Blog

Kramer Facebook Page Launched

Kramer-entertainment-facebook-pageWe just completed a redesign of our facebook today.  Thanks to Judith from Fresh Buzz Media for designing it for us.  Be sure to click the “Like” button to stay up on all the local wedding industry trends and follow our team through the wedding season.  We’ll be sharing tips and tricks for all our Kramer Brides.

Check out the new page!

Kramer Team Appreciation Day – Winetasting

Our company would be nothing without the hard work and dedication of our team.  They are event designers, event leaders, and good people.  We are blessed to have them on our team.  To show a small token of our appreciation we hold staff appreciation day a few times each year.  This time our team appreciation day took us wine tasting in the west side of Paso Robles.

We started things off at Denner Winery where we had amazing wine.  I highly recommend the “Mother Of Exiles.”  Thanks to Trumpet Vine Catering we had an awesome lunch.  Our staff commented it was the best fried chicken they’ve ever had, and the mason jar parfaits were a hit!

Next we went as far west as we could to the end of the road at Justin Winery.  Their place is amazing, especially the wine club member’s section.  Their “Isosceles” is a must try, but my favorite is the “Justification”.

Next we visited our good friend Chelesy at Daou Vineyards.  Even though they only have a temporary tasting room up, the views are incredible. I can’t wait to see what the place looks like when it’s complete.

We finished things off over at Eagle Castle Winery.  Our team got to meet the owner, Gary who’s a super nice guy.  Thank Melissa for making our team feel so welcome.  We each got our chance to be the “king” and “queen” before we left.

I’d once again like to thank our team for another great year.  Looking forward to our next team appreciation day!

Patterns for a wedding dancefloor

Patterns-for-a-wedding-dancefloorWhen selecting a pattern for your dance floor wash lighting what designs come to mind?  Professional wedding designer, Preston Bailey recently posted this question here on his BLOG.  Help him vote for the design you think he should use at his next wedding.  His site is a great resource of design concepts and inspiration for your wedding.  Check it out.

 

Bridal Show April 10th, 2011, Madonna Inn Expo Center, San Luis Obispo

Central-Coast-Bride-Wedding-Faire-Bridal-Show-San-Luis-Obispo-Maddona-Inn-Central-CoastCentral Coast Bride’s Spring Bridal Show is coming up on Sunday, April 10th, 2011 at the Madonna Inn Expo Center, San Luis Obispo from noon to 4pm.  This is the largest faire of the year.  Meet over 100 wedding pros in one location.  Check out the latest fashions and wedding trends.  Get ideas to help make your wedding unique.  Come hungry as caterers and bakers will be handing out delicious samples.

Read more

New Website Launched!!!

If you are reading this post, congratulations, you on at our new website / BLOG.  Take a moment to look around.  We’ve tried to make it easier to read and more informative.  You’ll noticed it’s filled with wedding information.  We now only specialize in weddings and we wanted our site to reflect that.  Enjoy!

Special thanks to the photographers that contributed pictures to our site:

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

Kramer Entertainment receives Bride’s Choice Award 2011

Weddings, Wedding Venues
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.

For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at {Enter WeddingWire Storefront URL}.

For more information on the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011, please visit www.WeddingWire.com.

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire.com, 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 WeddingWire.com and other leading sites, including MarthaStewartWeddings.com (NYSE: MSO), ProjectWedding.com and Weddingbee.com (both part of eHarmony), and Celebrations.com (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.