Katherine and Britt's Magical Westin Poinsett Wedding

Katherine and Britt's Magical Westin Poinsett Wedding

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Where do I begin with Katherine and Britt's wedding reception and celebration. At Uptown Entertainment, we have been focusing on elevating the aesthetics and appearances of wedding entertainment. Their wedding featured our new Luxe Package, with custom built DJ booth, uplighting, and premium lighting and sound. Not only did we have an amazing DJ setup, but we also provided our ALL NEW Motion Monogram on their dance floor (see pictures below). On top of all of that, we created a custom ceiling lighting design an incorporated a floral motif to carry the over-the-top floral theme all the way through their wedding celebration. All of this came together so well and it looked AMAZING! Now that I've geeked out about what we provided, let me say that we had a stellar reception, full of love, special moments, and LOTS of dancing. Without further adieu, scroll down to see their beautiful wedding day in pictures.

 

Wedding Pros

Ceremony: Cliffs at Glassy Chapel
Reception: Westin Poinsett Hotel
Planning: Crystal Williams
DJ: Uptown Entertainment
Photography: J. Jones Photography
Videography: Artifice Films
Flowers: Gregg Foster
Cake: Kathy and Company
Rentals: Professional Party Rentals
Chair Rentals: Tri-County Rentals

Allow Us To Introduce Ourselves

Allow Us To Introduce Ourselves

We're going to take a quick break from our regular posting of beautiful weddings to introduce our entire team at Uptown Entertainment. If it weren't for this talented crew, weddings and private events in the Upstate wouldn't be nearly as awesome. Without further adieu...

 

 

The Uptown Entertainment Team

 
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JUSTIN REID

MARQUEE DJ, EVENT HOST, OPERATIONS

 

Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, Justin Reid has been DJ’ing and entertaining weddings and private events since 2003. He has always had a great love and passion for music, so when the opportunity to become a DJ he jumped at the chance.

At first, Justin DJ’d part time on weekends, but over time, he decided to go full-time and dove head first, DJ’ing 4-5 nights a week for various clubs and events. Justin has been a full-time DJ since 2007.

Justin’s passion lies in creating fun and unique events, especially weddings. He says “No two events are the same. Each couple is unique and deserves an event that fully reflects who they are.” He has a B.A. in Graphic Arts from The University of South Carolina - Upstate, so his eye for design ties in quite well to creating a particular aesthetic and experience when it comes to weddings and events.

When it comes to throwing once-in-a-lifetime celebrations, some of Justin’s go-to songs include (in no particular order) “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”, “Party In the USA”, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Bye Bye Bye, “It’s Tricky” and “Yeah”, to name a few. Justin’s strengths are in music programming (creating the perfect order and soundtrack of songs to fit the vibe and atmosphere) by reading the crowd and his organization in helping plan the perfect flow of events for any event.

When he’s not rocking events, Justin writes for Mobile Beat magazine, the mobile DJ industry’s longest running publication. He also consults other wedding and event-related small businesses on marketing and organization. For fun, Justin loves watching sports, enjoying a great meal, listening to music and podcasts, playing golf, binge-watching a good Netflix series, checking out a new brewery, attending a concert, and spending time with his wife.

 
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ADAM SCONYERS

MARQUEE DJ, EVENT HOST

Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Adam Sconyers moved to the Upstate almost two decades ago. His introduction into the world of DJ’ing started while he worked for a local radio station. It was at that job Adam started DJ’ing events part-time. It wasn’t long until Adam took his talents and skills as a DJ full-time. He has been rocking parties and private events full-time for over 10 years!

When it comes to weddings, Adam takes great pride in being a part in making a couple’s wedding day a day to truly remember. He has an incredible knack and strength in reading the crowd and picking the perfect song for each and every moment. Adam also has quite an extensive knowledge across many genres of music. He loves dropping Earth, Wind, & Fire, Usher, or almost any Bruno Mars songs on a jumping dance floor. He says, “The best part of my job is seeing a couple leave their wedding ecstatic because it went so well.”

When Adam isn’t rocking a wedding or event, he enjoys traveling, listening to music (of course), and playing a few rounds of golf.

 
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JOE TETZEL

EVENT HOST, DJ

Originally from Ohio, Joe Tetzel started DJ’ing at 20 years old. It all started when a  friend asked him to tag-along to a couple weddings and Joe was hooked from the very first event. He loved being a part of an atmosphere where “everyone was there to be happy, have fun, and to celebrate”. Joe came to Uptown Entertainment 3 years ago and has been an awesome addition to the team!

When it comes to the wedding day, Joe is talented in many areas. From his expert planning, guidance, selecting great songs, and his love of seeing happy people on the dance floor, Joe is a natural fit to be a wedding entertainer. Joe’s dance floor home runs are anything Bruno Mars and his go-to, “Jump On It”. As a father himself, Joe quickly admits “I still tear up every time I see the bride walking down the aisle with her dad. Having a bride and groom come up after a wedding and excitedly tell him “everything was perfect” is what Joe lives for!

When Joe isn’t packing dance floors, he loves to scout out hole-in-the-wall eating spots, spending time with his family, hooking and slicing golf balls into the woods, riding bikes, and learning and playing tunes on his guitar.

 
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CHRIS CUNNINGHAM

EVENT HOST, DJ

From the Garden State of New Jersey, DJ Chris Cunningham has been honoring his passion for DJ’ing for over 20 years! Chris got his start DJ’ing in a skating rink in the mid 90's in New Jersey, spinning vinyl and cassettes. Chris’s roots in the craft were honed as a long-standing resident bar and club DJ. He now primarily focuses on weddings and private events because as Chris states, “This isn't a job to me, it's my passion”.

One of Chris’ greatest strengths is his ability to read the crowd and create an amazing soundtrack that fills the dance floor. Some of his favorite soundtrack picks and floor fillers are Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Earth, Wind, & Fire, and Run DMC. One of his most fulfilling moments on a wedding day is when a couple or a guest approaches him and exclaims that "this is the best wedding I've ever been to". His goal is to have everyone leaving the celebration with an unforgettable musical journey.

When he’s not filling dance floors, Chris enjoys playing drums, bass guitar, oil painting, blowing glass, long boarding, chess, hiking, and watching and collecting horror movies and memorabilia.

 
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ALEX DUNCAN

MASTER DJ, PRODUCTION SUPPORT

Alex Duncan has been DJ'ing since the early 2000. Well versed in many genres of music, he began his DJ career in 2001, performing small gigs and a weekly residency at a local club in Alabama, where he resided at the time. In 2003, he joined Uptown Entertainment, beginning his career as a professional DJ. He spent several years with Uptown and eventually left South Carolina to travel and explore different realms of DJ'ing, including: large-scale clubs, art exhibits, and various festivals, furthering his knowledge and abilities. He returned to Uptown Entertainment in 2016, and after 17 years in the business, he always knows how to read the crowd and choose the perfect song at just the right time.

In his spare time, Alex enjoys the world of gemstones & minerals with his partner. Not only do they enjoy collecting, but they love hunting and finding, as well. In his spare time Alex is still very active in the world of music. He produces, mixes, and collaborates with other artists to create various styles of house, dubstep, and drum & bass music. However, this love of EDM doesn't detract from his love of the classics.

Throughout the years, Alex has stayed in tune with the music he loves and plays for people at numerous events. Whether it's a dance floor full of festival-goers or a granddaughter standing on grandpa's feet while dancing, the people are what brings a smile to Alex's face and what fuels him to be a better, brighter DJ.

 
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RACQUEL COLLIER

PARTY ROCKER DJ

All the way from Mayesville, South Carolina, Racquel E. Collier better known as "Chef Rocky" has been a Professional DJ for five years. The name was given as a joke while having a conversation about her DJ style. A client once said "you always have the right ingredients to get the party started." Since then she has used it as her professional stage name.

As a freshman at Clemson University, Racquel began looking for ways to make cash to get through the semester. After playing music at house parties, a friend challenged her to try DJ'ing professionally. She accepted and five years later she continues to share her talent with as many people as she can!

If she isn't turning the party up, in her spare time Racquel enjoys reading books, researching history, and developing business ideas. She jokes "without a doubt, I am secretly the biggest nerd on Earth!".

"A Whitney Houston track is the perfect dance floor ingredient", she says. My dance floor home runs are always songs that are a mix between dance and sing-alongs.

Racquel notes "Seeing smiling faces and knowing that I contributed to producing a night people will never forget is my favorite part of my job! The view from the DJ booth is an honest representation of how great of a job I am doing. I always aim to do better than the last!"

Her greatest strength is having the confidence to talk to anyone! This quality helps her make the crowd comfortable and warms everyone up to a night of fun! When asked what's something people should know about her, Racquel immediately said she is committed to doing whatever it takes to deliver the best experience!

 
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ERIC SPEARS

DJ, PRODUCTION SUPPORT

Eric has  been in the industry for 4 years, but started by running sound in the theater. After he went to school for theatrical directing, Eric found a home for his knowledge in wedding production. He loves being able to use his skills and expertise to make a couple's day smooth and hassle free.

In his spare time he participates in local theater productions, dances east coast swing, and never passes up a chance to work with his hands. For Eric, "Nothing beats the feeling of seeing a happy couple at the end of the night and knowing I helped get them there."

Eric's greatest strength as a DJ is his ability to blend with the guests and act as a host for the evening by staying off the microphone and engaging guests personally to make each individual feel welcome. As he loves to dance, some of his personal favorite songs range from Big Band hits by Benny Goodman and the Stray Cats to modern Caro Emerald and even DNCE.

Romantic Wedding DJ | Greenville, SC | Gassaway Mansion | Meredith and Brandon

Romantic Wedding DJ | Greenville, SC | Gassaway Mansion | Meredith and Brandon

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To say that Meredith and Brandon's wedding at The Gassaway Mansion was a stunning celebration is an understatement. Let's just say, we had a beautiful day, a gorgeous venue, an awesome bride and groom, and even a dinosaur! Yes, a dinosaur!!! Their wedding day was perfect from beginning to end, not to mention that they are one of the sweetest couples ever. Their wedding day was full of everything we love. An extremely touching wedding reception, plenty of family and friends, many touching moments during the formal reception, and yes, an epic dance party. 

 

Wedding Pros:

Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Gassaway Mansion | Wedding Photography and Videography: James McCoy Photography | Wedding DJ and Photo Booth: Uptown Entertainment | Wedding Hair & Makeup: Cotton Rouge and Company

Lauren and Matt's Wedding DJ | Revel Event Center | Greenville, SC

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Lauren and Matt's Wedding DJ | Revel Event Center | Greenville, SC

We had the honor of celebrating with Lauren and Matt just over a month ago. They chose one of our new favorite venues in downtown Greenville, Revel Event Center, to host their wedding reception. If you haven't seen the space formerly known as The Handlebar in person, you're really missing out on a great event and wedding venue. Joe rocked their wedding soundtrack and as you can see, it was a great DJ dance party! Cheers to Lauren and Matt! We loved being a part of your wedding day!

 

Wedding Pros

Wedding Reception Venue: Revel Events | Photography: Ryan and Alyssa Photography | Wedding Planning and Coordination: Amanda Cox | Wedding DJ: Uptown Entertainment | Caterer: Good Life Catering | Wedding Cake: Brick Street Cafe | Florist: Betsy Eager | Transportation: East Side Transportation | Event Rentals: Professional Party Rental | Hair & Makeup: Browning Studio

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Meghan and Andrew | Wedding DJ | Commerce Club

Meghan and Andrew | Wedding DJ | Commerce Club

We were recently the wedding DJ for an awesome couple! Meghan and Andrew met at Clemson University and both graduated in 2015. Now living in Greenville, they celebrated their wedding at The Commerce Club in downtown Greenville. It was one of the best DJ celebrations! You guys are awesome and thanks for letting us celebrate with you on your big day!

 

Wedding Pros:

Venue: Commerce Club | Wedding Planning & Coordination: Christine Faust Events | Photography: Sposa Bella Photography | Hair/Makeup: Isabelle Schreier | Florist: Twigs | DJ: Uptown Entertainment | Wedding Cake: Buttercream Bakehouse | Transportation: Southern Valet | Rentals: Tri-County

Cheers to Meghan and Andrew!

Josie and Adam | Huguenot Loft Wedding DJ

Josie and Adam | Huguenot Loft Wedding DJ

Beautiful wedding alert! We recently had the best honor of being the wedding DJ for Josie and Adam's wedding celebration is downtown Greenville. They held both their ceremony and reception at one of our favorite venues in Greenville, SC, The Huguenot Loft. There's something special about that place and many epic parties happen there!  Josie and Adam met in college and are diehard Clemson Tiger fans and were even able to add a bit of that Clemson spirit into their wedding reception (see pics below). Life had taken them to the coast after college, but when it was time to plan the wedding, Greenville was THE place. With a great group of family and friends, there day couldn't have been more awesome! Without further adieu, here is their incredible wedding day in pictures.

 

Wedding Pros:

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Huguenot Loft | Photographer: Jennifer Stuart Photography | DJ: Uptown Entertainment | Caterer: Smoke on the Water | Planning & Coordination: Donna Ricard | Hair & Makeup: Briana Lopez from Halton Hair | Floral Design: Urban Petals | Cake: Strossners | Rentals: Professional Party Rental

Cheers to Adam and Josie!

Nicole and Nico | Wedding DJ | Greenville, SC | Hyatt Regency

Nicole and Nico | Wedding DJ | Greenville, SC | Hyatt Regency

We are a bit backed up with our wedding blogging but we are writing as quickly as we can in this very busy wedding season. That said, we just HAD to share Nicole and Nico's wedding with you, right this minute! Their wedding celebration was back in May at Studio 220 at The Hyatt Regency. We were so lucky to have them choose us as their wedding DJ for their ceremony and reception. I think the pictures tell a pretty awesome story of their personalities and love for life, and one another, but I have to say they were really awesome to get to know and work with. We love downtown Greenville weddings and their pictures captured so much beauty of them in #yeahthatgreenville. 

Wedding Pros:

Ceremony Venue: Hyatt Regency
Reception Venue: Studio 220 at NOMA
Florals: Adina at Frilly Bloomers
Photography: Red Apple Tree Photography
Reception Cake: Cakesmith
DJ : Uptown Entertainment
Coordinating Services: Christine Faust Events

Cheers to Nicole and Nico!

Nicole and John | Westin Poinsett | Wedding DJ and Uplighting in Greenville

Nicole and John | Westin Poinsett | Wedding DJ and Uplighting in Greenville

Upon meeting with Nicole and John, I could tell that wedding entertainment was at the top of their list. We are always honored when someone is looking for the best wedding DJ in Greenville, SC to fit their needs. They had already teamed up with some folks we love to work with and we too started planning for their wedding. Fast forward to their wedding day. Their reception was held in the Poinsett Room at The Westin Poinsett in downtown Greenville. We not only provided the DJ aspect of entertainment, but we also had our open-air photo booth on site (see the photobooth pics here), as well as our beautiful uplighting to round out their gorgeous venue. As you can see in the pictures, their wedding day was full of beautiful moments and a TON of fun, which takes me to their wedding celebration. Simply put, it was a BLAST! Packed dance floor, smiles all around, and a bride and groom having the time of their lives.

Every great wedding has a great team behind it. Check out all of the vendors that Nicole and John chose for their wedding day below.

Ceremony Venue: Daniel Chapel
Ceremony Director: Mary Hearne
Reception Venue: The Westin Poinsett
Hair and Make up: Cotton Rouge
Florals: Sherry at Dahlia’s
Rentals: Tri County Rental
Videography: FamZing
Photography: Josh Jones
Reception Cake: Kathy and Company
DJ and Photobooth: Uptown Entertainment
Transportation: Champion Coach and Eastside Transportation
Coordinating Services: Crystal Williams and Tracy Ryan

Cheers to you both!

Chelsea and Trey's Wedding | Westin Poinsett | Greenville DJ

Chelsea and Trey's Wedding | Westin Poinsett | Greenville DJ

This is a 2016 throwback wedding that we were extremely fortunate to be a part of. Trey and Chelsea had seen us at a couple of their friends' weddings and loved us so much that when it came time for their wedding, Chelsea sought us out. During our planning process prior to their wedding, she actually became the Wedding Sales Manager at one of our favorite venues, The Westin Poinsett, which coincidentally, was where their wedding was to be held. Here we are a year after their wedding and I love getting to see Chelsea every time we head to downtown Greenville for a wedding at the Westin Poinsett. Many thanks to Jennifer Stuart Photography for sending these over so we could share them too! Cheers to Chelsea and Trey!

Kim & Mark | Poinsett Club Wedding | Luxe DJ Package

Kim & Mark | Poinsett Club Wedding | Luxe DJ Package

When Kim & Mark met with us they said "We want our guests to walk in and be amazed. " We said, not a problem! Kim asked to make it feel like their were stars on the ceiling of the Poinsett Club, we made her wish come true. They are a couple who wanted to celebrate in ultimate style. For this we offered our newest set of services, the Luxe Package. It includes a Custom Built Furniture-Style DJ Booth, Wireless Uplighting, Premium Moving Head Dance Floor Lighting, Premium Sound, MC/DJ Team, and much more! Pairing the Luxe Package with a customized monogram and personalize flood lighting, Mark & Kim received the perfect blend of technology and wedding elegance.

Wedding Pros:
Venue & Caterer:  The Poinsett Club
Photographer: Sposa Bella Photography
Hair & Make-Up: Glam Salon
Cake: Kathy & Company
Entertainment: Uptown Entertainment
Cigars: Outman Cigars
Florist: Greg Foster