Posts Tagged ‘Event Space Set Ups’

Chris Laich Music DJ Set-up, GW Masonic Memorial

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

We are spoiled living in Washington, DC and having access to so many gorgeous Monuments and Memorials.  The George Washington Masonic Memorial in Old Town, Alexandria is also a gorgeous setting for a DC wedding.  Family and friends will be impressed by the unique setting, and can take advantage of the observation deck with amazing views of Alexandria and DC.  Our team at Chris Laich Music Services always looks forward to our weddings at the GW Masonic Memorial.

With it’s stunning architecture and location in Old Town, many couples in the area seek out the GW Masonic Memorial to rent for their wedding.  It’s a venue that offers a few different spaces for weddings and social/corporate events.  Because the main ballroom is surrounded by columns, the space is beautiful but sound can be tricky!  The last thing we want is the volume to be too soft or too loud and we definitely don’t want to detract from the space by wires and huge speakers.  We always bring our sleep Bose wireless speakers for ample volume and sound anywhere!

Here are some photos from a recent wedding of our set-up:

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AT&T Best of Washington 2014

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

This year’s sold-out AT&T Best of Washington party at the National Building Museum on July 16th was truly the party of the summer.  The Alice in Wonderland-themed event featured two levels of restaurants with delicious food and drink from more than 70 of Washingtonian’s 100 Very Best Restaurants and Best of Washington winners. In addition to being an amazing party, the event benefited the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

It was wonderful to work with A. Dominick Events (event planning), Adora Wedding Films (videography), All Stage & Sound (audio/visual), Booth-o-Rama (photo booth), Chicka (decor and design), Edge Floral Event Designers (flowers), Frost (lighting), Occasions CaterersSperry Tents, and XOXO Photo Booth (green-screen photo booth.  Thanks also to the event sponsors: AT&TBMWAmerican Beverage AssociationQatar AirwaysWells FargoCelebrity Cruises, and Hailo.

Here are some of the highlights, see the full galleries on Washingtonian’s website: Gallery 1 and Gallery 2

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Chef Sebastien Archambault of Blue Duck Tavern serving summer-tomato salad with goat cheese and balsamic-vinegar pearls. Photograph by Jennifer Domenick.

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Ping Pong Dim Sum served guests Chin Shih’s grog cocktail, with rum, mango tea, orange shrub, and pineapple juice. Photograph by Sarah Matista

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Chefs creating their masterpieces at the AT&T Best of Washington party. Photograph by Jennifer Domenick.

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Occasions Caterers provided tasty “eat me” cookies at the private publisher’s reception. Photograph by Jennifer Domenick.

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Hedge rabbit created by Edge Floral Event Designers. Photograph by David Rice.

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Marisol Plata Canary, Rebecca McFarland, and Katharine Ragsdale. Photograph by David Rice.

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Sprinkles displayed a variety of miniature cupcakes to go with the Alice in Wonderland theme. Photograph by Sarah Matista.

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Photograph by Daniel Swartz.

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Photograph by Daniel Swartz.

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Interior shot of the Alice in Wonderland themed party. Photo by Andrew Propp.

Real Wedding Highlights for Jessica and Jordan at Lansdowne Resort

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Our wedding for Jessica and Jordan at Lansdowne Resort was a stunner!  Photographer Rachel May Clarke did an amazing job capturing the day.  With Ashlee Virginia Events and Petals & Hedges their day was coordinated beautifully and included stunning floral designs.  This wedding also included our wireless uplighting services, the soft pink lights worked well in the space and made an impact on the overall design of the reception setting.  See the full post via Rachel May Clarke Photography, here are the highlights!

Jessica and Jordan at Lansdowne Resort, wedding DJ and lighting – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Rachel May Clarke Photography

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Congratulations Jessica and Jordan!  Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your wedding celebration.

Jessica and Jordan at Lansdowne Resort, wedding DJ and lighting – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Rachel May Clarke Photography

 

Real Wedding Highlights for Michelle and Walter at Whitehall Manor

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Here are some beautiful photo highlights from Michelle and Walter’s wedding at Whitehall Manor.  It was such a beautiful and sweet wedding to be a part of, and wonderful to work with Documentary Associates.  See the full feature on the Documentary Associates blog!

Michelle and Walter at Whitehall Manor, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Documentary Associates

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Congrats again Michelle and Walter, we hope you’re having a wonderful 2014!

Michelle and Walter at Whitehall Manor, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Documentary Associates

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.

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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:

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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

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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.

 

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Vendors:

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

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Vendors:

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