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, B-52 Matrix-1000V2 Speakers, 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. 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!
(Coming Soon!) View my boards for more wedding ideas
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.
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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.