites on the Emerald Isle North Carolina… For more info on how to select a DJ for your wedding or event go to http://www.djprofessionalsandvideo.com/index.php.