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Asha and Dustin’s Wedding

BY IN Weddings On July 8, 2016

I recently had the pleasure of providing DJ and Lighting Services at Esplanade Lakes in Downers Grove, IL for two good friends of mine from college. This amazing Downers Grove Wedding venue has some beautiful views of their pond with some very nice fountains surrounding the reception hall.

Asha and Dustin got married in the morning in the main reception hall. The ceremony consisted of a traditional Hindu ceremony, which was quite an experience for many of their friends. The day was full of festivities for them and their guests, who were able to enjoy a nice lunch in between the ceremony and the reception later in the evening.

For this wedding, the cocktail hour was held in the atrium not far from the reception hall. Because we knew announcements would need to be made during cocktail hour, we used our wireless audio satellite speakers to run a live audio feed from the main room. This allowed me to have more control over the audio and announcements in the cocktail hour area. It also gave me more flexibility in order to place the cocktail hour speakers exactly where it would cover the area best without being too loud for anyone. We also provided full uplighting (in addition to uplighting provided by Yanni Design Studios, the decor company) for the main room. This looked wonderful, especially during the later portion of the night when we wirelessly changed the colors of the lights. This made the venue have a special glow which really added to the beauty that Yanni Designs created and delivered for Asha and Dustin.

Asha and Dustin: It was an honor to work with you and be such a large part of your special day. I’m so happy for you both, and am grateful for the friendship we’ve been able to keep up over the years.

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: Esplanade Lakes @ DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel – Downers Grove, IL
Photography: Jason Kaczorowski Photography – Chicago, IL
Videography: Delack Media Group – Barrington, IL
Photobooth: Photobooth Time – Lincolnwood, IL
Cake: The Baking Institute – Northbrook, IL
Decor/Flowers: Yanni Design Studio – Chicago, IL and Northbrook, IL

Check out some of our candid pictures below and feel free to tag yourselves on social media! The pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographer. Click here to see the facebook album which includes some of these pictures!


2 years ago / 1 Comment





DJ Paul Michaels

Paul is the owner of DJ Paul Michaels, and is known as a wedding and event professional in the Chicagoland area. Paul brings a personal touch to every party he works with, and builds a lasting relationship with every client.

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1 Comment

  • Nathan

    1 YEAR AGO

    It was great working with you!