Posts Tagged ‘Event Space Set Ups’

Wireless Uplighting with Chris Laich Music Services

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

We are so excited to announce that  Chris Laich Music Services now offers LED wireless uplighting to our clients!  Uplighting can transform a space and add a nice touch to the overall look and feel of your wedding reception.  Whether you are looking to add drama, a lovely glow, or to enhance the setting, we are here to help.  Our deejays will work with you to set up the LED uplights throughout the space(s) and can do any color to match your décor and designs.  They are a super easy way to upgrade your wedding reception from ordinary to extraordinary.


Photo by Rachel May Photography, Real Wedding for Jessica and Jordan

Bizbash Repost – 12 Ideas for Spring Events

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Bizbash is one of our favorite sources for all things event and business related.  Check them out online and follow BizBash on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on industry trends and networking opportunities.  See their post here for 12 great ideas for outside events this Spring.


As the weather warms and events move outdoors, here are some fresh decor, catering, and entertainment ideas to try this spring.<br /><br />

As the weather warms and events move outdoors, here are some fresh decor, catering, and entertainment ideas to try this spring.

Sparkle Lounge 2014 at the Ronald Reagan Building

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Every year our team at Chris Laich Music Services  looks forward to being a part of the Ronald Reagan Building’s annual Sparkle Lounge.  The event is always incredible and is the perfect opportunity to catch up with wedding industry friends and network with event professionals around the DC region.  Despite our crazy winter, the Winter Lodge theme for this year’s event was perfect.

It was wonderful to work with the team of vendors which included Stephen Bobb Photography, Hargrove, Inc., DC Rental, Projection Presentation Technology, Elegance & Simplicity Wedding & Event Designers, Inc., CORT Event Furnishings, and Booth-o-Rama Photobooths!

The Ronald Reagan’s Atrium Ballroom. which is already an amazing space, was impeccably designed this year and of course there was great food, drink and soundtrack!  Here are some of the highlights:















Pin of the Week – DIY Plant Centerpiece

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Happy Wedding Wednesday folks!  Pinterest is such a great tool for finding wedding DIY ideas.  Here is a cute idea for plant wedding centerpieces  that could also double as favors.  They are easy to make and with adding in the vintage crate, you have a perfect wedding centerpiece.

Source: A Touch of That


Throwback Thursday, Naval Academy Wedding in Annapolis with Amy and Dave

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

We love working with couples getting married in Annapolis.  It such a beautiful place to plan a wedding.  Amy and David were such a great couple to work with and they had a beautiful wedding at the Naval Academy Chapel and The Westin Annapolis HotelD. Bryant Photography did a wonderful job capturing their wedding day, see more photos from the D. Bryant Blog.





Ceremony: Naval Academy Chapel

Reception: The Westin Annapolis Hotel

Photography: D. Bryant Photography

DJ: Chris Laich Music Services

Hair/Make-up: Up Do’s for I Do’s

Shuttle: Discover Annapolis Tours


Preppy + Chic Waterfront Backyard Wedding on Style Me Pretty

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Working in the Washington, DC area, we are so lucky to have had some beautiful weddings and events.  Today we are sharing one of our stunning weddings that was featured on Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book Blog.  It was great to work with Simply Chic Events and Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography.

White Banks Estate Reception, wedding DJ, Chris Laich Music Services - photography -  Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography










Catering: The Fish Whistle

DJ: Chris Laich Music Services

Coordination: Simply Chic Events

Photography: Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography

Wedding Dress: Paloma Blanca

Cake: Sugarbakers

Rings: Boone and Sons

Bridesmaids Dresses: Love Couture Bridal

Band: Bob Perrilla’s Bluegrass Band

Grooms Attire: Nordstrom

Event Design and Florals: The City Florist

Papers: Ruby the Fox

Rentals: Vintage Affair

Tent: Ebb Tide

Pin of the Week – Travel Themed Wedding Invitation

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Happy Wedding Wednesday folks!  Our “Pin of the Week” idea is this super cute travel-themed wedding invitation.  This would be a great save-the-date or invitation for couples planning a destination wedding!

Source: Etsy, Jenna B Designs


Throwback Thursday, Abigail & Joe with Event Accomplished

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

We loved working with Abigail and Joe for their wedding at the Park Hyatt!  Their timeless and elegant wedding continues to inspire couples.  Thanks again to Vicky with  and  for their beautiful work.  The lovely photos are by .

Abigail and Joe Park Hyatt, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography –






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DJ: Chris Laich Music Services







Chris Laich Music DJ Set-up, Whitehall Manor

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Last week, we shared Kristen and Patrick’s beautiful wedding at theHistoric Whitehall Manor, which is one of our favorite indoor/outdoor settings to plan a wedding.  Whitehall Manor is “rich in history and located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains on a 50 acre estate with spectacular views and a canopy of century old trees all surrounding a 200 year old manor house.”  Our team at Chris Laich Music Services always looks forward to our weddings at Whitehall Manor.

Whitehall Manor is the quintessential destination for weddings in Northern Virginia with the close proximity to DC and located in the Virginia Winery region with a variety of hotels and bed & breakfasts.   It is such an elegant setting for weddings outside and indoors.  In fact, because weather can be unpredictable Whitehall has a versatile indoor backup plan in the event that your wedding can not be outside, and they allow couples to decide the day-of.  We are always prepared to make any last minute changes which is why we always bring our Bose wireless speakers for ample volume and sound anywhere!

Here are some photos from Kristen and Patrick’s wedding, it was a lovely day so we were able to have the ceremony outside and then had their reception inside the ballroom, here are a few pictures we took of our set-up.

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Southern Wedding Feature, Real Wedding for Kristen and Patrick at Whitehall Manor

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Sharing one of our favorite 2013 weddings today, which was featured on Southern Weddings by Rachel May Photography.  Kristen and Patrick’s wedding at the beautiful Historic Whitehall Manor in Northern Virginia was such a wonderful celebration.  Filled with lovely peonies and garden flowers, officiated by Kristen’s Uncle and complete with a groom’s cake and food truck!  We had a blast and are so happy to have been a part of Kristen and Patrick’s wedding!

See the full feature on Southern Weddings, here are some of our favorite highlights!

Kristen and Patrick at Historic Whitehall Manor, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Rachel May Photography


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Kristen and Patrick at Historic Whitehall Manor, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography –Rachel May Photography


Venue: Historic Whitehall Manor

Caterer: Celebrations Catering at Whitehall Manor

Photography: Rachel May Photography

Music: Chris Laich Music Services

Wedding Planner: Ashlee Virginia Events

Florist: Petals and Hedges

Food Truck: Mamas Donut Bites

Wedding Cake: Edible Incredibles

Groom’s Cake: Resch’s Bakery