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Fairmont Copley Plaza – Ed...

Where: Fairmont Copley Plaza
When: 10-2-2012
Who: Ed & Amanda Randles

The reception was set in the Oval room of the Fairmont Copley Plaza. If you’ve ever been, you know the room is beautiful. But without a doubt the uplighting, monogram and colored wash provided by Boston Uplights really made the space fantastic!! Music for the cocktail reception was provided by Felice Pomeranz of the Gilded harps. Here are a few pictures of the room and the fun after I got involved. 🙂

Fairmont Copley Plaza
Dancing at Copley Plaza
Fairmont Copley Plaza

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Jule’ and Bruno’s Sk...

This one is loooooong overdue!!

The date: June 4, 20011
The couple: Jule’ & Bruno Marini
The place: Skywalk Observatory – Top of the Hub – The Prudential Building
The time: Incredibly fun!! Including: a candy table for the kids, the best view in the city, dancing, dancing & more dancing, and to cap it off fireworks!!

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Scituate Harbor Yacht Club

I’ve worked weddings in just about every room on the South Shore but 9/24 was my first at the Scituate Country Club. I loved it and hope to be back soon!! The space has a large, open and airy dining room with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the beautiful & scenic Scituate Harbor. For warmer months, there is a 40′ x 60′ tent with equally amazing water views. Catering for events is deliciously prepared by Mark & Julie Ellis and their company the Chef’s Table.

Yuri & Sarah Valerio were the guests of honor and just wonderful to work for. You can see from the pictures below that there was no shortage of dancing & fun. In addition to the music, we also provided the paper hanging lanterns for the tent. The pictures are evidence of the success but these words from the Bride & Groom express spell it out. “I just wanted to say thank you for doing such an amazing job at the wedding. We had the best time and everyone can’t stop raving about what a great job you did. The day was perfect and your hard work played a major role in that. Also, a lot of people have commented on how great the lanterns looked!” – Sarah & Yuri

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Paper Hanging Lanterns

If you’ve been following this blog you or are a client of 5 Star Events, you probably know that we offer amazing event lighting through our sister company Creative Uplighting. You also may know that we’ve been working on a revolutionary new way to light paper hanging lanterns. Well our lantern light is now a reality and we’ve been using it in the field. The images below are of fall themed lanterns at the Commanders Mansion of Watertown. We are so pleased with the result and are excited to bring these lanterns to more and more weddings this coming year!!

If you’d like to find out more about Creative Uplighting and our other offerings, please visit or better yet, drop me an email.

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Danny & Sandy – Commo...

OK I am so backed up with pictures. I am doing my best to put them up whenever I have a chance. These pics are from my wedding this past Friday (10/14/11), at Topsfield Commons. The ride was long – 2.5 hrs in the car, and the load in was rough – through the kitchen and up the stairs, but it was well worth it. Check out the pics. Danny & Sandy’s wedding was a blast!!

Topsfield Commons, Wedding Pics

Danny & Sandy Connolly

Crowd Surfing!!

The party was non-stop from the first dance to the last – “(I’m gonna be) 500 Miles” by the Proclaimers. There were Irish songs, a polka and lots of great party music. Check out Sandy crowd surfing!!

Everyone was included, young and old – and all took part. This party was even more fun than the pictures show. 🙂

I wish I could post all the images here. I have so many good ones!! It was honestly tough to choose. Check back for more updates. I still have to post my Indian Pond Country Club wedding on Saturday.

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Columbus Day Weekend 2011

This weekend was a crazy one. Dave and I had 5 events between us and Creative Uplighting had another 3. 🙂

I’m gonna start with pics from my most recent. The reception took place at Balleymeade Country Club and was a fantastic day. I’m still beaming from the groom’s multiple mentions that it was the best day of his life. Thanks Bryan & Colleen, I was so happy to play a part in it.

Bryan & Colleen's Reception 10/9/2011

Bryan & Colleen's Reception 10/9/2011

The weekend started with Pat & Leanne Commander’s Hoosic Club reception in Milton. Pat prepared an extensive list of eclectic songs that fit his group perfectly. Some standouts that I’ve never had requests for before included Bob Dylan’s “If Not For You” & the Arctic Monkey’s “Baby I’m Yours”. Pat also requested several songs by Iron & Wine songs I had never heard of. Strangely enough Bryan & Colleen cut their cake to Iron & Wine’s “Such Great Heights” a song that would also make a fantastic first of last dance song.

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Linden Place wedding – a h...

The third week in July brought record heat & humidity. July 23rd was the tail end of a scorching heatwave and the wedding day of Steve & Kate Peters. We were in the carriage house of Linden Place, historic, beautiful, majestic but very, very hot. The staff at LP were great at accommodating the uncontrollable heat. Never have I seen so many fans at a wedding. But still it was HOT!! You would think that the heat would keep the crowd from dancing but nothing could be further from the truth!! These people were soooo much fun!!! Check out the pics below.

Kate & Steve Peter's Reception

100 Degrees & a packed dance floor!!

This came in from the parents of the bride:

“Thanks again for the exceptional DJ service you provided for my daughter’s wedding this past weekend. Despite the heat you had people up dancing all night long. Everyone remarked what a wonderful time they had. You are even better than advertised!”

John & Connie McCarthy

Oh, big props to Blackstone Catering of Middletown, RI. I had never eaten lamb before – I actually didn’t think I liked it. Well Blackstone converted me and it was one of the best meals I have ever eaten at a wedding. Delicious!!

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Wish Upon a Wedding

Tonight Dave and I participated as Wish Granters in the organization Wish Upon a Wedding.What a rewarding experience!! Wish Upon a Wedding is a wish granting organization that provides weddings and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and serious life altering circumstances. To my friends in the biz, if you feel like giving back I encourage you to visit and become a Wish Granter. You won’t regret it.

For this event we provide uplighting for a wedding at the Lars Anderson auto museum.

It was great to work with some friends in the business, including: Elizabeth & Adrienne from Gracie Lou Events – (fellow A-List Winners), Espresso Dave –, Photographer Jill Person –, & Karen Hasenfus of the Larz Anderson Museum – All are amazing in their fields and I would give each the highest endorsement.

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Chinese Lanterns

Ok, we’ve finally got some great shots of our new lantern lights in action. If you haven’t been following along, my ProDJpc partner Paul Gormley & I have been perfecting, in our opinion, the only “useable” battery powered light source for paper hanging lanterns. Through my lighting company Creative Uplighting, we’ve used just about every available light source. It was so frustrating because nothing we could find worked well enough to meet our standards – either the lights looked like they were barely on, they glowed with an unnatural bluish tint, or they died out midway through the party. Of course there are plug in solutions but running extension cords isn’t always practical and can be very time consuming. I’ve seen tent companies who charge $50 per lantern just to make up for the hassle involved in running all of the cables.

I love the way lanterns look, so with Paul’s help, I set out to find a solution. My requirements were simple. First the light would have to be bright enough to compete with plug-in lights. Second, it’s much easier to set up in advance of the party, before the tables are in and set up. That means the lights would have to last considerably longer than the party. Lastly, the fixtures would preferably be rechargeable.

So as you can see our product is here and the results are clear. These lantern lights are fantastic!!

Paper hanging lanterns with blue uplights

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Voted Boston’s Best Weddin...

This past Tuesday, July 26th, City Voter announced the results for “Best of” in the wedding categories. 5 Star Events was a late nomination for Boston’s Best Wedding DJ , matched up against many popular, seasoned pros. Also in our category were several of the larger multi-dj companies in MA that perform hundreds of events per year. For Dave & I to pull out a win, we would need our base of past & present clients, wedding professionals, & friends to step up and vote. I’m appreciative and humbled to say they did & in great numbers. With 31 nominees in the running 5 Star Events captured nearly 30% of the vote. So a big thank you to everyone who voted. It means the world to us!!
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