I just wanted to say thank you SO much for DJ-ing our wedding. You were ABSOLUTELY AWESOME! You kept everyone dancing all night, which is what I really wanted..A BIG DANCE PARTY. The night was so memorable and I just can’t wait to see video of everyone having a blast. You were so easy to work with and it really shows that you have fun doing what you do. Thank you sooo much! You helped to make our wedding the most PERFECT AND FUN NIGHT OF OUR LIVES.”
– All the best, Amy & Steve
DJ Shelly was AMAZING! Our wedding was on October 28th, 2017, at a vineyard in Lewes, DE. We asked for MODERN AMBIENT BEATS during the cocktail hour and asked her to use her own judgment of the crowd the rest of the evening for dancing; she KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK!!! Everyone loved her and complimented us on how FUN the night was. She also went above and beyond by coordinating with our bagpipers for what wound up being an amazingly majestic and memorable processional. You WILL NOT be disappointed if you hire her.”
-Thanks DJ Shelly for a great night!! -Ryan & Jeremy
“DJ Shelly was ALL I EVER ASKED FOR, and more. She was upbeat, and interacted with guests of all ages, races, and religions. We had a Jewish wedding, with a Christian Groom & his family. All was very entertaining and very non-judgmental. We would recommend DJ Shelly 1,000 percent.”
-Marley & Darius
“Inho and I truly enjoyed our wedding day all thanks to DJ Shelly. I know everyone had a great time and the MUSIC was ON POINT. It was AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE to have worked with your company (ECE) and with DJ Shelly. I will definitely recommend her to my friends preparing for their own wedding. Thank you very much again from the bottom of our hearts. We had an AMAZING WEDDING DAY all thanks to many dedicated professionals like DJ Shelly.”
– Inho & Jean Cho
“Michelle Lee, We just wanted to send a note to let you know how AWESOME & FUN you made our wedding! Almost two months later, and our guests are still talking about what a GREAT PARTY we had. Thanks for bringing all of your talent and energy, it really made a difference in our wedding. We will remember the fun we had for the REST OF OUR LIVES.”
– All our love & THANKS!!! Rachel & Pete
“Thank you again for all you did to make the day so special!! Everyone we talked to RAVED about you!!” – Jen Colletta, Editor of the Philadelphia Gay News. Hear what Jen had to say about us in her PGN wedding blog called, “Before The Bells”.
“Michelle was wonderful to work with. From the first consultation, I knew WE MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE. She was so helpful, knowledgeable and responsive to our (crazy) requests. She DJ’d the BEST DANCE PARTY I could ever hope for. She was AWESOME! My mom also mentioned how great the sound setup was for the ceremony. She said she often has issues hearing the vows during weddings, but it was PERFECT for ours. I could not have been happier with everything she did for us.”
“Throughout the entire wedding, her MC skills were classy and upbeat. She perfectly set the tone for our style.”
“Hi Shelley and Rachael, Just wanted to reach out and thank you again for an AMAZING NIGHT on Saturday. We seriously had SO MUCH FUN! So many wedding guests told us what a blast they had, and that the music and atmosphere set the tone. Shelley thanks for rocking the house, and Rachael thanks for bearing with us and getting what I’m sure are a lot of great shots. 🙂 I can’t wait to see the pix!”
-Melissa & Jean
“I can’t say enough good things about DJ Shelly. I got married in a unique location where everyone sat in different rooms. I was nervous about how the night would flow, I really wanted everyone to be on the dance floor having fun. I couldn’t have imagined a better wedding, EVERYONE DANCED ALL NIGHT. I have never been at a wedding where everyone was on the dance floor. It was truly AMAZING and everyone had so much fun. She made sure everything went according to plan all evening and checked in with me periodically to see if I needed anything. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND DJ Shelly to anyone looking to have an amazing event and not worry about a thing throughout the process.”
– Kara & Ryan
DJ Shelly MADE our wedding. I’m not exaggerating. First and foremost, Shelly was so EASY and ACCOMMODATING. She visited us twice at our apartment to review our expectations and ideas and even met us at our wedding venue a few weeks prior to the wedding to test out sound since the Race Street Pier isn’t a traditional location. Once the reception started, Shelly and Nate GOT THE PARTY GOING AND KEPT IT GOING NON-STOP, even using social media for interactions with the guests, a number of them went out of their way to tell us about how much they loved Shelly and the FUN VIBE she created! Between her ENERGETIC and ENGAGING personality and her SKILL and KNOWLEDGE of music and DJ-ing, Shelly was THE PERFECT CHOICE for our wedding. DJ Shelly is the absolute best.”
– Julie & Andrew.
We had a BLAST at the wedding! DeeJay Shelly seriously ROCKED the DANCE FLOOR and played all of our song selections. We really felt the LOVE & ENERGY in the room. DeeJay Shelly was a huge help with everything. We are so glad we chose her as our wedding DJ!!”
– Lisa & Dustin
“DJ Shellie was THE BEST! She took over the event and made sure everything was PERFECT! I’m so glad we found her. All our guests commented on how GREAT the DJ was. We can’t put a price on how much Michelle offers. Michelle- Jean and I had the BEST TIME OF OUR LIVES and you made it happen. Thank you so much for all that you did. THANKS!!!!”
– Zelma & Jean
“DJ Shelly & Nathan, Thank you for making our reception a TRUE CELEBRATION and PARTY. Your ENERGY and LOVE for people truly brought out the best in everybody. You both were wonderful to work with. We knew we made the right decision after our first meeting. We can’t thank you enough. All of our guests keep telling us that it was the BEST WEDDING they have ever been too. Thanks for making our day PERFECT with all you both did.”
– Love Robert and Kelsey
Dear Michelle Lee,
We received so many compliments about Rachael. Numerous guests commented how the photographer was so easy to work with while taking photos. They loved her professional, happy and adorable demeanor. With over 250 guests, we were very concerned it would be difficult to get people together for group pictures. Rachael did an amazing job of helping to organize everyone, and capture the pictures which really meant the most to us. Many guests complimented she was one of best photographers they’ve ever seen.
As far as the mimes and paparazzi, we haven’t stopped receiving calls about how much everyone absolutely LOVED them! Thank you for a fun and unique wedding!”
– Thank you! Jerry and Michael
“Hey Shelly! I can’t even express how AWESOME last night was! You guys killed it! THANK YOU so so much!! It was seriously THE BEST WEDDING EVER.”
– Jacki McCabe
Shelly, things have finally settled down and I just wanted to give you a VERY BIG THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts. You and Marcella for such an OUTSTANDING job of being our DJ. You two really brought the party to light and you are just outstanding. There are enough words to express our appreciation. You made the whole event so easy that we would love to do it again. THANKS Shelly”
-Again from the bottom of our hearts Thank You so very much. hugs….Tom & Mario
“Michelle Lee, Thanks so much for the GREAT MUSIC, GREAT PARTY atmosphere, and all your hard work!” – Jim & Chris
We used Sounds By Shelly for our wedding reception and it was PERFECT She took the time to meet with us prior and in person to sit down and FULLY UNDERSTAND what WE wanted. We had a LARGE BRIDAL PARTY (36 people) and she was very PROFESSIONAL and FUN and took on the challenge of a large group. She was open to our UNIQUE ideas. She was able to captivate our guests and get them on the dance floor. We highly recommend her.”
– Lucia & Tom.
“You played music THE WHOLE GROUP wanted. It truly was a MAGICAL NIGHT.”
– Amy & Rodney
Hi DeeJay Shelly! WOW! What a night! Thank you so much for “GETTING US” so well, and for mixing and playing such great sets! We have received so many compliments about the music, dance lighting, and that everyone actually was dancing! Which we attribute to your GREAT SKILL, EXPERIENCE and WARM PERSONALITY.
Thanks again; we’ll be sure to recommend you to any other friends that we know that might be marrying as a result of the new marriage equality status in Pennsylvania.
-Hugs, Larry & Dave
“I tell everyone. If you WANT A PARTY, you CALL DEEJAY SHELLY”
-Peg Raley – Owner Nassau Valley Vineyards Lewes, DE.
Hey Ladies! We’re still showing everyone the photos. Everyone is still RAVING about what a great time they had! The photos are GREAT! And we still haven’t even looked at the CD! Rachael Conlan, you did an awesome job with what my friends are confirming was a tough light to get a decent non-blurry photo out of… It was an AWESOME NIGHT and I still SMILE when I think about it – I wish that night could have gone on for days – surely it will live FOREVER in my HEART and memory.”
-Thanks again! – Alissa & Karen
“I have to say you were the BEST DJ/Entertainment company I have worked with so far. I think clients don’t always realize how IMPORTANT THE DJ is to the outcome of an event. You and your team were FABULOUS! I would highly recommend you.
-Terri Colegrove Event Planner – Simply Charming Events – Rehoboth Beach, DE.
“Dear DeeJay Shelly, I would be remiss if I didn’t take a few moments to write to you today to acknowledge the OUTSTANDING JOB you did as the disc jockey at my daughter’s wedding. To us, having someone play musical selections, appropriate for our diverse guest list, would be a key factor in making this event special. Ultimately, we decided to put our trust in you for this special occasion. Please know that my husband and I COULDN’T HAVE BEEN HAPPIER with the beautiful job you did with the music for this event. The reception would not have been as PERFECT if not for your talented contribution and for your extra effort.
At the end of the night, it was clear to us that our guests had a wonderful time. Our family and friends were extremely complimentary about the music and the fun they had dancing. In fact, most of our guests shared with us that they thought that Dana and Mike’s wedding reception was truly the WEDDING EVENT OF A LIFETIME. Be assured, that I will be recommending your DJ services to family & friends in the future.”
-Toni Milovcich – Mother of the Bride
DeeJay Shelly, We’re finally catching our breath and wanted to thank you for a ridiculously AMAZING night! We got a kick out of hearing our favorite songs, the songs that mean the most to us, played throughout the evening. And then the dancing…. we were worried people wouldn’t dance! You really did a great job choosing songs that mixed well with the few dance songs we picked out. I know I told you multiple times that night, but everyone had a great time. We’re still getting phone calls and e-mails saying what a blast it was. In all honesty, we’re not sure it really happened, it was that good. Thank you for being such an integral, and awesome, part of our wedding!”
– K & B K
“Thank you so much for Saturday. You were AMAZING and our guests had a great time as did our family. David, the girls, and I had a TRULY MEMORABLE WEDDING and we are so grateful to you for making that happen at the reception.”
-Much love, Barbara & David
Do you love fashion and design? This DeeJay does! So much that I flew in from Palm Beach, FL to Reading, PA Sunday morning to DJ Leo Design’s “Wild” Wedding Showcase.
🎧🎶💃 I wouldn’t miss wearing this amazing dress by #SweetHeartsBridal , gorgeous necklace by @sorrellisparkle , have my hair and makeup done by #Salon1307 and #WildAboutStyles , and have a few of these beautiful flowers by @northelmdesigns decorate my DJ booth.
I also wouldn’t have missed meeting all the amazing couples who loved my wings!
Thank you @leodesigngallery for having me as the DJ for this unique wedding showcase! You know this DJ with wings likes to get Wild!
More photos and videos from this amazing event coming soon!
Sugar Plum and the Grumbling Growler
Scratch the way you think about art galleries! DJ Pun Intended. Last Saturday, I was so excited to be the DJ in Sugar Plum for the grand opening of SPGG.
I am in love with this place! If you’re looking for THE hot spot in the Palm Beach area, this is it!
SPGG is a fabulous celebration of a new concept Art Gallery, Wine and Craft Beer Bar lovingly called Sugar Plum and the Grumbling Growler – SPANDGG for short. In the heart of downtown Lake Worth, FL. Minutes from Palm Beach, and less than an hour from Ft. Lauderdale. The vibe and energy matches the cool name, the art collaborations are thoughtful and sophisticated while the selection of craft beer and wine is unique and palette quenching.
The co-founders love for art, craft beer and wine bring both of their personalities together under one roof – the Art Gallery, Sugar Plum, can be separated for events and the door can open to the modern and chic bar, the Grumbling Growler.
Photo Gallery by @CrankPhotography
RAINBOW WEDDING NETWORK
If you’re an LGBTQ couple engaged to be married – Congratulations! We want to be a part of your big day! Call us! We’re all LGBTQ friendly vendors. This past Sunday, we joined the Rainbow Wedding Network for another fabulous wedding expo.
If you’re in need of unique wedding entertainment, a DJ, or a DJ band? Visit the MLE Weddings page. We have a number of different wedding services for your special day! We offer modern wedding ceremonies, exciting receptions, and different after parties!
Special thanks to @rose_thepartydecorator owner, of Memories Created For You, for her super fun, photo booth props for our group shoot! (taken on an iPhone).
Instagram and/or names for the LGBTQ friendly wedding vendors who joined the expo:
@livelovelybeauty @peachtreecatering @talamorecc @feastyoureyescatering @sapphyreevents @amberjohnstonphoto @faunbrook @pafacademy @vanearlscakes / wideeyesstudios / ReMax Newtown / DDCC Catering / Williams Sonoma Bellevue Square / Liz Stambaugh and Judy Rusins with Scott Travel / Design Leaf Studio
Are you still looking for the perfect venue? We can help! Visit the MLE Blog learn about our venue “Love List.” Happy Wedding Planning!
This is “The Love List” by our female wedding DJ, DeeJay Shelly & Stephanie Nolt Photography! Combined we have over 30 years experience in the wedding industry. We want to be the resource for our newly engaged couples!
As experts in the industry, we thought we’d share our list of favorite WEDDING VENUES with you. Each Wednesday, we’ll feature one venue we love.
If you visit one of our featured venues, please let them know we referred you! Thank you – Michelle Lee (DeeJay Shelly) & Stephanie Nolt.
This Week’s Review: Cairnwood Estate
What we love…
1) Stunning architectural beauty!
2) Fascinating history!
3) Endless photo ops!
Look & Feel: Elegant royal sanctuary
Location: Bryn Athyn, PA
LGBT Friendly: YES
Staff & Service: Extremely friendly & accommodating (Shannon Walko, Cairnwood’s Director, actually hosted her wedding reception there herself)!
First Impressions: Can this other world be located so close to city life in Philadelphia?
Parking: Yes! Free and on location!
Hotels Close By: There are 6 hotels within a 5 mile radius of the Estate.
This is the perfect spot if you’re holding large meetings with separate group collaborations. Since this is an estate, there are many rooms providing options for splitting up individual groups, yet bringing them back together for a larger discussion. It’s also a very unique and upscale venue. Cairnwood is perfect for dinner parties and corporate galas.
Corporate board meetings, business triumphs, presentations, training sessions and holiday parties for hundreds have been hosted at Cairnwood. The estate provides space for those who think outside of the box when planning corporate events.
Michelle Lee’s Summary:
Fall in LOVE! Cairnwood Estate is, “an architectural masterpiece.” My team has hosted weddings at the estate. While this quote above is from their brochure, I can tell you – it is one hundred percent true! If you love architecture and you’re looking for a venue that is unique and elegant, this is certainly it!
Are you a couple struggling with a destination wedding, versus a local wedding where all of your guests can attend? Cairnwood offers the feel of a trip to another world, just outside the city of brotherly love.
The Director, Shannon Walko, is from the North Jersey/ New York region. She is the best testimonial to this amazing venue. Not only was Shannon married at Cairnwood, she now is their Director of Events! If you would like a personal tour, or additional information, you can contact Shannon at: Shannon Walko, Director – Cairnwood Estate 215.947.2004 ex26, email Shannon at email@example.com, or visit www.cairnwood.org.
All photo credits to Stephanie Nolt Photography.
Are you looking for Modern, Exciting, and Different entertainment for your Cairnwood Estate Wedding? Contact Michelle Lee Entertainment! While you can book any of our services a la carte, we offer special promotions when you book a “DJ & Photography” package. We hope you enjoyed this week’s “Wedding Venue Wednesday Review” of Cairnwood Estate! Happy Wedding Planning!
“I can’t say enough good things about DJ Shelly. I got married in a unique location where everyone sat in different rooms. I was nervous about how the night would flow, I really wanted everyone to be on the dance floor having fun. I couldn’t have imagined a better wedding, everyone danced ALL night. I have never been at a wedding where everyone was on the dance floor. It was truly amazing and everyone had so much fun. She made sure everything went according to plan all evening and checked in with me periodically to see if I needed anything. I would highly recommend DJ Shelly to anyone looking to have an amazing event and not worry about a thing throughout the process.” – Kara.
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You’re invited! DeeJay Shelly will be flying in wearing her pink wings. You don’t want to miss one of the best events in DC!
“…Voted one of the top events in DC by BizBash (2016). Come celebrate the season of the blossoms and experience an evening filled with delicious spring-inspired cuisine and cocktails from local restaurants, a silent auction, engaging experiences, music, dancing and more! …More Entertainment Than You Can Shake a Stick At – DJ Shelly (arranged by MGM National Harbor) – DC-based ethereal pop duo, NUEX (arranged by Union Stage) – Live Painting Performance by Simon Bull, with the completed works auctioned off (arranged by Planet Cotton).”
This video should be titled, “How to get your dad to make you a flight case.” lol. Regardless if you, or your dad make them, flight cases can really make traveling much easier if you’re a mobile DJ. For some venues a cart is sufficient, or sometimes necessary due to small entry ways. However, they’re not always ideal for larger venues. Flight cases, especially large ones like in our video, can save you numerous trips, while protecting your equipment. Just one of these flight cases turned my two – three trip unload into one trip! Not only can I fit a ton of equipment inside the case, I can also stack items on top. With wheels, it easily rolls my equipment safely to my setup area.
What is the downfall of the flight cases? It can cost you a nice chunk of change to purchase a professional flight case, especially large ones. In this video tutorial, dad and I show you how you can make your own. PLEASE NOTE: This video is made for the DIY type of person. This isn’t a project you’d want to tackle, unless you have your own tools and/ or are used to this type of work. I never would’ve tried to make these cases on my own! I can’t even operate a staple gun!
Yet – If you are a person, like my dad, who likes to make things, you can save yourself money making the cases on your own. I purchased all of our hardware on amazon by searching “DJ flight cases”. The edging, wood, and paint I bought at Home Depot. We did learn a few things along the way. We had to replace the wheels with larger wheels. The ones we originally used were too small and were not able to hold the weight. The larger ones work like a gem. I couldn’t find foam at Home Depot, so I purchased the padding you see in the video. I wasn’t very happy with it. It works for now, yet I plan to replace that too. Lastly, we had to purchase larger latches. It was a little difficult to determine the sizes we needed. While I love Amazon, most of the descriptions for the hardware wasn’t very helpful.
I can tell you that my DJ life has been so much easier with these cases! I can’t thank my dad enough.
I hope you enjoyed today’s video. Don’t forget to subscribe and hit the bell to sign up for notifications. This way, you’ll be alerted each time I post a new video. Facebook: Sounds By Shelly Insta/SC/Twitter: @DeeJayShelly Connect with me on social! Thanks for your support! – Michelle Lee (aka DeeJay Shelly).