Light it up BLUE! April is Autism Awareness Month. The kids helping out.

How did you Light It Up Blue yesterday? This is how Sound Image Entertainment did…

Light it up Blue!

Just a few pictures from National Autism Awareness Day!

Light it up BLUE! April is Autism Awareness Month. The kids helping out.

Light it up BLUE! April is Autism Awareness Month.

Light it up BLUE! April is Autism Awareness Month. The kids helping out.

Light it up BLUE! April is Autism Awareness Month.

Light it up BLUE! April is Autism Awareness Month. The kids helping out.

Light it up BLUE! April is Autism Awareness Month. The kids helping out.

Light it up BLUE! April is Autism Awareness Month. The kids helping out.

Light it up BLUE! April is Autism Awareness Month. The kids helping out.

Sweet 16 birthday party

Abby’s Sweet 16 Birthday! {Elks Lodge – Old Roseville, CA}

Abby is such a sweetheart! Her mom Cindy wanted to throw her an amazing party (because she is amazing, naturally), she loves her so much. It was fun getting to know their family and working with them to see what we could do to make the night fun for Abby and her friends. We provided DJ and Photo Booth services with a few uplights. The color scheme: black and hot pink, Location: Elks Lodge # 2248 in Roseville, CA, Goal: to have fun!

The two of them would go back and forth when it came to songs, not because they disagreed but Cindy (mom) wanted Abby to pick what she wanted and not worry about the adult guests while Abby wanted to make sure everyone was happy (awesome teenager I know). One thing they could agree on was that they HAD to have some New Kids on the Block. 🙂 Here’s a few pics from the Photo Booth.

Sweet 16 birthday party

Abby and her brother

Abby and friend

Abby and friend

Sweet 16 birthday party

Sweet 16 birthday party

Sweet 16 birthday party

Sweet 16 birthday party

Sacramento Wrestling Federation ~ Clash at the Colonial

Sacramento Wrestling Federation ~ The Seth Fengel Benefit Show

This event is dear to my heart since it is on behalf of my brother. Seth is one of the most wonderful, kindest, caring people I know. He loved with all his heart, anyone and everyone. We are excited to be a part of this event to take a day to remember him and raise money for his headstone. All additional proceeds will be going to charity on his behalf. Seth was always giving back to the hospitals to comfort those there since he knew how it felt. He was an amazing example to all of us.

Seth Fengel Benefit Show - Sacramento Wrestling Federation

Seth Fengel Benefit Show – Sacramento Wrestling Federation

Excerpt from Sacramento Wrestling Federation, “The Sacramento Wrestling Federation in conjunction with Sound Image Entertainment proudly presents “September 2 Remember” – The Seth Fengel Benefit Show. This special benefit show will feature 8 exciting wrestling matches including our main event as “Big Country” Jody Kristofferson takes on Dylan Drake for the SWF Heavyweight Championship. Proceeds from this event go to the family of Seth Fengel to purchase a headstone for his gravesite.”

Thank you to all who choose to support this very worthy cause. Visit www.sacramentowrestling.com and www.sethfengel.com for more details on the event and the young man to whom this show benefits.”

Why does Josh Edlow, President/Owner of Sacramento Wrestling Federation do these events? He has an amazing story so take a moment to visit his website to learn more about how it all began but here is a quote from Josh, “This is my home, and this community has been so supportive of me throughout my life, that it is time for me to give back.” In 2011, the Sacramento Wrestling Federation will bring this unique fundraising opportunity to local high schools in California’s capital city. “We are excited to bring an innovative, fun filled, action-packed event that will draw the masses and bring much needed attention and funds to ailing youth programs.”

Here are some pictures from their last event “Clash at the Colonial” for the UC Davis Hospital. It was a blast and our boys LOVED it! We hope to see you at the next one..

Chris and Courtney’s Destination Wedding: Rustic Barn Uplighting

Up Lighting in a Barn

This barn was a hidden treasure. When we got the call from Katy Higgins from Cosmopolitan Events to assist with some lighting needs we were so excited! Katy’s clients Chris and Courtney were looking to create a atmosphere that was unlike any other. No detail was overlooked. From the extravagant centerpieces to the wall pieces to the classic cars it was an event to remember.

Chris and Courtney Wedding

Chris and Courtney Wedding by Schnack Studios

Chris and Courtney are from Southern California and the barn was in Lake Almanor in Northern California. A destination wedding it had to be! She knew what she wanted and was able with the help from her wedding planner Katy to create this magical romantic setting. With no electricity available we provided electricity, functional lighting, parking lot lighting and ambiance lighting for inside the barn. It was A LOT of lighting. We trekked up there Friday for set up and the wedding took place on Saturday then tear down on Sunday.  Schnack Studios captured all the beauty of this wedding. They did a PHENOMENAL job. Beware pictures galore!! I couldn’t just pick a few they capture so much detail. Enjoy!

Chris and Courtney Wedding by Schnack Studios

Chris and Courtney Wedding by Schnack Studios

Chris and Courtney Wedding by Schnack Studios

Chris and Courtney Wedding by Schnack Studios

Chris and Courtney Wedding by Schnack Studios

Chris and Courtney Wedding by Schnack Studios

Chris and Courtney Wedding by Schnack Studios

Chris and Courtney Wedding by Schnack Studios

Alex and Monica’s Wedding: Masonic Temple Lighting

Masonic Temple is another awesome venue for lighting! LOVE these buildings downtown with their structural beauty. We did lighting for Alex and Monica’s wedding last year at the Masonic Temple. We really enjoy creating lighting designs that fit our brides and grooms personality, style and uniqueness of their wedding.

uplighting Masonic Temple

uplighting Masonic Temple

Cesar and Andrea’s Wedding: Elks Tower Lighting

Playing catch up from last year. Here is an August wedding we did lighting only for last year at the Elks Tower Ballroom in Downtown Sacramento. We LOVE the Elks Tower. Perfect venue for lighting, the architecture and history of the building is fantastic! Romantic lighting options just accent all the beauty. We were able to create lighting that tied into their invitations and decor of the room.

Elks Tower Ballroom

Uplighting at the Elks Tower Ballroom

{OPEN HOUSE} Orchard Creek Lodge in Lincoln, CA

Orchard Creek Lodge Open House

Come join us and other vendors this Saturday February 19, 2011 at the beautiful Orchard Creek Lodge in Lincoln, CA. It is a breath taking venue with so many ways to customize your wedding and reception with their different options for indoor and outdoor sites. Come by and say hi and have a chance to win the BIG prize raffle including free uplighting from us for your wedding! Hope to see you there…

Orchard Creek Lodge at Sun City Lincoln
965 Orchard Creek Lane, Lincoln, CA. 95648
RSVP to Meghan Louder at 916-625-4043

Date: February 19, 2011

Time: 11am – 4pm

Additional Open House Info

Link to a wedding we did there by the FABULOUS Beth with True Love Photo

Scott and Katherine’s Marie Antoinette themed wedding

Scott and Katherine's Wedding at The Lodge at the Four Seasons in El Dorado Hills

Scott and Katherine were married May 1st. We had the opportunity to provide lighting for their beautiful wedding. The Reception took place at the Lodge at the Four Seasons in El Dorado Hills. The picture above was provided by their photographer Travis Hoehne with Travis Hoehne Photography. He caught this gorgeous picture of them and their wedding party. He does some amazing work, be sure to check out his website!

Scott and Katherine's Wedding at The Lodge at the Four Seasons in El Dorado Hills

Scott and Katherine's Wedding at The Lodge at the Four Seasons in El Dorado Hills

No detail was over looked, from the shrimp rack ice sculpture to the flowers to the cake and lighting. It set the mood for the whole night. We provided paper lanterns for the patio as you can see in the picture above. Below are some pictures we took of our lighting and their dramatic Marie Antoinette themed cake by the fabulous Lisa Marie with the Sweetest Things. She did this cake prior at an event that we blogged about: Let Them Eat Cake – Marie Antoinette Theme at Antiquite Maison Privee. When Katherine saw it she knew it would be perfect for her wedding. The over the top topper really threw this design through the roof.

Scott and Katherine's Wedding at The Lodge at the Four Seasons in El Dorado Hills

Scott and Katherine's Wedding at The Lodge at the Four Seasons in El Dorado Hills

Scott and Katherine's Wedding at The Lodge at the Four Seasons in El Dorado Hills

Scott and Katherine's Wedding at the Lodge at the Four Seasons in El Dorado Hills

Brittany’s Super Sweet 16: NYC Style

Brittany's Sweet 16 invitation

So my (Kami) sister was turning 16 and in April we threw her a party at our house. She is a lucky girl! 😉 I did all the food which was fun, I just love to host parties for our friends and family. Brandon did her invite which is a hobby he loves. Anyways, being in the wedding industry we have LOTS of amazing professional friends. I get to see a lot and learn a lot but the one default is I have seen AMAZING! So it may have been a little overboard but I don’t care. Go big or go home right??!!

Brittany's Sweet 16 party, sacramento

All these amazing pictures were by our beautiful, talented, amazing friend Rachelle with Rachelle Photography. She came to take some pictures and she caught the excitement and goofy-ness of my my sister. I had the sugary sweet, adorable Lisa Marie with the Sweetest Things do her NYC style cake. She blew us all away. She is by far one of our favorites, Brandon isn’t a huge sweets person but he LOVES her cake. My sister is simple and likes white cake with vanilla frosting. Lisa Marie came up with an extraordinary way to accommodate but not be too boring.  SOOO YUMMY! We sent Brit off the get her hair and make-up done by my wonderful friend Holly Meager from Salon on Madison Ave. She has done my hair for years and is always first on my list! All these people were surprises to Brit, she didn’t know about any of it!

Brittany's Sweet 16 cake by Lisa Marie with the Sweetest Things

Brittany's Sweet 16 cake by Lisa Marie with the Sweetest Things

Brittany's Sweet 16 cake by Lisa Marie with the Sweetest Things

We used our new Photo Booth for her party too. It was a hit, most of the kids that came probably have never seen the things they saw. Again she is a lucky girl. 🙂 Here is most the kids and one of her favorite photo booth pictures with her boyfriend:

Brittany's Sweet 16, sacramento party DJ

Brittany's Sweet 16, sacramento party DJ

AfWPi Mixer “A Very Merry UnBirthday” at Winchester Country Club

AfWPi mixer, Winchester Country Club

Last Tuesday we had the opportunity to DJ, MC and provide ambience lighting service for a mixer for Associations for Wedding Professionals Int. (AfWPi) at Winchester Country Club in Meadow Vista. Darcie Carrier, the wedding Coordinator at Winchester in such a sweetheart! She works sooo hard and is one of the best for sure!! The theme: “A Very Merry UnBirthday” from Alice in Wonderland. We had a lot of fun with the lighting design. She wanted lots of colors! It was fun and unique, not something you may see at a wedding but LOTS of FUN! We also projected a mini slideshow of some pictures from the tea party from the “Alice in Wonderland” movie on the ceiling. Here’s some picture of the room thanks to Jeff Sharpe with Sharpe Photographers, thanks for bringing your camera Jeff. We are sure you never leave home without it. 🙂

AfWPi mixer, Winchester Country Club

AfWPi mixer, Winchester Country Club

AfWPi mixer, Winchester Country Club. Cake by Sweet Cakes by Rebecca

We had few awesome featured vendors participating. We of course had the beautiful Winchester Country Club, Shelley with Pizzazz Event Planning (her table was so pretty), Liza with Golden Gourmet (for all of our yummy food) and the oh so DELICIOUS Rebecca with Sweet Cakes by Rebecca. We didn’t know Rebecca before the “Let Them Eat Cake Event” but she has been added to our preferred vendor list! We just love her. She had a beautiful table (which we are not surprised since she won Best Table Presentation at LTECE), brought a fabulous “UnBirthday” Cake for the centerpiece and TONS of mini cupcakes for our tea party table for us to enjoy. I LOVE SUGAR. 🙂 Liza provided the food, she had 4 yummy stations FULL of food. The soup we drank out of mini tea cups which fit the theme perfectly. Here’s a highlight video of the night provided by the talented Phil with Sheffield Multimedia, thanks Phil!

Why do we attend these mixers or participate? They give us so many advantages but one of the best ones is getting to know all our wedding professional friends. We get to network with the best of the best. We learn about all the different and unique things we all offer, we can refer QUALITY PROFESSIONALS and it helps us better ourselves and our companies for our clients! We want to give you all that we can and be the very best we can be here at Sound Image Entertainment!! Here is a picture of some DJ friends from the mixer, thanks Greg for the photo:

AfWPi mixer, Winchester Country Club

(Left to Right) Greg Dills with Music to go (his lovely wife Lauren took our picture), JD Firestone with JD Productions Quality DJ Entertainment, Doug LaVine and Doug Harmon with Music on the Move DJs and MCs, Mike Anderson with Creative Memories Entertainment and last us my super cute husband Brandon and me. 🙂