IF YOUR ANSWER IS YES TO 1 OF THE 2 QUESTIONS BELOW THEN THIS BLOG POST IS FOR YOU.
1. are you getting married // do you know + love someone who is getting married?
2. do you like to move it, move it?
i [ash] had the immense joy of spending an afternoon last weekend with the fun, talented, soft hearted, mega babe christine white; owner + DJ of Valley Gals Event DJ’s. today, we’re featuring her beautiful self + business because we whole heartedly believe in who she is and the joy she brings into this world [*untz untz untz*]. take a looksie through our mini session + our first ever vendor interview below.
oh. and we’ve teamed up to create a killer deal..
tell us a little bit about Valley Gals Event DJs..
We are a complete DJ service which means we come to you, set up and take down our equipment, DJ, MC, provide lighting, play games and get to know our client’s vision 100% before we even get to the event, so that we know exactly what you want… because after all, it’s your party!!!
The company first started because my best friend and I had a vision to bring something different to the DJ industry, which mostly consists of men. We both had weddings that we meticulously planned for and we knew every detail it takes to throw an amazing party and why wouldn’t we? We are women, natural multi-taskers and party people! So this is how we started – we combined talents, she managed the bookings and I DJ’d for the events and it was love at first business name approval!
We opened in November 2011 and because of our names and reputations already in the industry (her event managing and mine DJ’ing for another company in town), we took off! After almost a year of working together, my partner and I decided it was best to close our partnership and maintain our friendship. However, I took over the company in order to provide for my amazing family of 3 little girls (future Valley Gals), and not to mention the fact that DJ’ing is my dream career!!! And because the name had caught on, I kept it and decided to train some other Valley Gals, who would be phenomenal women DJ’s, just like our reputation promises.
tell us some of the important parts about who Christine White is; the lady behind the music..
Well, if I could describe myself as a song, it would be Life is a Highway by Tom Cochrane because I am passionate for life, love and all of the above. ;)
can you share a story // memory of your decision to take the leap of starting your own DJ business..
I remember staying up every single night when we first made the decision to open the business. I had two girls under the age of 4 and a 3 month old baby at the time and I was exhausted, but I couldn’t stop thinking of names, slogans, licences, contracts, advertisements… in general, I am a perfectionist and wanted everything to be perfect! ;)
what was one of your most favourite moments DJing..
At one of the many amazing weddings I have DJ’d for, the men and women got on the dance floor to Meatloaf’s Paradise by the Dashboard Lights, lined up in front of each other and took turns singing each part back and forth… I will never forget it!
what makes Valley Gals Event DJs different..
The fact that we are women! The thing is, women plan nearly every event that is ever thrown! We know how to listen, understand and create the magic, in part due to the fact that we’ve all watched Cinderella a million times and we want the fairy-tale ending. <3
what’s one of the wildest things that has happened at one of your weddings..
At one wedding I was at, the bridal party came out from behind a curtain in nothing but small, small, R-rated “outfits.” Let’s just say, Nelly was right, it WAS hot in there!
when do you feel most happy // fulfilled // in love with what you do..
The moment when I see everyone on the dance floor with their hands raised, jumping up and down laughing and screaming, or when a slow song comes on and everyone has their loved ones close, singing and closing their eyes… I fall in love with DJ’ing all over again. Plus it doesn’t hurt that people tell me they love me… it’s amazing what good music can do!!!
what is most important to you as a wedding DJ..
There are many important parts to DJ’ing for weddings, but one of the most important parts is being attentive and listening to the bride’s lifelong dream for her wedding. The other is to do our job as professionals. We know how to get the dance floor going and read the crowd to maintain the desired atmosphere and although it is our job, it is much more than that. Music is so expressive and beautiful, it allows people to connect on a deeper level, and knowing our client allows us to reach those intimate levels and create lifelong memories for them.
can you fill us in on your magical musical process..
The magic of being a good DJ comes from listening to our clients vision and using our professional background to create it for them – knowing how to keep the crowd going and when to slow it down… there is a science to DJ’ing! And music isn’t the only way to make a night amazing; it takes some special touches like fun announcements or games to keep the party going if it starts to die down. It’s all about interaction… the more people dance and interact, the better the party is going to be!
do you have a dream wedding you’d love to DJ..
Dream weddings happen all the time for us. Every wedding we do is someone’s dream and that’s what we intend to help with… creating the magic.
what’s the best way for a lovely bride to contact you..
If you want to know more about Valley Gals Event DJ’s, we would LOVE to hear from you!
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org // Facebook // Twitter // Phone: 604-701-9133.
However you contact us, we want to provide our amazing services for your event!