Exciting Online Meetings
You want to plan an online meeting that engages your audience.
The right music can set the tone for your whole online experience, provide seamless breaks in between sessions, and even give viewers something to stretch or dance to.
Hosting a longer event? An emcee can guide your online conference and awards shows, making sure the energy stays high and your event flows smoothly.
Better yet, let us create a custom video background with your logo and/or special effects to even further enhance your users experience.
Keep it interactive! Allow your attendees to submit song requests in chat windows to be played during online hangouts. Or encourage remote team building – with activities like Team Trivia.
I’ve emceed and DJ’ed for thousands of attendees around the globe, and I have a team of professionals working with me to help you elevate your online experience!
For more information, contact me via email at Shelly@SoundsByShelly.com, or by phone, 267.640.2731.
We want to help our happily engaged couples have the best day of their lives! MLE & SBS has been a proud supporter of Rainbow Wedding Network for over eight years. If you and your partner are engaged, learn more about how RWN can help you plan your wedding. Better yet, sign up for your free expo today! Visit, RainbowWeddingNetwork.com.
STELLA & DOT JEWELRY
My Stella & Dot rep is so amazing!
When Denise Sullivan showed me the Pegasus Pendant Collection, I said “SOLD to the DJ with the wings!” Denise only wants you to be styled in your own fabulous way!
For more information, or to buy your gorgeous jewelry from Denise today, visit Stelladot.com/DeniseSulliva
Entertainment News & Updates
KATHY ROMANO 95.7 BEN FM
I was certainly happy this past August when I was invited back to Kathy Romano’s show, “Her Story” on 95.7 BEN FM for a second interview. Kathy asks me about DJ life in Los Angeles, CA.
Check it out! “DJ Shelly shares Her Story with Kathy Romano.”
Kathy Romano is one of the most famous radio personalities in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Her show is an inspiration to all women on how to support one another and learn from each other. I’ve been honored not only to be a guest on her podcast, but I’ve also worked with her on her fashion events. I mean, how could you not like being around someone with that smile? Thanks again Kathy!
It’s Wedding Venue Wednesday! This Week’s Review? The Talamore Country Club!
It’s Wedding Venue Wednesday!
This is “The Love List” by DJ DeeJay Shelly & The Michelle Lee Entertainment team. Combined, we have over 30 years experience in the events industry. We want to be a 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).
This week’s review:
What we love about Talamore…
1) It’s luxurious!
2) The grand staircase with a 30ft waterfall!
3) Ideal picturesque setting for an outside ceremony with incredible tropical gardens
- Look & Feel: High end golf club resort
- Location: Ambler, PA
- Outside Ceremony: Yes! There are two options for an elegant outside wedding ceremony; the terrace and the cabana overlooking their top ranking golf course.
- Staff & Service: Excellent.
- First Impressions: Elegant, yet comfortable
- LGBT Friendly – YES! I’ve personally attended the Rainbow Wedding Network’s Wedding Expos alongside Mark McCool, the wedding representative for the Talamore team, for the past five years in Bucks County, PA.
- Parking: Yes. Plenty of free parking for you and your guests.
Hotels Close By: “Talamore Country Club is pleased to offer you, your wedding party and guests exceptional lodging and hospitality services at the historic Joseph Ambler Inn. Conveniently located just minutes from Talamore, the Joseph Ambler Inn is truly a hidden gem. Surrounded by 12 acres of wooded countryside and peaceful meadows, the Inn’s beautiful grounds provide a pastoral and charming backdrop for your overnight accommodations.” – The Talamore Family
Special note for corporate meeting planners: “The perfect setting for your golf outing. Talamore Country Club offers the best amenities in the Philadelphia area for corporate meetings, business shows and golf outings. Pour over sales figures, enjoy dining in our historic clubhouse and tee it up on our amazing golf course. Talamore can host groups of almost any size providing all the necessary business services and equipment to make your event a smashing success.” – The Talamore Family. I know first hand this to be true! I’ve been working with the Talamore team for over 10 years!
Michelle Lee’s Summary:
Located in the greater Philadelphia area (Ambler, PA) this luxurious, award winning golf resort, is the perfect spot for your destination wedding. If you already live in the greater Philadelphia area and you want to have a destination wedding, yet you don’t want your guests to have the stress of the expense and travel – look no further! Talamore Country Club is it’s own vacation resort within a short distance from downtown. Boasting an exceptional, picturesque golf course with an exquisite conservatory ballroom space featuring a grand staircase with a 30ft waterfall and 1,500 marble dance floor, you’re sure to fall in love.
What’s more? You also have the option to have your ceremony and/or cocktail hour on their lush outside terrace, or indoor patio with floor to ceiling windows. This is why the Talamore Country Club is on the top of our love list for wedding venues.
For more information, visit their website: Talamorepa.com
For site visits, or to book your wedding at Talamore, contact:
Mark McCool / Mark.McCool@TalamoreFamily.com / 267-464-6548
To book your corporate meeting, golf outing, or gala, contact:
Karen Ferry / Karen.Ferry@TalamoreFamily.com / 267-464-6549
It’s Wedding Venue Wednesday! This week’s venue review – Normandy Farms & The Belle
This is “The Love List” by DeeJay Shelly & The Michelle Lee Entertainment team, combined we have over 30 years experience in the events industry. We want to be a 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. For this week’s review, we’ve also partnered with Melissa Chiaravalloti, Certified Wedding Coordinator with Brooke Voris Weddings, to bring you her thoughts about this unique resort destination.
If you visit one of our featured venues, please let them know we referred you! Thank you – Michelle Lee (DeeJay Shelly)
This week’s review: NormandyFarm & The Belle
What we love about Normandy Farm & The Belle:
- It’s not just a venue, it’s a one-stop-shop resort offering endless ways to celebrate your love all weekend long
- The options! Choose from rustic, farm-chic or exquisite, modern vintage
Look & Feel: Farm chic or modern vintage
Location: 1401 Morris Road, Blue Bell, PA 19422 Blue Bell, PA
Outside Ceremony: Yes! You can hold your ceremony in a manicured private garden, or a waterfront gazebo.
Staff & Service: Very friendly & accommodating!
First Impressions: Welcoming & warm
Parking: Yes (Free)
LGBT Friendly: Yes!
Hotels Close By: It is a hotel! The farm even has guest cottages on the premises.
Special Note for Corporate Meeting Planners: Normandy Farms & The Belle is “proud to be the ninth largest conference center in the greater Philadelphia area for true one-stop shopping. We make it convenient for you and your participants to get work done in a beautiful, ‘get away from it all’ setting. We believe you’ll find Normandy Farm to be One Historic Experience.” – Normandy Farms.
Michelle Lee’s summary
It’s not just a wedding venue, it’s a resort with over 141 hotel rooms, enchanting farmhouses your group can rent, a full restaurant and bar with modern farm cooking, and an elegant garden terrace. What’s more? Normandy offers three different options of ballroom spaces for your big day, each with its own separate design and special character.
Prior to the wedding celebrations, your bridesmaids can relax at the Salon while your groomsmen play a round of golf. Do you want to keep the party going after your reception? No problem! There’s even an outside bar where your guests can wind down after your exciting event. This is truly the wedding weekend of your dreams.
“Eat, Drink, & Be Married!” – Normandy Farms & The Belle
For more information, you can contact their sales team directly by calling 215-616-8500, or visit their website: NormandyFarms & The Belle
As a certified wedding planner who has personally worked many celebrations at Normandy, here’s what Melissa with Brooke Voris weddings has to say about this luxurious venue:
When visiting Normandy Farms, it has such a rustic charm that wows you. When you’re on the property you are transported to a beautiful getaway, and the outside world doesn’t exist anymore. Any season it brings its own uniqueness, but Fall especially is our favorite! The colors of the trees surrounding the farm are breathtaking. Whether outside or inside there are so many details that make Normandy Farm great. This venue offers so much! Hotel, restaurant & bar, ceremony and reception place.
About Brooke Voris Weddings:
We at BVW believe every couple’s wedding is the epitome of their personality; unique to them and them alone. This is why we craft a completely custom, bespoke plan with each and every client before we begin our relationship. Our consulting ranges from day of coordination to full service wedding consulting, catering to your every need.
For more information you can call our office line at 484-380-3232 or visit our website: Brookevorisweddings.com
Brook Voris Weddings’ photo credit to the photo above this paragraph and the below gallery to photographer Caroline Morris Photography and couple Amanda and Dan Hunton.
Corona Virus DJ Mix
In hopes to brighten up your day and keep the LOVE going, I’ve made all of you a “Corona Virus DJ Mix” ! If you give it a listen, I hope you enjoy it and my song selections below inspired by some of you! 🙂
Song credits: Kiss me through the phone – Soulja Boy ft Sammie Truth Hurts – Lizzo God’s Plan – Drake I Need a Doctor – Dr. Dre (ft Eminem & Skylar Grey) High Hopes – Panic At the Disco You Need To Calm Down – Taylor Swift My House – Flo Rida Wow – Post Malone Higher Love – Kygo & Whitney Houston Another Brick in the Wall – Pink Floyd Uh Oh – Daims and ChriSupreme Remix – Lumidee Poison – Bel Biv DeVoee Get Up Off That Thing – James Brown New Rules – Dua Lipa No Tears Left To Cry – Ariana Grande I Need a Painkiller – Armand Van Helden vs Butter Rush Losing It – FISHER Alive – Goldfrapp We Found Love – Rihanna We Are One – Black Coffee Good Vibrations – Marky Mark Pray To God – Calvin Harris (feat HAIM) Hold You Tight – Diplo I Say a Little Prayer – Diana King
It’s Wedding Venue Wednesday! This week’s review? The Fillmore Philly
This is “The Love List” by the Michelle Lee Entertainment team, 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!
This week’s review? The Fillmore Philadelphia. (Photo credit above to Bert’s Eye View)
What we love about the Fillmore…
1) It’s all about music
2) The decor is red hot rock and roll
3) Their team of event professionals is top notch
Look & Feel: Thrilling
Location: Fishtown – Philadelphia, PA
LGBT Friendly: Yes
Outside Ceremony: Yes! You can have an outdoor ceremony in their Courtyard, aka the LIVE Lounge, where you first enter and see the LIVE statue. However, it can only accommodate about 80 guests.
Staff & Service: First class
Parking: The Fillmore offers free self-parking in their lots. Valet is also available at an additional cost.
Hotels Close By: Yes. The Hilton is a very short drive from the Fillmore. The hotel offers a preferred rate to Fillmore guests.
Special note for corporate meeting planners: What a better way to show your appreciation to your clients and/or employees than by treating them to a night out at an iconic music venue with history ranging from The Doors to the Grateful Dead and Santana. With over 25,000 square feet and a variety of different event spaces, this is a perfect spot for a corporate gala, product launch, or convention.
Michelle Lee’s summary:
Since The Fillmore Philadelphia is a music venue, I’m sure you may wonder if my review is a little biased. It is! If you’re a music lover like myself, you just can’t help to worship this venue! After all, ultimate artists (case in point – Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis Joplin) helped grow the Fillmore (originating in San Francisco) into the music superstar it is today.
If you’re looking for a venue who appreciates music, can accommodate 25-3,000 people, and has the WOW factor, The Fillmore Philadelphia is it!
To book your next event, contact:
Genevieve Onorato, Sales Manager
Live Nation Clubs & Theatres Philadelphia
29 East Allen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Photo credits below to Dan Drufovka DrufPhots.com
It’s Wedding Venue Wednesday! This week’s review? PAFA!
This is “The Love List” by our DeeJay Shelly & photographer Stephanie Nolt. 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!
This week’s review? PAFA! Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
What we love…
- Two unique buildings available for rental! The Historic Landmark building and the Samuel M.V. Hamilton building.
- The History! It’s America’s first art museum and first art school!
- Your rental fee dollars help fulfill PAFA’s mission of educating tomorrow’s artists.
Look & Feel:
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building – Sophisticated, urban, loft
Historical Landmark Building – Stunning architecture
Location: Center City Philadelphia
LGBT Friendly: Yes!
Outside Ceremony: There is outside space that is open and can be tented. However, I urge you to take a look inside the Historic Landmark building. You may decide the best ceremony option is inside!
Staff & Service: Very Friendly & Accommodating
Historic Landmark building: You just walked into the 1800’s and you arrived as royalty!
Samuel M.V. Hamilton building: Free flowing open space, modern, sophisticated, art gallery.
Parking: Ask you event planner for details.
Hotels Close By: Numerous premier hotels within walking distance.
Corporate Meeting Planners: Perfect for a corporate gala, or a VIP cocktail party.
Michelle Lee’s Summary:
Are you having trouble deciding between a modern sophisticated wedding, or the magical old world? Do you think finding a venue which could offer both is just a dream? It’s not. I’m about to pleasantly awaken you to PAFA. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has not one, but two unique buildings available for your big day!
One step inside the Historic Landmark building and you’ll feel like the stress of today’s world just disappeared. You’ve arrived to your royal castle. What is there to worry about? UH OH. I forgot. There is that one daunting task… where to take your wedding photos?! With all of the amazing photo opps, you’ll want to book your photographer the extra hour – or two!
In The Samuel M.V. Hamilton building, you and your guests will love exploring unique art pieces, while sipping on delicious cocktails and dining on one-of-a-kind cuisine. The ceiling to floor windows overlooking North Broad street provide the perfect city backdrop, including a view of city hall.
If a historic Philadelphia museum, with an unique mix of the old world and modern city life, seems perfect for your wedding, schedule your visit to Pafa today!
For more information, and to rent these unique venue spaces at PAFA, you can contact:
Venue Sales Manager
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
128 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
office:215-972-1609 │ email:KYoung@pafa.org
For the photo gallery and rental capacities, you can visit their website: Pafa.org.
We hope you enjoyed this week’s Wedding Venue Wednesday Review! Thanks for reading! – Michelle Lee (aka DeeJay Shelly)
After performing as the DJ for Pafa’s Spring Mixer last year, I received this amazing review. Thanks Pafa!
– Michelle Lee (aka DeeJay Shelly).
“Words I use to describe DJ Shelly / Michelle Lee Entertainment; Stunning! Fabulous! Professional! Amazing!.. just to name a few. I was beyond ecstatic with the amount of accolades and positive feedback I received regarding DJ Shelly’s performance at my event. The music she selected fit the event perfectly. She knew how to best read the audience and keep the energy upbeat and professional. If you haven’t already booked DJ Shelly what in the world are you waiting for? Do you want your boss to compliment your successes? Do you want your guests to have an incredible event experience? Then put Michelle Lee Entertainment on your speed dial now!”
– Don Blyler III, previous venue sales manager at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.