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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.

Dance Floor GOBO Washes and a Custom Monogram GOBO

Photo credit: Tyler Vu Photography

(Incidentally, our meet-and-greet falls on International Talk Like a Pirate Day – so we hope to see you there, matey! Argh!)

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 with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

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 at your reception and get everyone on their feet!

Overhead Lighting
Chandeliers and other hanging lighting options can provide an intimate atmosphere, akin to dancing under the stars. It can also offer a wonderful focal point upon entering the reception area – the perfect way to ‘wow’ your guests! These lighting options are classy, while also being functional. Additional lighting effects can be added to increase that ‘wow’ factor, so keep reading for more inspiration!

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12′ x 12′ Crystal Bead Chandelier; Photo Credit: Apollo Fotografie

Candle Crystal Chandeliers

Candle Crystal Chandeliers; Photo Credit: Dana Todd Photography

Washes
GOBO pattern washes are a wonderful way to customize your wedding and add a special touch to the reception area. These pattern washes can be customized to your preferences and can be projected onto the floor or onto the walls – it’s completely up to you!

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Photo Credit: Hazy Lane Studios

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Photo Credit: Good Eye Photography

Monograms
Why not personalize your wedding in the ultimate fashion? Custom monograms of your and your partner’s names or initials are a lovely touch and are the perfect addition for that first dance!

Drapery
If there’s one thing that can add drama and dynamics to a dance floor, it’s drapery! Drapery comes in all shapes, colors, and sizes, so there is surely an option to match your chosen theme. As the fabric is quite versatile, drapery can be used in a number of different ways, so it’s time to get creative!

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Photo Credit: Dana Todd Photography

Give your guests a wedding to remember and dress up your dance floor!

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 with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

August Events

Bogni_Montoya_FairyTalePhotography_20121001at203615_0_lowWhen 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 the more special.

Visit us on August 22 from 10 am to 12 pm for our monthly DJ meet-and-greet and get to know our talented DJs, up close and personal. Want to join in on the fun? RSVP for August’s meet-and-greet here – we can’t wait to meet you!

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 with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

 

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 couple. Our deepest gratitude goes out to Amy and Mike for including us on such a special day!

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Take a peek at the full feature on Lyndsay Undseth‘s blog! We loved working with her and she has quite a way with the lens. 🙂

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 with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

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!

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Brian_Cariaso_Apollo_Fotografie_Fine_Art_Wedding_Photo__Video_ApolloFotografieJJ43_low Oh, and aren’t you just crazy about their custom monogram? We couldn’t contain our excitement when they asked for a San Francisco skyline – we adored the opportunity to share our love for our City by the Bay!

Brian_Cariaso_Apollo_Fotografie_Fine_Art_Wedding_Photo__Video_ApolloFotografieJJ44_low Congratulations James and John on your everlasting love and commitment. We were so honored to be a part of your special day and we hope married life is treating you well!Brian_Cariaso_Apollo_Fotografie_Fine_Art_Wedding_Photo__Video_ApolloFotografieJJ82_lowOur thanks go out to Apollo Fotografie for sharing their images with us – they’re phenomenal!

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 with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

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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!

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From our side, we provided elegant crystal chandeliers, as well as a patterned GOBO wash and a custom monogram (to go with the monogrammed tiered cake!), which added to the luxurious feel of their big day. We had the pleasure of DJing as well – we always love serving our Fantasy Sound couples to the extreme!

Check out the full feature 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 by great ideas paired with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

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 have to check out the pictures to see the wedding in all its glory!

Our kudos go to Hazy Lane Studios for such wonderful pictures – a true talent!

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 with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

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 make it out before? Now’s the time to meet our top DJs and get to know what they can do for your wedding day! Invite the whole crew – we want to meet you and your loved ones and learn more about your big plans!

If interested, please RSVP with our online form so we can look forward to meeting you! Hope to see you there!

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 with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

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!TylerVuPhoto_GraceDru_003The pictures, taken by the wonderful Tyler Vu Photography and  Leo Pham Photography, just go to show the upbeat energy of the party!TylerVuPhoto_GraceDru_026

TylerVuPhoto_GraceDru_020Cheers to you, Grace and Dru! We wish you the best and hope you’re enjoying your lives together!TylerVuPhoto_GraceDru_018Still looking for more eye candy? See the full feature of their wedding in all of its glory on photographer Leo Pham’s blog here. Many thanks again to Tyler Vu and Leo Pham for such breathtaking photos!

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 with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

June Events

Can you believe it’s already June? With summer just around the corner, we’re so excited for what the season has in store. This month, we’ll be hosting our monthly DJ meet-and-greet on June 27 between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Haven’t been able to make it out before? Now’s the time to meet our top DJs and get to know what they can do for your wedding day! Invite the whole crew – we want to meet you and your loved ones and learn more about your big plans!

If interested, please RSVP with our online form so we can look forward to meeting you! Hope to see you there!

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 with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

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 weddings, but not all of them. The answer to this question will determine whether or not you need to ask a family member or a friend to be the emcee for the night – someone needs to introduce the new married couple after all!

2. Have you worked at our venue before?
If the answer is “oh, plenty of times!”, consider yourself golden. However, if the DJ is unfamiliar with your venue, you’ll want to ensure that his equipment fits the size and technological requirements of the place. This is usually done through a visit, so be prepared to accompany your DJ to your venue at least once.

3. How would you describe your style?
This answer to this question could make it or break it – you will absolutely want to pick a DJ that meshes with you and your partner’s style, in terms of both music and business practices. If you’re a type-A person, you’ll want to stay away from the laidback DJ. While just as professional as others, you want to be sure you agree on all matters beforehand.

4. Can you provide a rundown of what is included in the package?
In addition to knowing how long the DJ will be of service, you’ll also want to get an idea of what else is covered in the package. Does the DJ bring all of his own equipment? Does he or she handle the setup and breakdown of the equipment? They may even offer other services (i.e. lighting, stage, etc.), so it’s important for you to have an understanding of everything he or she has to offer.

5. What is the song request policy?
Of course, your guests will have some certain songs that they want to hear at the wedding and, if it’s not on your pre-arranged list, they will ask for it. First, you’ll want to decide if you want to allow their requests (who asked for the Chicken Dance?!) and then defer to the DJ to see what his or her policy is.

Your DJ is an integral part of your wedding day so keep the above questions in mind while finding the very best fit!

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 with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

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 Choice

Everyone has a favorite song to be played during their reception, whether it’s Ain’t No Mountain High Enough or the Cupid Shuffle. One of the perks of having a DJ is that you’ll get the actual song that you love, sang by the original artist. Even the best wedding bands can’t always match certain songs to exactly how the real artist sings them (not to say that isn’t a lovely experience!). However, many couples have “their song” and may not be looking for a variation, which isn’t something you’ll have to worry about with a DJ. Another advantage of having a DJ is the freedom that comes with picking a completely customized playlist. Generally, bands have a specific set list or repertoire that they stick to, which doesn’t always have the wiggle room for changes or additions – you may even be charged for learning a new song.

Built-in Emcee

Having a DJ also means that you have a “built-in” emcee that will help to guide the flow of your cocktail hour and reception. A DJ that will multi-task and emcee for the day takes the pressure off of you and your family members because you won’t have to think quite so much about the night’s timeline. For example, a DJ will make the announcement when the wedding party enters the reception, as well as inform guests when certain traditions are happening, such as the first dance, cake cutting, and bouquet toss. One less thing for you to worry about!

Price

For the most part, disc jockeys tend to be more cost effective than hiring a band. Not only can DJs come for a lower cost, but they can also provide other services that a band normally can’t provide, like lighting or sound systems. Choosing to go with a DJ can allow you to stretch your dollar further and can provide bundled services from one company rather than needing to hire many different vendors.

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 with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

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!

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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 with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

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.

11182051_956606661045931_7847887622808206653_nCome by and enjoy some hors d’oeuvres, dance your feet off, and learn about what’s up-and-coming in the wedding industry. Oh, and don’t forget to stop by and say hello to your favorite Bay Area DJs! For more information, visit the Facebook event page here and join if you can make it!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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 with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

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 gorgeous and dreamy spot for the pair’s special night and we did just that.

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501137137Our deepest gratitude goes to Dana Todd Photography for such stunning photos. These pictures really blew us away! Our team at Fantasy Sound would also like to wish the lovely couple a lifetime of love and happiness – thank you for the opportunity to participate in your big day!

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 with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

 

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!

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If interested, please RSVP with our online form so we can look forward to meeting you! Hope to see you there!

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 with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

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.

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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 with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

 

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!

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If interested, please RSVP with our online form so we can look forward to meeting you! Hope to see you there!

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 with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

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.

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Our fun and festive GOBO wash lit up the dance floor and added a romantic touch to the beautiful venue.

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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 with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

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!

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For their reception, we used a fun and elegant GOBO wash on the walls, with a custom monogram on the dance floor. The reception truly captured the romance between the two and we kept the party going all night long!

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Our deepest gratitude goes out to GoodEye Photography and Design for these stunning images! Our team wishes Rachel and Jonathan a lifetime of love and happiness!

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 with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

 

Upcoming Events

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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 Casino. This will be Kevin’s second year DJing this event and he hasn’t stopped talking about it!

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In addition, we will be hosting our regular DJ meet-and-greet on Saturday, March 21 from 10 am to 12 pm. Come on out, meet our team, and learn about the services we have to offer. Please click HERE for more information!

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 with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

 

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!

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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 from onelove photography or the full feature here.

Fun fact: our very own Lindsay was a bridesmaid. Bet you can spot her in a few places!

Many thanks to Style Me Pretty for the opportunity and our congratulations to our fellow wedding professionals!

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 with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

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!

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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 to Style Me Pretty for the mention, and congratulations to our fellow wedding professionals!

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 with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

How To: Select the Right Songs for your Playlist

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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!

  1. Sit down with your partner. Narrowing down your ideal playlist is not something to do alone. The day will be about you and your soon-to-be spouse, so it’s important that you are both included on the decision! The last thing you want is to have your first dance to a song your other half can’t stand.
  2. Make a list of “Must Plays” and “Must-Not Plays.” Can’t imagine a wedding without your favorite Norah Jones song? Does the thought of the Cha Cha Slide make you cringe? Be sure you are keeping a list of your “musts” and “must nots” to give to the DJ to keep you and your guests happy.
  3. Don’t plan out the entire evening. So you have your lists of favorite (and not so favorite) songs in hand, but do keep in mind that your DJ is an expert at what he or she does. They are professionals at getting people on the dance floor and having fun, so let them work his magic throughout the night. We promise you won’t be disappointed!
  4. Discuss your choices with your DJ. If you’re having trouble finding songs to agree on, get in touch with your DJ! They do this for a living, so they probably have some great suggestions for you and your beau to sort through.
  5. Ask your guests. A popular trend is to include a line on the RSVP card where guests can write a song request for the wedding. This is a great way to get an idea of what your guests want to hear. That being said, don’t feel obliged to give in to the requests for Gangnam Style or the Harlem Shake if that’s not your thing.

When it comes down to it, your wedding playlist should be full of songs that make you and your partner smile. Remember – your guests are there to celebrate you and to have a great time, regardless of whether they love the songs you chose. Also, don’t forget to take advantage of your most valuable resource: your DJ!

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 with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

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 of services are encouraged to attend our Disc Jockey Meet and Greet between 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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 with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

Disc Jockey Meet and Greet

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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 match is to get to know the DJ in person. Making sure your personalities mesh is our first priority, and the driving force behind our monthly gatherings

This is a great opportunity to get to know the gang at once. We will have two sessions: 10am – 11am and 11am – 12pm. You are welcome to stop in at any time during the session you RSVP for.

To RSVP, please complete this form. RSVP is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so registration may close at any time. In other words, book your spot early!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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 with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

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 exception. We are so excited to share this beautiful wedding with you!

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Hunnie and Peter had such a beautiful vision for their wedding, and we were honored that they chose us to make their vision come true. They knew that they wanted to transform Casa Real into a romantic and intimate space, and our double hung drapery and chandeliers were the perfect additions to make their dream a reality. They also augmented the design with some beautiful purple GOBO washes, table spotlights, and a custom monogram GOBO.

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Hunnie and Peter certainly knew how to throw a party! Their guests were out grooving on the dance floor all night long. Our DJ Nick said it was one of the most energetic weddings he has ever DJed!

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 Congratulations Hunnie and Peter! We wish you all the best in your future together!

 

Exciting News!

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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 in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Fantasy Sound Event Services’s selection as a Bride’s Choice Award 2013 winner was selected based on the positive experiences expressed by past clients on WeddingWire, the world’s largest wedding review site with over one million reviews. While many industry awards are given by the host organization, the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Fantasy Sound Event Services.

The WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2013 are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on professional achievements from the previous year. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients. As a Bride’s Choice Awards winner, Fantasy Sound Event Services is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.

“Each year, WeddingWire looks forward to celebrating the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Now in its fifth year, the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program continues to recognize the elite wedding professionals who exemplify a commitment to quality, service and professionalism. These businesses were chosen by our bridal community for their responsiveness and dedication to their clients over the past year. We are honored to recognize Fantasy Sound Event Services for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry.”

We are thrilled to be one of the top Disc Jockeys in Northern California in the WeddingWire Network of sites, which include leading wedding sites such as WeddingWire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for 2013!

To learn more about the Bride’s Choice Awards™, please visit www.WeddingWire.com/brides-choice-awards.

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 couple used for decor.

The vineyards at Murrieta’s Well always serve as a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony. Heather and Brandon were lucky enough to enjoy a gorgeous fall day, with picturesque blue skies and a warm breeze. They couldn’t have asked for a better October day in Livermore!

Heather and Brandon rented our 30 candle iron chandeliers, along with some uplighting to transform the barrel room into an autumnal haven. The chandeliers definitely helped to accent the rustic vibe they were going for.

This menu board helped add to the rustic look, and it is a fun way to let your guests know what they will be eating. We absolutely LOVE details like this…and can we talk about the menu selections?! Everything sounds absolutely delicious!

Heather and Brandon had these yummy Pumpkin Caramel Spice cupcakes packed up for their guests to take home. Nick was lucky enough to get to try one, and it was deliciously rich and moist. He was looking around for some milk to wash it down!

And check out that cake! The floral detail is absolutely AMAZING. It’s simple yet elegant, and the loose petals tie in Brandon and Heather’s  autumnal color scheme.

Thank you to Heather and Brandon for inviting us to be a part of your special day! We wish the two of you nothing but happiness!

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 couple in May, and right from the start you could tell that his style matched with theirs perfectly. They had a few meetings together, and their wedding day was here before we knew it!

The couple chose a color scheme of different shades of purple and champagne, and they had fun touches sprinkled throughout the reception. Check out the scrumptious candy bar and elegant photo table. AND THAT CAKE! So beautiful and elegant. Krista and Joe picked a lot of great vendors to work with, and that always makes our job a lot easier. Karl from Delford West provided the beautiful floral arrangements, and Mark from MSR Photography captured all the beautiful moment. All the photos in this blog were taken by Nick, but we are looking forward to receiving some more images from Mark…so keep your eyes peeled!

Krista and Joe’s wedding took place all over the Martinelli property, with the ceremony being held on the back lawn, the cocktail hour in the courtyard, dinner in the event center, and dancing brought all the guests back to the courtyard. The couple decided that they wanted our event lighting both in the event center and the courtyard, and it gave us a great opportunity to do something we have never done before! We did GOBO patterns and uplights in the event center, and then had some market lighting and GOBO patterns outside in the courtyard! The market lights were great to dance under, and Nick made sure to keep the party going!

Krista and Joe’s wedding day couldn’t have been more perfect! There wasn’t a single cloud in the sky, and it was a comfortably warm day and evening. We loved working with this relaxed and fun-loving couple, and we wish them all the best in their future together.

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Mancuso!

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 their union. Nick, who was their DJ for the night, was able to capture a few photos with his cellphone, so please excuse the picture quality!

Check out that view! What an amazing location to become man and wife!

 Erica and Doug chose a color palette of different shades of purple, accented with light gray and white. Their sweetheart table was adorned with loose rose petals, provided by Jessica Dixon of The Petal Company. She provided all the flowers for the day, and the arrangements and bouquets were gorgeous! We had a great time working with her, and we look forward to seeing her at weddings in the future!

The Pitney’s also added a couple special touches that everyone really enjoyed. Instead of serving a wedding cake, different flavored bundt cakes, from Nothing Bundt Cakes, were placed on every table, and the guests were encouraged to travel to different tables to taste all the flavors. They also gave each of their guests a bottle of their favorite coffee liqueur to take home, complete with a custom designed label!

Lori Huneke Photography was on hand to capture all the special moments from the night, and she was gracious enough to give us a sneak peek! Keep your eye out to see this blog get updated when she shares more finished photos with us. We loved having Lori on our team for Erica and Doug’s wedding, and we hope she will be a frequent teammate in the future!

 Congratulations Erica and Doug! Thank you for inviting us to be a part of your special day, and we wish you many happy years together!

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 the wedding industry. While many industry awards are selected by the organization, Fantasy Sound Event Services was selected based on its stellar reviews from past newlywed clients.
Fantasy Sound Event Services is recognized as part of the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire local vendor community, comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The Bride’s Choice Award recognizes  the best local wedding vendors across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their overall professional achievements throughout the past year.
“WeddingWire is thrilled to honor the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Since the launch of the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program four years ago, thousands of outstanding wedding professionals have been recognized by the bridal community for their supreme service and dedication to the wedding industry. It is with great pleasure that we congratulate Fantasy Sound Event Services for their continued professionalism and commitment to enriching the wedding planning experience for engaged couples.”
We are happy to announce that Fantasy Sound Event Services is one of the very best DJs within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. Thanks to their positive feedback we were able  to receive the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for 2012.
For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at http://www.weddingwire.com/biz/fantasy-sound-event-services-livermore/2b4f47c1c347be17.html.
To learn more about the Bride’s Choice Awards™, please visit www.WeddingWire.com.
About WeddingWire, Inc.WeddingWire™, the nation’s leading marketplace serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 reviewed wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers. WeddingWire also offers a comprehensive suite of online planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire is the only all-in-one marketing platform for businesses online and on-the-go. WeddingWire offers one simple solution to build a professional network, improve search visibility, manage social media and reach mobile consumers. Businesses that advertise with WeddingWire appear on WeddingWire.com, ProjectWedding.com and other leading sites, including MarthaStewartWeddings.com (NYSE: MSO), Brides.com and Weddingbee.com.

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 and laughter, which of course led to both Jodi and Matt shedding some happy tears.

 

 

The party moved in to the Banquet Room at the Martinelli Event Center, where the color palette of chocolate and ivory looked stunning with the amber uplighting and GOBO washes. Jodi and Matt’s energy was magnified throughout the reception, and it seemed as though everyone was bit by the energy bug! Jodi’s father gave a speech that was absolutely hilarious, and he brought the house down with laughter. The guests all had a great time in the photo booth, which was provided by D. Lillian Photography. She was the photographer for the wedding as well, and she provided all the pictures on this blog. We had an AMAZING time working with her! You can learn more about her at www.dlillianphotography.com, or call her at 916.662.3513.

 

 

Our DJ, Marshall, made sure to keep everyone on the dance floor, busting a move until the late hours of the evening. The bridal party made sure to get in on the action, by standing on the chairs at the head table and getting their groove on to Ke$ha’s “Your Love Is My Drug”. The real crowd-pleaser, however, was when the groom’s mother was introduced to the Oak Ridge Boys’ classic hit “Elvira”. The dance floor was packed, as every single guest at the wedding joined the bridal party in line-dancing.

 

 

Congratulations Jodi and Matt! We wish you all the best in your marriage, and we want to thank you for having us be a part of your special day!