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Stone Harbor

Yacht Club of Stone Harbor

We love our clients!  Recently we had the pleasure of working with Jamie and Mike at The Yacht Club of Stone Harbor.  The wedding reception was a huge success.  The food was great, the weather led way to a spectacular sunset, the guests were all excited and ready to party and they did!  By Design Entertainment provided ceremony music, cocktail hour and dinner music, as well as uplighting and intelligent lighting!  Please check out this video that was forwarded to us. Video by: Brian Davidson Once again a big thank you for Jamie and Mike for sharing as well as believing in us to make their day a dream come true!  Photography by: laurenschwarzphotography.com

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Blair and Joe

Blair and Joe

The Collingswood Grand Ballroom is a gorgeous venue!  It was our second time there this year and they do an excellent job.  Blair and Joe got married there on Aug. 30th in the Ballroom itself.  The Grand staircase made a great backdrop for the ceremony.  Blair walked down the aisle with her dad to the cover of, “Sea of Love” by Cat Power.  After the ceremony, guests were invited upstairs to enjoy a cocktail hour filled with great hors d’oeuvres and beverages.  Joe and Blair selected very specific tunes from their favorite artists including, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Elliot Smith, The Cure  and Belle & Sebastian.

The Reception

Blair and Joe made a fun entrance down the awesome staircase dancing down them to, “Power of Love” by the one and only Huey Lewis and The News!  It was fun.  Then they went into their first dance and were joined halfway through by their bridal party to,  “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea” by Neutral Milk Hotel.  (I love when am introduced to music by my clients)  After the first dance Blair and her Father entertained guests with a great Twist on a few old songs.  lol   They started their special dance with, “My Girl” which was interrupted by, “The Twist” before going back to the first song and finished like it never happened.  It was an entertaining surprise for their guests.

The night was filled with dancing as we mixed up the selections made by Blair and Joe and their guests.   They ended the night with all of their friends and family on the floor singing the classic, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen.

They took full use of our Photo Booth as we supplied it with a simple black backdrop and some fun props!  Check out what we have to offer here. http://bydesigndj.com/nj-photobooth-rental


Westin, Mt. Laurel

The Westin, Mt. Laurel

Heidi, Steve and myself recently had the pleasure of entertaining Lauren and Davids guests at The Westin, Mt. Laurel for their wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception.  We supplied music for the ceremony which included some of Lauren and Davids favorites which included Imagine Dragons, “On Top of the World” as their recessional! I love it when our clients use songs that they love.  Heidi, #HeidiJoPiano entertained us on the piano for cocktail hour with a mix of classic and popular music.  Then it was onto the reception.  #ByDesignDJ lit up the entire room with up-lighting and intelligent lighting.  Lighting is a great way to set the mood for dinner and then we have the option to mix it up and have the lights change and become part of the PARTY!

The Party

After a great sit down dinner it was time to Celebrate!  Couples were invited to the dance floor to slow dance to the classic, “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley before kicking up their heels to an array of music from the 50’s to today!  DJ Steve had the floor hopping for the rest of the evening before we ended with a crowd of friends and family singing, “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors!  It was an AWESOME party and By Design Entertainment was so happy to be a part of it!  Congratulations again to Lauren and David.


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Sweet 16 DJ

A Night Club Themed Sweet 16!

By Design Entertainment was recently asked to provide a night club theme for a Sweet Sixteen.  We were up for the challenge and we delivered!  With only a few hours access to a retail space our team was able to transform this white walled space into a dark, black lit night club and lounge!  We provided our Open Air Photo Booth, up lighting, Intelligent lighting, lasers, and haze!  These kids were full of energy!  Check out this short video and give us a call for your teens party!

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The Collingswood Grand Ballroom

The Collingswood Grand Ballroom

By Design Entertainment was thrilled to provide music, entertainment, and photo booth services for Mr. and Mrs. Matt and Jen Conicella at the Collingswood Grand Ballroom!  It was AMAZING!  The staff was great to work with and the place looked gorgeous.  Jen and Matt’s guests enjoyed cocktail hour upstairs before the curtains were opened to reveal the New MR. and Mrs. Conicella enjoying their first dance on the floor to “In Your Eyes”, by Peter Gabriel.  After the first dance we asked the guests to make their way down the grand staircase to the main ballroom so we could begin our formal introductions.

The Grand Entrance

Matt and Jen love their Rock n roll so we kicked off the Introductions for the parents with one of Matt’s must plays, “Nothin’ But a Good TIme”, by POISON.  The bridal party was announced to Huey Lewis and The News and Jen and Matt came in to a roaring applause of friends and family with “Back in Black”, an AC/DC favorite!  Shortly after dinner we got the dance floor hopping with some classic oldies before jumping into Jen’s favorite 80’s tunes!  From there we progressed to some newer songs highlighted with “Happy”, by Pharrel and eventually ending the night with a crowd favorite, “Don’t You” by Simple Minds!  (CAN YOU SAY BREAKFAST CLUB?)

The Photo Booth

The Photo Booth that we provided was a huge hit! CLICK HERE Nothing but smiles coming out of the fully pipe and draped enclosure highlighted with a red uplit curtain entrance to compliment Jen’s black, white, and a splash of red!  Heidi (aka My Photo Booth Babe) assisted all the guests and put together a great scrapbook that everyone signed and commented on next to their hilarious photo strips for Jen and Matt to take home at the end of the evening.  These memories will last forever!


Matt & Jen also decided to ask their friends to post pics to #conicellaweds for a little social media fun at the Collingswood Grand Ballroom!  Was a great night! #njweddingdj #bydesigndj #njphotobooth




A Great Sweet 16!


Heidi, Steve, and I had a great time working with Olivia during her Sweet 16 party on Friday night!  Olivia, her mom, and dad sat with me a week or so before the event to discuss all the details and song choices for the evening and her friends had a blast with her.  By Design Entertainment supplied our DJ service along with Intelligent and room lighting as well as our Photobooth accented with PINK!  We gave Olivia a huge Grand Entrance with spotlights and one of her favorite songs “Clarity” by Zedd.  Steve kept the dance floor thumping with our booming sound system and his mixing skills as I kept the lights in sync.  Heidi took care of the Photobooth guests and memory Scrapbook that was put together with our photostrips and signed by Olivia’s friends. This was Olivia’s dream party and we were so thrilled to be a part of it.

DJ Kris Szanto

DJ Kris Szanto

This is a short video put together for us as a demo from our friends at Izzo Professional.  Check Mario and his staff out!  They have a passion for what they do and deliver a great product at a very reasonable rate!  Click on their name above and check them out!  They do it all!  Also check out their YouTube page for more video!  https://www.youtube.com/user/IzzoPro1