DJ Lalo Flores performed at this quinceañera that took place at the Castlewood Event Center in Englewood, Colorado. What really set it apart from other quinces, is that there were 3 birthday girls instead of one. The young ladies had a fantastic, choreographed waltz with a special remix that DJ Lalo Flores created (which you can see in the video below) . In addition, DJ Lalo Flores played 3 different songs for the father of the quinceañeras to share a special moment with each one of his daughters. Although it is traditional for the father to change the birthday girls shoes, the mother of the quinceañeras took over that duty because the dad though he would be too emotional to do it. After a delicious dinner, DJ Lalo encouraged the guests to join the dance floor. It helps that DJ Lalo is bilingual and can make announcements in English and Spanish. He played top 40 hits in English and a variety of latin dance songs in Spanish too. There were salsas, bachatas, merengues, and of course,cumbias. DJ Lalo also took requests and played mariachi songs and norteño music for the older guests who appreciate great music. Of course, everyone enjoyed classics like El Payaso de Rodeo and The Cupid Shuffle. The dance floor was full the whole night and it was three times the fun . Don't forget to hire DJ Lalo Flores for your next XV quinceanera celebration in Denver, Greeley , Fort Collins, Aurora and everywhere in between.
DJ LALO FLORES has been performing at weddings since 2001. This is a compilation video from some of the weddings in 2015. The footage includes highlights from the ceremony like the processional, jumping the broom, sand ceremony and the first kiss; from the reception, toasts, cake cutting, garter and bouquet tosses and also a lot of dancing. You can rest assured that DJ Lalo will help your wedding be a success by helping you plan out the order of events and helping you with the music selection so everything flows smoothly. The weddings in the video took place in venues in Estes Park, Fort Collins, Greeley, Colorado Springs, Denver and Aurora, and surrounding areas.
DJ Lalo Flores had the honor of performing at this wedding that took place at Club Tico in Fort Collins Colorado.
The bride and groom were looking for a bilingual dj that could make announcements and make sure the time-line of events flowed smoothly. DJ Lalo Flores met with the couple before hand at a Starbucks in Denver to make sure he understood the vision for the big day. The bride selected 'I DO' by Jessie James Decker to walk down the aisle for her processional. The groom had a very specific taste in latin music in Spanish, on the other hand the bride was more into top 40 and country music. DJ Lalo Flores was able to read the crowd and kept the dance floor packed all night. The guests requested cumbias sonideras, merengues, bachatas, norteñas and zapateados. Lalo Flores was assisted that night by his wife who played the role of day of coordinator and made sure all the events flowed smoothly. She lined up the bridal party for the ceremony, and made sure the officiants microphone was sounding good. She even helped pour some champagne for the toast and serve the cake for the guests. DJ Lalo's bilingual skills came in handy as he was able to MC (emcee) and make all the announcements in English and Spanish. Check out some of the pictures below and also some highlights in this compilation video. Don't forget to contact DJ Lalo Flores if you are having a wedding in Fort Collins, Denver,Aurora, Estes Park, Greeley or anywhere in between!
Make your first dance extra memorable by customizing it. Let me remix two or more songs of your choosing to surprise your guests. In this video, Matt and Amber show off their dance skills to everyone's delight! Matt's aunt, Linda Goodrich, helped them professionally choreograph this exciting number. I can also remix your song for the ceremony entrance or play a song or a sound clip with a special meaning to enhance your toast. Contact DJ Lalo Flores today!
DJ Lalo Flores is here to help you answer the question on how many sound setups you will need for your wedding. For 95% of weddings, I bring at least one sound setup. This consists of 2 JBL 515XT powered speakers, a wireless microphone and a mixer where you can also plug in an IPOD, guitar or microphone if you were to have a special singer during the wedding ( duos, trios and bands should bring their own equipment if they are to play during the wedding). My sound system is loud enough for up to 200 guests. If all your events ( ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing) are all taking place in the exact same location of the venue, and I don't need to move my setup, then you will only need one setup for your entire event.
One of the advantages of hiring DJ Lalo Flores is that I can provide additional setups for a low price, only 50 dollars per additional sound setup, take a look at pricing for complete details. Lets look at some examples: The following wedding needed a total of 3 sound setups: one for the ceremony , one for the cocktail hour and one for the reception.
At this particular wedding, the ceremony took place at the top of a mountain top. There was no electrical outlet to plug into within 25 feet, but the venue had a power generator that I was able to use. When we sign a contract, there is a stipulation that there be an electrical outlet within 25 feet that I can use since I don't own a generator (although we could always work something out, like bringing a different battery powered speaker for smaller ceremonies). Most of the time though, venues have outlets readily available. For ceremonies, I bring 1 JBL 515XT speaker, a computer to play the music, and a wireless microphone on a stand that the officiant and bride and groom can use so the guests can hear the vows.
Cocktail hour setup
The second part of the wedding took place at a outdoor patio near a river. The venue had an electrical outlet very close by, During cocktail hour I play a nice blend of classic and modern songs at a comfortable volume so that guests can mingle and enjoy the hors d'oeuvres and drinks. I can also play a set made up of songs of your choosing that have a special meaning to you. I provide a planning form to help you select the playlist.
The third part of the wedding took place indoors. The venue had many electrical outlets near my setup. The advantage of multiple setups, is that it helps with the flow of events; I made an announcement of the microphone to start heading in and there was already music playing indoors. The guests were excited for the bride and groom's grand entrance. The only small issue is that dinner was to take place in the dining hall and not on the main floor. This was fixed by me turning the speaker a few degrees and moving the speaker as far as I could from my mixer, and the venue opening the doors to let the sound in. Had the dinner been further away, or separated by a wall , then I would have had to bring a 4th sound setup, but I always try to make it work by moving equipment as much as possible to save you money. After introductions, the guests had dinner, toast were made, and then everyone moved to the dance floor to witness the awesome first dance, father-daughter dance, mother-son dance , bouquet and garter toss and cake cutting. After that everyone filled the dance floor and had a great night dancing.
Contact me to discuss your audio needs
As you can see from the pictures above, three different areas needed sound. Contact DJ Lalo Flores and go over the floor plans to see how many setups you need for your wedding. 95% of weddings need sound in at least one location. If I am able to plug into the P.A. system and not use my own speakers, I can offer you a discount off the total price. Keep in mind that many venue's PA systems were not designed to play music at loud levels that guests enjoy dancing to ( they are designed more for speeches and light background music). In addition, some venues charge the couple more money to use to use the house sound system. Save money and let me take care of your audio needs. You also get some free lighting when you book your date.
There is now more music available than a person could hear in their lifetime. Sadly, the radio stations only play maybe 1% of it and 99% of great music goes unheard...
Sometimes, it can be hard to pick which songs to listen to. My awesome wife and EMCEE got me a book for my birthday called 1000 Songs to Hear Before You Die. I enjoy learning about the story behind the songs and about the artists themselves. For example , did you know that "Save the last dance for me" was inspired by the wedding of famous composer Doc Pomus? Pomus had polio and was in a wheelchair during his wedding to a Broadway dancer. The lyrics then become like a page from his autobiography:
Oh, I know that the music's fine
Like sparkling wine go and have your fun
Laugh and sing but while we're apart
Don't give your heart to anyone
But don't forget who's taking you home
And in whose arms you're gonna be
So darlin', save the last dance for me
If you like Save the Last Dance for Me, you could use it for your last dance at your wedding when you hire DJ LALO FLORES.
What songs do you think that I should hear before I die? Leave me a comment below.
DJ LALO FLORES has been performing at weddings, quinceañeras and special events for over 15 years