Gerri & Daniel’s ROCKIN’ reception!

Posted on Oct 6, 2014

We came across an email lead with LOTS of info; this paragraph stuck out to me:

“I came across Arnoldo’s blog when searching for Florida Aquarium related items and I immediately was impressed by his blending of different genres as well as his great transitions between songs. I’ve been to a lot of weddings and I have never heard something so well blended. I am very interested in having Arnoldo specifically for my wedding.”

I love what I do, and I love it when others notice the hard work we as a company put behind our events. These are the clients I am proud to work with for their amazing day. After LOTS of planning and LOTS of help from the Florida Aquarium, Reggie and I pulled off a pretty sweet lighting setup in less than 1.5 hour setup time.

The party itself was a BLAST! They danced to everything imaginable and gave me some GREAT requests to work with, too. :)

The email Gerri & Dan sent me described the night perfectly:

“Hey Arnoldo,

We had an awesome time! We knew you’d be an awesome DJ for our wedding, but you definitely surpassed even our expectations.
The lighting, for one, was incredible. It barely even looked like the same room. And then when the dancing began it turned into quite the light show. I was so busy dancing, I don’t even think I was able to appreciate all of the intricacies of the lights. I just know that it was all encompassing and was absolutely awesome.

Also, Gerri was really ecstatic that you were able to mix Radio/Video into the Hora. I wasn’t sure if it could be done, but I figured you would find a way :).

You kept the energy up all night and we never stopped dancing. After the wedding, everyone was saying how awesome our DJ was.

I had actually talked you up when I first found your blog to a buddy at work. I told him that no matter what, I wanted you to be the DJ for my wedding. He thought I was setting my expectations too high and setting myself up for disappointment.

After the wedding the first thing he says to me is “I have to say, you were absolutely right about that DJ. He was worth every penny.”
I absolutely agree with that statement.

I told Gerri yesterday that I was sad that we didn’t have another wedding or event we could use you at in the short term because we really enjoyed you as a person and of course your skills as a DJ.

So, I hope that if my son or daughter has a bar/bat mitzvah, that we can have you as our DJ again. Unfortunately that wouldn’t be for 14-15 years, but I guarantee that if you’re still in the DJ business, you will be our go to guy ;) .

We will definitely be writing you a kick ass review.

We really appreciate everything you and Reggie did to make our day awesome. You helped us put together a wedding that I don’t think anyone will be forgetting any time soon. :)

Thanks again!

-Gerri and Dan”

 

Check out the photos and video below!

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Lakeland DJ Wedding at Hilton Garden Inn

Posted on Jul 1, 2014

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You know those events where you say “I was born for this” and yet while lots of technical twists and turns occur, everything fell to perfection?

Yea, this was one of those events. The Lakeland Hilton Garden Inn was transformed with help of us and Lakeland’s Party People Celebration Co., as they handled all the drapery and we did the lighting. We did do the drape behind the head table coupled with the vertical string lighting. LOTS of last minute changes were done to the design of the room since the ceremony had to be brought inside… Lakeland’s horrible for its bipolar weather; well, all of Florida is, really.

While a few changes modified the entire light design, it’s easy to work around that when you have a great team.

As for the event itself.. it was a BLAST to be the DJ of. Once the dance floor got started, it was non-stop action all the way through. With this being my kind of crowd (Polk County!) I got to throw in a lot of artists that only those from the 863 would know. Overall, it was a GREAT event. The beautiful lighting quickly took on a nightclub feel which completed the overall vibe.

Check out the photos and videos of this awesome Lakeland wedding below!

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Keith and Catherine’s “All the way turn up” reception!

Posted on May 8, 2014

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Keith and Catherine were a blast from start to finish— from a great sales consultation to an eventful planning meeting…. all this led to a non-stop club-like atmosphere for the entire family and friends. They requested literally a bit of everything… but the freestyle was my favorite for sure! Check out the pics and video below!

Big thanks to Kelly for helping me out!

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Ashley & Cody’s Rustic Reception!

Posted on Mar 6, 2014

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Ashley & Cody wanted a fun wedding with a slight rustic feel. Hosted at the beautiful Lange Farm, with a lot of AMAZING d├ęcor that they made with their family and friends, their vision was complete after adding uplighting and projecting a custom monogram on the slanted ceiling of this pretty Dade City wedding hall.

Check out the pics and video below!

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Molly and Ian’s awesome reception!

Posted on Feb 8, 2014

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Molly and Ian are SUCH a wonderful couple with a fun story of how they met. Long story short, their love for puzzles sparked a romance that fueled an incredible wedding. Their request for lighting was very specific: no colors, and keep it simple (to highlight the beautiful Sorosis building in Lakeland). After looking at some designs, they loved our scroll projections and paired it with an LED disco ball.

After a beautiful ceremony and a cocktail hour with amazing goodies from Bartow caterer, Terrie Lobb Catering, the guests rushed into the reception area and awaited an incredible evening.

Their family and friends danced non-stop to a huge variety of music! Check out the pics and video below!

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