2017 Couple’s Choice Award – 9 Years Running!

Arrowhead DJ and Events, Honored For Excellence With 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award®
Lake Arrowhead, CA – January 11, 2017 –

WeddingWire, the leading global online marketplace for the wedding and event industry, announced Arrowhead DJ and Events as a winner of the esteemed 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® for DJ, Lighting and Photo-booth Entertainment in Southern California!

The Couples’ Choice Awards recognize the top five percent of wedding professionals on WeddingWire who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism. The prestigious awards are given to the top local wedding professionals across more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Arrowhead DJ and Events. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

“The Couples’ Choice Awards’ ninth year features one of the most impressive groups of dedicated and acclaimed wedding professionals yet,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “It is our honor to work with high-caliber merchants, such as Arrowhead DJ and Events, who not only make a couple’s big day possible, but also contribute to the more than 2.5 million U.S. reviews represented on WeddingWire. We congratulate all of this year’s winners on their achievements.”

As a Couples’ Choice Awards® winner, Arrowhead DJ and Events is highlighted on WeddingWire, which is comprised of more than 200,000 wedding professionals in the U.S.

Arrowhead DJ and Events is thrilled to be one of the top Entertainment companies in Southern California on WeddingWire. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We truly value all of our clients and appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn a 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award.

For more information about Arrowhead DJ and Events, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at www.arrowheaddj.com.

To learn more about the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards®, please visit www.weddingwire.com/couples-choice-awards.

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire, Inc. is the leading global online marketplace connecting consumers with event and creative professionals. Operating within a $200 billion industry, WeddingWire, Inc. hosts 10 million monthly unique users across its mobile and web platforms. Consumers around the world are able to read over 3 million vendor reviews and search, compare and book from a database of over 400,000 businesses globally. It provides these businesses the technology they need to serve their clients through advertising, marketing and business management tools such as websites, payment processing, invoicing and contracts. Founded in 2007, the WeddingWire portfolio of sites serves couples and businesses across 15 countries in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, making it the worldwide leader in weddings with brands including Bodas.net, Casamentos.com.br, Matrimonio.com and more. The company employs more than 800 and maintains global headquarters in Washington, DC and international headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.

Cover Your Ears!

Cover ears one“Bride Asks Everyone To Cover Their Ears During Her Marriage Vows For A Very Important Reason.”

Emily Verrochi and her husband Tom made everyone at their wedding ceremony cover their ears as they spoke their wedding vows. Why did they do this I hear you ask? Well, the couples best man and brides brother, Jonathan is gay. He attended the wedding with his partner, but in Australia for a wedding to be legally binding specific words must be recited in the vows. The words include the following phrase:


‘Marriage, according to law in Australia, is the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.’ 

 

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The couple felt strongly that the wording should be changed and were keen to show their objection:
‘If it’s something you feel passionately about or have a strong opinion about, do something or say something during your ceremony to acknowledge your point of view.’

[revised and reposted from “viral thread”]

8 Years In A Row!

Lake Arrowhead’s Own Arrowhead DJ and Events Wins a WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award® 2016
Lake Arrowhead, CA – January 6, 2016 – WeddingWire, the leading global online wedding marketplace, named Arrowhead DJ and Events  as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 for Wedding DJ Services in Southern California!

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding florists, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.

While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Arrowhead DJ and Events. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

“We are thrilled to celebrate such a high-caliber, committed group of professionals for the Couples’ Choice Awards’® eighth year,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “We are proud to continue to serve as the industry leader, with over 2.5 million consumer and peer reviews, and feature award-winning merchants such as Arrowhead DJ and Events who understands the impact reviews have on their successful businesses.”

As a Couples’ Choice Awards® winner, Arrowhead DJ and Events is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of more than 400,000 wedding professionals globally.

{Enter Your Business Name} is proud to be one of the top {Enter Your Service Category} in {Enter Your City Name} in the WeddingWire Network. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016.

For more information about Arrowhead DJ and Events, please visit us online at www.arrowheaddj.com.

To learn more about the Couples’ Choice Awards®, please visit www.weddingwire.com/couples-choice-awards.

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire, Inc. is the leading global online marketplace connecting consumers with event and creative professionals. Operating within a $200 billion industry, WeddingWire, Inc. hosts 10 million monthly unique users across its mobile and web platforms. Consumers are able to read over 2.5 million vendor reviews and search, compare and book from a database of over 400,000 businesses. Globally, it provides these businesses the technology they need to serve their clients through advertising, marketing and business management tools such as websites, payment processing, invoicing and contracts. Founded in 2007, the WeddingWire portfolio of sites serves couples and businesses across 14 countries in North America, Latin America and Europe, making it the worldwide leader in weddings with brands including Bodas.net, Casamentos.com.br, Matrimonio.com and more. The company employs more than 650 and maintains global headquarters in Washington, DC and international headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.

Awesome Floral Tie

Love this groom’s jacket and Awesome Floral Tie!

When you’re in the wedding industry AND planning your own big day, like Keely, the bride from today’s gorgeous wedding, you’ve definitely taken more than a couple mental notes from the many weddings you’ve attended. When she said, It’s almost overwhelming all the things that you can do to make your wedding unique and different and beautiful, we could totally understand where she was coming from. So with that, and being on a budget of about $7000, she and her now-hubby, Aaron, got inventive with DIY-ing their decor while simultaneously keeping things simple. Below, they share more about their epic location + throughout the post, we’re sharing more about how they made their beautiful day unique to them!

Favorite Moment from the Wedding…

Some of our favorite memories consist of when we were taking photos. David was the best possible photographer we could have chosen, and made our day 100 times better. It felt like we were with a long time friend the whole time. When he took us away for portraits before and after the wedding, it felt like the only time we felt truly at peace and stress free. The whole wedding day was a bit stressful, but getting whisked away amongst beautiful scenery and getting to just cuddle and get lost in each other in front of the camera was so wonderful. Right after the ceremony, we drove down this insane mountain as MARRIED PEOPLE. It was the most amazing moment to take a breath and realize, wow, this is it. We are finally married. This is the best. We loved it. Having my little sister walk me down the aisle was also really amazing. It was just precious to walk hand in hand with her to my groom, who she also adores. That stunning backdrop, my perfect groom, it couldn’t have been better. Seeing him shed a tear about made me want to run to him as fast as possible, too. I was so ready to just cuddle him and get married. The entire ceremony was really my favorite part.

Check out the entire Blog at Green Wedding Shoes

 

Awesome Floral Tie in Colorado Wedding
Awesome Floral Tie

Hand Painted Wedding Cakes

(reprinted from The Inspired Bride)

Wedding season is upon us. More brides get married in spring and summer than any other time of year. With the sun shining and gorgeous flowers blooming and nature creating breathtaking scenes, it’s no wonder! Speaking of creating breathtaking scenes, one of the hottest trends for this spring/summer wedding season is hand-painted cakes. Not sure why? Take a look below and you’ll see!

 

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These gorgeous, hand-painted cakes from Sweet Confectionary are the perfect example of what brides are looking for this year. We love the elegant floral details in the paintings and the beautiful embellishments on these cakes.

 

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This unbelievably beautiful hand-painted cake from Tallant House features vintage-looking roses in striking shades of pink. This is the perfect cake for a shabby chic or vintage wedding, and is sure to make heads turn at the reception.

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Even those who love abstract art can take advantage of this trend. We love this beautiful and bright abstract hand-painted cake from Cake Central. Adding another element of interest, this three-tier cake is hexagon in shape and would work very well for an art-based wedding.

 

This three-tiered beauty has everything we love to see in wedding cakes: ruffles, hand-painting and gorgeous shades of peach. The painting work on this one looks almost like stained-glass! It’s perfect for a formal or non-formal wedding and great for spring or summer.

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Is it possible for a cake to exist that is just too beautiful to eat? If it is, then we believe it has to be this one. This breathtaking cake is four tiers, with the bottom tier consisting of four small round cakes. It is embellished with beautiful pink flowers and the hand-painting is phenomenal. The detail is unbelievable, with filigree and pretty flowers.

 

What do you think of these hand-painted wedding cakes? Would you have one at your wedding? Which one from today’s post is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

We can Learn A Lot from a 3-Year Old

Audio Techniques Even Three-Year-Olds Can Perfect: Part One
(Written by Cory Lorentz from Shure Microphones)

a 3 Year Old Schooling us on Mic Technique
a 3 Year Old Schooling us on Mic Technique

A few years back, I found myself out in the garage packing up gear for a weekend gig. My daughter, who was about three years-old at the time, asked if she could sing on one of the microphones she had her eye on. She treated me to a punk-ish version of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” complete with singing and screaming in the appropriate places (use your imagination). As I watched my daughter parade around the driveway that had instantly become her stage, I took note of one thing: Her mic technique was damn near flawless!

She held the mic at the handle, brought the capsule close to her mouth for quiet points of her performance, and held it away when she decided to belt out any lyrics that she felt demanded attention. This was a wireless mic, heavy and wide for three-year-old hands. Still, she had no urge to grab the mic around the grille, and she intuited that if she holds the mic close to the place on her face where words come from, then she’ll be heard loud and clear. This got me thinking about all of the questionable mic techniques I’ve witnessed over the years, whether it be at a live concert, televised musical performance (awards shows, talk shows, etc.), political town hall or debate, or even a game show.

Holding a Mic: The Wrong Way
Starting backwards on this list, the game show mic technique has been something I think we’ve all seen. Anyone remember The Price Is Right when Bob Barker hosted the show? The stick-like microphone he used never quite made it past his mid-section. This worked for Bob, but was undoubtedly a nightmare for the engineers on the show. Chances are, the mic gain had to be set quite high to pick up Bob’s commentary. Thankfully there were also boom mics on the stage to compensate for what the mic and this questionable technique failed to pick up. If I were to venture a guess, someone suggested that holding the mic too high in the shot would take the attention away from Bob’s face. This is where what you see and what you hear struggle. The lights and camera always win.

The participants at a town hall type of political debate, or any type of audience-driven Q & A, also tend to suffer from this “game show” mic technique, but it’s for a different reason altogether. Politicians and keynote speakers have pretty much gotten mic technique down. These people talk a lot and work at being heard loud and clear. Hand a microphone to an audience member, however, and they suddenly become Bob Barker. They hold the mic at their mid-section, and they speak in a normal, conversational tone. The microphone in your hand is most likely set at a respectable amount of gain to accommodate both female and male commentary; however, it is incapable of attracting the audio from your face if you do not speak to the microphone itself. Holding a mic in the middle of your chest and speaking outward, barely touching the mic diaphragm, will produce lackluster results. Sure, we might be able hear you saying something, but the clarity and impact will be diminished.

Holding a Mic: The Right Way
Think about it this way… When someone is speaking to you and they turn around or bend down mid-sentence, you suddenly can’t hear the other half of the point they’re trying to make. You ask them to repeat it, and they act frustrated and suspect you weren’t paying attention. Back to the person with the mic in their hand, holding it close to their chest… Ask this same person to bring the mic closer to their mouth, and they suddenly begin to speak very quietly into the microphone. While it’s true that there is amplification involved here, you do need to put a little bit of work into it. The way to go: speak directly into the mic in a normal tone. Do like my daughter: bring it close to your mouth if you’re speaking quietly, and pull it a bit farther away if you’re going to holler. And remember to keep your hands on the handle rather than on the grille.

How SWEET it is – Really, Really Sweet!

Based in Redlands, California, “A Sweet Company,” is owned and operated by Amanda Sweet.

A Sweet Company's Amanda Sweet
A Sweet Company’s Amanda Sweet

A Sweet Company specializes in handmade events. More specifically, she offers full-service planning packages for couples who want assistance throughout the planning process; a day-of package for those who have their wedding planned but want someone to execute their vision; and even a partial planning package for those who need something in between.

In addition to wedding planning, A Sweet Company offers decor consultations and handmade flowers that will make your wedding a beautiful, one-of-a-kind event.

“My experience in art and my passion for sustainability drives me to create unique items that are beautiful and purposeful.”

~ Amanda Sweet

You can find examples of Amanda’s work in her Etsy Shop.

A unique bouquet featuring pages from the most popular books
A unique bouquet featuring pages from the most popular books

You are unique – and so should be your wedding.

What if your personal bouquet could feature pages from your favorite or most inspirational stories? Consider a custom Paperback Bouquet.

Wish you could have coral roses?  Each custom, made-to-order fabric bouquet from A Sweet Company, is one-of-a-kind and will ship in 4-6 weeks.

The bouquet shown below is a sample. Yours will be made to order with your color preferences and will vary from the one pictured.

Custom cotton fabric roses. Color choices are infinite.
Custom cotton fabric roses. Color choices are infinite.

 

 

Amanda would love to learn more about you and your upcoming wedding!

Contact her today for a no-cost consultation. You can reach her by phone, text, or email. And (of course) she is also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Follow her for tips, tricks, and advice.

Please visit A Sweet Company website.

A Sweet Company
A Preferred Arrowhead DJ and Events Vendor