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One of my favorite toasts from 2010

by on Jan.21, 2011, under Uncategorized

One of my favorite toasts of the year came from the wedding of Sofia and Joe in
November. I had the pleasure of working with Kendra and her team from Pfeiffer Event Planning on this memorable event. Even with the hard work wedding planners do in preparing every part of the day and timeline, I still double and triple check everything before getting started. Before announcing or introducing the toast we always check with the planned “toasters”, which usually consists of the Best Man, Maid/Matron of Honor and in most cases, the Father of the Bride. When I confirmed with Sofia’s father he immediatly asked if I could play the song It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye in the background as soon as he started his story. Not knowing the details of the speech I was ready to go and brought it up just as Dad mentioned the story of the High School dance. It was truely one of the most genuine and real toasts I have heard in some time and the entire room, after a small chuckle when Dad called them “THE Boys to Men”, was engulfed in emotion. These are the moments that make weddings spectacular and unique!!! As good of a toast as it was, without the music in the background the emotion in the room would not have been the same. Here is the toast….

Toasts from Reel to Real Video on Vimeo.

Special thanks to Cael and Deana Kuhlman from Reel to Reel Productions for the video of this special moment at the beautiful Viaggio Winery.

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Celebrate Coloma Weddings Showcase!!!

by on Jan.15, 2011, under Music More, Wedding Ceremonies

Several sites in the Coloma area opened their doors today for the Celebrate Coloma Weddings Showcase.  It was an amazing day in the foothills, with clear blue skies overhead and a mild temperature to keep everyone comfortable.  We were honored to be on display at both Gold Hill Vineyard and Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast.  If you haven’t considered any of the sites in the Coloma area for wedding ceremonies or receptions, I highly suggest that you consider it.  Each location is unique in its own special way.  There really is something for everyone at these locations and the prices at these location are very reasonably priced.

Another great reason to consider a wedding in the foothills was on display as i drove back into Sacramento for tonight’s event.  Only 20 minutes from Gold Hill the sun disappeared into a grey fog that covered the valley.  Being up in the gorgeous gold country for 6 hours took me away from the gloom of the overcast and fog and made me appreciate the location even more.  It’s a bit cooler up there on those hot summer days and above the fog level that engulfs the valley during many days during the year.

I want to thank both Bryna and Ashley for inviting us to come out and meet with their brides and grooms.  It was a amazing day.  Please check out their sites below.

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2011 is off and rockin!!

by on Jan.12, 2011, under Uncategorized

I can’t believe 2011 is already 12 days old.  The phones are ringing and the emails are coming in.  Apparently people are still getting married and companies are still throwing parties 🙂  The Bridal Expo at Cal Expo last week was a huge success for us.  We spoke with over 300 brides and grooms.  This was out first time in that particular show and it was a great success.  Several events booked at the show and a few more have booked this week following the show.  If you are looking at our website for the first time, thanks for checking in.  If you are just poking around and checking in… Ihope you are enjoying a fresh new start to the new year!  I’ve been working on gathering videos and pictures from the past year’s weddings to blog about so I’m hoping to get that going any day now.  Smile at someone today… it might make their day!   Talk soon…..

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A great 2010 so far….

by on Nov.17, 2010, under Uncategorized

What a great year it’s been for Music & More Entertainment!  The busy wedding season is just starting to wind down and we have had an amazing and successful wedding season.   Business is up 70% this year, and more importantly our after event evaluations are coming back better than ever!   As we have more time to catch our breath this month, look for more and more blogs coming up with some of the great stories and pictures from this past year’s weddings.

Also for the first time ever, you can read about not one, but two, of our great weddings in Real Weddings Magazine, hitting the shelf this weekend.  More on that soon.

So, keep checking back and I promise you some great posts worth reading and some beautiful pictures to boot.  Talk soon….

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Imagine if your wedding site looked like this

by on Dec.13, 2009, under Serrano Country Club, Snow, Wedding Ceremonies

So the crazy weather that hit the Greater Sacramento area last week was really cool if you enjoy a little low snow in places that you are not used to seeing it. When my father called me and told me there was 6 inches of snow on the ground at his home in the Cameron Park area, I had to make a drive up to one of my favorite places to DJ events at, and one of the locations that Music & More Entertainment is a preferred vendor- Serrano Country Club

How cool was it to see kids trying to snowboard and sled on the 1st fairway on the golf course. Here are some pictures i took. It’s crazy to think of the many days I have spent with a sound system set up right where this snow is for a wedding ceremony.

Here is a look at the snow covering the tables on the terrace overlooking the ceremony site.

This is the ceremony site from the outside patio. Folsom Lake is to the left and the rolling foothills and gold country are to the right. Nevermind… all you can see is snow….

This is the front of Serrano Country Club about 4 hours after the snow stopped falling. Very cool sight! No doubt!

A look from the side of the club. This is the lawn in the front of the club… snow is about 4-5 inches thick here.

So after a walk around Serrano in the 28 degree temperature, we drove up Highway 50 a little higher just for fun. Here is what happens in Placerville if you stay outside too long in a snowstorm… We definately turned around just to come back and take a picture of these “guys”.

Ok, i hope you enoyed a couple of fun pictures. There are more on my facebook page.
Check it out here…

OK, booking season is in full effect. Check out my website at and don’t forget to get going on booking those great wedding vendors. Gotta run to a consultation with Wedding Coordinator Kendra Pfeiffer and a new client!!!!

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Ah… time for rest… and booking!

by on Dec.02, 2009, under Uncategorized

I love this time of the year for many reasons. The start to ski season, Kings basketball season, Football is in full swing, a slower time of the year for wedding season, and of course…. the booking season for next year…
It was a great wedding season this year and I’m going to go back and post some fun blogs from recent weddings in the coming weeks. But it’s full steam ahead for 2010. So far, its looking busier that ever. I have had a fairly steady string of calls in the last two weeks and several consultations. I think the 2009 wedding slowdown might be over!!!
I’m often asked the question, how far out should we book a DJ/MC for our event. Most Wedding Coordinators, web sites, and magazines say it’s somewhere between 5 months and 9 months out. However, the real answer does vary depending on who you are considering.

My answer is always the same. If you meet with someone that fits your idea of what you are
looking for, and he or she is a sole operator, book them as soon as possible, perhaps even on the spot. Trust your first impression. Trust the references you are given. Most importantly, trust that sixth sense that often helps you make a good decision on something so important. If you are not sure and want to see what someone else has to offer go ahead and meet with the other DJ/MC. Just remember that you are not guaranteed that your DJ/MC will be available when you finally make a decision.
If you are not picky as to your exact DJ/MC and are planning on choosing from a company, its a little different. You may be able to find a company that sells you on the DJ/MC that you are looking for within a few months. But again, if you find a company that you trust and have good references from, don’t delay.
With Music and More Entertainment, it is not out of the ordinary to book over a year in advance. Most of my clients on the most popular Saturdays book around 8-9 months out. However, there are many instances that i have a day open just a few weeks out. Especially in 2009, the year of last minute bookings.
So bottom line… if you find someone you like, get them locked in. There is nothing worse than the feeling that you let the good one get away. Call us today at 916.601.4107 and get on the books for an exciting 2010 wedding and event season. You won’t be disappointed!
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A first for me…

by on Nov.02, 2009, under A first for me..., DJ/MC, Kendra Pfeiffer, MIke Jensen, Music More

Finally, time to breathe a little bit! September was the 2nd busiest month I have had in the 14 plus years I’ve DJ’ed. Followed that up with an October that was pretty busy also. Now it’s time for me to get back to basics. New logo and design, new marketing materials, a website (Mike Jensen, Kendra Pfeiffer and others, you’re welcome… ) getting back to AFWPI and all the other wedding professional events, etc.

I’ve been blessed to be a part of over 1,000 events in my life as a DJ/MC, and even more fortunate to do it without a website, blog, or extensive marketing. I always have believed that the difference between the good pro’s and the GREAT pro’s is the connections they make with the professionals they work with and the impressions they leave on every guest at the event we work. The word of mouth referral and vendor referrals have been a major factor in my successful business.
But complacency kills… and I’m not going to let it sneak up on me. So…. The website is under construction and should be up in mid- November. The new logo and such to come even earlier.
For the time being, I am going to start blogging when possible and as I get pictures from events I work. In the meantime, talk soon….

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