April 2012

Wedding at the Carnegie Institute – Rachel and Shlomo

Apr 25 2012
By: Chris Laich Music Services
Categories: Real Wedding
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Rachel and Shlomo’s wedding at the Carnegie Institute in DC was one gracious, elegant affair!

Lisa & Shlomo, photography by Paired Images 

Rachel and Shlomo’s wedding at the Carnegie Institute, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Paired Images

Live musicians played as guests arrived and continued into the cocktail hour. Following a beautiful ceremony (more pictures of it taking place in the Carnegie’s rotunda at Paired Images), everyone gathered in the ballroom for Rachel and Shlomo’s reception.

There, the father of the bride gave a wonderful welcome speech, followed by some really great toasts. By the time Rachel and Shlomo took to the floor to Sade’s “By Your Side,” the love in the air was palpable! Later on, everyone took to the dance floor, which kept moving all night!

Lisa & Shlomo, photography by Paired Images

Rachel and Shlomo’s wedding at the Carnegie Institute, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Paired Images

Lisa & Shlomo, photography by Paired Images

Rachel and Shlomo’s wedding at the Carnegie Institute, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Paired Images

Lisa & Shlomo, photography by Paired Images

Rachel and Shlomo’s wedding at the Carnegie Institute, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Paired Images

Lisa & Shlomo, photography by Paired Images

Rachel and Shlomo’s wedding at the Carnegie Institute, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Paired Images

Lisa & Shlomo, photography by Paired Images

Rachel and Shlomo’s wedding at the Carnegie Institute, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Paired Images

Lisa & Shlomo, photography by Paired Images

Rachel and Shlomo’s wedding at the Carnegie Institute, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Paired Images

Thank you, Rachel and Shlomo, for choosing Chris Laich Music Services to be part of your day, and the very best to you both!

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Strong Mansion – Wedding and Ceremony DJ Equipment Set Up

Apr 18 2012
By: Chris Laich Music Services
Categories: Washington DC Event Venues
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Strong Mansion is one of the most romantic wedding venues in the Washington, DC area. (If you want to see what we mean, check out Dominique and Tony’s wedding, which was featured on United With Love.)

Mr. Strong, who built it in 1915, once said, “…those who appreciate natural beauty will be better people, people who treat each other better.” The property reflects the original owner’s philosophy with lush gardens and an elegant home, and, as wedding deejays, the last thing we want to do is take away from all that beauty!

However, it’s also important to give our couples the experience they expect – no one should strain to hear the bride and groom exchange vows, nor should anyone discover they can’t hear a thing because they are seated near a speaker.

So, using our experience at Strong Mansion and expertise, we strategically place our wireless Bose speakers in the home’s gracious rooms and lovely gardens. All to create the highest quality of sound without affecting ambiance, as you can see from the images below!

Strong Mansion wedding ceremony set-up

Strong Mansion wedding ceremony set-up, DJ – Chris Laich Music Services

Strong Mansion wedding ceremony set-up

Strong Mansion wedding ceremony set-up, DJ – Chris Laich Music Services

Strong Mansion wedding  set-up

Strong Mansion wedding ceremony set-up, DJ – Chris Laich Music Services

Strong Mansion wedding set-up

Strong Mansion wedding ceremony set-up, DJ – Chris Laich Music Services

Strong Mansion wedding set-up

Strong Mansion wedding ceremony set-up, DJ – Chris Laich Music Services

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Wedding at the Top of the Hay – Liz and Andras

Apr 11 2012
By: Chris Laich Music Services
Categories: Real Wedding
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Liz and Andras celebrated their marriage at the always amazing Top of the Hay, and what a party it was! From their beautiful ceremony at St. Matthew’s to the dance floor that never stopped, it was an incredible, memorable night.

Liz & Andras, photography - Holland Photo Arts

 Liz & Andras’s wedding at the Hay-Adams Hotel, DJ – Arron from Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Holland Photo Arts

Aaron was the lucky Chris Laich Music Services Associate to deejay, and there to capture every moment was the amazing team from Holland Photo Arts. The spectacular flowers were by talented Philippa Tarrant, delectable cake by Kendall’s Cakes, and who else but Jamie from Simply Chic Events helped Liz and Andras plan it all.

Liz & Andras, photography - Holland Photo Arts

 Liz & Andras’s wedding at the Top of the Hay, DJ – Arron from Chris Laich Music Services

If you’d like to see more of Liz and Andras’s wedding (the shots of their ceremony and first look are beautiful), visit Holland Photo Art’s blog.

Liz & Andras, photography - Holland Photo Arts

 Liz & Andras’s wedding at the Top of the Hay, DJ – Arron from Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Holland Photo Arts

Liz & Andras, photography - Holland Photo Arts

 Liz & Andras’s wedding at the Hay-Adams Hotel, DJ – Arron from Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Holland Photo Arts

 Liz & Andras, photography - Holland Photo Arts

 Liz & Andras’s wedding at the Top of the Hay, DJ – Arron from Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Holland Photo Arts

Liz & Andras, photography - Holland Photo Arts

 Liz & Andras’s wedding at the Top of the Hay, DJ – Arron from Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Holland Photo Arts

Liz & Andras, photography - Holland Photo Arts

 Liz & Andras’s wedding at the Hay-Adams Hotel, DJ – Arron from Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Holland Photo Arts

Best wishes, Liz and Andras! We’re so honored to have been part of your wedding day!

Liz & Andras’s team of vendors:
Event planner: Jamie with Simply Chic Events
Reception venue: Hay Adams Hotel
Florist: Philippa Tarrant
DJ: Aaron with Chris Laich Music
Make-up: Nour Kazoun
Hair: Bridal Hair by Remona
Baker: Kendall’s Cakes
Lighting: John Farr Lighting
Gown: Priscilla of Boston
Stationary: Haute Papier
Furniture rentals: AFR Furniture Rental

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