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Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens presents Cocktails at the Conservatory

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | May 15, 2019
Franklin Park ConservatoryDate Night or Girls Night. A group from the neighborhood or a bunch from work. Our friends at Franklin Park Conservatory have brought back (by popular demand) Cocktails at the Conservatory, and we can’t wait. Save these dates for so much fun once a month from May to October. Explore all of the areas of Franklin Park Conservatory at these popular 21 + events Thursday, May 23, we are proud to help kick off the series by bringing all of your favorite 90s throwback songs along with some chances to win a prize or two! Do not miss this super fun one! May 23 ~ Adults Night in the Children’s Garden And then, join in once a month for special cocktail parties carefully curated with drinks, bites, and beauty!   June 27 – The Bees’ Meads July 25 – Backyard Brews & BBQ Aug 29 – Botany of Booze Sep 26 – One The Rocks:  Crystals & Cocktails Oct 23  – Plants and Potions Insider’s tip: Bundle and Save by purchasing tickets to THREE cocktail parties, and receive $15 off the total price. Promo Code: CHEERS Buy your tickets HERE We LOVE events at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Check out this post that features a great dance party on the West Terrace What are you waiting for? Get with your friends, and join up for the best party in town! See you soon.

Video Spotlight. A dance party wedding reception at the Renaissance Columbus.

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | April 29, 2019

You know what’s fun at wedding receptions?  Dancing! And Lindsey and Matt’s Renaissance Columbus wedding reception celebration had everyone DANCING all night long.  

We had such a blast with Lindsey and Matt and their fun family and friends.  They really wanted a fun dance party, and they sure got it. Check out this short video of the action, and you’ll know this was a very happy couple!

Lindsey and Matt had a perfect choice for their beautiful First Dance.

First Dance by Corey Smith

And they know you just can’t go wrong with some old school for the parents:

Father/Daughter Dance ~ I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing by Aerosmith

Mother/Son Dance ~ Perfect Fan Backstreet Boys

Matt and Lindsey on their wedding day. Wedding reception at Columbus Renaissance.

 

Thanks Lindsey and Matt.  What a blast! Thanks also to Kristin Bliss from Picture Bliss Photography and our friends at The Renaissance Columbus Downtown for such a good night. Check them out for your Renaissance Columbus wedding reception. Need some music ideas for your celebration? Take a look at our resources page HERE.   

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. You’ll need a couple of extra boxes to toss into the getaway car too!    

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 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

UPDATE! The official ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration is scheduled for Thursday May 19th at 4:00pm.

Video Spotlight: Erica and Matthew’s Westin Columbus Wedding

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

Gorgeous!

This Westin Columbus 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

Check out the Westin Columbus for your wedding! 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!

Fizzy Cat Photo Booth LOVED Christine and Laurie’s silly guests.

Fizzy Cat Photo Booth

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.

There is more information about how Fizzy Cat Photo Booth can make your party fun HERE.

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!