Holiday Inn Binghamton wedding reception with uplights and monogram

Johnny,
Awesome! You did an amazing job with the music. We received so many compliments throughout dinner of the song choices. The volume was perfect. and the up lighting and monogram was a hit. Thank you so much for making our day so special and perfect. Hopefully my cousin didn’t step on your toes! You both did awesome together!!!

I appreciate everything you did for us. I am so happy I picked you and you made the night!!!! Thank you so so much!!!!

Kristen & Walt 5/30/2015

DJ Johnny Only’s uplighting and projected monogram

In addition to my DJ/MC services, I supplied the uplighting and the monogram on the wall over the head table.
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I also placed uplighting under the head table skirting and the cake table skirting as well to enhance the effect.
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Below, there was an empty wall space here featuring a photo table. I placed the uplights at an angle to fill the space and to emphasize the table.
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The material hanging from the ceiling and the chair covers were supplied by the House of Treasures.

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What you don’t see is a projector blocking guests or traffic. It is off to the side on a tall stand above people’s heads and uses horizontal keystone technology to keep the projected monogram image symetrical.

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Why Your Wedding DJ Should Be Able To Do All Types of Events

In short, a wedding DJ has all of the different demographic groups together in one audience.

Therefore, a wedding DJ needs to know old trends, new trends, how to work with young people, old people and all people in between. They need to know how to work with large weddings, small weddings, elegant weddings, casual weddings, personalized weddings, traditional weddings and radically non-traditional weddings.

A DJ develops the ability to meet your unique needs by working in varied environments.

The more variety a DJ is capable of, the more fun and personalization they can bring to your reception.

Here is me DJ’ing for a pre-awards gathering in 2013. Organizers told me there were around 2500 people in the room at the time. I decided to lead an impromptu Harlem Shake bit.

What can you learn about me as a DJ, just by looking at this 30 second video?

You want a DJ that can do more than just weddings. Cutting edge music and entertainment styles emerge from outside sources. If your DJ does nothing but weddings, they are not being exposed to those newest trends, so they are not able to bring as much cutting edge excitement into your reception.

You want a DJ who can come up with an idea and follow through. I did not plan on doing this routine, nor did anyone else. It just came to me as an idea that would be fun. Thirty seconds before I played the song, I gave instructions to the crowd and look at the response!

You want a DJ that can lead crowds of different sizes and get results. Do you want guest participation at your reception? Do you want your reception to be the first time your DJ has tried it? No, you want them to be practiced and polished in front of live audiences.

You want a DJ that has different speakers for different room sizes. Obviously, my speakers here are filling a huge space. I don’t bring those speakers to your wedding reception unless you are having 450 guests. But you want your DJ to have different options available for you.

You want a DJ that can step outside the box and do what is fun for your guests in that moment. With the same group at a different time in the event, this may not have worked. Similarly, that trend was for 2013. I would not try it today. But I keep track of the latest trends, so it would be something different for 2015 and beyond.

Being a quality DJ is a skill that needs to be practiced. A DJ that only works 30 or so weddings per year will never be as smooth, polished or as effective as a DJ that works 150 or more major events per year.

The more time a DJ spends in front of live audiences, the more skill they will have with Master of Ceremony work, with both new and old music, with dance-floor trends and of course, sensitivity to your guests.

Lastly, tastes in entertainment change over time, it is the DJ that is out there working all types of events that will pick up those changes first and bring them to your wedding.

Choose a DJ that that puts in the hours and your reward will be guests talking about your reception years later and saying they still remember how awesome it was!

DJ Johnny’s uplighting can accentuate your color theme

If you plan to decorate your reception room with some sort of gossamer or sheer wedding material, the uplights can create a stunning visual impact by shinning through that material. These are some examples that I did last season to help you see what it might look like for you.

DJ Johnny's Uplighting
A perfect accent makes the cake pop!

Check out the uplights behind the head table. This gives the room a focal point.
Johnny's wedding uplighting at the Owego Treadway
Uplighting shining through fabric makes stunning backdrop for your head table.

Now see the effect complete with the bridal party colors. Of course the uplights would be different to match your colors and your Maid of Honor toast.
Wedding Maid of Honor Toast to the bride and groom
Adding color to compliment the Maid of Honor toast to the Bride and Groom.

Even during your first dance, your uplights will still be working to help make a magical moment.
DJ Johnny wedding uplights
Uplights create a beautiful backdrop for your first dance as husband and wife.

The uplights are wirelessly controlled from my computer, so I can change them in order to highlight certain events during the night and keep the party hopping.
bouquet toss
Uplights can change color to highlight your special moments, like this perfect catch.

These photos were taken at the Owego Treadway by Jeannette Hampp of Captured Emotions. (She does an awesome job!)

How our photo booth helps fill your dance floor.

Our photo booth at your wedding reception actually helps people to get up and dance. Let me tell you how.

Wedding Photo Booth
Spontaneous fun!

Your guests get behind that curtain and start laughing! They can’t help themselves! They loosen up and forget their troubles! When was the last time you wanted to dance while feeling grumpy and stressed?

People start dancing AFTER they are relaxed and having fun. The photo booth helps them to do that!

photo booths are romantic
All dressed up and ready to smile!

Photo booths are romantic! Couples get behind the curtain and lean together, snuggle up, and kiss.

What better way to get your man on the dance floor then by sparking a bit of chemistry first?

Binghamton Photo booth fun with DJ Johnny Only

Two identical photo strips print out immediately; one for your photo guest book and one for guests to take home. They make a fantastic wedding favor. They are personalized with your name, wedding date and your guest’s own picture. Unlike many favors that are discarded after a week or two, this is a wedding favor they will treasure, post to facebook, put on their refrigerator, and keep forever.

This helps to fill the dance floor by making them feel closer to you -reminding people that they are here to celebrate your marriage! It makes them want to party with you!

Wedding photo booth guest photo-scrapbook

Wow! Check out the uplights at this Holiday Inn Wedding!

Uplighting really enhances your color theme at your wedding reception. Also, notice how it gives the photos more colorful fun and liveliness.

Uplighting behind the head table transforms nice into gorgeous!
Uplighting behind the head table transforms nice into gorgeous!

See how the uplighting brings out the colors on the head table.
See how the uplighting brings out the colors on the head table.

Johnny Only can provide music for your wedding ceremony too.

DJ Johnny Only can provide music for your ceremony too.
Flawless music for your ceremony provided by Johnny Only.

Premium, cutting edge master of ceremonies and DJ service for weddings, corporate and family events. Professional entertainer with 25 years of experience and the latest technology in sound, uplighting, photo booth and more. Serving upstate NY, Southern Tier, Binghamton, Broome County, Tioga, and surrounding areas.

Johnny’s photobooth rocks at weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs and parties!

Bat Mitzvah Demo from Creative Video on Vimeo.

If you watch(ed) the Bat Mitzvah Demo Video on Vimeo from Creative Video, you can see they are quite different from weddings. There are lot’s of games and group dances for the kids at a Bar/Bat Mitzvah reception. I am the MC/DJ working behind all of the dancing and party shots. if you want to see my face, check the 3:14 mark.
Videography courtesy of my friend Jim Winslow of Creative Video Productions.

Bat Mitzvah
Bat Mitzvah that Rocked!!

Being your DJ & MC is an art-form

I believe that being a DJ/MC is an art-form beyond the function of just a job or an income. Yes it is my job and my income, – but also an art-form whose function is to edify the public and to take people to a higher place, so I give my all to satisfy your unique needs and tastes as well as those of your guests.
~Johnny Only

MC Master of Ceremonies Broome County
Master of Ceremonies at a Broome County event.

A New Years Day Wedding 1-1-11

A beautiful Binghamton Country Club New Years Day wedding reception to the right and below:

Uplights and the Christmas Tree
A view of the uplighting from behind the DJ booth.
Bride and Groom sharing their first dance as husband and wife
The Bride and Groom Share their first dance as husband and wife.
Johnny Only wedding DJ and MC at the Traditions 2010
Posing next to my 'DJ booth' before a wedding reception at The Traditions in Johnson City, NY.