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Instagram Roundup

We’ve got a whole new round of Instagram photos that we can’t wait to share with you today! Keep reading to look back at some of our recent favorites.

Mary and Robert – Does it get any better than this awesome beer wall?

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Lisa and Lucky – A beautiful dance by a beautiful couple!

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Lilly and Jeffrey – There is no better moment than the walk back up the aisle as Mr. and Mrs.!

 

Kayci and Mike – Congrats to these lovebirds on their happily ever after!

 

Jenn and Matt – We always love a fun guest appearance from the King!

In Rubio fashion, the King himself #fallforthesimiens #funtimes

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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.

Press: AllSeated

We’re delighted to share Kevin’s latest article on AllSeated about the event lighting and decor trends to look out for in 2017! He talks colors, seating, fixtures, and more. 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.

Press: The Huffington Post

We were thrilled to be included in this fun roundup on The Huffington Post about candle and lighting options for weddings! Whether you’re planning for an indoor or outdoor soiree, it’s important to keep in mind all of the considerations that come with your dream lighting design. Tune into the full article here!

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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.

Real Wedding: Jing and Joe

We’re delighted to share Jing and Joe’s gorgeous Ruby Hill wedding with you today! These two were dazzling and we loved working with them on their elegant celebration.

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Custom chandeliers and patterned gobo washes made for a truly breathtaking dance floor!

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Many thanks to Danny Dong Photography for the gorgeous shots! And a warm congratulations to Jing and Joe as they embark on the next chapter – we are honored to have been a part of your special 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.

What to Ask Your Lighting Designer

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As you’re putting together the team for your wedding, it’s important to know your vendors well and make sure that you’re all on the same page. Your lighting designer is no different – you’ll want to get an idea of how they’re planning for your special celebration, as well as what can fit in your budget. Here are some of the questions you’ll want to ask your lighting designer.

My event is at [venue]. Have you ever worked on an event there?

This is perhaps one of the most important questions you can ask. If your lighting designer is familiar with your venue, you can rest easy knowing that they know their way around the site. If they have never been before, then you’ll want to set up a site tour so they can get an idea of the space before planning out the design.

What would you suggest for my space?

You may have some great ideas (thank you, Pinterest!), but it’s always best to see how feasible it is for your venue. While you may love the idea of ornate chandeliers everywhere, your outdoor space may be more difficult in terms of logistics and perhaps your lighting designer has an idea with LED string lights that will blow your mind. They are the expert, so don’t be afraid to ask for suggestions!

My lighting budget is [number]. How can I best utilize the expense for maximum effect?

Very few of us go into an event with an unlimited budget, so it’s important to be upfront about how much you’re willing to spend on lighting. Otherwise, you may find yourself getting carried away with inspiration, only to be disappointed that you can only afford a fraction of the vision you dreamed up.

Do you own your own lighting equipment?

The best lighting designers will own their equipment, so this can help you qualify who is the best fit. Plus, if the equipment belongs to them, there will be more flexibility with pricing and availability as there’s no worries about rentals.

Do you have insurance?

This is something you should be asking all of your vendors, including your lighting design. This is a surefire way to safeguard your event should anything go wrong. If a vendor is insured, they’ll be able to show you a certificate of insurance – it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

Can you light up our space in our wedding colors?

More often than not, the answer is YES! However, if you don’t ask early on, your designer may not know exactly what you want and your pricing quote may differ. Be specific about how you imagine your big day.

How does the on-site crew dress and act?

Again, this is a question you should ask most, if not all, of your vendors. The last thing you want is for your vendors to show up looking sloppy or being disrespectful. Look for signs of decorum among the staff and, if there is no dress code, request that the crew wears black to look uniform.

Of course, there’s surely going to be some questions that are specific to your event, so don’t limit yourself to this list. Use these questions as a foundation to your meeting and let the conversation flow – now is the time to get to know everyone on your wedding team!

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.

Photo of the Week!

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This isn’t one of our normal “Photo of the Week!” photos, but we wanted to share anyways! Kevin recently spoke at the NACE Experience conference and we just received word today that attendees ranked his presentation in the top 5 of all the Experience sessions- what an honor!

Ceremony

How To: Coordinate Your Wedding Ceremony

Coordinating your wedding ceremony can be quite the undertaking, especially considering that there are so many moving parts to look after. From getting the wedding party in order to making sure the flower girl(s) and ring bearer know their cue and the officiant is on schedule, it’s enough to make one person’s head spin! Thanks to your amazing wedding party (and coordinator!), you won’t have to go through it alone.

One of the most important steps when it comes to coordinating your ceremony is to simply get organized. Create a timeline for your wedding day and communicate this to the wedding officiant. This will help him/her ensure that your ceremony doesn’t drag on for too long. After a while, your guests will be ready to eat, drink and be merry! Remember to mention any special rituals (i.e. lighting a unity candle, rose presentation, or jumping the broom) that you wish to perform during the ceremony as well.

Next, get into the details of which friends and family members will be playing which roles. Outside of assembling the bridesmaids and groomsmen, the bride needs to determine who will be the maid, matron or maiden of honor and, of course, the groom needs to choose his best man.

There are serious duties that come along with holding a high office in the wedding party, so choose wisely! The matron or maid of honor and best man are in charge of assisting the couple throughout the ceremony and most importantly, holding on to the rings.

Don’t forget about the little ones in your wedding party! You’ll need a ring bearer and flower girl(s). In particular, the ring bearer will need a trusted adult to hand him the wedding rings before he walks down the aisle. If you have a younger, more rambunctious ring bearer on your hands, swap the real rings for decoys that he can carry down the aisle instead.

Once your wedding party is situated, start thinking about your guests’ needs. One thing’s for sure, they’ll need a place to sit! Make sure that you have greeters or ushers on hand to pass out programs and guide everyone to their seats. Also, while you’re checking off your list, remember that everyone will need to hear what’s going on at the altar. Ensure that you have a solid sound system so that the officiant and your vows are heard loud and clear.

The ceremony is the highlight of your entire wedding day, so make it a good one! Create an experience that everyone will cheer about for years to come!

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.

Press: Maharani Weddings!

We were just thrilled to see Avni and Rahul’s gorgeous Indian wedding over at Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery on Maharani Weddings this week. From the elegant mandap to the grand crystal chandelier, we loved every aspect of this cultural celebration!

If you’re a lover of details, take a peek at the full feature to take in all of the glory!

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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.

Vendors

Best Ways to Qualify Vendors

You can’t have a fantastic wedding without equally fantastic vendors! Luckily, finding the right vendors for your Big Day is just a few clicks away. Check out these wonderful resources that will help you qualify the best vendors for your wedding!

The Knot & WeddingWire
Both of these sites will be your best friends throughout the planning process. You can search for wedding vendors by category and easily find reviews and photos. You can also learn about other key details, such as pricing and amenities. On WeddingWire, the site breaks down each vendor’s rating by factors such as quality of service, responsiveness and professionalism, which can be extremely helpful!

Social Media
Now’s the time to put your social media stalking skills to good use! Head over to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see what folks are saying about your potential vendors. Check out whether or not the tone of conversation in their mentions on Twitter and comment sections on Facebook and Instagram is generally positive. Also, look up their hashtags and get a good idea of what goes on behind-the-scenes. 

Yelp
There’s a wealth of information on Yelp as well. Their reviews often include photos, which is a major plus! Also, Yelp is much more than just reviews and ratings. You can request a quote through the site and find out which vendors are currently offering a deal. 

Website Testimonials
Of course, you have to visit each vendors website to take a look at their testimonials. Think about your vendor deal breakers and the quality of service you would like provided and see who matches up. If a vendor doesn’t have testimonials listed on their website, don’t be afraid to request referrals in-person. 

With these resources, you’re bound to find your ideal wedding 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.

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.

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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.

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!

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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.

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 wash is a lighting template that projects a pattern of your choice onto an event space. Read on for more details!

Ahead of the game
We like to think we’re on top of the latest trends, so we ensure that our catalogue of gobo washes is continuously growing! We aim to offer the latest, freshest designs to give your wedding a unique and special touch.

Focus!
Don’t waste your time with blurred lines! We understand that you only want the tip-top quality when it comes to lighting design, which is why we guarantee that your gobo washes will always be sharp and in focus.

The perfect fit
Not only are our gobo washes the perfect fit for you, but we promise your unique pattern will be cropped just right to fill the space perfectly. No need to worry about unsightly overlaps or cut-offs!

Picture-perfect
We’re guessing you want a lot of pictures taken at your wedding, right? Well, with a Fantasy Sound gobo wash, we guarantee that they’ll show up consistently photogenic! We put a great deal of effort into ensuring that our gobo washes are symmetrical, so they look superb from every angle.

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.

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 dancing! Don’t miss the lovely feature on Wedding Woof!

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Kudos to Matthias Geiger Photography for capturing their love so beautifully!

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.

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.

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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.

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 scale backs here and there will have you back on budget in no time and one step closer to your dream wedding!

Invitations
Who doesn’t love a fun DIY project! Make your own wedding invitations and save the date notifications in lieu of outsourcing. There are tons of great companies, like David’s Bridal and Canva, that will allow you to create stunning invitations online that won’t break the bank. What better way to invite guests to your wedding than with invitations designed with your own personal touch!

Flowers
If you find yourself having to scale back on wedding expenses, it wouldn’t hurt to look back over your floral budget. When trying to save pennies, staying in season with your floral selections is key. For example, having peonies at your October wedding may not be the best idea considering that peonies typically bloom in the springtime. Consider whether or not there are other areas in your budget that you would prefer spending the extra money it would cost to import out-of-season florals. Also, think of alternatives like garden roses or opting for more greenery in your floral arrangements. Your florist will be the very best expert to turn to and help guide you with creative options.

Food
There are a plethora of options when it comes to your wedding menu and it is important to weigh them when scaling back in your budget. For instance, having a buffet instead a formal sit-down dinner may be more cost efficient. You won’t have to worry about supplying a wait staff or costly table décor because guests will be spending a considerable amount of time traveling between their tables and the buffet. Lastly, reconsider the type of food you will be serving. Try opting for lighter finger foods over a full three-course meal. Not sure what’s the best fit for you? Touch base with your caterer to brainstorm ideas!

Entertainment
Scaling back doesn’t mean your wedding entertainment has to suffer. If the band you booked is stretching your budget a little thin, think about going with a DJ instead. Booking a DJ is a great way to get a lot of bang for your buck. Wedding DJs not only provide music, they can emcee and supply lighting for the reception.

Planning a wedding may not always go according to your pre-planned budgeting goals. However, there are endless ways to scale back and still create the same wedding experience you envisioned from the start!

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.

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 your event needs. We tend to do things a little differently around here at Fantasy Sound, so read on to see how we take care of your big day!

Can’t stop, won’t stop
Call us crazy, but we believe that there’s no such thing as ‘too many’ chandeliers! Our inventory of chandeliers is constantly growing and we have a chandelier to fit any type of wedding aesthetic!

Straight from our brains
That’s right – designing and creating chandeliers really get our creative juices flowing. The 12’x12′, 9’x9′, 6’x6′, and 9′ round crystal chandeliers are all made in-house, so you surely won’t find them anywhere else!

No going sleeveless
We ensure that our chandeliers are the only piece decorating your wedding venue. Upon setup, we sleeve the chains for a clean and sophisticated look. Don’t worry – we have sleeves in all sorts of colors to fit your color palette!

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Strike a mood
We all know that lighting has a huge effect on the ambience of a room, which is why we offer the option of having a dimmer for each of our chandeliers! Turn the lights down low as the celebration continues into the night or brighten up the dance floor for your first dance as Mr. and Mrs. The freedom is yours!

Your satisfaction, guaranteed
We get it – you want to be sure that you’re getting what you paid for. Our attention to detail sets us apart in that we guarantee our chandeliers will be at the exact same height and evenly spaced (unless otherwise requested, of course!). Crazy about having a chandelier over the sweetheart table? Just let us know – we’ll position it for optimal lighting, as well as ensure that it will appear in your pictures.

9' Round Single Tier Crystal Bead Chandelier, 4 Tier Round Crystal Bead Chandeliers, and Dance Floor GOBO Washes

Still have more questions or concerns? Rest assured that we can answer each and every one of them! Give us a ring – we can’t wait to learn more about how we can add to your special 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.

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…

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Elegant crystal chandeliers lit up Kirsten and Tobey’s ceremony area, along with their delicate selection of floating candles in glass vases.

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Crystal chandeliers also played a part in the reception, as did a soft GOBO print wash on the dance floor. Kirsten, Tobey, and their family and friends made great use of the dance floor (lots of happy, sore feet at the end of the night!) and we loved having the opportunity to DJ for them! Their playlist was on point and even the guest requests were lots of fun. 🙂

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Congratulations to this incredible pair – you two are an inspiration to all and we wish you all the very best! Here’s to you, Kirsten and Tobey!

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Our deepest gratitude goes out to Jessica Angeline Photography today for sharing these awe-inspiring 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.

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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A huge shoutout to Jessica Angeline Photography for capturing such incredible photos! Check out her behind-the-lens view of Kirsten and Tobey’s big day on her blog and tune in later this month as we look at this wonderful wedding.

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.

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!

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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- 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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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.

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!

648159866As 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 up the dance floor, along with a custom GOBO print wash for an intimate, romantic feel.

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Our best wishes go out to the Mr. and Mrs! Jessica and Chris, we were so honored to be a part of your big day – we hope married life is treating you well!

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Many thanks to Hazy Lane Studios for these incredible pictures! Consider us in awe!

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.

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 day their own!

635635930Elegant candle chandeliers dressed up the aisle for Liz and Ed to walk under and provided the perfect lighting for a romantic ambiance at the altar. (Psst… check out that dress of hers – she made it herself, feather bodice and all!)635635074The reception area was adorned with gorgeous crystal chandeliers, which lit up the dance floor for Liz and Ed’s first dance – but not in the way you’re thinking! 635637163These two dancing aficionados took their first dance to a whole new level! Liz changed out of her dress and donned more comfortable clothes and shoes so she could break it down with her new hubby. Quite impressive, if we may say so ourselves!635638366Let’s talk about the elephant in the room – a guest appearance by Stomper, the mascot of the Oakland A’s MLB team!LE0124-747Liz and Ed’s wedding was truly one for the books! We were so delighted to be a part of your special day and we wish you a magical married life with each other!LE0124-482Our gratitude goes to Viera Photographics for these fab pictures we’re sharing with you today!

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!

Brian_Cariaso_Apollo_Fotografie_Fine_Art_Wedding_Photo__Video_ApolloFotografieJJ18_lowThe Estate Room was looking extra glamorous for their ceremony and the pair shared vows under a gorgeous crystal chandelier donned with chic white drapery.

Brian_Cariaso_Apollo_Fotografie_Fine_Art_Wedding_Photo__Video_ApolloFotografieJJ66_lowThe reception area was dressed to the nines with a show-stopping 12 x 12 chandelier over the dance floor and a custom blue GOBO pattern projected on the floor. Talk about romantic!

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.

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 intimate feel or they can be designed to really get that “WOW!” factor. Loving the look? Give us a ring and we’ll set you up with one of our expert Decor Specialists – let us give you your dream wedding!

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.

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 big with flowers from The Floral House and linens from Napa Valley Linens!

580633039 Our sweet tooth was satisfied by the delectables provided by Gala Bakery and Primrose Bakery – YUM! (Red velvet cake – our kryptonite! Luckily, Danny Dong shot that picture before we got to the table!)580629083It was our pleasure to provide custom GOBO washes and chandeliers for the main seating areas! In collaboration with all of our fellow wedding professionals, we put together a gorgeous event that brought out a number of interested couples. We always love working together with such wonderful people!580631361

580624524Our deepest gratitude goes out to Danny Dong Photography today for such incredible pictures! He really captured the beauty of the event and we just love seeing him around with his camera!

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.

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!

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Our gratitude goes out to Chung Li Photography today for these jaw-dropping photos! Check out his blog for the full feature here – you won’t want to miss it!

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.

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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Check out those patterns!

In addition to our new selection of Edison bulbs, we also have a new chandelier to offer to those who are looking for something more on the elegant side. These crystal chandeliers come in two options: 16-lights (top) and 25-lights (bottom).

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Loving the new lighting options and just gotta have it? Get in touch with us today to find out 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.

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.

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Click here to see the full feature of photos by Caroline Tran. Don’t forget to check out the video at the end from Lovespun Handmade Wedding Films! You will surely find some inspiration from this gem.

Best wishes to the precious couple – we were delighted to be a part of your big day, Stephanie and Jason!

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.