Breaking Barriers

Posted in Two Brides and Two Grooms on May 25, 2014 by djlorib

Post Theme Song: Happy; Pharrell  Williams

Ten years ago on May 17, Massachusetts became the first state in the country to honor and celebrate same sex unions. Legally same sex couples can “marry” and receive benefits like traditional couples.

Gone are the days when, on behalf of my clients, I would call venues and other vendors to see if they would be comfortable working with same sex couples.

I’m grateful to have played a role in working with same sex couples. Their events are just as meaningful and emotional as traditional couples and their parties ROCK.

Below is a video & picture of Jen & Shannon who were married at the Log Cabin in Holyoke, MA. Their reception was full of love, lot’s of family and lot’s of dancing.

The Ducharmes

Jen & Shannon Ducharme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer and Sandy were married at Stanley Park in Westfield, MA with their reception at the Ludlow Country. This reception was high energy and a whole lot of fun.

The Follands

The Follands

Where to see DJ Lori B-Winter 2014

Posted in Where To See DJ Lori B on January 4, 2014 by djlorib

I’m excited to be performing at the following public events:

January 10, 2014. Post holiday party at the Log Cabin in Holyoke, MA. 6PM until midnight. http://logcabin-delaney.com/events/public-events/holiday-events-2

January 25, 2014. The Inaugural Ball for Holyoke Mayor elect Alex Morse at the Log Cabin in Holyoke, MA. 6PM until midnight.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alex-morses-inaugural-ball-tickets-9262013933

February 1, 2014. Inaugural Bash for Holyoke Mayor elect Alex Morse at Gateway City Arts in Holyoke, MA. 7PM until midnight.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-mayors-inaugural-bash-at-gateway-city-arts-tickets-9975939303

In 2012 I DJed the Mayor’s Bash at Open Square in Holyoke, MA. If you want a non-stop dance party then this is the event for you.

Below is a picture from the 2014 re-election party for Alex Morse.

Mayor Alex Morse Victory Party

Mayor Alex Morse Victory Party

 

2013 Weddings -The Year In Review Part 1

Posted in Style Down The Aisle with tags , , , , , on November 19, 2013 by djlorib

In my opinion, weddings this year have been about the ceremony. Different, meaningful and emotional. Many wedding couples opted for unique venues that also offered farm fresh vegetables, fruit, local beer and wine as part of their special celebrations.

I had the pleasure this year to work at some new and remodeled locations including Quonquont Farm in Whately, MA, BlackBirch Vineyard in Southampton, MA, Smith College Conference Center in Northampton, MA , Crestview Country Club in Longmeadow, MA, Greenfield Country Club in Greenfield, MA and Chrissy Farm in The Berkshires.

In addition to the new venues; I also performed at The Log Cabin in Holyoke, MA, Ludlow Country Club in Ludlow, MA, Storrowtown Tavern, in West Springfield, MA and The Publick House in Sturbridge, MA.

Below are two beautiful ceremonial video’s. One was from a ceremony at Quonquont Farm in July with Kathleen and her mom Dorothy. The other is from a ceremony at BlackBirch Vineyard which overlooks The Range at Mount Tom. The wedding was in September and Kelli is walking with her dad,  AKA Mr. Bob Kraft-Lol.

The Big One-Jay and Mia’s Wedding

Posted in Style Down The Aisle on March 26, 2013 by djlorib

Post Theme Song:

Brothers and Sisters-Coldplay

Over the next few weeks I’m going to update readers about my brother Jay’s upcoming wedding over Memorial Day weekend. Not only will I be working the reception; I’m going to be a bridesmaid as well. The good news is I am a good multi-tasker.

It’s just about 8 weeks until the reception and there are a lot of moving parts on both sides. Extended families, folks traveling from long distances, pregnant (not me) bridesmaids, and a “destination wedding ” to coordinate from 160 miles away.

I love my future sister-in-law Mia. We are sisters and both subscribe to the “easy button” when it’s comes to planning events. It’s one thing to be the DJ on the outside looking in, and another being a DJ, bridesmaid and mental health counselor. I have lots of tales to share for future wedding couple so stay tuned.

Below is a picture taken over the Christmas holiday’s of Mia, my brother Jay and niece & godchild Giovanna. G baby rocks.

Family and fun times

Family and fun times

Where to See DJ Lori B-Winter 2013

Posted in Where To See DJ Lori B on December 27, 2012 by djlorib

I will be performing at the Log Cabin in Holyoke MA on January 4 and January 12. The Cabin will be hosting post holiday small group parties. For more information please visit http://www.logcabin-delaney.com/events.

On Sunday January 20,  I’ll be dropping beats for a Diva’s Tea Dance starting at 3 PM. Diva’s nightclub in located in Northampton, MA. This is an open event and the play list will include classic dance hits and remixes from the 80′s, 90′s, 2000′s and today. Tea Dances are a great way to to meet, mingle and reconnect with old friends.

The video below was taken at the Log Cabin this past summer during Joyce and Julie Watson’s wedding reception. I love the bright hot purple up lighting and energy on the dance floor. Quite a contrast from the cold and dullness of winter.

Light Light Baby

Posted in Style Down The Aisle on August 25, 2012 by djlorib

Post Theme Songs:

Lights-Ellie Goulding

Every Light In The House-Trace Adkins

Hit The Lights-Jay Sean

Ray Of Light-Madonna

I’ve been a fan of up lighting for years even before LED technology was ever born. There is something to be said and seen when adding color to a room.

The picture below is from a recent wedding reception at the Log Cabin in Holyoke, MA. It’s hard not to be drawn to the action with so much beautiful color popping from the room.

I recently upgraded my lighting fixtures to the American DJ’s QA5 Flat Par. I love these lights and used them in the room above. They are easier to set, have more static colors, stronger beams and include the color amber. This color allows for more creative coloring especially during the fall wedding season.

When I meet with clients to discuss up lighting I try to replicate the scenario in which the lights will be used. The real beauty of these lights are best seen in person and not in pictures.

There is no right or wrong color for an event. Couples may opt to use a color that compliments the bridal party colors and linens, while others may choose more vivid and vibrant colors.

I’m currently working with a couple from California. Their October event will be in the Southampton Room at the Log Cabin. I suggested that they consider going two tone, blue and purple. When we met I darkened the room as best I could and set the fixtures. The color and look was amazing. Their bold approach will be perfect in a room decorated with tasteful wood moulding and a beautiful mahogany bar.

May Is For Martini

Posted in Where To See DJ Lori B on April 29, 2012 by djlorib

My DJ schedule for public events during the month of May.

May 5: Out! For Reel After Party, 8:30PM at Diva’s nightclub in Northampton, MA. Diva’s is rolling out the red carpet for this after party. I’ve DJed the last three after parties with over 300 people attending. What better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

After Party Highlights:
• FREE Catered Hors d’oeuvres
• FREE Pool until 11 pm
• FREE Pass to Diva’s for a future night out (this is a 2 for 1 special)
• 200-300 Out! For Reel Guests will attend
• Special party ambience: white tablecloths and candles
• After Party! Drink Special: $4.25 + Microbrews • Grey Goose & Gluten-Free Vodka
• HUGE Dance Floor
• Tables by the dance floor and in a separate room to talk and relax
• Easy, Free, No Hassle Parking / 2 minutes from I-91 Exits

For more information and to purchase ticket please visit http://www.outforreel.org

 

May 12: Northampton Pride Parade After Party 5-8 PM at the 3 County Fairgrounds in Northampton. A new parade route and a fabulous line up of speakers and entertainers. This event is free. For more information visit http://www.nohopride.org.

 

May 12: 9PM Pride Party at Diva’s Nightclub. Love It.

 

Below is a video from Out! For Reel’s After Party at The Hotel Northampton in January, 2012.

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