Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Voit - Crow Wedding @ The Club

Hello All: On Saturday December 19Th I found myself back at one of my favorite venue's in Cleveland. The Club @ Key Center is always a great venue for a wedding reception, plus during the month of December they really go above and beyond with some amazing Christmas decorations as well. It was very classy and very festive. The reception was for a truly wonderful couple who I had a great time planning with. Catherine & Andrew tied the knot at The Club as well. Here are some of the major details of this Winter Soiree.

Date: Saturday December 19Th, 2009
Venue: The Club @ Key Center
Photographer: Bishop Photography (Lori)
Santa Claus: Father of the Bride
Memorable Moment(s): Why is it that I can never come up with just one moment, this wedding was jammed full of fun. Here's are just a few things that I will always remember: 1. During the first dance Katie was very much into the moment, she was singing along, dancing and being playful with Andrew. It was very fun to watch. 2. The overly aggressive cake smashing that occurred just after the cake cutting. 3. The surprise visit from Santa Claus for the youngsters in attendance at the wedding. 4. The brides' twin-cousins (Ashley & Meghan age 7) sang "Love Story" by Taylor Swift to the bride and groom ( the whole song ). I have never seen anything so cute at a wedding in my entire professional career. It was awesome and the girls received a huge round of applause. 5. The anniversary dance was also super special. The final three couples were all Grandparents of the bride & groom. Celebrating 49, 50 and 65 years respectfully. Simply jaw-dropping, a true inspiration.

Now on to my iPhone photo's. Yeah you love em'.

Centerpiece ( style 1 )
Centerpiece (style 2)
Table Design.
Kickin DJ BOSE L1 Rig.
The Cake!
The first dance: "Everything" - Michael Buble style.
Doing the "Cupid Shuffle".
These pics are super cool. I just happen to take this photo just as the real photog did her thing. I caught part of her flash in my image.
Catherine & Andrew at nights end.
Congrats to Andrew & Catherine! Thanks for having me be a part of your winter wonderland wedding! I wish you all the best!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Christmas - Maddox Choir

Hello All: This past Friday afternoon Maddox's preschool invited all the parents to a mini Christmas concert and party. It was a lot of fun. It sure brought a smile to our faces. We hope you enjoy! - Merry Christmas from the Jones Family.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Bridal Soiree

Tricia Dever from Always Eventful and Genevieve Nisly Photography are proud to announce the first ever northeast Ohio Bridal Soiree! This is an opportunity for savvy brides to meet and talk with some of the areas top wedding professionals in a relaxed setting while being inspired by the lavish displays of local talent.

Come enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres provided by Brookside Country Club, maybe attend one of the four mini seminars available and leave inspired to plan your wedding with fresh ideas! Experience the four different themed rooms and mingle with these participating professionals: Neil Leeson, Jerry Bruno Productions, 2nd Mile Productions, Paper Allure, West Side Bakery, Abbott’s Bridal and Formalwear, Event Lighting, L’Nique Linens and Be Seated.

The website with information and ticket purchase will be made available next week. We are limiting the attendance to keep the Bridal Soiree intimate, relaxing and enjoyable. Once the site is live, we recommend signing up as soon as possible!

Monday, December 14, 2009

It never gets old

Hello All: The little things will never-ever get old. I always forget that my youngest son (Maddox) is featured on the home page of Genevieve Nisly's web site. Check him out. It catches me off-guard when I go to her site to check up on her blog-posts and I'm greeted by my smiling son. I wish his curly hair was still that big! Okay, back to work! Happy Holidays Everyone.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

iPod Nano Giveaway @ Jerry Bruno Productions

ipod-nanoNeed holiday entertainment? Planning to book your 2010 wedding or event entertainment soon? Don’t wait! Request a contract, sign and return with your deposit by Dec. 31st and you’ll be entered to win a brand new iPod Nano!

The iPod Nano 8 GB holds 2,000 songs and takes 8 hours of video! Find out more about the iPod from Apple.

Pass the word! Anyone who books with a signed contract between today and Dec. 31st is entered to win! Visit JerryBruno.com for entertainment options from bands and DJs, jazz and ceremony musicians, to specialty acts like tribute bands, magicians and dancers.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Whitcomb - Tackabury Wedding.

Hello All: Well - It's my 101st post (Seems sorta monumental)....plus it's a new blog post on a kick ass wedding. This past weekend I had the pleasure of DJ'ing for a very hip couple. Nathaniel and Valarie are trendy, thoughtful, educated well-rounded people with an eye for elegance and an ear for good music. (Must be why they chose me! :) ) I was really looking forward to this wedding for two big reasons. First they decided to have their reception at a new venue for me. (Josephats Arts Hall) and their cocktail and dinner music line up was very cool. Lots of ambient music by artists like Air, Tosco, Quite Village, Herbert and Cockteau Twins. I think their musical taste's fit the space and guest list perfectly. The music created the perfect vibe for the event.

Here are the details on the shin-dig.
Date: Saturday December 5Th, 2009.
Transportation: Lolly The Trolley
Memorable Moments: The Energy of the room and guests. Everyone was very ready to party and the night went without a hitch. One of their uncles was also a hit as he did cart-wheels down the center of the dance floor. (think Chris Farley, but not)

Genevieve Nisly Photo Blog (much better photos)
My stellar iPhone photos:

Double L1's, Double Ots AV (Toshiba) set up. Rockin!
The front lobby, greeting area.
The guest tables.
The head table.
Room view. (It's an old church, renovated for social events)
The one, the only, White Flower Cake.
The first dance: "Northern Sky" - Nick Drake
(as seen from the eyes of Genevieve Nisly)
A full dance floor. Looking good.
My lights with fog. I love the effect. I'm glad the groom requested my fogger!
Congrats to the New Whitcomb's! Have fun in Belize.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Saffell + Sanuk = Wedding

Hello All: Thanksgiving weekend was full of Turkey...and Cake. Yup, another wedding this past Thanksgiving weekend for a great couple. I had the pleasure of DJ'ing for Jason & Brittany on Saturday November 28Th, 2009. I was looking forward to this wedding for many reasons and I am jazzed that I got to be a part of their special day. Plus I got to work with a fellow wedding professionals that I had heard a lot about, but never got the pleasure to team up with: Linczak Photography. *Rachel & Ted* are super cool and very talented!

Here are the details on the fantastic function:

Date: Saturday November 28th, 2009.
Linens: L'Nique
Video: James Giganti
Memorable Moment(s): Again, there were a couple: The Best Man's speech was super funny. Within he first 10 seconds he had the entire room in tears from laughter: "For The Occasion" sounds funny when you say it as "Fornication". It was flipin hysterical. I have heard this before in a toast, but it never gets old. Thanks Jim! Watching the bride & her father get down to Usher's "Yeah" was pretty awesome too. (see pic below).

Here are my always amazing iPhone quality photos.
Yeah, you love em:

Kickin' Cake!
The horderves table.
Candy Table pic 1
Candy Table pic 2
The overhead room view.
Their first dance: "Everything" by Lifehouse.
Look close, dad is getting down with Brittany to "Yeah" - Usher. His favorite jam.
Their "Just Married" sign, with a pilgrim style bride & groom for this Thanksgiving time wedding.
Congrats to Brittany & Jason! I wish you all the best!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Mustache's Galore

Hello All: This past Wednesday night I was invited to my first "Mustache Party". It was hosted by the talented Nathan & Marisa of Imagen Photography. It was part going away party for Mark Davidson and also a weekly Taco Tuesday gathering. (but on a Wednesday) Here is a taste of the fun we had. For a complete picture run-down be cure to check out The Imagen Blog.

It was great fun. Thanks for the invite! It's aways fun to hang out with fellow wedding industry professionals in a non-wedding setting.

Good luck in Bean-Town Mark. Your gonna kick Boston's ass.

Nathan, Mark & I.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Tiffany + Jaron @ The Club

Hello All: This past Saturday evening I found myself back at one of my favorite venues for a wedding reception: The Club @ Key Center. I love the vibe of this space. Private, classy, sitting on top of the city with a wall of windows that go straight to the floor right there at the dance floor. It's like your dancing on the city. Jaron & Tiffany chose to have their wedding at this super hip & swanky venue and the guests enjoyed it all, especially their "sweets" table! Tiffany & Jaron are a super cool couple. Very much in love and a ton of fun. Jaron can really cut a rug too. Always a good sight for any DJ to see.

Here are the details on the celebration:

Date: Saturday November 21st, 2009
Venue: The Club @ Key Center
Florist: Heather Lily
Photog's: Wes & Lisa (Z Media)
Memorable Moment(s): As usual, there were a couple: The grand entrance was a lot of fun. Just like this bride & groom. We started the entrance with "My Love" by Justin Timberlake and then we hit the crescendo as the bride & groom were introduced as "Mr. & Mrs." with "It Takes Two" by Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock (one of my personal favs). Jaron was also a good dance impersonator. He could break it down like "Carlton" via "It's Not Unusual" by Tom Jones and he did a mean impression of James Brown to "Papa's Got A Brand New bag". Rock on with your bad self Jaron, rock on!

Here are some kickin' iPhone pics:

The room view @ The Club.
The "sweetheart table".
Guest table setting.
Bose L1's set up and ready to roll.
Cake, Cake, Cake.
A touching poem toast from the Maid of Honor - sister of the bride.
The last dance: "You Shook Me All Night Long" - AC/DC
Congrats! Best Wishes! Have fun in Mexico.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Johnson + Clifford @ Courthouse (Real GOOD Pics)

Hello All: Okay, like usual my iPhone quality photo's do NO justice to what the event was really like or how well the brides & grooms planned the small details. Check out RAD's BLOG for the full rundown from last weekend with Lauren & Scott. Plus I personally stole some pics from the RAD blog (just because I was in them). Thanks Rob!

Good times, Good times. Thanks again Lauren & Scott! Congrats!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Johnson + Clifford @ Courthouse

Hello All: This past weekend I found myself back at a familiar venue: The Cuyahoga County Courthouse. My office provides entertainment at this venue many, many times per year but I myself have personally been there three times in the last month and a half alone. I'm beginning to really dig it. On Saturday November 14Th Lauren and Scott were blessed with not only a fantastic reception but a beautiful day as well. They could not have picked a better November day for a wedding. I was looking forward to this wedding for many reasons, I truly enjoyed working with Lauren & Scott during the planning process and I need to re-pay RAD by pulling a prank. (which the bride reminded me about). You see, every time Rob (RAD) and I work together he finds some sneaky way to pull a prank...and I never see it coming. This night, I was determined to repay the favor.

Here are the details on this RAD ass event:

Date: Saturday November 14Th, 2009
Venue: Cuyahoga County Courthouse
Florist: Heather Lily
Photog: RAD
DJ: Me, Myself and I. DJ Scott E. Jones - Jerry Bruno Productions

Memorable Moment(s): Again, there were many:
The toast: Done by the brother of the bride (very touching ).
The cake cutting: I have never before seen a bride smash it in her new husbands face so hard and yet the cake filled groom completely restrained, he was very gentle. Way to go Scott.
The Scott Edwards: There were a total of 3 people at the wedding with the same first and middle names: "Scott Edward" (Me, the Groom and a good friend) - how crazy is that?
The Prank: I waited patiently, like LeBron on the court, I waited for the game to come to me, then the opportunity made itself known. Rob and Jackie were seated at a table with the guests and when I noticed Rob had gotten up to take some dinner shots I took the opportunity to sit down with Jackie to make small talk, but really I was stealing Rob's watch that he conveniently left at his seat. I immediately took it to the groom, one of the other Scott Edwards', and he proceeded to put it on for me. It was not until the garter removal that we finally gave a hint (2 plus hours later). Scott and I kept asking Rob if he knew what time it was. Rob was a bit clueless until I pointed at my watch and then he realized he had been had. I think Rob would have left the reception without even knowing had we not given him a few hints. Finally the score is a little more respectable.

Current Prank Tally: Rob 2 - Scott 1.

Stay tuned. In the meantime, check out these kickin' iPhone quality photo's of the night:

Yeah, my kickin' BOSE L1 set up (dual)
Single table setting. (Bride - Designed)
The extremely large head-table.
Overhead view - dinner service begins.
Me punching Rob Drago. :)
A photographers view: Rob & Jackie - They are RAD.
The pic says it all.
The first dance.
The party is moving now!
Garter Removal.
Last song of the night: "Don't Stop Believing" - Journey (bride & groom choice)
Congrats to Lauren & Scott! I wish you and your families all the best!