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Kramer DJ’s – The Lady Squad

You know who’s awesome? This guy! Jonathan Roberts with Bluephoto. We’ve worked with him many times and his talents behind the camera always shine brightly. Now he’s made a video for us starring none other than our own Melissa Kramer and Kaitlyn Mullinax!It’s easy to see why the camera would find this dynamic duo of womanly wedding awesomeness. They are not just beautiful, they are the cream of the crop when it comes to event management. Their enthusiasm and experience is always noted by other event professionals and the guests agree with their smiles.Thanks for the honor, Jonathan!

YPNG 3rd Annual Movie Night – SLO Food Bank

When money’s tight, in your neighborhood, Who you gonna call?!   HUNGERBUSTERS!Join Venkman, Ray, Egon and Winston for a night of ghosts, ghouls, and a good cause!There are over 25,000 people in this county that depend on the SLO Food Bank for their next meal. Many recipients are children from families whose income is not sufficient to make ends meet. We’ve discovered a problem that is affecting our neighborhood, but the good news is there is something you can do to help!On Thursday, August 26th YPNG will be hosting its third annual movie night under the stars at the Historic Downtown Jack House located at 536 Marsh St. The featured film will be the 80’s classic GhostBusters. Doors mysteriously open by themselves at 6:00pm, so come early to get a good spot. Be there before the ghosts arrive at 7:00pm…..and remember, don’t cross the streams!Food, beer, and wine will be available for purchase. You’ll also have a chance to win restaurant gift certificates, massages, wine packages, and other great prizes! Additional raffle tickets will be available at the event for $1 each and ALL proceeds from the event will be given back to the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County.Tickets are limited and are on sale now (Click Here!), so please sign up before Slimer, Zuul and the Stay Pufft Marshmallow Man take the last ones!All you need to do is purchase your tickets, bring a blanket or low back chair, and enjoy yourself! We also encourage everyone to bring at least one canned good to donate to the Food Bank bins that will be on site.Please do what you can to help improve the great county we live in!A HUGE thanks to our fellow sponsors:

Elegant Image Limousine Service

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Elegant Image Limousine Service has been serving Brides, Grooms (and more!) since 1998. They are the Limousine experts on the Central Coast!  With a fleet of 14 vehicles of every shape and size including Lincolns, Chrysler 300s, Hummers, SUV Limos and Limo Buses, they can meet the needs of any group – for any occasion.

On your Wedding Day, rest assured your limo reservation with Elegant Image Limousine service will be one thing you do not have to worry about. With Elegant Image, you can be sure your Executive Chauffeur and Limousine will be punctual, beautiful, and very professional. All Limo Rentals include local Champagne, and a mini bar, as well as plenty of water. For those who would prefer no alcohol in the Limo, we can replace the Champagne with Sparkling Cider and remove the liquor from the bar!

Looking for something to do for a fun and unique Bachelorette Party? Wine Tours are a blast! With all of their wine tours, Elegant Image includes a deli tray (turkey, ham, roast beef, sourdough bread, etc) and the Chauffeur will set you up a picnic lunch at one of the wineries. An Elegant Image Wine Tour is also a brilliant idea for family that you need to keep busy while in town – or friends looking for fun options while they are visiting the central coast.


 

 

Here’s a few frequently asked questions:

We just need a Limo to pick up the Bride and Groom after the reception and bring them to their hotel. What can I do with the Limo for the 3 or 4 hour minimum service?

We do not charge for any mileage, fuel or travel – strictly hours. So, the Limo can go back and forth and around the county however many times you need it to!  We suggest the Limousine arrive a couple hours before the Bride and Groom will want to leave, and offer service to other people.  For example, there is a good chance that Grandma and Grandpa do not want to drive themselves home late at night, but mom and dad (who drove them there) want to stay until the end of the reception. The Limo can take them home! Best man had a little too much to drink? We can take him back to his hotel! You get the picture.

We booked the Limo to take us to the Ceremony, then to the reception – and have it wait to take people home throughout the night.  Does the Limo just sit there and wait?

YES.  The Limousines do not leave the site unless to get fuel – and certainly not without your permission.  Elegant Image offers full service. The Limo is there for whatever you need it for. Did you run out of ice at the reception? We can go get it for you. Did the Bride forget a change of shoes? We can get that for you. We are there for whatever you need us for. Full service.


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ROCK YOUR PARTY

It is our IMMENSE pleasure to finally release our dance party promo video made in collaboration with Zachary Stowasser. This short video captures the complete event lighting effects we can bring to your Formal, Prom or School Dance. The energy in these clips speak for themselves.Kramer Entertainment DJs & Event Lighting Promo from Kramer Entertainment on Vimeo.Take your event to the next level with Kramer Formals.

Mistakes Brides and Grooms Make

Once in a while, you come across information that just HAS to be shared with the engaged couples out there. Michael Ferino, an obvious professional, has written a piece for his blog called Mistakes Brides and Grooms Make and so far, it’s incredibly informative. This Connecticut DJ has definitely been around long enough to spot some faux-pas that couples make that can severely effect the flow of your wedding day. Here’s one of the big ones:The Time between the church and reception.If you are having a church wedding ceremony, the time planning process is crucial to making things convenient for your guests. Plan things correctly and the guests will arrive at the perfect time right as the wedding facility is ready to open the doors. Get it wrong, and your guests will be sitting and waiting in a parking lot. Here is the solution….Find out the entire duration of the ceremony. If you are doing a receiving line at the church, add on an additional 15 minutes per 100 guests. On your free time, make the drive from the church to your wedding reception facility. If the route requires travel on a major highway, look into traffic issues. The highway will have different conditions for a Friday evening compared to a Sunday afternoon event. Calculate that time in and factor on your guests arriving 5-10 minutes before the reception start time. NEVER assume anything. You don’t want the wedding guests showing up 30 – 60 minutes before your contract start time. This can get ugly.I have seen wedding guests forced to wait in the parking lot, or crowded into a hall way with the doors locked to the facility. Even if your hall lets the guests in early, it is a bad first impression when your guests are standing in a room where the staff are vacuuming, setting up tables and DJ doing a sound check.If a caterer has another wedding during the day, they will need time to clean the room. Never assume that your guests can go wait outside in the garden area because what if it rains? What if there is a ceremony going on from another party? Always call your wedding facility and ask their policy on guest arrival. Get your facts straight and in advance so you know what to expect.Thanks again to Michael Ferino, Founder of Music in Motion Entertainment.

Real Wedding: Dan & Carlene

A beautiful summer day, great friends and an everlasting marriage.


We were lucky enough to provide the DJ/MC and lighting services to our dear friends Dan and Carlene Iverson during their much anticipated wedding at the gorgeous Avila Beach Golf Resort. This was a perfect venue for 200 guests. Outdoor ceremony facing beautiful Avila Beach, a huge tent to shield the sun during cocktails and dinner with transparent walls to let the beautiful surroundings in. We hung garden string lights inside the tent to give a warm, star filled vibe after sunset.

Jack from Jack Hutchinson Videography shared his “Sneak Peak” with us and, as always, it’s awesome. We love this idea! Jack films and edits together some of the coolest shots from the ceremony and by the time cocktail hour is finished, he’s displaying the awesomeness on his huge monitor AT THE RECEPTION! It’s always a huge hit with the guests. Jack’s friendly, accommodating and most of all talented. Always a joy to work with.


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Cupcakes!

Getting married on the Central Coast and have a desire to treat your guests to something other than a traditional cake? Well no doubt you’ve noticed the trend to feature gourmet cupcakes. Cupcakes are becoming super popular at weddings everywhere and the reasons are deliciously easy to see.They’re made of mostly the same fantastic ingredients, so they can be every bit as good as a traditional cake. They’re individually packaged, so you dont have to pay your caterer extra or make your guests wait for it to be cut, and there’s tons of creative ways to display them! Our friends at TheKnot.com showcase a bunch of different ideas here.Regardless of where or how you set them up, you should always make sure they’re well lit so they get the visual attention they deserve.Our favorite cupcaker? Amy from Amy Bakes Cupcakes. She’s got a huge, yet ever growing menu of uniquely decadent cupcakes and is a dream to work with. Check her out here!

SLO town Salsa – Central Coast Dancing Lessons

Got a wedding or party coming up? Wanna impress your friends and family with some sweet moves?Well a great way to scoot around the dance floor, is to add a little SPICE. That’s right, I’m talkin’ about SALSA! For years the latin dance flair has been the talk of parties. And now, with a little cooperation with a Central Coast non-profit organization, you can get some experience from a real professional.On July 24th at 6pm, meet some other Young Professionals at The Clubhouse in San Luis Obispo for a Salsa lesson with the beautiful Lilliana Graham all for the cost of a donation.Learn the basic steps, a few twirls, get your confidence up and ready to impress the crowds. More importantly, how could this not be fun?!?

Real Wedding: Carley & Matt

The legit wedding blogosphere knows the importance of working with professionals. Lucky for us, our Brides and Grooms are also legit. Carley and Matt really put their trust in some of our favorite wedding vendors for their one-of-a-kind ceremony and reception held at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch. The flowers, the decor, the food were all AMAZING

 

We got some DJ advice from the couple after their wedding…

“Hire a wedding coordinator and hire a PROFESSIONAL DJ. Do not have your friend “who has a lot of music and does house parties” DJ your wedding. You wedding DJ is so much more than someone who plays music. They help keep the time of the whole day, they are your voice/emcee of your wedding and they must have a knack for reading the crowd! Kramer Events DJ’d our reception. I have also worked with Kramer many times and I absolutely love them. Beau and Melissa are experienced, professional and just all around really fun, energetic people. They both take great pride in what they do and have built an amazing business. They are great people to consult throughout the planning process and will make your life so much easier. They also have an amazing special event lighting business that includes gobos, uplighting and just about anything you can imagine. Their lighting services truly transformed our venue. I am a huge believer in event lighting and think it is a must for every wedding!”

Santa Margarita Ranch

 

Thanks, Carley and Matt, for sharing your perfect wedding day with us!


 

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Here Comes the …. Guide?

here comes the guide

Wow. I knew the wedding saavy crew at Here Comes The Guide.com was good, but after an in-depth look at their website, we’ll have to upgrade them to GREAT!

When it comes to an in-depth resource for all things wedding, they know where to point you. Although expanding to new areas like Chicago and DC, their real bread and butter (or wine and cheese?) is California. And not just the Central Coast. They’ve got the squeeze on trusted professionals in the Northern and Southern ends of the left-coast state.If you’re looking for help such as finding a quality place to tie the knot, a gown to dress the part, a ring to seal the deal or a bridal fair for all of the above, the clear, concise organization of Here Comes The Guide.com will likely point you in the right direction. Even advice on how to pull off weddings on a budget or going green when wearing white is something these gals are happy to help with. Don’t forget to check out our Special Offer!Check ’em out. Chances are, you’ll learn something cool!