“He facilitated smooth transitions throughout the night, from upbeat introductions to our live first dance performance, toasts, dinner, dancing, cake cutting, the bouquet toss… he’s got everything covered. He helped us to entertain our crowd of 250 guests flawlessly.”
Extraordinary Hudson Valley Wedding DJ: Lou Paris
Are you looking for a Wedding DJ in the Hudson Valley who lets the music do the talking and not become the center of attention? Do you want to deal with the same person from your first conversation, gathering all your information about your special day, providing you with the perfect audio and lighting arrangements, and spinning the best music without missing a beat? Poke around my website to learn more about me and my unique offerings.
While planning music is one of the core functions of the DJ, there is so much more that goes on. Many times the Wedding DJ stands in as pseudo-Wedding Coordinator if the couple has not hired one or if the venue does not provide one. I can’t speak for all Wedding DJs, and yes there are a number of DJ’s that do weddings that do not do the following and ultimately can sour the experience for many brides and grooms. But I can give you a glimpse of what I do as part of my Wedding DJ services for my clients, and to some people’s surprise, a DJ starts to prepare for a wedding well before the actual wedding. In fact, it starts on the very first contact.
Listen to my featured mixtape, The Mix – Volume Number Nine with artists like the Spencer Davis Group, Michael Jackson, Vernon Burch, Rose Royce, Earth Wind & Fire, and others. And for other mixes check out my mixtape section here.
Featured Wedding: Samar & Jose @ Benmarl Winery
“My husband and I used a very complicated process to choose our DJ – we set up calls with three highly rated DJs one after the other on a Sunday, looked at each other after the calls, and said, “We are going to work with Lou.” It was unanimous. You can just tell when you are going to work well with someone, and Lou from the start was friendly, professional, listened, and had a sense of humor. We could tell he understood who we are.
And we never regretted that split second, gut decision. Lou was incredibly responsive to our questions and he was in touch with us to keep us on schedule in making decisions. His web portal was incredibly easy to use and a great way for us to give Lou all the information he needed. He made sure to confirm that he understood everything we wanted every step of the way and we appreciated it.
Now for the wedding day. It was a freakishly cold day during an otherwise unseasonably warm fall. How do you keep people warm? A down and dirty dance party. I don’t think I stopped dancing for 1 second and I freaked out in excitement over each song. We had two separate dance sets, before and after dinner, and Lou nailed them both. My friends told me after that they’ve never seen so many people on a dance floor at a wedding.
Beyond the party, Lou kept the day running seamlessly from the pre-ceremony and ceremony music (we had a special touch during our kiss that Lou nailed), cocktail music, and dinner music. He knew and kept the schedule of the reception going – the speeches, special dances, introductions.
Anyway, I could go on and on about how great Lou was. If you want to work with someone who is a professional and yet at the same time just a great guy that will know how to make your wedding just the way you want, work with Lou!!”Samar & Jose