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The Boat House Columbus. Jessica and Martin are married.

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | November 19, 2014

The Boat House Columbus. Jessica and Martin are married.

This night.

When Jessica and Martin got married, we did NOT want the party to end.  Ever.  These two were so much fun, and their friends and family were absolutely on board for a non-stop dance celebration.

Jessica and Martin started with a beautiful wedding at Franklin Park Conservatory earlier in the afternoon. They finished up photos with their wedding party, and then were the first to arrive at their reception so they could greet their guests and enjoy their cocktail hour. That helped set the tone for a fabulous reception.

Their music choices were all inspired, eclectic, and perfect for them!  We loved it all. Take a peek at this super short video that hints at the fun at The Boat House Columbus.

Lots of love and happiness to you Jessica and Martin – thanks for letting us be in on the party!

The Boat House Columbus Jessica and Martin

Here are Jessica and Martin’s reception spotlight songs. Click the title for a sample.

Bridal Party Grand Entrance ~ Good Life   Kanye West
Bride & Groom Grand Entrance ~ Flashing Lights   Kanye West
Bride & Groom First Dance ~Wonderwall  Jake Coco
Father-Daughter Dance ~  There Goes My Life   Kenny Chesney
Mother-Son Dance ~ Giving You The Best That I Got   Anita Baker

Click to visit the websites of these fabulous vendors who helped make Jessica and Martin’s celebration a great one.

The Boat HousePicture The Love Videography

Green Spot Columbus. It’s easy being Green!

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

It’s easy being Green!

Green Spot Columbus

Green Spot Columbus. What does Night Music DJ Professionals have in common with The Ohio State University, COSI, The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, WCBE-FM, and Jenis Splendid Ice Creams?

We are all making the City of Columbus a better place as a Green Spot business.  Are you on the team yet?

We challenge you to join us by finding out more about The Green Spot program, and then pledging to do your part to help keep our community clean and green.

If you’re already a member, we salute you.  If you aren’t, what are you waiting for?  You’ll be in good company!

Businesses and Organizations, Community Groups, and Households can all join: http://www.columbusgreenspot.org/join/

Why join Green Spot?

For a couple of really good reasons, actually. One, it’s a small thing you can do to make a big impact on the health and future of Columbus. Two, it couldn’t be easier.

Our green community is growing daily and currently has more than 19,000 current members consisting of households, businesses, organizations, and community groups.

GreenSpot inspires, educates, and recognizes households, businesses, and community groups that adopt green practices. GreenSpot is a membership-based program that provides a framework to think about sustainability and a way to log your successes. It is free to join and there is no fee or cost. If you live in Franklin County or surrounding counties you are eligible!

Bryn Du Mansion. Meghan and Josh’s beautiful wedding.

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

Bryn Du Mansion. This wedding. This couple.

Megan & Josh - Style & Story

Listen.  Take our word for it.  You will want to stop what you’re doing, and take some time to enjoy this story, and these unbelievable images of Meghan and Josh from the team of artists at Style and Story Creative.

May we present stunning, sweet and simply-fabulous Meghan & Josh!

Take a look at the Facebook First Look/Sneak Peak by clicking HERE

There wasn’t a careless moment in the thoughtful plan that beautiful bride Meg put together.  Details?  Millions!  You’ll see.

Take a peek at some of the carefully selected musical moments of this wedding celebration, and then enjoy the gorgeous photographs and amazing video from Ben & Les, along with the team of Ben and Lacey and Brittany and Alex at Style & Story Creative. We promise you won’t be disappointed.

Wedding Prelude Music:

Perfect Day     Holley Maher
Rest of My Life     Holley Maher
As Long as Our Hearts Are Beating     Jenny & Tyler
January Wedding     The Avett Brothers
Awake My Soul     Mumford and Sons
Flowers in Your Hair     The Lumineers
Wildflowers     Tom Petty
Sweet Thing     Van Morrison
Everybody Needs Love     Drive By Truckers
Orange Sky     Alexi Murdock
Forever     Ben Harper

Seating of the Mothers –  Officiant, Groom & Groomsmen Enter:
Dancing Shoes     Green River Ordinance
Processional:
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing     Sufjan Stevens
Recessional:
(This Will Be) An Everlasting Love      Natalie Cole

Listen to the songs. To listen to the songs below you’ll need a Spotify account (it’s free!). Simply click a song below and you will be taken to the Spotify web site where you can sign up for free and listen to the playlist.

You will want to watch this incredible wedding video over and over.

Click the names below to go directly to the websites.

Here is the place for fabulous photographs and video: Style and Story Creative

This gorgeous bride Meg is also an extremely talented designer.  You will love looking at her designs  and ideas for everything from Save The Dates to Seating Charts … and much more.  We would trust Meg to put a classy, personal and creative spin on anything! Meg Creative Designs

This is the fabulous location: Bryn Du Mansion

If you want yummy food and attentive and professional service, you should count on the professionals at Berwick Catering.

Here are Josh and Meg’s reception spotlight songs. Click the title for a sample.

Grand Entrance ~ Happy     Pharrell Williams
Bride & Groom First Dance ~ Like Jesus Does     Eric Church
Father-Daughter Dance ~  Just Fishin’     Trace Adkins
Mother-Son Dance ~ The House That Built Me      Miranda Lambert

Thanks Meghan and Josh for letting us be part of the fairy tale start to your happily ever after.  Hugs to you both!

Columbus Wedding DJ Dance Party. Faye and Tony – Video Spotlight

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | August 25, 2014

Columbus Wedding DJ Dance Party. Faye and Tony. They danced all day. They danced all night.

The fact is this group NEVER stopped. What an incredible celebration of love, laughter and dancing. Faye and Tony really wanted their wedding reception to be fabulous, and it absolutely was. Everyone will remember what a blast they had the day Faye and Tony got married, including Night Music.

You don’t have to take our word for it. Click on this super short video and you’ll see the fun party:

Featured reception songs for this Columbus wedding DJ dance party.. (Click the song title for sample)

Grand Entrance Song: One More Time by Daft Punk
Cake Cutting Song: How Sweet It Is by Michael Buble
Bride & Groom First Dance Song: Making Memories Of Us by Keith Urban
Father-Daughter Dance Song: Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle
Mother-Groom Song: My Wish by Rascal Flatts
Bouquet Song: Single Ladies by Beyonce
Garter Song: Sexy And I Know It by LMFAO

Columbus Wedding DJ Dance Party. Faye and Tony.

photo by Simon Yao Studio

All of the love and romance was captured by our friend, the incomparable Simon Yao. See more of Simon’s gorgeous images at his website: Simon Yao Studio.

Need a lot of fun dancing at your party? A great DJ can make that happen. A successful party need to be lead by a talented and experienced DJ who can program the perfect song at the perfect time. Maximum participation. Maximum fun!

 

Kids at the wedding reception.

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | August 18, 2014

Kids at the wedding reception?  Here is one of our favorite things to do.

When there are lots of children at the reception, we have found a great way to include them.  Before the special dances, we invite all of the kids to come close to the dance floor, and get their front row seats.  This makes the kids feel important, makes for a great picture, and also manages to keep the kids together and off the dance floor for those spotlight moments.  Win win win!

Kids at the wedding. Night Music Wedding DJ

Here is the DJ’s view of the first dance at Kayla & Caleb’s recent celebration with kids at the wedding.
Darling, right?

We have a lot of great ideas to help you navigate your wedding reception plan. Our years of quality experience can be a wonderful resource for you when planning your big day. Need some help? Need some advice? Just ask. Give us a call at 614-529-6777, or visit our website for a lot of great ideas.

Check out this service

Take a look at services like Social Sitters to look after the children during the wedding. They both entertain & supervise the children in a designated area in or near the wedding reception before and after your wedding meal. It will help you and your guests relax and enjoy the wedding reception knowing the kids are staying out of trouble but most of all having fun!

 

Brutus Buckeye Loves Weddings!

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | August 4, 2014

Brutus Buckeye Loves Weddings! DJ Jodi says “HI” to Brutus Buckeye during his visit to Linda and Seton Staley’s fantastic wedding celebration at The Westin Columbus. Brutus is quite the dancer.

Jodi and Brutus 2

How cool would it be to have Brutus come to your wedding reception?  We think very cool, and we love it anytime Brutus shows up.  Brutus Buckeye Loves Weddings! Here’s how to contact him:

Click HERE to invite Brutus Buckeye to your next party!

Brutus has some brand new formal wear! He wore it for the first time at a wedding when he visited Jessica and Chris for their reception celebration at the Ohio Union. Check out this video!

The Ohio Union at The Ohio State University is a beautiful location for your special event. Contact their Senior Event Planning Coordinator to tour this fantastic facility. Jessica and Chris hired photographer extraordinaire, Brian Kellog to capture all of the fun. Check out Brian’s photo slideshow of this wedding here: www.BrianKellogg.com.

We actually love it when ANY Buckeyes show up at a party.  Here’s how to make your own candy treats:

Recipe for Buckeyes:

Ingredients
18oz jar of creamy peanut butter
1 cup (2 sticks) of butter or margarine – softened
1 1/2 lbs confectioners sugar
12 oz (1 bag) real chocolate chips
Approx ½ package of Chocolate flavored candy melts or dipping chocolate

Directions:
1) Mix together peanut butter, margarine and confections sugar
You can do this by hand, or electric mixer, or food processor.

2) Form mixture into balls about 1 inch round.
If mixture is too sticky, add a little more powdered sugar

3) Place on tray and chill in freezer or refrigerator, at least 45 minutes

4) Melt chocolate chips and chocolate melts in microwave using instructions on package. This will likely be about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes at HALF power. Then stir.  Then, 15 second intervals still at half power until the chocolate mixture is melted and shiny!

5) Dip chilled peanut butter balls into chocolate (using a toothpick) – leaving some brown on top. Place on wax paper and chill until set. (It doesn’t take very long for them to “set”)

This recipe will make 70 or more Buckeyes.

Buckeye Candy   Jodi, Rosie and Mary with Brutus Buckeye 2

GO BUCKS!

Columbus Commons – A fantastic venue for your next special event.

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

Columbus Commons. So, how cool would it be to host your wedding ceremony or reception, or even your rehearsal dinner party right ON THE STAGE downtown at Columbus Commons?  Very cool, right?

We just discovered that not only the stage, but lots of awesome areas of Columbus Commons are available for private special events.

We enjoyed a great happy hour on the Commons stage

Can you imagine inviting your guests to join you on the stage, right in the heart of downtown Columbus?  We sure can, because we were thrilled to be guests to a fun happy hour on the stage. We were impressed that they have so much experience with different kinds of events, and they really think of AND take care of everything.  We all immediately began to envision all kinds of fabulous parties.

Columbus Commons

Take a look at these pictures, and then consider giving Ashley a call to start thinking about this incredibly unique location for your wedding celebration.  (And by the way, don’t forget to rent the beautiful Carousel at Columbus Commons.  Your guests will never forget riding on Nemo and his friends!)

Check it out here

Thanks also to Paul Hoy and Class Acts entertainment for providing the super cool music for this get together.  Loved it! www.class-acts.com

Columbus Commons Carousel

 

Wedgewood Reception Dance Party Spotlight Video. Pam and Andy

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | July 14, 2014

Wedgewood Reception Dance Party Spotlight Video. Bridal Party Flash Mob. Yes, THAT Happened! We LOVED working with Pam and Andy and helping with all aspects of their great dance party.  Shout out to their family and friends who came ready to go … and were so much fun. Check out this short video to see what a blast everyone had at this Wedgewood Reception Dance Party.

Featured reception songs. (Click the song title for sample)
Bridal Party Entrance Song: Outsiders by Eric Church
Bride & Groom Grand Entrance Song: Best Day Of My Life by American Authors
Bride & Groom First Dance Song: All Of Me by John Legend
Father-Daughter Dance Song: My Girl by The Temptations
Mother-Groom Song: Happy by Pharrell Williams

Andy's Fabulous Socks!

Andy’s Fabulous Socks!

 

Steve and Kyle from Little Tree Studios captured all of the beauty and fun of this great day. You can find out more about Little Tree Studios by visiting their website at www.littletreestudios.com

Wedgewood Golf and Country Club.

We love events at Wedgewood! The staff at Wedgewood is top notch. We really like working with the best. You can find out more about Wedgewood here. www.wedgewoodgolfcc.com 

Wedgewood Golf and Country Club is located at 9600 Wedgewood Blvd. Powell, OH 43065

Tartan Fields Golf Club. Suzie and Jarrett’s wedding celebration.

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | June 18, 2014

Tartan Fields Golf Club was the spot where Suzie and Jarrett’s fun family and friends had a dance party blow out! We can’t stop thinking about this night.

Tartan Fields Golf Club Suzie and Jarrett

photo by Addvision

Take a gorgeous bride & groom who are head over heels in love, compliment with friends and family who are truly happy for them, add thoughtful personal touches, and have the celebration take place under a stunning clear-view tent.  Fabulous.

This couple.  This night.  This love.  We were lucky to be a part of it all at Tartan Fields Golf Club. Check out this short video that captures the fun and the very last dance of the night … a circle of love surrounding the newlyweds.

Thanks to the team of awesome vendors we got to work with to make this wedding reception just so.  Finally, big hugs and best wishes to this bride and groom, Suzie and Jarrett! Click the name of the vendor to go directly to their web site.

Music & MC: Night Music DJ Professionals
Photography: Addvision
Wedding Coordinator: TracieZody at Bliss Events
Reception Venue: Tartan Fields

Here are a couple of Suzie & Jarrett’s spotlight songs. Click the song title for sample.

Bridal Party Entrance: Marry You by Bruno Mars
Bride & Groom Entrance: We Found Love by Rihanna
Bride & Groom First Dance: When I Fall In Love by Nat “King” Cole

The Darby House. Katrina and Brian’s Fabulous Wedding.

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | June 12, 2014

The Darby House. Katrina and Brian’s Fabulous Wedding.

What do you get when you combine a much loved and in-love couple (who are FUN), personal touches, tons of happy friends and family, a gorgeous setting, and some of the best wedding vendors in town? You get an awesome wedding and reception like Katrina and Brian had!

The Darby House

photo by mike & kim

 

The fantastic team of vendors for Katrina and Brian’s Darby House celebration are listed below.

Music & MC: Night Music DJ Professionals
Caterer: Cameron Mitchell Premier Events
Dresses: David’s Bridal
Flowers: Flowers on Orchard Lane

photo by mike & kim

photo by mike & kim

Here are Katrina & Brian’s spotlight songs. Click the song title for sample.

Bridal Party Entrance: Sweet Disposition by Temper Trap
Bride & Groom Entrance: Say Hey (I Love You) by Michael Franti
First Dance: This Will Be An Everlasting Love by Natalie Cole
Father/Daughter – Mother/Groom: What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
Cake Song: How Sweet It Is by Marvin Gaye

Need an excellent caterer for your event? Check out our friends at Cameron Mitchell Premiere Events.

Their primary goal is to bring your vision to life. By partnering with Cameron Mitchell Premier Events, you will have the most trusted event planning team in Central Ohio at your disposal. Their event planners bring decades of experience to the table and will work with you to handle every detail of your event, including crafting the perfect menu – created with their signature quality, attention to detail, freshness, talent and flavor.