When selecting vendors for your wedding, I think it is incredible important to get to know them on a personal level. I believe the same is true when I recommend another vendor to one of my couples.
So…I’ve decided to start doing vendor spotlights here on my blog. Essentially, I’m going to help you get to know some of my favorite Denver wedding vendors. Each vendor I select will be a vendor I’ve personally worked with and whose work I would vouch for.
I’ve only selected a few vendors so far, but I’ve already learned so much. This is turning out to be a much cooler experience than I thought it would be.
My first vendor spotlight is on Eric Bernal of Skyline Productions. He is an incredible wedding DJ. The type that can turn a dinner party into a dance party in the matter of minutes. When he’s doing his thing, you can feel the energy.
Anyways, lets get to the fun part…
About Skyline Productions:
How did you come up with “Skyline Productions?”
This is great, no one has ever asked me this, and it’s actually funny. So, I needed to register my business name, so that I could start a bank account for my business at my local credit union. I had not thought of a name, so while I was driving to Denver from Lafayette, (where I grew up, and was living at the time) I noticed that the sun was coming up over the Denver Skyline, and it was like magic; it just spoke to me. So I started playing with the Skyline name, and voila, Skyline Productions was born. That was back in 1996, wow I feel old now.
How long have you been in business?
I started my business in 1996. In that time I have worked for some large entertainment companies as a sub contractor. I travelled back and forth from Denver to Sacramento for several years. I still work in Sacramento, and California on occasion. Things in Denver really started picking up for me in 2012, which is when I actually started marketing the business. Before that all I knew how to do was play music. We worked off of word of mouth referrals up until that point. Let’s just say since we have started marketing it’s a whole new world.
What inspired you to start your own business?
I think seeing what owning a successful DJ business did for my mentor is what inspired me to want to start my own. I love the freedom that it brings and the responsibility it creates.
What is your primarily role in the business?
I am the business owner, DJ, lighting designer, really I do it all. I enjoy being in the thick of the events that we do. It gives me a great sense of pride knowing that what we do gives people the opportunity to have fun.
What is your product/service and what makes it unique?
Our product is FUN, bottom line. We are so much more than music and there is a lot that goes into our program. It’s an organic approach to weddings that starts with the client and doesn’t exist anywhere else. We combine a mixture of our services; based on the clients wants and needs, to create a unique environment where everyone can dance and have a great time!
What do you love most about working in the wedding business?
Being able to share in the special day with the couple, and seeing people dance at weddings gives me so much happiness. Having the opportunity to celebrate LOVE with people is one of the greatest parts of my work. I couldn’t think of another job that is as rewarding as working in the wedding industry.
Who is your ideal client?
I would have to say clients who do over the top theme parties. Those are my favorite events, where I can really showcase my skills.
If you could give one piece of advice to couples who are shopping for your product/service, what would it be?
Invest in quality entertainment! When you speak with a full-time professional, their price may seem higher in comparison to the average pricing you may have already encountered. At that point, you will have an important decision to make. Will a Wedding DJ who offers average pricing deliver anything more than average results? In reality, all Wedding DJs do many of the same things, but how those things are done determines whether you are dealing with a Professional DJ or an average Wedding DJ. Pricing for Wedding DJs is tied directly to their skill and talent levels. I believe the price one pays for their entertainment is directly proportional to the quality of service they receive. Investing in the quality of entertainment that you desire is not a risk, but rather an investment in the overall success of your event.
Anything up and coming that we should know about?
I am very excited to do the lighting design, and music for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream Gala” coming up on August 9th 2014. It’s a benefit for the Celiac Disease Foundation, and you can find more information here:https://www.facebook.com/cdfgala
What do you like to do in your free time?
I just recently purchased a house, and it’s engagement season, so I don’t really know what free time is anymore. LOL But when I do get free time, I like to write electronic music, work on hot rods, ride motorcycles, and go racing.
What is the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
Starting my own business has been quite the adventure, however I would say travelling is the most adventurous thing I have done. I’m looking forward to many more adventures to come.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I think Bora Bora is next on the list. Anywhere tropical, or that has a lot of history. I have not been to Europe yet, so that is also on my bucket list.
Anything else you want me to do know?
We are currently looking for DJ’s. If you or anyone you know is looking to join the Skyline team, please shoot me a message.
Here is Eric’s contact information. If you’re a fan, go find him on social media. While you’re there, make sure to “like”, “plus” or “pin” something.