Events

Callie’s Bat Mitzvah At The MAC Club Portland

 
Steve Marker had the honor of being the DJ at Callie’s Bat Mitzvah At The MAC Club Portland on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Steve also DJ’d sister Hannah’s Bat Mitzvah in 2014 also held at the MAC Club. Mazel Tov Callie and thank you Steven and Lainie for choosing PRO DJs.
 
Bat Mitzvah At The MAC Club Portland (9-2-17)
 

Pre-Eclipse August Mt. Hood Wedding

 
Leslie and Rick were married on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Mt. Hood Bed & Breakfast in Parkdale, Oregon. After a hot July, it was nice to get a break as the temperature was a perfect 80 degrees for this Mt. Hood wedding scheduled to begin at 5pm.
 
Mt. Hood B & B Wedding 8-19-17
 
Mt. Hood Wedding Ceremony Highlights:

  • Bride & Family Entrance: Newsong and Natalie Grant – When God Made You
  • Communion: Westlife – You Raise Me Up & Jeremy Riddle – Sweetly Broken
  • Bride/Groom Exit: Pharrell Williams – Happy

The reception began immediately in the same area as where the ceremony took place with most guests gathering near the shed to get a cool drink. For background music, I played a variety of songs that included artists James Taylor, Coblie Callait, Blake Shelton and others.
 
Mt. Hood B & B Wedding 8-19-17
 
Mt. Hood Wedding Reception Highlights:

  • Cake Cutting: James Taylor – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
  • First Dance: Kenny Chesney – You Had Me at Hello
  • Family Dance (Grandchildren): Beatles – Twist & Shout

 
Most of the newlyweds 12 grandchildren joined them for the family dance and then most everyone else in attendance jumped in as well. The floor filled quickly and stayed that way for a good 90 minutes. Guests danced to everything from the Bee Gees and Bob Seger to Bruno Mars and Beyonce.
 
Mt. Hood B & B Wedding 8-19-17
Mt. Hood B & B Wedding 8-19-17
 
Congratualtions Leslie and Rick and thank you to Leslie’s daughter Rebecca for choosing PRO DJs.
 
Post Event Satisfaction Survey:
 
“Rich was extremely easy to work with from the initial contact to the end of the event!  He is friendly, well organized, helpful, knowledgeable, and very professional.  The music selection kept the dance floor packed all evening.  I would highly recommend Pro DJs and Rich Ellis!”
-Rebecca Jorgensen (Leslie Phillips & Rick Benjamin Wedding) – Hood River, OR

  • Event Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017
  • Event Type: Wedding & Reception
  • Event Location: Mt Hood Bed and Breakfast
  • Event Staff: Rich Ellis
  • Quality of Customer Service via Telephone: Excellent
  • Quality of Customer Service via Internet: Excellent
  • Quality of Customer Service at Event: Excellent
  • Friendliness of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Promptness of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Professionalism of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Performance: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Appearance: Excellent
  • System Appearance: Excellent
  • Sound Quality: Excellent
  • Overall Volume Levels: Excellent
  • Music Selection: Excellent
  • Incorporation of Your Requests: Excellent
  • Lighting Effects: N/A
  • Equipment Appearance: Excellent
  • Overall Customer Service: Excellent
  • Planning Assistance: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Cooperation with Other Vendors: Excellent
  • Overall Performance Rating: Excellent
  • Would you recommend this service to others? Yes

Horning’s Hideout Wedding North Plains Oregon

 
Lanie and Tyler held their Horning’s Hideout wedding in North Plains, Oregon on Saturday, August 5, 2017. I had the opportunity to perform at Lanie’s brother Steven’s wedding at this same location in 2015.
 
The only difference was the location of this event on the property as this took place in the more secluded Creekside Area. As the temperature rose to a warm 90+ degrees, all the extra trees provided some welcome shade for most of the guests.
 
Horning's Hideout Wedding 8-5-17
 
Horning’s Hideout Wedding Ceremony Highlights:

  • Wedding Party Entrance: Bruno Mars – Just the Way You Are
  • Bride Entrance: Piano Guys – Can’t Help Falling in Love (Elvis)
  • Bride/Groom Exit: Ray LaMontagne – You Are The Best Thing

The reception followed with tables arranged for dinner in the grass where the ceremony had just taken place.
 
Horning's Hideout Wedding 8-5-17
 
The newlyweds were not really interested in the traditional wedding reception events, so following the toast, the dance floor was open to everyone. It was early and there was still a lot of daylight, but undercover where I was setup, my lighting added a little extra party to the very large dance floor and we had many takers from the opening song.
 
Horning's Hideout Wedding 8-5-17
 
Then as twilight set in, the dance floor really picked up into a full rager as I played a mix of everything from Michael Jackson and Outkast to requests for Whitney Houston, The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj and more.
 
Horning's Hideout Wedding 8-5-17
Horning's Hideout Wedding 8-5-17
Horning's Hideout Wedding 8-5-17
 
Congratulations Lanie and Tyler and thank you to the Father of the Bride, Darren for having me back to DJ his daughter’s wedding.
 
Post Event Satisfaction Survey:
 
“I hired Rich for both of my kids’ weddings. The ultimate professional. He plays everything you want and nothing that you don’t. I would highly recommend.” -Darren Martin (Lanie Martin &

Tyler Conlee Wedding)

  • Event Date: Saturday, August 5, 2017
  • Event Type: Wedding & Reception
  • Event Location: Horning’s Hideout
  • Event Staff: Rich Ellis
  • Quality of Customer Service via Telephone: Excellent
  • Quality of Customer Service via Internet: Excellent
  • Quality of Customer Service at Event: Excellent
  • Friendliness of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Promptness of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Professionalism of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Performance: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Appearance: Excellent
  • System Appearance: Excellent
  • Sound Quality: Excellent
  • Overall Volume Levels: Excellent
  • Music Selection: Excellent
  • Incorporation of Your Requests: Excellent
  • Lighting Effects: N/A
  • Equipment Appearance: Excellent
  • Overall Customer Service: Excellent
  • Planning Assistance: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Cooperation with Other Vendors: Excellent
  • Overall Performance Rating: Excellent
  • Would you recommend this service to others? Yes

Making Memories At Majestic Mt. Hood Wedding

 
After a scorcher just 24 hours earlier, a nice steady breeze made for a perfect day at Deborah and Zak’s Mt. Hood wedding and reception on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Mt. Hood B & B in Parkdale, Oregon.
 
Mt. Hood Wedding 7-23-17
 
It was still warm though after sitting in the sun for about an hour to witness the ceremony, so it was no surprise that all guests gathered under the nearby tent for refreshments while family members met up for photos in front of the house.
 
Mt. Hood Wedding 7-23-17
 
Mt. Hood Wedding Ceremony Highlights:

  • Wedding Party Entrance: Steve Petrunak – Forrest Gump (Instrumental Version)
  • Bride Entrance: Nick Worraf – It’s Your Love (In the style of Tim McGraw)
  • Bride/Groom Exit: The Head and the Heart – Rhythm & Blues

For the reception, my main sound system was set-up earlier in the dining area located behind the house. After everyone found their seats, I introduced the entire wedding party (14 members) and then Deborah and Zak. Background music during dinner was a soft variety of favorites that included Jason Mraz, Tim McGraw and Ingrid Michaelson.
 
Mt. Hood Wedding 7-23-17
Mt. Hood Wedding 7-23-17
Mt. Hood Wedding Reception Highlights:

  • Grand Entrance: Brett Young – In Case You Didn’t Know
  • First Dance: Needtobreathe – A Place Only You Can Go
  • Bride and Father Dance: Tim McGraw – My Little Girl
  • Groom and Mother Dance: Frankie Valli – My Mother’s Eyes
  • Bouquet Toss: Meghan Trainor – Dear Future Husband
  • Garter Toss: U2’s Clayton & Mullen – Mission: Impossible
  • Last Dance: Diego Luna & Gustavo Santaolalla – Te Amo y Mas

After the opening slow dance and a few classics, guests enjoyed dancing to recent hits from some of the newlyweds favorite artists, including Enrique Iglesias and Shakira, as well as the song of the summer for 2017 ‘Despacito’ from Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee.
 
Mt. Hood Wedding 7-23-17
Mt. Hood Wedding 7-23-17
Mt. Hood Wedding 7-23-17
 
Best wishes Deborah and Zak!
 
Mt. Hood Wedding 7-23-17
 
“We thought the service and quality was fantastic.”  -Deborah Galindo & Zak Ostertag

  • Event Date: Sunday, July 23, 2017
  • Event Type: Wedding
  • Event Location: Mt. Hood Bed and Breakfast
  • Event Staff: Rich Ellis
  • Quality of Customer Service via Telephone: Excellent
  • Quality of Customer Service via Internet: Excellent
  • Quality of Customer Service at Event: Excellent
  • Friendliness of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Promptness of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Professionalism of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Performance: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Appearance: Excellent
  • System Appearance: Excellent
  • Sound Quality: Excellent
  • Overall Volume Levels: Excellent
  • Music Selection: Excellent
  • Incorporation of Your Requests: Excellent
  • Lighting Effects: N/A
  • Equipment Appearance: Excellent
  • Overall Customer Service: Excellent
  • Planning Assistance: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Cooperation with Other Vendors: Excellent
  • Overall Performance Rating: Excellent
  • Would you recommend this service to others? Yes

Big Fun At Remote Grand Ronde Wedding

 
Alexandria and Matthew’s Grand Ronde wedding and reception took place on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the groom’s family home in Grand Ronde, Oregon.
 
It was beautiful, warm sunny summer day, but this remote location off Highway 22 was surrounded by trees that offered lots of shade to make everyone feel comfortable.
 
Grand Ronde Wedding 7-22-17
Grand Ronde Wedding 7-22-17
 
Grand Ronde Wedding Ceremony Highlights:

  • Wedding Party Entrance: Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful World
  • Bride Entrance: Live Guitarist – Can’t Help Falling In Love
  • Bride/Groom Exit: Rusted Root – Send Me On My Way

With a travel theme in mind, the newlyweds requested background music for the reception that had a Parisian feel, such as Pink Martini, as well as Spanish, plus the classic crooners, like Frank Sinatra. I played a mix of vocal and instrumental music from artists such as Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and more.
 
Grand Ronde Wedding 7-22-17
 
Grand Ronde Wedding Reception Highlights:

  • Grand Entrance: Bob Marley – Is This Love
  • First Dance: Griffin House – Better Than Love
  • Bride/Father Dance: Heartland – I Loved Her First
  • Groom and Mother Dance: Tom Petty – Wildflowers
  • Bouquet Toss: Beyonce – Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
  • Last Dance: Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer

It was clear that many guests were ready to expend some energy and took off dancing right away when the dance floor opened to everyone following the mother/son dance. 
 
Grand Ronde Wedding 7-22-17
Grand Ronde Wedding 7-22-17
Grand Ronde Wedding 7-22-17
 
And this was with most of the family gathered on the opposite side of the yard for photos. No matter, a second dance floor opened in the grass while they waited their turn to be photographed 🙂
 
Grand Ronde Wedding 7-22-17
 
As the sun began to set, all guests (both young and older) had a wild time movin’ and shakin’ to a setlist that featured 80’s classics ‘Footloose’ and ‘Thriller’, along with recent hits, ‘Uptown Funk,’ ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’, ‘Shut Up and Dance’ and more.
 
Grand Ronde Wedding 7-22-17
Grand Ronde Wedding 7-22-17
Grand Ronde Wedding 7-22-17
 
As I was getting ready to leave at the end of the night, I appreciated the immediate feedback from the bride and groom and members of their wedding party, who told me they had the best time.
 
Congratulations Alexandria and Matthew and thank you for choosing PRO DJs.
 
Post Event Satisfaction Survey:
 
“Rich did a great job keeping everything organized and professional. Great DJ and very friendly!” -Alexandria Baz & Matt Tritten

  • Event Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017
  • Event Type: Wedding & Reception
  • Event Location: Grand Ronde, OR
  • Event Staff: Rich Ellis
  • Quality of Customer Service via Telephone: Excellent
  • Quality of Customer Service via Internet: Excellent
  • Quality of Customer Service at Event: Excellent
  • Friendliness of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Promptness of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Professionalism of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Performance: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Appearance: Excellent
  • System Appearance: Excellent
  • Sound Quality: Excellent
  • Overall Volume Levels: Excellent
  • Music Selection: Excellent
  • Incorporation of Your Requests: Excellent
  • Lighting Effects: Excellent
  • Equipment Appearance: Excellent
  • Overall Customer Service: Excellent
  • Planning Assistance: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Cooperation with Other Vendors: Excellent
  • Overall Performance Rating: Excellent
  • Would you recommend this service to others? Yes
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