This video posting is from a Wedding gig we performed at at the Inn at Longshore in Westport, CT. The couple’s families were traditionally Italian and Greek. This mix made for a great, fun crowd. They danced all night and even did some traditional Italian Jig, and Greek “opa” numbers!. Check out the video below of our dance floor. You can also see the custom monogram with the couples’ initials displayed on the dance floor. Enjoy!
On a cool Fall night of September 22nd 2012 we setup a large sound system and 10 foot lighting system for over 600 students. In the distance you could hear the sounds of a high school football field, as Woodstock Academy wrapped up their homecoming game that night.
at about 6 o’clock students started rolling into their gymnasium, dressed for their 2012 Homecoming affair. We started with some slower background tunes while the students mingled and ate light snacks. The party quickly kicked off with high energy Top 40 dance music for over 3 hours. The dance floor was hopping all night long, with all radio edits of the most popular tunes the kids enjoy. We took requests and kept the party flowing without any interruption all night.
We paused the dance briefly to announce the homecoming court, and of course the King and Queen. The Homecoming court danced together to “A Moment Like This” by Kelly Clarkson.
Below is a You Tube video of some high energy dancing we caught throughout the night. Check out the effect the lighting has on the energy of the crowd during dancing.
Sometimes you have your small, intimate affairs for Weddings… Then sometimes you get into a big affair, where things can get crazy. This weekend we were at the Riverview in Simsbury, CT. This Engagement had it all. 200 family and friends, uplighting, outside ceremony and more. We will try to highlight some of the most memorable and inspiring things of this somewhat large Wedding Celebration.
The ceremony was held outside on the patio at the Riverview, with a violinist playing prelude music, along with the recessional and processional. We did however have a wireless microphone installed for the officiant. The guests then moved inside for a cocaktail hour in a section of the main ballroom cordened of by large dividers. These dividers were then moved for the Dinner portion, and guests were able to find their seats.
Before Dinner, the Bride & Groom were toasted by both Maid of Honor‘s, Both Best Men, and 2 impromptu speeches by 2 groomsmen.
After Dinner, and cake cutting, the staff opened up a custom candy bar for the guests. Including theater style dispensers of favorites such as Skittles, M&M’s, Reeses and more.
Dancing went well into and beyong midnight and most of the 200 guests stayed to party all the way to the end.
Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Ryan & Kayla Ferguson. And many thanks to the crew at the Riverview for your continued professionalism every time we work with you.
DJ,Lighting & Video Services for Birthday Party & Appreciation Dinner at Waters Edge Resort in Westbrook, CT.
We were a part of the Rev. Madry appreciation dinner and Birthday celebration at the Waters Edge Resort & Spa in Westbrook, CT. Rev. Madry is an outstanding leader of the Madry Temple in New London, CT. He is honored every year with a gathering of about 100 guests consisting of church members, family and colleagues. We have been honored to provide DJ services for this event for 4 years running This year we went the extra mile and included a video screen for a slide show presentation of the reverend. The pictures were sent to us and we assembled the slide show for the guest of honor. The slide show was looped on screen during cocktails and dinner, and was shown intermittently throughout the night along with Music Videos.
There was also a special guest comedian who did a skit making fun of the guest of honor, all in good taste. Below is a video highlight with some ability to see the video screen in action. The video screen was a great addition to the party and was a hit.
Wedding Ceremony & Reception at Waterview in Monroe, CT. DJ with Reception Music and Ceremony Sound with Wireless Mic.
The weather was beautiful last weekend and provided a great atmosphere for an outside Summer Wedding Ceremony and inside Reception. We were with a young couple at the Waterview in Monroe, CT. The outside patio area was the most lush collection of beautifully groomed gardens and a flowing waterfall. It was a great backdrop for the outside vows, along with large arches and a lake side setting. We provided sound with Prelude, Processional and Recessional Music. We also provided a Wireless lapel microphone for the Minister.
Dinner and dancing moved inside to the large ballroom with large windows overlooking the lake, hence their name. We re-introduced the couple into the room and did their first dance before Dinner, with their Bridal Pary joining in half way through. After Dinner we went into cake cutting and the other specialty dances. Below is a text file of this couples playlist so you can get some ideas for your next event. Download playlist into your iTunes and it will automatically add songs you already have and make songs you’re missing red for you to look at or buy.
PLAYLIST DOWNLOAD LINK: Foley Wedding 07_21_12
We were honored to be a part of the Pappalardo 70th Birthday celebration for Lester, a well known and respected veteran of the Armed Services. We provided a small sound system for the cozy venue at the VFW in Berlin, CT. The night started with about 60 – 90 minutes worth of light background dinner music. Dancing included a bit of Old Country-Western and some newer Top 40 for the kids. We also had a small LED light show that lit up the small up like a “light bulb”, no pun intended.
“thank you mike! you kept us dancing all night! we had a blast!” -Taylor
This past weekend we performed DJ services with Ceremony Music, Reception Dance Party and lighting at for a beautiful young couple. This Wedding was held at the beautiful grounds of the Candlelight Farms Inn in New Milford, CT. The couples names were Ryan and Taylor. They had a small Bridal Party with only 4 close friends and family members, and no designated Best Man or Maid of Honor. We started the day out with a small PA system outside for the ceremony, with a wireless microphone for the Master of Ceremony. The speakers were turned to the small gazeebo area where they had an outside cocktail hour, with light background music. We then moved inside with the main system and deluxe lighting for their specialty dances. Below are some picture soy their First Dance and Father Daughter Dance. Taylor’s Father surprised with the song selection of “My Girl” by The Temptations, Taylor was pleasantly surprised. We then had another small PA system for their dinner hour which held outside in a third locate under a tent. The night finished off with 3 hours of energy filled dancing, with high impact dance floor lighting. Check out some of the video from our packed dance floor, they danced from daylight till nighttime! Thanks to Karen and Nancy of Candlelight Farms for an awesome time working together for a very successful and fun Wedding.
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This weekend we performed DJ services with a small ceremony setup for Stan and Kelly on the beach of Westbrook, CT.
We provided a wireless microphone and stand for the Justice of the Peace to perform the ceremony and vows. The first dance was done under the beautiful sun, with guests joining in as well. Their first dance was to Steve Tyrell’s version of “At Last”. CT Party Studios’ own Event Planner Carlos was on site, making sure everything went according to plan. The cake was a beautiful 3D landscape of the beach, with white chocolate starfish an shell accents. It was almost too beautiful to eat,almost. The cake cutting was coordinated with the help of DJ Mike and went well, Stan kept it “clean”. The cake was made by the CT Culinary Institute Students. Another beautifulCT beach Wedding in the books focus! Thanks Stan & Kelly!
“We had CT Party Studios for our 8th grade graduation dance. The kids had a great time. There was dancing an some games to play to keep them going too. The display was great too. We all enjoyed it.” – Cindy Jacksin, Franklin Elementary School
We had ourselves another great time performing DJ Entertainment services for about 30 students and some teachers at the Franklin Fire House. We wanted to really show how no party is too small, so we pulled out all the stops. Below you can see pictures of the extensive thought put into decorations and lighting. We played games such as coke & pepsi, backwards crab crawl, great egg race, scavenger hunt and more. This was because the party coordinator warned us that every year the kids just stand around at their party. so we did something different and kept the kids going all night!
The theme was “Movie NIght”. So they had a mock concession stand with popcorn, candy, soda and nachos.
They screened “Titanic” in the corner as part of the whole “Movies” theme.
We also had a green screen where the kids could get their faces transposed onto the body’s of several famous actors.
Check ou the video below of our scanning spotlights we used to add to the feel of a “movie premiere” night. We kept this going while the kids were coming in and eating a buffet meal prepared for them.
The most important thing about this party to take away is that proper planning can go a long way. The teachers involved in planning had the fear that the kids would stand around not having a great time, as in previous years. So during our entertainment consultations we helped strategize a lot of these great ideas that were put in place. We worked with the planner and gave some great ideas which were used. Also, the proper preparation of games and contests helped make sure the party was a huge success and we received numerous compliments and thank you’s at the end of the night.
This month we are featuring a popular but sometimes forgotten effect that adds magic to any first dance, kids party or corporate affair. the bubble effect is a dramatic showering of bubbles raining down from the ceiling creating shiny circle in all directions around the dance floor. This effect is often attempted to be duplicated with the passing out of small containers of soap bubbles to guests. The object is to have as many guests as possible blow tiny amounts of bubbles until they’re blue in the face, in hopes that the combined effort produces enough sustained bubbles to create a massive showering. This theory is good, but flawed. First of all, your guests may find that the time they spend trying to maintain bubble flow is time they could be enjoying the party, and taking pictures and videos of these memories. Secondly, the cheaper soap bubbles can sometimes lead to a sticky mess. Professional bubble machines offer a solution to this with special quick dry no mess bubble mixtures. And last,but not least, the small containers of soap bubbles run out quickly, and can leave you wanting more for the rest of your special dance or simply the rest of the party. Our bubble experience package comes with the ability to use up to a gallon of bubble solution. That’s over 10 hours of non-stop, continuous bubbles.
Now that we covered the general benefits of our bubble experience, lets see one specific reason why this effect can make your special day so much more memorable. as pictured below, the larger bubbles produced from a professional bubble machine reflect more light than small soap bubbles. This reflected light causes shimmers of rainbow color , which sparkle as they fall slowly to the dance floor.This effect is often dramatically increased with the use of professional photography and creates unique memories that your guests will share for years to come. Contact us today for more information to add this magical experience to any DJ package. Bubble packages are offered at a limited quantity per day so act quickly.