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Hello From The Otherside

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

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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.

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

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.

The Big One-Jay and Mia’s Wedding

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

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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

Light Light Baby

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

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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.

I Do

Posted in Style Down The Aisle on April 15, 2012 by djlorib

Post Theme Song: Marry Me: Train

The warm temperatures in New England have set the tone for an early, colorful and fun 2012 wedding season. I’m really excited to DJ at some of my favorite venues this year including: The Log Cabin, Open Square in Holyoke, MA, Wycoff Country Club, Ludlow Country and The Garden House at Look Park in Northampton, MA.

Around this time of year, I like to reflect back on weddings I’ve previously hosted. It brings back great memories of special events for special people. I’m honored and grateful to have played a part in these wedding celebrations.

Below are photos from recent weddings.

Amy and Adam.
Outdoor reception in Montgomery, MA.

John and Sarah.
Reception at Quassapaug Sailing Center in Middlebury, CT.

Michelle and Kristin.
Reception at The Barney Estate at Forest Park.

Emily and Beck.
Reception at The Red Barn at Hampshire College.

Raphael and Kay.
Reception at The Hampden Country Club.

Dee and Sean.
Reception at The Delaney House.

Video Killed The Radio Star v.2

Posted in Style Down The Aisle on October 14, 2011 by djlorib

Below are two videos from recent events.

Each reception was a bit different in terms of traditional wedding events. The common theme for both: A packed dance floor with happy clients and their guests.

DJ Lori B is having fun. Enjoy 🙂