Archive for the ‘Real Wedding’ Category

Wedding at the Westin, Alexandria – Mary and Nicholas

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Mary and Nicholas were married October 27, 2012 at The Cathedral of St. Thomas More, Arlington, VA followed by a beautiful reception at the Westin, Alexandria, VA.  Wedding DJ - Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Timmester Photography, wedding coordination by White Pumpkin.  

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The day started with getting ready at the hotel, Hair by Giselle and make-up by Pattie Martin. We love all of the thoughtful details put into their day; from the invitation to flowers by Flower Den. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed great food at the Westin, a lovely and delicious cake from Pastries by Randolph. And of course, great music!

 

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Following the cocktail hour, guests were invited into the ballroom where the father of the bride gave a wonderful welcome speech. Toasts were provided by the Best Man and Maid of Honor. After dinner, Mary and Nicholas cut their wedding cake to “How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You,” by James Taylor. They then danced their first dance to “Hey, There, Everywhere” by The Beatles. Later on, everyone took to the dance floor, which kept moving all night!

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Mary and Nicholas, October 27, 2012 at the Westin, Alexandria, VA, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Timmester Photography.

Thank you, Mary and Nicholas, for choosing Chris Laich Music Services to be part of your day, and the very best to you both!

 

Wedding at Springfield Country Club – Meredith and Brandon

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Held at Springfield Country Club on a gorgeous day in June, we were honored to be a part of Meredith and Brandon’s wedding day.

Not only are they such a sweet couple who, as you can see by these amazing shots by Rodney Bailey, are very much in love, but their guests were dancing fools!

We had a blast keeping the music going all night long.

 

Meredith and Brandon's wedding, DJ - Chris Laich Music Services, photo - Rodney Bailey

Meredith and Brandon’s wedding, DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photo – Rodney Bailey

Meredith and Brandon's wedding, DJ - Chris Laich Music Services, photo - Rodney Bailey

Meredith and Brandon’s wedding, DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photo – Rodney Bailey

Meredith and Brandon's wedding, DJ - Chris Laich Music Services, photo - Rodney Bailey

Meredith and Brandon’s wedding, DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photo – Rodney Bailey

Meredith and Brandon's wedding, DJ - Chris Laich Music Services, photo - Rodney Bailey

Meredith and Brandon’s wedding, DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photo – Rodney Bailey

Meredith and Brandon's wedding, DJ - Chris Laich Music Services, photo - Rodney Bailey

Meredith and Brandon’s wedding, DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photo – Rodney Bailey

Meredith and Brandon's wedding, DJ - Chris Laich Music Services, photo - Rodney Bailey

Meredith and Brandon’s wedding, DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photo – Rodney Bailey

Meredith and Brandon's wedding, DJ - Chris Laich Music Services, photo - Rodney Bailey

Meredith and Brandon’s wedding, DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photo – Rodney Bailey

Meredith and Brandon's wedding, DJ - Chris Laich Music Services, photo - Rodney Bailey

Meredith and Brandon’s wedding, DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photo – Rodney Bailey

Meredith and Brandon's wedding, DJ - Chris Laich Music Services, photo - Rodney Bailey

Meredith and Brandon’s wedding, DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photo – Rodney Bailey

Meredith and Brandon, thanks for choosing Chris Laich Music Services to be a part of your celebration. Best wishes to you both!

Wedding at the Park Hyatt – Delight & Jason

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Delight and Jason were married at the always-amazing Park Hyatt in Georgetown, and believe us when we say this crowd was a bunch of dancing fools!

Delight & Jason's wedding, photos - Freed Photography

Delight & Jason’s wedding at DC’s Park Hyatt in Georgetown, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photos – Freed Photography

Following the ceremony, the wedding party came out rocking to “Tenderness” by General Piublic. Next up, Delight and Jason danced to “18th Street Balcony” by Blue October.

Delight & Jason's wedding, photos - Freed Photography

Delight & Jason’s wedding at DC’s Park Hyatt in Georgetown, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photos – Freed Photography

Then, when the father/daughter (“In My Life” by The Beatles) and mother/son (“Your Song” by Elton John) dances finished, everyone spilled onto the dance floor.

Delight & Jason's wedding, photos - Freed Photography

Delight & Jason’s wedding at DC’s Park Hyatt in Georgetown, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photos – Freed Photography

As you can see from the excellent pictures by Freed Photography, Delight, Jason and their guests really got down to tunes from Tiesto, Bob Marley, Armin Van Buren, Guetta, Flo-Rida, Nicki Minaj, and New Order!

Delight & Jason's wedding, photos - Freed Photography

Delight & her dad, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photos – Freed Photography

Jason and his mom, photo - Freed Photography

Jason and his mom, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photos – Freed Photography

Delight & Jason's wedding, photos - Freed Photography

Delight & Jason’s wedding at DC’s Park Hyatt in Georgetown, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photos – Freed Photography

Delight & Jason's wedding, photos - Freed Photography

Delight & Jason’s wedding at DC’s Park Hyatt in Georgetown, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photos – Freed Photography

Delight & Jason's wedding, photos - Freed Photography

Delight & Jason’s wedding at DC’s Park Hyatt in Georgetown, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photos – Freed Photography

Wedding at the Top of the Hay – Ellie and Danny

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

We saw Elvis at the Top of the Hay!

He must have heard that Ellie, a native of Memphis, was celebrating her marriage to Danny and felt a surprise performance was in order.

Ellie and Danny, photography - Rodney Bailey

Ellie & Danny at the Top of the Hay, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Rodney Bailey

Ellie and Danny, photography - Rodney Bailey

Ellie & Danny at the Top of the Hay, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Rodney Bailey

Honestly, we can’t say we blame him – Ellie and Danny are such a wonderful couple, full of love for one another! After the newlywed’s first dance to “Everything” by Michale Buble, and somewhere before their cake was cut, Ellie and her friends Lexy and Michelle (the Sweet Signature Singers) along with guitarist Any Walker performed “Walking in Memphis” for Danny…and then Elvis appeared! He sang a few songs, posed for some fan pictures, and headed back to Graceland.

Ellie and Danny, photography - Rodney Bailey

Ellie & Danny at the Top of the Hay, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Rodney Bailey

Ellie and Danny, photography - Rodney Bailey

Ellie & Danny at the Top of the Hay, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Rodney Bailey

Then, everyone spilled onto the dance floor and danced all night to Bob Seger, the Rolling Stones, Otis Knight, Michael Jackson, UB40, Lil Jon, Britney Spears, LMFAO, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rihanna, Calvin Harris, Avicii, Beach Boys, Katy Perry and more – what a crazy, fun crowd!

Ellie and Danny, photography - Rodney Bailey

Ellie & Danny at the Top of the Hay, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Rodney Bailey

Ellie and Danny, photography - Rodney Bailey

Ellie & Danny at the Top of the Hay, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Rodney Bailey

We’re so lucky that Ellie and Danny’s amazing photographer, Rodney Bailey, was there to capture it all!

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Ellie & Danny at the Top of the Hay, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Rodney Bailey

Best wishes, you two!

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

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

Wedding at the Carnegie Institute – Rachel and Shlomo

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Rachel and Shlomo’s wedding at the Carnegie Institute in DC was one gracious, elegant affair!

Lisa & Shlomo, photography by Paired Images 

Rachel and Shlomo’s wedding at the Carnegie Institute, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Paired Images

Live musicians played as guests arrived and continued into the cocktail hour. Following a beautiful ceremony (more pictures of it taking place in the Carnegie’s rotunda at Paired Images), everyone gathered in the ballroom for Rachel and Shlomo’s reception.

There, the father of the bride gave a wonderful welcome speech, followed by some really great toasts. By the time Rachel and Shlomo took to the floor to Sade’s “By Your Side,” the love in the air was palpable! Later on, everyone took to the dance floor, which kept moving all night!

Lisa & Shlomo, photography by Paired Images

Rachel and Shlomo’s wedding at the Carnegie Institute, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Paired Images

Lisa & Shlomo, photography by Paired Images

Rachel and Shlomo’s wedding at the Carnegie Institute, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Paired Images

Lisa & Shlomo, photography by Paired Images

Rachel and Shlomo’s wedding at the Carnegie Institute, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Paired Images

Lisa & Shlomo, photography by Paired Images

Rachel and Shlomo’s wedding at the Carnegie Institute, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Paired Images

Lisa & Shlomo, photography by Paired Images

Rachel and Shlomo’s wedding at the Carnegie Institute, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Paired Images

Lisa & Shlomo, photography by Paired Images

Rachel and Shlomo’s wedding at the Carnegie Institute, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Paired Images

Thank you, Rachel and Shlomo, for choosing Chris Laich Music Services to be part of your day, and the very best to you both!

Wedding at the Top of the Hay – Liz and Andras

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Liz and Andras celebrated their marriage at the always amazing Top of the Hay, and what a party it was! From their beautiful ceremony at St. Matthew’s to the dance floor that never stopped, it was an incredible, memorable night.

Liz & Andras, photography - Holland Photo Arts

 Liz & Andras’s wedding at the Hay-Adams Hotel, DJ – Arron from Chris Laich Music Services, photography - Holland Photo Arts

Aaron was the lucky Chris Laich Music Services Associate to deejay, and there to capture every moment was the amazing team from Holland Photo Arts. The spectacular flowers were by talented Philippa Tarrant, delectable cake by Kendall’s Cakes, and who else but Jamie from Simply Chic Events helped Liz and Andras plan it all.

Liz & Andras, photography - Holland Photo Arts

 Liz & Andras’s wedding at the Top of the Hay, DJ – Arron from Chris Laich Music Services

If you’d like to see more of Liz and Andras’s wedding (the shots of their ceremony and first look are beautiful), visit Holland Photo Art’s blog.

Liz & Andras, photography - Holland Photo Arts

 Liz & Andras’s wedding at the Top of the Hay, DJ – Arron from Chris Laich Music Services, photography - Holland Photo Arts

Liz & Andras, photography - Holland Photo Arts

 Liz & Andras’s wedding at the Hay-Adams Hotel, DJ – Arron from Chris Laich Music Services, photography - Holland Photo Arts

 Liz & Andras, photography - Holland Photo Arts

 Liz & Andras’s wedding at the Top of the Hay, DJ – Arron from Chris Laich Music Services, photography - Holland Photo Arts

Liz & Andras, photography - Holland Photo Arts

 Liz & Andras’s wedding at the Top of the Hay, DJ – Arron from Chris Laich Music Services, photography - Holland Photo Arts

Liz & Andras, photography - Holland Photo Arts

 Liz & Andras’s wedding at the Hay-Adams Hotel, DJ – Arron from Chris Laich Music Services, photography - Holland Photo Arts

Best wishes, Liz and Andras! We’re so honored to have been part of your wedding day!

Liz & Andras’s team of vendors:
Event planner: Jamie with Simply Chic Events
Reception venue: Hay Adams Hotel
Florist: Philippa Tarrant
DJ: Aaron with Chris Laich Music
Make-up: Nour Kazoun
Hair: Bridal Hair by Remona
Baker: Kendall’s Cakes
Lighting: John Farr Lighting
Gown: Priscilla of Boston
Stationary: Haute Papier
Furniture rentals: AFR Furniture Rental

Wedding at the W Hotel – Sarah and Manetho

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

From start to finish, Sarah and Manetho’s wedding at the W Hotel was as memorable, fun and awesome as they are.

After cocktails on the terrace (where we provided a little audio ambiance) everyone was ready to help the elated couple celebrate. So, when Sarah and Manetho took the floor for their first dance to Good Life by One Republic, everyone was beaming.

Sarah & Manetho's wedding, photography - Documentary Associates

Sarah & Manetho’s wedding at the W Hotel, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Documentary Associates

The rest of the night was a blast! Documentary Associates brought their awesome Portrait Station (along with their always on point skills), and we spun songs as joyful as the crowd.

As usual, the W Hotel’s on site ace coordinator, Sarah Peterman was great to work with, and, as you can see, Documentary Associates captured Sarah and Manetho’s wedding day beautifully.

Sarah & Manetho's wedding, photography - Documentary Associates

Sarah & Manetho’s wedding at the W Hotel, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Documentary Associates

Sarah & Manetho's wedding, photography - Documentary Associates

Sarah & Manetho’s wedding at the W Hotel, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Documentary Associates

Sarah & Manetho's wedding, photography - Documentary Associates

Sarah & Manetho’s wedding at the W Hotel, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Documentary Associates


Sarah & Manetho's wedding, photography - Documentary Associates

Sarah & Manetho’s wedding at the W Hotel, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Documentary Associates

Sarah & Manetho's wedding, photography - Documentary Associates

Sarah & Manetho’s wedding at the W Hotel, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Documentary Associates

Best wishes, Sarah and Manetho – thank you for asking us to be a part of your truly unforgettable day!

Wedding at the Westin Georgetown – Chelsea & Damien

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

In November, Chris Laich Music Services had the privilege of being a part of Chelsea and Damien’s wedding day at the Westin Georgetown.

Chelsea & Damien's wedding, photography by Theresa Choi

Chelsea & Damien’s wedding at the Westin Georgetown, DJ - Chris Laich Music Services, Photography - Theresa Choi

As you can see from the awesome shots from photographer Theresa Choi, the wedding was a lot of fun. There was even a really funny and sweet slideshow! After the newlywed’s first dance to Hold on to Hope by Guided by Voices, everyone couldn’t get enough of the dance floor. In fact, folks were having such a good time cutting a rug that at the end of the night nobody was ready to leave. So Chelsea and Damien ended up extending their celebration!

Thanks to their planner, Kristen Puzzo of Kelly Cannon Events, who was fantastic to work with (as usual) and to Theresa Choi for sharing Chelsea and Damian’s pictures. To see more fantastic shots of their wedding visit photographer Theresa’s blog.

Chelsea & Damien's wedding, photography by Theresa Choi

Chelsea & Damien’s wedding at the Westin Georgetown, DJ - Chris Laich Music Services, Photography - Theresa Choi

Chelsea & Damien's wedding, photography by Theresa Choi

Chelsea & Damien’s wedding at the Westin Georgetown, DJ - Chris Laich Music Services, photography - Theresa Choi

Chelsea & Damien's wedding, photography by Theresa Choi

Chelsea & Damien’s wedding at the Westin Georgetown, DJ - Chris Laich Music Services, photography - Theresa Choi

Chelsea & Damien's wedding, photography by Theresa Choi

Chelsea & Damien’s wedding at the Westin Georgetown, DJ - Chris Laich Music Services, photography - Theresa Choi

Chelsea & Damien's wedding, photography by Theresa Choi

Chelsea & Damien’s wedding at the Westin Georgetown, DJ - Chris Laich Music Services, photography - Theresa Choi

Chelsea & Damien's wedding, photography by Theresa Choi

Chelsea & Damien’s wedding at the Westin Georgetown, DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, Photography – Theresa Choi