Kramer Entertainment receives Bride’s Choice Award 2011

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2011 Bride's Choice Awards | Best Wedding Photographers, Wedding Dresses, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Florists, Wedding Planners & More

San Luis Obispo, CA – March 8th, 2011 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce Kramer Entertainment DJs & Event Lighting has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for DJ Service and Lighting & Decor!

Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.

Kramer Entertainment DJs & Event Lighting stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud Kramer Entertainment DJs & Event Lighting for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.”

We are happy to announce that Kramer Entertainment DJs & Event Lighting is among the very best DJ Service and Lighting & Decor within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.

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About WeddingWire, Inc., the nation’s leading technology company serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 local wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers to wedding cakes. WeddingWire also offers an online community and a suite of cutting-edge planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire provides free online management tools creating the only market opportunity that gives local businesses control over their clients, reviews, leads and performance. Businesses that join the WeddingWire Network appear on and other leading sites, including (NYSE: MSO), and (both part of eHarmony), and (part of the 1-800-Flowers family of brands, NASDAQ: FLWS).

Lighting design gallery of our 2010 central coast wedding season

Gallery of our decor lighting design from last wedding season.  Thanks to our Lighting Designer, Zach Hubbard and the Kramer lighting design team for their detail in making the bride’s vision come to life.  Thanks also to our amazing photographers for capturing our team’s work.  Looking forward to the 2011 wedding season.

Photos by: Mike Larson, Amy Wellenkamp, Jayson Mellom, Ashley Blake, Cameron Ingalls, Colleen Rosenthal, Tinywater, Imagery immaculate, Derek Lapsley, Blue Photo


Edna Valley Vineyards Wedding – Linus&Leah

It’s always great to see the work of true professionals after we work together making a bride and groom’s dream come true. Photographers like David Pascolla Photography help us see the event from the outside by sharing their gorgeous work.David’s blog posting about our mutual couple, Linus & Leah reminds us how great is it to work with fellow professionals and just how beautiful this area really is.Hats off to Edna Valley Vineyards and Pacific Harvest Catering for the gorgeous grounds and fabulous eats.See more of David Pascolla’s work on his blog, found here.

Master Entertainer Rich Ferguson (The Ice Breaker)

Entertainers might notice more about a holiday party than guests because we want the event to be as successful as possible. Guests either like or dislike a party and move on. Entertainers are the glue to guests having a great time and know how important entertainment is for the quality of a holiday party. However, it does not stop there. Rich Ferguson, aka “The Ice Breaker” is known for his mind-blowing magic and interactive entertainment but he is also known for his ability to strategies, observe and create. Recently, we spoke with The Ice Breaker himself about holiday parties and he had some great insights for us all.One thing Rich noticed at holiday or company parties is the idea of breaking the ice for people attending the holiday party. You have to give guests something unique to do or experience. However, where he has seen it go bad is when a game, announcements, raffles, gift exchanges or other common activities go on for hours without any real interest on the part of the guests.  People like to move, dance, laugh, be amazed and talk.“The best holiday parties I’ve gone to have a strolling magician like myself, ice carver, scavenger hunt, great djs, chocolate fountain, photo booth, food, drinks, cocktail tables for people to mingle, couches to relax and a variety of things to do. The mistake is to force people to sit in a small room and listen to hours of filler and stretched out gift exchanges or raffles from tickets drawings. It’s a mood killer. That only works in small groups when everyone wants to participate, as in a family event. As someone how get’s paid well to observe, I will share that if you have an event that has a couple hours of free social time with good snacks, food, drinks, entertainment and stick to short speeches and awards, that there will be more laughter and energy all night long. As a strolling entertainer who thrives on excited people, I hear what people say at events and take it from me, you do not want bored guests. Get the music started right away, but give people a chance to mingle. Consider having something unique for guests to experience like my mingling magic. Make it about them and not a trick to get them all together for annual analysis of work numbers. The benefit of working with an entertainment company like Kramer Entertainment is the experience. Besides entertainers, dj’s, lighting and more, just knowing that the main heartbeat of the event is handled is key. Just add food, drinks and people and you are all set! Of course, a holiday party is a time to relax, get praised, reflect on the past years hard work and to look toward an exciting future… but it’s still a party! So make it one!”By the way, if you want to see more about Magician Rich Ferguson, visit his site or check out one of his fun videos. Rich was voted Best Entertainer, has won the gold medal for magic from the Academy of Magical Arts/The Magic Castle, 40 under 40 Business Award and more. We’re pleased to work with a real professional entertainer on the Central Coast.

From Miss To Mrs.

“You’ve tossed the bouquet, now change your name the easy way!”


Miss Now Mrs.


As we wrap up the end of a great wedding season, we understand that there’s still a few things on the list that our brides need to do before really settling down into married life. One of those is the much anticipated name change.

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String Lights at Still Waters Wedding – Paso Robles, California

The following images just show you a snippet of what you get when you work with the best of the best.Mark Padgett of Mark Padgett Event Design used the gorgeous surroundings of the east side of Paso Robles to give a lucky bride, groom and their guests an evening of perfection.Still Waters Vineyards is one of our favorite places to work, not just because of the sweeping views of the valley below, but also because of the sweet service staff and awesome wine.These photos focus on the warming effect our garden string lights provide to a warm late-summer evening. So glad the great Mike Larson of Mike Larson Photography was shooting this epic sky.Wow. Lightening, string lights and up-lighting on the trees. Fantastic, Mike. Fantastic.

Stacy & Brian featured on Style Unveiled’s Wedding BLOG | Casitas, Arroyo Grande

Getting featured in one of Style Unveiled‘s articles is a true honor for us. But being able to provide Stacy and Brian with the wedding of their dreams FAR overshadows the notoriety. Read all about their event here.

Free Wedding Package Giveaway!!!

Yep. You heard right.We’re raffling off a 100% Free Host MC & DJ Package. That’s 5 HOURS of awesome!All you need to do is stop by our booth (G1 and G2) at Central Coast Bride‘s Fabulous Fall Bridal Show THIS SUNDAY, October 17th at the Madonna Inn Expo Center.Buy your tickets here using the discount code: KramerLooking forward to seeing you!

Kramer Entertainment is now MOBILE-IZED!

Just to name one of the awesome takeaways of the past 4 days we’ve been in Las Vegas for the Wedding MBA conference, was Sonny Ganguli’s (Chief Marketing Officer of WeddingWire) presentation on the importance of mobile compatible information on the internet.With the popularity of iPads and Smartphones increasing exponentially, people want to find your info IMMEDIATELY and now have the technological capabilities to do so. When’s the last time you used your cell phone to check your email, Google a restaurant’s contact info or just plain waste some time browsing Facebook while waiting for your oil to be changed? In fact, our web statistics have shown that a few people out there are reading THIS VERY BLOG POST on their cell phone!The world is on the mobile web… and now, thanks to WeddingWire, SO ARE WE!Check out our newly formatted, mobile compatible, WeddingWire profile page here. (Preferably on your cell phone 😉