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Wedding

What To Do After Saying ‘I Do’

After tying the knot, it’s important that newlyweds get a few things in order. From mailing out thank-you cards to handling name changes, there is plenty to do after your wedding. Here are a few tasks that’ll help get your post-wedding to-do list going!

Don’t disappear
Enjoy your fabulous honeymoon, but don’t go MIA on your vendors once you return. Vendors may need to follow-up with you or just want to say thanks, which brings us to our next to-do!

Give your vendors a shout out
If your vendors did a fantastic job, don’t forget to hop on WeddingWire, The Knot, and/or Yelp to let everyone else know just how amazing they are! Positive reviews on these platforms are just the right boost that will help them book more couples.

Send thank you notes
One of the most important things to cross of your list is, of course, sending those thank you notes for all of the wedding gifts you have received. Keep track of who gave what so that you can send personalized messages of gratitude. Your guests will certainly appreciate the effort!

Get your legal affairs in order
The process of getting your name changed, if you so desire, has its own to-do list! Start with your driver’s license, Social Security Card and bank accounts, then work your way on down the list. You’ll have to notify places such as your employer and utility and insurance companies. Also, don’t forget about changing the name on your credit cards and passport!

Properly store your wedding gown
Here’s a biggie for the bride! Your wedding gown is a gorgeous (and very expensive) keepsake that you’ll want to be kept in pristine condition. Consider hiring a preservationist who can help get your dress cleaned, neatly wrapped and tucked away.

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Find a new hobby
Once your wedding and honeymoon are over, you’ll start missing the feeling of having something grand to look forward to. Consider picking up a new hobby or getting a head start on  planning your next getaway. Staying occupied will help combat the post-wedding blues!

Once your to-do list is tackled, you’ll be ready to relax and enjoy your new life as Mr. and Mrs.!

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.

Instagram Roundup!

We’re back with another Instagram roundup! Take a look at some memorable shots from recent weddings below!

Christy and Danny – These lovebirds tugged at our heartstrings!

So happy for these two! #lewisatlast

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Ali and Mike – What a gorgeous shot of the new Mr. and Mrs.!

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Camille and Arnie
– The bride was such a stunner!

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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.

Beets Hospitality Group

Meet Sandy Zucker from Beets Hospitality Group!

This is a part of our Creative Collaboration series, where we introduce you to our creative partners from all around the Bay Area. Today, we’re introducing you to Sandy Zucker from Beets Hospitality Group!

Beets Hospitality GroupToday, we’re talking with Sandy Zucker from Beets Hospitality Group! Beets Hospitality Group is an event management and catering company that operates two exclusive event venues, the Palm Event Center in the Vineyard and Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery.

Although Sandy “fell into the business” straight out of college, she quickly fell in love with the events industry. After working as a Catering Sales Director at a venue in San Ramon, Sandy made the move to Beets Hospitality Group and we’re honored to work with her on a regular basis!

For her, the draw to the events industry (especially weddings!) is the look of joy in peoples’ eyes. Most couples are planning their first wedding and are on Cloud Nine when they come to Sandy and she is honored to be a part of the butterflies, the nerves, the excitement, and everything in between.

When working with couples, Sandy’s best advice is:

I always tell my couples to have fun with the planning and try not to create something that is impossible. With Pinterest available there are so many styled shoots and unrealistic images that our couples try and copy. I just try to remind them that they should try and create their own Pinterest wedding!

When she’s not running around planning wedding after wedding, Sandy’s favorite vacation spot is Hawaii. With its soft breezes and sandy beaches, Hawaii is a calming place that offers the best way to rejuvenate and disconnect from the craziness that is weddings.

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 Booth

Making the Most of Your Photo Booth

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

Let’s start with location! Setting up your photo booth in the right spot at your party is key. Make sure it’s out in the open as opposed to tucked away in a corner. In the same token, ensure that there are signs in place to let everyone know that there is fun to be had behind those velvet curtains.

Guests may be a little shy to approach the photo booth at first, so get the word out! Encourage your more outgoing party-goers to get in the booth and welcome others to tag along. Also, have your DJ or MC make an announcement to let everyone know where the booth is and that it’s absolutely free of charge.

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Additionally you’ll want to think about how many guests will be attending your wedding. Couples planning larger weddings should consider renting two photo booths, which will help prevent long lines and allow guests to snap more pictures with the crowd.

Lastly, you can’t have a photo booth without fun props and custom backdrops! Check with your vendor to learn about their customization options or get creative on your own! Perhaps you could roll out a red carpet for an old Hollywood-themed photo booth experience or show love to your favorite sports teams with footballs and foam fingers – the possibilities are endless!

Photo booths are pretty much a must-have to get the party going at your wedding. Your guests will enjoy creating memories that they can hold on to forever!

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.

 

Instagram Roundup!

It’s that time again! We’re sharing a few unforgettable Instagram shots from recent weddings – enjoy!

Bonnie and Kelly – The beautiful bride stunned in her lace gown!

 

Laura and Billy – What a gorgeous setting for the couple’s first dance!

The best night of my life. #LCandBILLS

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Erma and John – These doting newlyweds are such a beautiful couple!

❤️#ermaandjohnhappilyever

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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.

Casa Real

Laura and Billy’s Lavish Casa Real Wedding

As promised from last week, we’re giving you a full look at Laura and Billy’s grand Casa Real Wedding! The doting newlyweds had a fabulous ceremony that we know you’ve been dying to see! So, say no more. Let’s get to it!

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We loved everything about the bridal party’s elegant wedding style! The fabulous dresses, drapes, and lush bouquets were just perfect!

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Soft candle lighting provided a romantic glow during the ceremony and reception that was truly breathtaking! We also can’t forget about those dazzling chandeliers!

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The couple personalized their wedding with custom monogram details. All eyes were on the couple as they shared their first dance with beautiful monogram lighting!

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Congrats to the lovely couple! Thanks for letting us be a part of your Special Day! Our deepest gratitude goes to Randy + Ashley Photography for the beautiful images!

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.

Date

Tips for Scheduling Your Wedding Date

Getting engaged is a truly exciting time for couples! And perhaps we’re biased, but the planning itself is pretty fun too.

However, before you start securing vendors and picking out decor you have to pick a date to say, “I do.” Setting a date is so much more than selecting a number and month off your calendar. There are many things to consider from the season to the day of the week. Here are a few tips and tricks that will help you schedule the best date for your Special Day!

The time of the year is a major factor to consider when scheduling your wedding date. If you’re on a tight budget, having an off-season wedding is certainly beneficial. During the off-season, you may find additional savings for not hosting your event during the peak times of the year.

It’s also important to factor in the weather and seasonality of your dream florals. Importing spring florals for your winter wedding is going to put a dent in your budget, while sticking to in-season blooms will save you some change.

Aside from the season, you should also choose the actual day of the week your wedding will take place wisely. Saturday is most popular for various reasons, including that your guests get to enjoy the whole day without having to worry about slouching into work the next morning. While Saturday celebrations come with great perks, remember that they will also come with a price tag.

Above all else, do your research! Find out what’s happening near your venue on the day of your wedding. Find out if there will be any marathons or other major events are taking place on your potential wedding date. Events such as these come with heavy traffic and limited parking, which are headaches you won’t want to deal with on your wedding day.

Strategically picking a wedding date is the first step in getting your wedding off the ground. Think carefully and you’ll be on your way to a successful walk down the aisle!

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.

Joe and Areta’s Fall Casa Real Wedding

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

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Wedding Movie // Joe & Areta from MATTER VIDEO on Vimeo.

Kudos to Matter Video for this amazing visual!

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.

Venue

How To: Find the Perfect Wedding Venue

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

Size
Ensure that your venue is not too big or too small. You’ll want your guests to comfortably enjoy the ceremony. Also, think beyond the number of guests that will be in attendance. Imagine how big you want the altar to be and decide whether you want a sit-down dinner or buffet at the reception. These are all major factors that will determine how much space you’ll ultimately need.

Accommodations
This is where you hone in on the bells and whistles that each venue has to offer. Many locations offer arrival gift packages, welcome receptions, and brunch for your guests to enjoy. The venue should be child-friendly as well, if you’re including little ones in your celebration. Inquire about what accommodations the location has that will keep your younger guests entertained as well.

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Location
The decision to have a grand ceremony or an intimate affair will determine the best location for tying the knot. If you have strong ties to your childhood stomping grounds, explore the hidden gems located within your hometown. On the other hand,  jet setting to your dream destination is also an option. Keep in mind that planning a destination wedding doesn’t have to break the bank. Many resorts offer all-inclusive packages that will be kind to your budget.

You’ll be eager to sign off on the first venue that catches your eye – however, it’s important to iron out the details first. Choosing the right location for your ceremony will ensure that you have a spectacular wedding experience!

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.

Instagram Roundup!

We have another handful of our favorite Instagram shots coming your way! Get ready to swoon!

Ryan and Princess – we just love all of the gorgeous details from their wedding!

Congratulations to the newlyweds Ryan & Princess! #barlaanfrijaswedding2015 #palmeventcenterinthevineyard

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Thao and Kevin – the Palm Event Center was dressed up to the nines for these two!

What a beautiful wine country wedding tonight. Congrats Thao & Kevin! #happilyeverlaus

A photo posted by Palm Event Center In the Vineyard (@palmeventcenter) on

Casey and Natalie – what a romantic shot of these two lovebirds!

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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.

Instagram Roundup!

It’s that time again – time for our Instagram roundup! Take a peek at some of our favorite shots from recent weddings.

Zach + Brit – Congratulations to this new Mr. and Mrs.!

Rebekah + Tim – What a gorgeous head table setup!

#letsgetreadytotrimble

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Britt + Billy – Swoon-worthy picture, right here!

Congratulations to the new Dr. and Mrs. Carson! It was the most beautiful wedding! #bbcarsonwed @wgcarson1 @bittymals

A photo posted by Paradise Island Boutique (@paradiseboutiquetampa) on

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.

Instagram Roundup!

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

Lauren and Doug – what a beautiful wedding! We just had to include a shot of that delicious dessert display…

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Ashley and Ricky – talk about a stunning sweetheart table! We loved the effect of the trees against the drapery!

 

Jen and Brennan – we’re crazy about this dazzling wedding design! Bistro lights and chandeliers brought such a lovely effect!

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.

Meet Tyler Giovanetti from Beets Hospitality Group!

This is a part of our Creative Collaboration series, where we introduce you to our creative partners from all around the Bay Area. Today, we’re introducing you to Tyler Giovanetti from the Beets Hospitality Group!

Courtesy of Tyler Giovanetti

Courtesy of Tyler Giovanetti

As Property Manager of the two venues owned and operated by Beets Hospitality GroupCasa Real and Palm Event Center—Tyler has certainly seen his fair share of the wedding scene. It was his extreme attention to detail that drew him to the events industry and he’s proud to have such a strong Property Maintenance Team that values hospitality as they ensure every detail is just perfect for each wedding couple. Between ensuring the HVAC systems are working properly to designing and maintaining the exquisite landscape of the venues, much of the work is behind-the-scenes but are certainly vital to a successful wedding.

“I am very proud that I get to lead a team of problem solvers, and we are able to find solutions to problems behind the scenes without the client or their guests ever even knowing there was an issue.”

When he’s not on the grounds of either of the gorgeous venues he manages, you can sure bet that he’ll still be enjoying the outdoors elsewhere. Whether it’s backpacking or dirt biking, Tyler enjoys spending his time off on adventures and finding peace in nature.

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.

Instagram Roundup!

Today, we’re sharing another round of our favorite shots from Instagram. We love browsing through Instagram photos with wedding hashtags – you get to see a beautiful event from so many different perspectives!

Courtney and Ryan

The very best moment of my life #blanchetbeginning #wedding #bestdayever #love #palmeventcenter #delfordwestflowers

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Stacy and Javi

 

Rie and Joe

So lucky to have been invited as a guest to this beautiful #wedding. Congrats Joe and Rie! #riejoe2015 #bayareawedding #sfwedding

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Congratulations to all of these lovely couples! We hope you are enjoying married life!

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.

Instagram Roundup!

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

Maryjane and Chris

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Angelique and Daniel

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Alana and Don

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Viclaire and Joven

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Congratulations to all of these happy couples! Thank you for including us on your special day and we wish you happy lives together! 🙂

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.

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

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

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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’ 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.

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.

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.

Congratulations Meghan and Luke!

This past weekend, on Saturday February 19th, our DJ Nick had the opportunity to DJ the wedding of Meghan Spillane and Luke McMurray. The wedding and reception was held at the beautiful Palm Event Center in the Vineyard on a rainy evening, but as we all know rain on a wedding day is good luck!  Meghan and Luke tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in the Estate Room, where the background music was provided by “Elegant Touch of Strings”.  After the ceremony the guests moved into the Grand Ballroom to enjoy cocktail hour and the entertainment of a Photo Booth.  The Ballroom was decorated in a simple and elegant color scheme of white on white.  To help anchor the color palette, Jinger from The Flower House provided stunning flower arrangements, which really popped against the white backdrop. After dinner the party began. Meghan and Luke cut the cake provided by Primrose Bakery and laughed as they smashed into each other’s faces. Luke and Meghan shared their first dance as husband and wife to “Steady As We Go” by The Dave Matthews Band. All the guests had a blast tearing it up on the dance floor with the bride and groom, dancing to songs by Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, and Journey. The night finally came to an end for the newlyweds, as they were hoisted up into the air for the last dance.

Thank you so much Meghan and Luke for letting us be a part of your special day! We wish you all the best!

Exciting News at Fantasy Sound Event Services

Big news!  Fantasy Sound Event Services is excited to announce that we have been chosen as one of three exclusive lighting vendors for two venues with whom we’ve had a longtime working relationship: the Palm Event Center in the Vineyard and Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery. We’d also like to congratulate Enhanced Lighting and Hartmann Studios for being chosen as exclusive lighting vendors, as well.  We feel fortunate to be able to continue our relationship with the amazing staffs at both the Palm Event Center and Casa Real.  Our history with both sites goes way back, and we are excited to see what the future will bring.  Here are just a few lighting photos from our archives.  Enjoy!

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

Almost two years ago, our owner, Kevin M. Dennis JWIC, married his then fiancée, Jessica McClellan. We are excited to share that Brides.com is currently featuring their New Year’s Eve wedding here: http://www.brides.com/realweddings/weddings/222983. It’s hard to believe that they are approaching their two-year anniversary already!  With the featuring of their wedding on Brides.com, we thought it would be fun to reflect upon it here, too.  Kevin and Jessica were married at the Palm Event Center in the Vineyard.  The gorgeous flowers were provided by Delford West.  The breathtaking Event Lighting design and flawless Disc Jockey services were provided by Fantasy Sound Event Services.  Their cake, which consisted of three to-die-for flavors of cheesecake, was provided by Not Just Cheesecakes.  Father Robert of the White Robed Monks of St. Benedict officiated the ceremony.  His great sense of humor, along with his wise words of wisdom, were a hit with the guests.  Yves from YJM Photography was the photographer (his photos are displayed below).  The evening started out with a candlelit ceremony, during which Kevin’s then 5-year-old son served as the Best Man.  The ceremony was followed by a cocktail reception in the Ballroom. Guests signed a giant, customized bottle of wine provided by Mitchell Katz at Ruby Hill.  After dinner, guests hit the dance floor and kept dancing well into the new year (we should note that they did pause, on occasion, to snack on the pizza and popcorn that were wheeled out as midnight neared).  Fedoras, noisemakers, and feathered tiaras were among the party favors.  It was truly a wedding that, to this day, those who attended reflect upon with a smile.  At Fantasy Sound, we wish this for your wedding day, too.

Palm Event Center in the Vineyard’s Vendor Appreciation Party

Tuesday night, Fantasy Sound had the pleasure of attending the Palm Event Center in the Vineyard’s vendor appreciation party.  Kevin M. Dennis JWIC also had the privilege of DJing the event.  Read Phillips of the Palm Event Center shared with us the many new and exciting upgrades that have been made to the facility over the last few months.   The PEC was gorgeous before, but they still managed to improve upon it, anyway!  Some of the upgrades include:  a new entrance to the patio for receptions and outdoor ceremonies, a fountain on the back patio (which makes for an awesome photo op!), wall texturing and a new interior paint color, a new wooded bar area, large palms inside the ballroom, beautiful olive trees on the back patio and upgraded bathrooms.  The results are breathtaking!

In the spirit of fun and a little friendly competition, guests were invited to create their own cocktail concoctions at a mixology station.  We’d like to congratulate our DJ, Marshall Roberts, for his first place award winning drink, which was a tasty mixture of Dragon Berry Bacardi, a splash of Huckleberry juice, Sprite, pomegranate juice, and a splash of lemon juice.  Marshall’s drink was served in a sugar-rimmed glass and topped off with a slice of lime.

A recap of the night wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the hilarious skit performed by the Beets Hospitality staff.  They’re talented, they’re driven and, it turns out, they’re pretty funny, too!  Enjoy the pictures!