PRO DJs provides ceremony and reception services at the World Trade Center in downtown Seattle with an exquisite view of Elliott Bay. We were setup in the main ballroom plus placed a satellite speaker in the foyer. The satellite speaker will provide ambient background music during cocktails while the main ballroom is turned around after the conclusion of the ceremony. We also can utilize the satellite speaker to make announcements such as inviting guests back into the ballroom.
During the ceremony we provided a lapel microphone for the officiant and a wireless handheld microphone for readings. They chose classical selections for the prelude, processional and recessional. During cocktails standards such as Frank Sinatra were requested. During dinner we switched to adult rock for background music such as Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Lumineers, etc.
After the introductions, speeches, dinner and cake cutting everyone cut loose and danced until the very last song. It was a fun gathering of people and a great wedding on a beautiful Seattle evening.
PRO DJ’s was honored to provide wedding ceremony & reception services for Emily Pratt & Nicholas Nelson that took place on 2/16/13 at the Forest Park Floral Hall in Everett, WA. They chose PRO DJ’s from Seattle because they saw us at another wedding we did for Erik & Mitzi Nelson on 9/17/2011 @ the Edmonds Yacht Club in Edmonds, WA.
They chose our customizable Signature Wedding package and hired D.K. Erickson as their DJ. To customize their package they added 2 wireless lapel microphones, one for the officiant and the other for the groom. They also chose lighting effects for dancing later in the evening. This is in addition to the professional 1,000-watt sound system and wireless handheld microphone already included in the package.
During the ceremony everyone could hear every word from every person speaking with the 3 wireless microphones. We also provided the processional & recessional music for the ceremony as well.
After the ceremony the bride & groom left to sign their marriage license then were introduced once they came back to join their guests. Following the introduction was a blessing and then a greeting line. Guests went through the greeting line on their way to the buffet.
At the end of dinner came toasts, followed by cake cutting, then the first dances which eventually opened up the dance floor for everyone else. An Anniversary dance and the bouquet/garter toss were held later in the evening.
Congratulations Nicholas & Emily Nelson, we truly enjoyed celebrating your special day with all your friends and family!
For a couple years now we’ve had the pleasure of working with Judi Bloom and her wonderful team of planning experts at Quackers. It was only a matter of time before one of them personally knew a bride, and that bride was none other than Carol Upton’s daughter! Carol has worked closely with Judi at Quckers for a long time, including many weddings we’ve worked together. So who’d they call when they needed a DJ? PRO DJ’s of coarse
Katie Upton and her fiancee Eric Anderson wanted something a little extra special, such as a New Years Eve wedding. Nothing spells p-a-r-t-y like a reception on the biggest party night of the year!
If you ever watched Twin Peaks you may recognize the Kiana Lodge. This was the setting for Oscar & Leah’s wedding on a beautiful day in June. The weather was real hit & miss in June but this was a real hit. The Kiana Lodge located in Poulsbo, WA has many unique layouts. Today the ceremony took place out on the lawn facing the water. We setup a small sound system to the side of the lawn to remain out of sight but easily heard.
Per request of Oscar & Leah they opted to use one wireless handheld microphone for all aspects of their wedding. This kept things simple as handheld mic’s are meant to be easily movable allowing everyone speaking a way to be heard while keeping costs low.
Upon the conclusion of the ceremony guests remained on the lawn for cocktail hour while Oscar & Leah signed their marriage license and took more pictures with family & friends. During this time we played background music according to Oscar & Leah’s specifications utilizing one of our wireless speakers. Inside the atrium we setup another sound system that was feeding audio to the wireless speaker outside. This made it easy to invite guests inside for the start of dinner. Once everyone was settled it was time to introduce the parents, the wedding party and of coarse Oscar & Leah!
Immediately after their introduction they began their first dance.
The sun was shining through the windows above as they danced on the raised floor while their wedding party remained standing as if still at the alter. Everyone cheered as the first dance came to an end and the newlyweds grabbed the mic to thank everyone for coming.
Dinner began and guests started to eat. During this time music continued to play in the atrium while we moved the sound system used for the ceremony inside the lodge for the dancing that was to take place later. No one even noticed we were no longer in the atrium
With the all the equipment reconfigured during the coarse of dinner it was time to begin the toasts.
As you can see from the picture the father of the groom had some good stories to tell! One by one each person gave their toast. Afterwards it was time to auction birdcages that were the centerpieces at each table. The money raised from the auction went to the bride & groom to help them begin their new life together. During this time the bride and groom headed over to the lodge. We then invited everyone to join them for the cutting of the cake.
Yes, there was cake smearing if you were wondering Once the bride and groom licked the frosting from each other’s faces it was time for the parent dances.
The party ensued with everyone dancing, including some sweet moves the groom was showing off!
Once people had a chance to work off some energy it was time to toss the bouquet. The single ladies were ready!
Once the lucky lady caught the bouquet it was time for the single guys to step up. But wait, did we lose the groom in the bride’s dress while trying to locate the garter?
Thankfully he was able to find his way back out and toss the garter…even though the guy who the garter flew to tried to run away from it. LOL! I think he was in denial. Before the dancing continued we squeezed in a last minute request from Oscars parents to do a Money Dance. Looking at the picture, that seemed like a wise decision!
How did Oscar get more money than Leah??? Oh that’s right, Leah had to take some money off the apron to make more room
A great and fantastic day turned into a fun night that went one hour later then originally planned. These guys sure now how to party!
A special thanks to Andy at Red Box Pictures for proving these photographs.
The day started off with rain but quickly dried up into overcast skies with breaks of blue making for a perfect day. The Tacoma Art Museum was being readied before guests arrived. In a unique twist the Murray Family Event Space inside the museum was used for the ceremony & dancing. Without an alter we were asked to create a lighting scheme to give an alter feel in addition to adding light accents in the otherwise gray room.
You can see two pillars of white light illuminating from behind the 4′ flower pedestals creating an alter feel. To the left we used 2 projected gobo patterns & 4 uplights to the right. These lights filled in the un-utilized space to create a warm and inviting touch.
The guests arrived and the ceremony was under way. The sound system was set up in the back of the room out of the way of guests and the alter. The officiant was clearly heard by all wearing one of our wireless lapel microphones. Upon the conclusion of the ceremony everyone was escorted into the Marie Helmer Lobby for dinner, toasts and cake cutting.
This presented a unique challenge for providing sound but was accommodated by setting up 2 satellite speakers that were fed from the main sound system still fully setup in the Murray Family Event Space. Upon extensive sound checks prior to guest arrival the wireless microphone worked perfectly in all areas of the museum, setting up a completely separate sound system was not needed. This saved space as less equipment was needed and sound in all areas were synchronized.
The purple paper crown seen above was a tradition in their family when they used to get together. Each guest had a “cracker” waiting for them at their assigned tables. A “cracker” is a cylindrical housing encasing one colored paper crown wrapped in gift paper twisted off on both ends. Each guest would grab both ends of the twisted gift paper and pull apart to receive their own crown to wear. When the two ends are pulled apart a “popping” or “cracking” noise is heard, hence the name “crackers”.
Later in the evening once dinner, toasts and the cake cutting concluded it was time to invite guests back into the Murray Family Event Space for the couples first dance.
All the chairs used during the ceremony were removed and the overhead lights turned off leaving an open space with ambient lighting solely provided by PRO DJs. Once the couple finished their dance with each other and their parents it was time to invite everyone else to join in!
The entire wedding went off without a hitch. From the weather, A Divine Event planing, Poncharee photography, Snuffins Catering, the Tacoma Art Museum and to the sound & lighting provided by PRO DJs everyone and everything worked perfectly to make for a successful day the couple will remember for the rest of their lives.
We’d like to credit & give thanks to Poncharee photography for providing these pictures to show to you. We’d also like to thank Kerra at A Divine Event for referring us to Jonathan & Jeanne so we could take part in celebrating their special day.