Arianna brings Charizma to Molly and Jeremy’s wedding

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Molly and Jeremy had to make a million and one decisions before they said “I do” – Where should the reception be? What kind of food should we serve? What colors? What sights? What sounds? Luckily for us, the LAST thing they had to worry about was the entertainment for the evening. Arianna rocked out at Belvedere Banquets in Elk Grove Illinois for a beautiful night to remember. The crowd was electric and full of energy, and deserved nothing but the best Charizma has to offer. The room was warm and beautiful, the guests were smiling and happy, and most importantly, Molly and Jeremy were nothing short of blown away.

If you’re planning on getting married, or know someone who is, make sure to suggest Belvedere Banquets as a party destination, and of course, Charizma as the entertainment! (only if you want a fantastic party, of course)

We know you always have a choice when it comes to entertainment, and reading blogs, so we thank you from the bottom of our collective hearts for choosing Charizma! We promise you won’t be disappointed.

We are a WeddingWire Couples’ Choice 2014 Award Winner!

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Chicago, IL – January 22, 2014 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, named Charizma Entertainment as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014 for DJ/Entertainment in Chicago!

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.

While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Charizma Entertainment. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

“There’s no better way to start the year than by honoring the hard work, commitment and success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “It is exciting to celebrate a sixth year recognizing businesses whose clients believe they are committed to quality, professionalism and all around top-notch service. We are honored to recognize Charizma Entertainment for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry.”

As a Couples’ Choice Awards™ winner, Charizma Entertainment is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout North America and abroad.

Charizma Entertainment is proud to be one of the top DJs in Chicago in the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding sites such as WeddingWire, Project Wedding,, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014.

For more information about Charizma Entertainment weddings & to read what our clients say about us, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at

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One of the best parts about Charizma Entertainment is the people we connect with and the events that we are hired to do for them. When I saw Jodie at the Windy City Wedding Show it was a reunion filled with hugs and smiles.  Jodie and I met years before as she hired mr to emcee her son’s Bar Mitzvah in 1999.  Now, she and her fiancé Guy where looking for DJ entertainment that fit their style and personality.  Once we reconnection at the wedding show and she realized that I also do many weddings, it was a natural fit!   The wedding and reception was held at the famed Signature Room in Chicago. Located atop the John Hancock Center, The Signature Room at the 95th® offers diners exquisite food, superb service, and a dazzling skyline view. The elegant wood designs and art deco interior create an inviting and intimate atmosphere, while the floor-to-ceiling windows exhibit the stunning Chicago skyline and 360 degree views of the entire city. With this amazing view and atmosphere we chose to illuminate the room with wireless LED lighting to give the room a pop of color and to add the element of fun for dancing later in the evening. The ceremony was performed by a close friend of  Jodie & Guy’s with the musical backdrop of a cellist and singer. The cocktail reception was held in the same room so we were ready to go with the music format of the rat pack, Motown and 70’s. As we moved into dinner Jodie wanted to ensure that the mood was set for everyone to dance when dinner was done, so our transition started half way through dinner with some selections that got her friends and family singing and bouncing around in their seats. Jodie and Guy opened the dancing with their first dance “You Are The Best Thing”  by Ray LaMontagne – love that song!  From there:  Earth Wind and Fire, AC/DC, Robin Thicke and the Cha Cha slide the evening progressed flawlessly. And I had the honor of dancing with Jodie several times throughout the evening, and to see the smile on her face made me even happier to know that we had accomplished our goal for the evening.  At the end of the reception I took a moment before loading out my equipment to look at my city, Lake Shore Drive, and this night was beautiful.

Click for a video highlight of Jodie & Guy’s beautiful reception:

Charizma Entertainment – Chicago Wedding DJs – Emcee Marz at The Signature Room from Charizma Entertainment

Charizma Weddings: Enchanting. Refined. Innovative.

The unique talents of our Emcees & DJs and years of experience in the Chicago special event industry allow us to weave a thread of magic around your wedding reception. We work closely with the bride and groom to select music and shape a timeline of the evening that reflects the couple’s vision and leaves guests enamored.

Spontaneous Perfection.  Our unique brand of wedding entertainment is meticulously planned and exuberantly delivered.


How Pinteresting!

Today is December 26th.  My Pinterest followers has increased by 17% today {yes, I absolutely keep track of these things} – and all of my new followers are re-pinning from my wedding boards.  A little bling under your tree?  Welcome brand new brides.

When I got married I had stacks and stacks of wedding magazines, ripped pages, notes and ideas in THE BINDER.  The all knowing, idea-bursting binder.  Today’s bride has taken to Pinterest for inspiration and organization.  How great right?  The binder gets to come along on her phone or laptop for easy-planning at work or in bed.

I update the Charizma Entertainment Pinterest boards everyday.  Ok, usually multiple times a day.  Weddings, mitzvahs, birthdays, colors, food and a little fun.  Click over for some Pinspiration.

– amy

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