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We love keeping in touch with our friends and we enjoy making new ones, both in the office and online. Be the first to know about everything going on here at Fantasy Sound, by getting social social with us! We invite you to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, subscribe to our channels on YouTube and Vimeo, and follow our pins on Pinterest. Don’t forget to check out our blog to keep up with all of our events, get your burning wedding questions answered, and find out what inspires us!

Instagram

Instagram Roundup!

It’s time for another Instagram Roundup! We’ve got some great weddings to share this week. Jess and Hao – Who doesn’t love a champagne toast?! Champagne toast as Mr. and Mrs. #jessandhao2016 A photo posted by Ashley Medcalf (@ashmedcalf12) on Apr 11, 2016 at 8:56pm PDT   Stella and Jeffrey – A beautiful couple and a beautiful night! #wedding #stellajeffrey2016 #beautifulcouple…

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Photo of the Week!

We are still obsessed with this look from a 2014 industry event that we collaborated on at Murrieta’s Well! A huge thank you to Danny Dong Photography for capturing this great image!

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Press: The Thread

We were so excited to see Michele and Matthew’s gorgeous wedding on The Thread! As you may remember, these two lovebirds tied the knot on Valentine’s Day with a breathtaking ceremony in Livermore, CA. Check out the newlyweds’ stunning union here! Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’ first stop- offering Disc Jockey, Videography, Event…

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Meet Georgie Saucedo from Wente Vineyards!

This is a part of our Creative Collaboration series, where we introduce you to our creative partners from all around the Bay Area. Today, we’re introducing you to Georgie Saucedo from Wente Vineyards and Murrieta’s Well! Allow us to introduce you to Georgie Saucedo, who shared a bit about Wente Vineyards and Murrieta’s Well: Wente Vineyards and Murrieta’s Well are two premier wedding…

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Photo of the Week!

Today we are throwing it back to November 2nd, 2013 to Lauren and Josh’s beautiful wedding at Casa Real! Thanks to Dana Todd Photography for capturing this gorgeous image!

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Press: Catersource

We loved seeing our very own Kevin’s article featured in Catersource talking about Wedding Decor Trends for 2016! Who knows better than the trend-starter himself? From metallics to jewel tones, you won’t want to miss his roundup of what’s in this year. Check out the full article here! Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’…

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Instagram Roundup!

See below for another Instagram Roundup of some of our favorite recent wedding moments!   Camille and Arnie – We spy an extremely excited couple A photo posted by CL (@camixoxolasat) on Apr 8, 2016 at 9:08pm PDT #TheGang #CALove031816 A photo posted by Hanz L (@mr_oc7ober) on Apr 9, 2016 at 6:47pm PDT   Michelle and Raymond – Such a…

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Photo of the Week!

We are still swooning over this gorgeous ceremony setting from Laura and Billy’s recent wedding! A huge thank you to Randy + Ashley Photography for the image. Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’ first stop- offering Disc Jockey, Videography, Event Lighting Décor and Wedding Planning services. They are fueled by great ideas paired…

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Press: Buzzfeed

Well what do you know?! We are so excited to be featured on Buzzfeed talking about Luxury Wedding Details That Will Blow Your Mind! Check out the full article here. Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’ first stop- offering Disc Jockey, Videography, Event Lighting Décor and Wedding Planning services. They are fueled…

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May Events

We’re excited for our next round of prospective couples that we hope to meet at this month’s DJ meet-and-greet! If you’re looking for a skilled, experienced DJ for your Big Day, you’ve certainly come to the right place. Stop by our meet-and-greet on May 28 from 10am through 12pm. Photo Credit: Jasmine Lee Photography Interested in joining? Be sure to RSVP…

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Fun and Creative First Dance Medley!

Check out the amazing first dance surprise that Jennifer and Zachary prepared for the guests at their Bella Rosa wedding! We absolutely love it when our couples use their first dance as an opportunity to showcase their personalities- and you can tell Jennifer and Zachary were having a blast out there! A huge congratulations to the happy couple- we loved working…

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What To Do After Saying ‘I Do’

After tying the knot, it’s important that newlyweds get a few things in order. From mailing out thank-you cards to handling name changes, there is plenty to do after your wedding. Here are a few tasks that’ll help get your post-wedding to-do list going! Don’t disappear Enjoy your fabulous honeymoon, but don’t go MIA on your vendors once you return. Vendors may need to…

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Instagram Roundup!

We’re back with another Instagram roundup! Take a look at some memorable shots from recent weddings below! Christy and Danny – These lovebirds tugged at our heartstrings! So happy for these two! #lewisatlast A photo posted by Jennifer Roush (@jenroush) on Mar 21, 2015 at 10:23pm PDT   Ali and Mike – What a gorgeous shot of the new Mr. and Mrs.!…

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Meet Sandy Zucker from Beets Hospitality Group!

This is a part of our Creative Collaboration series, where we introduce you to our creative partners from all around the Bay Area. Today, we’re introducing you to Sandy Zucker from Beets Hospitality Group! Today, we’re talking with Sandy Zucker from Beets Hospitality Group! Beets Hospitality Group is an event management and catering company that operates two exclusive event venues, the Palm Event Center…

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Ceremony Magazine

Press: Ceremony Magazine

We’re delighted to share this gorgeous issue of Ceremony Magazine San Francisco, where we’re thrilled to have been featured not once…not twice…but three times! Check out the digital issue here and find us on page 92, pages 151-153, and pages 216-217. Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’ first stop- offering Disc Jockey, Videography, Event…

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Press: Book More Brides

Three cheers for Kevin! We’re excited to share this insightful article from Book More Brides that was penned by our very own owner himself. This is for all of our fellow wedding pros out there – check out the full article for best practices in creating a company culture and building a business to last! Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over…

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Press: Style Me Pretty

We’re thrilled to share this lovely Style Me Pretty feature of Alisha and Joey’s gorgeous Livermore wedding! Murrieta’s Well played the very scenic backdrop of this pretty day – thanks to Jasmine Lee Photography for capturing such wonderful shots! Tune into the full SMP feature here and check out our blog post about the special day! Proudly serving Bay Area…

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Tips for Planning a Spring Wedding

Spring is in full swing, which means more couples are heading down the aisle! Whether you’re all set to tie the knot this season or next year, you’ll want to keep a few things in mind as your Big Day approaches. Get into these wonderful tips for planning an unforgettable spring wedding! Ensure that your venue is Spring weather-proof Spring weather is notoriously…

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Instagram Roundup!

We’re highlighting special moments from recents weddings with another Instagram roundup! Check out some of our favorite shots below! Terry and Sinath – the newlyweds were a sight to be had as they danced the night away! beautiful wedding #LeeSinathTiedTheKnot A photo posted by lengsav13 (@lengsav13) on Feb 7, 2016 at 10:39pm PST   Tooba and Jon – congrats to these doting lovebirds!…

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Everything You Need to Know about Wedding Room Blocks

Room blocks can be tricky business, so we asked our friends over at Where Will They Stay? to share some of their expertise on how to navigate the process. Amy Green and Melanie Marconi certainly know their stuff, so read their guest blog to get all of the insiders’ tips! With pretty dresses, colorful flowers, and scenic venues on the mind,…

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April Events

We’re just loving this gorgeous spring that is upon us! With that, we’re excited for our next round of prospective couples that we hope to meet at this month’s DJ meet-and-greet! If you’re looking for a skilled, experienced DJ for your Big Day, you’ve certainly come to the right place. Stop by our meet-and-greet on April 9 from 10am through…

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Making the Most of Your Photo Booth

Photo booths are wonderful party add-ons that will help get your wedding guests mingling. With the help of props and backdrops, your Big Day will get even bigger! If you’re thinking of having a photo booth at your wedding, there are many ways to make the most of your rental. Let’s start with location! Setting up your photo booth in…

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Instagram Roundup!

It’s that time again! We’re sharing a few unforgettable Instagram shots from recent weddings – enjoy! Bonnie and Kelly – The beautiful bride stunned in her lace gown!   Laura and Billy – What a gorgeous setting for the couple’s first dance! The best night of my life. #LCandBILLS A photo posted by @mr.belall on Jan 26, 2016 at 12:52pm PST   Erma and John – These…

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Laura and Billy’s Lavish Casa Real Wedding

As promised from last week, we’re giving you a full look at Laura and Billy’s grand Casa Real Wedding! The doting newlyweds had a fabulous ceremony that we know you’ve been dying to see! So, say no more. Let’s get to it! We loved everything about the bridal party’s elegant wedding style! The fabulous dresses, drapes, and lush bouquets were just…

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Meet Michelle Peters of Casa Real!

This is a part of our Creative Collaboration series, where we introduce you to our creative partners from all around the Bay Area. Today, we’re introducing you to Michelle Peters from Casa Real! Say hello to Michelle Peters! Michelle is the marketing director at Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery, a wedding venue located in gorgeous Livermore Valley Wine Country. Reminiscent of a Mediterranean…

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Sneak Peek: Laura and Billy’s Casa Real Wedding

We’re excited to share a little sneak peek at this gorgeous Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery wedding! We’ll be telling our side of the story next week, but we wanted to share Randy + Ashley‘s recap of this very special day. Despite the rain, Laura and Billy had a wonderfully romantic wedding day surrounded by all of their family and…

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Instagram Roundup!

We have another roundup of amazing moments from recent weddings! Check out some of our favorite shots! Krystle + Reinier – What a lovely scene for the couple’s first dance! @kryst375 and @e30hoarder_ First Dance. Congrats again to you both! We're so proud and really happy for you two and for taking the next step forward into your relationship. Always remember that we're…

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Don’t Miss Kevin Speaking at Catersource!

Headed to the Catersource and Event Solutions Conference this weekend? So are we! In fact, Kevin will be speaking on the best event tech apps for your wedding company. Join us on Tuesday, March 15 from 3:30 to 4:15 at the Inspire Stage to learn about the best ways to take advantage of technology to launch your business in the…

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Tips for Scheduling Your Wedding Date

Getting engaged is a truly exciting time for couples! And perhaps we’re biased, but the planning itself is pretty fun too. However, before you start securing vendors and picking out decor you have to pick a date to say, “I do.” Setting a date is so much more than selecting a number and month off your calendar. There are many…

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March Events

We can already feel spring upon us and, with that, we welcome the wedding season with open arms! The offseason is always nice for us to stretch our legs and reevaluate our products and services, but there’s nothing that makes us happier than a busy wedding season. 🙂 Getting married and still looking for a top-tier DJ? Stop by our…

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Joe and Areta’s Fall Casa Real Wedding

We’re so excited to share Joe and Areta’s stunning Casa Real wedding! Matter Video beautifully captured the newlyweds’ Special Day with stunning shots of the doting couple and gorgeous Ruby Hill Winery. Friends and family looked on as the couple exchanged vows that had us all choking back tears. We’re so happy to have been a part of the Flores’ unforgettable wedding! Grab your…

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Meet Madeline Simmons of Elliston Vineyards

This is a part of our Creative Collaboration series, where we introduce you to our creative partners from all around the Bay Area. Today, we’re introducing you to Madeline Simmons from Elliston Vineyards! Join us in welcoming Madeline Simmons to our blog today – she will be telling us a bit about herself and her role at Elliston Vineyards! Founded in 1890, Elliston…

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How To: Factor in the Guest Experience

From the moment you get engaged, your loved ones will be going out of their way to express their excitement and joy about your impending nuptials with bachelor/bachelorette, engagement, and bridal parties. Return the love by enhancing the guest experience at your wedding with all of the bells and whistles that will wow your guests. Check out these great ideas…

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Press: Martha Stewart Weddings

Oh, hello there Martha! We couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw ourselves featured on Martha Stewart Weddings! We had a lot of fun sharing our thoughts on why grooms get worried  about their wedding day. Tune into the full feature here! Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’ first stop- offering Disc…

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Meet Danelle Ramos of Purple Orchid!

This is a part of our Creative Collaboration series, where we introduce you to our creative partners from all around the Bay Area. Today, we’re introducing you to Danelle Ramos from Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort and Spa! This sprawling oasis you see above is the wonderful Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort and Spa! The property’s coordinator, Danelle Ramos, shares a bit about…

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Instagram Roundup!

We’re back with even more beautiful Instagram shots! Take a look at our favorite moments from recent weddings! Jennifer and Angel – these two lit up the night sky with their love! Best day ever. #jenandangel #wedding #gettingmarried #instagood A photo posted by sweetxyience (@sweetxyience) on Dec 15, 2015 at 9:25am PST Maryam and Naeim – we absolutely love this…

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How To: Find the Perfect Wedding Venue

Booking the perfect wedding venue requires quite a bit of forethought. Whether you’re thinking about nabbing an elegant ballroom or dressing up the neighborhood bistro, make sure your venue will provide the appropriate backdrop for your Special Day. Before you book, consider mulling over a few details that will help you choose the right venue! Size Ensure that your venue…

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Upcoming Events

Are you looking for a top DJ for your Big Day? Look no further! Our team of DJs would love to meet you on February 20th at our monthly meet-and-greet! Stop by between 10am and 12pm to get to know some of the Bay Area’s finest and ask those burning questions you’ve been holding onto. Sounds like fun, right? If…

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Party Add-Ons For Your Reception

Wedding receptions are a venue for guests to let loose and celebrate the union of two newlyweds. Sure, music will be the main source of entertainment, however there are other party add-ons that can enhance your soiree. You’d be surprised by what your DJ could contribute to the reception besides turntables! There are also many companies that offer unique rentals….

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Press: Special Events

We always love seeing Kevin’s name in lights, so we just have to brag! Kevin was happy to lend insight on this insightful read for Special Events about marketing to millennials.  Check out the full article here. Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’ first stop- offering Disc Jockey, Videography, Event Lighting Décor and Wedding…

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Melissa and Drew’s Vineyard Wedding

We had so much fun working with Melissa and Drew, so it was quite the enjoyable recap when Events by Satra shared her take of the special wedding! Wente Vineyards played the striking backdrop for their vows and we just loved designing the lighting and creating their solid wedding mix. Oh, and be sure to check out that breathtaking cake! Tune into…

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Instagram Roundup!

We have another handful of our favorite Instagram shots coming your way! Get ready to swoon! Ryan and Princess – we just love all of the gorgeous details from their wedding! Congratulations to the newlyweds Ryan & Princess! #barlaanfrijaswedding2015 #palmeventcenterinthevineyard A photo posted by Liberty Seronio (@calisbaybeh) on Nov 21, 2015 at 5:53pm PST Thao and Kevin – the Palm…

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Social Media Etiquette

With technology rampant these days, it’s no surprise that social media makes an appearance at today’s average wedding. There are couples who embrace this change, but there are also those who prefer to have a phone-less celebration. Let’s talk pros and cons of both situations. Enforcing a No-Phones Atmosphere One of the greatest thing about asking guests to turn off their…

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Meet Kirsten Mendoza of Elliston Vineyards!

This is a part of our Creative Collaboration series, where we introduce you to our creative partners from all around the Bay Area. Today, we’re introducing you to Kirsten Mendoza from Elliston Vineyards! After getting her start in the food and beverage industry, Kirsten Mendoza found herself calculating how to make events more efficient. It was during an internship at a local winery…

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The Fantasy Sound Difference: DJs

This is the fifth chapter of The Fantasy Sound Difference series. The first chapter highlights our drapery services, the second chapter highlights our chandeliers, the third chapter highlights our gobo washes, and the fourth chapter highlights our spotlights. When it comes to a great wedding, it’s hard to argue that there’s anything more important than good, quality music. If you look back at the weddings you’ve attended,…

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Instagram Roundup!

It’s that time again – time for our Instagram roundup! Take a peek at some of our favorite shots from recent weddings. Zach + Brit – Congratulations to this new Mr. and Mrs.! Wedding bliss feels for @return_of_the_zach and Britney. Congratulations to you two! #zachandbritgethitched15 #fallwedding A photo posted by Sam Sanchez (@sambsanchez) on Nov 7, 2015 at 7:52am PST…

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January Events

With the new year upon us, we want to get to know you! Whether you’re getting married next month or in 2020, we’d love to hear more about your special day. Stop by and say hello or give us a call! Join us this month at our DJ Meet-and-Greet on January 30th, from 10 am to 12 pm. We hope to see you…

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Happy New Years!

Cheers to 2016! We want to sincerely wish everyone a happy new year filled with lots of love and prosperity. 2015 was a wonderful year and we can’t wait to see what 2016 has to offer! Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’ first stop- offering Disc Jockey, Videography, Event Lighting Décor and Wedding Planning…

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Testimonial Time!

We love when we hear back from our couples after the wedding and there’s nothing like a glowing testimonial to warm our hearts. That’s why we just had to share this email that we recently received from one of our brides, Rachel, who recently tied the knot at Palm Event Center! Hello, Kevin! First, I want to say thank you…

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Merry Christmas from Fantasy Sound!

Merry Christmas from ours to yours! We love the cheer and festiveness of holiday season – it’s almost palpable in our offices during this time of year. We hope you’re keeping warm and cozy with your loved ones on this special day! Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’ first stop- offering Disc…

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Instagram Roundup!

We’re excited to share another round of fun Instagram shots of our lovely couples! We love providing lighting and DJ services, but it doesn’t always give us a chance to go around and take pictures – so we’re grateful to share some of our favorites! Lauren and Doug – what a beautiful wedding! We just had to include a shot…

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Meet Tyler Giovanetti from Beets Hospitality Group!

This is a part of our Creative Collaboration series, where we introduce you to our creative partners from all around the Bay Area. Today, we’re introducing you to Tyler Giovanetti from the Beets Hospitality Group! As Property Manager of the two venues owned and operated by Beets Hospitality Group—Casa Real and Palm Event Center—Tyler has certainly seen his fair share of the wedding…

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The Fantasy Sound Difference: Spotlights

This is the fourth chapter of The Fantasy Sound Difference series. The first chapter highlights our drapery services, the second chapter highlights our chandeliers, and the third chapter highlights our gobo washes. Your wedding day is your day – it’s only right that you’re in the spotlight! When planning for spotlights in your event space, you’ll certainly want to ensure that they’re just right for your big…

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Instagram Roundup!

We’re excited to share with you another set of fun wedding photos of our weddings, from the eyes of the guests! Karen and Hubert – we loved working with this sweet couple! #huben2015 #casarealwinery #casarealevents #floraldesignstudio #lightbulbvideography #designherimage #delicieuseprincesse #delicieuseprincessebakery #fantasysound #tylervuphotography A photo posted by Tyler Vu Photography (@tylervu) on Oct 20, 2015 at 12:56am PDT   Matt and…

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Décor Trends to Look Out For in 2016

Can you believe 2016 is right around the corner? We sure can’t – we feel like we were talking 2015 trends just yesterday! There’s always something new in the wedding industry and we love how it always keeps us on our toes. We’re already drooling for Pantone’s new colors of the year, Rose Quartz and Serenity, but let’s take a…

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Meet Sandy Tijero of Bridges Golf Club!

We’re excited to start a new Creative Collaboration series, where we introduce you to our creative partners from all around the Bay Area! Today, we’re introducing you to Sandy Tijero from The Bridges Golf Club. Sandy is Director of Catering at The Bridges Golf Club in San Ramon, where they host wedding, anniversaries, and corporate events, in addition to regular golf tournaments…

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Alisha and Joey’s Fabulous Murrieta’s Well Wedding

We’re so excited to share Alisha and Joey’s gorgeous vineyard wedding at Murrieta’s Well. This lovely couple took a unique direction with their wedding and it’s quite a striking look! Alisha’s dress was simply breathtaking and we love how her lace pattern is complemented by her bridesmaids’ blush dresses. Murrieta’s Well was all dressed up for the wedding and looked absolutely beautiful!…

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Instagram Roundup!

It’s about time for another Instagram roundup, don’t you think? We love reliving these incredible events, even if just through pictures and videos! Jen and Eric – talk about a photo booth blast! It was an amazing weekend watching my friends tie the knot! Kayla and I love you both and we wish you all the happiness in the world….

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The Fantasy Sound Difference: Gobo Washes

This is the third chapter of The Fantasy Sound Difference series. The first chapter highlights our drapery services and the second chapter highlights our chandeliers. There’s a reason gobo washes are a favorite lighting effect of ours! They are just so versatile and have the ability to completely transform an event space into something magical. For those who aren’t lighting aficionados like us, a gobo…

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Nataly and Derek’s Sweet Vineyard Wedding

Today, we’re excited to share Nataly and Derek’s special day with you! These two were just wonderful to work with and we loved all of the creative details they brought to their wedding. Nella Terra Cellars was quite a sight on their big day and Steve had such a blast bringing the tunes – he was impressed by all of the…

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The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2016!

We were so thrilled to hear the news that we’ve been selected for The Knot‘s 2016 Best of Weddings and we owe it all to you! We feel so blessed to have such a cohesive team and we’d like to thank each and every one of our employees, as well as all of our wonderful couples. We truly couldn’t have done…

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Instagram Roundup!

Today, we’re sharing another round of our favorite shots from Instagram. We love browsing through Instagram photos with wedding hashtags – you get to see a beautiful event from so many different perspectives! Courtney and Ryan The very best moment of my life #blanchetbeginning #wedding #bestdayever #love #palmeventcenter #delfordwestflowers A photo posted by Courtney Blanchet (@courtneyblanchet) on Sep 26, 2015…

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Alisha and Joey’s Real Wedding from Jasmine Lee Photography

Hooray for Alisha and Joey! This pair was just lovely and we were delighted to be a part of their special day. We loved doing up the intimate reception space at Murrietta’s Well – what a blast! Take a peek at Jasmine Lee Photography‘s view from behind the lens here. Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged…

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November Events!

Wow – let’s take a minute to really soak in that it’s November. We’re all a little shocked at how quickly 2015 is coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love the holiday season. In fact, we’re crazy about it! Share in our holiday cheer this month at our DJ Meet-and-Greet on November 21st, from 10 am to 12 pm….

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Say Hello to Hannah!

We are so excited to announce that we have added a new member to the Fantasy Sound team- Hannah Burnett! She will be serving as one of our Administrative Assistants and will be the main point of contact for our couples. We wanted to give her a chance to introduce herself, so without further ado…here is Hannah! Hello 🙂 My…

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How To: Scale Back When You’ve Gone Over Budget

So you’ve gone a bit over your budget for the wedding – it’s okay, really! You and your partner are not the first and will certainly not be the last couple to go a little overboard with wedding expenses. The key to budgeting for your wedding is knowing where to indulge and where you should be trimming the fat. A few…

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How To: Organize your Wedding Checklist

Six months ahead of the wedding, most soon-to-be brides and grooms are starting to get the pre-wedding jitters. The reality that the big day is quickly approaching starts to set in, making the last leg of wedding planning a bit stressful. However, being proactive early on in the planning process is the best way to make the last six months…

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Fantasy Sound: Coordination Services!

We don’t know much…but if there’s one thing we know, it’s weddings and events! We’re sure you know of our DJ and lighting services, and you may even know that we offer photo booths and videography services… But did you know that Fantasy Sound can assist in the coordination of your big day? Kevin, our wedding expert extraordinaire, boasts over…

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Instagram Roundup!

With wedding #hashtags abound, we get so excited to see all the juicy pictures captured by the guests at our couples’ weddings. We cherish each and every one of our couples, so we can’t help sharing a bit of love for them! Take a peek at some of our favorite #weddingpics from September! Maryjane and Chris   Angelique and Daniel…

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The Fantasy Sound Difference: Chandeliers

This is the second chapter of The Fantasy Sound Difference. For the first chapter, which highlights our drapery services, please visit our post here. Today’s look at the Fantasy Sound Difference is looking at glorious chandeliers! Whether its purpose is to light up the dance floor or to add a little flair, we’re sure to have a chandelier to fit…

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Amelia and Brett’s Palm Event Center Wedding on Every Last Detail

We’re in love with our latest wedding feature on The Every Last Detail! Amelia and Brett’s purple, California wedding was a total eye-catcher from the vibrant bouquets to the stunning views of the Palm Event Center vineyard. We’re so grateful to have been the DJ for the newlywed’s special day. Click here for the full feature with photos by Blueberry…

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How To: Select a Color Palette That Wows

We all know that a color scheme plays a large part in the production of a wedding, so it’s not surprising that it’s often the first thing a couple must decide. The choice of color palette affects many of the elements of a traditional wedding – linens, cake design, floral design, lighting, and more. A quick scroll through Pinterest will…

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October Events

Can you believe it’s October already? We’re a bit in shock at how quickly 2015 is going by, but we’re surely having fun with it! This month, we hope you’ll join in on the fun and come out for our DJ meet-and-greet on October 17 from 10am to 12pm. It sure would make our day to meet you! Proudly serving…

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Kirsten and Tobey’s Glamorous Wedding at Casa Real

We gave you a sneak peek at Kirsten and Tobey’s big day a few weeks back and we couldn’t wait to share! This Casa Real wedding was unforgettable and we were delighted to be a part of their special day! Read on for all the juicy details… Elegant crystal chandeliers lit up Kirsten and Tobey’s ceremony area, along with their delicate selection…

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FSES on Ceremony Magazine Blog!

We couldn’t quite contain ourselves when we saw that we were being featured on the Ceremony Magazine blog. We loved working on this gorgeous styled shoot – it’s always a blast working with our industry friends! The lovely details set up at Wente Vineyards was simply breathtaking, so click here and don’t miss out on this wonderful feature! Proudly serving Bay Area…

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How To: Select the Right Vendors

When it comes to your wedding, it’s really the vendors who can make or break the Big Day. With your inspiration and direction, your vendors will take your ideas and design the wedding of your dreams, so it’s important to pick out the best of the best! In a world where Google knows all, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the…

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Sneak Peek: Kirsten and Tobey’s Casa Real Wedding

Kirsten and Tobey’s Casa Real wedding stole our hearts – and with good reason! These two were a delight to work with and we’re excited to be sharing their big day with you today. Elegant chandeliers, a custom GOBO print wash, a fun photo booth, and our DJ’s specialty tunes helped turn this pair’s white wedding into a dream come true….

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The Fantasy Sound Difference: Drapery

When you work with Fantasy Sound for your wedding, there are certain things that you’ll notice set us apart from others. Today, we’re going to look at why we’re a bit different (in a good way!) when you rent your drapery from us. Clean, fresh linens every time! That’s right – no need to worry about stains or the like. We wash…

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Exciting News from WIPA!

We are delighted to announce that we’ve been selected as a finalist for WIPA’s 2015 Excellence Awards! We’ve been chosen as a finalist for the DJ category and we look forward to joining all of the other wonderful finalists next Tuesday, September 15 at the WIPA Awards Ceremony at the Wedding MBA. Fingers crossed! Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for…

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Jessica and Chris’ Palm Event Center Wedding on Wedding Chicks!

Be still our hearts! We’re over the moon to share our latest feature on Wedding Chicks of Jessica and Chris’ wonderful celebration at Palm Event Center. Don’t miss the fun wedding – check it out here! Kudos to Hazy Lane Studios for the stunning shots! Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’ first stop-…

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How To: Avoid Day-Of Emergencies

Your wedding day should be perfect, right? It’s rare for weddings to go off without a hitch but, luckily, most of the problems encountered are rather minor (think sunburnt bridesmaid or an unexpected guest). More often than not, these snags are easy to work through (the show must go on!) and can be laughed off later on. However, there are those major…

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Visit Us in September!

School buses are warming up, leaves are starting to turn, and the air is getting a bit crisper – that’s right, it’s September and fall is fast approaching! With September getting into full swing, we invite you to our monthly DJ meet-and-greet on September 19, from 10 am to 12 pm. (Incidentally, our meet-and-greet falls on International Talk Like a Pirate Day –…

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How To: Dress Up the Dance Floor

Generally, the dance floor is the spot that gets the most action during a wedding. With people moving and grooving, it’s important to dress up the dance floor without making it difficult for guests to show off their moves. It also plays the setting for your first dance, so it should exude romance! Let’s look at some ways to make a splash…

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More Photo Booths!

We’ve heard you loud and clear, everybody! You asked for more photo booths and we’re delivering. We’ve expanded our photo booth offerings and you can now rent TWO photo booths for your big day! Double the fun, double the celebration! Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’ first stop- offering Disc Jockey, Videography,…

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Jessica and Chris’ Breathtaking Wedding at Palm Event Center

Today, we’re sharing Jessica and Chris’ beautiful Palm Event Center wedding! These two were a delight to work with and their style came together for an oh-so perfect wedding day. Scroll down to see more! As usual, the Palm Event Center played the ideal wedding backdrop and Jessica and Chris’ wedding was truly one for the books. 30-candle iron chandeliers lit…

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Indoor Weddings vs. Outdoor Weddings

When it comes to planning your big day, there are a number of decisions you’ll have to make – some easy, some difficult. One of those major choices that can have a huge impact on your special day is picking out a venue to say “I do.” When reviewing your selection of locations, you also need to discuss with one another whether you’ll be tying the knot indoors…

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How To: Be a Supportive Best Man/MOH

When it comes to getting married, every bride and groom needs their best buddies by their side. Whether it’s your childhood pal or your college roommate, it’s up to you to support your friend as they go through the planning process, leading up to the big day. When you get asked to be a part of the wedding party, it’s quite the…

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Meet our Newest Additions!

We’re extremely excited to welcome two very special members to our team – Darcie and Crystal! As our team expands, we continue to be grateful for all that they do for us. We admit it – we just couldn’t do it without them! Welcome to the Fantasy Sound family, Darcie and Crystal! Darcie Although Darcie is new to the wedding industry,…

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Liz and Ed’s Funky Palm Event Center Wedding

Liz and Ed’s big day at Palm Event Center was chockfull of love, joy, and a whole ton of fun! These two carefree spirits celebrated their union among their closest family and friends for a wonderfully intimate time – with their own special touches adding to the liveliness of their wedding. Read on to see how this pair made their…

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August Events

When your wedding comes around, you won’t want to forget your dancing shoes! Are you still looking for a quality professional DJ for your wedding? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Fantasy Sound would love the opportunity to be a part of your big day and we can’t wait to learn more about how we can make it all…

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Amy and Mike’s Dazzling Wedding at Palm Event Center!

We’re crazy about Amy and Mike’s Palm Event Center wedding and who could blame us? From Amy’s sparkling hairpiece and elegant lace gown to the glorious floral arrangements, they had quite the fairytale wedding. We were delighted to not only provide the lighting for their big day, but we also had the opportunity to DJ and provide a photobooth for the lovely…

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Join the Fantasy Sound Family – We’re Hiring!

Since 1989, Fantasy Sound Event Services has been raising the Event Industry bar in the San Francisco Bay Area. Fantasy Sound Event Services has partnered with various event facilities and vendors to produce flawless events while keeping customer service as the driving force. We are known for our attention to detail and excellent customer service. We are currently expanding our…

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James and John’s Stunning Palm Event Center Wedding

A huge shoutout to James and John and their fabulous wedding at the Palm Event Center – your love inspires us. It was truly a day to remember, so be sure to read on to see it in all its glory! The Estate Room was looking extra glamorous for their ceremony and the pair shared vows under a gorgeous crystal chandelier donned with chic white drapery….

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Michele and Matthew’s Casa Real Wedding on Black Tie Bride!

We’re honored to see one of our weddings featured on The Black Tie Bride! Michele and Matthew’s gorgeous Casa Real wedding took a classic gold and ivory theme and turned it into something beyond fabulous. Hooray for stunning photography from Dana Todd Photography! From our side, we provided elegant crystal chandeliers, as well as a patterned GOBO wash and a custom monogram…

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Personalization: Crafting Your Perfect Wedding

Anyone can have a wedding – but how many people can say they had your wedding? Well, hopefully, it’s just the two of you and what better way to craft a perfect, unique wedding than to add details of personalization! Let’s take a look at how you and your other half can highlight your relationship throughout the wedding… Photos It doesn’t get more…

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Drapes, Drapes, Drapes!

Looking to steal peoples’ breath away as they walk into your reception? There are many ways to do that, but one of our favorite methods is to use drapery to get that show-stopping dramatic feel that you’re looking for. See for yourself: The best thing about drapes is that they are completely dynamic and versatile. They can be used to create an…

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Recap: Ruby Hill Wedding Faire at Casa Real

In May, we were delighted to be a part of the Ruby Hill Wedding Faire & Celebration Under the Stars at Ruby Hill Winery. Today, we’re just as delighted to share the photos from the event with you! Ruby Hill Winery was done up as pretty as can be, with our kudos to Nicole Ha Designs for the gorgeous décor and doing it up…

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Chris and Jessica’s Vineyard Wedding at Palm Event Center

Hip hip hooray! We never get tired of seeing our wedding features, so today we’re sharing Chris and Jessica’s wedding at Palm Event Center on Hazy Lane Studio’s blog!  Their wedding was lit with gorgeous 30-light iron chandeliers and a custom GOBO wash for ultimate romance! We also were lucky enough to DJ this exciting wedding – but you’ll just…

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How To: NOT Be a Bridezilla/Groomzilla

Let’s admit it – sometimes wedding planning can get a little bit out of hand. Of course, it is your day and you should have full control over the planning process, but that does not mean that you should let yourself spiral out of control! Weddings are for bringing family and friends together, not for alienating those around you. That being said,…

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July Events

Are you spending your summer planning your wedding poolside? Well then it’s time to take a break, and come see us! We love the summer (must be that California blood!) and we want to share our favorite season with you. This month, we’ll be hosting our monthly DJ meet-and-greet on July 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Haven’t been able to…

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Wedding Day Timeline

All of your plans are set in place and your big day is a night’s sleep away – it’s time to craft your game plan for your wedding day to ensure everything runs seamlessly! Note that the exact timing of the day really depends on the start time for your ceremony, as well as many other factors, but we’ll go through…

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Follow Fantasy Sound!

We are always looking for new connections on social media! We share a lot of wedding inspiration on our social media channels and you won’t want to miss any of it for a second longer! Stay up-to-date with our latest news on Facebook or indulge in our wonderful weddings on Pinterest (including Lindsay, Dana, Melissa, and Bri’s dream weddings!). Whether it’s…

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Trisha and Joel’s Gorgeous Wedding at Palm Event Center

Oh, the beauty! Today, we’re sharing Trisha and Joel’s wedding at Palm Event Center and boy, are we excited! The Palm Event Center was transformed into a glamorous, glitzy space with lovely pink accents. Oh, and did we mention that the wedding included a dragon dance!? We go crazy for multicultural weddings and Trisha and Joel’s was no exception! Our gratitude…

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New Lighting Options!

Hello, hello! Today, we’re excited to share with you our newest options when it comes to lighting for your special day. In addition to the variety of chandeliers, washes, and such that we have to offer, we have recently added to our collection! For you lovers of all things vintage, we have some fabulous new Edison lightbulbs to pique your interest!…

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How To: Make Sure Your Reception Memorable

Hooray, you’ve just gotten married and now it’s time to celebrate your big day at your reception! Luckily, you’ve read our tips for how to make sure your reception is fun for all of your guests, even the ones that aren’t planning on getting on the dance floor! Here are some of our favorite ways to make sure everyone is having…

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Stephanie and Jason’s Casa Real Wedding on Wedding Chicks!

If you’re a lover of all things pastel, you won’t want to miss this awesome feature on Wedding Chicks! Stephanie and Jason’s wedding at Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery embraced the “vintage” theme entirely and we just love how it turned out. Our crystal chandeliers, paired with a custom monogram, made their wedding day everything they dreamed of. Click…

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Grace and Dru’s Fabulous Wedding at Palm Event Center

Grace and Dru’s fabulous wedding at the Palm Event Center was quite the event! The pair are absolutely adorable and we loved having the opportunity to be a part of their special day. These two were such a blessing to work with and we were delighted to be a part of their wedding experience!The pictures, taken by the wonderful Tyler Vu…

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Questions for Your DJ

So you’ve picked your DJ and you’re all set to go for your wedding music – but before you hand the reins over entirely, there are some questions you’ll want answered in order to better plan for your wedding. Read on to get the full scoop! 1. Do you offer emcee services in addition to DJing? Many DJs do emcee…

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A Salute to Photographers

Today, we wanted to send our gratitude out to all of the wonderful photographers of our weddings for being all-around awesome and capturing such beautiful moments that we get to share with you! Here’s a shoutout to a few of our recent weddings that our photographer friends have shared on their websites: Jacqueline and Nigel’s Palm Event Center Wedding by Leo Pham Photography Elaine…

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Selecting the Best Entertainment for your Wedding

To choose a DJ or a band? It’s an age-old question and perhaps one of the biggest decisions you’ll make when planning your big day. Music is such a special element throughout your entire day, so you’ll surely want to choose the best match for you. Here are some of the advantages of choosing a disc jockey to provide the tunes for your wedding day! Music…

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Emily and Ethan’s Wedding on The Knot!

We were thrilled to see Emily and Ethan’s fun wedding at the San Francisco Zoo! These two were so fun to work with and we love how they embraced their animal-filled venue into the details of their big day. Click here to see the full feature! Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be…

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Alina and Jared’s Intimate Casa Real Wedding

Alina and Jared’s wedding at Casa Real was one of romance and intimacy – the love between these two was almost palpable! Scroll on to see some of the beauty of their big day. For their big day, we designed an elegant monogram to be projected on the dance floor with their names and wedding date. It set the perfect tone…

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Say Cheese with our Photobooth Services!

Did you know that, in addition to DJ and lighting services, we can provide photobooth services as well? Photobooths are a ton of fun for the couple and guests alike – and the best part is, it leaves everyone with tokens to take home to remember your special day! If a photobooth is the perfect addition for your wedding, we’d…

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Join us at Ruby Hill Wedding Faire & Celebration Under the Stars!

It’s time to pull out your calendars and schedule in some time to make it out to the Ruby Hill Wedding Faire & Celebration Under the Stars next Thursday, May 21st! Doors open to the general public at 6:30 pm, but if you’re a Ruby Hill bride, you’re welcome to come at 5:30 pm. Come by and enjoy some hors d’oeuvres, dance…

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Reception Traditions

Everyone wants their wedding to be one of a kind and unique but there are a few traditions that occur at most every wedding reception. These include special dances, toasts, and the tossing of the bouquet and all are great additions to your big day, allowing you to create lasting memories! The First Dance The first dance is a tradition that helps to showcase…

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Fantasy Sound in Special Events Magazine!

We were thrilled when the newest issue of Special Events magazine fell on our doorstep and we just couldn’t wait to share it with you! Our very own Kevin was featured in the article, “Four Trends and a Wedding” (which starts on page 21 for you subscribers!), sharing his thoughts on the emerging same-sex wedding industry. Many thanks to our…

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Michele and Matthew’s Romantic Casa Real Wedding

It doesn’t get more romantic than a Valentine’s Day wedding, now does it? From the moment we met with Michele and Matthew and found out their date was on the national holiday of love, we knew we had our work cut out for us – and we couldn’t wait! We made it our goal to transform Casa Real into the most…

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Upcoming Events

Are you planning your wedding and looking to meet a top DJ? Come by on May 30 between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. to get to know our highly-skilled team! Bring everyone – we would love to meet you and your loved ones and learn more about your special day! If interested, please RSVP with our online form so we can look forward to meeting…

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Lauren and Josh’s Stunning Casa Real Wedding

Lauren and Josh’s wedding day at Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery was truly one for the books! With elegant drapery, custom lighting, and 12-light chandeliers, the sight truly took our breath away. The floral arrangements by Asiel Designs added the perfect touch to make the reception area a dream come true for the couple. Lauren and Josh were such a pleasure…

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A Lovely Southwestern Wedding on Napa Valley Linens!

Happy Friday! Today, we’re excited to share an inspirational feature on Napa Valley Linens from a stunning wedding at Wente Vineyards. Can we take a moment to swoon over the lovely colors and florals of this wedding? The outdoor shoot was incredible and we were delighted to provide the sound and lighting for the shoot and the reception. The bride looked absolutely…

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How To: Keep it Together on the Big Day

We get it – it’s the biggest day of your life! You’re feeling every emotion in the book and, trust us, that’s completely normal. However, there’s no need to let emotions get in the way of your celebration, so take the measures to prepare yourself for your wedding day and enjoy it! Get a Good Night’s Sleep Ensuring a smooth…

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Meet Steve!

Allow us to introduce the newest member of our team, Steve McDowell. We are so excited to welcome Steve to Fantasy Sound and we wanted to share a bit so you can get to know him too! Hailing from Jacksonville, Florida, Steve has a passion for music, evident by his slick DJ skills (if we may say so, ourselves!). In…

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Delanie and Seth’s Ruby Hill Wedding

Delanie and Seth had an absolutely gorgeous wedding at the Ruby Hill Golf Club.  Perhaps we’re a bit biased but one of our favorite elements of their Big Day was the lighting! Chandeliers, custom monograms and a custom GOBO (pattern wash projection) on the walls helped to set the mood for this romantic wedding. At the reception,  guests were greeted…

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Fantasy Sound in Special Events!

We were thrilled to see Kevin’s expertise included in Special Events‘ comprehensive article on major trends to look out for in 2015! Take a peek at this article to read up on the best 2015 trends and how they play into the wedding industry. Many thanks to our friends at Special Events for the opportunity! Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years,…

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How to: Incorporate Trends into Your Wedding

There are so many aspects to creating your perfect wedding, which means there are nearly an unlimited number of ways to incorporate the latest wedding trends into your big day! Not sure where to start? Here’s a bit of inspiration to get you started: Food One of our favorite food trends is the ever-popular food truck!  This is a great addition after the…

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Spring into Fantasy Sound!

Ring in the beautiful spring weather with us at our monthly DJ meet-and-greet! Join us on April 18 between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. to get to know our team. We would love to meet you and learn more about your wedding plans! If interested, please RSVP with our online form so we can look forward to meeting you! Hope to see…

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2015 Trends Catching Our Eyes

Trends, trends, trends. One thing we love about the wedding industry is the creativity that every couple possesses when planning their wedding. Sometimes, certain things catch on and we love following what’s “in” so we can cater our services to what couples want! Let’s take a look at some of our favorite 2015 trends so far… Chandeliers Lucky for us, chandeliers are…

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Fantasy Sound in Ceremony Magazine!

We were over the moon to see our feature in the 2015 San Francisco Ceremony Magazine! These lovely images, courtesy of Dana Todd Photography, come from a fabulous styled shoot we did at Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery. Many thanks to Ceremony Magazine for the feature! See the full spread here! Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy…

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Say Hello to Melanie!

We are so excited to announce that we have added a new member to the Fantasy Sound team- Melanie Wing! She will be serving as our Administrative Assistant and will be the main point of contact for all of our couples. We wanted to give her a chance to introduce herself, so without further ado…here is Melanie!   Hello! My…

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Stephanie and Matthew’s Casa Real Wedding

Stephanie and Matthew are such a delight and we were so happy to work with them at Casa Real at the Ruby Hill Winery! From saying “I do” under our 12-light chandeliers to grooving to our DJ’s tunes, their warm smiles lasted all night long and gave the wedding such a loving feel. Our fun and festive GOBO wash lit up the…

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Choose Fantasy Sound as your Videographer!

You already know Fantasy Sound Event Services has an amazing team for DJing and lighting/design, but did you know we offer videography services as well? Our extremely talented crew of videographers will make sure you’re able to relive the excitement of your wedding day whenever you want! Let Fantasy Sound capture every detail of your love story in High Definition. Please click…

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How-To: Get Parents Involved

We get it – when you’re planning a wedding, the last thing you want is an overbearing parent or two to think they can take charge of every last detail of your big day. That being said, there are ways to involve your parents in your wedding planning without losing control – it is your day, for that matter! Talk…

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Tina and Lance’s Wedding at Casa Real!

To say Tina and Lance’s wedding was jaw-dropping would be an understatement! It’s always a pleasure working at Casa Real and this was no exception. We provided drapery and a custom GOBO for the ceremony, as well as the drapery and 12-light crystal chandeliers for the reception area. Danny Dong captured some incredible images and we loved checking them out on his…

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Rachel and Jonathan’s Casa Real Wedding

Rain on a wedding day isn’t always a bad thing – in fact, we’ve heard it brings good luck! Rachel and Jonathan didn’t let the weather affect them; if anything, they embraced the rain and made the most of it. This pair was so easygoing and so wonderful to work with! For their reception, we used a fun and elegant GOBO wash on…

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Upcoming Events

March is an exciting month for us at Fantasy Sound! We will be starting the month off strong by sending our very own Kevin to DJ at The Ultimate Wedding Event, as a part of the annual Catersource Event Solutions Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. This special dinner will be held on Sunday, March 8th at Rain Nightclub in the Palms…

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How To: 3 Ways to Have a Stress-Free Wedding

Planning your wedding seem like a stressful process, but lucky for you, today we’re happy to share some ways to keep from getting overwhelmed. So put that wine glass down and read on! Be Organized When you first get engaged, there’s no doubt that you’ll have a million ideas running through your mind about your dream wedding day. To prevent from getting…

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Introducing our Antique Chandeliers!

Planning a rustic, yet elegant wedding? Well, look no further! Today, we are pleased to share our new Antique Rust Chandeliers! Featuring 12 lights and a beautiful antique rust finish, our chandeliers will shine in any industrial chic wedding! Measuring at 32″ wide and 40.5″ high, these are perfect for both dancing and dining. Interested in them for your Big Day? Contact us…

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How To: Let’s Talk Budget

So, it’s time for the budget talk… While it’s not the most romantic part of planning your wedding, it is one of the most important steps that you and your partner will take together. It is imperative that the two of you take the time to sit down early in the process to ensure that everyone is on the same…

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April and Nathan on Style Me Pretty!

Happy Friday! We wanted to celebrate this special weekend by sharing this romantic Style Me Pretty feature that is bound to knock your socks off! Not only did Concannon Vineyard make the perfect rustic backdrop for April and Nathan’s big day, but the pair’s palette choice of dusty pinks and blue-grey made this wedding one to remember. Check out more jaw-dropping pictures…

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Jacob and Emelie’s Livermore Valley Wedding

Nothing makes us happier than a gorgeous California wedding, so we couldn’t wait to share Jacob and Emelie’s big day with you today! Set at the scenic Murrieta’s Well Winery, this pair’s wedding was one for the books. These high school sweethearts were such a blast to work with and we were pleased to help create a beautifully romantic night for them! Our elegant 12-light…

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Julie and Ralph’s Casa Real Wedding on Style Me Pretty!

We couldn’t wait to share this lovely feature of Julie and Ralph’s special day on Style Me Pretty with you today! Kudos to A Day to Remember and The Flower House for designing such a breathtaking event for the pair! The Youngrens beautifully captured every little detail of Julie’s pretty-in-pink wedding day at Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery. Click here to enjoy the feature at length. Our thanks…

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How To: Select the Right Songs for your Playlist

Your wedding will be one of the most memorable days of your life – doesn’t it deserve a great soundtrack? Selecting songs for your wedding playlist can be lots of fun, but there are several guidelines that you should follow to ensure happy guests and a lively dance floor! Sit down with your partner. Narrowing down your ideal playlist is not something to…

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Upcoming Meet and Greet!

Are you still looking for a DJ for your special event? Join us for our Meet and Greet event on February 21st, 2015 to see what we’re all about! This is an awesome opportunity to get to know our team all at once. We have a lot happening and we would love to share what’s up-and-coming with you! Those interested in our wide variety…

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How To: Considerations for Selecting a Venue

Choosing a venue is such an integral part of the planning process – it’s one of the first steps you’ll need to take before selecting your vendors. However, there are several things you’ll need to consider before taking the plunge and we’re here today to share our expertise: First and foremost, each venue has its own style. Whether it’s glam or…

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Introducing our Mandap!

Today, we are thrilled to tell you about a new product we’ve been working on! In Hindu and Jain weddings, it is an ancient custom for wedding ceremonies to take place under a Mandap, which are intricately constructed from wood and includes seating for the couple and their parents. Our very own Mandap features gold and red detailing throughout- from…

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Casa Amore Recap From Casa Real

We had an absolute blast participating in the Casa Amore event at Casa Real at the Ruby Hill Winery! Each year, Casa Real and Palm Event Center host a showcase for engaged couples where vendors are put into designated teams that design different areas of the property. At this year’s event, we teamed up with Napa Valley Linens, Hartmann Studios,…

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Chris and Courtney featured on Style Me Pretty!

Today, we’re just thrilled to share the gorgeous Sonoma wedding of Chris and Courtney, who were recently featured on Style Me Pretty. Our friends at A Savvy Event created a memorable day for this blush and grey affair hosted at the bride’s family home, while Allyson Wiley captured all of the great details and moments between this special couple. Click…

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How To: Make the Most Out of Attending a Bridal Show

Bridal shows are a wonderful way to connect with a number of wedding professionals at one time, but they can also be a bit overwhelming. That’s why we are here to provide you with a few tips to make the most out of your time at a bridal show! Arrive with a game plan! Preparedness is vital when it comes…

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Disc Jockey Meet and Greet

Still looking for a wedding DJ? Trying to find plans the last weekend in January? Also wanted to know what a room full of DJ’s looks like? Well you’re in luck as we are excited to share that we will be having a Disc Jockey Meet and Greet on January 31st, 2015! The very best way to find your perfect…

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Pleasanton Wedding: Elizabeth and Aurash at Ruby Hill

We loved designing Elizabeth and Aurash’s wedding – they were a lovely couple to work with! For their special day, we provided elegant ivory drapery, paired with a champagne colored Scrolling Leaves GOBO wash. Medium violet uplighting brought in a fun pop of color to the already gorgeous Ruby Hill Golf Club. Elizabeth and Aurash were such a fun and…

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Upcoming Events

If you’re engaged, then your days are no doubt filled with vendor appointments as you work toward assembling the perfect wedding day team. The beauty of bridal shows is that you can meet a number of professionals at once- in fact, it’s one of our favorite ways to connect with couples! This month, we’re excited to participate in two events:…

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How To: I just said YES! What’s Next?

Did you ring in the New Year in a special way? Congratulations on your new engagement – what a great way to start 2015. As the excitement and jitters start to wane, you might be wondering what the next step is. Do not fear – we want to offer some tips about what your first steps should be in planning…

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Happy Holidays

Happy holidays to all! We hope you are having a wonderful holiday season full of food, family and fun. With the thought of fresh starts and resolutions on our minds, we are so very thrilled to announce the launch of our brand new web site! Planning a wedding should be an exciting time, but it seems too easy to let it become…

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Style Us Shocked!

We are SO excited to announce that we were involved in two Style Me Pretty features in two days! It’s hard enough to be featured once, so imagine our surprise when we found out that two of the weddings we were involved in were selected, and we were even more surprised when they were published back to back! Be sure to click here and here to…

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Engagement Shoot Tips!

If you’re anything like me, one of the first questions I always ask before doing anything is “What am I going to wear?!” An engagement photo shoot would be no exception. Engagement photos are a great way to capture the beginning of a new chapter of your lives together, and also serve as a nice way to announce your engagement…

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Catelyn and Daryl Tie The Knot!

James of Bel Inizio Photography recently posted some pictures of Catelyn and Daryl’s October wedding at Casa Real at the Ruby Hill Winery, and when we saw them we knew we needed to get our hands on them for our blog! We absolutely love working with James and we can always count on him to share his amazing images with…

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When Should I Have My Wedding?

    It’s engagement season, and a lot of couples have just begun their planning. Many questions arise at the beginning of the planning process, and one of the biggest questions is WHEN do we want to have our wedding. Now, there are some brides that have been planning a spring wedding since they were kids, and others have always…

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2013 Romance in the Vineyards!

We were SO excited to receive the images from 2013’s Romance in the Vineyards showcase at the Palm Event Center! We were lucky enough to work with a great group of vendors, and we were all really pleased with how our vignettes came out. Each vignette had a different theme, which allowed all of us to showcase a plethora of…

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We Are SO Thankful!

Well, can you believe it’s already the holiday season? We sure can’t! This year has absolutely flown by for us because we have been so busy, and it’s made us realize how thankful we are for a lot of things. We are so grateful to be in this industry where we can work with people during the happiest times of…

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We Are Crazy for Chandeliers!

Chandeliers have been one of our most popular inventory items the past few years, and it doesn’t look like the trend will be slowing down any time soon. Our chandelier inventory has steadily been increasing over the past 5 years, and we are always on the hunt for our next favorite chandelier! Want to check out some of our most popular…

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Sneak Peeks- Romance in the Vineyards Edition!

Romance in the Vineyards took place at the Palm Event Center on October 30th, and we had a great time setting up all of our different vignettes. We wanted to wait until we received the professional photos before we shared them with you….but we just couldn’t wait! Here a few sneak peeks of our different vignettes. They were all taken…

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Common Wedding Complaints

One wedding trend that we’ve been noticing is that brides are increasingly more concerned about the guest experience at their wedding. Brides are spending a lot of time making sure that all of their guests have as much fun as she does. We’ve compiled a list of common wedding guest complaints so that you can avoid these faux pas and…

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Another Round of Sneak Peeks!

We are coming off an another super hectic crazy weekend, so naturally we have some cell phone sneak peek photos for you!  As always, keep your eye on the blog for the professional photos!

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Did You Know?

We have a confession…we’re addicted to social media! It’s pretty bad, but we just can’t stop, and we have even been trying to branch out to some of the “newer” platforms. Our current favorites, aside from Facebook and Twitter, are Pinterest and Instagram!  We have a blast with Pinterest, because it is such a great way to interact with our…

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Cake Cutting Songs

One of the most common questions we receive during our final DJ meetings is “What song should I have for my cake cutting?” Picking a cake cutting song is the most challenging part of the music selection process because while you may have always dreamed of sharing your first dance to “I’ll Be” by Edwin McCain, I’ll bet you have…

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Sneak Peeks!

We have been insanely busy these past couple weeks, and we’ve been so excited about the lighting that we have been doing. Typically we wait until we receive professional photographs before we put them on the blog, but we just could not contain our excitement! Here are some sneak peek photos we snapped at events with our iPhones, so please…

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Guest Blog: Less Expensive Doesn’t Always Mean Cheaper by Donnie Brown

Today’s guest vendor blog comes from our good friend Donnie Brown! We recently saw this post on Donnie’s blog the other day, and completely identified and agreed with EVERYTHING he had to say. So without further ado….   “There are few things in the world as exciting, confusing, and frustrating as planning your wedding. Endless are the vendors, the options,…

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Brides Blogging: Getting AND Keeping Your Groom Involved

Today’s Brides Blogging post comes from Michelle Grant. Michelle and her fiancé Jeff have such an adorable background story, so allow me to let Michelle tell it in her own words: “We actually went to school together from elementary through high school.  We had second and fifth grade together but somehow managed to not have a class together again ever.  …

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Brides Blogging- Planning Nightmares

      Today’s Bride Blogging post comes from our very own Bri Reeser! Bri and her husband Kyler met their freshmen year of college, through a mutual friend. They quickly became best friends, and began dating a year later! Bri and Kyler just tied the knot on June 15th, 2013, so they are very recent newlyweds. Keep on reading…

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Spotlight On: Heather Druba of Wente Vineyards

We have started a new feature here on the Fantasy Sound blog, and it’s called Spotlight On! We created a short little questionnaire that we sent out to some of the event professionals in the Tri-Valley, and we hope it will give you a little insight in to their lives and personalities. Our first post in this new feature comes…

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Say Hello to Bri!

    Hey all! I’m Bri Reeser and I’m the new administrative assistant here at Fantasy Sound. I’m a recent graduate from Azusa Pacific University in Southern CA. After 4 fabulous years there I earned my BA in Music Business. After spending a year interning at Warner Brothers Records I knew I had to have a career where I get…

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Guest Blog: Professional Bridal Hair & Makeup, What You’re Getting For Your Money, and Choosing the Right Artist For You

Welcome to another blog in our Guest Blogger feature! Today’s post comes from Lisa Teller, who is a professional makeup artist specializing in airbrush makeup in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is extremely passionate about each of her bridal clients and is currently booking for 2013/2014. For more information, services, bridal portfolio, or to book her for a session,…

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Guest Blog: How to Pick Your Photographer by Yves Mozelsio of YJM Photography

We are so excited to start our guest vendor blogging series! Our first blog post comes from Yves Mozelsio, owner and founder of YJM Photography. Yves has been photographing weddings in some of the leading hotel and reception sites for over 25 years. His award winning photographs have been exhibited nationally, at prestigious museums such as the Wright Museum, Magnes Museum, and…

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Natasha and Adam Get Married at Murrieta’s Well on 4/27/13!

Adam and Natasha became Mr. and Mrs. Faville on April 27th, 2013 at the beautiful Murrieta’s Well in Livermore. They couldn’t have asked for a better day for a wedding- sunny and warm with a light breeze that kept everyone happily comfortable during the outside ceremony. The couple’s ceremony was very unique. They had each written a story of when…

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Megan and Samer Get Married at Casa Real!

Megan and Samer tied the knot at the gorgeous Casa Real at the Ruby Hill Winery on March 22, 2013. Megan and Samer had contracted us to do the lighting and DJ on their special day. We had a great time working with photographer Nate Fong, of Nate Fong Photography, who was generous enough to share his photos with us!  …

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Brides Blogging- The Venue Hunt

Today’s blog post in our Brides Blogging series comes from Courtney N., who is getting married at Casa Real this November.  Courtney is working with us for Event Lighting, and we are so excited to help turn her vision into a reality! Here she is with her fiancé Travis…aren’t they adorable?! “In today’s world of wedding planning, there seems to be…

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Calling All Brides!

We are about to start our Brides Blogging series! Keep your eyes peeled for some great posts from some of our brides making their way onto our blog. You do not want to miss out on all of the valuable advice from brides who are either in the planning process, or have already successfully navigated their way through planning their perfect…

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Hunnie and Peter’s Wedding at Casa Real at the Ruby Hill Winery

Hunnie and Peter tied the knot at Casa Real at the Ruby Hill Winery on September 1st, 2012, and we have been waiting with baited breath to get the images from one of our favorite photographers, the amazing Augie Chang. Anytime we work with Augie, we know that the photos are going to be GORGEOUS, and this wedding was no…

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Talent Against Trafficking

Meet Braden Sweeney. A couple weeks ago, we were contacted by Braden, a senior at Granada High School, with some big ideas. Last year, Braden created, produced, and performed in a benefit vocal and dance showcase called Performing for the Protection Plan. The event included 22 different vocal and dance acts, and almost sold out! He sold about 450 tickets and…

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We’re Expanding…With A Photo Booth!

We recently purchased an open air photo booth, and we are so excited for our clients to start using it! Weddings today are all about embracing and elevating the guest’s experience, and what better way to do that than with a photo booth? We want your wedding to be as unique as you are, so when you rent a Fantasy…

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In Case Of Emergency…

 Although we all strive to plan every minute detail of our wedding day out perfectly, sometimes life gets in the way. Here is a list of some things to consider in your “Wedding Emergency Kit,” just in case the unexpected happens. Band-aids – Those beautiful wedding shoes might just turn out to give you the worst blisters, or another little…

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Say Hello To Dana and Ronnie, Our New FSES Employees!

Hey! My name is Dana Moceri and I am one of the new administrative assistants here at  Fantasy Sound! I am very goofy and laugh at pretty much everything. I’m extremely outgoing and love making new friends! I moved to the Bay Area from Detroit, Michigan in June 2012 and I must say I LOVE California! I have 2 dogs,…

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Exciting News!

  We have just found out that WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, has announced that we, Fantasy Sound Event Services, have been selected as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2013 for Disc Jockeys in Livermore, California! The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence…

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It’s Bridal Faire Season!

  Happy New Year! It’s January, and that means it’s Bridal Faire Season! The season kicks off with the Modern Bridal Bridal Faires, happening every Sunday this month from 11:00am-4:00pm. They are held at venues all over the Bay Area, so there will definitely be one close to you. Bridal Faires are a great opportunity to check out wedding vendors…

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Happy Holidays!

As the Holiday Season is upon us, all of us here at Fantasy Sound find ourselves reflecting on the past year. We are so grateful for everything this past year has given us, and we are excited to see what 2013 has to offer. We would like to take this time to sincerely wish you and yours a very happy Holiday…

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Did you know?

We are now open on Mondays! In the past, our office has been open Tuesday-Friday, but Sarah will now be in the office from 12:00pm-5:00pm every Monday! We are still not available for meetings on Mondays, but Sarah will be more than happy to answer any questions you have, either by email or over the phone. She is looking forward…

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Kylie and Kevin Get Married at Casa Real!

Kylie and Kevin tied the knot on October 26th, 2012 at the gorgeous Casa Real at the Ruby Hill Winery, and we were on hand to DJ and provide the Event Lighting for their night. Our DJ Nick was able to capture a couple sneak peak shots, but check back in a few days to see some more photos their…

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Do You Want To Plan Your Wedding…Or Manage It?

My good friend Alan Berg recently wrote a great article in the Beautiful Bride Magazine  about the importance of hiring a wedding coordinator and as a certified wedding coordinator I couldn’t agree more with his article. He brings up a great point in his article and asks brides this simple question: “Your wedding party is getting ready… but wait, who’s checking…

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Clay and Lisa Tie The Knot!

Two of our dearest friends and colleagues, Clay Jackson and Lisa Mitchum, got married in their backyard on September 15th, 2012. Kevin has known both Clay and Lisa for many years now, and he was honored when they asked him to DJ their nuptials, and transform their backyard with our event lighting. Clay and Lisa have both worked in the…

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Heather and Brandon’s Wedding at Murrieta’s Well

This past weekend on October 7th, Heather and Brandon became Mrs. and Mr. Harris in a beautiful outdoor ceremony on the patio at Murrieta’s Well. Karl from Delford West provided the gorgeous arrangements, which celebrated the flowers and colors of fall. The theme of fall was visible throughout the ceremony and reception, courtesy of the wreaths and lanterns that the…

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Krista and Joe’s Wedding at Martinelli Event Center!

Krista Gomez and Joe Mancuso became Mrs. and Mr. Mancuso on September 22nd, 2012 at Martinelli Event Center, and we were lucky enough to be on hand for their special day! They selected Nick to be their DJ, and they also decided to use our Event Lighting services in the courtyard and the event center. Nick first met with the…

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Kim and Stephen Get Married at Wente Vineyards!

Nick recently had the opportunity to DJ Kim and Stephen’s wedding on the beautiful Terrace Lawn at Wente Vineyards on September 7th, 2012. The couple knew that they were going to have a small and intimate wedding, but they also knew that this small group was going to PARTY…and they sure lived up to that reputation! Check out these GORGEOUS…

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Bo and Lewis Tie The Knot at Casa Real!

We provided the lighting for yet another amazing couple’s wedding at Casa Real at the Ruby Hill Winery. Bo and Lewis got married at the gorgeous venue on April 13th, 2012, and they had such a sophisticated vision for their wedding. Bo knew she wanted to have chandeliers but she was having a hard time finding the perfect style. Once…

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Jessica and Paulo’s Wedding at Casa Real!

Jessica and Paulo tied the knot on June 15th, 2012 at Casa Real. They chose to take advantage of the gorgeous weather, and decided to have their ceremony out in the Sun Garden. They then moved inside in the evening, and had their reception in the Grand Salon. They chose a romantic color scheme of champagne, blush pink, and ivory,…

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Chris and Marnie’s Wedding at Palm Event Center!

Marnie and Chris reached out to us about a week or so before their July 4th wedding at Palm Event Center, wanting to add some lighting to their grey and yellow vintage wedding. We were more than happy to oblige, and their vision for the wedding sounded amazing, and we were excited to be a part of it! Since it…

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Welcome to Kevin Knows Weddings!

I would like to welcome everybody to Kevin Knows Weddings, my personal wedding blog! I am going to be sharing with you a little bit about myself, as well as some wedding tips, ideas, vendor reviews, trends and featured weddings, and answering your personal wedding questions.  Please feel free to ask me any wedding related questions, not just about the…

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Erica and Doug’s Wedding at Poppy Ridge Golf Course in Livermore, CA

Erica Montgomery and Doug Pitney became Mr. and Mrs. Pitney on July 14th, 2012 at Poppy Ridge Golf Course in Livermore, California. Perched upon a hill overlooking the golf course, Erica and Doug exchanged their vows in a beautiful ceremony on a beautiful Livermore day, and we were on hand as the DJ and Lighting to witness and help celebrate…

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Joan and Ryan Get Married at Palm Event Center in Pleasanton, CA!

Joan and Ryan were a couple we met at one of our New Client Meet and Greets a few months ago, and we had such a great time working with them throughout the planning process! They decided to use our Event Lighting services, as well as our Disc Jockey services, so we needed to work closely together to achieve the…

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Kate and Shelby Tie the Knot at Concannon Vineyard in Livermore, CA!

We recently had the pleasure of being the DJ, Videographer, and Event Lighting designers for Kate and Shelby’s wedding at Concannon Vineyard on June 23rd, 2012. You couldn’t ask for a more beautiful summer day for a wedding: not a cloud in the sky and a warm summer breeze. Livermore can be sweltering in June, so Kate and Shelby definitely got…

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Ricalyn & Charles’ Wedding at Casa Real at the Ruby Hill Winery

The wonderful Sarah Dawson of Sarah Dawson Photography recently just shared some images with us from the October 1st, 2011 wedding of Ricalyn and Charles at Casa Real. We provided the Event Lighting, and we wanted to share these gorgeous images with you! Ricalyn decided to have both her ceremony and reception in the Amber Room, so during her cocktail hour we…

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Bride’s Choice Awards!

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding Marketplace, is excited to announce Fantasy Sound Event Services has been selected to receive the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2012 for DJ! The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top local wedding vendors from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism within the wedding industry. While many industry awards…

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An Energetic Wedding Video Highlight Reel!

Last year was a great year for us here in the Fantasy Sound Event Services videography department.  We had the pleasure of capturing many wonderful weddings and experienced great growth.  We would like to take the time to thank all of our clients and wish them all the best in the future! Throughout this year we would like to share…

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Bride’s Choice Awards!

  {Livermore,CA} – February 7, 2012 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding Marketplace, is excited to announce Fantasy Sound Event Services has been selected to receive the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2012 for DJ! The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top local wedding vendors from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism within…

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Ricalyn & Charles’ Wedding at Casa Real at the Ruby Hill Winery

The wonderful Sarah Dawson of Sarah Dawson Photography recently just shared some images with us from the October 1st, 2011 wedding of Ricalyn and Charles at Casa Real. We provided the Event Lighting, and we wanted to share these gorgeous images with you! Ricalyn decided to have both her ceremony and reception in the Amber Room, so during her cocktail…

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A Peach And A Pear Vintage Rentals

    A Peach and a Pear is a vintage rental resource that caters to any old soul with an interest in antique and retro furnishing and accessories on a budget. From beautiful, rustic farm tables and chairs to vintage cameras and silver accent pieces, A Peach and a Pear provides the statement pieces of an earlier time to any…

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Introducing….

  Hello! My name is Sarah Russell and I am the newest addition to Fantasy Sound Event Services and I am so excited to be here. After high school I attended Las Positas and the went on to Sacramento State where I majored in Intercultural Communications. While I was at Sac State I joined the sorority Phi Sigma Sigma and…

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Healy/Guptil Wedding at Leal Winery

Mandy Healy and Bengy Guptil were joined in wedded bliss on August 27th, 2011 at the Leal Winery in Hollister, California. This was our first time working at Leal Winery, and we immediately fell in love with the venue! It was like a little slice of heaven in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by vineyards as far as the eye…

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Phillips/Mikel Wedding at the Martinelli Event Center

  Jodi Phillips and Matt Mikel became Mrs. and Mr. Mikel in a beautiful outdoor ceremony at the Martinelli Event Center on August 6th, 2011. It was a sunny and warm August day, without a single cloud in the sky. Jodi and Matt are a very energetic couple, and that energy definitely shined through during their ceremony. They exchanged jokes…

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Workman/Kabealo Wedding at the Palm Event Center

Kate and Patrick were married May 6th, 2011 on a beautiful spring day at the Palm Event Center. The ceremony in the Estate Room was extremely intimate, with an abundance of candles warming up the entire room. Patrick’s cousin Brewer Stouffer was the officiant, and he stated that the love between Kate and Patrick was electric, and every person in…

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Why have a wedding coordinator (even on a tight budget)!

5 Reasons a Coordinator is necessary and will save you money! By Caitlin Arnold, Caitlin Arnold Weddings and Events If you’re on a small wedding budget, or just having a small wedding in general, a wedding coordinator is usually last on your list of things to spend money on. It makes sense when you think about what is necessary and…

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Sanchez/Palacios Wedding at St. Mary’s College and Lafayette Park Hotel

On Friday, July 9th, 2011 Christina and Aaron were married in a wonderful ceremony inside the beautiful chapel on the Saint Mary’s campus in Moraga, California. The color palette of the wedding was a soft green and orange, which gave the entire wedding a light, summery feel. Christina made sure to incorporate the soft green in her dress, with a…

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We’re Wedding Wire Rated!

Fantasy Sound Event Services is now WeddingWire Rated for 2011! Livermore, California – July 6th, 2011 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is pleased to announce that Fantasy Sound Event Services is WeddingWire Rated 2011 for Disc Jockey, Videography, and Wedding Planning. WeddingWire Rated is an annual award program that distinguishes wedding vendors across the country for their…

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Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Loar!

Roux and Ian were married on Saturday June 4th in a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Murietta’s Well. They had a gorgeous color palette of light green and white, which certainly helped to brighten up the overcast and chilly day. Luckily, the heat lamps helped keep everyone nice and toasty during the ceremony! The ceremony was extremely emotional, with both Roux…

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“How to Find A Photographer” by Rhee Bevere

Choosing a Photographer is not as daunting as you think!   You do a quick internet search and whamo – five billion listings for wedding photographer!  Are you kidding me?  Next, you try a wedding magazine, a popular one, and check the listings.  Row upon row of little thumbnails and listings.  Where do you start?  Whom do you trust?  And…

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Meet Marshall!

Name: Marshall Benjamin Roberts, Disc Jockey Hometown: Clayton, CA Favorite part of a wedding: My favorite part of a wedding is listening to the speeches because they are always entertaining and usually funny. Which three words best describe you: Spontaneous, outgoing, and dedicated. What are your favorite hobbies: Anything to do with sports, cars, music and the outdoors. Favorite sports…

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We Love Cake Delight!

A wedding cake is an important part of your reception so it has to be beautiful and delicious to please your guests. It should not only match the style and theme of your wedding but also be a proper reflection of you as a couple.  The cake is a symbol of a couple’s love, trust, and commitment.  Cake Delight will…

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Introducing….

Our new 12’x12′ beaded chandelier! Isn’t it gorgeous? Check out a couple of preview pictures for an upcoming wedding at The Palm Event Center. We hope our brides love it as much as we do!  

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Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Heroux!

  The wedding celebration of Jennifer Moody and Christopher Heroux took place at Hotel Valencia on Santana Row in San Jose.  Not only did they choose to have their wedding at a fantastic hotel, but the ceremony took place on the rooftop terrace over looking San Jose’s gorgeous mountain views.  The weather was perfect and the sunset was absolutely picturesque!…

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New Chandelier Photos

      These photos were taken at a beautiful May 14th, 2011 wedding at Casa Real, where we provided the Event Lighting.Don’t the chandeliers make the room look so elegant? We love our chandeliers, and we hope you do too!

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Check This Out!

We just finished our new videography demo, and we are excited for all of you to see it! Hopefully you enjoy what you see. If you would like to get more information regarding our Videography services, please call our offices at (925) 373-1934.

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Livermore Valley Wine Growers Auction

  This past Saturday, May 7th, we had the opportunity and privilege to provide the Sound, Event Lighting, Drapery, and DJ the 17th Annual Livermore Valley Wine Auction! One of our favorite wineries, Wente, played a huge role in this year’s event, by graciously donating their Barrel Room as the event’s venue. All the funds raised in the auction went…

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Weddings and Baseball!

With summer swiftly approaching, we here at Fantasy Sound are entering in to our 2 favorite seasons: baseball season and wedding season! Most of the members of the company are a bit baseball obsessed, and we are all fiercely loyal to our teams. Fallan, Nick, and Marshall are all Oakland A’s fans; Jessica, Kevin, and Nolan LOVE the Texas Rangers,…

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Meet Nick!

Name: Nicholas J. Lehr, Disc Jockey, Lead Videographer/Editor Hometown: Livermore, CA Favorite part of a wedding: When the bride and groom express they have had an amazing day. Which three words best describe you?: Tall, dedicated, passionate What is your favorite hobby?: Watching sports Favorite sports to watch: #1 Basketball, #2 Football Favorite vacation spot: Las Vegas, NV Favorite quote:…

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Event Lighting: Worth $10,000.00?

While checking out Yahoo.com today, Fallan came across an article discussing the latest wedding trend: Event Lighting. Here at Fantasy Sound Event Services, we are certainly advocates of Event Lighting, I mean it’s one of our main services! However, it got us thinking…how many brides are trying to fit lighting into their wedding budget? Chelsea Clinton may have spent $10,000.00…

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Emerald Across the Bay 12K

This past Sunday, March 20th, Fantasy Sound Event Services provided the sound for the 28th annual Emerald Across the Bay 12k event. Marshall was there bright and early to help set up, and he took every opportunity to have a little fun with the mascots that were there. Looks like he had a great time, doesn’t it?

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A Bridal Faire Tip…

We have been working an abundance of Bridal Faires recently, and it got us thinking about ways to make the whole experience smoother for all the brides that are participating. Bridal Faires are an amazing opportunity to check out all the vendors in your area, and gain an idea for what services you are going to want to book at…

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Meet Kevin!

Name: Kevin M. Dennis JWIC, Owner Livermore, CA Favorite part of a wedding: I have always enjoyed the toasts, but ever since I became a father, I have found that I really enjoy the father of the bride/grooms’ toasts. I look forward to the day that I can give a father of the bride/groom toast. Favorite song lyrics: “And in…

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Congratulations Meghan and Luke!

This past weekend, on Saturday February 19th, our DJ Nick had the opportunity to DJ the wedding of Meghan Spillane and Luke McMurray. The wedding and reception was held at the beautiful Palm Event Center in the Vineyard on a rainy evening, but as we all know rain on a wedding day is good luck!  Meghan and Luke tied the…

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Vote For Us!

Click on the button above to vote for us in the San Francisco Bay List‘s annual competition! We are competing in the Disc Jockey category, and we would love any and all of your support. Voting is free and easy! Just click on the button, and create a free account with SF Bay List. The winner of each category will…

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Tri- Valley Wedding Professionals New Year’s Networking Event

On January 25th, we had the pleasure of being the lighting sponsors for the Tri-Valley Wedding Pros New Years Networking Event at the Palm Event Center. It was a fun night and a wonderful opportunity for all the Wedding Professionals in the Tri-Valley to get to know one another better.  The event had live music provided by Sugar Rush, and…

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What A Memorable January 29th

On Saturday, January 29th, we had the opportunity to DJ 2 different weddings. Nick DJed and we also provided the lighting for the Julia Criswell and Kenny Verschelden wedding at Casa Real, and Kevin DJed the Kathleen Godkin and Andrew Adams wedding at Wente. The Criswell/Vershelden ceremony was held in the Amber Room, and the lighting design they chose really…

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Karmen and Calvin’s Wedding at Casa Real

Karmen Li and Calvin Lu were married  on Saturday, January 8th in a beautiful ceremony at Casa Real at the Ruby Hill Winery. They exchanged vows in the Amber Room, and it was truly an elegant sight to behold. Carl of Delford West Flowers and Gifts provided the bride’s beautiful bouquet and all of the floral arrangements. Amanda, of Chasing…

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Exciting News!

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce that Fantasy Sound Event Services has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for Disc Jockey! Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared…

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Chandelier Crazy!

We are absolutely crazy about our chandeliers! We have recently expanded our Event Lighting and Décor department, and our chandeliers are becoming increasingly popular. On New Year’s Day, we provided Event Lighting for a bride who used all 5 of our 12-Light crystal chandeliers for her ceremony in the Amber Room at Casa Real. The result was absolutely stunning. If…

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Happy Holidays from all of us here at Fantasy Sound Event Services! We hope this holiday season brings health and prosperity to you and yours. Keep an eye out on our website in the New Year because it’s going through a lot of changes, starting with the Fantasy Sound Event Services  staff biographies and photos! We took our photos December…

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Wedding Ideas…

Perhaps one of the coolest trends right now in the wedding world is the Winter Wonderland Wedding. There is something so magical about the winter season that lends itself perfectly into creating an enchanting evening for celebration. Now, I know it may be intimidating to get married in a season that already has an established theme, but don’t feel locked…

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Introducing…

Hello world! My name is Lindsay Fogarty, and I’m excited to be the newest member of Fantasy Sound Event Services. I just graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a bachelor’s degree in Communications, and an emphasis in cinema studies. You’re probably asking yourself why anyone would leave sunny California for cold New Hampshire, and let me tell you…

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Exciting News at Fantasy Sound Event Services

Big news!  Fantasy Sound Event Services is excited to announce that we have been chosen as one of three exclusive lighting vendors for two venues with whom we’ve had a longtime working relationship: the Palm Event Center in the Vineyard and Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery. We’d also like to congratulate Enhanced Lighting and Hartmann Studios for being chosen as…

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A New Year’s Eve to Remember at the Palm Event Center

Almost two years ago, our owner, Kevin M. Dennis JWIC, married his then fiancée, Jessica McClellan. We are excited to share that Brides.com is currently featuring their New Year’s Eve wedding here: http://www.brides.com/realweddings/weddings/222983. It’s hard to believe that they are approaching their two-year anniversary already!  With the featuring of their wedding on Brides.com, we thought it would be fun to…

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Keller/Stunkel Wedding at Concannon Vineyards

Christie Keller and David Stunkel were married on Labor Day Weekend, September 4, 2010. Their ceremony and cocktail hour took place at Concannon Vineyard in Livermore, CA. It was a gorgeous September day and the ceremony was quite beautiful. The cocktail hour took place under a picturesque arbor located right next to the Vineyard. Casey MackKenzie, of Casey MacKenzie Photography,…

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Palm Event Center in the Vineyard’s Vendor Appreciation Party

Tuesday night, Fantasy Sound had the pleasure of attending the Palm Event Center in the Vineyard’s vendor appreciation party.  Kevin M. Dennis JWIC also had the privilege of DJing the event.  Read Phillips of the Palm Event Center shared with us the many new and exciting upgrades that have been made to the facility over the last few months.   The…

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Hoffee/Prato Wedding-Oak Farm Vineyards

On April 17, 2010, I headed to Lodi, California, with Jillian Jackson, our awesome DJ Assistant.  We drove into the Central Valley, and arrived a short while later in Lodi’s growing Wine Country.  Oak Farm Vineyards was where the wedding ceremony and reception were held.  A gorgeous family owned property, the reception inside the barn was utterly picturesque.  So many…

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Mejgan & Hyder Janjua- The Bridge’s Golf Club

On Thursday July 1st, 2010, Fantasy Sound Event Services was blue….well, we were seeing blue! We were pleased to provide the Event Lighting for Mejgan and Hyder Janjua’s Wedding. The couple chose a beautiful “Tiffany Blue” for their uplights around the room. The custom Monogram GOBO was phenomenal. The ceremony and reception were held at The Bridge’s Golf Club in…

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Casa Amore

On April 21st, Casa Real at the Ruby Hill Winery held its first Vendor Showcase. 25 Vendors showed their best work to Casa Real’s Couples, watch the video below to see all the amazing work: These are the Vendors that participated in the Vendor Showcase: Augie Chang-Photographer Cake Delights Cards de Luxe Casa Real at the Ruby Hill Winery Chisel…

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Casa Amore / Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery / Vendor Showcase

Please enjoy some photos we captured of the beautiful Casa Real Vendor Showcase.  Although we shot Videography last night (video coming soon) our cameras allow us to take some stills.  Here are some samples of what to see in the upcoming video. The photos include vendors such as: The Flower House Pleasanton Rentals Cake Delight Jen’s Cakes Cards de Luxe…

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Lindsy + Ryan / Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay / Videography

We had a great time shooting a wedding at the amazing Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay.  The scene was set for a perfect day as Lindsy and Ryan married one another overlooking the ocean.  Lindsy and Ryan were such a great couple to work with as you will see in the video as their fun and playful attitude shined through….

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Fantasy Sound Event Services Winner of the Bride’s Choice Award 2010

{Livermore,CA – 01-20-10 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced Fantasy Sound Event Services has been selected to receive the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™ for Dj/Entertainment! The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds. Fantasy Sound…

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Jeff and Sera’s Wedding at Casa Real at the Ruby Hill Winery

On behalf of Fantasy Sound Event Services, I would love to thank Jeff and Sera Park for letting us be a part of their incredibly special day. I was their DJ for their wedding at Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery.  Our company provided the Event Lighting, which showcased the flowers of Floral Design Studio.  Harpist, Krista Strader started the…

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Upcoming Modern Bridal Faires

Fantasy Sound Event Services is excited to announce that we are the official DJ and Master of Ceremonies for the Modern Bridal Faire Fashion Shows. Here are the dates of the upcoming Modern Bridal Faires, stop by and visit the Fantasy Sound Event Services Booth. February 21st- San Ramon Marriott February 28th-San Francisco Concourse March 28th-San Jose Convention Center July…

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Rachel and Shane’s Wedding at Casa Real

Fantasy Sound Event Services would like to thank Rachel and Shane for allowing us to be a part of their special day. It was our pleasure to provide not only DJ Entertainment but also Event Lighting for their wedding at Casa Real at the Ruby Hill Winery. We would also like to thank the fantastic vendors who also helped to…

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Rodney & Kelly’s Wedding at Rios-Lovell Winery

I was the DJ/Master of Ceremonies for the wedding of Rodney and Kelly at Rios Lovell Winery in Livermore, California. I went to school with Rodney and knew many of the guests from high school. It really brought me back to my high school years. They had a beautiful ceremony out at the gazebo. The caterer was Scott’s Catering and…

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UPDATE on Patricia & Richard’s Wedding

This is an update to our original blog on Patricia and Richard’s Wedding at Casa Real at the Ruby Hill Winery. We would again like to thank Tyler Vu for supplying us with photos of our Event Lighting at the wedding. These photos also capture the beautiful arrangements that were created by Nicole Ha. You can see these pictures and…

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Patricia & Richard’s Wedding at Casa Real

We had the privilege of providing the lighting for Patricia and Richard’s Wedding at the Casa Real at the Ruby Hill Winery. The couple have beautiful photographs that they will be able to treasure for years to come thanks to the amazing photography of Tyler Vu. Photos of Patricia and Richard’s wedding can be seen on Tyler Vu’s Blog. Our…

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Fermin & Jennifer’s Wedding at Rios-Lovell Winery

I had the pleasure of working with Fermin and Jennifer on their wedding at Rios Lovell Winery in Livermore, California. I was their DJ/Master of Ceremonies. They hired their florist, Yasmin from Wildflower Event Florals, to be the wedding coordinator as well. She not only did an amazing job with the flowers, but did an excellent job as the wedding…

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The Wedding Of Andrew and Rachel at Casa Real in Pleasanton, California

I recently had the pleasure of being the Master of Ceremonies at the wedding of Andrew and Rachel on July 12, 2009 at Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery in Pleasanton, California. When I arrived, the guests were enjoying the cocktail hour in the Amber Room, where Krista Strader was playing the harp. The bridal party was outside taking photographs…

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Chad and Jaimi Critten’s Wedding at Heather Farms in Walnut Creek

I had the pleasure of being the DJ at the wedding of Chad and Jaimi at Heather Farms in Walnut Creek, California. I have known Jaimi since high school; nothing makes you start to feel your age like DJing the wedding of an underclassman of yours! Chad and Jaimi had their ceremony in the gazebo in the rose garden at…

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Danny & Alicia Sanchez Wedding at the Palm Event Center

It is funny how the weather in July can be so unpredictable.  On a, what seemed like a beautiful July day, were chances of rain.  The ceremony was to take place on the patio overlooking the vineyards of the Palm Event Center.  As the ceremony approached, the lingering clouds parted and the sun washed down, creating that perfect outdoor wedding….

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Jessica & Michael Harper / Palm Event Center / Wedding Videography

We would like to share a highlight reel from a beautiful wedding we shot at the Palm Event Center in Pleasanton, CA.  The idea of the video was to create an old fashion film effect with a few modern twists along the way. The bride asked us to create a video with three words in mind:  Creative, elegant, and energetic. …

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Thank you to Art of Photography by Karen Bates

We had the privilege of DJing a wedding with Karen Bates from the Art of Photography by Karen Bates at Wente Vineyards in Livermore, CA.  She was kind enough to share some of her photos from the wedding with us and we wanted to share them with all of you.  Enjoy! Matthew Bennett

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Peter and Elaine’s Wedding at Casa Real in Pleasanton, California.

I was the DJ at Peter and Elaine’s wedding on June 28, 2009 at Casa Real in Pleasanton, California. The ceremony took place outside in the courtyard. The temperature was around 108 degrees, but Nicole Ha from Nicole Ha Floral and Event Design still managed to make the ceremony site look amazing. Nicole waited until the last minute to take…

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Jeff and Jen’s Wedding, Wente Vineyards

I was the DJ for Jeff and Jen’s wedding at Wente Vineyards in Livermore on May 24, 2009. The ceremony and reception were going to be outside on the Terrace Lawn at Wente Vineyards, but it was a little too cold and windy outside; so, they moved the reception indoors to the Cresta Blanca Event Center. Even with the last…

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Laura & Andrew Stromberg Wedding / Sunol Valley Golf Club

On June 27th I had the privilege of DJing Laura and Andrew’s wedding at the Sunol Valley Golf Club.  Although the wedding was intimate, the energy level was far from lacking.  Laura and Andrew’s friends and family knew how to party and kept the dance floor full the entire time.  The Sunol Valley Golf Club was a perfect setting for…

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John and Amanda’s Wedding, Palm Event Center

In addition to hiring FSES for videography, John and Amanda hired me to be the DJ for their wedding on May 29, 2009 at the Palm Event Center in Pleasanton, California. The morning of the 29th, they had a traditional Catholic ceremony at St. Michaels Church in Livermore, California.  It was a small, intimate ceremony for the family.  John and Amanda…

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Scott’s Catering and the Blackhawk Museum

Last Thursday, I was invited to lunch and a tour of The Blackhawk Auto Museum. Scott’s Catering has been the preferred caterer of The Blackhawk Museum for many years, but now will also represent the Blackhawk Auto Museum for booking the facility.  Now your event can be taken care of with one phone call!  During the tour, of course I…

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Crooked Vine and Stony Ridge Winery

Recently, Carole Wigren from the Crooked Vine and Stony Ridge Winery in Livermore, California, gave me a tour of their completely renovated event space.  They have done an amazing job with their renovation and Crooked Vine and Stony Ridge Winery would be a great place to have a wedding or special event.  Their barrel room, with large hand carved oak…

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Philip and Jennifer’s Wedding, Hacienda de las Flores

I was the DJ for Philip and Jennifer’s great wedding at the Hacienda de las Flores in Moraga on May 09, 2009.  This was the first time that I had ever worked at Hacienda de las Flores.  It is a romantic Spanish-style estate.  Phillip and Jennifer had their ceremony outside in the lawn area and the reception was on a…

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Ode to the Middle School Dances

I have been DJing at middle school dances throughout the Bay Area since 1986 and when I started Fantasy Sound Event Services in 1989, school dances were my main focus.  Since then, we have grown to specialize in all kinds of events, including: weddings, corporate, and social events. It just hit me at the recent Hillview Middle School dance in…

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Thank you to WIPA (Wedding Industry Professional Association)

I would like to thank WIPA (Wedding Industry Professional Association) for asking us to sponsor their meeting on May 06, 2009 at Casa Real in Pleasanton.  Fantasy Sound Event Services provided the AV equipment rentals and the videography for their meeting.  The topic of the meeting was “Being Green is Easy”.  The guest speaker was Mireya Navvarro, an environmental writer…

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Palm Event Center wins KRON’s Best of the Bay award

To view our lighting designs, watch us on KRON’s Best of the Bay TV show this Wednesday, May 6th at 1:30pm and Sunday, May 24th at 5:30pm. We want to congratulate the Palm Event Center of Pleasanton California for winning KRON’s The Best of Bay award.  Additionally, a big “thank you” to the Palm Event Center for the opportunity to…

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Devil Mountain Run Recap

Last Sunday was the Workday Devil Mountain Run in Downtown Danville. The morning started off dry but just as the gun went off at the start the rain came down. The rain could not stop all from running either 5k or 10k. Many people came out to support the cause and get a little morning run in. Following the 5k…

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Workday Devil Mountain Run

Join us on May 3, 2009 for the 32nd Workday Devil Mountain Run! Our DJ Nicholas Lehr will be MCing the 5K finish line as well as the Kids’ Fun Run.  Come be a part of the fun! Workday Devil Mountain run is the oldest continuous running event in the East Bay, Devil Mountain Run 5K/10K attracts approximately 3,000 participants…

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Bella Intima

Fantasy Sound Event Services will be a part of Bella Intima at the beautiful Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park this Saturday April 18, 2009.  Come and check out this wonderful event and stop by our booth.  For more information:  www.bellaintima.com

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Love is In The Air or The Water

This past New Year’s Eve, our owner Kevin M. Dennis JWIC celebrated the New Year by exchanging vows with his fiancée, Jessica McClellan. Their evening wedding took place by candlelight at the Palm Event Center in Pleasanton. Kevin’s best man was his five-year-old son, Nolan. Five weeks later, Matthew Bennett and his fiancée, Kristin Holley. had an intimate family celebration…

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