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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!

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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.

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.

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 multitude of options out there. One way to pick out some solid vendors is to ask for referrals from your venue or planner if you’ve already selected them. Usually, they have a list of vendors that they regularly work with and can vouch for their performance (and have an ongoing rapport)! Read on for some considerations while choosing the best vendors for you and yours.

The website
While we don’t normally contend “judging a book by its cover,” oftentimes a website can speak volumes to the company it represents. Be sure to check for a gallery page or a portfolio that will show their work in real events – a picture’s worth a thousand words, right? (OK, we’re done with the overused expressions!) It’s also prudent to check out the About section, which can generally offer a glimpse at the personality behind the page. If you like what you see, be sure to fill out the contact form with all of your event information!

The communication
You loved their site and you eagerly filled out a contact form, hoping to hear from them as soon as you click submit. The problem is, you don’t hear from them for close to a week – maybe even more. If that’s the case, you can most likely cross them off the list unless they have a great excuse (i.e. “Our website was under construction and the emails weren’t coming through” or “Space aliens hacked our email accounts and we couldn’t respond.”) Consider their initial communication with you as a first impression and assume that it will continue to be the same throughout the planning process.

The people
So, you heard back the following day and have a consultation meeting on the books – great! Now is the time to really get down to business and get to know your potential vendor. Come to the meeting prepared with questions and be ready to get to know them as if they were applying to become your best friend. Asking how long they’ve been in the business is a must, but other questions you may want to ask include “What inspired you to be in the wedding industry?” and “What can you offer me that other [photographers/florists/DJs/planners/etc] can’t?”

Sometimes, a couple and a vendor simply connect, which is ideal. Even if you don’t “connect” per se, don’t count them out if you still think they can do a great job on your wedding and will respect your decisions along the way. However, if you’re sitting in a meeting with a prospective vendor and things just don’t seem to be going in the right direction (“is she really filing her nails in our meeting?”), do not be afraid to tell them it’s not the right fit and walk away. There’s just no need to waste your time on something that won’t work.

The price
Unfortunately, cost plays a big role in planning weddings and sometimes the perfect vendor is a bit out of reach. If you have your heart set on a certain vendor that may not fit into the budget, feel free to reach out to them to see what deal they may be willing to make with you. Generally, vendors won’t change their price per service for anyone, but they may be willing to create a custom package for you or cut some of the unnecessary parts of their service to give you a better deal – just be sure to ask! They should want to work with you as much as you want to work with them, so it’s a win-win situation if you can get together to make it happen. If it doesn’t fall into place, there’s no need to fret – there are so many awesome vendors out there who would be honored to be a part of your special day!

When it comes down to it, your vendors (or your “wedding team”) should be enthusiastic and excited to work on your wedding. It is an honor, for sure! While it doesn’t need to be a match made in heaven (that’s what your partner is for!), you’ll want to be sure their personality fits yours and that they are timely and responsible. If so, you’re in luck! Enjoy the planning process with your expertly-curated wedding team and have the best darn wedding possible.

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.

Exciting News from WIPA!

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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!

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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.

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.

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

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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_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.

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 personal than including photos at your wedding. Share your love story with your guests and give them something to laugh about! Add in a silly selfie or that candid photo that captures your love – there are so many possibilities!

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Van and Justin included photos of themselves, as well as family members for a lovely touch! Photo by Love in Photographs

Monograms
Monograms are the epitome of personalization – put your shiny, new initials on display for all to see! Even if you’re not changing your name, using your first initials around the wedding is a wonderful way to make your wedding your own (plus they look great in pictures!).

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Molly and Robert stole the floor with their first dance on a custom monogram! Photo by rhee bevere photography

Pick Your Tunes
There’s no need to conform to a pre-planned set list for your wedding. Create a list with your partner of your favorite songs! Perhaps the first song you ever danced to or the song that was playing when you first met – if it means something to you, you’ll want to have it on your biggest day.

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Rachel and Shane’s first dance was truly one for the books! Photo by Jennifer Skog Photography

The Little Things
Sometimes, it’s the details that your guests don’t see that can add that extra special touch to your big day. Sharing a secret detail that only you and your partner know about can be the perfect expression of love. You’ll be smiling at each other all night, and you’ll always have that little part of your wedding that was just yours.

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James and John hid a little secret in their jackets, just for themselves. Photo by Apollo Fotografie

What ways do you plan on personalizing your Big Day? Be sure to share in the comments!

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.

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.

501133769Between our 12-light crystal chandeliers, a custom monogram, and elegant GOBO washes, we were honored to be able to light up Michele and Matthew’s wedding night.

501135024 What made the night truly magical was less about the lighting and décor and more about the feelings of love and joy that filled the room. With their closest friends and family, Michele and Mark’s night was surely a wonderful experience that they will always remember.

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.

 

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.

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Many thanks to our friends at Special Events for the opportunity!

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.

 

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!

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Our elegant 12-light crystal chandeliers created the perfect intimate lighting for this lovely wedding set in the rustic winery.

419014477Bistro lighting and our skilled DJ provided a fun and festive atmosphere for Jacob and Emelie to enjoy their special day with their loved ones. Many thanks to Courtney Stockton Photography for these stunning images! Check out her blog for more photos, as well as our press feature on Bridal Musings.

Our team at Fantasy Sound would like to wish a lifetime of love and happiness to the beautiful couple!

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.