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Milwaukie OR Wedding DJ At Gray Gables Estate

 
Milwaukie OR Wedding DJ Rich Ellis performed at Gabrielle (Gabe) and Kevin’s wedding and reception on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Gray Gables Estate in Milwaukie, Oregon.
 
The warmest and possibly driest summer on record in the Pacific Northwest heated up a little more on the first day of Labor Day weekend as the high temperature hit 97. However, nearly the entire venue was shaded by many trees surrounding the property to provide comfort for the 100 or so guests.
 
Milwaukie OR Wedding DJ Ceremony Highlights:

  • Weding Processional Entrance: John Legend & Lindsey Stirling – All of Me
  • Bride Entrance: The Piano Guys – A Thousand Years
  • Bride/Groom Exit: The Lumineers – Ho Hey

Milwaukie OR Wedding DJ Gray Gables Estate 9-2-17
 
As The Garden area was turned for dinner and dancing, guests visited near the bar, the covered deck outside The Ballroom or inside the ballroom or Manor House Lawn. For cocktails and dinner, the newlyweds requested a variety of alternative songs that included The Lumineers, Ingrid Michaelson, The Head and the Heart and more.
 
Milwaukie OR Wedding DJ Gray Gables Estate 9-2-17
 
Milwaukie OR Wedding DJ Reception Highlights:

  • Grand Entrance: Beyonce – Crazy In Love
  • Cake Cutting: Cake – Love You Madly
  • First Dance: Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love
  • Bouquet Toss: David Guetta f/Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj – Where Them Girls At
  • Garter Toss: Kenny Loggins – Danger Zone
  • Last Dance: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Home

Gabe and Kevin requested that all guests join them for their first dance about halfway through their song selection. It was a good turnout that lasted a few songs, but it was not only a hot day, but uncharacteristically humid for the Portland area. As a result, what seemed like most everyone headed inside The Ballroom to take advantage of the air conditioning.
 
Milwaukie OR Wedding DJ Gray Gables Estate 9-2-17
 
Eventually most cooled down enough to return for the party and as the sun set, the mostly younger crowd packed the floor and danced to more recent hits, including ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’, ‘Uptown Funk’, ‘Despacito’ and more.
 
Milwaukie OR Wedding DJ Gray Gables Estate 9-2-17
 
The groom requested that Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” be played for him and his fraternity brothers and then everyone gathered around the newlyweds for the final song before heading off to the Red Star Tavern at the Hotel Monaco in Downtown Portland for the afterparty.
 
Milwaukie OR Wedding DJ Gray Gables Estate 9-2-17
 
Congratulations Gabe and Kevin and thank you for choosing PRO DJs.
 
Post Event Satisfaction Survey:
 
“Everything was great! Exactly what we needed, and perfect music selection.”
-Gabe Sasse & Kevin Stokes

  • Event Date: Saturday, September 2, 2017
  • Event Type: Wedding & Reception
  • Event Location: Gray Gables Estate
  • 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: Good
  • Overall Performance Rating: Excellent
  • Would you recommend this service to others? Yes

Oregon Wedding DJ At Gray Gables Estate

 
Oregon Wedding DJ Rich Ellis had the opportunity to perform at Krystin and Joel’s wedding and reception on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at Gray Gables Estate in Milwaukie, Oregon.
 
Rain fell most of the day, but cleared up in time for the 6pm ceremony held outside near the Koi Pond where I setup a second sound system.
 
Oregon Wedding DJ At Gray Gables Estate
Oregon Wedding DJ At Gray Gables Estate
 
Oregon Wedding DJ Ceremony Highlights:

  • Wedding Party Entrance: Beatles – Here Comes the Sun
  • Bride Entrance: Ben E. King – Stand By Me
  • Bride/Groom Exit: Ray LaMontagne – You Are the Best Thing

The original plan was to also hold the reception outside in the Large Garden, but with the threat of an occasional shower, the newlyweds decided to move the celebration inside. Krystin and Joel were very involved in the music selection. In fact, they chose all songs played during cocktails and dinner… an eclectic mix that included music from Van Morrison, Lincoln Durham, Ella Fitzgerald, Alabama Shakes and more.
 
Oregon Wedding DJ Reception Highlights:

  • Grand Entrance: Mumford and Sons – I Will Wait
  • Cake Cutting: Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Our Love Is Here To Stay
  • First Dance: White Buffalo – Love Song #1
  • Bride and Father Dance: Fleetwood Mac – Landslide (Live, “This is for you, daddy” said at start)
  • Groom and Mother Dance: Tom Petty – Wildflowers
  • Last Dance: Billy Idol – White Wedding

Following the formal dances, I opened the dance floor to all guests with ‘At Last’ from Etta James.  It was a great turnout. 
 
Oregon Wedding DJ At Gray Gables Estate
Oregon Wedding DJ At Gray Gables Estate
 
Everyone appeared to have a lot of fun dancing to the classic hits and current favorites, including ‘December 1963 (Oh, What A Night) from the Four Seasons, Walk the Moon’s ‘Shut Up and Dance’, and the newlywed’s requests for AC/DC and Queen.
 
Oregon Wedding DJ At Gray Gables Estate
Oregon Wedding DJ At Gray Gables Estate
Oregon Wedding DJ At Gray Gables Estate
Oregon Wedding DJ At Gray Gables Estate
 
After all these years as a DJ, it’s still nice to hear “you’re doing a great job,” and Krystin and Joel said they had a great time. Best wishes to you both as you travel the world together. Thank you for choosing PRO DJs.
 

Portland Wedding DJ Plays Castaway Reception

 
Portland Wedding DJ Rich Ellis had the opportunity to perform at Karri and Kevin’s wedding and reception held at Castaway in Portland, Oregon on Sunday, October 11, 2015.
 
Following a blustery day on Saturday, it turned out to be a beautiful day for their wedding and the ceremony began at 4:15pm sharp.
 
Portland Wedding DJ Castaway Ceremony
 
Portland Wedding DJ Ceremony Highlights:

  • Wedding Party Entrance: Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie Intro
  • Bride Entrance: “Love Theme” from The Saint Soundtrack
  • Bride/Groom Exit: Mother Mother – Bright Idea

The reception began immediately following the wedding.  Guests enjoyed cocktails and conversation as I played a background set featuring big band and crooners of the 40’s of the 50’s, such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole.  The dinner music that followed was a little softer and included classic jazz favorites from Stan Getz, Joe Pass, Miles Davis and others.
 
Portland Wedding DJ Castaway Reception
 
Portland Wedding DJ Reception Highlights:

  • Grand Entrance: James Bond Theme
  • First Dance: Milo Greene – Silent Way
  • Bride and Father Dance: Glenn Miller – Moonlight Serenade
  • Groom and Mother Dance: Eva Cassidy – Time After Time
  • Anniversary Dance: John Legend f/Ludacris – Tonight
  • Cake Cutting: Bobby Valentino – Angel
  • Bride/Son and Groom/Mother Dance: Pharrell Williams – Happy
  • Anniversary Dance: Beatles – Here, There & Everywhere/Al Green – I’m Still in Love With You
  • Bouquet Toss: Madonna – Lucky Star
  • Garter Toss: Huey Lewis & The News – Power of Love

There were a lot of married couples in attendance and the anniversary dance had a great turnout with friends of the family, Jim & Arlene being acknowledge as married the longest at 61 years. 
 
Portland Wedding DJ Plays Castaway Anniversary Dance
 
The newlyweds rehearsed a routine to Walk the Moon’s ‘Shut Up and Dance’ to kick off the dancing for all guests and motioned for everyone to join in… it was a great start to a fun Sunday night.
 
Portland Wedding DJ Plays Castaway Reception
Portland Wedding DJ Castaway Dance Floor
 
The dance floor was rockin’ to all the big hits, including ‘Shout,’ ‘Footloose,’ ‘December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night) and bride favorite, ‘Walking On Sunshine.’
 
Portland Wedding DJ Plays Castaway Reception Dancing
Portland Wedding DJ Plays Castaway Reception Dance Floor
Portland Wedding DJ Plays Castaway Dancing Fun
Portland Wedding DJ Plays Castaway Reception Dancing
 
Best wishes Karri and Kevin and thank you for choosing PRO DJs.
 
CUSTOMER FEEDBACK:
 
“Rich – Thank you so much for doing your part to make our wedding day a success! We have enjoyed working with you!” -Karri Pasteris & Kevin Garaventa
 

Vancouver WA Wedding DJ At Royal Oaks

 
Vancouver WA Wedding DJ Rich Ellis performed at Lora and Derek’s wedding and reception on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at Royal Oaks Country Club in Vancouver, Washington.
 
The warmest and possibly driest summer on record in the Pacific Northwest turned mostly cloudy and wet half way through Labor Day weekend.  The plan was to hold the wedding ceremony outside on the back deck and the reception inside.  The wet weather may have forced everything inside, but it is nice to have that option… this is not always the case for most summertime weddings.
 
Vancouver WA Wedding DJ Ceremony Highlights:

  • Weding Processional Entrance: Piano Wedding Masters – Butterfly Waltz
  • Bride Entrance: Dog Music – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
  • Bride/Groom Exit: Four Tops – Baby, I Need Your Lovin’

Vancouver WA Wedding DJ Ceremony Royal Oaks Country Club
 
As the room was turned for the reception, guests visited in the foyer, bar, upper dining area or partially covered deck outside.  For cocktails and dinner, the newlyweds requested a variety of classic hits that included The Beatles, Al Green, Jimmy Buffett and Motown favorites.
 
Vancouver WA Wedding DJ Reception Highlights:

  • Grand Entrance: Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up
  • Cake Cutting: Four Tops – I Can’t Help Myself
  • First Dance: Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love
  • Bride and Father Dance: Heartland – I Loved Her First
  • Groom and Mother Dance: Rascal Flatts – My Wish
  • Money Dance: Frank Sinatra – The Way You Look Tonight
  • Anniversary Dance: Beyonce – Orleans – Still The One

There were a lot of people dancing during the background music (always a good sign) and from the opening slow dance to uptempo songs that followed, it seemed as though all 150 guests were on the giant dance floor for the entire first hour.
 
Vancouver WA Wedding DJ Slow Dance Royal Oaks Country Club
Vancouver WA Wedding DJ Opening Dance Royal Oaks Country Club
Vancouver WA Wedding DJ Dancing Royal Oaks Country Club
Vancouver WA Wedding DJ Dancing Royal Oaks Country Club
 
I played everything from ‘In The Mood’ to ‘Happy, from ‘Billie Jean’ to ‘Shout.’  This place was rockin’ for over two hours and everyone appeared to have a great time.
 
Vancouver WA Wedding DJ Dancing Royal Oaks Country Club
Vancouver WA Wedding DJ Dancing Royal Oaks Country Club
Vancouver WA Wedding DJ At Royal Oaks Country Club
 
Congratulations Lora and Derek and thank you for choosing PRO DJs.
 
Post Event Satisfaction Survey:
 
“Rich was absolutely great.  His feel for music truly showed throughout the night.  He knew what to play and when to play it.  A consummate professional as well.  He is a true pro.”
-Lora Frizzell & Derek Breniman

  • Event Date: Sunday, September 6, 2015
  • Event Type: Wedding & Reception
  • Event Location: Royal Oaks CC
  • 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: Good
  • Entertainer’s Cooperation with Other Vendors: Excellent
  • Overall Performance Rating: Excellent
  • Would you recommend this service to others? Yes

Smoke From A Distant Fire At Mt. Hood Wedding

 
It was a smoky celebration at Lindsay and Kevin’s Mt. Hood Wedding on Sunday, August 23, 2015 as Northwest wildfires in Oregon and Washington brought a haze that made Mt. Hood in the background appear as a silhouette.
 
It was a comfortable day though with a high temperature in the low 80’s at Mt. Hood B & B in Parkdale, Oregon… my third trip to this fabulous venue this Summer.
 
Smoky Mt. Hood Wedding
 
Mt. Hood Wedding Ceremony Highlights:

  • Wedding Party Entrance: Lumineers – Ho Hey!
  • Flower Girl/Ring Bearer Entrance: House of Pain – Jump Around
  • Bride Entrance: Adele – Make You Feel My Love (Acoustic Piano Version)
  • Bride/Groom Exit: Bruno Mars – Marry You

Following the wedding ceremony, guests relaxed with a cocktail on the lawn or enjoyed a cup of gelato from a special stand setup nearby.  I played a mix of background music that included a casual mix of popular and folky songs from artists loved by the bride and groom, such as Mumford & Sons, Michael Buble, Of Monsters & Men and more.
 
Mt. Hood Wedding Cocktail Hour
 
For the reception, my main sound system was set-up earlier in the dining area located behind the house.  After I introduced Lindsay and Kevin, the buffet was opened for dinner.  Background music was a softer variety of alternative favorites that included Jason Mraz, Norah Jones and Dave Matthews Band.
 
Mt. Hood Wedding Reception Highlights:

  • Grand Entrance: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f/Ray Dalron – Can’t Hold Us
  • Cake Cutting: Jack Johnson – Better Together
  • First Dance: Ray Lamontagne – You Are The Best Thing
  • Bride and Father Dance: Tim McGraw – My Little Girl
  • Groom and Mother Dance: Boyz II Men – A Song For Mama
  • Last Dance: Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You

I played a few older songs at the beginning, including an opening slow dance that packed the dance floor, but this group really responded to the recent hits like ‘Happy’ from Pharrell Williams that featured the groom’s family passing out the big brown hats that Pharrell wore in the video.
 
Mt. Hood Wedding Dance Floor Open
Mt. Hood Wedding Happy Hats
 
The rest of the night everyone enjoyed getting down to ‘Uptown Funk,’ ‘Blurred Lines,’ and even some Taylor Swift, as requested by the bride.
 
Mt. Hood Wedding Dancing Fun
Mt. Hood Wedding Bride Groom Dancing
Mt. Hood Wedding Fun Dancing
Mt. Hood Wedding Last Dance
 
Best wishes Lindsay and Kevin!
 
Mt. Hood Wedding Bride Groom Exit
 
Post Event Satisfaction Survey:
 
“Rich really made the audio & music elements of our wedding so easy because we knew he had every aspect covered.  The event planner tool on the website made song selection very easy and helped with ceremony and reception structure. In speaking with Rich the week before the wedding, he took the time to understand our wants and he “got our vision” instantly.  He is very personable and provided some excellent recommendations based on his extensive experience. It translated into a perfectly seamless event. Some of our favorite memories from the wedding were on the dance floor, so thanks to Rich for reading the crowd well and bringing out everyone’s dance moves.  We received compliments several friends and family members on our DJ after the wedding!”
-Lindsay Pearce & Kevin Rogers

  • Event Date: Saturday, August 23, 2015
  • 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
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