Hello From The Otherside

Posted in Style Down The Aisle on August 20, 2016 by djlorib


Couples using wedding checklists will find that the time frame to hire your DJ is generally 12 to 14 months prior to the date of the reception. Hiring your DJ early in the planning process is important for several reasons.

Many top tiered DJ’s can be under contract for your special day. It’s not uncommon for couples to book as long as 18 months out so they can work with the DJ they want. Since the DJ is an integral part of your reception it’s best to book as early as possible.

The DJ should be your partner in the planning process. I stress this point to each potential client. The more time I have to know my clients the better I can help them realize their vision. During consultations we can discuss trends in music and lighting, as well DYI projects. I can also share ideas from previous weddings that I think may be a good fit for the event I’m working on.

It’s never to early to book your DJ, in this case DJ Lori B.





Weather Be Good

Posted in Style Down The Aisle on March 6, 2015 by djlorib

Spring is fast approaching and that means “wedding” season is right around the corner. Weddings in New England especially outdoor weddings are becoming more and popular as unique venues open their spaces for ceremonies and receptions.

One of the few challenges with outdoor events is the weather. Weather is the one condition that can’t be controlled even with the best preparation.

Kirsten and Mike were married at the Crumpin Fox Golf Course in Bernardston, MA. 4 tents were set up for a beautiful ceremony and reception. That changed about 30 minutes before the start of their ceremony. Severe rain and thunder rolled through the area and a micro-burst landed about 1 mile from the course. Needless to say both the ceremony and reception were pushed back. During that time I was under “the big tent” crossing my fingers that the tent would not blow away. Mother Nature came through with better weather and DJ Lori B rocked the party.

The two video’s show the before and after from the micro-burst.




2014 The Year In Review

Posted in Martini Events on January 21, 2015 by djlorib

2014 was a fabulous year for Martini Productions and DJ Lori B. There were so many wonderful events it was hard to collect them all for this post.

Matt and Samantha’s wedding reception was in June was at the Log Cabin. Over 275 guests attended and the party started early; before the end of dinner. I played classic ballads to open up the dance floor.

The video shows all the high energy, color and excitement during the party portion of the reception.


Where To See DJ Lori B-Fall 2014

Posted in Where To See DJ Lori B on October 7, 2014 by djlorib

I’m excited to be hosting Slainte’s Halloween Party on Friday October 31 from 7PM-10PM. Ticket’s are $15 and includes one drink and hot appetizers. There will be a costume contest and giveaways all night. The Theme for the evening is “Rocky Horror”

Slainte is located on Jarvis Avenue in Holyoke, MA.


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

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.