Author: Michelle Bergstein

A Four Seasons Resort Walt Disney World Wedding

Cristina and Jesse’s October 2, 2021, wedding at the Four Seasons Resort Walt Disney World was a magical affair. This luxury wedding venue in Orlando, Florida, offers unending possibilities for ceremonies, receptions, and destination wedding fun. We always enjoy events at this impeccable venue, so our Soundwave team was excited to help Cristina and Jesse bring their reception vision to life with DJ, LED Lighting Design and Digital Photo Booth.

Highlighting a Grand Reception Space Soundwave Lighting

While the newlyweds enjoyed a cocktail hour with guests on the outdoor terrace,  Soundwave DJ Ray Vales complemented the natural setting with a Tropical Deep House Instrumental Mix.  As the cocktail hour wound down, guests entered the reception space for the introduction of the wedding party and the newlyweds. The grand ballroom lived up to its name with some design help from Soundwave’s Lighting Team. Forty wall uplights gently illuminated the space in purple and amber hues. Easy Love by Sigala played as the wedding party and the newlyweds entered the glamorous space. After the guests settled into their seats, the new husband and wife shared a sweet first dance to I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Tyler Ward.

Making Memories – Photo Booth Style!  

After a quick dress change, the bride and groom were ready to cut their wedding cake. The stunning cake was highlighted with a pin spot provided by us, making for a picturesque moment. The newlyweds then had fun snapping silly photos at our digital photo booth, capturing smiles with friends and family. The conversations and laughter carried on through the night, and guests of all ages danced along to DJ Ray’s mix of high-energy music. Closing out the evening, DJ Ray played Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon. This was a fun-filled reception that we won’t soon forget, and we loved being part of this Four Seasons Resort Walt Disney World wedding.

Soundwave DJ / MC: DJ Ray Vales

Soundwave Lighting & Design:
Cake Pinspot
40 LED-Wall Uplights
Dance Lights

Soundwave Digital Photo Booth

 

Venue: Four Seasons Resort Walt Disney Orlando
Coordinator: Blush by Brandee Gaar
Photo: Rudy and Marta Photography 
Florist: Occasions by Shangri-La 

The love, laughter, and dancing kept coming at Benjamin and Allison’s wedding at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. Their October 30th, 2021 wedding had it all: a romantic ceremony outdoors, extensive LED Lighting indoors, and even a photo booth for guests to make their own memories with the newlyweds.

Outdoor Ceremony on a Perfect Fall Day

The ceremony for this Central Florida wedding took place outside with a beautiful backdrop of palm trees and blue skies. The bride entered to Good for Me by Above & Beyond and she met her groom under a floral arch. After Ben and Allison exchanged their vows, they sealed their new union with a kiss. They made their way back up the aisle as husband and wife, while Soundwave DJ Justin played Happy Together by The Turtles.

Cocktails and Soundwave Lighting Design Magic

After the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails while listening to a custom playlist. The vibe was fun and easygoing, with songs like Knee Deep by the Zac Brown Band and Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison. The bride and groom enjoyed a sneak peak of their reception space before anyone else arrived, giving them a chance to see their reception design come to life.

Soundwave’s lighting design team had a lot of fun setting up the design for this space. The reception area featured 30 wall uplights in a soft white set against a soft blue drape. We provided over 15 Pinspots …each table centerpiece was illuminated, along with the wedding cake and newlywed table. Dance lights included large and small Moving Heads, with the larger Moving Heads mounted on totems.

The space was beautifully done and allowed for flexibility throughout the night. Whether the newlyweds needed soft, romantic lighting for their first dance – or dance lights and a booming bass for the afterparty – our design was ready for action.

Soundwave DJ Introductions and Formal Dances

Soundwave’s very own DJ Justin kicked off the introductions with One More Time by Daft Punk. Guests cheered as the parents of the newlyweds entered, followed by members of the wedding party. Finally, it was time to announce the new husband and wife!

The newlyweds took to the dance floor, enjoying their first dance to Twirl Me by Wildlight (feat. The Polish Ambassador and Ayla Nereo.) After the first dance, Allison was joined by her father for the father-daughter dance. Benjamin and his mother followed with their own dance, and then Ben shared a dance with Allison’s grandmother, swaying to Forever Young by Rod Stewart.

Dinner and Dancing, and AFTER PARTY for This Wedding at Hilton Bonnet Creek

After a welcome by the bride’s father and a blessing by the groom’s father, it was time to eat! Guests were treated to a plated dinner, and enjoyed heartfelt toasts from the best man and from Allison’s brother. Soundwave DJ Justin hosted an anniversary dance to songs like This I Promise You by *NSYNC and I Swear by John Montgomery. The couple cut their cake…and then it was time to dance the night away!

Unique to this wedding, the beginning of the reception, from 9:00 – 10:30pm, featured a music vibe of pop hits for all ages. Then at 10:30 the AFTER PARTY KICKED!  Soundwave DJ Justin went into total club mode with heavy mixing and scratching!  We turned off all the lights in the ballroom, increased the volume, turned on the subwoofer, and provided an extravaganza of dance lights changing to the music beat, mini Moving Heads and Large Scale Moving Heads  …total high energy with a mix of house, EDM, techno, and hip hop.

Some of the songs during the After Party included…

Cinema – Benny Benassi (Skrillex Remix) 
Everytime We Touch – Cascada (Hardwell & Maurice West Remix)
Get Low – Ying Yang Twins, Lil Jon 
Heads Will Roll – Yeah Yeah Yeahs (A-Trak Remix Radio) 
I Could Be the One – Avicii & Nicky Romero 
Pursuit of Happiness – (Extended Steve Aoki Remix) Kid Cudi                                  
Take Over Control – Afrojack

A highlight of the evening was our digital photo booth. Guests gathered around, doned some of the provided props, and smiled big. Our photo booth is always a hit at events, and gives guests a unique way to remember that special celebration!

Eventually, it was time to wind down the celebrations. This wedding at Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando was definitely one for the books, and we were honored to be part of this incredible day!

 

Soundwave Lighting & Design:
Designer Illuminated DJ Front Board
30 Wall Uplights in soft white
17 Pinspots (1 cake, 2 on newlywed table, 14 centerpieces)
Large Moving Heads on Totems with DMX
Mini Moving Heads
Dance Ligths

Soundwave DJ / MC: DJ Justin

Soundwave Digital Photo Booth

Venue: Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Coordinator: The Soiree Co.
Cake: Couture Cakes by Lia
Photo: Corner House Photography
Florist: Raining Roses Production

Deborah and Ryan’s Royal Crest Room wedding was truly a regal celebration from start to finish! The Royal Crest Room sits around lavish water features, and the mossy green golf course in Central Florida is full of charm. It’s hard to go wrong with this venue, and Deborah and Ryan’s November 20, 2021 wedding was no exception.

Getting the Party Started

After an intimate outdoor ceremony at the all white trellis that sits with the golf course in the backdrop, cocktails were served patio area under the market lights. Soundwave Entertainment’s DJ Justin set the stage for a grand entrance into the ballroom, with our Illuminated DJ Front Board. Soundwave provided 18 LED wall uplights throughout the ballroom in a warm, candlelight tone. As guests took their seats, Get the Party Started by Pink kicked off the wedding party introductions and the reception

DJ Justin introduced the newlyweds just before they shared their first dance as husband and wife to You Had Me From Hello by Kenny Chesney. After the first dance concluded, guests joined the couple in two more songs. Perfect by Ed Sheeran began the set, followed by I Gotta Feeling by the Black Eyed Peas.

When the Bride Becomes the DJ

As the night went on, guests enjoyed a few surprises from this fun bride and groom. During the anniversary dances, DJ Justin wished a happy anniversary to two of the couples who were on the dance floor. And at one point, the bride even took a turn behind the DJ booth, having fun at the mic and giving her friends and family some dance mixes. 

Finally, this Royal Crest Room wedding closed with an impressive surprise…an actual fireworks display! Afterward, the bride and groom returned to the ballroom for one last dance in private, swaying to The Rest of Our Lives by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. Then, it was time to complete the incredible day with a sparkler send off!

Soundwave Lighting & Design:
Designer DJ Front Board (illuminated with LED lights)
18 Wall Uplights in soft, candlelight shades
Cake Pinspot

Soundwave DJ / MC: DJ Justin

Venue: The Royal Crest Room
Video: Seltzer Films
Cake: Sugar Divas Cakery
Photo: The Hendricks
Florist: In Bloom Florist

A Spooktacular Wedding at the Orlando Science Center

We had so much fun being part of Erika and Dustin’s October 31, 2021, Halloween wedding at the Orlando Science Center. It was a spooktacular event, set among the celestial bodies of the Planet Room and the towering bones of dinosaurs.

The ceremony took place in the Planet Room.  The 75 guests took to their seats and the music Imperial March, and Mad World ushered in the wedding party. The bride and groom exchanged vows under a picturesque full moon, with an exit to an instrumental This is Halloween. 

BOOsey Custom Cocktails in the Dino Room

It’s not every day that you celebrate your wedding on your favorite holiday. In keeping with the theme for this Halloween wedding, 18 lights in an array of purple from Soundwave’s lighting team illuminated the reception space. In keeping with the unique atmosphere of the event, Soundwave Owner, DJ Les played a custom-curated Halloween playlist for the bride and groom.

Ghouls Gather for This Halloween Wedding

As the reception began, DJ Les announced the wedding party to Ghostbusters by Ray Park Junior. The newlyweds entered the room and enjoyed a first dance to Into My Arms by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. After a heartfelt welcome message from the parents of the bride, DJ Les played more handpicked Halloween favorites during the plated dinner. Purple velvet dressed the couple’s sweetheart table. Matching purple wall uplighting added to the themed event. The wedding party surprised everyone with a rendition of Beetlejuice, performed by the bride and groom with the help of the entire bridal party and a few guests.

I Put a Spell on You

The black and metallic cake – perfect for a Halloween wedding – shimmered under Soundwave’s cake pinspot. Erika and Dustin cut their cake to I Put a Spell on You by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. And finally, it was time for everyone to hit the dance floor! The lights dimmed and the energy amped up as guests were encouraged to hit the dance floor to all of their favorite songs. Guests were able to request songs, and a mix of fun favorites kept the party going well into the night. Late snacks were served before the final dance to Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen.

Soundwave Lighting & Design:
Cake Pinspot
18 Wall Uplights in Variety of Purple Hues

Soundwave DJ / MC: DJ Les Kopasz

Venue: Orlando Science Center
Coordinator: Simply Enchanted Events
Cake: It’s Tasty Too
Photo: Wedding Sidekicks
Caterer: Puff ‘n Stuff
Video: Petit Four Films
Florist: Lee Forrest Designs

Processional: Mad World, Vitamin String Quartet
Bride Entrance: As the World Falls Down, Vitamin String Quartet
Recessional: This Is Halloween, Vitamin String Quartet

Introduction:
Ghostbusters, Ray Parker Junior
First Dance: Into My Arms, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Cake Cutting: I Put a Spell On You, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
Last Dance: Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen

 

 

 

 

A Picturesque Wedding at Four Seasons Resort Orlando

A picturesque setting at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando Walt Disney World made for a beautiful wedding on September 5, 2021, for Zaneta and Chris. The bride and groom choose the King Lawn location of the resort for exchanging their vows, with cypress trees all nestled within a secluded lakeside setting. As guests arrived and were seated under swaying palms, Soundwave DJ Ray Vales played a  selection of prelude music before announcing that the ceremony was about to begin. Beautiful in White Canon in D by Riyandi Kusuma played as the stunning bride proceeded down the King Lawn to her groom, who wore his dress white uniform to reflect his service for the United States Airforce. The couple recited their vows before saying “I do,”and it was all sealed with their first kiss as husband and wife.  

Intimate Indoor Cocktails 

As the wedding guests moved indoors for cocktails, a Deep House Vocalist mix played was played by Soundwave Entertainment. With close friends and family gathered, it was an intimate and heartwarming celebration. Finally, DJ Ray ushered guests into the reception space for the much-anticipated introduction of the wedding party and the newlyweds.

White Wedding Dress and Matching Airforce Uniform 

The elegance of the Four Seasons Palm Ballroom is hallmarked by floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning chandeliers.  Soundwave provided an elegant LED Lighting Design that included 24 Wall Uplights in very soft pink, Pinpspotting on the Newlywed Table, Cake and Tall Centerpieces, along with Soundwave’s Illuminated White DJ Front Board to add to the aesthetics.  With the groom in his white uniform and the bride in a white gown, their first dance to Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion was truly picturesque. A wireless mic was provided for the couple to give a personalized welcome greeting.

While guests celebrated the newlyweds with toasts from the best man and the maid of honor, parents danced with personally-requested songs.  The couple cut their cake Sugar by Maroon 5, a fitting song for a delicious cake.

Celebrating Veterans and Honoring the Happy Couple 

Wedding guests of all ages showed their love of dancing late into the night. With a mix of Latin and current pop,  DJ Ray Vales, Soundwave’s Latin Expert, kept the party going and the dance floor packed! The conversations and laughter carried on through the night, and the evening ended with a handpicked classic, I’ve Had the Time of My Life from the Movie ‘Dirty Dancing.’  As the guests left the reception space and gathered outside for a sparkler send off, the bride and groom remained on the dance floor to share a private last dance before joining everyone outside.  

Venue: Four Seasons Resort Walt Disney World 
Coordinator: Bella Sposa Events
Photo: Lunic Visuals
Florist: FH Events

Soundwave DJ / MC: DJ Ray Vales 

Soundwave Lighting & Design, and Options:
Pinspotting on the Cake, Newlywed Table and Tall Centerpieces
24 LED Wall Uplights in very soft pink
Designer Illuminated DJ Front Board

Processional: A Thousand Years, The Piano Guys
Bride Entrance: Beautiful in White / Canon in D, Riyandi
Recessional: Higher Love, Whitney Houston & Kygo

Introduction: A Sky Full of Stars, Coldplay

First Dance: Because You Loved Me, Celine Dion
Cake Cutting: Sugar, Maroon 5
Last Dance: I’ve Had the Time of My Life, Dirty Dancing (movie)

 

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