Archive for May, 2012

First Dance Feature – David & Allison

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

On a beautiful day in May, Allison and David celebrated their marriage at the Top of the Hay.

For their very first dance as newlyweds, they chose one of the coolest (and romantic) blues songs ever, “I Need Your Love So Bad” by Little Willy John.

 

Allison & David’s first dance at The Top of the Hay, photo – Michelle Cross Photography

Strathmore Music Center – Wedding Ceremony DJ Equipment Set Up

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Sleek and beautiful, Strathmore’s Music Center is a pretty spectacular place to get married!

In fine (and not so fine) weather, ceremonies are often conducted outdoors beside the concert hall itself. The gleaming windows on the outside of the structure and Strathmore’s surrounding garden create a visually arresting vista.

No way we want our speakers and equipment, which are necessary for vows to be heard, to interfere with such a special venue! So, as you can see below, we strategically place our wireless Bose speakers to provide unobtrusive, flawless ceremony coverage.

See more examples of how Chris Laich Music Services sets up for Washington, DC area weddings, or contact us for details on how we’ll seamlessly integrate into your wedding day.

Strathmore Music Center - Wedding DJ Equipment Set Up

ceremony at Strathmore Music Center – wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services

Wedding at the National Museum for Women in the Arts – Diana and Carlos

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Music is a big part of any wedding, but for Diana and Carlos’s celebration at the National Museum for Women in the Arts, it was especially so.

Diana & Carlos, photography - Holland Photo Arts

Diana & Carlos’s wedding at the Museum for Women in the Arts, DJ – Aaron (Chris Laich Music Services), photography – Holland Photo Arts

During cocktails, a mariachi band (of which Carlos’s brother was a part!) serenaded everyone! Then, for their first dance, the newlyweds swayed to Ray LaMontagne’s beautiful love ballad, “Hold You in My Arms.” Next, Carlos and his mom danced to an original composition, called “Amor Sin Fin” that the mother of the groom created for Ricardo Castillon!

Diana & Carlos, photography - Holland Photo Arts

Diana & Carlos’s wedding at the Museum for Women in the Arts, DJ – Aaron (Chris Laich Music Services), photography – Holland Photo Arts

Finally, a classic Tarantella-inspired number got everyone on the dance floor, after which DJ Aaron played a fantastic mix of music and kept the floor moving all night long. That is until it was time to Diana and Carlos’s send off with Katie Perry’s “Firework” as a soundtrack!

Best wishes to Carlos and Diana, and many thanks to Holland Photo Arts for their incredible images!

Diana & Carlos, photography - Holland Photo Arts

Diana & Carlos’s wedding at the Museum for Women in the Arts, DJ – Aaron (Chris Laich Music Services), photography – Holland Photo Arts

Diana & Carlos, photography - Holland Photo Arts

Diana & Carlos’s wedding at the Museum for Women in the Arts, DJ – Aaron (Chris Laich Music Services), photography – Holland Photo Arts

Diana & Carlos, photography - Holland Photo Arts

Diana & Carlos’s wedding at the Museum for Women in the Arts, DJ – Aaron (Chris Laich Music Services), photography – Holland Photo Arts

Diana & Carlos, photography - Holland Photo Arts

Diana & Carlos’s wedding at the Museum for Women in the Arts, DJ – Aaron (Chris Laich Music Services), photography – Holland Photo Arts

Diana & Carlos, photography - Holland Photo Arts

Diana & Carlos’s wedding at the Museum for Women in the Arts, DJ – Aaron (Chris Laich Music Services), photography – Holland Photo Arts

Diana & Carlos, photography - Holland Photo Arts

Diana & Carlos’s wedding at the Museum for Women in the Arts, DJ – Aaron (Chris Laich Music Services), photography – Holland Photo Arts

Park Hyatt Washington DC – Wedding DJ Equipment Set Up

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

We love deejaying weddings at the Park Hyatt in Washington, DC!

Not only is working with their Director of Catering, Michael Deltette, a joy, but the Hyatt’s recently remodeled space is spectacular. Modern yet warm, and very chic.

As always, when Chris Laich Music Services is part of a couple’s wedding day vendor team, their happiness takes precedence. This means that the music should be on-point, the sound perfect, and that we do our part to ensure their wedding day is as they imagined. Which means finding just the right spots to place our equipment and wireless Bose speakers.

The Park Hyatt Washington, DC has such killer ambiance that between our experience and quality equipment, you can barely spot our speakers in the ballroom and cocktail area. In some of the shots below, it’s almost as if they’ve disappeared completely:

Park Hyatt Washington, DC , wedding DJ set up - Chris Laich Music Services

wedding at the Park Hyatt Washington, DC , wedding DJ set up – Chris Laich Music Services

Park Hyatt Washington, DC , wedding DJ set up - Chris Laich Music Services

wedding at the Park Hyatt Washington, DC , wedding DJ set up - Chris Laich Music Services

Park Hyatt Washington, DC , wedding DJ set up - Chris Laich Music Services

wedding at the Park Hyatt Washington, DC , wedding DJ set up – Chris Laich Music Services

Park Hyatt Washington, DC , wedding DJ set up - Chris Laich Music Services

wedding at the Park Hyatt Washington, DC , wedding DJ set up – Chris Laich Music Services

Park Hyatt Washington, DC , wedding DJ set up - Chris Laich Music Services

wedding at the Park Hyatt Washington, DC , wedding DJ set up – Chris Laich Music Services

Wedding at the Four Seasons Georgetown – Rea and Emmett

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Soul Train dance line.

The Four Seasons in Georgetown.

These are the secret ingredients for a fun, fantastic wedding….at least for Rea and Emmett!

Rea & Emmett's wedding, photography - Michelle Frankfurter

Rea & Emmett’s wedding at the Four Seasons, DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Michelle Frankfurter

Tina Nader of the Four Seasons did an incredible job managing their whole night, and Aaron had so much fun deejaying, that it was hard for everyone to let the evening end. But, the great news is that their photographer, Michelle Frankfurter, did a superb (as always) job documenting their wedding…and memorable Soul Train moment!

Best wishes, you two!

Rea & Emmett's wedding, photography - Michelle Frankfurter

Rea & Emmett’s wedding at the Four Seasons, DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Michelle Frankfurter

Rea & Emmett's wedding, photography - Michelle Frankfurter

Rea & Emmett’s wedding at the Four Seasons, DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Michelle Frankfurter

Rea & Emmett's wedding, photography - Michelle Frankfurter

Rea & Emmett’s wedding at the Four Seasons, DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Michelle Frankfurter

Rea & Emmett's wedding, photography - Michelle Frankfurter

Rea & Emmett’s wedding at the Four Seasons, DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Michelle Frankfurter