Samantha and Mike’s Unique Hudson Valley Wedding at the Grandview Courtesy of Uplift Photography

Last summer I had the honor of providing DJ, photo slide show, and uplighting services for Samantha and Mike’s wedding celebration, working with all my friends in the tented outdoor ballroom at  The Grandview on the Hudson.  Thanks to my friends at Uplift Photography for capturing all of the memories.

Hudson Valley Wedding Ceremony Set to Music by DJ Bri Swatek at the Grandview Tent Courtesy of Uplift Photography

Hudson Valley Wedding Ceremony Set to Music by DJ Bri Swatek at the Grandview Tent Courtesy of Uplift Photography

Hudson Valley Wedding Toast with DJ Bri Swatek at the Grandview Tent Courtesy of Uplift Photography

Hudson Valley Wedding Toast with DJ Bri Swatek at the Grandview Tent Courtesy of Uplift Photography

Hudson Valley Wedding Uplighting by DJ Bri Swatek at the Grandview Tent Courtesy of Uplift Photography

Hudson Valley Wedding Uplighting by DJ Bri Swatek at the Grandview Tent Courtesy of Uplift Photography

Samantha and Mike Wedding 8-22-14

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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Laura and Steven’s Unique Hudson Valley Wedding at the Grandview Courtesy of Alicia King Photography

Last summer I had the honor of providing DJ and uplighting services for Laura and Steven’s wedding celebration working with all my friends at The Grandview in their one-of-kind outdoor ballroom on the Hudson River.  Thanks to my good friend Alicia King Photography for capturing all of the memories.

A toast at the Grandview set to music by Hudson Valley wedding DJ Bri Swatek courtesy of Alicia King Photography

A toast at the Grandview set to music by Hudson Valley wedding DJ Bri Swatek courtesy of Alicia King Photography

Hudson Valley wedding uplighting at the Grandview's outdoor tent ballroom by DJ Bri Swatek courtesy of Alicia King Photography

Hudson Valley wedding uplighting at the Grandview’s outdoor tent ballroom by DJ Bri Swatek courtesy of Alicia King Photography

Laura and Steven Wedding 6-22-14

 

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

Photo Gallery of Kathy and Brian’s Unique Hudson Valley Wedding at Dutchess Manor Courtesy of Weefan Photography

This spring, I had the honor of providing DJ services for Kathy and Brian’s wedding celebration at Dutchess Manor.  

Hudson Valley Wedding First Dance at Dutchess Manor Set to Music by DJ Bri Swatek Courtesy of Weefan Photography

Hudson Valley Wedding First Dance at Dutchess Manor Set to Music by DJ Bri Swatek Courtesy of Weefan Photography

Thanks to my good friends at Weefan Photography for capturing all of the memories:  Kathy and Brian’s Wedding! (Facebook Gallery)

Hudson Valley Wedding First Dance at Dutchess Manor Set to Music by DJ Bri Swatek Courtesy of Weefan Photography

Hudson Valley Wedding First Dance at Dutchess Manor Set to Music by DJ Bri Swatek Courtesy of Weefan Photography

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

Kimberly and James’s Unique Hudson Valley Wedding Featured on Borrowed & Blue

This past fall I had the honor of providing DJ services for Kimberly and James’s wedding celebration at a truly unique Hudson Valley venue, ElmRock Inn. Recently, the wedding blog Borrowed & Blue published a profile of the couple’s wedding, complete with outstanding images courtesy of Mike Nakhla Photography:

Hudson Valley Bride and Groom Outdoor Wedding at ElmRock Inn Set to Music by DJ Bri Swatek Courtesy of Mike Nakhla Photography

Outdoor Wedding at ElmRock Inn Set to Music by DJ Bri Swatek Courtesy of Mike Nakhla Photography

Kimberly & James (Borrowed & Blue Gallery)

Special thanks to Harvest Real Food Catering and Events and Elite Wedding and Event Planning for making Kimberly and James’s wedding a complete success.

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

Photo Gallery of Brittany and Richie’s Unique Hudson Valley Wedding at Full Moon Resort Courtesy of Alicia King Photography

This past fall I had the honor of providing DJ services for Brittany and Richie’s wedding celebration at Full Moon Resort. Thanks to my good friend Alicia King Photography for capturing all of the memories.  

Hudson Valley Wedding Sparkler Send-Off at Full Moon Resort Set to Music by DJ Bri Swatek Courtesy of Alicia King Photography FB

Sparkler Send-Off at Full Moon Resort Set to Music by DJ Bri Swatek Courtesy of Alicia King Photography

Brittany & Richie’s Wedding (Facebook Gallery)

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

Photo Gallery of Jen and Terrence’s Unique Hudson Valley Wedding at the Links at Union Vale Courtesy of EID Photography

Recently, I had the honor of providing DJ and uplighting services for Jen and Terrence’s wedding celebration at The Links at Union Vale. Thanks to my good friend Elissa Davidson from EID Photography for capturing all of the memories.  

Hudson Valley Wedding Party at the Links at Union Vale with DJ Bri Swatek Courtesy of EID Photography

Hudson Valley Wedding Party at the Links at Union Vale with DJ Bri Swatek Courtesy of EID Photography

Hudson Valley Wedding Dance Floor at the Links at Union Vale with DJ Bri Swatek Courtesy of EID Photography

Hudson Valley Wedding Dance Floor at the Links at Union Vale with DJ Bri Swatek Courtesy of EID Photography

Hudson Valley Wedding Dance Floor at the Links at Union Vale with DJ Bri Swatek Courtesy of EID Photography

Hudson Valley Wedding Dance Floor at the Links at Union Vale with DJ Bri Swatek Courtesy of EID Photography

Hudson Valley Wedding Dance Floor at the Links at Union Vale with DJ Bri Swatek Courtesy of EID Photography

Hudson Valley Wedding Dance Floor at the Links at Union Vale with DJ Bri Swatek Courtesy of EID Photography

Hudson Valley Wedding DJ Bri Swatek Spinning with Style at the Links at Union Vale Courtesy of EID Photography

Hudson Valley Wedding DJ Bri Swatek Spinning with Style at the Links at Union Vale Courtesy of EID Photography

Hudson Valley Wedding Sparkler Send Off at the Links at Union Vale with DJ Bri Swatek Courtesy of EID Photography

Hudson Valley Wedding Sparkler Send Off at the Links at Union Vale with DJ Bri Swatek Courtesy of EID Photography

Jen and Terrence (Facebook Gallery)

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

When to Hire Vendors for Your Unique Hudson Valley Wedding

Searching for vendors for your upcoming Hudson Valley wedding would seem like a simple matter–especially if you already have some idea of who you want to hire for your big day. There are a number of excellent checklists and timelines available online that provide a great starting point for your vendor search. Many sites offer local vendor reviews as well as detailed advice on how and when to get started on each step of the wedding planning process.

However, the truth is, rather than asking “when should I hire my wedding vendors?” couples should be asking another question: “who is coming to my wedding?”

Hudson Valley Links at Union Vale Wedding Bride and Groom First Dance Set to Music and Uplighting by DJ Bri Swatek Courtesy of Owl's Eye Studios

Bride and Groom’s First Dance at their Hudson Valley Wedding at the Links at Union Vale, Set to Music and Uplighting by DJ Bri Swatek, Courtesy of Owl’s Eye Studios

It is never too early, once you’re engaged and you’ve set your wedding date, to begin searching for your key vendors. This is especially true if you have certain vendors in mind. Simply put, the same vendor can not be in more than one place at one time, and once they’re booked, they’re no longer available. Chances are, if you’ve seen or heard of a vendor that you think is the right style for your big day, so have other couples as well. Professional wedding vendors who truly treat each wedding as if it were their own are often in demand long before the timelines suggested on traditional wedding planning checklists.

Even a “multi-op” company that offers several staff members under one name is still just a group of individuals–people who will eventually become booked as it gets closer to your wedding date. A professional wedding vendor will always provide you with a written contract stating exactly who is coming to your wedding and exactly who will be working for you on your big day. If a company seems great at the outset and claims that “they’re available” for your date but is then reluctant to give you the exact name of the person who is guaranteed to be at your wedding, it’s probably time to take a step back and look at your other options.

Hudson Valley Links at Union Vale Wedding Bride and Groom Cake Cutting Set to Music and Uplighting by DJ Bri Swatek Courtesy of Owl's Eye Studios

Bride and Groom’s Cake Cutting at their Hudson Valley Wedding at the Links at Union Vale, Set to Music and Uplighting by DJ Bri Swatek, Courtesy of Owl’s Eye Studios

Once you’ve set your wedding date, sites such as The Knot, WeddingWire, Huff Post Weddings, and Bridal Guide offer a wealth of local reviews, checklists and timelines for your upcoming Hudson Valley wedding:

Reviews

The Knot

WeddingWire

Timelines

The Knot — Planning a Wedding

WeddingWire — Wedding Timeline

Huffington Post — Wedding Planning Timeline

Bridal Guide — Countdown Calendar

Checklists

The Knot — Wedding Checklist

WeddingWire — Wedding Checklist

Finally, if you do find that any of your top vendor choices are already booked for your wedding date, don’t hesitate to ask them for recommendations. Most professional wedding vendors network closely with a number of their “competitors” and would be more than happy to point you in the right direction toward similar services that would ensure the very best for your once-in-a-lifetime event.

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

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