Category Archives: Lighting

Jackie & Brad Become One in Christ

It was truly a great joy to be with Brad & Jackie (Houriet) Gillaspie for the celebration of their marriage on June 20. Relatives and friends gathered in a festive mood at the Historic Lehmann Mansion (www.lehmannmansion.com) in Lake Villa … Continue reading

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White Pines State Park Reception

In my 25 years of DJing this was the first time I ever did an event at White Pines State Park (www.WhitePinesInn.com) about 15 miles southwest of Oregon, Illinois. Lloyd and Laurie Faille choose the beautiful natural surroundings as the … Continue reading

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Celebration with Anthony & Melissa at Independence Grove

I had such a good time with Anthony & Melissa Lee, their relatives and friends on August 3 at Independence Grove (www.eventsatindependencegrove.com) in Libertyville, that I could not stop taking action photos. Our colored sound activated lights looked spectacular as … Continue reading

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Jackie & Aaron Celebrate with Family & Friends

On the top floor of Victoria’s (http://www.victoriabanquets.com/rosemont/ ) in Rosemont was the location for Aaron & Jackie Envolsen’s reception on July 12. This location has a great view from the penthouse and to add to the ambiance we added Blue … Continue reading

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Wheeling Police Retirement Party

We had so much fun with the fine folks of the Wheeling Police Department on June 20th at Royal Melbourne Country Club (www.royalmelbourne.net) in Long Grove. They celebrated with their long time fellow officer, leader, Deputy Chief of Police and … Continue reading

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Dance All Night With Sara & Jose

We just decided to post on this blog some great dancing from Jose & Sarah Nieve’s Wedding on May 24 at the Holiday Inn Crystal Lake (www.hicrystallake.com). Party animals plus great music are the keys to a successful and memoriable … Continue reading

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Celebration & Ceremony in Crystal Lake

Energy & excitement discribes Scott & Becky (Trammel) Eisner outdoor ceremony and reception at The Crystal Lake Holiday Inn (http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/crystal-lake/chicl/hoteldetail) on July 20. Exceptional dancing throught the evening. Check out the great Ccke cutting action photo. “Windy City Hits” (http://www.windycityhitman.com/267/windy-city-hits) … Continue reading

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Do Dance Lights Make a Difference?

Decisions, Decisions. Lights or No Lights. If Lights What Kind? Music & the atmosphere the DJ creates is the key to the reception, yes even more important than lighting. Where does dance lighting come in? Well let’s see. 3 types … Continue reading

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Dim the House Lights – Suggestion

Dim the house lights. After dinner let’s really create the atmosphere. Darker is better than lighter for dancing. Many people feel like less of a spectacle when they think they’re harder to see. Special effect lighting stands out best in … Continue reading

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Image Scan – Name In Lights

(www.windycityhitman.com/image-scan-name-in-lights) Have your names or image projected in the banquet facility. You can choose the image to be in color or black and white. Either have us create an image for you or you can supply the image ( written … Continue reading

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