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Lakeside Bridal Fair (2-28-2010)

Posted in DJ/MC Industry, Other Events on February 28, 2010 by chadalanevents

So this year I have decided to put a little more fire to my marketing and I completely rebranded Chad Alan Events.  I also decided that I would participate in the first bridal show for Chad Alan Events which is also the first show I’ve done in about 5 or 6 years.  I have been apart of the Lakeside Bridal Fair since the first show so I decided that I would like to be apart of this show. The Lakeside Bridal Fair is held at the beautiful Hilton Bella Harbor on the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard

At this show I decided to keep the booth very simple and bring out the newest tool in the audio line up for your wedding ceremony and reception.  That tool would be the Bose L1 sound system.  If you have never heard the Bose system perform then just think of it as a typical Bose speaker on steroids!  And, if you have never heard a Bose speaker then it’s like sitting on stage with the orchestra.  now, my both banner didn’t ship in time for the show so the booth is a little more simple than I wanted but hey, that’s life.  Anyway, here is a photo of the booth and system.

I met with a bunch of brides and had a great time and got to network with some great vendors like my neighbors Chuck Wagon Cuisine Catering Company.  What a great show.

Mobile Beat Las Vegas 2009

Posted in DJ/MC Industry on February 16, 2009 by chadalanevents

This past week has been an incredible week of learning, networking, and fun. I’ve been in Las Vegas since Sunday for the annual Mobile Beat Convention. This is a great event to learn more about new trends and technology coming into our industry. I’m really looking forward to meeting some of my friends from around the country this week and can’t wait to catch up.

I’ll be starting off this week of education, networking and support with the annual Leadership Training hosted by the American Disc Jockey Association. I’m really looking forward to learning more about Guitar Hero and DDR games for up to 34 people!!! I have heard about this and can’t wait to see it in action. I must admit, I’m a Guitar Hero Fanatic!…I’ve already wore out 2 guitars for my XBOX3360.

Now for those that really know me you understand what a closet 80’s hip hop junkie I am, which is why I’m as giddy as a school boy about seeing Vanilla Ice perform at the Opening Night Party. Otis day is also performing and I will be at a meet and greet event where I will actually get to meet him.

I’ll post more after the conference to talk about changes and new trends in the industry.

Medievil Lighting At Castle Douglas

Posted in DJ/MC Industry, Weddings on January 17, 2009 by chadalanevents

Today’s event is of mythical proportions. I will be lighting the Castle Douglas in Rockwall.

This facility is hands down one of my most favorite places to have events. What better way to be the princess of a fairytale wedding than to be at a Castle! The grounds are beautiful, the owners are just absolutely wonderful to work with and the building is just inspirational to look at.

So the crew and I arrived at the castle at noon to begin setup for the 6:00pm ceremony. We would be lighting custom made crystallized rose trees throughout the facility along with up lighting in the Grand Hall and pin spotting in the cake room. Also included in the lighting done tonight is dance floor lighting placed in the balcony of the Grand Hall and the dangling crystals from the peer through in the lobby.

So to start us off we did the Grand Hall and the area where the large crystal tree would be placed for the ceremony.

Archway area:

The Grand Hall:

Then we went to work in the cake room up lighting the crystallized rose trees around the cake and then spotlighting the cake with LED spots.

And lastly we lit up the peer through from the second story in the lobby. We had hung strands of crystals a round the opening of the circular opening and the blue light refracted of the crystals creating a unique shimmering of blue sparkles and soft glowing hues in the lobby which made every guest stop and look up for a minute.

Working at Castle Douglas always means working with some of the best vendors in the area. Tonight would be no different. David Allen of Cassidy’s Entertainment was the Master of Ceremonies and DJ for the event. Every time I see David perform I am more and more impressed with the level of quality and commitment he gives to each client. I have only ever run into a handful of vendors that give the level of attention and care as he does. David of course rocked the party and the happy couple left with smiles as wide as a Texas sunset

A Helping Hand (12-6-2008)

Posted in DJ/MC Industry, Other Events on December 6, 2008 by chadalanevents

Tonight I am lending a hand to a fellow entertainer named Shawn Kelly. He is the owner and operator of Platinum Sound.

It is always a treat to ride along and assist other disc jockeys as I find ways to improve myself. It’s like looking in on your own methods and finding or being motivated to new ideas and ways to solve problems. Anything we can do to add to our available tools is a very good thing, especially since the nature of wedding and event production can throw you some very interesting twists.

The client this evening was a lot of fun. During the course of the last several weeks they had a company jingle contest and the winners were announced tonight. In order to select a prize they had to sing their jingle. What a fun contest idea to generate some great entertainment moments and give away some fantastic prizes too.

The Ashton Hotel is a cozy place for a corporate function and small to medium sized wedding. Easy access, easy to find, and friendly staff make this a fabulous location and definitely a location I will be adding to my recommendations.