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The most respected personality Disc Jockey in CT, celebrating over 30 years in the DJ Entertainment Business, with unsurpassed elegance, class and style. When your Wedding entertainment must have amazing music, has to be fun, organized and professional, then experience the difference with Atmosphere Productions Professional Mobile DJ Service ~ Your Reception Entertainment Director.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Testimonial: Erika and Paul


Testimonials are so important. We greatly appreciate and value your feedback! Thanks Erika and Paul, it was an honor to get this wonderful testimonial about your special day.


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Atmosphere Productions LLC is a CT Wedding DJ, providing professional mobile entertainment service, Music, Reception Entertainment Directors, MC and DJ’s primarily for Weddings in the Greater Hartford area but throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and in the New England area.


Specializing in wedding disc jockey entertainment, radio and club dj’s, corporate and business events, photo booth rentals, ceremony musicians, strolling violinist, guitarist, cocktail and chamber musicians, custom lighting, custom song editing and voice-over services.


For further information visit our website at www.atmosphere-productions.com

Contact us TODAY for FREE information.


DJ Sam

Sylvester Samuels

Reception Entertainment Director

As featured in Eric and Amanda’s winning wedding on the season finale of TLC’s TV

“FOUR WEDDINGS”



Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014-2017, Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011-2013 and Gold Rated Awards™ 2011-2013


Atmosphere Productions LLC

Professional Disc Jockey Entertainment

PO Box 330303

West Hartford, CT 06133-0303

Phone: 860.231.7141

Skype: atmosphereproductions

Celebrating over 30 Years in the Wedding/DJ/Entertainment Music Business

Member of The DJ Network

Member of The West Hartford, CT Chamber of Commerce

Member of The Association of Professional Entertainers

DJ Times ~ Mobile DJ Of The Month

Former WKND Radio Air-Personality


Copyright © 2017 Atmosphere Productions™ LLC All Rights Reserved.



Testimonial: Erika and Paul

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Top 15 Greatest Sports Anthems Ever


Many of our clients like to use sports anthems for their wedding reception music introductions.  We’ve put together a list of the Top 15.  Did your song make the list?  


  1. QUEEN, “WE WILL ROCK YOU” (1977)

  2. GUNS N’ ROSES, “WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE” (1987)

  3. NAUGHTY BY NATURE, “HIP HOP HOORAY” (1993)

  4. ZOMBIE NATION, “KERNKRAFT 400” (1999)

  5. THE WHITE STRIPES, “SEVEN NATION ARMY” (2003)

  6. SURVIVOR, “EYE OF THE TIGER” (1982)

  7. GARY GLITTER, “ROCK & ROLL PART II” (1972)

  8. HOUSE OF PAIN, “JUMP AROUND” (1992)

  9. OZZY OSBOURNE, “CRAZY TRAIN” (1981)

  10. 2 UNLIMITED, “GET READY FOR THIS” (1991)

  11. EMINEM, “LOSE YOURSELF” (2002)

  12. DJ SNAKE & LIL JON, “TURN DOWN FOR WHAT” (2013)

  13. THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT, “SIRIUS” (1982)

  14. TAG TEAM, “WHOOMP! (THERE IT IS)” (1992)

  15. AC/DC, “THUNDERSTRUCK” (1990)

Check out the entire Billboard Top 100 Greatest Jock Jams of All Time


Atmosphere Productions LLC is a CT Wedding DJ, providing professional mobile entertainment service, Music, Reception Entertainment Directors, MC and DJ’s primarily for Weddings in the Greater Hartford area but throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and in the New England area.


Specializing in wedding disc jockey entertainment, radio and club dj’s, corporate and business events, photo booth rentals, ceremony musicians, strolling violinist, guitarist, cocktail and chamber musicians, custom lighting, custom song editing and voice-over services.


For further information visit our website at www.atmosphere-productions.com

Contact us TODAY for FREE information.


DJ Sam

Sylvester Samuels

Reception Entertainment Director

As featured in Eric and Amanda’s winning wedding on the season finale of TLC’s TV

“FOUR WEDDINGS”



Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014-2017, Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011-2013 and Gold Rated Awards™ 2011-2013


Atmosphere Productions LLC

Professional Disc Jockey Entertainment

PO Box 330303

West Hartford, CT 06133-0303

Phone: 860.231.7141

Skype: atmosphereproductions

Celebrating over 30 Years in the Wedding/DJ/Entertainment Music Business

Member of The DJ Network

Member of The West Hartford, CT Chamber of Commerce

Member of The Association of Professional Entertainers

DJ Times ~ Mobile DJ Of The Month

Former WKND Radio Air-Personality


Copyright © 2017 Atmosphere Productions™ LLC All Rights Reserved.



Top 15 Greatest Sports Anthems Ever

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Wedding Reception - 42 Questions to ask the Reception Site Manager By Cori Locklin



When reviewing wedding reception sites, it helps to come equipped with the questions you need answered before making your decision. Here is what you will need to find out from your reception site manager:


Cost Involved:


First and foremost—you will need to determine the cost of holding your wedding reception at the site. Sounds like a given, right? You will discover that most reception sites break down their costs differently, and what may seem to be less expensive may wind up more costly once all of the figures are totaled. Avoid confusion by requesting an itemized list of fees—or take this one with you—and tally the costs of each fee and service you will most likely use for your event. (Have an idea of your guest count beforehand—this will influence the estimated costs) Then you can compare your lists to accurately determine which site is the most cost effective for your needs.


Already confused? Not to worry—we have compiled a complete list of typical costs and fees charged by wedding reception sites. If the facility does not provide one of these services, such as an onsite caterer, factor in the estimated cost of contracting the service from an outside vendor when tallying your total expenses.


Questions to ask:


  • What is the facility rental fee?

  • What is the cost—for food? (sites typically offer more than one menu package; determine which menu package you will most likely utilize for your wedding reception—and use that amount in determining your estimate.)

  • What is the cost—for beverage? (save time by having an idea of what beverage package you would like to serve, whether a full bar, limited bar or non-alcoholic bar)

  • If you can hold your ceremony on site, what is the ceremony fee?

  • What is the set-up/break-down fee? (some sites charge per chair, others charge a lump sum)

  • What is the staffing fee? (including bartenders, waiters etc.)

  • What is the overtime fee?

  • Is there a fee for security personnel?

  • Is there a fee for parking or valets?

 


Packages:


Just when you think you’ve got a handle on the costs involved in renting a reception site, a facility offers a complete wedding package. Wedding packages can be both cost-effective and convenient, as long as you take care to inquire about exactly what is and what is not included in the package.


Also remember to inquire about the exact descriptions of the items included in the package. For instance—if you have your heart set on an elaborately adorned 5 tiered fondant cake and the package only offers your basic buttercream—the package may not be for you – no matter what the potential savings.


Ask the site manager:


  • What is included in the wedding package? Make sure all the basics are included:

  • Facility Rental?

  • Food and Beverage?

  • Ceremony on site?

  • Set up and Break down?

  • Staffing?

Other items that may or may not be included:


  • Cake? (if so, how many does it serve? Can you customize the design?)

  • Flowers? (does the package include all floral, or just buffet arrangements or bouquets? Can you customize the arrangements or do they only come in standard varieties?)

  • Linens? (what do they look like? How many?)

  • Is purchasing the wedding package a requirement? (Many facilities allow brides the option of purchasing the entire package, purchasing a partial package and eliminating specific items or foregoing the wedding package altogether.)

 


Services:


Determine what essential services the reception site provides and what you must contract from an outside vendor:


  • Is there an in-house caterer or a list of preferred caterers? If so, are they the exclusive caterers, or can you provide your own?

  • Are there on-site kitchen facilities? (off-site caterers will charge extra if they have to bring their own stoves and refrigerators)

  • Does the reception site have a list of recommended vendors?

  • Can you hold your ceremony on site? If not, are there suitable locations nearby?

  • Does the reception site provide staff such as an on-site coordinator, waiters and bartenders?

  • Does the reception site provide items such as tables, chairs, plates and glasses? (remember, renting these things yourself can drive up costs)

  • Does the reception site provide adequate parking space or valets? What are the costs involved?

  • Does the reception site provide on-site security. What are the costs involved?

 


Amenities:


  • Some important extras that may help you determine the perfect venue for your wedding reception:

  • Are there changing rooms for the bridal party?

  • Does the facility provide guest accommodations or are their convenient locations nearby?

  • Is there a bar area or can one be set up?

  • Are there picturesque locations for photo opportunities? Both inside and out?

  • Is there a dance floor?

  • Are there sufficient restroom facilities?

  • Is there, or can you set up, a coat room?

  • Is the facility in a desirable location? Consider the view and any potential noise interruptions. Is it easy to get to? Is it close to any nearby attractions? (keep your guests entertained for the entire weekend!)

 


Terms:


Don’t forget the conditions of the contract! Make sure it meets your needs.


  • What is the length of the facility rental? Is there an overtime fee if your wedding reception lasts longer?

  • Do you have use of the entire reception site? If not – what areas can your party use?

  • What is the deposit and when is the remainder due?

  • What is the cancellation policy?

  • Does the site have any music or noise restrictions?

  • Are there any decorating restrictions?

  • Will there be another party during, before or after yours? If so, how will this affect your event?

 


Cori Locklin is editor-in-chief for Elegala Magazine. Elegala is a new wedding planning resource offering the most comprehensive portfolio of superior wedding reception sites and wedding services, along with planning tips, photo galleries and checklists to keep brides in-the-know on today’s wedding trends and styles.


Atmosphere Productions LLC is a CT Wedding DJ, providing professional mobile entertainment service, Music, Reception Entertainment Directors, MC and DJ’s primarily for Weddings in the Greater Hartford area but throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and in the New England area.


Specializing in wedding disc jockey entertainment, radio and club dj’s, corporate and business events, photo booth rentals, ceremony musicians, strolling violinist, guitarist, cocktail and chamber musicians, custom lighting, custom song editing and voice-over services.


For further information visit our website at www.atmosphere-productions.com

Contact us TODAY for FREE information.


DJ Sam

Sylvester Samuels

Reception Entertainment Director

As featured in Eric and Amanda’s winning wedding on the season finale of TLC’s TV

“FOUR WEDDINGS”



Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014-2017, Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011-2013 and Gold Rated Awards™ 2011-2013


Atmosphere Productions LLC

Professional Disc Jockey Entertainment

PO Box 330303

West Hartford, CT 06133-0303

Phone: 860.231.7141

Skype: atmosphereproductions

Celebrating over 30 Years in the Wedding/DJ/Entertainment Music Business

Member of The DJ Network

Member of The West Hartford, CT Chamber of Commerce

Member of The Association of Professional Entertainers

DJ Times ~ Mobile DJ Of The Month

Former WKND Radio Air-Personality


Copyright © 2017 Atmosphere Productions™ LLC All Rights Reserved.



Wedding Reception - 42 Questions to ask the Reception Site Manager By Cori Locklin

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Real Weddings - Sofia & Ryan - Brignole Vineyards, East Granby, CT


One of the great pleasures of entertaining at wedding receptions is working with awesome couples…..Sofia & Ryan were just that!  They knew EXACTLY what they wanted and we knew EXACTLY how to pull it off without a hitch.  We worked with Ariel and the staff at Brignole Vineyards plus the catering crew from the Log Cabin.  Sofia & Ryan wanted to waste no time, so right after the First Dance we kicked into high gear and packed the dance floor before dinner.  You know a FUN time was had by all!!


Sofia & Ryan’s Introduction Music:

Chris Brown – Forever


Sofia & Ryan’s First Dance:

Sleeping At Last – Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic


Sofia and her Fathers Song:

Merle Haggard – Thank Heaven For Little Girls


Ryan and his Mothers Song:

Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World


Sofia & Ryan’s Last Dance:

Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This


Songs That Rocked The Dance Floor at Sofia & Ryan’s Wedding:

Sister Sledge – We Are Family

Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe

Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer – Give Me Everything

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber – Despacito (Remix)

Montel Jordan – This Is How We Do It

Mark Morrison – Return Of The Mack

Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline

Swedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child

Otis Day and the Knights – Shout


Pictures provided by Keeley from Moffitt Photography – THANKS!!












Atmosphere Productions LLC is a CT Wedding DJ, providing professional mobile entertainment service, Music, Reception Entertainment Directors, MC and DJ’s primarily for Weddings in the Greater Hartford area but throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and in the New England area.


Specializing in wedding disc jockey entertainment, radio and club dj’s, corporate and business events, photo booth rentals, ceremony musicians, strolling violinist, guitarist, cocktail and chamber musicians, custom lighting, custom song editing and voice-over services.


For further information visit our website at www.atmosphere-productions.com

Contact us TODAY for FREE information.


DJ Sam

Sylvester Samuels

Reception Entertainment Director

As featured in Eric and Amanda’s winning wedding on the season finale of TLC’s TV

“FOUR WEDDINGS”



Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014-2017, Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011-2013 and Gold Rated Awards™ 2011-2013


Atmosphere Productions LLC

Professional Disc Jockey Entertainment

PO Box 330303

West Hartford, CT 06133-0303

Phone: 860.231.7141

Skype: atmosphereproductions

Celebrating over 30 Years in the Wedding/DJ/Entertainment Music Business

Member of The DJ Network

Member of The West Hartford, CT Chamber of Commerce

Member of The Association of Professional Entertainers

DJ Times ~ Mobile DJ Of The Month

Former WKND Radio Air-Personality


Copyright © 2017 Atmosphere Productions™ LLC All Rights Reserved.



Real Weddings - Sofia & Ryan - Brignole Vineyards, East Granby, CT

Saturday, November 11, 2017

The Magic of Lighting For Your Wedding


Lighting can create very unique and unforgettable effects. The facility that you are having your wedding is beautiful. The thing is – once it gets dark, it takes on a whole other look. It’s kind of dark and not really romantic. White holiday lights on the fake ficus trees just don’t cut it. What can you do? Candle light is great, but it only goes so far in setting the mode.


Dance floor lighting is one way to bring a new feel to a facility, but if you’re not into making your wedding look like a night club, then maybe a more theatrical feel to the lighting is in order.



Don’t forget to illuminate your cake or lighting behind your Sweetheart of Head Table – it’ll enhance your pictures and your photographer will capture better pictures.


This is possible through the magic of LED driven lighting effects. Ask us about the many lighting possibilities.



Atmosphere Productions LLC is a CT Wedding DJ, providing professional mobile entertainment service, Music, Reception Entertainment Directors, MC and DJ’s primarily for Weddings in the Greater Hartford area but throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and in the New England area.


Specializing in wedding disc jockey entertainment, radio and club dj’s, corporate and business events, photo booth rentals, ceremony musicians, strolling violinist, guitarist, cocktail and chamber musicians, custom lighting, custom song editing and voice-over services.


For further information visit our website at www.atmosphere-productions.com

Contact us TODAY for FREE information.


DJ Sam

Sylvester Samuels

Reception Entertainment Director

As featured in Eric and Amanda’s winning wedding on the season finale of TLC’s TV

“FOUR WEDDINGS”



Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014-2017, Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011-2013 and Gold Rated Awards™ 2011-2013


Atmosphere Productions LLC

Professional Disc Jockey Entertainment

PO Box 330303

West Hartford, CT 06133-0303

Phone: 860.231.7141

Skype: atmosphereproductions

Celebrating over 30 Years in the Wedding/DJ/Entertainment Music Business

Member of The DJ Network

Member of The West Hartford, CT Chamber of Commerce

Member of The Association of Professional Entertainers

DJ Times ~ Mobile DJ Of The Month

Former WKND Radio Air-Personality


Copyright © 2017 Atmosphere Productions™ LLC All Rights Reserved.



The Magic of Lighting For Your Wedding

Saturday, November 4, 2017

21 Unforgettable Hip-Hop Classics


Most of today’s rap and hip-hop music is not playable or even appropriate for weddings.  I remember a time when you could drop the latest rap track AND rock the dance floor with the Bride & Groom, Parents ….and Grandma!  Let’s jump in the wayback machine and check out some of my favorite old skool hip-hop and rap tracks:


  1. Mo Money Mo Problems – The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Puff Daddy & Mase

  2. Now That We Found Love – Heavy D

  3. Summertime – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

  4. Juicy – The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Total

  5. Gin & Juice – Snoop Dogg

  6. Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) – Jay-Z

  7. It Was A Good Day – Ice Cube

  8. Gangsta’s Paradise – Coolio feat. LV

  9. Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-A-Lot

  10. Mama Said Knock You Out  – LL Cool J

  11. Nuthin’ But A G Thang – Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg

  12. U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer

  13. O.P.P. – Naughty By Nature

  14. Hypnotize – The Notorious B.I.G

  15. The Humpty Dance – Digital Underground

  16. Regulate – Warren G feat. Nate Dogg

  17. Jump Around – House Of Pain

  18. Hip Hop Hooray – Naughty By Nature

  19. Whatta Man – Salt-N-Pepa ft. En Vogue

  20. Still Not A Player – Big Punisher feat. Joe

  21. California Love – Tupac feat. Dr. Dre

Atmosphere Productions LLC is a CT Wedding DJ, providing professional mobile entertainment service, Music, Reception Entertainment Directors, MC and DJ’s primarily for Weddings in the Greater Hartford area but throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and in the New England area.


Specializing in wedding disc jockey entertainment, radio and club dj’s, corporate and business events, photo booth rentals, ceremony musicians, strolling violinist, guitarist, cocktail and chamber musicians, custom lighting, custom song editing and voice-over services.


For further information visit our website at www.atmosphere-productions.com

Contact us TODAY for FREE information.


DJ Sam

Sylvester Samuels

Reception Entertainment Director

As featured in Eric and Amanda’s winning wedding on the season finale of TLC’s TV

“FOUR WEDDINGS”



Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014-2017, Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011-2013 and Gold Rated Awards™ 2011-2013


Atmosphere Productions LLC

Professional Disc Jockey Entertainment

PO Box 330303

West Hartford, CT 06133-0303

Phone: 860.231.7141

Skype: atmosphereproductions

Celebrating over 30 Years in the Wedding/DJ/Entertainment Music Business

Member of The DJ Network

Member of The West Hartford, CT Chamber of Commerce

Member of The Association of Professional Entertainers

DJ Times ~ Mobile DJ Of The Month

Former WKND Radio Air-Personality


Copyright © 2017 Atmosphere Productions™ LLC All Rights Reserved.



21 Unforgettable Hip-Hop Classics

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Multi-Cultural Marriage Customs by Roseann Benson


With close to two million Multi-Cultural marriages in the U.S, it is apparent that people are not letting the differences in culture hold them back from falling in love.  Increasing rates of immigration result in growing populations of minorities within many large cities, offering a whole new spectrum to the selection process of dating.


Multi-Cultural Marriage Customs is a fascinating collection of global wedding traditions that range from practical to whimsical. This fun and informative read will serve as reference material for years to come.


Roseann Benson specializes in nonfiction writing, loves traveling, and enjoys learning about other cultures. In the publishing world, Ms. Benson has contributed story ideas to Asian Boston, content comments to Cadogan Guides, and articles for Salem News. She was an editor of and a contributor to “Automation in Proteomics and Genomics: An Engineering Case-Based Problem Solving Approach” and the author of “101 Puppy-Buying Tips,” a 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist. Her formal credentials include a Clarkson University Chemical Engineering bachelor’s degree, a Nova Southeastern executive MBA, and a Harvard Certificate in Administration and Management.


Multi-Cultural Marriage Customs, now in it’s Second Edition, is available from Amazon Books


Atmosphere Productions LLC is a CT Wedding DJ, providing professional mobile entertainment service, Music, Reception Entertainment Directors, MC and DJ’s primarily for Weddings in the Greater Hartford area but throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and in the New England area.


Specializing in wedding disc jockey entertainment, radio and club dj’s, corporate and business events, photo booth rentals, ceremony musicians, strolling violinist, guitarist, cocktail and chamber musicians, custom lighting, custom song editing and voice-over services.


For further information visit our website at www.atmosphere-productions.com

Contact us TODAY for FREE information.


DJ Sam

Sylvester Samuels

Reception Entertainment Director

As featured in Eric and Amanda’s winning wedding on the season finale of TLC’s TV

“FOUR WEDDINGS”



Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014-2017, Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011-2013 and Gold Rated Awards™ 2011-2013


Atmosphere Productions LLC

Professional Disc Jockey Entertainment

PO Box 330303

West Hartford, CT 06133-0303

Phone: 860.231.7141

Skype: atmosphereproductions

Celebrating over 30 Years in the Wedding/DJ/Entertainment Music Business

Member of The DJ Network

Member of The West Hartford, CT Chamber of Commerce

Member of The Association of Professional Entertainers

DJ Times ~ Mobile DJ Of The Month

Former WKND Radio Air-Personality


Copyright © 2017 Atmosphere Productions™ LLC All Rights Reserved.



Multi-Cultural Marriage Customs by Roseann Benson

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