The Sofitel Philadelphia Wedding of Karen and Dave
I am very grateful for the opportunity to work with so many awesome people – weekend after weekend – just like Karen and Dave, the bride and groom for this wedding at the Sofitel Philadelphia. Karen and Dave were really laid back, and their primary concern was with making sure that their friends and family had a great time at their wedding reception. At our wrap up meeting just prior to the wedding, we spent a lot of time going over the music for the cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing. We sat together for a while just listening to music and looking for the perfect grand entrance, cake cutting, and parent dance songs. The best part of my job is getting to know my clients and sharing in their excitement for their big day; sitting down with them face to face gives me the chance to do just that.
This wedding was a lot of fun to be a part of in my role as the Wedding DJ, and the energy of the bride, groom and all their guests was contagious. I’ve worked with some brides and grooms in the past that sometime worry that not many guests will dance, because they are shy or just not big dancers – when I hear that I always smile, because most times these couples underestimate their guests. People do not get all dressed up in their fancy suits or dresses to just sit at their table and listen to music; they came to have a great time and because they love you and want to celebrate your special day with you. I feel it is up to me to make sure I create that fun, relaxed environment to allow people to let loose and party hard. Now of course the bartender always helps us out, we will never deny that, and once the party begins it’s the DJ that makes sure all of the guests are out there, whether they are dancing, singing along, or just clapping their hands off to the side, I know they’re having a good time. In my opinion, once the party is over – and days, weeks, months and even years go by, you may forget what you ate, you may forget what you wore, there is even a good chance you may forget what kind of music we played, but you should always be able to remember the great time you had.
As always I enjoyed working with Danielle from Danielle Nowak Photography, and I look forward to working with her again in the future. She is very talented and was great to work alongside with. Thank you for letting me feature these images for the readers of our blog to see. As always, Valerie, Lisa, and the rest of the staff at the Sofitel Philadelphia did an outstanding job. The entire staff there is amazing and I enjoy working with them. And of course, it is pretty easy to have a good party when you are working with a great couple like Karen and Dave. Thank you again for having us be a part of your wedding day, it was my pleasure to be your Wedding DJ!
A few weeks after the wedding Karen and Dave were kind enough to post the following testimonial on Wedding Wire…
DJ Richie Abrams was brilliant! Since day one, Richie made the planning process so easy and stress free. He was easy to communicate with, consistently available by phone or email and would get back to us right away, explained to us exactly what to expect, and was open to our suggestions/ideas. At our wedding reception, he ran the night so seamlessly and perfectly, which allowed my husband and I to kick up our feet and enjoy the night! He played a wide range of songs for all ages to enjoy, playing the perfect balance of the classics and today’s music hits. Everyone danced the night away and our guests to this day still comment how amazing our DJ was! Thank you so much Richie!
Images courtesy of Danielle Nowak Photography
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