Sunday, June 22, 2008

Congratulations Lyla and David

Last night was beautifully unique for us. The weather was bad, it was pouring, and there were advisories regarding severe thunderstorms. But, right before the reception began, the rain stopped, the skies cleared, the sun came out, and there was an amazing rainbow in the sky. We could see the whole rainbow from end to end, and then a double rainbow appeared! Now if that isn’t a sign of a happy life for Lyla and David, I don’t know what is. I managed to get a photo of the rainbow through the window behind the cake table. If it comes out, I’ll post it on our website.

Yesterday’s wedding was also unique in that it started at 8:30 p.m., which is later than most. Still, most of the guests stayed and danced until the very end, enjoying the beautiful cake that I heard was made by Lyla’s mom. The late end meant that we didn’t get to bed until 2:30, but that’s okay: it was worth it!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

See you at the Bridal Extravaganza!

As most of you brides- and grooms-to-be know, the Bridal Extravaganza is coming up soon, on July 19 & 20. This bridal show is the largest in the United States, so don't miss it! We will be in booth #312. Come by and say hi!

You're probably wondering why I'm bringing this up one month before the show, but for us vendors, it's time to start preparing. We're making flyers, planning our booth layout, making sure we have enough business cards, getting our presentation in order, and doing all kinds of prep work. Ferdy and I look forward to the show every time it comes around. It is a lot of work, but we enjoy meeting all of you and visiting with our vendor friends. We know how important it is for you to meet your DJs in person, so we make it a point of personally being at each and every bridal show rather than hiring people to work our booth for us.

We are especially excited about this show because we will have our new uplights in our booth. If you don't know what they are, they are like spot lights that are on the floor, placed strategically around the room. At only $25 each, they are an inexpensive way to make a fantastic statement! You might have them shining up a pillar, glowing behind the cake table, or drawing attention to the head table. The uplights allow us to turn down the house lights a bit more, and help carry out your theme and colors throughout the reception. You'd be amazed at how incredible a room looks when you add uplights!

And for those of you who already have most of your vendors booked, you should still come to the Bridal Extravaganza. It's even more fun when you are able to stroll around and take your time without worrying about gathering as much information as humanly possible. :-) And, don't forget the yummy cake samples!

Want some Bridal Extravaganza tips?
1. Wear comfortable shoes. You will be walk more than you ever have in your life, unless you've walked the Boston Marathon. ha ha
2. Bring a backpack to carry all the information you get from vendors. You will get a lot!
3. If you meet a vendor that you are very interested in, write something on their flyer or put it in a bag separate from the rest. Believe me, if you don't have some type of system, when you get home you'll dump out your huge bag of information on the floor and say, "I can't remember which vendors were the ones we really liked!"

And now, last but definitely not least:
Happy 7th Anniversary to my wonderful husband! Thank you for 7 years of wedded bliss. You're the best husband ever! (and a pretty darn good DJ to!)

Monday, June 2, 2008

Exciting things are happening

Back in May, we provided DJ services for the reception of Melanie and Kyle. In college, she was in a sorority and he was in a fraternity. Of course, we played their sorority and fraternity songs as they and their friends sang (or danced) along. Needless to say, they had plenty of college friends there and the party went on non-stop! There was some wild dancing going on, especially in the extra hour of overtime. Since most of the people left at that time were the Bride and Groom's friends, Ferdy got to play some songs we normally don't play at a reception. As for the Bride and Groom, Kyle was so much fun and Melanie was a true beauty in an elegant satin gown. The cake, the room, it all looked gorgeous!

The reason I brought that up is because we want to thank Melanie's mom. It turns out that her other daughter is also getting married this year (can you imagine two of your daughters getting married in the same year!?), and she booked us for that reception. And, she referred us to a friend, who booked us for her daughter's wedding reception as well. Thanks for putting your trust in us and recommending us to your friend!

We also met with a future bride yesterday who brought along her Man of Honor for the consultation. Those two are so funny together! We could see why he's the Man of Honor: he's working so hard to make sure the wedding will be exactly what the Bride wants. He's helping with the invitations, the decor, the cake, visiting reception sites, you name it. What a great guy! We know we will have such a fantastic time working with the Bride, Groom, and Man of Honor.