Recorded Music, Sound Equipment, Music
Les is fantastic. It's easy to find any old DJ to play the typical wedding songs (Journey, Village People, Top 40, blah, blah, etc.) but if you want a more unique and personalized experience, go with Les. This is especially true if you're any bit of a music geek. Les honestly has everything and she actually does the mixing work live. No lazy fade-ins and outs or recorded sets. She is doing work up there, which was a surprise to a few of the venue staff ("wow, your DJ is really mixing! Sounds really good!") who have seen more than their fair share of wedding DJs. Our wedding soundtrack had a little bit of everything -- from Motown to obscure artsy hip-hop (Anticon, anyone?), from indie rock to classic local music (Kalapana! Aura!). She even had a relatively obscure acoustic Yeah Yeah Yeahs remix for the bride's walk down the aisle. Really couldn't ask for more. Les has a massive library, and absolutely knows how to throw a party when the formalities are all said and done. She worked seamlessly with our coordinator and venue staff, and even got some of the staff dancing by the end of the night. No joke. Les got plenty of props from guests, as well as two of the venue staff, catering staff, and our flower coordinator. Finally, I'll say that Les is all about you on your big day. She met with us a few days beforehand to go over the playlist and vibe we wanted. She also won't take weird random requests from (drunk) guests...unless you specifically say to. All in all, we had a crazy good time and would recommend Les to anyone.
Les was THE BEST. We seriously couldn't have been happier with our choice of DJ. Les was super easy to work with both during the planning phase and on the day of our wedding. It was obvious to us that she knows what she is doing and it put us at ease knowing that music wasn't something we had to worry about. We wanted a wedding that felt like a dance party and Les definitely delivered. Her music choices had all generations of friends and family on the dance floor all night. She even accommodated (and encouraged) our request for a karaoke singalong. Six months later, we are still getting compliments on how much fun people had on the dance floor at our wedding. We highly recommend hiring Les - you'll be glad you did!
Les did an amazing job DJing our wedding! She is very friendly, very easy to work with, and super responsive with communication. We met in person so she could get a sense of our musical taste, and she also gave great suggestions, not only from a music perspective but also the flow for the evening. After meeting her in person we knew she was the perfect fit for us. During our ceremony our officiant was running a bit late and she was able to improvise and add in a couple of extra songs that fit in perfectly with our selection to stall, and the guests were none the wiser. During the reception there wasn't a moment when people weren't dancing, she played all our favorites as well as some great songs we hadn't even thought of. Everyone kept talking about how awesome she was. Maybe we are being biased because it was our wedding, but of all the weddings we've been to she was by far the most talented DJ. Les also seemed to be having just as much fun DJing as our guests had dancing. Our only regret is that we wish the wedding was longer so we could've danced more! If you want to have the best time at your wedding we highly recommend Les!
Working with Les and Sound Of Everything was a true success. As someone who works professionally in music and live audio, I can tell those who really know their craft from those who don’t. Not only does Les have great taste in music, but she is incredibly organized, cooperates well with other vendors, has great technical knowledge, and provides fantastic audio equipment. Our dinner speeches were crystal clear and perfectly loud enough for the entire room to hear. Anyone who has been to several weddings knows how rare this can be! In addition to flawless audio execution aside, Les also nailed the dance party at our wedding--she did a great job reading the room and keeping the dancing going, while hitting all the songs we wanted to hear and then some. We couldn’t have asked for more, and WISH we could re-live our wedding dance party!
It was important to us to have a real DJ at our wedding, and not a clown with a keyboard tie making bad jokes. Les was exactly what we were looking for! We hired her for our ceremony music, cocktail hour, and our reception dance. Throughout planning, Les was incredibly responsive, always professional, and super organized (very important to me)! We used Google Docs and Spotify to create "must play" and "do not play" lists. Les had great suggestions for pre-ceremony music. She knows how weddings work and offered great advice on the timeline and how to minimize announcements. At the wedding, she seamlessly transitioned music between the floors throughout the evening, all while moving her equipment. When the caterers put us 30+ min behind, Les consulted with us on the timeline and had a plan to make everything still work. She was flexible, put us back on schedule, and we still got everything we wanted. Les was willing to do anything to make sure our day was perfect, including moving large trees that the venue staff forgot about! Our caterers bombed, which left me feeling disappointed/stressed out. At that point, my husband turned to me and said "It's up to Les now." And she turned the night around! She threw the best party I’ve ever been to! Les is a real DJ. She knows music, she spins vinyl, she knows how to transition between songs, and she watches the guests to make sure everyone is having a good time. She played the right amount of each song and kept the party moving. Our guests, young and old, were on the dance floor the entire night. Our friends kept saying how awesome our DJ was, and they joked about crashing her future weddings! A month later, guests are still telling us it was the dance party they’ve ever been to. We could go on and on about how wonderful and talented Les is. We have high standards, but Les exceeded every expectation we had. I wish we could give her a hundred stars! We fully, completely, totally recommend her!
Highly recommend Les/SOE for weddings!Reviewed on 11/04/2012 Eleanor S
We had seen Les DJ our friend's wedding about 2 years ago, so it was no surprise that she was a total professional and did a fantastic job. She was totally flexible and easy to work with in person and over email. And even when my now-husband had a last minute question on the day of the wedding, she called him right back to discuss his concern (that we would have a microphone available for the speeches). The dancing part of our wedding was crazy fun, and Les has a long list of songs that are perfect for wedding crowds. Les is a total pro, and there's nothing cooler than having a DJ that actually plays vinyl!
Les is the best!Reviewed on 9/11/2012 Edward J
We had great communication with Les from SOE through our whole wedding planning process. She kept a Google Document where we got to fill in all our must-haves and do-not-plays, and our processional and recessional etc etc. On our wedding day, she did a perfect job of queuing up the processional and my bridal song. When it came time to dance, she made sure there were plenty of family-appropriate dance songs followed by newer pop music later in the night for young people dancing time. She's a total pro and did a great job, and we'd recommend her DJ services for all DC area local weddings. She's worth every penny! (I should mention this is the bride writing from the groom's account in case he reviews anything else on here!)
Les/Sound of Everything is Awesome!Reviewed on 8/29/2012 Jennifer N
Les had all of our wedding guests dancing the entire night. My parents commented on how many of their (older) friends stayed long past cake cutting to continue dancing! We had a wide variety of guests from young frat boys to my husband's 87 year-old Persian grandfather and they all danced. Les really was amazing and I would highly recommend her. She is great to work with too and really listened to our requests. Everything was high quality and sounded great. She knows how to keep a party going with a wide diversity of people.
Awesome DJ Kept Everyone DancingReviewed on 9/18/2011 Vanessa M
Les Talusan from Sound of Everything was a fantastic wedding DJ. She did a really great job of figuring out what kind of music we liked and she kept everyone dancing all night long. My guests repeatedly commented that the music was awesome -- and it felt like us. Two thumbs up!