Allie and Jared’s Unique Hudson Valley Wedding at Locust Grove Courtesy of EID Photography

Earlier this June I had the honor of providing DJ services for Allie and Jared’s wedding, working at one of the Hudson Valley’s truly unique locations, Locust Grove Estate, with catering by Lola’s Cafe. With an opening set of Best I Ever Had –> It Had to Be You –> The Hora –> Twist and Shout –> You Can Call Me Al, Allie and Jared and their friends and family hit the dance floor for some serious fun. My good friend Elissa Davidson from EID Photography was on hand to capture all the memories as only she can. (Special thanks to my friends Heather and Bryan at A Night In Bloom Event Floristry as well!)

Hudson Valley Wedding Ceremony DJ Bri Swatek Locust Grove EID Photography ASJH

Hudson Valley Wedding Hora DJ Bri Swatek Locust Grove EID Photography ASJH
Allie and Jared

Congratulations,
Bri
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DJ Bri Swatek, Spinning with Style
Your DJ for Your Unique Style
in the Hudson Valley of New York

Email: briswatek@gmail.com
Phone: 845.235.0080
Online: www.djbriswatek.com

 

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Meghan and Peter’s Hudson Valley Wedding at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel Courtesy of A Night in Bloom

Last fall I had the honor of providing DJ services for Meghan and Peter’s fantastic Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel wedding.  Check out this outstanding article about their big day from the perspective of their florist, my good friend Heather Lundy at A Night In Bloom Event Floristry, with images courtesy of our friend Elissa Davidson at EID Photography.

Meghan and Peter - A Scrumptious Seasonal Wedding A Night in Bloom Event Floristry and EID Photography at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel with DJ Bri Swatek

Meghan and Peter’s Wedding Courtesy of A Night in Bloom
http://anightinbloom.com/blog/?p=2950

Congratulations Meghan and Peter!
DJ Bri Swatek, Spinning with Style

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DJ Bri Swatek, Spinning with Style

Your DJ for Your Unique Style
in the Hudson Valley of New York

Email: briswatek@aol.com
Phone: 845.235.0080
Online: www.djbriswatek.com

Valentine’s Day: Don’t Forget the Flowers!

Valentine's Day Bouquet, Courtesy of A Night in Bloom Event Floristry

Valentine's Day Bouquet, Courtesy of A Night in Bloom Event Floristry

Thinking about popping the question around Valentine’s Day?  Already engaged but looking for a way to make Valentine’s Day memorable?  Already married and looking to say “I love you” more than ever?

Don’t forget the flowers!

Here are some great florists in the Hudson Valley who can really help make Valentine’s Day special:

A Night in Bloom Event Floristry

Flowers by David Anthony

Flowers on the Porch

J & L Heavenly Florist

Lavender and Leaf Designs

Lucille’s Floral Design

NY Engagements

As the owner of Spinning with Style, a Hudson Valley DJ company specializing in unique wedding entertainment I, DJ Bri Swatek, have personally worked with all of these florists on many occasions.  They’re all great people and I highly recommend them and their work as the best of the best when it comes to professional Hudson Valley Florists.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Bri

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DJ Bri Swatek, Spinning with Style
Your DJ for Your Unique Style in the Hudson Valley of New York
Email:   briswatek@aol.com
Phone:   845.235.0080
Online:   www.djbriswatek.com

Green Wedding Ideas from DJ Bri

“Green Weddings” or “Eco-Friendly Weddings” are more than just a trend–they’re a new way of thinking about wedding traditions, many of which have their roots in a celebration of nature and life.  In fact, the bride’s bouquet as a symbolic connection to nature is a wedding tradition that dates back in various forms for thousands of years.

The Heather H Bouquet, Courtesy of A Night in Bloom Event Floristry

The Heather H Bouquet, Courtesy of A Night in Bloom Event Floristry

Today, more than ever, brides and grooms are looking to decrease their wedding’s impact on the environment.  The Sierra Club’s website 10 Steps to a Green Wedding has a variety of ideas for brides and grooms with an eye on their wedding’s environmental footprint.  Similar advice on going green on your wedding day can be found at How to Go Green: Weddings and Great Green Wedding and its blog.

The New York Times and USA Today have also recently published articles on green weddings as well.

When considering an eco-friendly wedding, the words “green” and “DJ” might not seem to go together at all!  Truthfully, a disc jockey’s mobile setup in the 80’s or even 90’s did consume a lot of power.  Turntables for vinyl records and the motors on CD players used a lot of energy.

Lighting was always the worst draw in a DJ’s environmental footprint though–traditional or halogen bulbs required at least 250 watts, and usually more in the neighborhood of 500 watts to have an impact on a banquet room or tent.  Most of these lights had powerful fans as well, to keep the units from running too hot.  DJs using 4 or more of these lights usually drew so much power that the lighting needed to be plugged into a separate circuit.

Technology has come a long way in the past few years toward allowing a DJ to run a much more green setup than ever before.  Laptops or hard drives have replaced CDs as a much more reliable, environmentally friendly source of music.

The real revolution has come in mobile DJ lighting though.  LED, or “light-emitting diode” lighting uses far less power than traditional or halogen lighting.  As Scott Davies, General Manager of the DJ equipment company American DJ explains, mobile DJs no longer have to “worry [about] finding enough power to run their lights. They can also run their lights longer without worrying about overheating. DJ’s will also be free of what is now a pretty much constant concern about replacing lamps, because of the very long useful life of LED units”.  In addition, more and more of these lights are running on rechargeable batteries, further decreasing their impact on the environment.

As the owner of Spinning with Style, I, DJ Bri Swatek, my entire lighting system for Hudson Valley weddings consists of eco-friendly, battery-powered LED lighting.  The two types of lighting effects I use in my DJ setup are the Eternal Lighting CubeEcho and EchoIcon.

At Spinning with Style, the lighting is always pointed at the ceiling and upper walls of the venue to ensure that the effect is “felt” but not distracting in terms of being at eye level.  The lighting system can kept turned off during important dances and special events to allow photographers to work with the venue’s normal lighting, ensuring the best photos possible.

LED lighting is just one of many choices that a bride and groom can make to decrease the environmental impact of their event and “go green” on their wedding day.

Congratulations,

Bri

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DJ Bri Swatek, Spinning with Style
Your DJ for Your Unique Style
in the Hudson Valley of New York

Email: briswatek@gmail.com
Phone: 845.235.0080
Online: www.djbriswatek.com