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Sweet Sixteen Candle Lighting Ceremony | NJ DJ

Sweet Sixteen Candle Lighting Ceremony in the BEGINNING or END?

A Candle Lighting Ceremony is traditionally done towards the end of the party. But what if it was in the Beginning?

 

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New-Jersey-Sweet-Sixteen-DJ-Quinceanera-North-Jersey

First off, everyone can agree that a Sweet Sixteen is supposed to be the party of the birthday girl’s dreams. Especially relevant, the Candle Lighting Ceremony is there for the Sweet Sixteen to showcase how much she loves all of her guests. However she wants it done – is how it gets done!

However, today young people get very caught up in the expectations set by others and can sometimes get stuck with fear of outside of the box thinking.

Luminique Events Group tries to push every party we work with to innovate and go outside of their comfort zone! That’s the only way to assure greatness!

 

In addition, here at Luminique Events Group we have been partying with a lot of Sweet Sixteens who prefer to do their Candle Lighting Ceremony RIGHT AFTER the Grand Introduction in the beginning of the party!

WHAT?!

So it kinda goes like this…

7PM – guests arrive

7:15 – Sweet Sixteen is introduced. Special Dance. Welcome Speech by Parents.

7:45 – Candelighting Ceremony

8:15 – Dinner

8:45/8:50 – Dance

9:45 – Dessert

10 – Dance till the end of theoretical party – 11 PM

Sweet Sixteen Candle Lighting Ceremony | NJ DJ

Sweet Sixteen Candle Lighting Ceremony | NJ DJ

We totally agree with this idea of doing the Candle Lighting Ceremony in the beginning of the evening. Here’s why – Sweet Sixteens, although traditional, really do not have as many formalities as some other formal events. Some events like Weddings and Mitzvahs require a huge overall time slot to be set aside strictly for formalities. As you see here with the proposed party model, it is possible to finish Sweet Sixteen Formalities in under an hour. This way, there is more time for talk with family and friends. Also, there will be more time for eating the delicious food.

But more importantly, this leaves much more time for dancing – which is why you hired Luminique Events Group in the first place!

 

Yet, we do see the downside of bulking the formalities together. Although it is possible to finish all formalities of a Sweet Sixteen, this does mean a total hour just about of your guests sitting in their seats, watching formalities! Sometimes guests can get antsy, but they will find the patience was worth it while the rest of the party goes generally undisturbed!

Of course, Luminique Events Group does not deter Sweet Sixteens from doing what they like too! We are just presenting another side of the same book!

Keeping things traditional in events like these sometimes is for a lot more than just the party. Traditions are important to maintain and Luminique agrees with that. When the Sweet Sixteen Candle Lighting Ceremony is done towards the end of the evening, as it usually is, time is still divvied up proportionately.

The majority of our Sweet Sixteens go something like this:

7PM – guests arrive

7:30 – Sweet Sixteen is introduced. Special Dance. Welcome Speech by parents.

8 – Dinner

8:30 – Dance

9:15 – Candle Lighting Ceremony / Dessert

10:15 – Dance till the end of theoretical party – 11 PM

Check out why Luminique Events Group believes a Grand Introduction Ceremony is a great idea for many events HERE!

When the Sweet Sixteen makes her choice, Luminique Events Group will be there to assure that the vision comes to fruition! Happy planning and we will see you on the dancefloor!

NJ Wedding DJs Luminique Events Group x Il Palazzo Catering Foodtasting

Il Palazzo Food Tasting 2017 w/ NJ Wedding DJs Luminique Events Group

NJ Wedding DJs Luminique Events Group x Il Palazzo Catering Foodtasting

NJ Wedding DJs Luminique Events Group x Il Palazzo Catering Foodtasting

JOIN IL PALAZZO CATERING AND NJ WEDDING DJS LUMINIQUE EVENTS GROUP FOR THEIR 2017 FOODTASTING!

Il Palazzo NJ Catering | NJ Wedding DJs

Il Palazzo NJ Catering | NJ Wedding DJs

Greetings, friends! 2017 is in full swing and your friends at Il Palazzo and Luminique Events Group North Jersey Wedding DJs are ready to celebrate with you all this year!

First of all, Il Palazzo & Luminique Events Group will be hosting a FREE entry Showcase on Thursday, April 6th @ 7PM! Enjoy a buffet, music, and prizes. Furthermore, we will be having our different Lighting & Photobooths set up as well for everyone to try out. In addition, Il Palazzo will be displaying different room setup/Off-Premise catering options. And Il Palazzo will have their Catering menus for everyone to explore!

North Jersey Events require experience to back up expertise. Il Palazzo Catering and North Jersey Wedding DJs Luminique Events Group wants to make sure you have an honest good time.

NJ Wedding DJs Luminique Events Group x Il Palazzo Catering Foodtasting | Event DJs

NJ Wedding DJs Luminique Events Group x Il Palazzo Catering Foodtasting | Event DJs

 

Especially relevant, you can bring your family and friends to meet your potential event hosts! Speak with Sal from Il Palazzo to discuss the menu and color scheme for your Event. And enjoy a conversation about your favorite music with Doug and Johnny from Luminique Events Group.

Most noteworthy, we want to use this time as a chance for people to put the faces to the names. Due to the fact we hear from many clients that they hardly know their hosts and entertainers, we are trying to help that change! The best way to celebrate is by celebrating with people you know.

Therefore, if you’re planning a party in 2017 for any occasion, we hope to see you there! And we would all love for you to come and get to know some distinguished options for your celebration!

Finally, any other questions regarding the event feel free to let us or anyone at Il Palazzo know. We look forward to seeing you all!

Take a look at a very recent Sweet Sixteen we did at Il Palazzo! Always a good time!

The Bethwood | Luminique Events Group | NJ Wedding | DJ

Josh & Amanda’s Wedding @ The Bethwood

JOSH & AMANDA HEAD TO THE BETHWOOD FOR THEIR NJ WEDDING

& LUMINIQUE EVENTS GROUP IS RIGHT THERE TO PROVIDE THE DJ FOR THEIR SPECIAL DAY!

 

Luminique Events Group provides more than just a Party – but a whole night of events.

 

    1. We provided a soundtrack for the beautiful outdoor, courtyard Ceremony

 

    1. We provided a soundtrack for the elegant Cocktail Hour in the Cortez Room

 

    1. We hosted a wild, warm party for an awesome group of people with the Professional Aid & Passion from Andrew the Maitre’D

 

TRULY A NIGHT TO REMEMBER

 

We believe there is are two specific factor that helped this night turn into such a success – professionalism & passion. The Two P’s.

An event can take place within almost any setting/caliber. However, when people are spending money on beautiful venues and vendors, they are not just buying a product by any means – but a service. A service that is supposed to be seasoned and tailored after many years of experience and personalization.

 

ANY HUMAN CAN GO OUT AND SPEND $10,000+ ON NICE LOOKING WEBSITES AND GEAR – BUT IT IS HOW YOU USE THESE TOOLS THAT MAKE YOUR “PRODUCT” SPECIAL AND DEMANDED.

 

Luminique Events Group + The Bethwood had that insight and I believe it was apparent.

When a Venue and a Vendor both hold their job to the highest standard and want to express that to a client – an event is the best hands it could possibly be in.

The staff at The Bethwood understands that working together instead of against each other is the only way to get anything done, ever.

 

SO THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT WE DID!

 

Please, if any of you head over to The Bethwood soon, tell the staff, especially Andy – “THANKS” from Luminique Events Group! We strongly encourage clients to at least consider this beautiful location.

 

JOSH & AMANDA – THANK YOU FOR LETTING LUMINIQUE EVENTS GROUP BE APART OF YOUR ONCE IN A LIFE TIME EVENT. WE ARE HONORED TO HAVE HELPED AND BEEN APART OF IT!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BRIDE & GROOM!

 

The Bethwood | Luminique Events Group | NJ Wedding | DJ

The Bethwood | Luminique Events Group | NJ Wedding | DJ

 

Definitely don’t forget to check out the Gallery from this party and the Recap below!!! VVVVV

 

PEACE!

North Jersey | DJ | Luminique Events Group | Sweet Sixteen | North Jersey | Photobooth | Cupsaw Lake

Aspen’s Sweet Sixteen

NO SWEET SIXTEEN LIKE A NORTH JERSEY SWEET SIXTEEN

 

ESPECIALLY IF LUMINIQUE EVENTS GROUP IS THERE…WITH A DJ AND A PHOTOBOOTH

 

This time we were at the Cupsaw Clubhouse in Ringwood, NJ!

 

First things first – we must tell you that we do indeed know this AWESOME group of people.

We have done quite a few parties for this group, so we knew exactly what we were heading too…

 

a long, memorable evening.

 

And why not? The guests and family and friends that we have met at all of these parties are some of the nicest, and most fun people you will ever have the pleasure of meeting. In our case, we had the pleasure and honor of PARTYING WITH THESE PEOPLE! :0

Luminique Events Group is a group of many talents: of course you know we blowed the place out with our DJ services, but we also had our one of a kind Photobooth and our handy Photographer walking around all night documenting the insanity on the dancefloor (pictures AND video)

How does the saying go again?

“pics or it didnt happen”

Well this party definitely happened, look at all the media we have to prove it!

So of course, we had our Electric Grand Introductions, Delicious Dinner, a Touching Sixteen Candles ceremony, and an outrageously packed dancefloor. We almost feel bad for our good friends down at Cupsaw Lake, we keep having parties at their beautiful Clubhouse – which means we are forced on the reg to BEAT UP their brand new Hardwood Flooring!

Just be sure to tell our good friend Paul (who books the parties) that his boys over here at Luminique Events Group will try to keep the Party Insanity at a reasonable minimum…

 

BUT IF YOU ANY OF YOU HAVE BEEN TO OUR PARTIES…YOU KNOW THIS IS UNLIKELY 😉

 

ASPEN & CREW – THANK YOU FOR PARTYING WITH US! IT IS ALWAYS A GREAT TIME. EVERYONE HERE AT LUMINIQUE EVENTS GROUP IS WISHING YOU A HAPPY SWEET SIXTEEN AND NOTHING BUT GOOD THINGS FOR THE FUTURE!

 

DON’T FORGET to check out the Gallery for this party & the Party Recap below VVVV

PEACE!

 

North Jersey | DJ | Luminique Events Group | Sweet Sixteen | North Jersey | Photobooth | Cupsaw Lake

North Jersey | DJ | Luminique Events Group | Sweet Sixteen | North Jersey | Photobooth | Cupsaw Lake

North Jersey | DJ | Luminique Events Group | Sweet Sixteen | North Jersey | Photobooth | Cupsaw Lake

North Jersey | DJ | Luminique Events Group | Sweet Sixteen | North Jersey | Photobooth | Cupsaw Lake

Bat Mitzvah | Clubhouse at Patriot Hills | Luminique Events Group

Jenna’s Bat Mitzvah @ The Clubhouse at Patriot Hills

WONDERING HOW TO HAVE A ONE-OF-A-KIND BAT MITZVAH?

LUMINIQUE EVENTS GROUP & THE CLUBHOUSE AT PATRIOT HILLS CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN!

To start off, we did a Sweet 16 within this family not too too long ago.We knew as soon as we received that phone call with a familiar voice on the other end that we were in for a good time!

Talk about FAMILY & PASSION!

Every single person there was there for two things:

1. FOR JENNA – THE BIRTHDAY GIRL (OBVIOUSLY)

[or so we hope, which was determined by the brutal game of Guest of Honor Trivia we held after dessert…]

& 2. TO CELEBRATE THEIR LOVED ONE’S LIFE

IS THERE NO BETTER REASON TO PARTY?!

The Clubhouse at The Patriot Hills was beautiful! The staff, to say the least, know what they’re doing. Food & Venue were very High-End & Prestigious. What once was part of the grounds of Letchworth Village, The Clubhouse had a rich history and physical atmosphere that gave the “New York State” vibe the East Coast loves.

If you’re over there, make sure you tell Gina & Allison that Doug & John from Luminique Events Group say “Hello” 🙂

Our friend Melissa Griegel was there keeping the kids occupied while they weren’t dancing with us with her Photobooth! Definitely be sure to visit her website and check out her work!!!

This wasn’t the most “traditional” Bat Mitzvah, but that is what Luminique is all about:

STEPPING AWAY FROM THE NORM AND ALLOWING OUR WILDEST DREAMS TO MANIFEST

We ate

played some games & Danced

Took our time with Formalities in the very beginning

Danced

Ate some more

Danced

There was more food, but…

WE DANCED INSTEAD

We do love doing Bat Mitzvahs, or anything Mitzvahs for that matter. But we truly love the most at Luminique Events Group is delivering the product that the people want.

When people are dancing all night and after the party they are looking for their shoes, their jacket – slightly out of breath, and we overhear a guest say to their friend…

“Midnight already? I was just getting started!”

Best of luck to Jenna & her amazing family in the future! We will see you all on the DanceFloor! PEACE!

DONT FORGET to check out the GALLERY & the RECAP from this awesome party!

Skyline Lakes Fire Department | Ringwood NJ | Luminique Events Group

Skyline Lakes Fire Department Installation Dinner

SKYLINE LAKES FIRE DEPARTMENT WORKS CONSTANTLY TO KEEP THEIR BOROUGH & COMPANY SAFE

THEY DESERVE A PARTY

& THAT IS WHAT LUMINIQUE GAVE THEM!

Teamed up with our good friends over @ Portobello’s in Oakland, NJ, Luminique Events Group & Skyline Lakes Fire Department had a FLIPPIN blast at their Annual Installation Dinner!

The staff over at Portobello‘s knows how to cater a party, forreal!!! Next time you’re over there, tell Larissa & our girls – Luminique says “hello” 🙂

We all started upstairs at Portobello’s for a delicious cocktail hour. Then, Skyline Lakes Fire Department had to give some very prestigious awards to their men for all the awesome work they do all year long!

We then ate dinner, & at this point, we were itching to burn up the dancefloor.

For this reason…

we party.

Be sure to check out SLFD’s Website to keep up to date with all of their events where the proceedings go to their Terrific Fire Department!

SKYLINE LAKE FIRE DEPARTMENT!

It has been a pleasure – we will see you on the dancefloor!!!

Be sure to peep the Gallery from this party!

Skyline Lakes Fire Department | Ringwood NJ | Luminique Events Group

Skyline Lakes Fire Department | Ringwood NJ | Luminique Events Group

Manito Elementary | Luminique Events Group | Photobooth | North Jersey

Manito Elementary PTO Party

MANITO ELEMENTARY IS A BEAUTIFUL SCHOOL THAT IS GENUINE IN THEIR MISSION TO DELIVER THE HIGHEST FORM OF ELEMENTARY

LUMINIQUE WAS HONORED TO SUPPLY OUR PHOTOBOOTH FOR SUCH A COOL GROUP OF PEOPLE!

 

A QUOTE FROM THE NORTH JERSEY SCHOOL’S WEBSITE

“While the educational landscape has certainly changed during the last half century, what has remained constant is the Manito staff’s unwavering commitment to maintaining a child-centered environment that prizes and accommodates individual differences among students…”

This says it all; Schooling has changed drastically over the last few years, perhaps for the worst in many ways. HOWEVER, there will always be the Progressive people of America who realize something must be done,

and they do it.

Manito PTO does just that; and for that reason…

WE PARTY.

Luminique Events Group obviously showed up! We were taking care of documenting the party, in other words

our SUPERDOPE PHOTOBOOTH!

True to a lot of parties in February, it was MARDI GRAS themed! We freakin’ love Mardi Gras…

At one of our favorite locations, the Brownstone, we were teamed up with DTM Productions whom was taking care of the music; our mans DJ Mike Wallace & DJ Aaron Aquino.

All night, we were supplying Theme-Related Props & Prints! Supplying this service too 200+ people can get a tad crazy,

but that is what LUMINIQUE is all about.

We had a BLAST with the Manito Elementary PTO & we can’t wait to see them all again!

If anyone from Manito Elementary is reading this…

THANK YOU FOR BEING SUCH AN AWESOME GROUP OF PEOPLE IN NORTH JERSEY TO PARTY WITH!

Be sure to check out the our GALLERY for some STELLAR shots!

Luminique Events Group x Il Palazzo x Jillians Sweet Sixteen x Nicholas Hess Photography

Sweet Sixteen with Jillian @ Il Palazzo

ANOTHER SWEET SIXTEEN FANTASY TURNED INTO REALITY BY LUMINIQUE EVENTS GROUP

This time we were making memories with our friend Jillian!

& do Jillian and her squad know how to party…

True to Luminique Events Group’s ever-building reputation, we had all the levels of Entertainment covered.

PHOTOBOOTH? √

MUSIC? √

We also had our good friend and colleague Nick Hess with us all night as well. Our man was helping us document the entire evening. He has the power for sure…be sure to check his site.

Of course, Il Palazzo had delicious food and drinks being served to our terrific guests. Il Palazzo is a great venue for any event anyone may want to have, but we love rocking a Sweet Sixteen over there forsure!!!

Our Photobooth has been a HIT at Sweet Sixteens and Weddings!

WE ARE BOOKING UP FAST…

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE…

But seriously, go check out our Photobooth and let us know what you think. We would love for all of our fantastic viewers and followers to have the chance of utilizing our one of a kind machine! STAY TUNED FOR SOME EXCLUSIVE PHOTOBOOTH PICTURES FROM THIS PARTY AND OTHERS…

JILL! We had a blast with you and your friends and your family! We will hopefully see you guys soon AND on the Dancefloor!

If all of you out there don’t believe us…

BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE GALLERY FOR THIS EVENT AND OTHERS

& PEEP THIS RECAP…

Luminique Event Group x Il Palazzo x Jillians Sweet Sixteen

Luminique Event Group x Il Palazzo x Jillians Sweet Sixteen

Luminique Event Group x Il Palazzo x Jillians Sweet Sixteen

Luminique Event Group x Il Palazzo x Jillians Sweet Sixteen

Luminique Events Group x The Fiesta x Laxamana Wedding

The Fiesta | Brian & Jennine Laxamana’s Wedding

The Fiesta facilitated a “Dream-Come-True” Wedding – Brian & Jennine Laxamana.

& Luminique Events Group could not have been more honored to be apart of it

Sunday Afternoon spent at The Fiesta with Luminique Events Group? Sounds like a great time. Combine that triad of awesomeness with a madly in love couple…and you have beauty

Luminique Events Group showed up to provide the serenade for the Ceremony and Cocktail Hour. Needless to say, we had the Reception covered too. During the Reception, we also had our one-of-a-kind Photobooth entertaining some of the guests who had to warm up before they hit the dancefloor. AKA, our second home.

Throughout the whole night, we had our close colleague, Nick, walking around taking pictures and documenting the whole night (PEEP THE RECAP BELOW VVVV )

The Fiesta is a beautiful venue. What is a beautiful venue without immaculate staff? This is not an understatement; The Fiesta Staff is one of the best you will have the pleasure of experiencing.

SHOUTOUT TO OUR GOOD FRIEND ABUS WHO HELPED LEAD THE PARTY WITH US THE ENTIRE NIGHT!

Make sure to see his quick cameo in the video 😉

We ate, we drank, we sang, we celebrated,

and most of all, we made memories together

Sometimes in all the excitement of a Wedding, we can forget what a Wedding truly means.

and it means two people becoming one; a fusion of two families, making one big extended family having the ability to make a big extended amount of memories together.

True Love is hard to come by in today’s crazy world, luckily enough for us here at Luminique

we are experiencing it frequently.

BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE GALLERY FOR THIS AWESOME WEDDING!!!

Luminique Events Group x The Fiesta x Laxamana Wedding

Luminique Events Group x The Fiesta x Laxamana Wedding

Luminique Events Group x The Fiesta x Laxamana Wedding

Luminique Events Group x The Fiesta x Laxamana Wedding

Kinnelon Cheerleading x Luminique Events Group

Kinnelon Cheerleading Awards Dinner

KINNELON CHEERLEADING HAS GOT THE SPIRIT FOR SURE!

& LUMINIQUE EVENTS GROUP VOUCHES FOR THEM…

What happens when you want to award your conglomerate of teams for all their awesome work the past season? Well first, you decide that physical awards will be given. Cool. Next step?

find a venue.

Kinnelon Cheer & their administrators made the wise choice of choosing our close friends, Il Palazzo.

Next step?

ENTERTAINMENT.

must I elaborate further?

If you know Luminique Events Group at all, then you KNOW for a FACT that we showed up.

Before we go further, we understand that (normally) half a job consists of “showing up”. However, you must understand that when Luminique “shows up”

WE SHOW UP!

Meaning: We provided three aspects of entertainment that are undeniably important.

Lighting, specifically our Package “A”

Music, Johnny Bobev & Doug Ruccione creating the soundtrack for the evening

Our one-of-a-kind Photobooth, snapping pictures for three (3) hours. All photos taken at the Photobooth were printed out on the spot; beautiful 4×6 prints with Kinnelon Cheer’s logo on each picture.

At Luminique, we believe that every occassion where people get together deserves to be remembered.

Congratulations on an AWESOME season, Kinnelon! We hope to see you all on the Dance Floor soon enough!

Be sure to check out the GALLERY for this party!

Kinnelon Cheerleading x Luminique Events Group

Kinnelon Cheerleading x Luminique Events Group

Don’t believe us? Peep the recap!