Thank you, 2017!

Tonight I’m ringing in the new year doing one of my absolute favourite things: DJing a wedding.

It feels so fitting to be saying farewell to 2017 and welcoming 2018 while playing music – this year has been HUGE for PopJukebox. I got to be part of so many unforgettable celebrations, and I have become so proud of this business I get to call my own.

In late 2016, I started taking more videos and GIFs at weddings. After our wedding, I loved seeing the candid photos and videos that our friends took – fun photos and videos of the dance floor bring back memories from our wedding like nothing else, and I wanted to be able to give that experience to my clients. As a result, I was able to roll some of my favourite dance floor moments from 2017 into a little highlight video. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

…and that was just a small taste of 2017 – there was a ton more footage I would have loved to include! As it is, I cut the footage down from 45 minutes. One funny thing about this year is that after years of rarely playing the YMCA (it falls in the “a little too cheesy” category for me), I had SO MANY couples request it for their wedding in 2017, and as you can see in the video it was always a big hit. I was also asked to play “Shout” at virtually every wedding I performed at… I’m not complaining, though. ­čÖé

Some other highlights from 2017 include…

  • Surpassing 100 weddings DJed and 200 total events DJed! By the end of 2017, my career totals are 123 weddings and 234 total events.
  • DJing for my largest crowd yet – 2500 people!┬á
  • Becoming an approved vendor with the Edmonton Public School Board and performing at four school dances.

  • Performing at the U of A Week of Welcome in September.

  • Being part of the Boutique Wedding Workshop in November, which turned out to be a really memorable day of shared wedding advice and tips.
  • Being interviewed by Digital DJ Tips (an online DJ training site that I’ve followed for years) about my DJ business, and then being asked to be a course ambassador for their Mobile DJ Blueprint course.
  • Travelling to Palm Springs with my “Boss Babes,” where we relaxed in the sun, deepened our friendships and chatted about our businesses.

  • Visiting California in November, and getting to meet an Instagram DJ friend in person. I interviewed DJ Kara for an upcoming online radio show, and it was such a delight to meet her and chat about pursuing the DJ dream!

  • DJing two Junior High School Halloween dances dressed as Lady Gaga.

  • Refreshing my brand with a new logo, new website and new images… HUGE shoutout to Christina Louise Branding and Glossie for their collaboration on this – I couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out!

Edmonton, thank you. Thank you for an amazing year getting to do what I love. Thank you for inviting me to be part of your celebrations. Thank you for following along on social media. And most of all… Thank you for dancing!

Happy New Year!

 

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19 Dec 2017

Dianne + Matt’s Blue Meadows Wedding – Edmonton Wedding DJ

All images by Jill Coursen Photography On an┬áextremely┬áchilly Edmonton winter day, Dianne and Matt tied the knot, warmed by the love and support of their family and friends. Blue Meadows was transformed with some seriously epic floral design by FaBLOOMosity, and Dianne and Matt's taste in music was a perfect complement to the beautiful day that they'd planned. An awesome…

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14 Dec 2017

Justine + Ian’s Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Wedding – Edmonton Wedding DJ

All images by Sharon Litchfield. Guys, this wedding was a dream. Justine and Ian's wedding at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald was every bit as fun as it was stylish... and that's saying something! Part of the reason that this wedding was so awesome was the incredible team of vendors that brought the vision to life. As always, working with the…

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07 Dec 2017

Fraser + Anita’s Fall Wedding in Old Strathcona – Edmonton Wedding DJ

Image by Camponi Photography With plenty of friends flying in from Ontario to celebrate, Fraser and Anita's wedding at Packrat Louie in Old Strathcona was an intimate and cozy fall wedding with a killer dance party. With the restaurant wedding venue decked out in wintry decor (including the perfect plaid table runners), friends and family enjoyed an incredible meal and…

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20 Nov 2017

Book Your Corporate Christmas Party DJ – Edmonton Holiday Party Entertainment

All images by In The Moment Photography Where did 2017 go!? Can you believe that it's already time for corporate Christmas parties!? Yeah, me neither! Every year, I get last-minute enquiries for holiday party entertainment, and usually I have to turn people away because I'm booked with December weddings. Not only do I have more availability than usual this year,…

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31 Oct 2017

Family-Friendly Halloween Playlist

Happy Halloween everyone!┬á It's no secret that Halloween is one of my favourite times of year. I've already had the pleasure of doing the Monster Mash at two Halloween parties, and I'm off to DJ a third Halloween Party today. If you're wondering, I'm performing as DJ Gaga... Of course, I'm always on the lookout for fun Halloween music... but…

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18 Oct 2017

PopJukebox will be at The Boutique Wedding Workshop on November 5

Some of my favourite people in the wedding industry are hosting an epic wedding planning workshop - and they asked me to be involved! Guys, I'm so excited to be part of The Boutique Wedding Workshop. With no exaggeration at all, I can say that this crew is a dream team of wedding vendors to learn from! Not only that,…

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19 Apr 2017

How to Have a Killer Dance at Your Wedding – 6 Edmonton Wedding Planners Weigh In

It's no surprise at all that I want you to have a killer dance party at your wedding. My go-to method for this is playing awesome music that hits the nostalgia sweet spots and reading the crowd throughout the course of the wedding to build up excitement for a kick ass celebration on the dance floor. That said, there are…

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