I tagged along with Charles Casiano to the Don Vicente in Ybor, Tampa, to get some video footage of him for our main site: My Dream Reception. He suggested a tag-team DJ combo which was a lot of fun!
The Don Vicente is a beautiful location that really shows the historic side of Ybor. Charles took care of handling the ceremony in the main room and set up a cocktail hour system downstairs. Rumors say this place is haunted and people see ghosts all the time… yeah, basement.. great idea. (You can, without a shadow of a doubt, tell this place used to be a speakeasy.)
The reception room is diveded into dining and dancing areas, but sound easily went from one room to another. The Don Vicente has a VERY unique layout– if you want an unforgettable place for your wedding, this is a MUST SEE!
We adorned the dance hall area with LED flood lights and stars across the ceiling!
As usual, Charles rocked it Spanglish style mixing a bit of American and Latin music. Check out the pics and video below!
Another large birthday party to add to the books– and this one went all out! With over 300 people for the dancing portion, this felt more like a homecoming than anything else! Dinner started with just a family and close friends VIP invite, but after it ended 200+ people poured in and didn’t stop dancing till the very end! Over 2000 glowsticks were tossed out for this dance. You have to check the link below to see more!
Right now Hector and Liset are reading this and smiling ear to ear. You know how I know that? They’ve been reading every single one of A Premier Entertainment’s blogs (Mine and Kelly’s and so forth) and took notes on what they wanted for their own wedding. We’ve become good friends through Facebook and I knew that this would be a wild party by the time they walked in through the door for our final planning meeting!
Located at the Lion’s Eye Center in Ybor, the ceremony was elegant, but totally their style and paved the way for an amazing night to come!
- MARACAS!! (Watch the video)
- I had a heckler… but we got him right back! He was the life of the party.. I think he and Hector are troublemakers, lol.
- Awesome recessional to the wedding. The Lil Jon remix of Suavemente.
- A Puerto Rican and Cuban family mesh— how much crazier can it get?
- Delicious dinner thanks to Michael and his team with Affordable Catering
- A delightful candy bar station compliments of Chanda Janine Ford with Classique Soiree Weddings and Events. (Liset and Hector also won this at a bridal show– LUCKY!!!)
- Entertainment Coordinator (Liset won a free DJ package through the PWG bridal show!)
- D’Elegance Lighting: Floods and animated centerpiece
- Ceremony System
As the evening progressed, the party only got wilder…. and then the maracas came out! Matt and I had a blast.. and Matt even got out there and danced with the crowd. Check out the amazing photos and video clip below!
Without a shadow of a doubt I can say that Kyle and I delivered one of the hottest, if not the hottest, Sweet 16 in Tampa Bay. Let’s talk location: Ritz Theatre in YBor. The largest room where rigging is allowed… however this was a smaller party (100 kids) so such a big room wasn’t needed.
Let’s discuss lighting… 6 Scanners, a Blisslight, and 6 LED Floods in a 2000 Sq2 REALLY lit that place up like a christmas tree. A 7′ screen is normally small, but it filled the place up quite nicely.
One Yorkville sub was the only thing needed for bass there. In a brick room, the bass resonated so much the stage was shaking. The jog wheels on my DAC3 were moving around– kinda ticked me off during mixing, but I wasn’t turning that bass down.
The energy WAS INSANE. These kids loved rap, techno, house, and 90s music! Oh yes, I’ve never seen *N Sync’s Bye Bye Bye blow up like THIS!
Ybor patrons were walking by and looking in the window, many were coming in asking how much the cover was. No sir, the hottest club in Ybor is by exclusive invitation.
We set up our infamous Shoutout-Box, where Caroline’s friends and family could send dedications, photos, and shoutouts. She was thrilled to read so many of her friends and family wishing her a happy birthday…. suddenly everyone freaked out when they say shoutouts from Tampa Bay rap superstar Acafool, 69 Boyz’ top dog Thrill Da Playa, and special birthday serenade from my boy Cupid.
Awesome video below.. you gotta check it out!
4 Schools Only – if anyone else tells you they do it better- they’re lying.
I’ll have some photos coming soon…. Click below!