Tying the Knot at The Marriott

Posted on July 17, 2014 in Cleveland Wedding DJ,Uplighting

Congrats Amanda and Tom!

There are a lot of companies out there who can produce a wedding and just plug a bride and groom in place to make it the same cookie-cutter wedding at the same old venue. At Selective Sound Entertainment, we will never stand for the same monotonous process that makes so many weddings look the same. One of our secrets comes from our lighting process.

When Amanda and Tom came to us with ideas for their special day, we couldn’t have been more thrilled. To be working with a couple that shines true love and can’t stop smiling at each other means that our jobs become ten times better. We worked for one of our good friends, Maria Kovacevich of Elegant Events By Maria. Maria has an amazing eye for wedding décor and is always looking to raise the bar. We asked her about her favorite parts of the wedding and here is what she had to say:

My favorite choice they made was tying the lighting in and going for different lighting at different times throughout the night. Amanda’s Dad really wanted a “pink” look for their father/daughter dance, for his “little girl”. I loved that he wanted to customize the lighting to something girly. Changing the color of the lighting creates a mood, and this crowd went wild when we changed things to “party time” and the Mega Bar opened! 

Be Seated, who we often partner with for weddings, provided The Mega Bar. One of the main reasons to hire a wedding planner is the connection they have within the industry. This provides for a top-level production that cannot be paralleled.

Genevieve Nisly Photography knocked it out of the park with this one. You can read more about how they achieve their vision on their blog. It was a pleasure to work with them and their photos truly capture the essence of the night.

When it comes to setting your wedding apart from every other wedding, we are the ones who can help. With over 20 years of experience in the Cleveland wedding industry, we can assure you top of the line lighting, DJs, and a memorable night like no other!


Cleveland Courthouse Dazzles Again

Posted on April 19, 2014 in Cleveland Wedding DJ,Uplighting

Architecture And Lighting Combine For Breath Taking Night

Stone, gold, and ivory. These elements go perfectly together the same way Jessica and Paul do.  When the Shugar’s first decided to tie the knot, we were first on the scene to help them celebrate.

The historic Cleveland Courthouse is located in the heart of Downtown Cleveland. We have done many weddings in the Courthouse, but this one had a unique flair most weddings do not have. The gold and ivory uplighting draped over the old stone building so perfectly to rival the sparkling nighttime sky through the windows.

To accent the wall lighting we added LED true amber lights with a white mix. This combination of lighting really helped accentuate the architecture of the Courthouse. Along with the look of elegance, A Taste Of Excellence provided the catering.

The couple chose a great song to start the party with Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” during the entrance. The first dance was a great piano and acoustic guitar song by The Lumineers called “Flapper Girl”.

If your event deserves the attention and elegance we provide, we would love to talk. We can provide you with lighting, Wedding DJs, photo booths and more. Visit us –


This is why you meet your actual DJ before your reception……

Posted on April 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

This is how you achieve incredible results when you get to actually meet your DJ before the reception! You want your reception to ROCK- get in touch with Selective Sound Entertainment today!



A Look Into Wedding Lighting

Park Lane Villa Provides a Great Venue for Uplighting

When it comes to altering a venue for your wedding, a little bit of light can go a long way.  At Selective Sound we have trained lighting engineers that can study a venue and teach you how to maximize the lighting opportunities in any location. With our custom LED lighting system, we will match the colors of your wedding theme perfectly.

The LED uplighting techniques we use can give you the ultimate spotlight to accentuate any focal point. Architectural features will not be left in the dark.  Instead, they will become an elegant, one of a kind background for all the photos taken during your event or reception.

To make your wedding more personal, add a monogrammed GOBO light to your head table. These lights will add an unforgettable piece to your special day. At the end of your reception, you get to keep the monogrammed plate – perfect for a wedding scrapbook center piece.

Thanks to Making the Moment Photography, you can see how any wedding can be customized and taken to the next level.  The Park Lane Villa is a great example of lighting and architecture collaborating for a unique feel.

Lighting Transforms Any Event Space

Selective Sound Lighting at Park Lane Villa

Park Lane Villa was originally built in 1923 as a luxurious hotel in Cleveland, Ohio to accommodate businessmen, celebrities, and politicians traveling through the mid-west.  After many years of change and updates, it stands tall in University Circle as an incredible event venue that reflects the original ”Roaring 20s” feel.  Tall pillars, balcony hallways, and a stairway entrance accompany a grand ballroom fit for any mid-sized wedding.  The grand ballroom’s 1920s atmosphere mixed with lighting techniques of today provide a scene unlike any other in the city.

Selective Sound has provided DJ, staging, lighting, and audio services to PLV for many years. The focal pillars help cast the perfect shadows when accompanied by LED lighting that offsets from the back walls. Many venues look the same in white light, but we can help with masking that. When you have an extraordinary venue like PLV, our services become even more incredible.

Thanks to Making the Moment Photography, you can see how amazing our weddings look at Park Lane Villa.


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