April 23, 2014

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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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Meghan and Tyler :: Coyote Ridge

Subtitle: The one with the routine – almost!

Meghan and Tyler were truly a joy to work with.  They loved being creative, and wanted their guests to have nothing short of a fabulous time.
Their original plan was to do something fun and unexpected for the guests.  We discussed several ideas, and they came back with a hilarious clip from the TV show, Friends, which they had practiced to “Pop” by her favorite boy-band, N’Sync.

They decided, last minute, to give The Routine “the boot”, but we still had a fantastic time.  We also had a wonderful team for this event, working closely with Barbara at Coyote Ridge, as well as our photographer, Hillary.  They had a family friend shooting video, and we kept him in the loop as well so nothing was missed.

Enjoy the photos!

This lady was a dancing machine!

This lady sure loved to dance!

Dance lighting and up lighting at Meghan and Tyler's reception

In this photo, you can see the LED wall up lighting at the back, which gives a great background for the party.
Also showing is the dance lighting.

Custom design gobo

Meghan and Tyler’s monogram GOBO, with a bit of a fancy border.

 

The bride and groom with their DJ

Here we are at the end of the night.
No, those aren’t blue halo’s, that’s just the dance lighting hitting our heads!

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The Music:

Cocktail music: Instrumental jazz
Dinner music: Jazz standards
First Dance: “God Gave Me You”, Dave Barnes
Dance Floor Opens: “Dynamite”, Taio Cruz
Father / Daughter Dance: “Cinderella”, Steven Curtis Chapman
Mother / Son Dance: “What a Wonderful World”, Louis Armstrong
Garter Toss: “Fox Sports Theme” into “Texas Tech Fight Song”
Bouquet Toss: “Wishin’ & Hopin’”, Ani DiFranco into “Single Ladies”, Beyonce
Last Dance: “Magic Carpet Ride”, Steppenwolf

The Team:

Venue: Barbara Trotter, Coyote Ridge Golf Club
Photographer: Hillary Anne Photography
Videographer : Family friend
Cakes:
Floral:
Uplighting: Specialty Sound
Dance Lighting: Specialty Sound

Useless Stats:

Speakers uses: Eight
Uplights used: Six
Dance Lighting: Four moving heads on 15′ truss with two LED cans
LED dance lights: two
Ellipsoidals: One (for monogram GOBO)
Power Circuits: Four 20-amp
DMX Cable used: 75′
Speaker Cable used: 200′
DJ / Lighting setup man-hours: six

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Morgan and Jay :: Westin Stonebriar

Bride and Groom on the dance floor

Morgan and Jay were such a fun couple to work with!  Both Aggies, having met on campus at Texas A&M, having their first date at a local Aggie hotspot, and later becoming engaged Aggie-style – this reception had maroon blood running in it’s veins!

Nearly 400 guests attended the celebration, and were treated to a mix of Texas Country, Classic Country, and current Hip-Hop and Dance music.  The room was up-lit all ’round, and the pipe & drape on the back wall made a great background for the party. And, in true Aggie style, they drank the hotel completely out of Michelob Ultra!

The groom's Aggie cake

The groom’s cake was something to see (as was Morgan’s cake) – it was Bevo standing on the famed UT Austin football field, with his horns cut off!

The Music:

Cocktail music: instrumental jazz
Dinner music: jazz standards, classic rock, alternative
First Dance: “Who I Am”, Wade Bowen & West 84
Father / Daughter Dance: “It Won’t Be Like This for Long”, Darius Rucker (mixed into a 15 second clip of “Baby Got Back”)
Mother / Son Dance: “Forever Young”, Stoney LaRue
Garter Toss: “Wild Thing”, the Troggs into “Danger Zone”, Kenny Loggins
Bouquet Toss: “Single Ladies”, Beyonce into “Girls, Girls, Girls”, Motley Crue
Last Dance: “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love”, Usher & Pitbull

The Team:

Venue: Ann Flatt, Jill Price, and Chelsea (intern) at the Westin Stonebriar Resort
Photographer: Robert L. Walker, Robert L. Walker Photography
Cakes: Frosted Art
Floral: Sheila Johnson, Floral Concepts
Pipe & Drape: Westin Stonebriar Resort
Uplighting: Specialty Sound
Dance Lighting: Specialty Sound

Useless Stats:

Speakers uses: 10
Uplights used: 20
Dance Lighitng: Five moving heads on a 20′ truss with four LED cans
Power Circuits: Five 20-amp
DMX Cable used: 350′
Speaker Cable used: 250′
DJ / Lighting setup man-hours: 12

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