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Vancity Vendor:
Michael James Entertainment

September 21st, 2012 by Jeannine

 
Vancity Vendor: Michael James Entertainment

Michael Karran loves to entertain. He discovered his knack for getting the party started 7 years ago while putting on fun events for the community. He decided to follow his gut and start his own DJ company in 2008. Along with daughter Brianna, Michael James Entertainment has provided tunes for more than 100 events, with … Continue Reading…

Vancity Vendor -
Samar Oriental Dance Ensemble

June 15th, 2012 by Jeannine

 
Vancity Vendor: Samar Oriental Dance Ensemble

If you’re looking for a unique act to entertain at your wedding, you should meet my latest trio of Vancity Vendors. Ashley is a bellydancer with almost 20 years of experience and together with percussionists, Tim and Liam, they are Samar, a Middle Eastern performance group who brings a high energy show your guests will … Continue Reading…

Affordable Alternative Wedding Entertainment

May 21st, 2012 by Jeannine

 
Affordable Alternative Wedding Entertainment

If you want your wedding to leave a lasting impression, and perhaps also be a good replacement for wedding favours, I’ve found a few affordable options! Bellydancers A dance troupe can really get the party started. Whether it be modern dance or something more exotic, it would make a great transition from dinner to par-tay! … Continue Reading…

Props to the Photobooth!

December 12th, 2011 by Jeannine

 
Props to the Photobooth!

Photobooths are one of the most popular choices for event entertainment, whether it be a corporate party or a wedding. I’ve decided to take a look at this growing phenomenon so get ready for a photobooth information overload! What is a photobooth? A photobooth is simply a booth where you take photos, a place where … Continue Reading…

Take the Party to the Next Level

October 25th, 2011 by Jeannine

 
Take the Party to the Next Level

We went to our friend’s Mexican destination wedding last spring and their party really made a lasting impression. It was one of the best wedding dance parties we’ve experienced! What was the difference? Aside from the fact that it was in Mexico, we had great company and the DJ was awesome, they also handed out these little extras to … Continue Reading…

Choosing Your First Dance Song

September 19th, 2011 by Jeannine

 
Choosing Your First Dance Song

Believe it or not, my husband and I didn’t decide on our first dance song until days before the wedding. It was difficult because ”our song” doesn’t exist and we kept vetoing each other’s choices. Looking back, I’ve come up with some pointers that can help speed up this process for you and your fiancé. Hope it … Continue Reading…

Dancing For Kisses

July 6th, 2011 by Jeannine

 
Photo Courtesy Generation Photography

One of the most entertaining parts of our reception was our kissing game. My husband and I are not fans of the traditional glass clink and we felt that if our guests wanted to kiss, they better work for it We came up with this game and thought I’d share it with all of you. … Continue Reading…

Vancity Vendor – Roca Blanca Dance Studio

June 17th, 2011 by Jeannine

 
Roca Blanca Dance Studio

It’s becoming more common for brides and grooms to learn a few moves before they hit the dance floor on their wedding day. After all, would you want your First Dance as man and wife to look uncoordinated? Couples turn to dance pros like Brian Udal for help. A certified master instructor in American Rhythm and Smooth, … Continue Reading…

DIY Speech Bubbles

May 10th, 2011 by Jeannine

 
Friends having fun with the bubbles!

If you are having a photobooth at your wedding, you’ll need props. I found that one of our most popular props were the ones we made ourselves, the erasable speech and thought bubbles. We needed something that conveyed speech because we knew our friends would write stuff that would crack us up! It definitely made for memorable … Continue Reading…

Be Your Own DJ

April 6th, 2011 by Jeannine

 
mixer

I’ve always thought that DJ’s were unnecessary… maybe I just haven’t been impressed by the ones I’ve come across. Either way, we couldn’t justify the extra expense of $500+ in order to have someone play music for us. We looked into it and found that it was more economical to rent some speakers and have … Continue Reading…

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