Sweet Sixteen Tag

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!

Luminique Events Group |The Fiesta | Photobooth | Wedding | NJ North Jersey Event DJ

What Makes a Party a…PARTY?!

WHEN THROWING AN EVENT IN NJ, ONE WILL MOST LIKELY HAVE AN IMAGE IN THEIR HEAD OF HOW THEY WISH FOR IT GO. NORTH JERSEY HAS SOME OF THE MOST CREATIVE PARTY-THROWERS WE’VE SEEN HERE AS A DJ @ LUMINIQUE EVENTS GROUP.

 

BEING IN THIS BUSINESS FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS NOW, WE HAVE ACQUIRED AN INVALUABLE INSIGHT AS AN EVENT DJ. WHAT TO ADD TO YOUR EVENT. AND WHAT NOT TO ADD. ENHANCEMENTS THAT BRING THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF FINESSE. AND WHAT MAY JUST BE A BIT EXCESSIVE (YES, EXCESS IS A BIG THING HERE IN NJ).

 

So we have just uncovered from the Luminique Events Group CONFIDENTIAL FILES some MAJOR KEYS for your event to be A NIGHT TO REMEMBER!

 


 

FIRST OF ALL, FIND A REASON TO CELEBRATE.

WHAT is the reason we are all gathering together in North Jersey? Any reason is a good reason to party. Life can get wild sometimes. Therefore, it is important for us to unwind sometimes. That’s our word!

 

AND WHAT DAY & TIME ARE WE COMING TOGETHER?

Try and communicate with the people you want at your event. Try and pick a date & time, preferably a weekend, that you know your loved ones and Party-Partners will be able to attend.

 

 SO WHERE ARE CELEBRATING?

If you’re planning your event somewhere in NJ or North Jersey, be prepared to be OVERWHELMED by choices! There are so many stellar venues that can cater to ANY budget and ANY request. Check out this article to see which venues we LOVE @ Luminique Events Group.

 

FINALLY, HOW ARE YOU GOING TO CELEBRATE?

This is where Luminique Events Group comes in to help you bring your dreams to fruition for your event! Are there going to be Lights? An MC? A Photographer? Videographer? A Photobooth? Games? Or do you just want the space to be together with your loved ones to eat, drink, talk and catch up? That’s cool. But, Luminique Events Group advises AT THE VERY LEAST to book a DJ. Someone who can handle all the communication that has to go down at an event. Whether it is a formal event, or just a regular good ol’ party, having another set of hands, ears, and eyes for you IS A BLESSING!

 

AFTER ALL, THIS IS A PARTY THAT YOU’RE THROWING. DON’T YOU WANT TO ENJOY IT?

 


 

THE ABOVE LISTED ARE NECESSITIES. EVERYTHING ELSE COMES WITH DESIRE; AND LUMINIQUE EVENTS GROUP IS HERE TO SATISFY THAT AS WELL.

 

Here is an example of a Party we hosted at our one of our Bases, Portobello in Oakland, NJ! We had Intelligent Lighting, our Laser, Uplights, Fog Machine, and our Photobooth!

 

The Bethwood | Grand Entrance | Luminique Events Group | New Jersey Weddings | DJs

Why We Push Our Clients to do a Grand Introduction

THINK BACK ON ONE OF THE WEDDINGS YOU HAVE EVER BEEN TOO, ESPECIALLY HERE IN NEW JERSEY: WAS THERE A GRAND ENTRANCE, LEAD BY YOUR DJS?

A GRAND ENTRANCE is a great way to begin the celebration of your milestone. Whether it is for Weddings, a Sweet Sixteen, or any event that is in honor of someONE or someTHING.

 

BUT WAIT!

Portobello | Grad Party | North Jersey | DJ | Photobooth | Wedding DJ New Jersey

Portobello | Grad Party | North Jersey | DJ | Photobooth | Wedding DJ New Jersey

Your DJs over here at Luminique Events Group have been noticing that some people are beginning to steer away from doing a Grand Entrance. Although some reasons as to why not are “acceptable”, Luminique Events Group believes in MAKING A BIG DEAL. That is what our clients deserve.

 

By way of example, here are Luminique Events Group’s TOP 3 Excuses as to why people don’t like doing a Grand Entrance & how we debunk them!

 


 

“WE WANT TO SAVE MORE TIME FOR PARTYING AND DANCING

 

Guess what: so do your DJs! And most probably your guests! We live, breath, and bleed partying. However, if you’re on the fence of doing a Grand Intro and are unsure because of this reason – remember: THE GRAND ENTRANCE SHOULD BE PART OF YOUR PARTY!

Luminique Events Group |The Fiesta | Photobooth |Grand Entrance | Wedding DJ New Jersey

Luminique Events Group |The Fiesta | Photobooth |Grand Entrance | Wedding DJ New Jersey

A Grand Introduction, when done correctly, is the PERFECT precursor to the party. Trust us, we would not allow a bland Introduction.

 

“WE DON’T WANT OUR PARTY BEING LIKE ‘OTHER PARTIES‘”

 

our Motto, which should probably be turned into our Vision Statement: No Party is EVER the same!

Booking Luminique, your event is already going to stand out ;). We make sure that we approach each event as a new challenge – nothing is ever the same to us at Luminique. And if nothing is ever the same to us here, how could we approach an event the same way we approached an event the week before? And since we’re leading your Introduction, and we look approach each event individually…how is your Introduction going to be “like the other party”? Let that question sink for a bit.

As long as you’re not coming out to “I Gotta Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas, you’re already out of the realm of normalcy!

 

“WE DON’T WANT THE SPOTLIGHT ON US”

And we understand at Luminique that some people don’t like attention and…

HOLD UP! Dont like attention? Open your eyes, fam…

THIS IS YOUR PARTY!!!

Weddings DJs New Jersey | Luminique Events Group

Weddings DJs New Jersey | Luminique Events Group

You have been working hard. Day in & day out, to make this event HAPPEN! If it’s a Wedding, a Sweet Sixteen…ANYTHING that has a dedication! This event is for you. Everyone has gathered for you. So whether you like it or not, THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON YOU! And we will make sure that it is the most generous spotlight that has ever pointed in your direction 🙂

 


 

At the end of the day, it is YOUR event – and we are here for YOU. Once you’re in our hands at Luminique Events Group, our insight and talent are at YOUR disposal. Basically, we’ll do anything you want to assure you have a “DREAM COME TRUE EVENT”.

 

...but that certainly doesn’t stop us from tossing you some Suggestions 🙂

 

To find out more about what we do at Luminique Events Group for Weddings in New Jersey, give us a shout! Or check out our Gallerywebsite and figure out how we can make sure you have a Rad Time! Peace!

HERE’S A GOOD EXAMPLE OF A SWEET SIXTEEN GRAND ENTRANCE THAT WAS THE DEFINITION OF “UNIQUE”…

North Jersey Wedding DJ | Vendor Teamwork | Luminique Events Group | New Jersey Wedding DJ Johnny Bobev

Vendors Who Work Together as a Team Make a Strong Difference, Here’s WHY

THE NORTH JERSEY WEDDING DJ INDUSTRY IS HECTIC.

 

Our Load-Ins and Set-ups can become tough. Times are constantly changing. Venues sometimes dislike us due to past bad experiences. Other Vendors may find us annoying. Sometimes even, guests will not even request songs.

 

WE ARE LUMINIQUE EVENTS GROUP AND WE DO. NOT. LIKE. THIS SCENARIO!

 

CALLING ALL VENDORS AND VENUES! LET US REMIND YOU: we are all here for the same thing – to throw a MAGNIFICENT PARTY.

 

So WHY do we feel like we are pulling in different directions?

 

I suppose these pre-conceived notions from other vendors and venues come simply from bad experiences. We cannot knock you guys for stuff out of your control.

 

HOWEVER, we can hopefully shine some light to all perform better, together.

AS THE CLASSIC SAYING GOES, “REAL RECOGNIZE REAL”.

 

Luckily, Luminique Events Group [even being a North Jersey DJ ;)] has not had to deal with many bad spots between Vendors & Venues = we never let it happen.

  • First thing we choose to do is touch base with the Staff & Management – let them know that the Entertainment for the evening has arrived!

     

  • We then touch base with other Vendors that are working the event as well

     

  • We like to try & foster COMMUNICATION & TEAMWORK between all three (3) working factors: Vendors, Venue, Guests & Clients.

     

 

Luminique Events Group trying to check this Checklist at every party, no matter what kind of party or where, usually leads to a VERY SUCCESSFUL EVENT! We let our associates and guests know, up front, that we are serious about our job.

 

We try to make it known we are here to have a good time, but professionally.

 

Once all the controllers of an event link up & tackle the task at hand together, the minds work in sync to assure that each guest has a MEMORABLE EVENING.

 

We do believe that it is important for guests and people who may be thinking about throwing a North Jersey Wedding or any other party to try and bring together a combination of renowned, professional vendors. You can rest assured that Luminique Events Group is professional and will be taking care of you!

 

But for your convenience, we have listed and connected a few of our Preferred Venues below for you to check out 🙂

 

PEACE & HAPPY PLANNING!

 

just to name a few…ASK ABOUT OUR OTHER VENDORS! 973-850-9369 info@luminiqueeventsgroup.com

North Jersey Wedding DJ | Vendor Teamwork | Luminique Events Group

North Jersey Wedding DJ | Vendor Teamwork | Luminique Events Group

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

Luminique Events Group Firefly 2-0 Photobooth

Firefly 2-0 Photobooth is the “Hottest DJ Trend of 2016”

BREAKING NEWS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS!!!

FIREFLY 2-0 PHOTOBOOTH IS THE “HOTTEST DJ TREND OF 2016”!!!

Fashion Week Photo Booth Firefly 2-0 Photobooth | Luminique Events Group

Luminique Photo Booth & Step-And-Repeat Firefly 2-0 Photobooth | Luminique Events Group

 

BUT YOU KNOW LUMINIQUE EVENTS GROUP HAD THE TREND IN 2015…

Our Photobooth is a pure hit. All of our guests love it! Those lucky enough to see it, that is…

and of course, we freakin’ love it!

We can do whatever you would like; supplying a variety of customizable prints, graphics, logos…basically anything you may want to use our Photobooth for, we got it.

In addition to your hardcopy prints, you can post your Pictures & Videos (yes, videos) to all Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.). You can also send yourself the Photo/Video to your phone via text and/or email.

you’re connected.

Please, do not even ask us about props…

we got props.

Firefly 2-0 Photobooth | Luminique Events Group

Firefly 2-0 Photobooth | Luminique Events Group

Please feel free to check out our Photobooth page and find out for yourself why our Firefly 2-0 Photobooth is one of the HOTTEST things out right now!

you could also get a little sneak peek…

Ramapo Spring Valley High School | Luminique Events Group | Photobooth

Ramapo Spring Valley High School | Luminique Events Group | Photobooth

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 | Best Entrance Song for a Sweet Sixteen

Best Entrance Song for a Sweet Sixteen

 THE BEST ENTRANCE SONG FOR A SWEET SIXTEEN DEPENDS ENTIRELY ON THE SWEET SIXTEEN…

Try to figure out what song best suits you and what you are all about. The Best Entrance Song for a Sweet Sixteen usually gives chills to the Sweet Sixteen as she walks out with the spotlight on her, greeting all her guests like the Queen of England.. The song chosen also normally gets a CRAZY response from the guests!

If you chose a song that “describes you perfectly”, all your family & friends will know it right away!

this party is for you, and don’t you forget it…

Again, the best entrance song for a sweet sixteen should be chosen by THE SWEET SIXTEEN, Luminique Events Group can only give you suggestions…

& some personal favorites from our numerous Sweet Sixteens in 2015 🙂

Like we said, these are just a few of the entrance songs we played this past year. We would put our whole history up…but we would most likely break the internet.

 

WHAT IS/WAS/GOING TO BE YOUR SWEET SIXTEEN GRAND ENTRANCE SONG?

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Karli’s Sweet Sixteen at The Cupsaw Clubhouse

Karli’s Sweet Sixteen at the Cupsaw Clubhouse was a night to remember,

and here’s why…

Doug Ruccione & Johnny Bobev of Luminique Events Group say it doesn’t matter WHERE you’re AT, but WHO you are there WITH, and Karli’s Sweet Sixteen at the Cupsaw Clubhouse shows you why…!

and that is the truth

Don’t get us wrong; an extravagant fairytale event is one way, but what if you are just trying to dance and celebrate for a few hours…? Karli’s Sweet Sixteen at the Cupsaw Clubhouse showed us exactly what to do; get a local hall, let your friends know, and get the right entertainment 😉

Instead of the standard 4 hour reception that we normally cater too @ Luminique Events Group, Karli’s Sweet Sixteen at the Cupsaw Clubhouse was a 5 hour reception! Packed with traditions, home-made food, and of course a Luminique Events Group PACKED DANCEFLOOR…

Such an awesome family and radical group of friends; you know you are somewhere special with someone special when EVERYONE is smiling and having a good time!

we live in such a crazy time, so we need to cherish the good times we come across

Karli’s Sweet Sixteen at the Cupsaw Clubhouse was a no doubt celebration for the books. One of the guests came up to Johnny & I afterwards as we were breaking down the set up and asked us…

” who had the bright idea of a party only being a few hours?! “

Make sure you peep the recap right below VVVV go subscribe on our Youtube Channel to stay up-to-date on all of our awesome parties and check out our other Social Media Outlets @luminiqueeventsgroup ! See you at the next legendary Sweet Sixteen…