Real Columbus Weddings, Industry Trends and Music Ideas

Scioto Reserve Country Club

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | March 27, 2014

Scioto Reserve Country Club. We were thrilled to be part of Leslie and Tom’s wedding celebration this past weekend at Scioto Reserve Country Club, located just north of Columbus in Powell, Ohio. Not only is Scioto Reserve gorgeous,  but  the food and service are truly exceptional.   Also, working with the delightful Ann Marie Orren and the Scioto Reserve staff is the best, because we know all the details will be taken care of, and everything will run perfectly.

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Leslie and Tom wanted to highlight the warm and inviting look of the ballroom, so they choose our Night Music uplighting option to add  splashes of color throughout the venue.  Scioto Reserve has such a modern and sophisticated feel that includes an inviting bar area, and a beautiful outdoor wedding garden.   (And we don’t know anywhere else in town with  an such awesome groomsman’s lounge complete with a pool table.)

Scioto Reserve Country Club Columbus Wedding Dance Party with Night Music DJ

This was a party that no one wanted to end, that’s for sure.  Thanks Leslie and Tom, and congratulations! Thanks to Lindsay at Photography by L for the dancing photo above.

Highlights from their music list. (Click the song for a music sample)

Grand Entrance: Timber by Pitbull  feat: Ke$ha
Cake: Whatever it Is  by Zac Brown Band
Bride & Groom 1st Dance: Hey Pretty Girl  by Kip Moore
Father/Daughter Dance: My Little Girl by Heartland
Mother/Son Dance: The Perfect Fan  by The Backstreet Boys

Scioto Reserve Country Club is located at 7383 Scioto Parkway, Powell, OH 43065. Schedule a visit to Scioto Reserve by contacting Ann Marie at and take a look at their website at

Style Me Pretty Featured Columbus Wedding Ceremony and Reception

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | March 17, 2014

Columbus Wedding Ceremony and reception featured in Style Me Pretty. The word is out, and one of the coolest  places for a great celebration is no longer a secret!  Our Lady of Victory in the Grandview Heights area of Columbus was the setting for Kate and Dave’s wedding ceremony and super-fun reception.  Their guests had such a good time, and we loved being part of it.

Kate and Dave Columbus Wedding

Kate and Dave wanted everything to be perfect, and commissioned some of the best vendors in the city. Click the vendor name to go directly to their web site.

Music & MC: Night Music DJ Professionals
Wedding Coordination: Joie de Vivre
Photography: Studio Uma
Video: True Video
Venue: Our Lady of Victory
Caterer: Bosc + Brie
Ceremony String Duet: Class Acts
Cake: Mrs. Goodman’s
Dress: Morilee by Madeline Gardner

Featured reception songs. (Click the song title for sample)
Bride & Groom First Dance Song: When The Stars Go Blue by The Corrs feat. Bono
Father-Daughter Dance Song: I Will by Alison Krause
Mother-Groom Song: I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston

The wedding is featured on the popular wedding blog, Style Me Pretty. Check out more photos and the bride’s story at the Style Me Pretty blog HERE.

Columbus DJs love Pharrell! Make yourself HAPPY and bid on his crazy hat.

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | February 28, 2014

Columbus DJs love Pharrell! It seems like Pharrell Williams was everywhere on our dance floor this year.  Get Lucky and Blurred Lines, and now the Oscar nominated Happy … Columbus DJs current fave! Just imagine being a part of all of that by rocking the one and only giant hat that Pharrell wore at the Grammy Awards (and wears in the Happy video).  Someone is going to own this – why not you?

And we are psyched to listen to his new CD, being released March 3 “G I R L”.  What do you think the best tracks will be?

Pharrell Williams and his $15,000 hat.

Pharrell Williams and his $15,000 hat.

Check it out on ebay and make your bid today.

Update!! The bidding war is over 🙁


Short North Public Art

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | February 27, 2014

Short North Public Art – A Fun Tour

Touring the Short North public art is a blast! Just imagine this for a fun date, engagement or wedding picture locations, or as an unforgettable “to-do” suggestion for your visiting friends and family.

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We all know that Columbus is cool, and the Short North is one of the reasons why.  We can’t wait to check out all of the new public mural art featured on 11 brick facades along High Street in the Short North Arts District.

Here’s more info for you to share and save: This link at tells all about the initiative, the art, and artists.

Last year, one of our favorites was Summer Spray. During it’s 11-week run, a 1,300-square-foot mural was created outdoors on West Goodale Street, between High Street and Park Street, by 10 local artist over a six-week period. The artists also showcased their work in an exhibition space for 10 weeks in the Short North Arts District. Click here to read about the participating artists and view the live mural-making.

Our new favorite is Pride Circles by Lisa McLymont.

It’s located at Stonewall Columbus, 1160 N High St.

A first-of-its-kind public art installation now has a home in the Short North Arts District. “Pride Circles” by local artist Lisa McLymont is the first ever permanent public art installation to be installed in the public right-of-way in the City of Columbus on a sidewalk where the public is invited to traverse the art as they pass.

Looking for more FUN IDEAS when planning a special event? Check this out.

COSI Dance Party Spotlight – Nicole and Jesse

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | February 20, 2014

COSI Dance Party. First, Nicole & Jesse were bonafied, then their party was funkafied! Check out this dance party spotlight video of their winter wedding at COSI Columbus.

The couple made the most of the dynamic social spaces at COSI Columbus. They exchanged their vows in the Grand Atrium, enjoyed cocktails in City View, then hosted a beautiful dinner and dance in Gallery 2. Are you looking for a unique event venue for your celebration? Check out the events page at the COSI website: 

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COSI offers a convenient, downtown location with full event planning service professionals and a team of culinary experts. Treat your guests to our interactive exhibits set in a modern, innovative museum setting. Whether it’s a meeting for 20 or a cocktail reception for 2,000 guests, we look forward to creating a custom and unforgettable event in our beautiful museum.

You can also enhance your event at COSI with educational and engaging add-on experiences including a tour of the American Museum of Natural History Dinosaur Gallery, hands-on cart activities that can be conducted in your meeting room or have exclusive access to one of COSI’s live shows.

Check out another COSI wedding here

BuckeyeThon Benefiting Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | February 17, 2014



BuckeyeThon 2014 at The Ohio State University’s Ohio Union.


It was a super successful dance marathon as students from The Ohio State University raised over $767,000 to benefit the Hematology/Oncology Department of Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. We were excited for Stephanie Ransom who was able to get her movie star friend, Kristen Bell (yes, THE Kristen Bell) to donate to the cause that was held at the university’s Ohio Union this past weekend.

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Nationwide Children’s Hospital is part of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and treats all children regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Although BuckeyeThon has ended this year, you can still donate to the cause here:


Help make miracles happen for local sick and injured kids in your community by creating your own fundraiser! You’ll feel good knowing that your celebration or event is helping heal even the tiniest of patients.


By participating in the Dance Marathon movement, you are helping CMN Hospitals address the urgent needs brought on by the pandemic. Pediatric COVID-19 hospitalizations have risen to record levels as omicron races across the U.S. and the recent surge in childhood admissions is just the latest way to stretch hospitals beyond their limits. Emergency departments and intensive care units are stretched with fewer medical staff to care for the sickest patients. On top of treating kids with COVID-19, children’s hospitals continue to care for everything from broken bones to cancer, and all the moments in between.

Now more than ever, kids can’t wait.

Columbus pedicab for your wedding day

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | January 21, 2014

Where to find a Columbus pedicab?

Bikes make us smile, so we really like ECT Pedicabs as a fun and unique idea for your wedding day transportation.

Columbus Pedicab

Imagine arriving at (or being whisked away from) your wedding in such a happy yet urban style. Doesn’t this seem like a friendly and unexpected twist for you to enjoy, and your guests to remember? We sure think so, and we LOVE that this is a green option.

Pedicabs are a fun and unique way to make your special day all that more special!  ECT has been making wedding memories for over 10 years.  They are available for a variety of services to suit your needs. They specialize in romantic departures for the wedding couple, but can also shuttle the entire wedding party or your guests.

Rates begin at $50 per cab for your first hour, and $25 per cab for each additional half hour for your Columbus pedicab. A reservation fee may apply.

If you’re interested in finding out more about ECT Pedicab Weddings and Tours, check them out online HERE

The team at Night Music and Fizzy Cat LOVE bikes. Check out this post about World Champion cyclist Peter Sagan’s wedding.

“Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I have hope for the human race.” H.G. Wells, English author


A Columbus Skyline Wedding

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | January 13, 2014

A Columbus Skyline Wedding

It was a beautiful summer night in downtown Columbus for Amber and Danny’s fabulous celebration held at one of the most unique event locations in the city. COSI Columbus has a number of dynamic spaces for parties and receptions, and Amber and Danny made use of some of the best. They exchanged their vows in the Planatarium, hosted cocktails and hors’ durves in the Streets of Yesteryear, staged their photos in Ocean, and then hosted a dinner/dance in the fantastic English Plaza with wonderful views of downtown Columbus.


Music and MC: Night Music DJ Professionals
Photography: Muschlitz Photography LLC
Venue: COSI
Flowers: The Flowerman Columbus
Cake: Short North Piece of Cake
Hair: Ambushed Salon
Bouquet Flowers: Natural Designs

Waters Hutchinson Columbus Wedding at COSI

You can have a fantastic Columbus Skyline Wedding celebration like Amber and Danny by contacting the COSI event staff HERE.

Amber and her lovely bridesmaid back-up band gave Danny a surprise serenade with Ella Fitzgerald’s “Love You Madly”

Waters Hutchison Columbus Wedding

2014 Couple’s Choice Awards for Columbus Weddings

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | January 6, 2014

2014 Couple’s Choice Awards

JUST ANNOUNCED! The Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Awards are now the Couples Choice Awards. We appreciate receiving this award from our Columbus Area brides and grooms for the 6th consecutive year! See the Night Music DJ Professionals reviews HERE.

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Columbus Bride – The Show 2014

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | January 2, 2014

A ROOM FULL OF EXPERTS! Read about how to make the most of The Show.

Visiting the Columbus Bride Show this weekend? This is the place where you will have complete access to countless years of wedding and reception experience, and the professionals who love to be a part of the magic. Visit Night Music at Booth 212

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Some advise when attending the Columbus Bride 2014 Show.

Use the experts.  It would be nearly impossible for you to assemble a panel of wedding experts on your own, but feel free to use the vendors at the show like they’re are all yours!

  • Get the tux guys to give you the scoop on formal (tux) versus casual (suit or just a vest) options, and the cost breakdown on renting versus buying.
  • Ask the reception facilities about parking or room layout and quiz the caterers about a crazy menu item the chef prepared for a fun couple, or the next foodie trend.
  • Have the travel and honeymoon experts tell you places to avoid (Hurricane season?  Crazy airports? ) or suggest underused places that are gems!
  • See if the florist will tell you the biggest bang for your buck flowers.
  • Ask the DJ for suggestions for a fun grand entrance song, or some cool trends for dinner music.
  • Ask cake bakers about favorite or unique flavor combos.

We all really do love to talk about weddings – and would rather chat than “sell you” … seriously!