That picture says it all about Laureen. There's Fun. There's Family. There's Joy. There's Dedication (she's probably breaking it down in heels or something that's hard to dance in).
We are lucky to have found Laureen. See, she's also a wedding planner who we love working with. We knew she'd make a great DJ, so we threw the offer out there. Little did we know it's been on her
Bucket List to be a DJ. Little did she know, it was on our Bucket List to have a DJ like her. She has the communication & organization of a planner, mixed with the skills & music passion of a
DJ. She has the the joy & energy of a child who makes you smile, meshed with the honesty of a genuine & transparent adult. And she likes everthing from Metallica to MJ. Need we say more? We
know she'll make your wedding or event a huge succes and we're honored to have her on our team.
What song best desribes you as a DJ?
"Love Shack" by the B52's - it's an under-appreciated classic!
Okay and "Luck Be A Lady" by Frank Sinatra - sooo hard to pick just one!
If I were a singer in a band, I'd be...
...I have a slight obsession with Michael Jackson but to have been a member of Led Zeppelin, man oh man!
What's the worst hairdo you've ever had?
I vaguely remember rocking a bowl cut (even as a girl!) when I super young!
If I'm your DJ, I promise I won't…
...Go against your wishes - what you want, you get.
What's your go-to dance move?
The running man or the microwave (a few friends and I made it up)!
What's your strongest trait as a DJ?
I love music and absolutely love what I do. I love people and engaging in genuine interaction is very important to me. As a planner, I'm very detailed and concise. I'm trustworthy, loyal, considerate and am serious about meeting the needs and expectations of the bride and groom or client I'm working with. Oh and I'm super fun!!!!
My favorite part of DJing Weddings/Events is...
...I get to play a small part in the biggest day of a couples life, and to me, the dancing is one of the most memorable parts of the entire day. People will always remember how much fun they had at a wedding. So being the one who gets people on the dance floor and singing along is the best gig ever! Music (and dogs!) brings people together so to be the one that turns a large crowd of strangers into dancing buddies is such a blessing!
Worst thing you've ever seen at a Wedding?
I've seen a lot of cringe-worthy moments during toasts. One bride's mom, although I think she had the best intentions, dove into the bride's dating history including some pretty embarassing details. The bride was mortified; I felt so bad for her. Someone needs to start a business that teaches people "toast etiquette." It's so important, yet often overlooked.
What's your favorite sport?
Football! Go Panthers!!!
Panthers, Mountaineers and Syracuse!
Favorite activities beside DJing?
Comedy improv, stand up comedy, traveling, dancing, running, volunteering, and hanging with my friends and super cool parents.
You're too old to...
...still want to jump into a huge pile of plastic balls like I did as a kid at Chuck E Cheese's!
You're too young to...
...get up with a limp after sitting Indian style for too long - but it happens!
Everyone asks the DJ what their favorite song is...so what's yours?
Two ends of the spectrum here: 1. "Enter Sandman" by Metallica and 2. "Break of Dawn" by Michael Jackson
Carolina DJ Professionals is absolutely amazing!! Seriously look no further for your dj, book them now! They are extremely professional, organized and helpful! Every step of the way Troy and his team were so helpful and really put our minds at ease! Each time we left a meeting with him we were just so overly happy with our decision to go with them. They seriously know what they are doing and will make it super easy for you and you will be super happy with the outcome. I really enjoyed all the things they provided us with like the timeline that they talk with you about to figure out what to do when during the wedding, spreadsheet of music to choose from, detailed information sheet about your wedding.
They pay very close attention to detail and it really shows when they dj your wedding. We had people complementing Carolina DJ Pros all night and saying how much fun they had at the wedding and that was all thanks to CDJP and their great sense of people and how the crowd is doing. I am an extremely organized person and was very very picky when it came to choosing my DJ and I can seriously say that I made the absolute best choice by choosing Carolina DJ Pros!! They are really there for you and only you! I cannot say enough great things about this company!! Do yourself a favor and book this company! Set up a meeting with one of their amazing DJs and you will see all the amazing things I'm talking about!!
~ Chelsea & Adam Ellington - Salisbury, NC