Archive for February, 2011

Engaged! in Washington, DC 2011

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Engaged! 2011 features the Washington, DC area’s top wedding professionals, covers three wedding venues (with a shuttle in between), and features bridal gowns and accessories from five of the most premier bridal salons in the area.

Plus, Chris Laich Music Services will be there.

Needless to say, it’s an event you won’t want to miss! Buy your ticket for Engaged! 2011, or for more information, visit Engaged! or become a fan of Engaged! on Facebook.

Engaged! 2011 event, Washington, DC buy tickets : http://engagedmagazine.eventbrite.com/

Hilton Alexandria Old Town – Wedding DJ Set Up

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Old Town Alexandria has got to be one of the most charming areas outside of Washington, DC to get married! The pleasant streets and historic buildings provide great atmosphere, while its proximity to the city make Old Town a haven for some really great hotels. One of which is the Hilton Alexandria Old Town.

Right in the heart of Old Town, the Hilton has a handsome ballroom made for an elegant wedding reception. Throughout the hotel, there are various event spaces for cocktails, along with a pretty little courtyard perfect for an outdoor ceremony.

The courtyard is an unexpected gem, and when Chris Laich Music Services is managing the music and sound for events there, we work hard to keep the ambiance intimate. Our wireless Bose speakers keep us out of sight while providing perfect, natural sound.

We were at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town recently and snuck a few shots of our equipment set up in their courtyard so you could have a look (below)!


Courtyard at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town, Chris Laich Music Services Equipment Set Up

Hilton Alexandria Old Town outdoor ceremony, Chris Laich Music Services wireless Bose speaker set up

Courtyard at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town, Chris Laich Music Services Equipment Set Up

Chris Laich Music Services equipment set up, outdoor wedding ceremony at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town

 

Courtyard at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town, Chris Laich Music Services Equipment Set Up

outdoor ceremony at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town, Chris Laich Music Services DJ Set Up

Wedding DJ Set Up – Outside at Meadowlark Gardens

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

As you know from our earlier post about Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, it’s a fantastic place for a DC wedding. The setting is spectacular, and there are several different spaces on the property that can be utilized for a wedding ceremony and reception.

When weather permits, ceremonies held in the gardens surrounding Meadowlark’s Atrium are really special. In our last post about the venue, we focused on our set-up indoors. This time, we thought we’d share an example of an outside scenario.

It can be somewhat of a challenge to maintain the space’s natural beauty while making sure guests don’t miss a word. That’s when our wireless Bose speakers and experience come in handy!

Chris Laich Music Services works there about 30 times a year and recently provided sound for a wedding ceremony at the venue. Below are a few images showing how unobtrusive our equipment is at Meadowlark.

Wedding DJ Chris Laich Music Services Outdoor Ceremony Set  Up at Meadowlark Gardens

Outdoor DJ equipment set up at Meadowlark Gardens in Vienna, Virginia

Wedding DJ Chris Laich Music Services Outdoor Ceremony Set  Up at Meadowlark Gardens

Chris Laich Music Services equipment outdoor ceremony set up at Meadowlark Gardens

Wedding DJ Chris Laich Music Services Outdoor Ceremony Set  Up at Meadowlark Gardens

Outdoor DJ equipment set up at Meadowlark Gardens in Vienna, Virginia

Wedding DJ Chris Laich Music Services Outdoor Ceremony Set  Up at Meadowlark Gardens

Chris Laich Music Services equipment outdoor ceremony set up at Meadowlark Gardens

Wedding DJ Set Up – Indigo Landing

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

With all the monuments, hotels, mansions, and history in Washington, DC, it’s easy to forget the Potomac River offers some pretty spectacular wedding spaces along its banks. One of which is Indigo Landing in Alexandria, VA. Between the views and Indigo Landing’s super professional event manager Katherine Turner, it’s a fantastic spot for a celebration!

Chris Laich Music Services was recently at there for a wedding, and before we got started we stole a few moments to snap some shots of our wireless Bose speakers set up in the Charleston Room, where most weddings are held. While the windows in the space are great for natural light and seeing the sights, they also can make speaker placement tricky. Leaving one right in the middle of somebody’s line of sight as they gaze across the water would not do! So, we strategically placed them to provide great sound without creating an eyesore (see our equipment set up at Indigo Landing in the images below).

Chris Laich Music Services equipment set up,  Indigo Landing

Chris Laich Music Services equipment speak up at Indigo Landing, Alexandria, VA

 

Chris Laich Music Services equipment set up,  Indigo Landing

 

Chris Laich Music Services equipment set up,  Indigo Landing Chris Laich Music Services equipment set up,  Indigo Landing

 

 

Wedding DJ Set Up – Halcyon House Washington, DC

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Wendy, Halcyon’s event manager, allows only approved wedding professionals on site to ensure her couples stay happy and the property remains handsome. Chris Laich Music Services is proud to be a part of Halcyon’s exclusive group. Working with Wendy at her beautiful site is a pleasure, though it does have its challenges.

While Halcyon House has been refurbished, it is still a centuries-old building. Care must be taken to protect it while also exceeding our client’s expectations of sound quality. Additionally, it’s key to keep our equipment as invisible as possible. Who wants big bulky speakers and vines of wires everywhere?

Our experience at Halcyon House combined with our expertise comes in handy when setting up our wireless Bose speakers and other DJ equipment. To see what our set up at Halcyon House looks like, have a look at the images below!

Halcyon House Wedding DJ Set Up - Chris Laich Music Services

Wedding DJ equipment set up at Washington DC’s Halcyon House

Halcyon House Wedding DJ Set Up - Chris Laich Music Services

Wedding DJ equipment set up at Washington DC’s Halcyon House

Halcyon House Wedding DJ Set Up - Chris Laich Music Services

Wedding DJ equipment set up at Washington DC’s Halcyon House


Breathe Deep DC – Lung Cancer Awareness Event

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Wedding DJ, live music, private events DJ…Chris Laich Music Services loves to celebrate!

We also love to give back. Every year, we provide the sound and music for Breathe Deep DC. Held by the LUNGevity Foundation, the event raises funds for cancer research, as well as for awareness.

It’s an honor to continue to be asked to provide our services to such a worthy cause, and we’re excited to say that the 2010 LUNGevity event was a success. According to The Washington Post, Breathe Deep DC raised over $270,000!

Check out some of the pictures we snapped of the day:

Breathe Deep DC 2010

Breathe Deep DC 2010

Breathe Deep DC 2010

Breathe Deep DC 2010

Breathe Deep DC 2010

Learn more about LUNGevity and read The Washington Post article.

Wedding DJ Set Up – The Hay Adams

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Every time we spy the White House while pulling up to the Hay-Adams Hotel to deejay a wedding, we get excited. You’d think that living in the DC area the President’s house would get old, but it never does!

No matter their size, weddings at the Hay-Adams always seem intimate, as if they’re being thrown in a private home.  Maybe that’s because the Hay-Adams has been entertaining the movers and shakers in Washington, DC since the 1800s!  Or it could be because of Alison, the Hay-Adams’s Director of Catering.  She is one of the most genuine, sweet, and helpful ladies in the entire industry, and all of our brides rave about the time they spend with her!

Whatever the reason, Chris Laich Music Services is always careful to make sure the only things anyone notices are great music and quality sound, not unsightly speakers, wires, or disturbing feedback.  By strategically placing our wireless Bose speakers, we achieve the perfect balance of ambiance and aesthetic.

Have a look at some pictures we snapped of our speakers set up for a recent wedding at the Hay-Adams below:

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Our wireless Bose speaker is right by the bar

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Look closely right by the tree

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Washington DC wedding DJ, Chris Laich Music Services, Hay Adams Hotel

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Washington DC wedding DJ, Chris Laich Music Services, Hay Adams Hotel