Wilmington NC is a huge destination wedding spot. So when out-of-town brides and grooms are researching different venues and vendors here it can get overwhelming quickly! It seems that when you google any wedding category, a hundred different names come up, and some I’ve never even heard of before. I am always happy to give out my preferred vendor list when I get to meet couples in person- but I also wanted to take that a step further and interview the real industry leaders here in town. This Vendor Spotlight is with Jay Tatum, owner of Active Entertainment. He and his staff are not only extremely talented DJs, but also great MC’s. And the MC portion of their job is often one of the things people don’t think about when picturing their wedding and especially reception flowing perfectly throughout the night. A DJ can make or break your party- seriously.. I’ve seen ALL types of good and bad!
A few weeks ago Jay and I got up together to put this post together and here is a little bit of our conversation:
JT: As a child I would spend hours waiting for songs to come on the radio so I could record them onto a cassette tape. Once I had the songs that I wanted, I would take a dual cassette boom box and splice songs together to make my own custom mixes. Although I wasn’t DJing, I use to love watching the reaction of my friends as they listened to my spliced together mixes. By the time I had entered college I had amassed a pretty good size record collection. By chance, my roommate had been offered a job as a bouncer at a brand new dance club. He told the owner that I had a lot of music but I didn’t know how to DJ. Lucky, they took a chance with me and offered me a night which went on to be their busiest night. And as they say… the rest is history.
Contact Active Entertainment HERE to check their availability and set up a consultation.
Photo Credit: Millie Holloman Photography
This private residence on Shinn’s Point was the beautiful backdrop for Lauren and Lars’ Wilmington wedding. Both love the water and being surrounded by nature, so this property was the perfect location for them to get married. Special thanks to Do Me A Favor Weddings for the beautiful design and coordination of this day! Lauren and Lars, we wish you ALL the best and it was an honor to spend your wedding day with you!!
Event Coordination: Do Me A Favor Weddings
Desserts: Creative Cake Design
Catering: A Thyme Savor
Rentals: Party Suppliers
Lighting: High Performance Lighting
Entertainment: Overtyme Band
Transportation: Azalea Limousine