Blog

Washington DC DJ Set Up | Shadow Creek Weddings + Events

Apr 12 2017
By: Chris Laich Music Services
Categories: DJ Set Ups
No Comments

Shadow Creek is a beautiful wedding venue in the verdant Virginia countryside. Celebrations are hosted in a large and lovely barn, whose high ceilings and open space are both rustic and elegant. A big plus for us is that the dance floor is HUGE, so our couples and their loved ones can really get down! All that room is a big help to those whose guest list is on the longer side – Shadow Creek can accommodate 300 guests, rain or shine.

Folks who wed there also benefit from this Virginia wedding venue’s enormous outside space, which is wonderful for outdoor ceremonies and cocktail hours. Shadow Creek doesn’t just look like a classic Virginia horse property…there are actual horses there, too! You can even have one come to your cocktail hour or be a part of your wedding photos.

Large and open are great things as far as atmosphere goes, but this can sometimes present challenges as far as a DJ setup goes. However, we’ve got the equipment (our amazing wireless Bose speakers) and the know-how to deliver excellent, unobtrusive sound coverage inside and out.

Below are a few shots of our DJ setup within Shadow Creek’s barn, as well as on the front portico and lawns. If you’ve got questions about how we’d set up in your wedding venue, give us a call at 202.997.2514.

shadowcreek VA wedding ceremony DJ

shadowcreek VA cocktails wedding DJ

shadowcreek VA wedding reception DJ

shadowcreek VA barn wedding DJ

Read more

Washington DC DJ Set Up | 8 Chains Winery

Mar 15 2017
By: Chris Laich Music Services
Categories: DJ Set Ups, Wedding Music
No Comments

Outdoor weddings are always fun, and when the venue in question is a winery, the proceedings take on a holiday atmosphere. The landscape is so different that it’s hard not to feel as if you’re far removed from the Washington, DC area!

We’re lucky to have several great wineries in the area at which couples can wed, one of which is the beautiful 8 Chains North Winery. Located in Waterford, VA, the venue has beautiful banquet rooms (one of which has a handsome patio) and, of course, stunning outdoor spaces which afford sweeping views of the vineyards.

Capacity at 8 Chains ranges from 100-120, and they do allow tenting, which enables couples to take advantage of all the natural beauty. When clients choose this venue for their celebration, we always bring our Bose wireless speakers! Not only do they provide powerful sound which will carry even in a wide, open space such as a vineyard, but they also make a minimal visual imprint. A helpful asset indoors and out!

Browse the shots of our DJ setup at 8 Chains North Winery below:

ceremony012 pictured above: Sara + Corey’s ceremony setup (and our barely there Bose speakers) via Lauren Gay Photography

8 chains winery virginia

8 chains winery virginia cere

Read more

Real Wedding for Kristen and Jarrod at The Hay Adams Hotel, Washington, DC

Apr 01 2015
By: Chris Laich Music Services
Categories: Uncategorized
No Comments

Our team at Chris Laich Music Services always looks forward to our weddings at the top of The Hay-Adams Hotel in Washington, DC. It is a gorgeous space and has the best view of the White House in DC. It’s an impressive space with a wonderful event team and delicious food and drink. Last month we were there for Kristen and Jarrod’s wedding and it did not disappoint! It was great working with Roman Grinev Photography, Elegantly Chic Events, Growing Wild FloralKendall’s Cakes and Rev. Laura from Ceremony Officiants.

Kristen and Jarrod at The Hay-Adams Hotel, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Roman Grinev

storyboard001storyboard002 storyboard003 storyboard004 storyboard005 storyboard006 storyboard007 storyboard008 storyboard009 storyboard010 storyboard011 storyboard012 storyboard013 storyboard014 storyboard015 storyboard016 storyboard017 storyboard018 storyboard019

Songs:

Introduction – “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay

Bride and Groom First Dance – “Marry Me” by Train

Bride and Father dance – “Song Sung Blue” by Neil Diamond

Groom and Mother dance- “Sunshine one my shoulders” by John Denver

Last song – “What a wonderful world” by Louis Armstrong

Wedding Vendors 

Venue/Catering: The Hay-Adams Hotel

Photography: Roman Grinev Photography

DJ: Chris Laich Music Services

Wedding Planner: Elegantly Chic Events

Florist: Growing Wild Floral

Wedding Cake: Kendall’s Cakes.

Officiant: Rev Laura Cannon, Ceremony Officiants

Read more
© 2014 Chris Laich Music Services