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Wedding Day Survival Kit

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | June 3, 2014

WEDDING DAY SURVIVAL KIT

By the time your wedding day (finally) arrives, we insist that you relax, live in the moment, enjoy yourself, and mainly just have fun!  You are simply not allowed to worry about anything!

You can do it, if you follow a couple of simple rules:

1)      Hire great vendors and then trust them to take care of you. And…

2)      Be prepared  (Yep – that’s it.)

So, part of being prepared is a survival kit … that you won’t need, of course!  And maybe consider this for a great gift for another Bride To Be … it can become a traveling peace of mind kit for all your friends!

LIST OF IDEAS FOR YOUR WEDDING DAY SURVIVAL KIT!!

HAIR & NAIL CARE

Bobby Pins – Clear Nail Polish – Nail File/Clipper – Nail Glue – Nail Polish Remover Pads – Hair Brush – Hair Spray

BEAUTY TOUCH UP

Chapstick – Deodorant – Lip Gloss – Lotion – Make-Up Remover – Mirror – Q-Tips – Tissues – Vaseline

HEALTH & HYGIENE

Antacid/Gas Pills – Band-Aids – Benadryl – Breath Mints – Breath Spray – Dental Floss – Deodorant – Mouthwash – Tampons/Pads/Liners – Toothbrush/Toothpaste – Tweezers – Pain Reliever

EXTRAS

Chalk (stain disguise) – Corsage Pins – Change of Shoes – Double-sided Tape – Drinking Straws (lipstick stays on!) – Dryer Sheets  (static remover) – Earring Backs – Lighter – Lint Roller – Sand Paper (fix slippery shoes) – Scissors – Safety Pins – Sewing Kit – Shoe Pads or Lambs Wool – Stain Remover – Super Glue – Tape (gift table)

AND MAYBE

Gatorade – Fruit (or any light & portable snack) – Granola Bars – Mini Liquor Bottles – Ice Water (are you going to be out taking pics a long time?) AND – depending on your plans… Aloe (sunscreen pain relief) – Bug Spray (or Off-bracelets) – Sunscreen

 

Jasmine and Eric’s Columbus Museum of Art Wedding

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

A Columbus Museum of Art Wedding. Have you ever been to beautiful Columbus Museum of Art?  It’s always a great experience to DJ in this distinctive wedding venue.  It was exciting to be part of the day when Jasmine and Eric hosted a great wedding celebration for their friends and family at the museum’s spectacular Derby Court.

Take a look at this short video of their Columbus Museum of Art Wedding , and you’ll get a feel for all the fun Jasmine and Eric had dancing with their guests!

Our friend, super-photographer Christy Gibson, was there to capture it all on camera. See her completely gorgeous photos here.

Grand Entrance Songs (click the song title for sample)
Bridal Party: Cameras by Matt & Kim
Bride & Groom: Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley

Officiant: Damian King of United Marriage Services

Columbus Museum Of Art Wedding

There are three distinct venue areas at the Columbus Museum of Art. Check it out.

Schottenstein Property Group Pavilion & The Atrium
The Pavilion is our largest event space and features a modern design with light wood floors, skylights, and a wall of glass for natural lighting. Also included is the use of the Museum atrium, right off the main entrance of the Museum this is the perfect space for a cocktail reception.
Seated Reception 250 | Atrium Cocktail Reception 300

Derby Court & The McCoy Family Broad Street Lobby
This grand traditional space features world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly’s Isola di San Giacomo in Palude glass sculpture, and a skylight ceiling filled with sun or stars. The intricately painted and gilt ceiling and limestone arches of Broad Street Lobby lead into the interior courtyard.
Seated Reception 140 | Cocktail Reception 200 | Ceremony 200

Patricia M. Jurgensen Sculpture Garden
This versatile outdoor space provides a manicured outdoor event experience. The garden has a large and versatile lawn that can accommodate ceremonies and receptions. Alongside is our “name of artwork” garden fountain and a shaded patio for guests to enjoy.
Ceremony 225 | Cocktail Reception 300

The Columbus Museum of Art is a truly magical venue for any celebration. Contact their Director of Events if you are planning a wedding or any event that requires a unique and beautiful setting.  614-629-0324

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Columbus Cultural Arts Center – A Wedding Art Exhibition

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | May 5, 2014

The Cultural Arts Center is one of the coolest venues in Columbus! 

Columbus Cultural Arts Center

What do you get when you combine art, love, friendship, creativity, weddings and marriage, with a gorgeous location and FREE ADMISSION?  A fabulous date night entitled:

Happy Together, an Exhibition by emerging Artists and Adam Brouillette and Meghan Kwast

To celebrate their engagement, the couple asked their artist friends for thoughts and advice about marriage … in the form of artwork.   More than 50 emerging Columbus artists gladly complied with unique pieces representing thoughtful perspectives.  Married, unmarried, divorced, gay, straight, young and old viewpoints on the subject of marriage are showcased in a tribute to this soon to be married couple.

Happy Together runs from Thursday, May 1 – Saturday, May 24th,, culminating with a private reception to serve as Adam & Meghan’s actual wedding!  We wish all the best to this loving and artistic couple.

Remember – admission is free!

Cultural Arts Center Gallery Hours are Monday 1- 4, 7-10 pm; Tues, Wed, Thurs 9 am -12, 1-4 pm, 7-10 pm; Friday and Saturday 9-noon, 1-4 pm; no evening hours; closed Sunday.

And to find out how to RENT the Cultural Arts Center for your Columbus Wedding, Rehearsal Dinner, or shower …. Check this out:        http://www.culturalartscenteronline.org/weddings

MOM PROM! A Columbus Mother-Son DJ Dance Party

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

Mom Prom!

Spring is finally here and that means it’s prom season. Take a look at this short video of one of our favorite annual dances, a fantastic Mother-Son Dance that we call the MOM PROM!

We can help you plan a super fun family party. Dancing? Sure! Games? You bet!

You can find out more about how we can help make your next family party ROCK… check this out! 

One of our favorite photographers Addvision Studios were at this Mom Prom snapping some great pics!

Wedding Invitations – Family and Friends, Presidents and Celebrities.

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | April 16, 2014

Wedding invitations. How about a personalized celebrity greeting for your wedding?

Send a wedding invitation to the president and first lady, and they just might come celebrate with you!  More likely, they will simply mail you and yours a lovely (and official) letter of congratulations!

Presidential wedding congrats 2
President and Mrs. Barack Obama 
The White House
Greetings Office RM. 39
1600 Pennsylvania Ave
Washington, DC 20500

Add to that some official best wishes from the happiest places on earth, Disneyworld and Disneyland and you’ve got some cool décor for your guestbook or gift table.

Mickey and Minnie Mouse               Mickey and Minnie Mouse
The Walt Disney Company               The Magic Kingdom
500 South Buena Vista Street            1675 N Buena Vista Drive
Burbank, CA 91521                              Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Disney Wedding Congratulations

Sending to specific Disney characters (for example Cinderella) doesn’t increase your responses; you still just get a Disney greeting. Also, we hear the California “Mickey and Minnie” are a little faster to respond than their Florida counterparts.. 

And if you have some extra invitations, why not simply send one along to YOUR favorite celeb?  Neil Patrick Harris?  Amy Poehler?  Drake?  Betty White?  Luke Bryan?  Jennifer Lawrence?  Jimmy Fallon?   Grumpy Cat?

We aren’t sure your fav will attend or even send a greeting, but, hey, you never know.  Here’s a website to find the right mailing address, and we’ll keep our fingers crossed for you! www.fanmail.biz

If you favorite celebrity can’t make your wedding, maybe she will surprise you and come to your Columbus bridal shower! Look at this!

Taylor Swift at Bridal Shower

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.

Scioto Reserve Uplighting 1

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 aorren@sciotoreserve.com and take a look at their website at www.sciotoreserve.com.

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. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pharrell-Williams-Vivienne-Westwood-Mountain-Hat-worn-at-the-2014-GRAMMYs-/181329060057

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: www.cosi.org/events 

COSI Wedding Dance Party

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