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Stephanie and Joe’s Fun and “Cheezy” Columbus Wedding Reception.

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | March 7, 2019
When Stephanie and Joe got married, they were determined to incorporate some of their favorites things into their celebration through intentional choices with guests, music, fun and food!   Have you ever been to a reception that featured a selection of 12 different kinds of Cheez-It Crackers for the guests to try, enjoy, mix, and help themselves to all during the reception?     We are not exaggerating when we tell you that this was a HUGE HIT.  Also, so simple to do AND a true reflection on Stephanie and Joe’s fun personalities.   They would be delighted if you copied their idea, or if you got inspired by their Cracker Bar to put your own snack spin on your wedding! Insider tips from bride … you’ll need more Hot and Spicy than you think you will, and you’ll need a couple of extra boxes to toss into the getaway car!     Thanks to the awesome team at Clintonville Woman’s Club for setting up and replenishing the display, and talented photographer John Croyle for capturing some great photos.  

Sneak Peek. Swan Lake Event Center in Powell Ohio

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | February 5, 2019

Yay! It IS possible to find a unique and elegant, private and rustic location for your wedding and reception!  Look no further than the brand new Swan Lake Event Center. The long awaited grand opening will be May 2019.

 

It’s no secret that we love a beautiful venue, and when we contacted the superstar team of Sarah and Olivia to give us a sneak peek, they were gracious enough to offer us a tour.

Swan Lake has been carefully built from the ground up to provide the absolute best location for your once in a lifetime occasion. The attention to detail is amazing. And yes! There is actually a lovely lake, along with 20 wooded acres perfect for photos and memories.

Inside the Main Hall you’ll find a beautiful room with gorgeous floors, windows, a stone fireplace, and tile accents that compliment the gorgeous muted palette. The room is designed to accommodate up to 375 guests for a celebration. Every detail has been carefully chosen, and the overall effect of modern elegance is simply perfect.

 

When you check out their website or call for your tour (and you DEFINITELY should), be sure to ask about the two detached parlours, perfect for getting ready, and the welcoming Gatehouse! Trust us – you’ll fall in love with Swan Lake.

Swan Lake Event Center
5900 Liberty Road
Powell, OH  43065
740-833-6024
www.SwanLakeEventCenter.com
info@SwanLakeEventCenter.com

 

Video Spotlight: Erica and Matthew’s Westin Columbus Wedding

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | December 27, 2018

Gorgeous!

This wedding reception was absolutely perfect, and elegant, and gorgeous … and FUN!

Erica & Matthew choose to add some fun dance lights, and a big custom monogram to their décor, and it really added to the party. We encourage our couples to share their music preferences with us, and we take those ideas very seriously.  Erica & Matthew have good taste in music, and it was a blast playing some different choices for them.

As you can see from this short highlight video, absolutely everyone had a great time, and we had nonstop dancing from start to finish.  And doesn’t that monogram look good?

Here are some of their spotlight musical choices. Click the title to hear the song.

Grand Entrance ~ Life in Technicolor II by Coldplay

Cake ~ Beautiful Love by The Afters

1st Dance ~ All I Ask of You by Emily Rossum and Patrick Wilson

Father-Daughter Dance ~ Superman (It’s Not Easy) by Five for Fighting

Mother-Son Dance ~ Humble and Kind by Tim McGraw

Bouquet Toss ~ Till The World Ends by Britney Spears

Last Song ~ Jubel by Klingande then Hang On Sloopy by The McCoys

 

Thank you to the beautiful Westin Great Southern Columbus for providing such a perfect and elegant location, and anytime we get to work with our talented friend Clay at Red Gallery, or the wonderful Angela from Red Letter Day Events is a great day!

Karli & David’s wedding celebration at Wedgewood Country Club… Amazing!

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | July 19, 2018

We had such a good time celebrating with Karli & David.  Their wedding reception at Wedgewood Country Club was gorgeous, and elegant, and so much fun.

 

Dancing for everyone opened up with a giant and crowded circle surrounding the newlyweds.  What an incredible memory for all as a room full of friends and family serenaded the newlyweds with Let Me Call You Sweetheart, a family favorite.  Everyone loved this, and it was a fantastic way to kick off the huge dance party.

 

They entered their reception to the classic Frank Sinatra song,  Too Marvelous For Words, and the guests loved it!

The spotlight dances included:
1st Dance ~ Making Memories of Us by Keith Urban
Father/Daughter Dance ~Daddy’s Little Girl by Al Martino
Mother/Son Dance ~ Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion

There was so much dancingAND singing!

 

Thanks Karli & David for letting us celebrate with you!  We loved it. Thanks to our friends at the beautiful Wedgewood Country Club, and Tessa Maxine photography for being a joy to work with … as usual!

The (BIG) Difference in photo booths.

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | May 31, 2018

So many photo booths print small, dark pictures in tiny strips. Yuck. It’s enough to make you want to cough up a hair ball. Fizzy Cat only prints big and beautiful 4×6 photos that your guests will cherish and keep. See the difference for yourself.

Below is an example of a typical photo booth strip with dark tiny pictures.

Dark, tiny photo strip

 

Below is a sample of a big beautiful 4×6 Fizzy Cat print. Purrfect!

Big, Beautiful Fizzy Cat Photo

Featured Wedding:  Angela + Chaz!

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | May 7, 2018

Right from the first meeting, we felt a wonderful connection with these two. They were clearly in love, and so much fun, and so perfectly matched … we couldn’t wait to help them celebrate their wedding day.

Angela and Chaz wanted a celebration of friends and family that felt like a party, with an end goal of everyone having THE BEST time. Mother nature clearly approved, because the weather was perfect from start to finish! Such a fantastic day.

BONUS: Angela + Chaz are also incredibly talented photographers, who are blowing people away with their gorgeous wedding photography, warm personalities, and sense of style and moment. The sweet story of how they named their company Photo 243 is shared on their website.  Click their logo below and check it out!

A few details of the day:

♦  A relative played guitar for their ceremony, while the guests passed the wedding rings from person to person as a way to wish love to the bride and groom before they put them on.  So sweet.

♦  Yard games were set up outside for guests to enjoy while socializing, and this was a big hit.

♦  After dinner, and while a few tables were being moved for the dance party,  we had some fun with Angela + Chaz with a short version of The Shoelywed Game!  The guests LOVED this.

♦  And the evening ended with a sparkler send off.  Check out this video!

Music moments: (Click the title to hear a sample)
Introduction of the Bride & Groom A Little Bit of Everything by Keith Urban
1st Dance ~  Love Someone by Jason Mraz
Father/Daughter Dance ~ Wildflowers by Tom Petty
Mother/Son Dance ~ I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack

Thanks to Amelita Mirolo Barn, A Catered Event, City Barbeque for helping make it all perfect

Fizzy Cat visits the Wells Barn at Franklin Park Conservatory

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | March 19, 2018

It was fantastic night of cats and crowns!

After settling down in San Francisco, Christine and Laurie came back to Columbus to get married, and to throw a great party. We were so excited to be a part of their celebration at the beautiful Wells Barn. Of course, Fizzy Cat loved all of the “playtime”!

Always a pleasure to work with the catering team at Franklin Park Conservatory, and our vendor friends Prodigy Cinema and Adam Lowe Photography.

The Fawcett Center at The Ohio State University. A Spectacular Remodel!

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | February 26, 2018

We are so excited by all of the updates and changes at The Ohio State University Fawcett Center, and we know you will be, too. Brand new chairs, carpet, décor … brand new EVERYTHING. It’s gorgeous!

The Fawcett Center has everything you could want for your wedding celebration, including plenty of indoor and outdoor space to entertain your guests for the ceremony, cocktails, dinner and dancing. We especially loved the new “Club” space, which would be perfects for cocktails, and the gorgeous built in LED lighting features in The Ballroom designed to offer a hint or more of your custom color!

If you or your guests happen to be OSU Buckeye fans, the photos and memorabilia in the halls and lobby area are incredible. And where else can you have a photo taken with a golden Brutus Buckeye?

The delightful Nicole Ewing wears lots of hats as the Executive Event Planner, and also the Wedding and Social Event Coordinator. She will work to really get to know you. The fact that she is also a newlywed; you will feel like you’re talking with someone who really “gets you”. Nicole will absolutely go out of her way to help you plan a perfect wedding or event!

Nicole Ewing  –  (614) 292-4021  –  Ewing.297@osu.edu
The Fawcett Event Center – The Ohio State University
2800 Olentangy River Road, Columbus OH 43210
FawcettCenter.com

You should definitely check out this beautiful venue. 
You and your guests will love it! 

Lisa and Austin at Brookside Farms. Video Spotlight.

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | February 7, 2018

We are still thinking about this perfectly crafted wedding celebration with Lisa and Austin.  They did not forget a detail to add to their guests comfort or fun. And we loved the look of our dance lights swirling throughout the room once the party really kicked in.  Can we please do it all again?

Here are some of their special songs. Click the title to hear a sample.

Grand Entrance ~ Home by Edwin Sharp & Magnetic Zeros
Cutting of the Pie ~ Australia by The Shins
Bride & Groom Dance ~ No One’s Gonna Love You by Band of Horses
Father/Daughter Dance ~ Landslide by Fleetwood Mac
Mother/Son Dance ~ What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
Italian Dance Set ~ Cella Luna ~ That’s AmoreTarentella ~ Mambo Italiano

Thanks to the beautiful facility Brookside Farms in Louisville OH, and the yummy food from Old Carolina Barbecue.  Thanks also to the photo team of Jenny & Will Haas.  Nice working with you all.

 

Franklin Park Conservatory Wedding Showcase 2018

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | January 5, 2018

Check it out! Don’t miss the fun at the Franklin Park Conservatory Wedding Showcase. 

This premiere event features the very best wedding vendors in Columbus. It’s such a fantastic way to tour all the beautiful and distinctive event spaces at the conservatory, and to get some great ideas for your celebration.

Friday, January 26, 2018, from 6-9pm. Check out their website to see the latest online wedding brochure, and to take a look at the Conservatory’s beautiful venues. REGISTER FOR THE SHOWCASE HERE. 

We were so happy to DJ Kristen and Emily’s celebration on the West Terrace at the Conservatory in September where we got a chance to pull out our phone and make a quick video of all the dancing fun. Check it out.

Please plan to stop by and say “hi” while you’re strolling through the Conservatory’s large indoor space, The Grand Atrium. We’ll be the ones with the tunes. See you there!

Here is a list of all of our vendor friends who will be at the showcase. Click to visit their websites.

MUSIC
Night Music DJ Professionals
Columbus Musicians LLC
PROART Music

PHOTOBOOTHS
Fizzy Cat Photo Booth
Doug Melvin Photo Booth

WEDDING PLANNER
Exhale Events

CATERERS
Franklin Park Conservatory Catering
Cameron Mitchell Premier Events
Made From Scratch
Milo’s Catering
Creative Cuisine
Two Caterers

PHOTOGRAPHERS & VIDEO
Adam Lowe Photography
Nicole Dixon Photographic
Robb McCormick Photography
Red Gallery Photography
Jessica Love
Lambert Photographs
Together We Click

FLORALS & DESIGN
Sunny Meadows Flower Farm
Mikelle Hickman-Romine
Ecoflora
Vessel Floral and Event Design
Natural Design Florals

CAKES AND FAVORS
La Petite Fleur
Carrie’s Sugar Buzz
Short North Piece of Cake
Mrs. Turbo’s Cookies

INVITATIONS
Birdhaus Co. Designs

TRAVEL AGENCY
Uniglobe Travel Designers
Active Travel

JEWELER
The Diamond Cellar

WEDDING ATTIRE
Attele Bridal Boutique
J. Hilburn Custom Menswear
Romanoff’s Classic Tuxedo

BEAUTY
The Charles Penzone Family of Salons
Columbus Wedding Makeup
Nurtur the Salon

TRANSPORTATION
Bexley Beat

RENTAL COMPANY
Lasting Impressions

MEDIA SPONSER
The Knot