Friday, October 30, 2009


THE RAVEN AT SOUTH MOUNTAIN FOR WEDDINGS - We are thrilled to be added to the list of preferred professionals by The Raven for weddings and events here ! What a wonderful place to have a wedding and the backdrop of the golf course is absolutley stunning ! We recently entertained at a wedding here for Melissa & Kevin Varner who were married on Oct 17th 2009 ! It was a gorgeous day and the ceremony took place on the golf course with a string quartet playing in the background!  The cocktail hour followed up in the lounge area where guest listened to jazz and the couples favorite songs ! The room was decked out in hanging pink & white lanterns and candles were lit ! After the cocktail hour was over the guest are moved to an stunning open air tent that overlooks the golf course and a huge waterfall ! The room again was decorated with pink & black decor and the centerpeices were dome by one of our favorites FLOWER POWER WEDDINGS in chandler. Jenny is a remarkable florist and has great prices and does a wonderful job !  Juan had a wonderful time as the Emcee/Dj that night and enjoyed for the first time having an deaf interpretor for the evening since the bride does that for a living !

Our photobooth was a hit - Even the staff had so much fun getting into and taking some fun photos at the end ! Az Celebrity Dj is looking forward to some more fun weddings at the Raven !

Laura is the Wedding Specialist at the Raven and can be reached there Monday - Friday  602-304-3720 or by email at

We had sometime to ask Laura some Questions about her property and here is what she says !
Please tell us about the RAven and its Location ?
The Raven is a unique wedding venue, unlike any other in the valley. We have over 6,000 imported pines, water features, and rolling fairways which provides a scenic backdrop for your wedding.

Laura - Tell us about yourself and why you love working at The Raven ?
I have been working at The RAven for about 2 years now, and really love it!
Not only do I get to work with an amazing staff but I have a unique venue centrally located with some of the most bueatiful backdrops in the valley !

What is the Craziest wedding Story you can share with us ?
HAHA well I have plenty of crazy stories from our weddings , the most memorable one , was when one of my wedding guest , after drinking a bit to much , decided to go for a swim in the water feature on the 18th green.  He for some reason thought it would be a good idea to take a dip in the pond , while his friends stood alongside watching and laughing.  NO DAMAGE WAS DONE. Thankfully !

What tip do you have for brides who maybe reading this ?
I always tell my brides there is no reason to stress on all the details , thats why I am here at The RAven to help them plan their wedding of their dreams ! And always try and have fun with it !

OK YOU HAVE READ THIS FARIF YOU MENTION THIS BLOG WHEN BOOKING THE RAVEN - Luara will give you a discount of $250.00 off any wedding package - You must mention this before you book The Raven and say you saw this on AZ CELEBRITY DJ's BLOG !

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy HAlloween !

In The Spirit of Halloween - I loved this picture and I wanted to share it with anyone thinking about planning a wedding on Halloween or close to it ! This year Halloween falls on a saturday night which is popular  for weddings ! There are so many cool ideas you could do with planning a wedding or a party for Halloween ! Enjoy the cute ideas !

We will be having our annual Haunted House in Queen Creek - Call us or come by 

2069 W mineral Butte
Queen Creek

The Sandoval !

One of Our weddings is Featured in AZ FINEST WEDDING SITES ~!

So Im on my normal afternoon break from our kiddos while all of them are at school doing what all other moms do , run errands, grocery shop , stop for coffee , get gas - I walk in to Bashas and I get a coffee and I head over to the Magazine aisle to pick up the latest wedding Magazines to see whats going on or what I have missed out on or just to catch up on new trends ! Im flipping through AZ Finest Wedding Magazine Sites and Services and I see one of our Couples featured in a double layout all about their wedding ! kelley 7 Chris were married March 29th 2008 at The Phoenix Country Club and it was a gorgeous wedding reception! We had met them at Kelley's cousins wedding in Gilbert a few months earlier and they ended up booking our company ! Congrats for making the magazine for one of the Top weddings of 2008 ! We were thrilled to be part of that day ! Pick up a copy at Bashas and check it out !

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Ok so I thought I would write a few things about one of the events we do here and there and give some background to many of you who have never been to a Mitzvah or some may never have heard of one !   Stephanie has been to many Mitzvahs since part of my family is jewish and this is a custom thing we do when a boy or a girl turns 13 !
In the Jewish religion it is customary when a boy or a girl turn 13 they have a ceremony marking that they are older and that they are responsible for the choices they make in life and also in the religion they follow. If you are a boy you are having a BAR MITZVAH and if you are a girl you are having a BAT MITZVAH. The Ceremony usually involves the young person being called to read the Torah and depending on what type of congregation they belong to the young person might also say a few things during a special service. They are also responsible for following the jewish laws now on their own versus the parents being responsible.
One thing I read but do not know for a fact that its true is that they can be legally married according to the jewish law ! Dont worry no one in our family has ever been  married at 13 !

The Ceremony usually is in the morning where all the religious things are done and is followed at night with a big party. Some Mitzvahs are themed or have a room for adults and then a room for kids ! There is always a meal for everyone to eat  offered with a Motzi ( blessing & cutting Haleh Bread) and then there is a candle lighting ceremony - This can be done at the service but many people do it now at the party and how it works is the girl or boy will have 13 people that are important in their lives come up and light a candle and he or she will say a few words on who they are or who they represent to him !

Also traditional Dances as in The Hora - I love the Hora Its so much funand you do not have to be jewish to do it ! The Dj gets everyone in a few circles and we put the Birthday boy/girl in the middle and they start to the right and the go to the left - 10 men or as much as it takes to lift  the birthday boy in a chair a few times !

Watch it on You Tube so you will know it if you are ever invited to a Mitzvah ! Anyway I thought this would be something fun to write about since we do Mitzvahs from time to time !

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New AD for AZ BRIDE MAGAZINE - We hope you like it !

We wanted to give a sneak peak to our new ad that will be out in the JAnuary 2010 Arizona Bride Magazine ! We hope you like it - Thank you for allowing us to use the picture This is Life Photography ( MArissa) and thank you for creating such a hip ad for us Lilet at Light Rain Images !

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