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How To Choose A Wedding DJ
Your wedding day will be one of the most important days of your life. From “will you?” to “I do,” you will be making decisions that will shape how your big day will turn out. You might find yourself becoming overwhelmed. Scratch that; you WILL be overwhelmed. However, one decision that truly should be an enjoyable one to make is your decision on wedding entertainment. When you feel anxious, take a breath and start looking at your entertainment options. Often times when planning, tasks get divided in the name of efficiency. In this case, it can be more fun to do this one together! Choosing entertainment can be one of the more pleasant things to do with your soon-to-be-spouse. As you attend live showcases, or just watch videos online together, you will find yourselves coming together. When it comes to choosing between a live band or a DJ, you might...
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  With the birth of swing music in the 1930s and its rise through the 1940s, Bandleaders such as Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, and Count Basie were household names. Dancing the Foxtrot and Twostep to the elegant sounds of big band music was the societal norm. 2015 marks the centennial birthday of one of the greatest performers of all time, also grouped into the swing category, Frank Sinatra.This musical style that was once all the rage is now considered a thing of the past; or is it? Sinatra's top hits, for example, have become standards, and are still among the most requested songs at any event. His sound influences many of today's most popular artists. What does this mean for your event? While searching for your perfect dance band, be sure to consider a few things. Though this is your event, keep your guests in mind. The most successful dance bands...
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Why Your Wedding and Event Professional is More Than a Vendor
  In planning a wedding, gala or other special event, you should look for the most professional band, caterer, designer, photographer, videographer and others. Look at reviews, scan websites and most of all, ask for referrals. You will find that the best refer the best for many reasons, including the fact that these professionals are easy to work with, and have your best interest in mind. A truly professional partner will initiate a two way conversation, consulting with you to help you reach your vision and goal. Where a vendor will follow your lead, and take your order, a professional partner will guide you through the process, offering ideas to help you attain your goal. Weddings and other social events have many moving parts, and multiple professionals involved. Often, there is a wedding or event planner as the point person, coordinating and creating timelines. etc. While a good planner may have...
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For years, BVTLive! has had the pleasure of working alongside Tim Sudall of Allure Films at many weddings and social events. Having the privilege to work with someone as passionate about filmmaking as Tim has been a real treat. We wanted to share his expertise and knowledge with our clients. Read on for some insight into our friend, Tim Sudall, and the benefits of choosing a professional to film one of the most important days of your life—your wedding day! Tim fell in love with filmmaking at a young age. Fascinated by films as he learned more about this medium in high school, Tim knew he had to delve farther into the filmmaking industry. He did just that. Tim has been a filmmaker for over 20 years and simply loves what he does and it shows in his work! Tim shared in his interview that the most rewarding part of...
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Over the past week, I had the honor of performing with Jellyroll for two very inspiring people, Adam Taliaferro and Kevin Reilly. Adam is the founder of the Adam Taliaferro Foundation; and Kevin is a Comcast Sports broadcaster and motivational speaker. Both Adam and Kevin had great football careers cut short at young ages, in the prime of their careers. Adam suffered a paralyzing injury while playing for Penn State, and Kevin lost an arm to cancer during his NFL career, where he played for our Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots. Adam was told he would never walk again after his injury. He didn't hear that, and went on to lead the Penn State Nittany Lion football team onto the field less than a year later, first walking, then jogging, in front of over 100,000 fans. After Kevin's diagnosis with a rare cancer ended his football career, he underwent...
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