Rich Ellis

Sunday Afternoon Camas Wedding Fun

 
I had the opportunity to be the DJ at a wedding for a longtime family friend on August 11, 2019. Kacey and Trevor’s Sunday afternoon Camas wedding was held at the Camas Community Center.
 
Sunday Afternoon Camas Wedding (8-11-19)
 
Sunday Afternoon Camas Wedding Ceremony Highlights:

  • Groom Entrance: Ennio Morricone – Ecstasy of Gold
  • Bride Entrance: Christina Perri – Arms
  • Bride/Groom Exit: Kool & The Gang – Celebration

The reception began immediately following the wedding. Guests enjoyed beverages and conversation as I played a background set featuring a variety of artists, such as The Beatles, Adele, George Strait and more.
 
Sunday Afternoon Camas Wedding Reception Highlights:

  • Grand Entrance: Bebe Rexha f/Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be
  • First Dance: Ed Sheeran – Perfect
  • Bouquet Toss: Beyonce – Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)

Sunday Afternoon Camas Wedding (8-11-19)
 
With just under 70 guests in attendance, it was a gradual start to the dance floor. Although I noticed quite a few moving and grooving in their seats at some tables 🙂
 
Sunday Afternoon Camas Wedding (8-11-19)
 
The dance floor was rockin’ though to all the big hits, including “Stayin’ Alive,” “Cha Cha Slide,” and current smash “Old Town Road,” and Sunday afternoon felt like a Saturday night.
 
Sunday Afternoon Camas Wedding (8-11-19)
Sunday Afternoon Camas Wedding (8-11-19)
 
Congratulations Kacey and Trevor!
 
Post Event Satisfaction Survey:
 
“Rich was Amazing! He had people dancing that don’t dance.”  -Kacey Souki

  • Event Date: Sunday, August 11, 2019
  • Event Type: Wedding & Reception
  • Event Location: Camas Community Center
  • 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

Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel Portland Wedding

 
It was a comfortable 75 degrees for Brenda and Brian’s Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel Portland wedding ceremony in the courtyard, but much hotter on the dance floor for the reception later on in the Marina Ballroom on Saturday, July 27, 2019.
 
Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel Portland Wedding (7-27-19)
 
Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel Portland Wedding Ceremony Highlights:

  • Wedding Party Entrance: Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love
  • Bride Entrance: Norah Jones – Come Away With Me
  • Bride/Groom Exit: Bruno Mars – Marry You

The cocktail hour was also held in the courtyard. Background music was a mix of Jazz, Bossa Nova, and Light Pop as requested by the bride. Artists included Miles Davis, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Frank Sinatra, Diana Krall and more.
 
Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel Portland Wedding (7-27-19)
 
The reception continued with dinner scheduled for 7pm downstairs in the Marina Ballroom. I had a short window to move my sound system and set-up again just in time for the first guests to arrive. Shortly after everyone was seated, I introduced the parents, officiant, wedding party and bride and groom for the Grand Entrance. This was followed by the toast and dinner. Background music was similar to what was played during cocktails, but a little softer tempo.
 
Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel Portland Wedding (7-27-19)
 
Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel Portland Wedding Reception Highlights:

  • Grand Entrance: Sister Sledge – We Are Family
  • Cake Cutting: Natalie Cole – This Will Be…(An Everlasting Love)
  • First Dance: Zedd – Clarity (Acoustic Version)
  • Bride and Father Dance: Julio Iglesias – De Nina a Mujer
  • Groom and Mother Dance: Mikki Viereck – A Song For My Son On His Wedding Day
  • Bridal Party Dance: Spice Girls – Wannabe
  • Bouquet Toss: Beyonce – Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
  • Last Dance: Steam – Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye

When the dance floor opened to all shortly after 9pm, it was evident guests were hungry to get going and have a good time shaking it up. They appreciated a variety of music, but especially “Twist & Shout” and “The Twist,” Cha Cha dancing, disco classics and recent hit songs.
 
Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel Portland Wedding (7-27-19)
Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel Portland Wedding (7-27-19)
Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel Portland Wedding (7-27-19)
Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel Portland Wedding (7-27-19)
Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel Portland Wedding (7-27-19)
Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel Portland Wedding (7-27-19)
 
Best wishes Brenda and Brian. Thank you for choosing PRO DJs.
 
Post Event Satisfaction Survey:
 
“Rich was amazing. He kept the party going until the end of the night. Highly recommend DJ Rich Ellis for any event.”  -Brenda and Brian Fitzgerald

  • Event Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019
  • Event Type: Wedding & Reception
  • Event Location: Kimpton Riverplace Hotel
  • 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

 

Magical Bat Mitzvah Party On Sauvie Island

 
DJ Rich Ellis had the opportunity to perform at Ava’s Bat Mitzvah Party on Sauvie Island on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Kruger’s Farm. He was also the DJ at sister Ella’s bat mitzvah party in 2015 and Steve Marker was the DJ for older brother Benny’s bar mitzvah in 2013. There will be one more for this family coming up in five years 🙂
 
Taking place outdoors under the giant oak tree behind Kruger’s Market, this open air celebration under string vintage lights, was described by one guest upon arrival as magical.
 
Bat Mitzvah Party on Sauvie Island (7-20-19)
Bat Mitzvah Party on Sauvie Island (7-20-19)
 
At most bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah parties, I normally lead the kids in some games before or after dinner. However, for this event, there was so much to do, including games like Cornhole, Croquet and a giant Jenga, plus hay rides.
 
Bat Mitzvah Party on Sauvie Island (7-20-19)
Bat Mitzvah Party on Sauvie Island (7-20-19)
 
Near the end of dinner, quite a few guests were dancing to the background music (always a good sign) and not long after ‘The Hora’ got everyone else out of their chairs immediately to begin a great night of dancing on the farm.
 
Bat Mitzvah Party on Sauvie Island (7-20-19)
Bat Mitzvah Party on Sauvie Island (7-20-19)
Bat Mitzvah Party on Sauvie Island (7-20-19)
Bat Mitzvah Party on Sauvie Island (7-20-19)
 
The floor was packed for every song from start to finish and the 160 guests in attendance brought the energy for big hit songs, “Stayin’ Alive” “Happy,” “Uptown Funk,” “Cant’ Stop the Feeling” and more.
 
Bat Mitzvah Party on Sauvie Island (7-20-19)
 
Most guests were dancing on the main floor, but some were dancing where they were, like around the camp fire for s’mores
 
Bat Mitzvah Party on Sauvie Island (7-20-19)
 
As twilight set in, the energy ramped up even more.
 
Bat Mitzvah Party on Sauvie Island (7-20-19)
Bat Mitzvah Party on Sauvie Island (7-20-19)
Bat Mitzvah Party on Sauvie Island (7-20-19)
 
Mazel Tov Ava and thank you mom Anne for again choosing PRO DJs.
 

McMenamins Old Church Wilsonville Wedding

 
Summer fun on the dance floor at Cara and Craig’s McMenamins Old Church Wilsonville wedding celebration on July 20, 2019.
 
McMenamins Old Church Wilsonville Wedding (7-20-19)
 
Wedding Ceremony Highlights:

  • Wedding Party Entrance: How do I Live – O’Neill Brothers Group Instrumental Piano
  • Bride Entrance: Open Arms (Journey) Instrumental Piano, Scott D. Davis
  • Bride/Groom Exit: Beatles – Here comes the Sun

Wedding Reception Highlights:

  • Cake Cutting: Marvin Gaye – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
  • First Dance: Uncle Kracker – Smile
  • Family Dance: Three Dog Night – Let me Serenade You
  • Last Dance: David Allen Coe – You Never Even Called Me by My Name

McMenamins Old Church Wilsonville Wedding (7-20-19)
 
Congratulations Cara and Craig and thank you for choosing PRO DJs!

Wonser Woods Estate Estacada Wedding

 
Our moderate Northwest summer continues and provided a very comfortable setting for Rachel and Chris’ outdoor Wonser Woods Estate Estacada wedding on Thursday, July 18, 2019.
 
Wonser Woods Estate Estacada Wedding (7-18-19)
 
Wonser Woods Estate Estacada Wedding Ceremony Highlights:

  • Wedding Party Entrance: Clint Black and Lisa Hartman – When I Said I Do
  • Bride Entrance: Jason Aldean – You Make It Easy
  • Bride/Groom Exit: Chris Stapleton – Millionaire

There is a lot of room to move around at this venue and the 150+ guests took advantage of nearly all of it. Dinner and dancing were held under a large tent. Background music was a variety of favorites, including some Country selections as requested by the bride.
 
Wonser Woods Estate Estacada Wedding (7-18-19)
Wonser Woods Estate Estacada Wedding (7-18-19)
 
Wonser Woods Estate Estacada Wedding Reception Highlights:

  • First Dance: Brett Young – In Case You Didn’t Know
  • Bouquet Toss: Shania Twain – Man! I Feel Like A Woman

When the dance floor opened, we had only a few couples and their kids interested in cutting a rug, but eventually everyone else got going and we had a good hour plus long run of dancing fun to hit songs such as “Happy” and “Uptown Funk.” The couple’s 7-year-old daughter also requested the currently red hot “Old Town Road” twice 🙂
 
Wonser Woods Estate Estacada Wedding (7-18-19)
Wonser Woods Estate Estacada Wedding (7-18-19)
 
Congratulations Rachel and Chris and thank you for choosing PRO DJs.
 
Post Event Satisfaction Survey:
 
“Great service, great music and very professional!”  -Rachel Thomas

  • Event Date: Thursday, July 18, 2019
  • Event Type: Wedding & Reception
  • Event Location: Wonser woods 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: 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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