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Brittany and Grant’s Scioto Reserve Wedding

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | February 4, 2021

Brittany and Grant’s Scioto Reserve wedding.

They did it … they had their EPIC wedding day! Today we look back to Brittany and Grant’s Scioto Reserve wedding. We were so honored to help make their wedding dreams come true!

Night Music DJ Style and Story Scioto Reserve Country Club

No Secrets From The DJ

When we have planning sessions with our couples, we always joke “NO secrets from the DJ”! Seriously, the more we know, the better everything will be. So, we talk and listen and really get to know our couples. We encourage them to share inside jokes, family dynamics, special dating memories, and any fun ideas they are imagining for their ceremony or reception. Of course, this is in addition to really understanding their musical tastes of songs and artists they like … and don’t like. When the wedding day arrives, we want our couples to feel 100% confident that we are completely on their side, understand them, and will absolutely work to make everything perfect!

Night Music DJ Style and Story Scioto Reserve Country Club

A Clear Vision

Brittany and Grant came to Night Music with a ton of experience attending and being in weddings. They had a very clear vision for the romantic outdoor ceremony and blowout dance party they wanted for their celebration! DJ Jodi was thrilled to take their ideas and dreams, and work with them to plan how it would all come together.

Night Music DJ Style and Story Scioto Reserve Country Club

What a blast!

All night the dance floor was PACKED and time flew. This really was a fantastic night, and we are so thankful that Brittany and Grant trusted us to make it all work! You can tell from the pictures that this was an EPIC and unforgettable wedding!

Thank you also Brittany for sharing such a great recap. Keep reading below to enjoy the review that made DJ Jodi blush!

REVIEW:

When DJ really means Divine Jodi

Jodi was nothing short of amazing! We had two meetings with her prior to the wedding. One is normal but we requested a second meeting because we had a few special requests that we needed to discuss with Jodi. She was very generous with her time to hear out our crazy ideas. We wanted to do a basketball theme bridal entrance which meant Jodi would have to play announcer- she did AMAZING and helped us execute perfectly! Next, we did a bridal (money) dance and Jodi explained how the dance worked so that all guests knew what was happening and what they should be doing. Lastly, we asked to do a sprinkle send in (that’s right, not a send off) in the middle of the reception, after the bridal dance and before the evening of dancing began. Jodi warned us that this could be a risky move because guests may end up leaving since they will already be outside, but she encouraged us to go with our “out of the norm” idea as long as the bridal party led the rest of the guests to the dance floor to kick off a night of dancing. I’m glad she expressed her possible concern because it caused us to really think it over. Once we decided to go with it (prior to wedding day), she helped direct guests by explaining what all would be happening during the send in and afterwards on the dance floor. Ultimately, Jodi set expectations for our guests throughout the night and kept them informed. Jodi played only the music we requested (for the dance floor part of the night) and it was amazing! During dinner, I didn’t have a specific list of songs, so she played a delightful mix of classic dinner music. It was nice not having to stress about those songs, she just played what felt right. Once we all hit the dance floor, some people went up to make song suggestions, but she politely declined if it wasn’t something we had on our list for the night. She was always looking out for us! Jodi was very professional and a pleasure to work with. Not to mention a female DJ is bad a$$! My two oldest sisters had Steve (Jodi’s husband) as their wedding DJ. When Steve wasn’t available for our date, we were excited to meet Jodi and let me tell you, it’s no wonder Steve is a great DJ because Jodi was his rockstar teacher! They are a power DJ couple! Thank you Jodi for helping to make our wedding run so smoothly and for cranking out the tunes!

Night Music DJ Style and Story Scioto Reserve Country Club

Thanks to Scioto Reserve Country Club and the fantastic Ann Marie. Contact her for YOUR Scioto Reserve wedding. Thanks to pianist Steve Banks for providing cocktail music, and a big thanks to Style and Story for these great images. Use these tools like Brittany and Grant did when planning your wedding.

The Sanctuary On Neil. Coming in 2021!

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | December 14, 2020

The Sanctuary On Neil

As proof that good things ARE happening in 2021, we are thrilled to share that The Sanctuary on Neil is coming soon!

When we heard that multi-million dollar renovations were beginning at The Sanctuary on Neil, we asked Sales Manager, Kylie Yarberry if we could have a behind the scenes sneak peak. She was delighted to accommodate our curiosity and quickly arranged it all. We used to live in the area, and we were always fascinated by this beautiful old church.

The Sancuary On Neil - Night Music DJ

It’s possible that you’ve passed by this venue, because it sits at the gateway to Victorian Village on the corner of Goodale Street and Neil Avenue. The building features still-gorgeous muted tone stained glass windows throughout. Once inside, you will love the warm and beautiful woodwork featured everywhere. Now… about that location! Your guests will really feel like they are in the middle of the most popular areas of Columbus. Sanctuary on Neil is so close to Goodale Park and the popular Short North Arts District in one direction, and just a couple of blocks from Nationwide Arena, The LC, Huntington Park and (next year!) the NEW Crew Stadium in another direction!

The Sanctuary On Neil - Night Music DJ

Renovations are underway at The Sanctuary On Neil

Check It Out

The main wedding and receptions areas will be gorgeous with hardwood floors and chandeliers for a modern and elegant feel. And, we love the variety of framed mirrors that are planned to decorate the staircases. This area is spacious enough for 175 guests, with plenty of room to mingle, dine, socialize and dance! We can’t wait. And, speaking of dancing, ballroom dance experts, Danceville USA will be a tenant of the building, and there are plans to offer some dance pointers to wedding couples and their wedding parties. That sounds fun!

The Sanctuary On Neil - Fizzy Cat Photo Booth

Renovations are underway at The Sanctuary On Neil

We encourage you to get in touch with Kylie and The Sanctuary on Neil team for a tour, to check available 2021 dates, or to be notified about the future Grand Opening and Open Houses!

Congratulations to everyone involved in bringing this new venue to Columbus. We’re so excited to work with you and help create amazing weddings and receptions!

Jorgensen Farms Micro Wedding Special

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | October 19, 2020

Jorgensen Farms Micro Wedding Special

Imagine your beautiful wedding at Jorgensen Farms. It’s so easy to picture your Happy-Ever-After starting there, because it is such a stunning venue! We are thrilled to partner with our friends at Jorgensen Farms to help create your perfect wedding magic with the just announced Jorgensen Farms Micro Wedding Special!

Night Music DJs and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth are each offering Micro Wedding Packages exclusively for Jorgensen Farms during this very special promotion. Beginning in November, and running until February, you can take advantage of extreme savings while having your wedding and reception at one of Central Ohio’s premiere wedding venues.

Jorgensen Farms Micro Wedding Special 2020-2021

Your intimate winter wedding will be the wedding of your dreams if you allow the Night Music experienced DJs to craft the perfect musical soundtrack created just for you! We will provide the highest quality sound for your wedding vows, seamlessly transitioning into socializing during cocktails and dinner, and ending with a fun dance party designed just for you and your friends and family! And, with Fizzy Cat Photo Booth along for the fun, your guests will have a blast taking the highest quality of photos of your special day.

Jorgensen Farms has two beautiful, yet distinctly unique venues at the farm, so, the only question now is … which GORGEOUS Jorgensen Farms venue to choose?

The Historic Barn

Jorgensen Farms Historic Barn

The Historic Barn venue is divided into four unique areas. The Potting Shed and Patio welcomes guests onto a cozy brick patio made from reclaimed materials. The Arena provides rustic charm for your wedding or event; the versatile Main Barn post and beam structure offers a unique area for appetizers, indoor dancing, seating and more. The Flower Field stretches across half an acre with expansive flower beds that bloom throughout the seasons, and holds space for maximum seating.

Oak Grove

Jorgensen Farms Oak Grove

Oak Grove is one of a kind in Central Ohio. Its historical greenhouse offers a magical open-air experience. Just a few steps from the greenhouse is The Cottage and the Main Hall with a modern glass wall connecting it to the beautiful outdoors. The Open Air Patio and Courtyard catch shade from nearby century-old oak trees and warmth from the fire pit. Grace Pond, a beautiful backdrop for photography, completes the serene atmosphere.

Thanks to Jorgensen Farms for wanting the best for their clients, and partnering with us to create special memories!  Please reach out soon via email or phone to check your date, as available dates are limited!

We can’t wait for your wedding!

Cocktails and Music? Rooftop Rosé Playlist.

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | September 10, 2020

Cocktails and Music! Try our Rooftop Rosé playlist to relax your soul. A specially curated collection of smooth and hip mod-pop just bubbly enough to ease you through these crazy times.

 

Night Music Columbus DJ Rooftop Rose Playlist

We imagine enjoying this playlist along with any delicious Rosé, preferably sipped on the highest elevation possible, or simply a patio or deck. Currently, our go-to is Dreaming Tree from Dave Matthews’ Winery. Yeah, THAT Dave Matthews. It’s a dry California Rosé that is soft blush pink in color, with delicate floral and tropical aromas. It is crisp and light in body with fresh, fruity flavors of watermelon, strawberry, and nectarine. Delish!

So, now about that rooftop. Before the pandemic put our social lives on hold, Columbus’ rooftop scene was really starting to flourish. Lincoln Social, RH Rooftop, and Vaso are just a few of our favorites. In fact, if you haven’t checked out Vaso at Bridge Park in Dublin, you definitely should! Our friend DJ Dayna spins the perfect tunes there every Friday night, with great sunset views. While you’re there, stick with our Rosé plan and try their Renaissance Rosé.

Or, simply stay relaxed and safe and do your listening and sipping at home. Put a comfy chair or cozy blanket on the stoop or deck, give yourself a generous “club pour”, hit play on our Rooftop Rosé playlist, and enjoy!

 

Need more cool tunes? Try Guacamole Mix on for size.

Music and Microphones for your Wedding Ceremony

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | June 22, 2020

MUSIC AND MICROPHONES TO ENHANCE YOUR WEDDING CEREMONY

Microphones for your wedding ceremony. You have worked hard to plan every detail for your wedding. You’ve spent  a lot of creative energy making sure everything will be perfect. Guests have traveled from all over to share in your special day. So let us take care of ensuring that your guests can hear your officiant and your vows! A sound system with strategically placed microphones is key to making sure that  everyone at your ceremony can clearly hear every word. 

Franklin Park Conservatory Wedding

MAKING SURE YOUR GUESTS CAN HEAR YOUR VOWS

At Night Music, we offer a ceremony sound system to address your audio needs. We will place a superior wireless lavalier microphone on your officiant. This tri-directional microphone will not only pick up your officiant, but also you and your spouse as you say your vows to each other. We will put an additional wireless microphone on a stand for any special readings or speeches.

Wells Barn Wedding Ceremony with Night Music DJ

THE PERFECT MUSIC SOUNDTRACK FOR YOUR CEREMONY

Your wedding music selections can be as traditional or as modern as you like … or even a combination of feels and styles to perfectly reflect you and your personalities.  When we program the music and DJ your wedding ceremony, we will be responsible for the smooth mixing and timing of your carefully chosen prelude, processional and recessional songs for the perfect soundtrack to your ceremony.

Our RESOURCES page has many good ideas, and is a great place to start when planning your ceremony music.  To get you started, here is a sample playlist of some contemporary songs performed by modern instrumental groups. And always, let us know how we can help!  

Tyler and Justin’s beautiful gorgeous ceremony above was at Wells Barn at Franklin Park Conservatory. Photos by Nicole Dixon Photographic

Groovy Doodle Dance Party

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | April 13, 2020

Groovy Doodle Dance Party

In these crazy days of social and physical distancing, don’t forget to listen to some great music and have some fun!

 

Groovy Doodle Night Music DJ

To help you keep you going,  we’ve curated an AWESOME playlist we lovingly call Groovy Doodle. It’s full of classic beats (and a few surprises!) that we know will inspire the dancing spark you might need to add some pizzazz to your day.  Enjoy this by yourself, or share the beats!

 

 

We miss you, and are looking forward to seeing you really soon on a packed dance floor. In the meantime, don’t forget to turn it up nice and loud.

 

Thinking about music for your wedding? Check out some of these ideas.

The Fives at The Reach on Goodale

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | March 5, 2020

The Fives at The Reach on Goodale is opening soon.  

The Fives at The Reach on Goodale. You’ve seen it, right?  Of course you have! It’s that incredible new building, just west of Downtown, which completely captures the eye of all who pass by on I-670.  It’s so modern and spectacular, and we couldn’t wait to see inside.  

Night Music DJ Jodi at The Fives Columbus

 

We felt so lucky to get a tour of The Fives by Together and Company owner, Angela Petro. 

We discovered that Together and Company will not only be hosting, planning and catering all of the private events in the multiple spaces INSIDE The Fives, but, they will also be managing the event programming for the public community areas and amphitheater outside.  This is a huge job, and they are ready and prepared for it, without question.  

Skyline View from The Fives

So, what is it like inside? 

The Fives is truly an exceptional venue with incredible views of the Columbus skyline. The Social Hall main ballroom will be perfect for hosting any elegant event for up to 400 guests, and  includes windows with stunning views of the city skyline. In addition, two large patio areas overlook the city with see-it-to-believe-it city views that will truly WOW your guests! The Together and Company team can even design an event and flow for your large party of 700+ guests that incorporates all of these spaces.  Is it possible for a place to be large AND welcoming? The Fives!   

Social Hall at The Fives at The Reach on Goodale

And finally, we mentioned the outside community spaces. An amphitheatre and Riverside Park this summer will be the location for lots of fun, and we know everyone will be thrilled with the tons of free parking.  

Would you like to see it all for yourself?  Easy. The Fives has several open houses scheduled in the month of March. Check out the open house schedule here, and set up a time to stop by for a tour.  You’ll love it.  

Congratulations and all the best to Angela and the Together and Company team.  They have worked hard to bring this dream to reality, and it is wonderful!

Check out our articles on other fabulous Columbus venues here.

What makes a photo booth FUN? Fizzy Cat knows.

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | February 18, 2020

What makes a photo booth FUN? One that can inspire your guests to be creative, interactive, and have a great time together. Purrhaps you would like to know more? Read on.

Fizzy Cat at The Westin Columbus

WHAT IS FIZZY CAT?

The coolest, most stylish photo booth experience in Central Ohio.

DOES FIZZY CAT PRINT THOSE TINY, LITTLE PHOTO STRIPS?

No! Those are terrible. Fizzy only prints large, beautiful single image 4” x 6” prints. Take a look HERE to see the difference.

WHAT ABOUT PROPS?

Fizzy Cat brings a fabulous mixture of fun props. Your Booth Butler will help your guests choose just the right props for just the right photo from our Cool and Unique collection, to make sure each photo is, well, cool and unique. Purrfect.

HOLD ON. WHAT’S A BOOTH BUTLER?

Your awesome Fizzy Cat professional who has one goal; to properly and purrfectly serve you and your guests.

SO, WHAT ARE “COOL AND UNIQUE” PROPS?

Puppets. Hats. Cat Toys. Frames. Playful, lovable and quirky stuff.

Fizzy Cat fun at Columbus Museum of Art

Sometimes the purrfect prop is already at the party!

DOES FIZZY CAT GO OUTSIDE?

Sorry, but Fizzy Cat is an indoor photo booth.

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN FIT IN ONE PICTURE?

So far, we’ve had 14 people in the booth at one time, but we think your guests can probably beat that.

WHAT IS LIVE VIEW TOUCH SCREEN?

All of Fizzy’s commands are simply operated by touch screen. Guests can see their photo on the screen just before it’s snapped. Super fun and easy.

HOW MUCH TIME IS NEEDED FOR SET UP?

We only need one hour to set up before the photo fun begins. And, Fizzy Cat never charges for set-up or tear-down time… only “Playtime”.

HOW MUCH ROOM DOES FIZZY CAT NEED?

9 feet wide by 9 feet deep with a solid floor is necessary. Fizzy Cat needs to be within 30 feet from a standard 120V 3-prong electrical outlet.

Fizzy Cat Photo Booth at Granville Inn

THE FIZZY CAT AND FULL FURBALL PACKAGES INCLUDE ONE HOUR OF IDLE TIME. WHAT IS THAT?

Idle time is when you may not need photo booth fun during a certain time in your event, for example during your dinner hour. In that case FIZZY CAT takes a nap during dinner, and then wakes up for more playtime after dinner.

OK. SO HOW DO I BOOK FIZZY CAT FOR MY CELEBRATION?

Simply click RESERVE and fill out our reservation inquiry to check Fizzy’s availability for your date. We’ll send you a booking form to receive a contract. It’s that simple.

CAN I MEET FIZZY CAT?

We were hoping you would ask that. Fizzy Cat lives right here in our office. Give us a call (614.529.6777) or shoot us an email (hello@fizzycatphotobooth.com) and let’s set up a time for you to meet Fizzy Cat, and have a couple of photos taken, too.

IS FIZZY CAT AS AWESOME AS SHE SOUNDS?

Yes.

WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BOOKING FIZZY CAT FOR MY PARTY?

Right here. www.FizzyCatPhotoBooth.com

Columbus Weddings Magazine Feature Tyler and Justin

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | January 10, 2020

Columbus Weddings Magazine just released a brand new issue, and we were delighted to see one of our favorite 2019 couples, Tyler and Justin, featured in the “I Do Advice” section. So perfect.

Tyler and Justin hosted their wedding celebration at the Wells Barn of Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. The day was lovely for the summer ceremony in the beautiful backyard of The Wells Barn, and also the lively cocktail hour that followed. Guests were then invited into the barn for dinner and an epic dance party. So much fun!

Need some advice or ideas for planning your wedding? Read the article from Columbus Weddings Magazine below. Also, check out our galleries of featured Night Music weddings for more ideas. 

Columbus Weddings Magazine

Interested in hosting your wedding at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens?

Friday, January 24, 2020 is their annual Wedding Showcase. It’s a wonderful way to tour their fabulous event spaces at the Conservatory including the Wells Barn, The Palm House, and the Grand Atrium. In addition, delicious hors d’oeuvres, cakes, desserts, wine, and signature cocktails will be served.

Night Music DJ Professionals and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth are preferred vendors at the Conservatory.

We will be there on the night of the Wedding Showcase providing the cool tunes and photo booth fun in the Grand Atrium. Come and visit us! You can get your tickets here.

Wells Barn Franklin Park Conservatory

Tyler and Justin’s FUN guests pack the dance floor! photo by Nicole Dixon

Danni and Mark’s Franklin Park Conservatory Wedding

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | December 16, 2019

Danni and Mark had an incredible day for their Franklin Park Conservatory wedding, and we were with them every step of the way.  

If you’ve ever been to The Wells Barn at Franklin Park Conservatory, you already know that it is a unique and gorgeous place for a wedding. Danni and Mark also used all of the outside gardens available to them, and their guests really loved it.

Danni and Mark Franklin Park Conservatory Wedding

Asteria Photography

The wedding ceremony began with a beautiful piano version of Here Comes The Sun. The ceremony was officiated by the Bride’s brother, and included a sweet poem read by her Aunt. The recessional was Home by Phillip Phillips.

Immediately following the ceremony we organized some special photos. One of all of the guests, and a bunch of specific family and friend groups too. Caroline at Asteria Photography made that all fun and quick!

Wells Barn at Franklin Park Conservatory

Asteria Photography

After cocktails and conservatory tours, guests were ushered back to The Wells Barn for dinner and so much dancing. It was complete with glow sticks, and a ton of throwback 90s and early 00s songs. The blowout dance party ended in a giant dance circle. After that, a beautiful sparkler exit.

Check out this amazing video of Danni and Mark’s Franklin Park Conservatory wedding by video masters Luke and Ally of ALC Productions

This is the kind of once in a lifetime event that we all wish we could be part of!  Lucky us, we really were.

Some Music Moments (Click the title to hear a sample)

Wedding Party Grand Entrance: Crazy in Love by Beyonce
Bride & Groom Grand Entrance: Forever by Chris Brown
Bride & Groom First Dance: Unforgettable by Thomas Rhett
Father/Daughter Dance: My Girl by The Temptations
Mother/Son Dance: Humble and Kind by Tim McGraw
Last Song: Piano Man by Billy Joel

Thanks to the awesome Vendor Team
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Event Coordination
Photographer ~ Asteria Photography Caroline Stiers
Videographer ~ ALC Productions with Luke & Ally
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Catering

Check out more Night Music Featured Weddings HERE