Hearing the details
Having a great sound system during the ceremony is key because of the open air atmosphere. Our QSC speakers will project crisp sound for all the guests. The sound mixer can host multiple inputs such as voice, vocals, instruments, and MP3s. We deliver, set up, and run the system during the ceremony.
DIY Reception Add-on
Typically there are three types of receptions we see. Full band, DJ, and DIY music with your own system.
This package is the middle of a DJ and DIY.
-2 High powered speakers (sub package also available)
-Wireless mic for speeches
-Music/mic input mixer to speakers
-iPad for playing the music
-Staff monitoring the system
-Playlists and songs with your Spotify premium account. (Songs will be downloaded to our tablet.)
-A person operating the tablet and being your MC (switching songs, doing introductions, speaking, etc).
-One 20 amp dedicated outlet (or add our power management package).
DIY Pro Sound add-on.
A Sound System Story
Last summer we had the opportunity to help make a logistically challenging wedding ceremony and reception a reality! It started with a couple's dream to have their day revolve around railroading. They wanted a 1930-40's vibe for the location, details, and attire. They found a railroad in western Wisconsin that gave tours in vintage railroad cars. They also desired to have a rustic off the path ceremony. Next they found us, and we toured the depot location and pending ceremony site.
Their idea was to leave the depot and ride the train with the guests for 45 minutes. Then the train would drop off the guests and wedding party at an old siding with open grass for the ceremony. We needed to set up the sound system and power it with our quiet generator in almost the middle of nowhere. As the train parked and guests came down, we welcomed them. After the guests had taken a seat, we walked into the train car where the bride and groom were waiting and asked if they were ready.
We went back to the sound board and started the first song. We cued the day of coordinator on when to signal the bride and groom to start. The groom's excitement emanated from him as he power walked along the tracks. The bride and her father took their time and talked a bit as it was a long walk to where the guests were seated.
The officiant used our wireless mic and had a great message about strong marriages. The train unhooked from the cars and moved along the side track as the ceremony was underway. Our powerful speakers were clear even with the extra noise for a moment. The groom was choking up during his vows as the bride comforted him. It was a special moment, and once the officiant pronounced them married, the guests cheered, and the train horn blasted, echoing around the hillside. It was one of those goose bump moments!
Everything had gone to plan for the ceremony, and now the guests were back on the train where they would return to the depot and enjoy the reception in the open air of the station platform. We were there as well with the hybrid reception sound package. At the end of the night, both the bride and groom couldn't believe how such a crazy idea for a wedding worked out so well.