The Best of California Wedding Day Awards annually sets the Central Coast Wedding Industry abuzz when they announce their nominees for the title of “best of” each of our respective trades. Wedding professionals across California light up their social media channels, send out emails to all of their most supportive advocates, and drop hints at networking events all to say “vote for us”! We here at Kramer Events are no exception to this routine and every year that we’re nominated we are filled with appreciation at just being considered!
This year our local wedding community sent us home from the annual California Wedding Day Awards Gala at Vibiana in Los Angeles with two awards; Best Lighting and Best DJ! The Central Coast Wedding Industry is ripe with talent, professionalism, and a genuine collective enthusiasm for what we are able to accomplish together as a community. We are filled with humble pride at having received this recognition from our peers, but nothing would make us happier than to shine a little light on the incredible people without whom a win would never be possible: our team.
To highlight some of their individual contributions, you could set a clock to Nick’s impeccable professionalism and his ability to light up a room and infuse every event with humor. By the end of a wedding, Dustin will know the life stories of everyone in attendance, all of their favorite songs, and the bride and groom will, literally, become his best friends. To compliment his laid back demeanor, breadth of EDM knowledge, and his turntable skills, Miles’ attention to detail is the stuff of planners’ dreams. Sam, a firefighter by day, DJ by night, with his Captain America good looks, will show you how country feels with a wide repertoire of country music knowledge and a reputation for inciting line dances.
We have scientists and engineers-in-training; Conor who dominates the mixing board, and shreds on the guitar, while attending Cal Poly by day in pursuit of his aerospace engineering degree. Janine with the voice of an angel and an unusual passion for instruments of scientific measurement, will be graduating next week with a BS in Biochemistry and singing behind her DJ booth a week later. Chandler will also be graduating this summer with a degree in Political Science, and we’re pretty sure he might take over the world one day with his charisma, intelligence, and ability to fix almost anything. And, although he’ll soon be transitioning out of our ranks, we could not have accomplished many of our events this past year without our expert of all trades, Paul, who has excelled as a DJ/MC while building the foundation that will pave the way for our new techs to excel moving forward.
Lastly, our talented lighting and A/V techs, whose hard work and creativity transform so many of our stunning local venues, could not possibly go without mention. With his straightforward mentality, his calming natural confidence, and his innate eye for design, the number of clients who have fallen completely in love-at-first install with our lead tech Leo is beyond our ability to track. Our up-and-coming A/V tech, Logan, with his outgoing personality and his aptitude for lighting design, has already in his short time here, made tremendous improvements to our lighting program and contributed to the overall expansion of our A/V department.
To say that we are backed by a team of dedicated professionals would be an understatement and, just when we think we couldn’t possibly appreciate our front line more, they go and do a thing like this. Every member of our team brings passion, creativity, and a keen eye for detail to each event while remaining true to their personal styles and work ethic. They individually value the relationships they form with our venue managers, fellow vendors, and clients and many of the improvements we make to our processes are a direct result of ideas our team members bring back to us from their events. Not only are we beaming with pride at the extent to which we can rely on our team to produce amazing results event after event, we are beyond excited to see what they’ll do next.
As we welcome new team members, seek to improve our internal processes and nurture our relationships within the local wedding community, we walk beside our team confidently, recognizing that they are at the heart and soul of everything we do.