This is isn't enough space to fully detail how truly outstanding my experience working w/ Paul Brogna at Mass Rhythm was, but here it goes!
I was the best man in my brother's wedding & he & his wife were supposed to get married in a backyard w...
edding for 50 ppl on a Sunday in June 2020 but had to cancel w/ Covid. They sent the invites this April confirming the wedding was on the same date, but that meant it was now on a Monday. So long & short is we had 2 months to pull together a full backyard wedding on a Monday afternoon lol ;)
Finding a DJ available on a Monday was the hardest task & I had several not work out schedule-wise or just ghost me altogether. My cousin attended a 50th birthday where Paul was the DJ & took his info & connected us. Within the first 5 minutes of our conversation I knew he was exactly who I wanted to make this day everything my brother & his wife deserved. I'm a career event planner & had a very specific vision of what I wanted the flow/mood to look like. He really listened & took in all that I had to say, & immediately came back asking some of the detail specific questions I wanted to ask of him. Right away I knew we were on the same page. Thankfully the Universe blessed me & I was able to lock Paul in just over 2 weeks before the date, allowing me to finally breathe & get excited.
Paul was consistently communicative in the weeks leading up & got back to me right away with answers to my questions. Day-of he arrived several hours early to set up & give time to walk through details on-site together. Being the best man I had to leave the home to join the rest of the bridal party at the hotel for photos, so it was crucial I be able to delegate to someone to control the flow of guest arrival & the ceremony. The bride also hired a live singer that I had no communication with, so I needed someone who understood the beats/flow of a wedding to coordinate w/ her so nothing looked/sounded clunky. One of the things I loved most about Paul was his ability to sit back & listen fully to the plan I had in my head, gently offer suggestions to make it better, then step right in & take complete control of it. For the first 1/2 of the day he basically wore dual hats as MC & coordinator so I could focus on actually being the best man.
Every single piece of the day all went so smoothly (even while it rained during the ceremony haha), and Paul's energy on the mic whenever he addressed the crowd matched the energy in the room perfectly.
Everyone knows the best part of a wedding is always the dance party when everyone finally lets loose & starts having fun, & this was no exception. I gave Paul a list of songs from the bride & groom, & my own list that hold meaning to family memories. He mixed & matched both lists perfectly & even threw in a few surprises. The end of the night came too fast & I had to ask him to wrap up w/ the last song of the night. He asked if he could do 1 more before that & I asked what one? It was Kylie Minogue's "Magic", which I'd noted on my list was special to me. Being the event planner & best man all my energy was spent focusing on making the day special for everyone else. So the fact that Paul was able to pick up on that & build in a special moment for me at the end truly meant everything.
I'll wrap this up by saying if you are lucky enough to book Paul for your wedding or event, know that you are in the hands of a consummate professional who does this for the love of it. THANK YOU PAUL & MASS RHYTHM!