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.

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.

Where To See DJ Lori B-Winter/Spring 2012

Posted in Where To See DJ Lori B on February 13, 2012 by djlorib

Martini Madness

I’m pleased to announce that I will be DJing the following open events:

March 3, 2012: Out! For Reel’s After Party at the Hotel Northampton, Northampton, MA. 8:45 PM-12:00 AM. I hosted the last party at the end of January at the same venue. Best estimates were close to 300 people attended. The Grand Ballroom was rocking all evening. For more information on after party and to purchase tickets visit www.outforreel.org.

March 17, 2012:  JP’s Restaurant in Holyoke, MA. 5:00 PM-10:00 PM. Get your Irish up. DJ Lori B will be dropping classic party and Irish beats following the St. Patrick’s Day Road Race in Holyoke. Plenty o’ food , fun, prizes and surprises.

March 24, 2012 : Diva’s Nightclub, Northampton, MA. 8:00 PM-Close.

Martini and the Mayor

Posted in Where To See DJ Lori B on December 22, 2011 by djlorib

DJ Lori B

Post Theme Song: Marry The Night, Lady Gaga

In Western Massachusetts the buzz of the November, 2011 election was the mayoral victory of Alex Morse over incumbent Elaine Pluta in Holyoke, MA. Hard work, positive campaigning and a vision for the city paved the way for the mayor elect

I’m excited and honored to be the musical hostess and DJ for Mayor Morse’s second inaugural event on January 15, 2012, at Open Square in Holyoke, MA. This is an open event for all ages.

The performance space in Open Square is quite beautiful with exposed brick, wood floors, high ceilings and the vibe of a SoHo New York nightclub. I’m going to enhance the room with concert up lighting, a premium sound system and additional dance floor effects to POP the space for over the 350 guests expected to attend.

If you are attending the event plan to hear: top 40 dance, popular remixes, mash-ups, latin, and a few old school drops.

Below is the link to purchase tickets.

http://www.morseformayor.com/events.html

I live in Holyoke. I support Holyoke. I am Holyoke.   

I Can’t wait to ROCK THIS PARTY.  🙂

Mayor Elect Alex Morse Rockin Downtown Holyoke, MA.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
  

Morse IS Mayor 🙂