Nikki & Kenny Wedding at One Eleven East
Kenny wanted to write a fun song that his bride could dance to. At the time, he hated to dance. This was the song that he wrote and they used it to open up the dance floor. It was a surprise to all of their guests and they both danced all night.
I love music. It is my passion.
Since 2008 - Austin, TX
I love music. It is truly one of my passions. I began DJ'ing in 2008 at parties for friends, at bars in downtown Austin, and then eventually weddings. I received such positive feedback from the couples that I decided to focus on weddings!
My service is unique for weddings because I mix live with turntables. I beat-match songs and transition between them seamlessly to help keep your dance floor moving! Depending on the genres of music, beat-matching songs and mixing live helps keep your dance floor engaged, versus playing a song from start to finish at random like an iPod. I do my very best to read the dance floor and mix a variety of music based on your guests' response. I enjoy all music and have DJ'd and MC'd over 1000 different types of weddings and events. My goal is for you and your guests to have a fun and stress-free event!
What to expect
Worry Free Event
A positive attitude and a smile. I love what I do! I typically arrive 2-3 hours before the event to setup and sound check. I won't be drinking alcohol during your event. I can wear a formal tuxedo, a navy blue or black suit, semi-formal shirt & tie, boots & jeans, or anything to coordinate with your event. I will work closely with any vendors or coordinators you may have to make clear announcements and help keep your event on schedule. Need to time your bridal entrance just right to your song? I have two-way professional in-ear radios to communicate with your coordinator to make sure you walk in to the specific second of your song. I am fully insured for any venue. I prepare your music preferences and announcements ahead of time to make sure everything runs smoothly. I use the form below to make your event worry free!
Everything You Need
All wedding packages include:
- Customized live music mixing, seamless transitions, and DJ'ing with turntables based on you and your guests' music preferences
- Consultation via phone or in-person
- 2 professional sound systems: 1 for the ceremony/cocktail hour area & 1 for the reception to keep music playing throughout your wedding
- Pre-ceremony background music for when guests begin to arrive
- 1 wireless lapel microphone for the officiant so guests can hear your special ceremony
- 1 additional wireless lapel microphone so guests can hear the couple's vows
- *NEW* 1 wireless speaker setup to have music playing in multiple areas of your venue
- 1 wireless handheld microphone for toasts and/or readings during the ceremony
- Emcee for clear announcements such as bride & groom introductions, wedding party introductions, upcoming toasts, cake cutting, etc.
- You and your guests' favorite songs, artists, and genres are incorporated for the ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing
- Standard DJ lighting for the dance floor
- Optional Uplighting, custom Gobo Monogram Light, Pattern Projection Lighting, and Pinspot Lighting
Smooth Transitions and Live Music Mixing
Real DJ'ing with Turntables
Every event is different. I never go into an event with a predetermined playlist. I spend a lot of time setting cue points and preparing music beforehand so I can be ready to read the dance floor and mix the music live based on your guests' response. The music is blended with your favorite songs, artists, and genres to keep your dance floor moving! I can play music from every genre including: Top 40 Hits, Hip-Hop, 90’s Hip-Hop, 2000’s Hip-Hop, Texas Country, Modern Country, 90's Country, Classic Country, Dance (EDM), Classic Oldies, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Classic Rock, Big Band/Swing, Jazz, R&B, 90's R&B, Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Bachata, Tejano, Reggaeton
Professional Equipment and Sound
I use some of the best equipment in the industry including: Macbook Pro i7, Rane SEVENTY-TWO 2-Channel Mixer, Rane TWELVE Turntables, Yorkville 15" subwoofer, Yamaha MSR400 PA Speakers, Shure Wireless Microphone, Sennheiser XSW 12-A XS Wireless Lapel Microphones, Chauvet DJ Freedom Par Hex-4 RGBAW+UV Uplights, Chauvet DJ Freedom H1 X4 Wash Lights, and Eternal Lighting UltraPin spot Lights. I only purchase the highest quality music files available from Amazon Music for clean sound and the most up-to-date library.
I understand your event is important and presentation is everything. I always do my best to conceal cables around the DJ table and keep them out of sight. I use single base speaker stands instead of the common tripod stands that take up a lot of space. Single base speaker stands provide a cleaner and more professional look. I have black, white, or ivory speaker stands and speakers for a seamless look. My subwoofer is concealed under the DJ table so it is not visible and unsightly. Subwoofers are typically large and unsightly. I secure the speaker wires on my speaker poles with matching speaker wire and velcro so the wires are not hanging loosely. I use battery powered wireless uplights so there are no cables running along the baseboards of your venue. I have three custom-built uplighting covers to conceal your uplights along the walls for a clean appearance. Most uplighting companies do not offer covers for the lights. The uplighting covers come in white, ivory, or natural pine. I bring my own 6 ft table with linen! There are 4 colors to choose from for the table linen: Black, White, Ivory, or Tan. I use a matching table runner to conceal the cables on top of the DJ table so they are not visible during your reception! I can also use an optional custom color table linen to match your table linens. I bring a travel steamer with me and do my best to eliminate any wrinkles from the front of my table linen. For outdoor ceremonies, I use green & tan colored extension cords to blend in with the surroundings, instead of bright orange or yellow extension cords.
Electronic Booking & Payments
Convenience That Will Save You Time
To reserve your date, I simply email a two page contract for you to read over, initial, digitally sign, and send back with 50% deposit. Electronic debit or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover) payments are accepted through Square. You can also pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay through Square. I will email you an electronic invoice to input your payment information safely and securely. You will receive a paid confirmation receipt once your payment is received. I understand some events are coordinated from out of town so I am happy to work with you and your venue to make planning a breeze! If you prefer, payments by check are also accepted. Don't have checks? Most banks offer a free online bill pay service that will mail a postage paid check for free!
I have partnered with Shutterbooth to offer you an awesome deal on a photobooth. They are so helpful, friendly, and genuinely happy to be a part of your wedding. Mention to them that you are booked with Brian and they will provide you this excellent deal on a photo booth to help you save.
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Here are some short demo mixes that I made for couples. The couples’ requested to hear these specific genres, artists, and songs for each of their mixes. Every wedding is different. I do my very best to read the dance floor and mix the different genres based on the guests' response.
Here are the dates that I currently have booked. I always do my best to keep this calendar as up-to-date as possible.
For inquiries & booking, please submit your information below.
***Don't forget to check my availability calendar to see if your date is available!***
****I am currently experiencing a VERY high amount of inquiries and emails. Please be patient with booking inquiries as I have to prioritize my current weddings. Thank you!****
DJ Music Form
This is what we will use to make sure everything runs smoothly and we play the music you and your guests would like to hear! Click the button below to access the DJ form via Google Forms. If you prefer, there is also a Microsoft Word version that can be converted to a Google Doc. Simply tab through the form to complete and then save.
FAQs & Expectations
These are the most commonly asked questions and tips for weddings.
How many weddings have you done? We want to know what kind of experience you have.
How long have you been DJ'ing? Is this your full time job?
Which venues have you worked at?
Do you DJ corporate events?
Our venue is new? Should we be worried?
Are you insured?
How far out do you book?
Can you place a hold on our date before booking?
Do you travel outside of the Austin - Central Texas Area?
Why does your pricing for weddings say "for up to 6 hours"? Can you play longer than 6 hours? Do you offer a discount if our wedding is less than 6 hours?
We are having live instrumentation (strings, acoustic guitar, piano) during our ceremony....will we need your services for the ceremony? Do you offer a discount since we won’t need you for the ceremony?
Do you offer discounts?
What will the music process be like for our wedding?
Can I provide a list of songs that I would like to hear?
Do I need to provide a list of every song for the evening?
Is there a list of music for us to choose from?
Do you have a pre-determined set list?
How do you read the dance floor? What is it like?
Do you take requests? How do you prevent certain songs from being played?
Do you play explicit or overly suggestive music?
How do you know what songs are good for dancing, dinner, or cocktail hour?
Are you going to be a corny DJ?
Can you guarantee that people will dance?
Do you have suggestions that will help us have a fun dance party? What can we do to improve the chances of lot of people dancing?
Can we submit songs from our guest RSVP cards?
Do we have to decide on the additional lighting options when booking? When do we need to decide?
How many uplights do you recommend for our venue?
Our venue has uplights for rent, is there a difference or advantage renting them through you?
Do you recommend uplights with the optional Gobo monogram light?
Do you take breaks?
Do you require a meal? If so, how many?
We want to open up the dance floor to a big song! What do you think?
We also read online that if we do an Anniversary Dance, that we should do a "reverse Anniversary Dance" to get everyone out to the dance floor.
Can you play my favorite song in the first 30 minutes or hour?
Do you play slow songs? If so, when do you typially play them during the open dance portion?
Why do I have to fill out the DJ Music Form? I have already reviewed some of the questions on there with my coordinator.
When is our final phone call before the wedding? How soon do you need us to submit our DJ Form?
What is the best way to communicate with you?
Do you recommend us hiring a coordinator?
What happens if you are unable to make it to our wedding? What is your backup plan?
When do you recommend having the first dance during the reception?
Can you help us with a suggestion for our first dance, father-daughter dance, mother-son dance, etc?
How long should we dance to our first dance, father-daughter dance, mother-son dance, etc? What do most couples do? Will our guests get bored watching us?
Do we need to hire a choreographer for our first dance or father-daughter dance, etc.?
Can you make a short mix for our first dance or father-daughter dance, etc?
We do not have a coordinator, can you give us some tips?
How quickly will I receive a response to my email? It's been 2-3 days and I haven't heard back from my email....are you still going to be able to DJ my wedding? Did you disappear?
Do you have preferred vendors that you have worked with?
We found we can rent uplights and/or a gobo monogram light on our own through a website?
I’ve never been married? What is a wedding day like?
What can we do to make sure we have a good time and enjoy the wedding?
We have a friend/family member officiating our wedding, can you give us some tips?
When do you mic up our officiant?
When do you recommend we pass out our glow sticks or glow batons during the dance party?
What is an Anniversary Dance? If we decide to do this, when do you recommend we schedule it during the wedding?
What do you recommend for the last song of the night before our exit?
What is a Private Last Dance?
What is a typical timeline order?
When is the best time to have the bouquet/garter toss
Cake in middle of dancing?
What can I do to make your job easier?
Where do you recommend we place the photobooth or bar?
Do you provide lighting services only and no DJ services?
How long does it take you to breakdown?
Do you recommend we say a thank you toast to the guests? If so, when do you recommend we do it?
Any extra tips?
Can you play our university fight song? If so, when do you recommend we play it?
FAQs for Coordinators
These are questions that your coordinator will most likely need to know before completing the timeline. Please show these to your coordinator to help save them time.
What time will you be arriving?
Do you require a meal? If so, how many? Do you have any dietary restrictions?
What time will you be departing?
Will you need a table or linen?
Will you have a lapel mic for the officiant?
Are you providing prelude music?
Why mic 5 minutes before ceremony? For coordinator
Why not mic 15 minutes before?
If wearing robe or dress.
Other vendors get to start cleaning earlier than me. I typically am the last vendors to begin breakdown because I may be playing the private last dance or exit song and don’t get to start packing up until the grand exit is done.
What can we do to help ensure your success?
What can we do to help ensure your success?
When do you recommend we have our final phone call and why? Our wedding is a month or two from now and we are getting anxious?
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