Maybe you are already engaged and are in the home stretch of your Charleston wedding preparation. Then it's certainly time for you and your girls to get together for the all-important bridal shower. Usually, it's the maid of honor and bridesmaids that are hard at work in planning your bridal shower so that the bride can kick back and enjoy it to it's fullest. While the bridal shower is definitely a more close and intimate time to get together with friends and family before your big and busy wedding day, there is one thing that tends to get forgotten amid all the decorations, food, gifts, and games that come with a wonderful bridal shower. The one thing that tends ot be forgotten for your bridal shower is music. While you don't necessarily need to budget in a DJ for your bridal shower (not unless you want to), you and your friends and fmaily need and excellent playlist. From a lazy, chill "girls night" with wine or a champagne brunch, take a listen to these songs an jot down the ones you love and smile and enjoy the moment. You are getting oh so close to getting married.
You know with all the Kay Jewelers commercials I have seen in the past week, you'd think we were already past Thanksgiving and deep into another engagement season here in Charleston. We are actually just 9 days away from Halloween right now! Perhaps the jewelry industry is trying to make the engagement season longer now? This blog post is a shout out to all the professional wedding coordinators and planners I work with in Charleston, and for those I will work with in the future. If you did recently get engaged ahead of the "engagement season rush", congratulations! Saying "yes" causes a bride to have a whirlwind of thoughts and emotions, one of which is that perfect and magical vision for what your dream wedding day is going to be like. You are probably thinking about "when" its going to be and "where" it's going be. Have you considered "how" its going to all come together? How is the biggest day of your life (up to this point) going to be perfect? The logistics and details involved in planning a wedding are immense and daunting. The complexity of planning a wedding greatly increases with the amount of guests that are invited. As a bride who is recently engaged and thinking about her "perfect" day, how can you ensure "perfection"? How can you ensure that you will wake up on your wedding day and all the hundreds of logistical details will be taken care of without lifting a finger and without any stress? What do you do?
Back during the late spring and early summer of this year, I began to feature Charleston wedding playlists here on the blog that represented certain major cities of the country. Those blog posts featured many artists and bands that came from each one of those cities. Many brides and grooms come down to Charleston from large cities like Boston, Chicago, and Philadelphia to get married. So, extensive research was done to determine which major musicians and bands resided or originated from these cities. It was a fun series of blogs that were designed to give those brides and grooms who have been flocking to Charleston some ideas on how to bring some of their music down here to provide some of their hometown flavor to make their wedding reception even more all about them. When the music is TOTALLY about the bride and groom some amazing things happen. Well, after three consecutive blog posts in the late spring, things got busy for me with wedding season, and I lost a bit of the momentum I had with that series and realized recently that the series still had some legs. The series still had legs because I had neglected to complete a post about the biggest city in America, New York City. New York City was the birthplace to many genres of music. To say the music the music of New York City is "diverse" would be an understatement. College courses could easily be developed to discuss the music of New York City.
Katie & Paul were married back on September 23rd and had their wedding reception at the Francis Marion Hotel inside the Gold Ballroom. They are one of the many, many destination wedding couples who choose Charleston's history and beauty for the backdrop of their most special and important day. Katie grew up in North Carolina and says she used to come here for family trips, so she knows the beauty and charm of Charleston. Paul grew up in the Chicago area. Currently, they reside out in Arizona as Katie proudly serves our country in the United States Air Force. After you doing so many weddings, you thought I had seen it all. After the first dances on Saturday, Katie's father did a quick welcome speech and at the end of it thanked all the men and women who were present as guests serving in the military, which was about 1/3 of the guests. After the mention of the service men and women, there was a standing ovation and tremendous applause. Mike Bills Entertainment has always been a professional wedding DJ company in the Charleston, SC area who is proud to support our active duty military. The Gold Ballroom at the Francis Marion Hotel created an atmosphere of elegance for the entire evening. Also, a tremendous thank you to the staff at the Francis Marion Hotel for making the entire evening run very smoothly.
Hello there! You wouldn't really know it, but the autumnal equinox (the beginning of the Fall season for those of you who are not weather nerds) happened a few minutes past 4 o'clock on Friday afternoon. You wouldn't know it because we had temperatures in the 80s with a bit of humidty still. It's certainly not July or August Charleston humidity, but there is enough to keep us from giving the air conditioner a much needed break from this summer. The beginning of Fall coincides very nicely with the start of the Fall wedding season here in Charleston at Mike Bills Entertainment. "Katie & Paul" will have a huge gala at the Francis Marion Hotel tonight and then we move over to the magnificent Creek Club at Ion on October 1 for "Katie & Ricky". Be on the lookout for more upcoming "real wedding stories and playlists" about these lovely couples and many more to come up on the blog in October and November as the season in Charleston really gets cranked up.
What exactly does it mean to hire a single operator DJ service for your Charleston wedding? This question was asked to me the other day by a website inquiry. Hiring a single operator DJ service greatly increases the chances that your wedding will be more stress-free and less worrisome because from the time you sign a contract til the time your limo leaves your venue, yoou work with ONE person in regards to the planning and creation of your playlist.