April 21, 2014

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Dorothy and Barrett :: LaCima Club

Dorothy and Barrett had a great story about when they met.  Barrett is a hockey coach, and Dorothy is a figure skating coach.  A friend of his had invited him to play in a senior league hockey game (something Barrett really wasn’t excited about).  However, when he set eyes on the score keeper (Dorothy), he was happy to be there.  How did they meet?  Well, he fouled one of the players, but the referee didn’t see it.  So he told the ref “Hey, you need to put me in the penalty box!”.

wedding reception gobo

This photo shows their monogram gobo on the ceiling, and the uplighting along the outside columns.



Since the bride is a figure skating coach, we had a little bit of fun with the first dance.  I printed
up some score cards for the wedding party, which they held up at the finish of  Dorothy and Barrett’s
first dance.  It was a huge hit! (And they scored a 5.9 out of 6!)



I love this photo!


Reception guests dancing

I had a great time at Dorothy and Barrett’s reception – what a fun crowd!


The groom getting crazy!

Our groom, Barrett, performing a toe-touch.
I can honestly say that I’ve never seen this before (and it did make me wince a little!)



I get a cool photo every once in a while. (You should see the hundreds that I delete!)


DJ Tommy Evans with the Bride and Groom

Happy couple: Happy DJ


The Music:

Cocktail music: Classical
Dinner Music: Jazz instrumentals
First Dance: “God Bless the Broken Road”, Rascal Flatts
Father / Daughter Dance: “Half the Man”, Brad Paisley
Mother / Son Dance: “Because You Loved Me”, Celine Dion
Garter Toss: “Danger Zone”, Kenny Loggins
Bouquet Toss: “Single Ladies”, Beyonce

The Team:

Venue: Katy Boykin, LaCima Club
Photographer: Catoe Hervey
Uplighting: Specialty Sound

Useless Stats:

Speakers used: Four
LED dance lights: Seven
Power Circuits: Two 20-amp
DMX Cable used: 150′
Speaker Cable used: 50′
DJ / Lighting setup man-hours: Six

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Secondly… I wanted to tell you this on NYE but Korby didn’t know yet, but we’re pregnant! (It was a surprise to both of us!), but we are excite

Nora and Chad :: Mira Vista Country Club

Mira Vista Golf Club was all aglow at Nora and Chad’s reception.  And, not just with the soft uplighting, the beautifully lit cake, the dance lighting and the gobo over the dance floor – but with a crowd of fun guests who were there for one purpose:  To have a great time and celebrate with the newlyweds.  Often times I’ll start mixing in some fun music towards the end of dinner, and this group was on the dance floor in a heart beat.  We postponed the parent dances for a bit, so the guests could get going and have some fun for a bit.

Wedding reception up lighting and cake lighting

The ballroom at Mira Vista, with soft uplighting and cake lighting.

Reception gobo and dance lighting

A view of the dance floor, showing their GOBO and the dance lighting.

Reception guests on the dance floor

Mother and Father of the bride dancing

I love this photo of Nora’s parents, Starley and Barbara.


The bride and groom on the dance floor

Another great photo of Nora and Chad.  Looks like fun to me!


Guests on the dance floor with up lighting

DJ with the bride and groom, Mira Vista, Fort Worth

Happy Couple. Happy DJ.

The Music:

Cocktail & Dinner Music: Jazz Standards
First Dance: “Then”, Brad Paisley
Father / Daughter Dance: “What a Wonderful World”, Louis Armstrong
Mother / Son Dance: “Have I Told You Lately”, Rod Stewart
Bouquet Toss: “Prayin’ for Daylignt”, Rascal Flatts mixed into “Just the Way You Are”, Bruno Mars
Last Slow Song: “To Make You Feel My Love”, Garth Brooks
Exit Song: “Yes!”, Chad Brock

The Team:

Venue: Julie Pearson, Mira Vista Golf Club
Photographer: King Lawrence
Uplighting: Specialty Sound
Cake Lighting: Specialty Sound

Useless Stats:

Speakers uses: Seven
LED uplights: 14
Power Circuits: Four 20-amp
DMX Cable used: 50′
Speaker Cable used: 125′
DJ / Lighting setup man-hours: Eight

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Laura and Jonathan :: Ritz Carlton

We are truly blessed to have the opportunity to work with some of the finest wedding planners in Dallas, and Laura and Jonathan’s reception was just such an occasion.  Their reception would be at the Ritz Carlton, with the fantastic variety band, Emerald City, performing for the guests.  I was called upon to act as Master of Ceremonies for the reception, then DJ an after-party after the formal reception.

Marsha Ballard French, of Stardust Celebrations, was the planner, and the evening was nothing short of exquisite! For cocktails, we set up four speakers in the foyer of the hotel, and put a microphone on the piano, where Luana Stoutmeyer of Encore Productions would play cocktail music.  We also introduced Laura and Jonathan into the foyer for the cake cutting, then again (with the wedding party) into the ballroom.

reception lighting (by Absolute) at the Ritz Carlton
Beautiful ballroom with uplighting and floral lighting.


Reception guests dancing at the after party

The after-party.

Bride and groom dancing at the after party
Laura and Jonathan – our bride and groom.


The Music:

Cocktail music: piano
Dinner music: jazz standards
First Dance: “My Feet Don’t Touch the Ground”, Brandon Ryder
Father / Daughter Dance: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World”, Izzy
Mother / Son Dance: “My Wish”, Rascal Flatts
Garter Toss: “Hot Legs”, Rod Stewart
Bouquet Toss: “Single Ladies”, Beyonce

After-party music: Club, Dance, Hip-Hop

The Team:

Venue: Ritz Carlton, Dallas
Photographer: VIM Studio, Dallas
Videographer: Steve Allen, Sonrise Video
Cakes: Ritz Carlton, Dallas
Floral: Garden Gate
Linen: BBJ
Photo Booth: Booth Booth
Reception Lighting (Uplighting, pinspots): Absolute Lighting
Reception Entertainment: Emerald City
Reception MC: Tommy Evans
Dance Lighting: Specialty Sound

Useless Stats:

Guests: 275
Speakers used: Eight (four in foyer for cocktails, four in room for after-party)
DJ Systems needed: Three (One in foyer for cocktails, one for MC and music during band breaks, one for after party)
Dance lighting: Five moving heads on a truss with four LED cans
Power Circuits: Five 20-amp
DMX Cable used: 75′
Speaker Cable used: 50′
DJ / Lighting setup man-hours: 12

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