Sunday, December 26, 2010

Blog RePost

I have to give props to photographer Stephanie Haller for a job well done. I wanted to share a post from a wedding she shot that I DJ'd this year, so check it out!

Thanks again for a wonderful 2010!

Adam Tiegs
Adam's DJ Service

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Happy Holidays and Seasons Greetings!

Wishing all who read our blog a wonderful and prosperous 2011!
Thank you for helping make 2010 great for us.
All the best,
Adam, Ellen & Elisa Tiegs (DJ in Training!)

And a special thanks to our corporate clients - we hope to serve you in the years to come!
Microsoft Corp.
Columbia Tower Club
Redhook Brewery
Novelty Hill Januik Winery
Party Outfitters
Lucky Lady Events
Lancer Catering
Jazz Unlimited Band
Great Wolf Lodge
Queen of Seattle
Sound Ford
Northland Communications
GigOptix, Inc.
SEIU Healthcare
Bradken - Atlas
Country Aire Technologies
Waterways Cruises
City of Tacoma
Elite Line Services
Gig Harbor Golf Club
Saybr Contractors
C Horton Productions
City Lights Cruises
Dolce Media
Bellevue Club
Ray's Boathouse
U.S. Airforce
U.S. Army
U.S. Navy
Seattle Skyline Rotary
Clover Park Technical College
Tacoma Art Museum
...and the many schools we've done events for!
Please keep in touch...

Monday, November 29, 2010

Seattle Wedding Vendors for 2011

I wanted to share the list of our current preferred vendors and professional references. We really enjoy working with the following people and enjoy when our clients tell us about their good experiences with our referrals. So here's a sneek peek at who we like to work with.

Coordinators/Planners Adam Recommends:
RED LETTER EVENTS – Heather & Jason Mook – 253-292-3732 –

A NEW CHAPTER – Jenny Harding – 206-853-2142 –

SERENITY WEDDINGS – Ellen Peterson – 253-878-1428 –

TAYLOR’D EVENTS – Jennifer Taylor – 425-444-7264 –

TRUE COLORS EVENTS – Travis McBurney – 206-890-8422 –

TLB EVENTS – Tammi Barber – 253-226-5986 –

MCKENZIE KATE WEDDINGS – Sherry Smith – 206-714-0157 -

SIMPLY CELEBRATIONS & EVENTS – Nancy Skipton – 206-601-6957 –

A BRIDE’S DREAM – Lisa Brenneman – 206-412-1190 -

Live Musicians Adam Recommends:
JAZZ UNLIMITED BAND – Duane Wright – 866-337-2111 –

ARISA HOUSTON (Harp) – 360-394-3689 –

BAGPIPE ENTERTAINMENT – Tyrone Heade – 206-285-4989 –

ARCOBALANO STRINGS (Solo/Duo/Trio) – Nicole Williams – 253-678-8244 –

JENNIFER IOVANNE (Piano) – Jennifer Iovanne – 206-384-7952 –

COLIMA (Mariachi Band) – Sergio Rodriguez – 206-250-5392 –

JULIAN CATFORD (Guitar) – 206-546-5487 –

Officiants Adam Recommends:

NORTHWEST CEREMONIES AND CELEBRATIONS – Annemarie Juhlian – 425-922-1325 – (Bainbridge Island)

REVEREND RAY – Ray Van Winkle – 425-742-2001 – (Edmonds)

REVEREND STEPHANIE – Stephanie Adams – 206-459-4556 –

A HEAVENLY CEREMONY – Pat Stimac/Kent Buttars – 206-789-9788 – (Seattle)

PASTOR PAT – Pat Schwab – 360-413-0604 – (Lacey)

Local Dress and Tuxedo Companies Adam Recommends:
THE WEDDING BELL – Kim Miller - 253-759-2513 – (Tacoma – Dresses and Tuxes)

PROMS & PROMISES – Betty Dietz– 425-486-8571 – (Kenmore – Dresses and Tuxes)

BROCKLINDS – Jim DeAmbrosio – 206-325-8700 - (Seattle – Dresses and Tuxes)

THE ELEGANT BRIDE – Steve Anderson – 253-474-5675 – (Tacoma – Dresses Only)

ALL THAT SHIMMERS – Karen Matthews-Martin – (Lakewood – Dresses Only)

FORMAL IMAGE – Dorine Cook/Marcus Jellen – 253-922-3898 (Fife – Tuxes Only)

TOP HAT FORMAL – Pat Van Haren – 253-370-3035 – (Tacoma – Tuxes Only)

Florists Adam Recommends:

ELEMENTS IN BLOOM – Tanya Davis – 425-750-0203 – (Bellevue)

JULIA’S FLORAL & GIFTS – Julia Miller – 253-922-7900 – (Milton)

BROWN’S FLOWERS – Theresa Wolland – 253-472-3361 – (Tacoma)

FLORESSENCE – Anne Bradfield – 206-286-7850 – (Seattle)

COUNTRYSIDE FLORAL – Patty Millage – 425-392-0999 – (Issaquah)

FLORA D’AMORE – Chelsea Dudder-Cox – 425-339-2419 – (Everett/Lynnwood)

TED AVERY FLORAL DESIGNS – Ted Avery – 206-387-0729 – (Suquamish)

Caterering Companies Adam Recommends:

JONZ CATERING – David & Linda Dagley – 253-274-0443 – (Tacoma)

THREE CHICKS CATERING – Nems Scarim – 253-475-8333 – (Tacoma)

OCCASIONS CATERING – Kim Combs – 360-943-9494 - (Olympia)

A GRAND AFFAIRE CATERING – Monica Newby – 253-722-2204 – (Tacoma)

SNUFFIN’S CATERING – Sharon Snuffin – 253-851-2900 – (Gig Harbor)

CAFÉ PACIFIC CATERING – Amy Hatcher – 253-852-0135 – (Auburn)

FOODZ CATERING – Shelby Sewell – 206-297-9634 – (Seattle)

LISA DUPAR CATERING – Keysha Hughes – 425-881-3250 – (Redmond)

SEASONED IN SEATTLE – Andy Celli – 206-723-5596 – (Seattle)

TWELVE BASKETS CATERING – John Bagge – 425-576-1000 – (Kirkland)

MOSAIC CATERING – Bill Pritchard – 425-221-1064 – (Duvall)

CHRISTIE’S CATERING – Christie Katona – 425-271-7716 – (Renton)

PAPRIKA CATERING - Kristi Dohring - 360-970-0689 -

BLACK TIE ESPRESSO CATERING – Suzi Justin – 360-870-4423 – (Olympia)

Dessert Companies Adam Recommends:

CELEBRITY CAKE STUDIO – Odette D’Aniello – 253-627–4773 - (Tacoma)

CRÈME DE LA CRÈME – Michael Jones – 425-282-0329 – (Renton)

JET CITY CAKES – Paul Quinn – 206-913-2024 – (Seattle)

TALLANT HOUSE – Judy Tallant – 360-863-1533 – (Monroe)

JEN’S DESSERTS – Jen Nurse – 425-922-9080 – (Seattle)

MIKE’S AMAZING CAKES – Theresa Baxter – 425-869-2992 – (Redmond)

TROPHY CUPCAKES & PARTY – Jennifer Shea – 206-632-7020 – (Seattle)

HELLO CUPCAKE – Reina Miller – 253-383-7772 – (Tacoma)

PIECE OF CAKE – Dawn Kindred – 360-509-5560 (Silverdale)

Hair & Makeup Specialists Adam Recommends:

BELLATRIX STUDIO – Erin Skipley – 206-383-5933 – (Seattle)

SALON MAISON – Heidi Campbell – 425-223-3278 – (Bothell)

SALON PERFECTION – Erin Bressler – 253-568-9549 – (Edgewood/Puyallup)

PHOENIX RISING – Dominique Springer – 360-633-5448 (Bainbridge Island)

Photographers & Videographers Adam Recommends:

BLISSED PHOTOGRAPHY – Laura Totten – 206-409-5493 – (Photography/Seattle)

JOSHUA MAHAR PHOTOGRAPHY – Joshua Mahar – (Photography / Milton)

JENNY GG PHOTOGRAPHY – Jenny Goldberg-George – 425-830-4421 – (Photography / Seattle)

LUMINA PHOTOGRAPHY – Glen Sayes – 425-355-1415 – (Both/Everett)

MODE WEDDINGS – Bill Cawley & Erin Wheeler – 360-705-2167 – (Photography / Olympia)

ALANTE PHOTOGRAPHY – Loren Callahan – 206-418-6286 – (Photography/Seattle)

VIVID IMAGES – Kim Halinen – 253-720-1564 – (Photography / Tacoma)

CHRIS SPRINGER PHOTOGRAPHY – Chris Springer – 253-573-1200 – (Photography/Tacoma)

REDBOX PICTURES – Scott Eklund – 206-971-7467 – (Photography / Seattle)

GABRIEL VAN WYHE PHOTOGRAPHY – Gabriel Van Wyhe – 360-485-3320 – (Photography / Tacoma)

DANI WEISS PHOTOGRAPHY – Dani Weiss – 206-760-3336 - (Photography / Seattle)

DAVID WYLDE PHOTOGRAPHY – David Wylde – 206-619-8252 – (Photography/Federal Way)

MCKENNA VIDEO SERVICES – Lynette McKenna – 253-539-3438 – (Videography/Puyallup)

EDIT 1 MEDIA – Chris & Laura Randall – 800-719-0185 - (Videography / Seattle)

MOTION OF LIFE - Anthony Giordano - 253-777-3553 - / Tacoma)

Venues Adam Recommends:

ANTHEIA BALLROOM – Erica Dusenbury – 360-563-0108 – Avenue D Snohomish, WA 98290

THORNEWOOD CASTLE – Deanna Robinson – 253-584-4393 – N. Thorne Lane S.W. Lakewood, WA 98498

TAZER VALLEY FARM – Tom & Crete Tazer – 360-391-1923 – 300th St. N.W. Stanwood, WA 98292

SANDERS MANSION – Robert Miller – 253-856-2013 – S. 277th St. Auburn, WA 98001

FARM KITCHEN – Anne Thatcher – 360-297-6615 – Port Gamble Rd. NE Poulsbo, WA 98370

CEDARBROOK LODGE – Robin VanDerveer – 206-214-4383 – 36th Ave. S. Seatac, WA 98188

MOON MANSION – Heidi Moon – 425-232-5551 - S.E. Edgewick Rd. North Bend, WA 98045

COLUMBIA TOWER CLUB – Don Boshears – 206-386-5183 – 5th Avenue, 75th Floor Seattle, WA 98104

NOVELTY HILL JANUIK WINERY – Emily Pollock – 425-481-5502 – Woodinville-Redmond Rd. N.E. Woodinville, WA 98072

LAKEWOLD GARDENS – Amanda Wood – 253-584-4106 – Gravelly Lake Drive S.W. Lakewood, WA 98499

TACOMA ART MUSEUM – Rachael Roberts – 253-680-9339 – Pacific Ave. Tacoma, WA 98402

RAY’S BOATHOUSE – Amy Stevens – 206-789-6309 x216 – Seaview Ave. N.W. Seattle, WA 98107

ORTING MANOR – David & Mary Inge – 206-909-2986 – Bridge St. S.E. Orting, WA 98360

BELL HARBOR CONFERENCE CENTER - Daneka Sarkies - 206-441-6666 - 2211 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98121

MAGGIANO’S – Kelly McDonald – 425-519-6490 – Square 10455 N.E. 8th St. Bellevue, WA 98004

ACALIA – Shelby Sewell – 206-297-9634 – Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98109

GENESIS FARM – Judy Wall – 253-740-6050 – 236th Ave. S.E. Enumclaw, WA 98022

GEORGETOWN BALLROOM - Justice Beitzel - 206-763-4999 -

HANSEN PLACE / THE ATTIC – Autumn Gildon – 253-863-1285 – Main Street Suite G. Sumner, WA 98390

CHINESE ROOM (TOP OF SMITH TOWER) – Peter Michaels - 206-622-3131 – 2nd Ave. Seattle, WA 98104

Golf Courses Adam Recommends:

TROPHY LAKE GOLF & CASTING CLUB – Trista Shinnick – 360-876-8944 – SW Lake Flora Road Port Orchard, WA 98367

FIRCREST GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB – Jackie McMasters – 253-722-1329 – Regents Blvd. Fircrest, WA 98466

INDIAN SUMMER GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB – Susan Aaron – 360-923-1075 – Troon Lane S.E. Olympia, WA 98501

MAPLE WOOD GREENS – Sara Siegfried – 425-235-5044 – Maple Valley Highway Renton, WA 98058

GOLF CLUB AT NEWCASTLE – TC Bailey – 425-793-4648 – Six Penny Lane Newcastle, WA 98059

CHAMBERS BAY GOLF COURSE – Jaime Fay – 253-468-2861 – Grandview Dr. W. University Place, WA 98467

PLATEAU CLUB – Holly Martinez – 425-836-5105 – East Plateau Drive Sammamish, WA 98074

TPC SNOQUALMIE RIDGE – Nelliena Moetului – 425-396-6024 – S.E. Ridge St. Snoqualmie, WA 98065

BEAR CREEK COUNTRY CLUB – Leslie Robert – 425-883-4770 x231 – Carillon Point Kirkland, WA 98033

LA QUINTA INN – Jill Hassing – 253-272-2802 – East 27th St. Tacoma, WA 98421

INN AT GIG HARBOR – Kati Wright – 253-858-1111 ext.107 – 56th St. N.W. Gig Harbor, WA 98335

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT – Jessica Odd / Carol Pica – 253-591-9100 – Commerce St. Tacoma, WA 98402

KING OSCAR – Deborah Martinez – 253-539-1153 x357 – South Hosmer Tacoma, WA 98444

MAYFLOWER PARK HOTEL – Sara Stolte – 206-382-6991 – Olive Way Seattle, WA 98101

DOUBLETREE SOUTHCENTER – Tracy Harms – 206-777-3394 – Southcenter Parkway Seattle, WA 98188

SEATAC MARRIOTT - Keith Anderson - 206-241-2312 - 3201 S. 176th St. Seattle, WA 98188

MEDALLION HOTEL – Cheryl Price – 360-657-0504 – Smokey Point Blvd. Arlington, WA 98223

EMBASSY SUITES – Doreen Power – 425-698-6691 – 158th Ave. S.E. Bellevue, WA 98008

RED LION HOTEL – Sara Edlund – 360-252-0973 – Evergreen Park Drive Olympia, WA 98502

ARCTIC CLUB HOTEL – Brooke Byrne – 206-631-8045 – 3rd Ave. Seattle, WA 98104

TULALIP RESORT & CASINO – James Hillman – 360-716-6830 – Quil Ceda Blvd. Tulalip, WA 98271

SEATTLE WATERFRONT MARRIOTT - Lezlie Berry - 206-443-5000 - 2100 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98121

Dance Lesson Companies Adam Recommends:

ARTHUR MURRAY DANCE SCHOOL – Amy Wohleb – 253-474-2955 –*ask Adam about your FREE dance lesson at any Arthur Murray location after booking Adam’s DJ Service!*)

Transportation Companies Adam Recommends:

RAREFORM LIMOUSINE – Eli Darland – 425-204-1599 – (Limos)

BRITISH MOTOR COACH – Tony Connors – 206-283-6600 – (Classic Limos)

AMY’S LIMOUSINE SERVICE – Amy Barker – 206-730-7781 – (Limos)

BUTLER TRANSPORTATION – Stuart Butler – 206-679-3158 – (Valet/Shuttles)

STITA TAXI – Jan Curre – 206-327-3055 – (Taxi Cabs)

Event Rental Businesses Adam Recommends:

GRAND EVENT RENTALS – Eddie or Kathy Redman – 425-462-7368 – (Bellevue)

AA PARTY RENTALS – Barb Kvapil - 253-922-9898 – (Tacoma)

ABC RENTALS – Phil Heidt - 877-939-7368 – (Mukilteo)

TRENDY EVENTS - Crystal Davis – 253-722-2000 – (Tacoma)

PEDERSEN’S EVENT RENTALS – Julie Ralph & Kristi Covert – 206-749-5400 – (Seattle)

CHOICE LINENS – Liza Ragan – 206-728-7731 – (Seattle)

PROP GALLERY WEST (Décor) – Greg Olsen – 206-762-6808 – (Seattle)

PJ HUMMEL & CO. (Décor) – PJ Hummel – 253-272-6605 – (Tacoma)

Unique Vendors Adam Recommends:

PAPER PASSIONISTA (Stationary) – Gayle O’Donnell – 206-909-9567 –

BETTA MANSIONS (Live Fish Centerpieces) - Crystal Davis – 253-722-2000 –

COAT CHECK COMPLETE (Guest Concierge) – Marni Good – 425-829-0342 –

NASH FUNG ENTERTAINMENT (Magician) – Nash Fung - 425-772-9411 –

ACE OF ILLUSIONS (Magician) – Nate Jester – 206-695-2194 –

MUGGSHOTZ (Caricatures) – Steve Hartley - 425-776-0210 –

FLIPPED OUT PRODUCTIONS (Custom Flip Books) – Josh Hershfield – 425-433-8344 –

PHOTOTAINMENT (Interactive Photobooth) – Mike Abella – 253-380-2025 –

LUCKY LADY EVENTS (Casino Parties) – Geri Windecker – 425-272-0244 –

CREATIVE ICE (Ice Sculptures) – Steve & Justin Cox – 425-251-0535 –

CAMERA RENTER (Digital Camera Rentals) – Jonathan Bailor – 425-891-6201 –

SENTIMENTAL PRESERVATIONS (Wedding Preservation) – Simone Perry – 253-838-1069 –

Please check out these folks' websites or contact them if you have a need for their services! And please remember Adam's DJ Service ( for your DJ / MC / Lighting / Audio / Video needs!

Monday, November 22, 2010

New Pricing for 2011

Yes, 2011 is here and we've restructured how we price weddings. Hopefully we've made it easier, less confusing and have a better offering with A La Carte options that include a dance floor rental and awesome lighting solutions for events!

Not only have we expande our offering, but we wanted to show more value to clients on a tight budget by offering a 5th package for clients with lower expectations of their DJ. Our pricing starts at $495 for Saturday receptions - but our packages extend up to $2795 for those who want us to be more involved with their events.

For general information about our pricing and wedding packages, please click here.

For specific pricing information for your wedding, please click here and fill out our quote form.

And as always, please feel free to check out our home page @

Looking forward to a successful 2011!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Wedding Network USA

Today's post is simply to share links to two slideshows put together by photographer Laura Marchbanks that display pictures from last week's Wedding Network USA meeting in Seattle. This meeting was organized by one of my favorite event planners, Jenny Harding of New Chapter Weddings.

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It was a fun event and very informative, too!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Top 10 Songs

OK, I know this isn't really wedding related, but I wouldn't mind dropping these tracks during dancing at a wedding reception! Here's my current top 10 songs that I like to play:

Yolanda Be Cool – We No Speak Americano, Taio Cruz – Dynamite, Kaskade ft. Dragonette – Fire In Your New Shoes, Black Eyed Peas – Rock That Body, David Guetta ft. Kid Cudi – Memories, Katy Perry – Teenage Dream (Kaskade Rmx.), Deadmau5 – Ghosts & Stuff, Afrojack ft. Eva Simons – Take Control, Usher ft. Pitbull – DJ Got Us Falling In Love (Hyper Crush Rmx.) and Jump Smokers ft. Alex Peace – Dance Rock Shake Pop (Reydon Rmx.).

For an 11th song...Wolfgang Gartner's 5th Symphony is completely awesome!

Just thought I'd share...

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Some Recent Customer Testimonials

Here at Adam's DJ Service, our client testimonials mean a lot to us. We really appreciate it when customers tell us what they like and occasionally don't like about what we did or didn't do at their events. I wanted to share some recent testimonials about some of our DJ's for the thousands of people who visit our blog!
Students need direction and guidance when in social situations. Adam's DJ Service provided just that. When dancing became an issue, Adam changed the "tone" of the music which affected the students (and some parents) in a negative way. Once the behavior was calmed down, Adam changed the music in or to a different "tone" which then provided a positive spin until "dancing" became an issue once again. I was very pleased with the job Adam did and will recommend his company to anyone who needs music for an event.
Kally Dowling (Tacoma Jr. Assembly H.S. Dance - 2010)
Lars was so wonderful and so were you. Your company saved our wedding and your last minute assistance speaks volumes for the quality of your company and services. You come highly recommended by us and once again, thank you for helping to make our wedding the best day of our lives!
Kandace Lim (Wedding - 2010)
From start to finish, Adams DJ Service was AMAZING. After my first meeting with Adam, I really felt he had an understanding of what I was looking for. He was always quick to respond to my E-mail's, easy to work with, and gave me some wonderful referrals for other vendors. As my event got closer, Adam told me who my DJ was going to be, I was nervous because it wasn't Adam himself. But I felt confident that if Adam recommended him, he would be great, which is an understatement. We LOVED Kryspin, my guests LOVED Kryspin, he was THE BEST! We gave him a brief idea of the tone we were trying to create and a few song selections. Most of the songs played were not from that list, but they were perfect. Even the catering company was wondering who picked all the tracks. People started dancing as soon as the music started, there really wasn't any slow times. Kryspin also is a great MC. I hate it when the DJ at an event makes things awkward, this never happened. He made everyone feel at ease, was easy to approach, and really seemed to enjoy what he was doing. I can't say enough about him. I would definitely recommend Kryspin to anyone. Adam's DJ Service outperformed my expectations. I had so many vendors and entertainers at my reception, I was really nervous as to how they would all work together. Our DJ did a beautiful job announcing and working with (3) other performing groups. (which I should give a small shout out as they ROCKED as well: Bottom Line Duo, Nash Fung, and Teague T) Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!! for playing your part to make my day awesome!!
Chrissy Schrader (Wedding - 2010)
DJ Sean did an excellent job with DJ'ing our wedding. He was punctual, had a great personality and catered to our every desire. He kept the party going and knew what to play based upon our requests and the genres that were working on the dance floor. I will highly recommend him and your DJ services overall to all our friends. Thank you guys for making the wedding so fun!
Torrey & Krysta Wogen (Wedding - 2010)
Adam DJ'd our wedding and was so great, we could not of asked for more. From the initial consultation, the meeting at our house to the rehearsal and even the day of the wedding he honored all our requests and made our priorities his. All our friends really enjoyed him, I would completely recommend him for any event that you have.
Chad and Zoey Bernard (Wedding - 2010)
DJ Kryspin did a GREAT job. He listened to what we wanted, gave us great advice, and did awesome with the many items we left up to "DJ Discretion". Thanks for making our wedding so great!
Kelly Faust (Wedding - 2010)
Travis did an excellent job at our wedding. I have absolutely no complaints and will highly recommend your company to anyone who is looking for a DJ. Travis played all of the songs on our "must play list" and none from our "do not play list" and he really paid attention to how the crowd responded to the music and did an awesome job at reading what music worked best for our group. He gave us great suggestions in our meeting before the wedding and was very personable. Our wedding turned out perfect and Travis and his services had a lot to do with it. Thank you so much for everything!
Catherine & Alec Brian (Wedding - 2010)
DJ Kryspin was well prepared for our event and I really appreciated how easy going he was. There were a few last minute adjustments made to the schedule and he did a great job of going with the flow. Kryspin was given a lot of freedom in music choice and I think he was able to read the crowd and select songs that event participants enjoyed.
Bre Greenman (Corporate Event - 2010)
Adam is a talented and outstanding DJ, host and organizer, who has a passion for his work. In an industry were most DJ’s create a cheesy cookie-cutter reception, Adam created an atmosphere that was unique our wedding. Most importantly when consulting with Adam he treated us like friends and not as profit. He sincerely wanted to make sure our reception was perfect, and it was thanks to Adam! The way he was able to coordinate the communication between caterers, photographers, planners and guests was extremely smooth and professional, the entire night went perfectly because of Adam. We had a diverse crowd from all over the world of varying cultures, including a very large contingent from NYC and were afraid our DJ would not be able to reach across the entire crowd. However Adam kept EVERYONE engaged and entertained without being in-your-face and annoying, and at the same time kept true to the theme we wanted for our wedding. All of our guests were so impressed with Adam that they took notes of what he did for upcoming weddings! A friend of mine said if Adam was based in NYC, he would’ve hired him on the spot for his upcoming Manhattan reception.
To top this all off Adam has professional ties throughout the Puget-sound area and was familiar with the staff and layout of our reception hall (The Canal at Ballard). I can go on and on of how impressed our guests and I were of Adam and his staff. He worked so hard and spent so much time with us to make sure things went right and did not hesitate with last minute changes. I would be more than happy to speak with anyone about Adam’s service, he went beyond what we expected from him and make our reception so perfect it was unreal.
Zanna & Marc Pechera (Wedding - 2010)
Sean really made an effort to get to know our personalities and the social environment we would like. From there he developed the kind of music selection we would like, and what type would create the kind of party atmosphere we wanted for our reception. Although we wanted a "party" setting for the reception, he started by playing some of the kind of jazz we liked while setting up before guests arrived. This made for a nice intro while we were taking pictures and finishing up. He proceeded to keep the party going during the reception and got a lot of people dancing and having fun. He socialized with us a little towards the end....I think because HE was having fun! He also avoided stuff we would NOT like. So overall, a very good job well done!
Emily and Derek Niemann (Wedding - 2010)
Travis, our DJ, was really great about talking up our photo booth. Some of our older guests were a little wary of the whole idea of a photo booth at a wedding, but because Travis kept inviting people to come over and have fun with it, we got everyone to give it a try. He also was great about communicating with our caterer and photographers, so everything ran very smoothly. The music selection was great! One of our older relatives said she would love to get the playlist, as she could listen to it everyday, and one of our nieces danced until she could barley stand up anymore. Everyone had a really great time, and Travis was a huge part of that. We are so glad we choose to go with you guys. We could not have asked for a better experience.
Tracey and Steve Crotts (Wedding - 2010)
We chose Adam with Adam's DJ Service because we appreciated his professionalism and flexibility. He was able to meet our needs within the limits of our budget which was one of our biggest deciding factors. Not only did he then give us what we wanted but went beyond to throw in some extra but necessary sound equipment for our event. Every time we met he was very courteous and friendly making it easy to work together. There was never any pressure or any major issues to worry about. I would definitely recommend Adam's DJ Service to any other organization planning an event requiring a DJ. I will be sure to call him again if I ever plan another event. Thanks again for making our night a success!
Max Yi (Military Formal - 2010)
I wanted to let you know that your young DJ Travis did a terrific job for us at the Emerald Queen Casino for our class reunion. He was great at EmCeeing and announcements as it was like herding cats...the classmates were understandably more interested in talking with each other than being photographed. None-the-less, we did manage to create mini-portraits of nearly 80 couples plus the various the feedback has been favorable. Thanks again for your help with our event - your positive attitudes are appreciated. My compliments and thanks.
Darel and Linda Roa {photographers} (Class Reunion - Franklin Pierce H.S. Class of 1970 - 2010)
I hope that after reading these, you are confident we can provide what you need for your event, no matter who the DJ is that we assign to your event! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to write or call. Thanks again for reading our blog!

Adam Tiegs
Adam's DJ Service

Monday, September 27, 2010

Bridal 4-1-1 Workshops

Bridal 4-1-1 Workshops:
Wedding Tips from Professionals, Planning Advice for your wedding, Q & A with up to 16 different vendors, Wedding Checklists, Giveaways, DIY Advice

If you are planning your wedding and have questions or concerns, these workshops are for you! Every bride has questions and sometimes no one to ask. Come listen to wedding professionals with answers. The workshops are designed to help you learn to interview potential vendors such as photographers, florists, DJs, officiants, caterers, etc. The workshops will provide you with information to make wedding planning decisions with ease, choose the best wedding dress or wedding flowers for you, and connect you with wedding professionals with DIY solutions.
Each workshop is a series of four 2 hour sessions with up to four wedding vendor presentations each session. Sign up for one session or all four. Workshops will be held in Tacoma, Seattle/Tukwila, Kent, Gig Harbor and other upcoming locations.

Tacoma Workshops held on Thursdays, Oct 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 7 to 9 pm at Betta Mansions

Seattle/Tukwila Workshops held on Tuesdays, Oct 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 7 to 9 pm at Foster Golf Links

$15.00 per person for each session or Save $10.00 and buy all four for $50.00 per person.

Call 206-601-6957 or email
Call 206-604-1908 or email

For more information and to buy workshops, go to

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Please Plan Ahead!

Here at Adam’s DJ Service, we hold firm to the belief that every good event involves a great deal of planning. Additionally, we feel that it is never too early to start looking to the future. While the 2010 Wedding season is still in full-swing, we are already booking events for the 2011 wedding season!
In addition to valuing good planning, Adam’s DJ Service also likes to assist our brides (and grooms) in planning the perfect event. We not only provide several planning tips at our initial meeting, but also meet with clients prior to the “big day” to finalize all of the important details. It is our goal to ensure 110% smooth sailing on your wedding day… coordinating with other vendors throughout the day, offering activities that are fun to do at weddings, in addition to sharing the trendiest new modern wedding entertainment. How about going above and beyond the “call of duty” to help other vendors behind the scenes for flawless execution of all aspects of your day?
In most cases, you'll find what you need for your event with us. Precise mixers, music enthusiasts and MCs. If you need music, audio or video equipment or emcee or entertainer and we're available, we have a solution.

And thank you to the 3 people are reading my blog on a regular basis!

I want to thank some photographers who I met this past year who made an impression by sharing some pics.

KCB Photography

Grant Horiuchi

Mode Weddings

Jim Semlor

Heather Brincko (formerly King!)

Thank you David Wylde You're the first photographer to catch me relaxing at a wedding!

We've got lots of events coming up, so stay tuned!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

New Press Release

Adam's DJ Service Receives 2010 Best of Milton Award

U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

NEW YORK, NY, August 17, 2010 -- Adam's DJ Service has been selected for the 2010 Best of Milton Award in the Disc Jockeys category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2010 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)

U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a New York City based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Association

U.S. Commerce Association

Monday, July 26, 2010

Recent Letters Worth Sharing

Since we're in our busy wedding season, I thought I'd share some letters we received recently that say some nice things about us. (Click on the image to view full size text.)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Blog Re-Post (again!)

Coming up with content lately, and the time to put in to keep the blog up to date has been a challenge. So again, I'm re-posting something from another friend's blog. This is a re-cap from the Snohomish Wedding Showcase that Bree Ann Gale of Pink Blossom Events put together; here's a link to the original:

Brides and Grooms from all over Western Washington where in town on Sunday, May 23 for the Snohomish Wedding Showcase Tour! Pink Blossom Events had a chance to talk to many of them as they stopped by Antheia Ballroom.

As guests arrived, they were greeted by the owners of Anthia Ballroom and were given a glass of sparkling cider to toast their engagement! Following the toast, they were taken on a guided tour throughout the venue which was decorated with flowers from Flowers by Tiffany.(Photos by Creative Image Photography)

After their tour, they were able to speak with vendors who were on site to help with all of their wedding needs! (Photos by Creative Image Photography)

Vendors included Creative Image Photography, Flowers by Tiffany, A Heavenly Ceremony, Butler Transportation, From the Gown Up, Mosaic Catering, Adam's DJ Service and Kadie Designs.

If you missed the tour or would like more information on the venues, be sure to read through the Snohomish Tour ebrochure or visit

Save The Date for the 2011 Snohomish Wedding Tour on Sunday, May 22!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Blog Re-Post

Thought this was some great information and some great pictures from a recent NACE event we were at. It's from my friend Julia Miller's blog:

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Long Time, No Post!

Seattle Area Wedding Disc Jockey – Adam's DJ Service

Planning your wedding in the Seattle area and looking for DJs in Seattle? Weddings,
receptions, and amazing music is what we do. We have been performing as disc jockeys for the past 8 years (as a business) and helped over 1000 brides and grooms throughout Puget Sound area make their Wedding Days memorable events. As professional Disc Jockeys and MCs, we guarantee our clients the peace-of-mind that everything will go smoothly by using reliable equipment and utilizing trained DJ's. Visit our website before you hire any other DJ in Seattle to learn more about our team, why we are different and find a vast array of valuable information. And please check out our event quote page for fast, easy and free quotes for your Wedding needs. Adam's DJ Service

Friday, March 5, 2010

Spring is nearly here! Update time...

It's been a while since our last post; I've been a lot busier than I thought I would be. So here's what I've been up to here at Adam's DJ Service!

After the open house at the Tacoma Art Museum the week of my last post, I helped out with the Bellevue Relay Kickoff for the American Cancer Society at Lincoln Square Cinemas. We will be helping provide music and sound equipment as sponsors of the Bellevue and Gig Harbor Relays this year again.

On the night of the 23rd of January, I DJ'd the Tacoma City Dance at the McGavick Center at Clover Park Tech. Great venue, great decor, great kids (for the most part!) - overall the event was a success and most attendees had a good time. Lots of meetings filled up my calendar the following week and time in the office prior to our two mini vacations with family to Birch Bay, WA and Seaside, OR! Saturday the 30th, I did participate in two open houses for venues who host weddings and other events, one at The Manor in Everett and the other at the Holiday Inn in Seatac. I then proceeded to a Sweet 16 in West Seattle that I DJ'd at; had a great time, as this was quite the surprise party! Sunday the 31st, we participated in the South Sound Wedding Show at the Great Wolf Lodge in Centralia. We met a lot of great people and potential candidates, but we haven't booked any events as a result of being there. I hope that changes soon!

Between our Birch Bay and Seaside trips, I DJ'd a surprise 60th Birthday for a family friend and of course watched the Super Bowl! The following weekend, I DJ'd a valentines dance and a Haiti fundraiser with Heather Hope at the Center House Bistro in Seattle where my good friend Tracy Garrow works! It wasn't the turnout we were hoping for, but thanks to generous donations, we were able to send nearly $700 to the charity Doctors Without Borders.

February 17th was the highlight of my month, though. I had been planning since December a surprise 30th birthday party for my wife Ellen for this night! My friends Amy and John Hatcher (owners of Cafe Pacific in Auburn) helped me work out a great deal for a party at their place and we pulled it off! The food was great and we had a nice mix of family and friends attend. Special thanks to Travis, Eric, Kami and Ryan for helping with that! The "Twilight" cake from Celebrity Cake Studio was great, too!

Lisa Dupar had a nice open house on Thursday the 18th of February and I took a high school student who I'm mentoring for his Senior Project. The food was excellent and I'm happy to have finally met Lisa herself, because I've worked events with her staff a few times and they're always a pleasure to work with!

The weekend of the 19th was a learning experience; I got to stay at The Nines in Portland for the NACE Leadership Conference. I could write an entire blog post on this weekend alone, but I'm going to keep the highlights from the public because it's just something I have to do. Let's just say it was educational, fun, tiring and something I hope I get an opportunity to do again some day. Sunday the 21st, I returned from Portland and provided DJ/Karaoke services at the Taphouse Grill in Bellevue for one of our best corporate clients, Maggiano's.

The following week, lots of meetings, open houses, and a symphony date with the wife! Occasions Catering had a tasting at Pioneer Park Pavillion in Puyallup. The Wedding Network USA teamed up with ISES (Seattle chapters) to have guest speaker Sasha Souza talk about her experiences with planning/designing weddings. What an awesome presentation held at The Ruins in Seattle! She is one of the best in the U.S. at what she does, and it was an honor to meet her and learn some things from her. She talked about what makes a trend: when someone sets out to create something different that is then imitated or replicated by others using the original idea. Some wedding trends she mentioned are economy based, based on experiences from the past, include family, and downsizing without sacrificing design (need vs. want). Quote: "I spell need W-A-N-T!" I also liked how she talked about color trends, and how the Pantone forcast for 2008 really wasn't relevant with weddings until 2010 (2 year turnaround). So for those that think Turquoise is the color of the year, I guess you'll have to wait until 2012 for that one to kick in really big! For brides with big budgets who want a beautifally designed wedding, hire Sasha's company, or at least check out her blog and read her book to get ideas! ( And then yes, I finally got to have a date night with my wife Ellen. She thought that was going to happen when we had her surprise party, but we ended up going to a nice restaurant in Bellevue called Pearl, the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya and then a night in a hotel room! Thank you grandma Lynn for babysitting Loodle!

This past weekend, I helped with A/V and music at the Lincoln Day Dinner held at the Nile Golf & Country Club in Mountlake Terrace. The next night, I DJ'd for a fashion show put on by the Wedding Bell in Tacoma. The following night a wedding at The Manor in Everett. And the following night, a Snohomish Wedding Guild meeting at Craven Farm. Lots of wedding folks in Snohomish...the wedding capital of Washington State! Looking forward to the Showcase coming up Sunday May 23rd. All brides and grooms still looking for a great venue in that neck of the woods should tour the venues involved with the Showcase! Adam's DJ Service will be showcased at the Antheia Ballroom.

Another upcoming venue tour we'll be participating in is the Metro Parks Tacoma tour of the Pagoda, Titlow Beach Lodge and the South Park Community Center. This is on Sunday March 21st.

And of course, we'll be at the Tacoma Wedding Expo courtesy of the weekend of March 27th and 28th. We'll be sharing booth space with 3 great vendor partners: Jason & Heather Mook from Red Letter Events, Kim Halinen with Vivid Images Photography and Anthony Giordano from Motion Of Life Video Productions.

By the way, some great news about some national PR I've received lately. I recently had an article published about me in DJ Times Magazine. Check it out by clicking here. That was the February issue. In the new March issue, I'm quoted in Stacy Zemon's column entitled "Command Performance," and it's about things we DJ's do to get people's attention at events. I also just received word that I am quoted and acknowledged in Stacy Zemon's new book, The Mobile DJ MBA! I'm excited to get my copy and read it through. Stacy Zemon is an experienced mobile DJ from the East Coast and has written a few books that have helped DJs like me get better simply from the knowledge she shares within them.

Here's the website of the month. It's a site with some great wedding pranks!

So for now, I've gotta run. But I hope you all like the information I've shared and please continue to check back for more information about where we've been and what we're doing!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Calendar filling up, awards, etc.

It's wedding booking season, our calendar is filling up with weddings. We are booking as far out as November 2011! So if you're planning a wedding, make sure you plan ahead to get what you want.

It was just announced today that we won an award!

Here's the press release:
{Milton, WA} – {January 19, 2010} - WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced that Adam’s DJ Service has been selected to receive the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™ for Wedding DJs!

The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds.

Adam’s DJ Service is among the top five percent of all vendors in the WeddingWire community, which includes over 100,000 wedding professionals across the US and Canada. Awards were given to winners across 19 different service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers.

“We are excited to recognize and honor the success of the top wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program has given us the unique opportunity to highlight the best wedding professionals in each region as reviewed by brides and grooms who have utilized their services in the past year.”

We are happy to announce that Adam’s DJ Service is among the very best Wedding DJ’s within the WeddingWire Network, which includes WeddingWire and Martha Stewart Weddings. We would like to thank our past newlyweds for nominating us for the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™.

For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today.

Not many events for us this month, but I did stop by two Seattle wedding shows since our last post. Bridesclub puts on a smaller show at the Expo Hall at Seattle Center. We may start doing a booth there next year. But it all depends on if we can get in to the Seattle Wedding Show or not! (We've been on the waiting list 2 years and counting now! - if only one of our competitors didn't have 4+ booths at the show!)

We also had a photo shoot for our DJs. 3 of them couldn't make it, but we did get this great picture to share! (Thank you Chris Springer!)

We've got an open house tomorrow night at the Tacoma Art Museum with our friends at Jonz Catering. I'm excited to have my friends Nash Fung, a magician and Dave from PNTA there as well. He'll be showing off some great new LED lighting they have! Kim with Vivid Images Photography and Anthony with Motion of Life Video Productions will be there, too!

Saturday, January 30th, we'll be at an open house at The Manor in Everett and another at the Holiday Inn in Seatac. We'll be taking some time off in February to celebrate my wife's birthday and we'll have some other birthday events and Valentine's Day events, and some weddings thereafter.

So thank you for checking in and we'll be back in a month or so!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy New Year!

It seems we get busier every year during the holidays, but this year, everything seemed to come together perfectly for our clients, our family and our friends. Since our last post, we've had an array of events that I'd like to share with everyone.

We'll start with Tuesday December 22nd. Joel had to cover a wedding our DJ Travis was originally going to DJ because of a death in the family. The event took place at Salty's @ Alki and all sources point to a successful event! I had the pleasure of helping with a holiday party and going away party of sorts for my friend Tom Kelly, who worked for Lancer Catering at the Woodland Park Zoo. I brought my cousin Eric along to help out and we had a good time providing Karaoke Entertainment as you can see in the picture below.

The day after Christmas, I was honored to be a part of a wedding at the Tacoma Art Museum. My friends who own Jonz Catering provide the food there exclusively, and although I had to wait longer than the guests, I was lucky to get a bite of some great food they prepared. I was also lucky to meet Juan Perez, a piano player who played some tunes during cocktail hour and the meal.

That night, Joel DJ'd another cruise for City Lights Cruises and after the event I was told that they prefer Joel to do all future events for them! No problem!

On Sunday the 27th, I went with my wife and my Dad and saw Avatar in 3D on an IMAX screen...pretty cool! Monday the 28th, I DJ'd a wedding at Thornewood Castle and it couldn't have gone smoother. The groom even set up a laptop using Skype so his sister in England could see the ceremony!

On New Years Eve, DJ Eddie took his family down to Great Wolf Lodge and spent the day providing Karaoke for all the kids! I DJ'd a wedding at the Antheia Ballroom in Snohomish. It was my first wedding on NYE and I'd have to say that everything went well, however, the anticipation of midnight was a longer wait than some wanted. So some guests left before we rang in 2010 with a bang, but they missed out! Special thanks to Erica and Marcus for making my night special with a glass of champagne as Guy Lombardo's Auld Lang Syne played after Europe's Final Countdown led us to midnight!

This past weekend was the Tacoma Wedding Expo put on by and we managed to meet many potential clients and even booked 4 weddings at the show! Thank you to all who stopped by our booth and took some time to get to know us. Saturday night, I DJ'd a Sweet 16 Birthday for a local student and her friends at the Fife Community Center.

While at the show, my friend Nash Fung (the best magician in Western Washington!) took some video as he helped us out at our booth Sunday. He integrated it with some previous video we did for his blog. Please check it out:

Nash Fung Online Magic Show: Episode 3- Adam's DJ Service from Nash Fung on Vimeo.

So now I have a lot of followup and more wedding shows and open houses in the next few weeks. I'll stop by a few wedding shows in the next two weeks since we don't have booths at them (checking one out to see if we want to have a booth there at the Seattle Center show and the other to visit other friends as we're on the waiting list to have a booth!). Saturday, January 30th, we'll be at an open house at The Manor in Everett and another at the Holiday Inn in Seatac. We'll be taking some time off in February to celebrate my wife's birthday and we'll have some other birthday events and Valentine's Day events, and some weddings thereafter.

Again, Happy New Year and may 2010 be better than 2009!