Nicole Escobedo

March 12, 2013

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Bride & Groom

Louie & Nicole Escobedo

Wedding Date

September 22nd 2012

Wedding location

Hines Building Garden Terrace

Photographer

Jessica LoCicero

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How did you meet your husband?

I decided to move  from Elk Grove to Fresno in 2006. In January 2007 I met Louie….we found commonality immediately, but the basis of our friendship (and more thereafter) was the fact that were both loved the TV show FRIENDS. Within days we became inseparable, hanging out at each other’s houses, watching old seasons of FRIENDS, eating microwaved minute rice and even helping each other with homework. After a few months in Fresno I decided to attend Chico State. Even though we were four hours apart, Louie and I found ways to keep in contact whether it was over a simple text or the more common late night phone chat.  We got to see each other more when Louie’s parents moved to Sacramento and once again our houses were just minutes apart.

it happened in a castle!…well kinda

In 2008 we turned 21!  Even though we still went to college in different cities, we would regularly meet up when we came home for all major holidays. We met at Red Robin in Yuba City for my birthday in August, and I was more excited than normal to see him. When I got home my roommates commented on how giddy I was, but I couldn’t really put my finger on why. Louie mentioned going to Las Vegas for his 21st birthday that October, and if you know Louie he umm how to put it…throws invites out rather loosely?! But when he told me the dates and said we will share a room at the Excalibur, I knew he was actually serious so I booked my flight that night! I just had a strange feeling this trip was going to quite memorable, and I kinda think he did too. I LOVE it when I am right! Within four hours of being in Vegas we finally realized and verbalized these feelings we had both been keeping suppressed. While we had no idea how and if it would work once we left Vegas (being 4 hours apart and a year and half away from graduation) we gave it a try. It was not the easiest year and a half, but we learned so many important things about ourselves and each other and realized we really could not and did not want to be without each other!

After college we both moved to Sacramento, where we could finally be a couple who got to see each other every day! And that we did! I went to Sacramento State and earned my teaching credential and he started working in banking.

In September 2011 after we both got “real jobs” we decided to buy a house! I just love waking up next to my best friend everyday! Less than two months later we became engaged and here we are now…

The Proposal to our

Happily Ever After

If you know Louie, then you know he had this day planned out to perfection. Only things had to change. Papa (my grandpa) was given a week to live, so my family was leaving to be there by his side Wednesday December 14th.

Over the past few months, in many different ways Papa had asked me if I was doing my “finger exercises”, at first I had no idea where he was going with this! He instructed me to start doing them to insure I had the strength for the big ring Louie was going to put on my finger!

While I had come to grips with Papa not being able to make it to my wedding, (having no clue a proposal was right around the corner), I wished that he knew the finger work-outs paid off and my finger was strong enough for the ring!

Louie knew how important this was to me, so he changed the plans he had to make sure Papa would know we were getting married. Thus he proposed the night of December 13th. And I must say, with only four days of preparation, it was perfect! He even managed to ask my parents :) As you can imagine I was completely shocked and so excited! In fact I asked, “do I get to keep it?!”

After numerous attempts of trying to tell Papa, he finally knew that there was going to be a wedding! In fact the day before he passed away, he envisioned that he was getting ready for the wedding, demanding that my grandma hurry up so he wouldn’t be late!

Louie will never know just how much it meant to me that I got to tell him. I love him even more for his timing. I am such a lucky girl!

Tell us about your dress.

Much to my surprise I found my dress at David’s Bridal! I was very much against even going in for a fitting there because it just seems that everyone gets their dress there and I wanted mine to be one of a kind! After a few wedding boutique shops in the Sacramento area, I decided to make an appointment (those coupons at the bridal expo actually do attract customers!). It was the second dress I tried on there. I didn’t exactly have that moment where I just knew that was my dress. But looking back I totally did! I just didn’t want to admit it because I didn’t want to get it from there. Superficial I know. It fit me so well and I got amazing compliments about it. I let the dress speak for itself and accessorized with only earrings. I love going in our guest room and just stare at it and even try it on when I am home alone! SO glad I got over the materialistic aspect of it.

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How was your experience with Behind the Scene Sounds?

Amazing doesn’t begin to sum up this experience. In fact Dee and Elizabeth were the only vendors my husband wanted to meet with and be a part of! All the other vendors I had to drag (ask) him to come with me. We chose to play primarily modern country music at our reception and they were so on board! They downloaded, customized, and mixed the songs that we wanted, and they made them all fit! They had another wedding a few hours before ours and you would have never known. They made a smooth transition to our site on time and so prepared. Their organization worked perfectly with mine and I walked away from our last planning meeting happy. They allow many consultation with a clear vision of how the day should be ran. I had no doubt in my mind that they would make this a perfect day no matter what. In a market where all most vendors want to make money and produce a cookie cutter wedding, there personalized services was a breath of fresh air.

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What did you like most about working Behind the Scene Sounds?

The history of wedding traditions was the most interesting thing I learned from these two! I had no clue that every ritual that is common at a wedding ceremony has or had a purpose. My groom was worried about certain traditions, but after he heard the origin and meaning of it he embraced it. Another thing sorry I can’t help myself was their honest desire to make my wedding day perfect. They really wanted to get to know us as a couple and cared about every aspect of the day, not just the DJ/entertaining part of it. Dee came and checked on my husband and me just to make sure we didn’t need another drink, just so thoughtful and thorough! I don’t want to give too much away but they have a touching surprise during the reception as well that I just loved! They make such an awesome team!

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What did you like most about your wedding?

I loved our location and our attention to detail equally the most. There were a few things I knew I wanted and no wedding venue would allow me to have those things. I wanted our wedding to capture our relationship and who we are as individuals and a couple which included serving our favorite dish and signature drink.  All of those things combined were extremely hard to find. So I went out and called every high rise building in downtown Sacramento to look for an unfinished floor in a building or an outdoor terrace since we love city life.  After we decided against destination weddings in both San Francisco and New York.  And I happened to find one! Now let me be honest up front…it was a lot of work especially set up and tear down. But it was unique and special and all about Louie and me and well worth it. Luckily we had a great wedding planner and family friends to help out. We even held our rehearsal dinner there the night before, and of course BTS was there to run the rehearsal and play music for us all night. The building is about 3 minutes from our house and every time we drive by I am just so proud of how beautifully transformed it was. Everything was done there and it is a special place for us now.

On the plus side: we were able to save a lot of money as well since we had the flexibility to choose every single one of our vendors.

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Behind the Scene Sounds Voted 2013 Best DJ by The Knot

January 26, 2013

Katherine Schneider

January 26, 2013

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Bride & Groom

Dan & Katherine Schneider

Wedding Date

October 26th 2012

Wedding Location

Enotria Restaurant Wine Bar

Photographer

Jessica LoCicero

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How did you and your husband meet?

We met on eHarmony.com, and our official first date was to meet for coffee at Starbucks on 10/26/07. After talking effortlessly for over an hour he asked me what I was doing later that night. I said “Why, I am going out with you”. We got married five years to the day on 10/26/12. Now, every time we drive by that Starbucks on the corner of 16th and P we refer to it as “The scene of the crime”. 

Tell us about your dress.

It was custom made off of pictures I found of two Mori Lee dresses in one of my wedding magazines…  My seamstress is a true miracle worker!  I am a second time bride over fifty and did not think a white dress was appropriate.  Silver satin was what I chose. I am donating the dress to an organization that gives wedding dresses to military brides who cannot afford an expensive dress. It meant a lot to me because my oldest daughter and son in law are in the military.

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How was your experience at Behind the Scene Sounds?

We totally loved it, Elizabeth and Derwin were on top of everything. They worked with our venue (Enotria) to keep everything happening on time for the ceremony. Once the reception started they kept everyone dancing and having fun. Everyone raved about the kissing game and the key game which was a total surprise to me. Dan loved being surrounded by all the women with keys (and a few men). It was just really lovely.

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What did you like most about working with Behind the Scene Sounds?

All of the flexibility they gave us in the planning, they helped us in picking music for each part of the evening. Helped us pick out all the  lighting and just made the whole day seem effortless. This was so appreciated as I was pretty stressed out by the time the big day arrived. It was just a great party, which was all we really wanted. We did not want it to feel like a wedding, but more of just a really great party where everyone could have fun and cut lose.

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What did you like most about your wedding?

It was just a perfect day with the people we love most in this world. Just fun and spontaneous feeling, not so stuffy.

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Christina Ketchum

November 27, 2012

 

Bride & Groom

Jeremy & Christina Ketchum

Wedding Date

August 25th 2012

Wedding Location

Le Rivage Hotel & Scott’s Seafood

Photographer

Debbie Brown Photography

How did you and your husband meet?

My sister talked me into joining this website.  You have probably heard of it, Match.com. Luckily Jeremy heard of it and contacted me on Valentine’s day.  About a week later we met for dinner at Rio City Café. We really hit it off and have been growing more in love with each other every since.

Tell us about your dress.

I purchased my dress from David’s Bridal. My wedding dress is an A line satin, beaded and sleeveless dress.

How was your experience with Behind the Scene Sounds?

We had an excellent experience with Behind the Scene Sounds. Our guests were really impressed with the DJ services. They kept the party moving. The guests were entertained with some fun games; key to the grooms heart, pass the buck, and most of all the kissing game. Great music selection and whenever the dance floor got a little lighter they played a good line dance song that brought everyone back out.

What did you like most about working with Behind the Scene Sounds?

Working with Elizabeth and Dee was exciting, fun, entertaining, and professional. We met them at a wedding fair and we were impressed with their lighting and monogram displays. We had two consultations with them where we selected from a well organized list of song titles for various moments during our wedding and rehearsal. They were approachable regarding specific details, changes to our music, and responded quickly to our e-mails. They have a large selection of music that is searchable online, which allowed us to provide input on the song choices for the wedding.

 

What did you like most about your wedding?

The whole wedding was great! Jeremy and I had fun as well as our guests.

Jazman Allen

September 10, 2012

 

Bride & Groom

Jazman & Jerald Allen

Wedding Date

July 14th 2012

Wedding Location

Arden Hills Resort & Spa

Photographer

Lixxim Photography

 

How did you and your husband meet?

My husband and I became acquainted as friends online. We were friends for 4 years before our friendship blossomed into a romantic relationship ordained by God.

Tell us about your wedding dress.

My wedding dress was from the Alfred Angelo Disney Couture collection. The dress was inspired by Belle’s dress in Beauty and the Beast. It is a whimsical corseted bodice with a lace-up back ball gown adorned with Swarovski crystals and intricate beading. I immediately fell in love with the dress before even trying it on. Once I tried on the dress I knew that no other would be as perfect as that dress. It picturesquely captures the essence of fairytale beauty infused with timeless romantic charm.

How was your experience with Behind the Scene Sounds?

Working with Behind the Scene Sounds was absolutely more than we could have EVER imagined. They have set the standard for DJ’s around the world! Our experience was nothing less than superb. From the moment we began planning our wedding they were there to help guide us through our journey. It was such a pleasure to work with Derwin and Elizabeth because they are focused on what we wanted as a couple and bring our vision to life. Not only can we say that our fairytale dream was brought to life but it also far exceeded our expectations. The way they helped coordinate and orchestrate our wedding day was incredible. We could not have chosen a better suited couple than Derwin and Elizabeth. They brought so much class, charm, elegance, intimate ambiance, and fun to our event leaving memories to last beyond our lifetime. Our guests are still raving about how well our DJ’s were. Many have said that they were the best DJ’s they have ever seen and that our wedding will be hard to surpass. Such a high compliment is humbling and we know that we have BTS Sounds to thank for their contribution in making our wedding day unforgettable. Their level of professionalism, attention to detail, and willingness to help past their job titles makes their services well above average. We do hope that we get to work with such a beautiful couple again in the future. This is truly company and couple of class, elegance, and humility.

What did you like most about working with Behind the Scene Sounds?

What we liked most about working with Behind the Scene Sounds was their commitment to excellence and raising the standard. We liked how they made us feel personal as if they were orchestrating this event for family and not just for patrons. Throughout this process they helped us with any and everything we needed, even if it was not in their job description. The candid moments that will never be forgotten were beautifully done by this couple. They are truly a rare find as a DJ/Lighting service and as a couple. We were definitely blessed to have them both share in our special day. They made our wedding much more easy, classic, and stunning!

 

What did you like most about your wedding?

My favorite part our wedding was the beginning to the end. From the broken zippers right before the ceremony to the final couple dance with us being surrounded by our family and friends. It is hard to pick just one moment to be a favorite when each part of the wedding was made memorable and intricately designed for each moment to be a favorite. If I had to choose I would say that our entire wedding day is what I liked most because it will forever be etched in my memory and engraved in my heart. Every single second was a “like most” moment that I can have to cherish for the rest of my entire life.

Rashaunda Harrell

December 12, 2011

 

Bride & Groom

Anthony & Rashaunda Harrell

Wedding Date

July 16th 2011

Wedding Location

Arden Hills Resort & Spa (The Heritage Room) www.ardenhills.net

Photographer

Christopher Kight www.kightphoto.com 

How did you meet your husband?

They say with death comes new life in our case it came with new love. Anthony and I met at a funeral. We exchanged a few words in passing that day but that was it. From that moment we both felt as if we know we had to have the other one in our lives forever. A few weeks later we crossed paths again in a crowded nightclub were we then exchanged phone numbers. Since that day Anthony & I have been inseparable. We have been with one another during some hard times but many joyful occasions as well.

Tell us about your wedding dress.

My wedding dress came form David’s Bridal. I was determined to have my wedding colors included in my wedding dress, so I know my search would be hard and long. I started looking at David’s Bridal and took lots of pictures but continued to look around still taking lots of photos after four dress shops. I looked over all the photos and still fell in love with the first dress I chose from David Bridal.

 

How was your experience with Behind the Scene Sounds?

It was wonderful!! Anthony and I wanted to party all night long and Behind the Scene Sounds made sure that happened. Btssounds helped make our wedding day, OURS. With special touches, such as our voice over for the first dance & my father daughter dance the lights and lastly the monogram all amazing.

What did you like most about working with Behind the Scene Sounds?

I enjoyed the fact Behind the Scene Sounds listened to what  Anthony & I wanted on our day. My guess loved the games we played and the fact they were able to receive the center pieces and sound track of the wedding. It truly was the Best night of our lives.

 

What did you like most about your wedding?

I would have to say the fact my wedding day was a dream comes true all-round. From marring my best friend, to the details of the event coming out the way I wanted them. Lastly, the fact that we had the love and support of more than 260 members of family & friends.

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Nichole Morgan

November 23, 2011

 

Bride & Groom

James & Nichole Morgan

Wedding Date

October 8th 2011

Wedding Location

Courtyard D’Oro www.courtyarddoro.com

Photographer

Robinson Portraits www.robinsonportraits.com

 

How did you meet your husband?

James and I met approximately 20 years ago through mutual friends. We continued to run into each other over the years until 1998 when James moved to San Diego. In 2009, after James moved back to Sacramento a mutual friend invited us both on a trip to San Francisco. Two weeks later I called James and we went on our first official date. A year later he proposed.

Tell us about your dress.

I found my dress after trying on about 6 or 7 dresses that met my “criteria”, however all short of being the “one”. The bridal consultant at the House of Fashion then brought me a dress (that met none of my criteria) and said “just give it a chance”. Well – I fell in love with the Moonlight Bridal dress immediately. From the soft sweetheart neck line, open back, sprinkling of Swarovski crystals and the chiffon train; what is not to love.

 
How was your experience at Behind the Scene Sounds?

When we first met with Behind the Scene Sounds we were asked if we were planning a traditional or non-traditional wedding. Since we waited to get married we had decided on a non-traditional wedding and were looking for ways to make our wedding reflective to whom we are. BTSS listened to our ideas, while getting to know us and eventually making some key suggestions. The final result was an unforgettable wedding that our guests have not stopped talking about.

What did you like most about working with Behind the Scene Sounds?

As promised BTSS was with us from the time we first met to the time the wedding ended. Dee and Elizabeth kept the wedding on schedule and the guest entertained throughout the night. Several guests have told us that they wished that they could have stayed longer and couldn’t wait to see what was next. We can’t thank BTSS enough for helping to make our wedding memorable.

 What did you like most about your wedding?

Walking into the courtyard and seeing my husband-to-be for the first time surrounded by our closest friends and family. It was truly amazing to see all of the details come together and to spend the day with those we love.

The Knot 2012 Best of Weddings Winner! Behind the Scene Sounds DJ and lighting service.

November 22, 2011

Behind the Scene Sounds is so happy to be voted The Knot 2012 Best of Weddings. We’d like to thank all our clients who reviewed us on The Knot and voted for us. It’s so nice to be rewarded for something we love to do. Thanks!

Danielle Harris

November 8, 2011

 

Bride & Groom

Danielle & Kevin Harris

Wedding Date

October 1st 2011

Wedding Location (reception)

Holiday Inn Express Elk Grove www.hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/elk-grove/egvca/hoteldetail

Photographer

JAZPHOTOstudio http://www.jazphotostudio.com

 

How did you meet your husband?

We worked together at Parks and Recreation. I remember him on the day I went in for my interview. My first impression was he wasn’t a morning person. I think the first time he remembers meeting me was on my first day of work. He didn’t think I was too friendly because I wasn’t being to social because I was in training. Needless to say it’s not always the first impression that counts because it’s the last impression that is stamp on your heart forever! He became a great friend, then boyfriend, fiancé & husband, but most of all my soul mate.

Tell us about your dress.

After trying a whole bunch of dresses I finally found the one I felt most comfortable with and had a little bit of everything I like in each dress I tried on. I got it from David’s Bridal. I do suggest that all brides should bring a camera with them. The first time I went and tried on dresses I fell in love with this dress that was way over priced. However, it was my wedding day and when I went back I was prepared to pay the cost for the dress I like, that was until my mom busted out her camera and when I look at it thru the camera I hated it! So I highly recommend cameras. The dress I went with had everything I wanted. Buttons on the neck of the halter, sprinkles, a little lace. Since I’m a shoe girl I have to mention I didn’t go with the traditional white shoes (one because I never would wear a white shoe again), instead I went with Blue to match my bridemaid’s dresses and for my something blue. It turned out nice with the dress!

How was your experience at Behind the Scene Sounds?

It was amazing! They did an awesome job! They kept the party going! We wanted our reception to be up beat and exciting. We wanted it to be a party were we could final sit back relax and have fun. They provided just that. We were very impressed with the light show! They turned an ordinary room into magic. All the feedback we got in regards to our wonderful DJ was very positive. They all stated the DJ was a lot of fun and made the wedding special.

 

What did you like most about working with Behind the Scene Sounds?

There professionalism and there family friendly costumer service. We liked how they met with us a few times before the wedding to make sure they followed thru with what we wanted and didn’t want.

What did you like most about your wedding?

When I walked down the aisle and saw the impression on my husband face, when we said I do, and when we danced the night away in celebration. Really every moment was one I will always remember.

 

Mallory Power

September 21, 2011

Bride & Groom

Mallory & Steven Power

Wedding Date

July 30th 2011

Wedding Location (ceremony/reception)

Zephyr Cove Lodge, Lake Tahoe, Nevada www.zephyrcove.com

Photographer

A Moment of Joy Photography www.amomentofjoyphotography.com

 

How did you and your husband meet?

Steve and I met at L Wine Bar on a blind date. We talked for 3 hours about our interests, hobbies and families. After the date I called my best friend and said, “I should probably marry him, but maybe I should get to know him better first.” One year later Steve proposed and I am married to my best friend and love of my life.

Tell us about your dress.

I found my dress at Alfred Angelo. It was the third store I tried on dresses. I knew I wanted a strapless dress but other than that minor detail I just knew I had to try them on to know if it was “the one”. My dress was an ivory sweetheart neckline with lace up back. My favorite part was the beading and adornments on the bustline. My dad helped choose the belt which we had sewn on to the dress during alterations. This helped make the dress custom for me. I loved the bottom of my dress because it was different than any other dress I had ever seen. My swarovski veil and red shoes completed the look. I wanted to look classy but with a fun twist.

  

How was your experience at Behind the Scene Sounds?

Behind the Scene Sounds made every effort to get to know my husband and I. Elizabeth & Dee met with us on three separate occasions to discuss plans for the wedding. They welcomed us into their home. They made sure to take into account all of our wants and needs. They are such an amazing MC and DJ team. We couldn’t imagine working with anyone else. It made us feel good to know we were working with a husband and wife team. Our wedding was as important to them as it was for us. They customized our music, lighting and announcements. They went above and beyond what you might expect from a DJ. They also traveled to Lake Tahoe.

 

What did you like most about working with Behind the Scene Sounds?

Behind the Scene Sounds made our wedding so fun! We loved the way Dee interacted with our guests. There was never a dull moment. He really kept the energy going and helped us stay on a time schedule. The lighting and photo booth that they set up made our wedding magical. Elizabeth was awesome at keeping the music going. We continue to receive compliments on our DJ and MC.

 

 What did you like most about your wedding?
We loved the opportunity to share a beautiful evening with all of our family and friends! What began as a torrential downpour turned into gorgeous sunshine and a beautiful blue Lake Tahoe background. I love how our wedding had special details that represented us. We had a candy bar, photo booth, surprise games for guests, custom wine and water bottle labels and matches that said “I’ve Met My Match”. It’s true, I’ve met my match and the most wonderful part of the entire day was becoming Mrs. Power and marrying the love of my life! I can’t wait to start our life together as husband and wife!
 

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