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Year Off to an AMAZING Start!

Posted on February 27, 2012 at 1:47 AM Comments comments (40)
Hello.,

Just a quick note to say we're off to the best start we've ever had! We're booking weddings almost every day. We've worked extremely hard during the off season and are already working preseason weddings. We recently made a major investment in lighting and sound to bolster our already huge inventory of . Our goal.....to provide our clients with the best of what's available in the mobile entertainment industry. Last weekend we conducted our annual DJ Boot Camp and Workshop. New techniques, processes and procedures were shared as well as auditions for new DJs and interns. 

We look forward to serving you with the best in Mobile Entertainment. Give us a call today and let us make your next party a huge success!


It's Engagement Season!!!!

Posted on December 26, 2011 at 3:29 PM Comments comments (15)
It's engagement season and we're extremely excited for the upcoming season. Our first wedding  is only 3 weeks away! We know there are a lot of you who are newly engaged and we would love the opportunity to speak with you and show you why we're more than qualified to be your DJ of choice! Runaway DJ is one of the highest rated Mobile DJ's in the entire Wine Country.

During the offseason, we've been researching what will be the hot trends in music, lighting and audio equipment. As a result we've invested thousands of dollars in all these area that are sure to help us make your wedding the best you and your guest have ever attended. 

Call us today and set up a free consultation. 2012 dates are already being reserved!

If you're in the area in January, stop by the Santa Rosa Wedding Show or the Wine Country Wedding Expo and say hello!


What a Season!

Posted on October 25, 2011 at 8:04 PM Comments comments (17)
What a season!
 
As we complete our last 2 weddings for the season, I'd like to say THANK YOU to all of our partners who help make this our most successful season ever! The venues, the cakes, the flowers, planners, hair and make up, photgraphers....everyone! If not for you, your work and your referrals, we wouldn't have had such a great season. Thanks again!
 
As I sit here in my office, I am thrilled to begin planning for next year. We've already started booking weddings for 2012 as well as some nice private parties. We're starting to work with our interns on both sound and lighting. We're looking to make big noise at the upcoming wedding expos and shows. And lastly, we're looking at what the new trends in music, lighting and sound equipment are in anticipation of staying ahead of our competition.
 
I'll post more soon!
 
Thanks again to our clients, vendors and famililes for a  great 2011!
 
Jon

Wedding of the Week!

Posted on July 29, 2011 at 12:54 AM Comments comments (23)
Our wedding of the week belongs to Jon and Olivia. This couple has been amazing to work with and I'm looking forward to doing my part and giving them the best party they've ever experienced! The venue (which is family owned and private) is in the middle of a beautiful vineyard in Healdsburg and anchored by an amazing contemporary style mansion. We've purchased a new Nikon camera and hopefully I'll learn how to use it to take some photos and post to our blog! 

Look for my follow up blog post coming soon!

Sorry it's been such a long time! (double click to review pics)

Posted on July 22, 2011 at 2:21 AM Comments comments (7)
Well it's been a long time since my last post. We've been incredibly busy (yay). The season is off to a great start. We've had the opportunity to work for a diverse group of newlyweds with each bringing their own personality to every event. From an "oldies" wedding, to a hip "club" style affair. Our new equipment has proven to be amazing. I truly believe it gives us an edge over our competition. Also being a "one stop shop" for DJ, Planning, Lighting and Coordinating truly give our clients the "peace of mind" that they need only deal with one company for all their wedding needs.  Please check out these photo's. They represent some of our latest work this season.


Our Featured Wedding Of The Week! (click here for more pics and info)

Posted on June 20, 2011 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (8)
Congratulations to Todd and Erica Heald who were married this past Saturday at one of our private estate locations. This was a great group of folks looking to kick their shoes off and "fully" enjoy the day. The location was spectacular as was the food and music. There were some great surprises as the night went on. One was the organic gelato from a small company in Marin that used a bike to serve from (see attached pics). Then later, for those who were still a little hungry, the chef brought our some "Top Sirloin" Sliders served on Hawaiian Sweet Rolls. Then some Grilled Cheese sandwiches and to top it off, small, moist brownie squares and milkshake "shooter" in a shot glass. Everyone was thrilled and no one wanted to go home.

We were the Wedding Planners for this one and everything went to plan resulting in a very happy and satisfied client. Please check out the pics and send us a comment or two!

Thanks!

This Make's It All Worth While!!!!! (click to see more)

Posted on June 16, 2011 at 2:18 PM Comments comments (15)
People sometimes ask me:
 
"Jon why do you do this? You've had a successful corporate career Why DJ?"
 
Well read this review from our latest bride and you'll see why. This may sound corny, but  when I got married, we had no money and there was no "family" money available for a formal wedding. So we went down to the Sonoma County Courthouse and were married by the Justice of the Peace. Afterwards, I went back to work and Maryann went to lunch with a family friend. We never had the opportunity to have "Our Special Day"  That was a long time ago.  As a result not having a "traditional" wedding of my own, now, I kind of live (vicariously) through the weddings of my clients and take what I do very personal. That being said, to get a review like this one makes it all worth while!
 
Thanks Britta and Brendan for sharing!
 
Britta Uniacke on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 11:20 PM
Runaway DJ Services was absolutely outstanding on our Wedding Day at Sova Gardens! They arrived early to make sure the setup went smoothly and spent the rest of the day making sure the music was perfect, helped with any issues that came up, reset tables, helped the clumsy dancers and even went above and beyond by cleaning up afterward (picking up trash and sweeping so we could leave the venue on-time and avoid a penalty fee!). They created a lovely atmosphere for our guests and you can tell they truly enjoyed being involved the wedding. They work extremely well together as a team to make sure you have every opportunity to relax and enjoy your special day. Jon and Bret are incredibly professional and easy to work with. We highly Highly HIGHLY recommend Runaway DJ Services- They will go the extra mile to make sure your big day is everything you hoped it could be! -Brendan & Britta Uniacke-
 

Sova Garden Wedding A Huge Success! (click "More" for pics)

Posted on June 13, 2011 at 5:22 PM Comments comments (130)
Our highlighted wedding for this past weekend is the Uniacke Wedding! This fun loving group of family and friends was the perfect foundation for a great day. Sova Gardens provided a beautiful backdrop for an amazing ceremony, dinner and dancing. Runaway DJ and Event Planning took care of the rest. Our team; Bret (planning/coordinating), Matt and myself (DJ, Lighting and Sound), took on the wind and cold and delivered an unforgettable event! The bride, groom, parents and a ton of their friends and family stopped by to let us know they thoroughly enjoyed themselves and will be providing recommendations and referals worthy of our effort. 
 
We love making our clients happy! This is why we do this. Check out the pics from the event and leave us a comment or two.
 
As always, if you know anyone who's planning an event.....please give us a call!
 
Thanks for checking us out!
 
Sova Gardens Wedding - Runaway DJ and Events : The owner of Sova Gardens complimented us on how clean and efficient our set up was! Nice!Sova Gardens Wedding - Runaway DJ and Events : Matt setting up the ceremony sound systemSova Gardens Wedding - Runaway DJ and EventsSova Gardens Wedding - Runaway DJ and Events : Final touches!Sova Gardens Wedding - Runaway DJ and Events : The property was on point!
Sova Gardens Wedding - Runaway DJ and EventsSova Gardens Wedding - Runaway DJ and Events : The clouds provided a beautiful backdrop for the dinners.Sova Gardens Wedding - Runaway DJ and Events : Ahh. finished with the unloading!Sova Gardens Wedding - Runaway DJ and Events : The flowers made my Hemi Trucki seem tamed!Sova Gardens Wedding - Runaway DJ and Events
Sova Gardens Wedding - Runaway DJ and EventsSova Gardens Wedding - Runaway DJ and Events : Matt making last minute adjustments to my dj booth.Sova Gardens Wedding - Runaway DJ and Events : You won't see a ton of wires and things hanging from our equipment. We like it tight and clean!Sova Gardens Wedding - Runaway DJ and Events : Here come the guest. Let's get this thing going.
Sova Gardens Wedding - Runaway DJ and EventsSova Gardens Wedding - Runaway DJ and Events : Here's come the wind, but we were ready!Sova Gardens Wedding - Runaway DJ and Events
Sova Gardens Wedding - Runaway DJ and Events : Michael Buble for the dinner set!Sova Gardens Wedding - Runaway DJ and EventsSova Gardens Wedding - Runaway DJ and Events : Cocktail anyone?
Sova Gardens Wedding - Runaway DJ and Events : The first dance!Sova Gardens Wedding - Runaway DJ and Events : Pull the rip cord, time to get this party started!!!!Sova Gardens Wedding - Runaway DJ and Events
Sova Gardens Wedding - Runaway DJ and Events : At the end of the day, it's all about family. What a perfect ending to an amazing day! Thanks for letting us be a small part of it!

Runaway Brides and Runaway DJ Off to a "Fast Start" (click this link to view pics)

Posted on June 8, 2011 at 12:43 PM Comments comments (17)
 
The Wine Country wedding season is off to a fast start this year and Runaway DJ Services is right in the middle of all the fun. Over the past three weekends we've had the pleasure of participating in 9 weddings (both DJ and Planning) and are excited about the ones ahead. Bret and I are very passionate about our business and are blessed to have an "amazing" group of people working with us who share the same vision for creating lasting memories and fun, interactive environments through music, lighting and uncompromised professionalism.
 
Below are a few iPhone images of a some of our weddings (if you have any pics of us at your event, please send them to us). We hope you enjoy looking at them and if you (or someone you know) is looking for an AMAZING DJ or Wedidng and Event Planner who's committed to breaking the norm....... make sure to give us a call or shoot us an email.
 
 
Very best regards,
 
Jon Moore
Runaway DJ Services : Our New Logo!Runaway DJ Services. : Lighting services at Bennett Valley GC (Wonder Bread 5 was the band)Runaway DJ ServicesRunaway DJ Services : Taylor and Angela share a special momentRunaway DJ Services : Set up
Runaway DJ Services : Our awesome new LED lightingRunaway DJ Services : Chauvet LaserRunaway DJ Services : Trione Vineyards Wedding - Our lighting transformed this space to a fun and exciting space!Runaway DJ Services : We build our on DJ booths in house. They leave no doubt that you've hired the right Mobile DJ service. We have the cleanest set up in the business!Runaway DJ Services : These party goer's did not want to go home!
Runaway DJ Services : Our Eliminator Electro 196 LED lighting provided an awesome backdrop to this space.Runaway DJ Services : Our new JBL PRX15 speakers are top of the line! They sound AMAZING!Runaway DJ ServicesRunaway DJ Services : Co-owner Bret Smallwood logs a few photosRunaway DJ Services : We used wireless mics to get the sound out for this string treo.
Runaway DJ ServicesRunaway DJ Services : Pin Spot lighting for the cake really make it pop!Runaway DJ Services : Multiple dance lights set the floor for dancing all night long.Runaway DJ Services : BURST OF COLORRunaway DJ Services : We use Numark Mixers exclusivley! They are the best!
Runaway DJ ServicesRunaway DJ Services : DJ Craven's booth set up for a fun group from Seatle.Runaway DJ Services : Seattle weddng group parties the nite away!
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