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Franklin Park Conservatory Wedding Showcase 2017

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | December 21, 2016
Trust us! You won’t want to 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 6, 2017, from 6-9pm. Buy tickets to the Wedding Showcase HERE 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/Entertainment Night Music DJ Professionals Class Acts Entertainment Columbus Musicians, LLC Delightful Sounds Photo Booth Fizzy Cat Photo Booth Doug Melvin Photography Catering Cameron Mitchell Catering Creative Cuisine Franklin Park Conservatory Catering Made from Scratch Milo’s Catering Two Caterers Photography/Videography Adam Lowe Photography Jessica Love Lambert Photographs Nicole Dixon Photographic Robb McCormick Photography Together We Click Two Maries Fine Art Photography Hotels Crowne Plaza Columbus Downtown The Lofts Hotel Cake/Favors Carrie’s Sugar Buzz Jan Kish La Petite Fleur Mrs. Turbo’s Cookies Our CupCakery Sadie Baby Sweets Fashion Romanoff’s Classic Tuxedos White of Dublin Florist Evergreen Flower Co. Mikelle Hickman-Romine Sunny Meadows Flower Farm Resources Columbus Bride and Groom Rentals and Linens Lasting Impressions Event Rentals Honeymoon/Travel Active Travel Beauty Charles Penzone Salons Nurtur Salon Dance Instruction Inspiration to Movement Jewelry Diamond Cellar Transportation THE BEAT    

Maria and Chris – married!

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | October 27, 2016

What a fabulous night we had celebrating the marriage of Maria & Chris in the gorgeous ballroom of The Westin Columbus. These two love birds had so many unique and special touches to add to their reception, and the guests loved them all!

Night Music loved working with artist Liz Lindstrom, who traveled from Chattanooga to capture the reception by making a beautiful painting during the evening. Guests loved watching the painting progress, and we know Liz delivered a delightful keepsake.  Check out her website. http://lizlindstrom.com/

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Of course, The Westin always provides the finest in food and service. And, Maria and Chris made sure no one went hungry late into the party, because treats in the form of a Graeter’s Ice Cream bar and late night Sliders and Tator Tots kept the dancers fueled and happy.

Check out this video, and you’ll get a small hint of this wonderful celebration.

 

Click the titles below to hear their spotlight songs:

Grand Entrance ~ How Sweet It Is by Michael Buble
First Dance ~ You Make it Real by James Morrison
Bride & Brother Dance ~ You’ve Got A Friend by James Taylor
Groom & Mother Dance ~ Child of Mine by Carole King

Pianist Matt Munhall rocked the cocktail hour.

Thanks to our friends at the Westin Columbus for their hospitality!

Columbus Weddings Magazine. Advice from Night Music bride Ashley.

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | September 21, 2016

Have you checked out the current issue of Columbus Weddings magazine? In it, Night Music bride Ashley shares some great ideas on the finer points of wedding planning. We really appreciate her advice about comfortable shoes for the fun dance party! Look below the article for some of the special music choices from Ashley and Daniel’s fabulous celebration.

Athletic Club of Columbus Wedding

It was a beautiful day last summer as Ashley and Daniel celebrated their marriage at the Athletic Club of Columbus. We always love working with our friend Emily Knapp at the Athletic Club, and the super cool Kimberly Potterf  was on hand to photograph all of the fun.

Here’s a peak at some of the music details. Click the title for a sample.

Grand Entrance               You Make My Dreams     Hall & Oates
Bride & Groom Dance      Baby I’m Yours               Arctic Monkeys
Father-Daughter Dance   I Loved Her First            Heartland
Mother-Son Dance          Nights In White Satin      Moody Blues
Bouquet Toss                  Single Ladies                  Beyonce
Last Song                        Send Me On my Way       Rusted Root

New Web Site for Night Music DJ Professionals

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | August 31, 2016

Yay for our new and improved web site! It’s not only mobile friendly, but so full of great information, resources and pictures that we know you’ll love it. Check it out now to help you plan a super fun party, wedding reception or any social celebration.

Clickenjoy and share!

www.NightMusicDJ.com

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Fizzy Cat Photo Booth Fun for Patricia & Nick's Columbus Wedding Reception

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | July 6, 2016

Love and Happiness!

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We admit it.  We absolutely love newlyweds Patricia and Nick, and their families!  Every single moment of their wedding day was filled with love, happiness, and SO MANY delightful details to surprise and treat their guests.  Night Music proved DJ and MC, along with some gorgeous blush uplights to perfectly light the room.  Fizzy Cat Photobooth was such a fun and popular reception activity, and the guests loved the 4 X 6 photos to take home.

Take a peek at a couple of the photobooth images of the gorgeous bride and groom with their family and friends, and you can imagine just how great this night was!

Big shout out and thanks to the other members of the Patricia and Nick wedding dream team.  What a great group of amazing professionals. Click to visit the websites.

Jennifer Kontomerkos – The Finer Things Event Planning
Simon Yao – Simon Yao Studio
Brian Caiazza – True Video
Master of Ceremonies and Decor Lighting – Night Music
The Avenue Band booked through Class Acts Entertainment
Cake – The Cake Studio
Photobooth – Fizzy Cat Photobooth
Reception held at Hilton Easton

Erin & Jim Married. A Columbus Wedding Dance Party Blow Out at Dock 580.

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | June 2, 2016

Erin & Jim Columbus Wedding Dock 580

We jump for joy when a happy couple comes to us with a clear vision of music and fun for their wedding celebration, and trust us to help make it all happen.  It was obvious from the start that these two were madly in love, and we knew that their reception was going to be a blast!

Enjoy this short video sample of the fun dance party, and you’ll wish you were there!  Keep watching for the surprise “BIG HEADS” that were the hit of the reception, about 40 seconds in.

Here are some of the event and musical details of their awesome celebration:

Cocktail and Dinner Music ~ Classic late 90s early 2000s from their HS/College days, along with a few classics from the 60s.  (DJ note – the guests LOVED it!)
Grand Entrance ~ Because the wedding was earlier in the day, Erin & Jim were there to greet and mingle with their guests during cocktail hour, and then led the guests into dinner, passing on the grand entrance announcement.  Perfect for them!
Father/Daughter DanceGod Only Knows     Beach Boys
Erin & Jim’s First Dance ~ A short custom mix that DJ Steve prepared for them
Dance Party ~ Fun and upbeat mix of current, throwback and classics.
Last Song ~ Closing Time     Semi Sonic

Thanks to our friends at Dock 580, and congratulations to Erin & Jim!

Ellen & David.  Married!

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | March 21, 2016

Ellen & David are the best AND the coolest.  That’s all there is to it.  We truly loved being around them, and had such a great time with their fun friends and family who came to dance and party!

Gillilan Photo at Vue Columbus

By arranging a “First-Look” photo session downtown with Sean Gillilan, their photographer, Ellen and David were able to attend and enjoy the cocktail hour with their guests.  This was a perfect time to set the mood for a fun night by dropping in some of their favorite tunes. Click the title to hear the song.

Mr. Blue Sky by ELO
Beta Love by Ra Ra Riot
Out of My League by Fitz and The Tantrums
Fantasy by Mariah Carey
Something Good Can Work by Two Door Cinema Club
Burning Down the House by Talking Heads
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots by Flaming Lips.

Gillilan Photo David and Ellen at Vue

Some of their other spotlight songs were:

Grand Entrance                  Love is in The Air by John Paul Young (Strictly Ballroom)
First Dance                         The Greatest Sum (Acoustic) by The Avett Brothers
Parents Dance                    What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
Cake Cutting                       Jump in The Line by Harry Belefonte

And we won’t soon forget these EPIC college-friend dance and sing-alongs:

Wake Me Up Before You Go Go by Wham
Maniac by Michael Sembello
Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson

Sending love, hugs and best wishes to the coolest newlyweds in Columbus, Ellen and David!

Any day we get to work with Metro Cuisne and Vue Columbus is a good day!  Good food, great location, and happy guests.  Every single time! www.vuecolumbus.com    www.metrocuisine.com

Finally, thanks to Sean and Sarah from Photography by Gillilan for being delightful to work with, capturing beautiful images of Ellen and David, and for introducing us to such an awesome couple.  Click to see some amazing pictures here: www.photographybygillilan.com

World Champion's Bike Themed Wedding

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | March 9, 2016

Night Music loves cycling almost as much as DJ-ing and weddings!

When the UCI Road World Championships* were announced to be held in the USA for the first time since 1986, and in nearby Richmond Virginia, we were super excited and blocked out a prime wedding weekend just to be there in person.  This race was an incredible experience, which we highly recommend you experience for yourself someday.

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We were there to witness the fan favorite, Peter Sagan from Slovakia, win it all.  So imagine our delight when we saw pictures from his over-the-top and absolutely fabulous wedding to his gorgeous hometown sweetheart.  We wish we could’ve been there to help the newlyweds celebrate, but they probably didn’t realize we’d be available for the long travel! Check out the short video featuring Peter participating in the European wedding tradition of “Sawing The Log”.

*Trust us.  This is a big deal. The UCI World Championships are like an annual Olympics for cycling, with the same superstars who race in the Tour de France competing for their own country.   The winner gets to compete in a coveted rainbow jersey for the next year.

Katarina Smolkova and husband Peter Sagan pose for wedding photos :)

Katarina Smolkova and husband Peter Sagan pose for wedding photos 🙂

Album Cover Art at The Columbus Museum of Art

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | February 17, 2016

Would Nirvana’s iconic record “Nevermind” have sounded as good without the baby on the cover?

The returning popularity of vinyl LPs have us thinking about some crazy good and memorable album cover art.  And make no mistake … it is art! 

The Columbus Museum of Art is hosting a brand new and locally curated exhibit entitled “Spin Art”, which opens on February 19th, and celebrates classic LP cover art.  We can’t wait to visit and see the display of 90 different LP covers from bands including Funkadellic, David Bowie and Sonic Youth. Read more about the exhibit here: SPIN ART

The Night Music DJ staff decided we would each choose one of our favorite LP covers to share.  Enjoy these, and let us know your favorites, too. 

DJ David - Little Creatures by Talking Heads

DJ David – Little Creatures by Talking Heads

 

DJ Jodi - Whipped Cream & Other Delights by Herb Alpert Tijuana Brass

DJ Jodi – Whipped Cream & Other Delights by Herb Alpert Tijuana Brass

 

DJ Steve - Oranges & Lemons by XTC

DJ Steve – Oranges & Lemons by XTC

 

Fizzy Cat - Mambo for Cats

Fizzy Cat – Mambo for Cats

 

Staff Pick soon to be a classic - Head Full of Dreams by Coldplay

Staff Pick soon to be a classic – Head Full of Dreams by Coldplay

Fizzy Cat Photobooth Debut at the Columbus Weddings Show

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | January 27, 2016

The Cat is Out of the Bag!

The long anticipated debut of Fizzy Cat Photobooth was at The Columbus Wedding Show, and my goodness, was she popular!

We knew that this modern, classy, and fun photo booth would be a hit, but we were still a little surprised by how much everyone loved her.

We invite you to like her on facebook (www.facebook.com/fizzycatphotobooth), check out the cool website (www.fizzycatphotobooth.com), and watch this short video that shows the awesome Fizzy Cat at work (and play) during the bridal show. 

We simply can’t wait to bring Fizzy Cat Photobooth to your wedding or celebration.  Call or email soon to reserve your date!  And thanks everyone for welcoming Fizzy Cat with such enthusiasm.  We are thrilled.