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Experience The Difference Lighting Can Make At Your Event

 

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Atmosphere Productions: Before & After

Experience The Difference Lighting Can Make At Your Event

Notice the difference in this before and after video with our new Blizzard Lighting’s Puck Q6A Unplugged™ Flat LED PAR can featuring 6 state-of-the-art 10-Watt Quad-Color LED’s, with extreme output and exceptional color mixing.

 

Email the DJ Network to request further information and for us to check our availability.  Be sure to provide us with your mailing address, phone number, wedding date, event location and the number of guests that you are expecting.  Thank you.

www.thedjnetwork.com Link with us on Facebook

Members of the DJ Network:  www.keithalan.com www.atmosphere-productions.com www.RobAlberti.com

Providing:  Connecticut Wedding EntertainmentMassachusetts Wedding Disc Jockey Services, Wedding Up-lighting, Event Lighting, Karaoke Entertainment, Sweet 16 DJs, Bar Mitzvah Entertainment, Fashion Show Lighting, Photo Booth Services, Live Musicians, Jazz Combos and Strolling Violins.

 

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Unique Outdoor Ceremony

Now this is a unique set-up for your an Outdoor Ceremony….. A Spiral Ceremony.

 

We recently provide Ceremony Sound for Sarah & Jerry’s wedding.  They wanted something different for their wedding at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills.  They certainly did…. everyone had a front row seat for this Ceremony!

 

 

 

 

 

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6 Planning Tips For Your Wedding Day

 

 

You’ve decided on a wedding day.  You’ve picked out the church.  You’ve got your photographer.  What time should the ceremony start? What about the reception start time?  How much time do you need for photos?

 

Planning your wedding day time-line can be difficult.  Let’s break it down and see how much time you should plan for each section of your wedding day.

 

Your Ceremony:

Typically you can expect a Justice of the Peace civil ceremony to last 30 minutes maximum.  If you are planning a full mass service – you should plan a full hour to the ceremony.  If you are doing a receiving line after the ceremony – plan on about 20 minutes for every 100 guests. (If you have 200 guests, your receiving line will take 40 minutes!).  If it’s hot out, you do not want to keep your guests in the heat – let them get to the air conditioned reception site.  Exposing your guests to extreme heat for prolonged periods of time drains their energy – and they will not be as responsive later on for dancing.

 

The Photographs:

If you are not doing photographs prior to the ceremony, you need to dedicate time to get a good formal photograph session.  Typically you should plan 30 – 45 minutes for formal photos.  (this does not include travel time to and from photo session location)  The more family and bridal party, the longer photos will take.

 

Travel:

Obviously it takes time for your guests and the bridal party to get from point A to point B.  Take into consideration any special traffic situations on your wedding day (is it near a major concert, sporting event, is it a friday night, etc?).  If so, traffic may be an issue and you should either plan on circumventing this area in your travels or plan on travel taking longer than normal.

 

The Reception:

Most people start their reception with an hour social hour.  If you expect to be long taking photos, you might want to extend the cocktail time to an hour and a half.  Typically, at the end of cocktail hour, we do formal introductions and first dance, blessing and toast.  If you are having social hour in a separate room, plan on 10 minutes to 15 minutes transition time for your guests (longer if stairs or an elevator is involved).  It will take about 30 minutes to organize introductions, introduce everyone, first dance, bridal party dance and blessing/toast.  If you are having more than 1 toast, ensure that each person knows that their toast should be brief (2-5 minutes).  If someone gets up and does a 20 minute toast – that is 20 minutes that you will not have later on in your reception for dancing.  Time is of utmost concern at a wedding – make sure you curtail both blessing and toast to an appropriate timeframe.  We’ve seen clergy give 20 minute blessings and best men eat up 30-40 minutes for their toast.

 

Dinner:

From start to finish, your meal service should be between 45 minutes and 75 minutes maximum.  There are many facilities that drag out or are slow on meal service.  If so, you should consider dancing between courses to allow for maximum dancing time and to mask the slow meal service from your guests.

 

Dancing:

At a typical 5 hour reception – you should expect 2 – 2 1/2 hours of dancing.  Everything that takes longer above, eats into this dancing time.  If your concern is to have all your guests up and dancing, then you need to keep everything else in check to allow for this.

 

In Summary:

———————————————

Ceremony – 30 – 60 minutes

Receiving Line – 0 – 60 minutes

Travel Time (between ceremony and reception site) – 0 – 45 minutes

Cocktails – 60 – 90 minutes

Introductions/Speeches/Formal Dances – 30 minutes

Dinner – 45 – 75 minutes

Dancing – ?

 

 

Email the DJ Network to request further information and for us to check our availability.  Be sure to provide us with your mailing address, phone number, wedding date, event location and the number of guests that you are expecting.  Thank you.

www.thedjnetwork.com Link with us on Facebook

Members of the DJ Network:  www.keithalan.com www.atmosphere-productions.com www.RobAlberti.com

Providing:  Connecticut Wedding EntertainmentMassachusetts Wedding Disc Jockey Services, Wedding Up-lighting, Event Lighting, Karaoke Entertainment, Sweet 16 DJs, Bar Mitzvah Entertainment, Fashion Show Lighting, Photo Booth Services, Live Musicians, Jazz Combos and Strolling Violins.

 

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14 Fascinating Engagement Facts

 

 

Brides.com recently posted 14 fascinating engagement facts that we found intriguing.

 

  1. 61% of guys consult with their girlfriend before buying the ring.
  2. The most popular month for engagement? December.
  3. 27% of brides call their best friend first after the proposal.
  4. Cost of the average engagement ring: $5,229.
  5. 75% of brides change their Facebook status soon after they get engaged.
  6. Approximately 2,000 couples get engaged every year at Disney World.
  7. 29% of men would wear an engagement ring.
  8. The average length of engagements is 14.7 months.
  9. 75-100 couples take the ferry to the Statue of Liberty every year to propose.
  10. 69% of couples take engagement photos.
  11. 7% of Facebook readers dated for 3 months before they got engaged.
  12. 62 proposals were made on the Jumbotron at Fenway Park in Boston in 2011.
  13. 37% of brides were completely surprised by the proposal.
  14. 46% of couples announce their engagement via Facebook.

 

You can get the full details here at Brides.com

 

Email the DJ Network to request further information and for us to check our availability.  Be sure to provide us with your mailing address, phone number, wedding date, event location and the number of guests that you are expecting.  Thank you.

www.thedjnetwork.com Link with us on Facebook

Members of the DJ Network:  www.keithalan.com www.atmosphere-productions.com www.RobAlberti.com

Providing:  Connecticut Wedding EntertainmentMassachusetts Wedding Disc Jockey Services, Wedding Up-lighting, Event Lighting, Karaoke Entertainment, Sweet 16 DJs, Bar Mitzvah Entertainment, Fashion Show Lighting, Photo Booth Services, Live Musicians, Jazz Combos and Strolling Violins.

 

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Top 20 Rock Standard Love Songs

 

We’ve put together a not-so-scientific list of our most recently requested Rock Love Songs.  These songs have become standards at weddings because they stand the test of time and sound just as good today as they did when first released.  Spanning the 70′s & 80′s, see if your favorite made our list:

  1. Someone Like You – Van Morrison
  2. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
  3. Billy Joel – Just The Way You Are
  4. Sea Of Love – Honeydrippers
  5. Faithfully – Journey
  6. Color My World – Chicago
  7. Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
  8. Angel Eyes – Jeff Healey
  9. Your Song - Elton John
  10. You’ve Got A Friend – James Taylor
  11. In Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel
  12. Crazy Love – Van Morrison
  13. We’ve Got Tonight – Bob Seger
  14. You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
  15. Open Arms – Journey
  16. Precious And Few – Climax
  17. Waiting For A Girl – Foreigner
  18. Heaven – Bryan Adams
  19. When I’m With You – Sheriff
  20. Wild Horses – Rolling Stones

 

Email the DJ Network to request further information and for us to check our availability.  Be sure to provide us with your mailing address, phone number, wedding date, event location and the number of guests that you are expecting.  Thank you.

www.thedjnetwork.com Link with us on Facebook

Members of the DJ Network:  www.keithalan.com www.atmosphere-productions.com www.RobAlberti.com

Providing:  Connecticut Wedding EntertainmentMassachusetts Wedding Disc Jockey Services, Wedding Up-lighting, Event Lighting, Karaoke Entertainment, Sweet 16 DJs, Bar Mitzvah Entertainment, Fashion Show Lighting, Photo Booth Services, Live Musicians, Jazz Combos and Strolling Violins.

 

 

 

 

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2012 Real Weddings Survey

 

TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com, recently released the results of its annual Real Weddings Study. This comprehensive report surveyed more than 17,500 US brides married in 2012.

 

TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com 2012 Real Weddings Survey captures detailed information on wedding budget, style preferences, event characteristics and other key statistics related to the bridal demographic.

2012 Wedding Statistics

 

  • Average Wedding Budget: $28,427 (excludes honeymoon)
  • Most Expensive Place to Get Married: Manhattan, $76,678 average spend
  • Least Expensive Place to Get Married: Alaska, $15,504 average spend
  • Average Spent on a Wedding Dress: $1,211
  • Average Marrying Age: Bride, 29: Groom, 31
  • Average Number of Guests: 139
  • Average Number of Bridesmaids: 4 to 5
  • Average Number of Groomsmen: 4 to 5
  • Most Popular Month to Get Engaged: December (16%)
  • Average Length of Engagement: 14 months
  • Most Popular Month to Get Married: June (17%)
  • Popular Wedding Colors: Blue (33%), Purple (26%), Green (23%), Metallics (23%)
  • Percentage of Destination Weddings: 24%

You can read the entire Press Release here

 

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DJ Network Clients Featured in Style Me Pretty

 

Once again, the wildly popular wedding blog Style Me Pretty has featured one of our clients.  Congratulations to Lisa and Garvin, clients of Atmosphere Productions.

 

We posted a blog about their wedding recently here at The Carousel at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, CT.

 

Credit goes to Ashley Therese Photography for taking some incredible pictures.  Check out the full article.

 

 

 

Email the DJ Network to request further information and for us to check our availability.  Be sure to provide us with your mailing address, phone number, wedding date, event location and the number of guests that you are expecting.  Thank you.

www.thedjnetwork.com Link with us on Facebook

Members of the DJ Network:  www.keithalan.com www.atmosphere-productions.com www.RobAlberti.com

Providing:  Connecticut Wedding EntertainmentMassachusetts Wedding Disc Jockey Services, Wedding Up-lighting, Event Lighting, Karaoke Entertainment, Sweet 16 DJs, Bar Mitzvah Entertainment, Fashion Show Lighting, Photo Booth Services, Live Musicians, Jazz Combos and Strolling Violins.

 

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Your Wedding Day Timeline

 

 

You’ve decided on a wedding day.  You’ve picked out the church.  You’ve got your photographer.  What time should the ceremony start? What about the reception start time?  How much time do you need for photos?

 

Planning your wedding day time-line can be difficult.  Let’s break it down and see how much time you should plan for each section of your wedding day.

 

Your Ceremony:

Typically you can expect a Justice of the Peace civil ceremony to last 30 minutes maximum.  If you are planning a full mass service – you should plan a full hour to the ceremony.  If you are doing a receiving line after the ceremony – plan on about 20 minutes for every 100 guests. (If you have 200 guests, your receiving line will take 40 minutes!).  If it’s hot out, you do not want to keep your guests in the heat – let them get to the air conditioned reception site.  Exposing your guests to extreme heat for prolonged periods of time drains their energy – and they will not be as responsive later on for dancing.

 

The Photographs:

If you are not doing photographs prior to the ceremony, you need to dedicate time to get a good formal photograph session.  Typically you should plan 30 – 45 minutes for formal photos.  (this does not include travel time to and from photo session location)  The more family and bridal party, the longer photos will take.

 

Travel:

Obviously it takes time for your guests and the bridal party to get from point A to point B.  Take into consideration any special traffic situations on your wedding day (is it near a major concert, sporting event, is it a friday night, etc?).  If so, traffic may be an issue and you should either plan on circumventing this area in your travels or plan on travel taking longer than normal.

 

The Reception:

Most people start their reception with an hour social hour.  If you expect to be long taking photos, you might want to extend the cocktail time to an hour and a half.  Typically, at the end of cocktail hour, we do formal introductions and first dance, blessing and toast.  If you are having social hour in a separate room, plan on 10 minutes to 15 minutes transition time for your guests (longer if stairs or an elevator is involved).  It will take about 30 minutes to organize introductions, introduce everyone, first dance, bridal party dance and blessing/toast.  If you are having more than 1 toast, ensure that each person knows that their toast should be brief (2-5 minutes).  If someone gets up and does a 20 minute toast – that is 20 minutes that you will not have later on in your reception for dancing.  Time is of utmost concern at a wedding – make sure you curtail both blessing and toast to an appropriate timeframe.  We’ve seen clergy give 20 minute blessings and best men eat up 30-40 minutes for their toast.

 

Dinner:

From start to finish, your meal service should be between 45 minutes and 75 minutes maximum.  There are many facilities that drag out or are slow on meal service.  If so, you should consider dancing between courses to allow for maximum dancing time and to mask the slow meal service from your guests.

 

Dancing:

At a typical 5 hour reception – you should expect 2 – 2 1/2 hours of dancing.  Everything that takes longer above, eats into this dancing time.  If your concern is to have all your guests up and dancing, then you need to keep everything else in check to allow for this.

 

In Summary:

———————————————

Ceremony – 30 – 60 minutes

Receiving Line – 0 – 60 minutes

Travel Time (between ceremony and reception site) – 0 – 45 minutes

Cocktails – 60 – 90 minutes

Introductions/Speeches/Formal Dances – 30 minutes

Dinner – 45 – 75 minutes

Dancing – ?

 

 

Email the DJ Network to request further information and for us to check our availability.  Be sure to provide us with your mailing address, phone number, wedding date, event location and the number of guests that you are expecting.  Thank you.

www.thedjnetwork.com Link with us on Facebook

Members of the DJ Network:  www.keithalan.com www.atmosphere-productions.com www.RobAlberti.com

Providing:  Connecticut Wedding EntertainmentMassachusetts Wedding Disc Jockey Services, Wedding Up-lighting, Event Lighting, Karaoke Entertainment, Sweet 16 DJs, Bar Mitzvah Entertainment, Fashion Show Lighting, Photo Booth Services, Live Musicians, Jazz Combos and Strolling Violins.

 

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Merlot On The Water

Tania and Paul selected the unique facility Merlot On The Water in Broad Brook. Overlooking Broad Brook Millpond Tania and Paul exchanged wedding vows outside on this hot and humid August afternoon.  The beautiful hardwood floors made dancing easy throughout the reception and Tania and Paul took full advantage by packing the dance floor for an amazing wedding reception.

Ceremony music, sound and Reception sound and lighting by Atmosphere Productions

Merlot

Photography: Rick from PhotoPros Studios of Connecticut

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Email the DJ Network to request further information and for us to check our availability.  Be sure to provide us with your mailing address, phone number, wedding date, event location and the number of guests that you are expecting.  Thank you.

www.thedjnetwork.com Link with us on Facebook

Members of the DJ Network:  www.keithalan.com www.atmosphere-productions.com www.RobAlberti.com

Providing:  Connecticut Wedding EntertainmentMassachusetts Wedding Disc Jockey Services, Wedding Up-lighting, Event Lighting, Karaoke Entertainment, Sweet 16 DJs, Bar Mitzvah Entertainment, Fashion Show Lighting, Photo Booth Services, Live Musicians, Jazz Combos and Strolling Violins.

 

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Ten Wedding Flower Tips to Keep in Mind

 

 

•Convey your vision. You know how you want your wedding to look. Maybe you want a tropical vibe, or cool elegance, or a casual country feel. Let your florist know your vision, rather than insisting on specific flowers. She may be able to help you create the look and feel you want for less money.  Use Pinterest and pictures to communicate your ideas.

 

•Be honest about your budget. Figure out what you have to spend on flowers before placing an order. If your dream wedding flowers cost 50% more than you have to spend, your florist can help you figure out where to cut back without sacrificing impact.

 

•Beware DIY. Creating the floral vision you want on your own is harder, and often more expensive, than it looks. Unless you’re very sure about the availability and quality of the flowers you need, and about your own skills, you’ll reduce stress by letting a pro handle the flowers.

 

•Bigger is not always better. Don’t overestimate the size your bouquet needs to be. The goal is to accent, not overwhelm, your dress. You want to look like a bride, not like you just won the Kentucky Derby.

 

•Less can be more. A few dramatic orchids can have more impact than a basket of carnations for the same price. Don’t sacrifice quality for quantity.

 

•Consider the backdrop. If the bridesmaids’ flowers blend into their dresses, they will not photograph well. Choose colors that complement, but won’t blend in. Similarly, the table linens at your reception shouldn’t wash out the flowers in your centerpieces.

 

•Show your flowers some love. Find out if bouquet flowers need special care to keep them looking good throughout the day and in photos.

 

•Don’t be late for your date. Your florist has a cooler in that back room, not endless fields of flowers. Be sure to allow plenty of time to order and ship the blooms you need.

 

•Remember function. Tall table centerpieces may look sleek and elegant, but when guests sit down to eat, those centerpieces obscure vision and hinder conversation.  Bonus: smaller often equals less expensive, too.

 

•Reuse and recycle! The flowers at your wedding ceremony will likely cost hundreds of dollars and be seen for an hour, at most. Enlist someone in advance of the wedding to transport them to the reception site so they can do double duty.

Written by Rebecca King ~ Copyright © 2013 exclusively for Atmosphere Productions

Email the DJ Network to request further information and for us to check our availability.  Be sure to provide us with your mailing address, phone number, wedding date, event location and the number of guests that you are expecting.  Thank you.

www.thedjnetwork.com Link with us on Facebook

Members of the DJ Network:  www.keithalan.com www.atmosphere-productions.com www.RobAlberti.com

Providing:  Connecticut Wedding EntertainmentMassachusetts Wedding Disc Jockey Services, Wedding Up-lighting, Event Lighting, Karaoke Entertainment, Sweet 16 DJs, Bar Mitzvah Entertainment, Fashion Show Lighting, Photo Booth Services, Live Musicians, Jazz Combos and Strolling Violins.

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