Saturday, December 31, 2011

Liz & Chris at the Kerak Temple with Quality Event Design

Arriving at the Kerak Hall

Had a great reception last night at the Shriner Kerak Hall, next to Channel 2 in Reno.  It was my first time playing there and I arrived early and had to wait for the bartender to arrive to open the hall up.  When we went in, he and his helper both exclaimed "Wow!" as Chrissie from Quality Event Design had really outdone herself.  The room was transformed into a winter wonderland with draping, lighting and LED- lit centerpieces that glowed when we came in.  She really thought of everything- snowflakes hanging from the ceiling, candles for the head table and white lights strung everywhere.  The bartender said it was the best decorated event he'd ever worked there.  I took a pic or two, but I am a way better DJ than I am a photographer, so the pix don't do the place justice.  Spectacular.
Cupid Shuffling
The reception was attended by over 200 people and it was such a fun crowd.  Chris & Liz arrived and went immediately into their first dance, "My Best Friend" by Tim McGraw.  After a delicious Italian dinner some great toasts were made starting with the Best Man Josh, with an amazing toast by Chris' dad Gary, and ending up with Chris & Liz.  Then the dancing started in earnest with some special dances and then open dancing.  The Money Dance was very memorable and lots of people took advantage of some one-on-one time with the bride or groom.  The Anniversary Dance was special as well, with the last couple on the dancefloor celebrating 46 years of marriage.  I felt really honored to be a part of Liz & Chris' big day and their bridal party, family & friends made me feel so welcome- like I was a guest instead of a professional they had hired.  Congrats Chris & Liz and also to Chrissie from Quality Event Design who really went above and beyond with all the details!
Chris, Liz & Chrissie

Saturday, December 10, 2011

TMCC Royal Father-Daughter Ball

I had the pleasure of deejaying the TMCC Royal Father-Daughter Ball at the Grand Sierra Resort's Summit Pavilion.  What an event!  Over 1200 dads and their daughters, all dressed to the nines, attended this year and the two dancefloors, the space in between, and the carpet beyond were filled with dancers all night long! It was a DJ's dream as every song was enthusiastically danced to and lots and lots of requests were made and played.  

The Summit Pavilion was decorated and very festive and on the opposite side of the room was Zinser Photography clicking away all night, creating portraits that the dads and daughters will treasure for years to come.  The sides of the room had drinks and hors d'oeurvres and sweets for the hungry dancers along with a very popular Zinser Photobooth which was busy all night long.

What a great event!  The memories made that night will be treasured all throughout the lives of the attendees and all for a great cause- local continuing education.  It is one of my favorite events I've ever been a part of, and if you have thought about taking your daughter to this event, do it!  I cannot stress how much it meant to the daughters and to their dads, and how good it made me feel to be a part of that memory.  Thanks to Amy Williams who put everything together for TMCC, and to everyone at the Grand Sierra who were so helpful and professional all night long, especially Neil from AV who rigged the electricity and gave me a lesson in amps and wattage.