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Personally speaking, the DJ I hired for my own wedding was not great but this actually taught me some valuable lessons about what NOT to do when DJing. The venue where we had our reception had recommended him and I'm sure he was an amazing "house DJ" but my mother-in-law doesn't like house music, my father-in-law doesn't like house music and neither does my aunt, uncle or grandparents for that matter. Basically he didn't read the crowd and nobody danced. He didn't even have our special song ready (Van Morrison "Moondance") or any of the Cuban music I wanted to hear. The last thing I wanted to do was tell the DJ what to play at my own reception instead of enjoying myself. Regardless, nobody should have this experience on their special day and I sincerely want people to have a good time, whether your grandparents are sitting down tapping their feet or your cousins & bridesmaids are up on the dance floor rocking the whole night away! I enjoy mixing it up and including everyone in the fun - from young to old, nobody is excluded.
Before your wedding I will meet with you and find out your personal style, what's playing on your iPod and the guest demographics to give me a sense of the night you are looking for. I encourage you to pass me on a list of your favourite songs, what you listened to in college, what was playing on the radio when you first met. I always do a venue check as soon as possible - I will meet the wedding or sales co-ordinator, find out the best place to set up, where the power outlets are and even the best place to park to make sure everything goes like clockwork on the day.
If you need help choosing a vendor I would be happy to assist as I have worked with some fantastic people in the wedding industry (note: these are not shared links, just peeps I enjoy working with and admire their work):
(photo courtesy of Janine Bell at Intuition Photography, Westwood Plateau - May 11, 2013)Make It Or Break It:The wedding DJ can either make it or break it for your party - you only get one chance to get things right on your wedding day, make sure you choose the right DJ for you! My formula is simple:
- Wedding Photographer - Mathias Fast, Amber Hughes, Sakura Photography (2011 BC Wedding Award Winner), Will Pursell Photography, Hyperfocus, Gucio Photography, Union Photographers, Blush Wedding Photography (Kristy Ryan), John Bello, Christie Graham, The Apartment Photography, Josh Bowie
- Wedding Coordinator - Revel Events, Down The Aisle, Filosophi, Sweetheart Events
- Officiate/Minister - British Columbia Marriage Commissioners: Karen Ell, Doug Cameron (found on www.vs.gov.bc.ca), Marilyn Knipp, Brent & Tracy Sheppard, Young Hip & Married
"Experienced wedding DJ + reading the crowd + playing your requests = everyone dances!"
Check out some of my blogs for more info:
3 WAYS I ENSURE YOUR WEDDING RECEPTION WILL BE A SUCCESS:
5 MISTAKES PEOPLE MAKE WHEN CHOOSING A WEDDING DJ:
"One thing that makes or breaks a party is music and I have to say, DJ BFAD MADE our party...more specifically our wedding! Not having much experience looking for a DJ, I did what any clueless bride-to-be would do, and did a Google search for DJs in the Vancouver area. With endless options of DJ companies – large and small, I had a really hard time narrowing down my search. I spoke to quite a few DJs over the phone and one that stuck out to me the most was DJ BFAD.
We met in person and I knew right away that Brent was the right guy for the job. Completely laid back and yet totally professional, Brent is everything anyone could want in a DJ. He has a vast knowledge of music, is passionate about his job, is professional and organized, and creates a vibe that makes people just want to have a good time. He went out of his way before our wedding and during it to make things perfect and he kept the dance floor packed all night long. Brent actually went to our venue a few days beforehand on his own accord to scope things out so that he would be prepared on the day of our wedding. He also asked for our itinerary two weeks before our ceremony (which we were still working on!). In many ways, Brent was more organized than we were and he was always quick to offer a helping hand wherever possible.
Brent is flexible and is able to to give as much or as little guidance as necessary when it comes to playlists. We actually only gave him two song requests – one was for our first dance and the second was for the father/daughter dance which he actually suggested. I would without a doubt recommend DJ BFAD to anyone looking for a professional and dynamic DJ. You won’t be disappointed!"
Nicole & Jeremy Wallace, Mount Seymour (July 24, 2010)
"What can I say.... we had THE most amazing day we could have hoped for and a HUGE thanks has to go to you. The music was absolutely perfect, you listened to our suggestions and managed to get it absolutely spot on. We have already had many comments about how good the music was and people asking us how we knew you! You caught the beach vibe during the day and I couldn't believe how packed the dance floor was all night. On top of that, I really have to thank you for reading the day perfectly, advising and helping out liasing with the Brock House staff, the piper and the MC on what was happening to keep things ticking along and on time. I thought you were unobtrusive but available, attentive and surprisingly refreshed looking at the end of a very long day! I loved how we were able to move seemlessly from Scottish ceildh straight to the Black Eyed Peas and never missed a beat to really kick off the party. I am not usually at a loss for words, but I think you knew how important the music was to us as our friends like to dance(!) and I did not worry about a thing all day long. You are awesome, I think I might have to gatecrash your next wedding!! Brent, I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who asks (or doesn't ask!). HUGE HUGE thanks - you are the best!"
Jackie & Russell, Wedding Couple, Brock House (June 12, 2010)
"DJ BFAD is a must, must, must for you wedding!!! My husband (fiance at the time) and i got a sneak peek at DJ BFAD's talent at my sister-in-laws wedding a couple months before our own; by the end of the night i couldn't pay the deposit fast enough to book him for my wedding! A DJ will make or break your wedding and i knew DJ BFAD would ensure an awesome reception! you will love that even the "background" music that is being played during dinner is awesome, you will find yourself saying "oh good song" or singing along. However, you should be forewarned though one of the dangers of hiring DJ BFAD for your event is that once the dancing starts you will never find a "bad" song or one that you don't like in order to run to the bathroom!!! At our wedding everyone got up and danced at some point during the night, even my aunt who is close to 70 and thinks that all music is noise found a song she liked and danced!!! we were sad when the last song was played cos the dance floor was packed and people still wanted to party!!!
Thanks again DJ BFAD you rock!"
Andrea Anderson, Fireman's Hall Burnaby (May 22, 2011)
(Steve & Andrea photo courtesy of Lori Eng Photography)
"DJ BFad, Thank you so much for DJ'ing our wedding. You truly have a passion for what you do. We appreciated the variety of your playlist. Our guests are still talking about how much fun they had at our wedding."
Tania & Felipe Theodoro, Italian Cultural Center (April 23, 2011)
"Brent really nailed the music. The dance floor was packed and mixed with young and old alike! A memorable evening indeed with minimal cheese and a healthy dose of recognizable tunes that everyone felt comfortable to dance to. Our guests are still talking about the music at our wedding. It's likely even more memorable than our "I-do's"!"
Stephanie & Tim Dickson, Shaughnessy (Aug 21, 2010)
"You know your wedding DJ is awesome when even the servers working the reception hall are dancing in the corners and enjoying the party too! As part of an Italian family, we have been to our fair share of wedding receptions and let me tell you, family members are still talking about how awesome the music was and how our DJ is the best they’ve heard in a long time. The dance floor was never empty. Even people who I never imagined would ever get up on a dance floor, were up there all night long! Brent is an awesome guy who knows his music and who knows what to play and when, just by reading the crowd. His vast collection of music ranges across all different genres, and if there is something he doesn’t have, he is willing to look it up and make sure it gets played just for you. Brent, the music, food, and photography were the three main things that I wanted to have top notch, and you definitely made sure that the party wasn’t going to stop until the venue closed us down! Thank you for making our wedding reception the most awesome party we’ve been to!"
Kari & Jacob Rossi, Croatian Cultural Centre (June 4, 2011)
"DJ BFAD came highly recommended to us by my Maid of Honour. She knows him from the many parties that he has DJ'd at the Jericho Tennis Club. I had the opportunity to attend 2 parties that he was DJ'ing and I was blown away by how successful he was at getting a varied mix of guests on the dance floor all night. He was hired immediately! Once we booked him for our wedding, he was very easy to work with and was super informative about song choice suggestions and providing other helpful tips. He was patient with my many questions and my DO NOT PLAY and MUST PLAY song choices. At the wedding, he pulled off the ceremony music without a hitch. He was also helpful with setting up the sound for our slideshow. After our first dance, the dance floor was open to everyone and they did not stop dancing until the last gondola down the mountain. Brent has a gift for reading the crowd and catering his song choices to what our guests were in the mood to dancing to, which happened to include Dr. Dre and a little taste of Metallica! All of our guests commented on how great our DJ was and how much they enjoyed dancing the night away at our wedding. We wouldn't have changed a thing and we couldn't be happier. Thank you Brent, from us, and from all of our guests who's feet were sore the next day!"
Sara and Jeff Kavanaugh, Grouse Mountain Wedding (May 21, 2011)
"DJ BFad was amazing!! We could not have asked for a better DJ for our reception!! We’re still getting compliments about him from our friends. Brent did such a great job outlining the night for us, giving us advice on the flow for the evening and he really took the time to understand our vision for our reception. He listened to us about what we like, what we thought people would dance to and made sure we had a ‘do not play’ list (thank goodness). During the reception, he did a phenomenal job reading the crowd to ensure we always had a packed dance floor. I’ve been to receptions where the DJ doesn’t really ‘get it’…Brent ‘gets it’ and we feel so fortunate he was our DJ. I would recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone who is looking for a DJ for any event – you’d be lucky to have him!! Thanks again for helping to make our reception as perfect a night as we could have imagined Brent (DJ BFad)."
Michelle and Brett Cranston, Lind Hall - Granville Island (Oct 23, 2010)
(Michelle's photobooth photo courtesy of Christopher Thorn Photography)
"DJ BFAD was a fantastic choice for our wedding. From our first meeting, he was genuinely interested getting to know us as a couple and finding out what our specific ideas were for the big day. He made awesome suggestions and gave insightful advice. The music he played at the reception kept the party (and dancing) going all night!! Everyone commented on how awesome the music was - from the grandmothers to the teenagers! He was highly reliable, punctual and detail oriented. In fact, he was the one part of the wedding that we felt we did not have to worry about! Thank you Brent - our wedding would not have been the same without you!!!"
Sarah & Tyler Ow, UBC Golf Course (June 19, 2010)
"We are so happy we chose you as our dj for our wedding. We received so many compliments about both the music and yourself from all of our wedding guests. Everyone loved the music and had a great time dancing the night away. You had everything that was requested and did an absolutely wonderful job mixing it up. We couldn't have asked for anything better. Please feel free to share my comments with anyone and if you ever need any type of personal reference please don't hesitate to email me or call me. I'd be more than happy to tell any of your potential clients what a wonderful job you did!"
Jen & James Conn, UBC Botanical Gardens (July 10, 2010)
(Don't mess with my brides! Rochelle & Phil, pic courtesy of One Earth Photography)
"I had more fun on my wedding day than I though was possible! I attribute that to having the right people in my corner, so I didn't worry about a thing! Having Brent Faddies DJ our wedding, was an integral part of that team in my corner!! I was pleasantly suprised when I searched the internet and came upon Brent's website. I was happier still when I called and he answered the phone. We spoke for quite a while that first phone call, and met not long afterwards. What I noticed about Brent is that he is not a DJ that will do weddings, he really LIKES doing weddings and being part of your special day! He spent time with Graham and I to get a sense of who we were, and what our vision for the music was. And with that information, we handed it all over to him! I knew the songs I wanted for our first dance and my father daughter dance, the rest was all Brent! I was grateful to have met Brent, I had confidence in him, and was able to hand the responsibility of "music" to him, so I could work on other part of the wedding planning! And let me tell you, he did not disappoint! I had a number of people asking me where I got the "playlist" for the night, I just pointed at Brent, "all him!" I expected many of my friends would dance! Graham expected that many of his buddies would not! Graham was shocked by how many people left the campfire to rip it up! Brent has a way of getting people on the dance floor, and keeping them there. I also loved, loved, loved that he took requests! Music, like smell, is one of those things that can bring you right back to a moment or time of your life. Our friend were able to request the songs that made them nostalgic for the times that we shared with them! At weddings because there are people there from all parts of your life: childhood, high school, adulthood, it allowed us to relive those memories with our friends and family, together on the dance floor! Finally, I have to say that I was impressed with Brents professionalism and organization. He went out of his way (literally, almost 3 hours from Vancouver) to give us the experience we wanted. He arrived early, stayed late, and contributed so much to our wedding day. Thanks again Brent, Graham and Teena Downs"
Graham and Teena Downs, Van Loon Farm (July 23, 2011)
"Every guest at our wedding, young and old alike, could not stop raving about the music! This was the first wedding we've been to where the DJ was able to keep the dance floor full for the entire night. We wanted a party and you gave us one! The music selection was exactly what we had discussed during our first meeting, from Queen to Phoenix and Robbie Williams, and in just the right order to keep everyone moving. We couldn't ask for anything more... except for some more comfortable shoes to stay out on the floor a little longer! Thanks so much for creating the perfect playlist for our special day!"
Richard and Ashley Giordano, Brix Restaurant (Oct 24, 2010)
(Richard & Ashley photo courtesy of Sakura Photography)
"We just wanted to thank you for doing such a great job at our wedding. The music was wonderful and the dance floor always full. At one point I thought "hmmm, this dance floor is a lot smaller than it looks" just because there were sooo many people on it. Our expectations of you were totally met and then some. You were so helpful from the first time we met and we appreciated all your help and feedback through the planning process."
Nicole & Jordan West, Morgan Creek Golf Course (Aug 1, 2010)
"Thank you so much for participating in our wedding day. Everything turned out amazing, and you did a great job keeping everyone on the dance floor. It was an absolute pleasure working with you. Christopher and I can think of nothing which we would ask you to improve. You definitely exceeded all our expectations!"
Elizabeth & Christopher de Guzman, Morgan Creek Golf Course (July 9, 2011)
"Thanks for helping to make the day the memorable experience we had hoped it would be. Everyone seemed to enjoy the music and many guests commented that they were impressed or surprised by how many people were dancing. It was nice to be able to just relax and enjoy the evening knowing that you'd keep the party going."
Rachelle Smith, Furry Creek Golf Course (July 30, 2011)
"Brent DJ’d our September 18th nuptials. He is very helpful and easy to work with. He calmed our nerves and made us feel at ease. Brent is very accommodating and arrived early for set-up and stayed late for take-down. He had all of our guests on the dance floor from start to finish. Brent helped make our wedding a fun and lively event and was a wonderful addition to our wedding day. I would highly recommend Brent. Having a good DJ at our wedding made all the difference. Brent brought all his own equipment including lights and speakers. Thank-you Brent!!"
Jen Crombie, Teahouse in Stanley Park (Sept 18, 2010)
(Jen's photo courtesy of Brian Gottmers Photography)
"DJ BFAD was so great to work with, super easy going and willing to do anything to make our night special! We couldn't have asked for more, every song was better than the last!!"
Jessie Grunberg & Jamie Kasza, Brix Restaurant (May 2, 2010)
"We hired DJ Bfad for our wedding, and he couldn't have done a better job. Prior to the event, he provided a 2hr consultation and answered all our questions and emails promptly at no additional charge. The music was exactly what we wanted with no problems during the ceremony or the 5+ hours of dancing. It is obvious that DJ Bfad is an experienced, professional DJ and I would hire him again without hesitation. Thanks so much!"
Zach Duerr and Karen Costa, Wedding Couple, Grouse Mountain (Dec 21, 2009)
"Brent, thank you so much for making our wedding a night to remember! You have an amazing talent for reading the crowd and giving them what they want. The dance floor was never empty. Also, thank you for taking the time to get to know us and our music style. The choices you made were a real reflection of Neal and I as a couple. I felt wrapped in musical loveliness all eve. I only wish we could do it all over again! Perhaps a wedding vow renewal down the road. We hope you're available!"
Tracy & Neal Uchida, Performance Works, Granville Island
"Brent, Thanks so much for an awesome day...and night. We appreciate all your efforts in searching out our favourite tunes as well as the hard to find Irish numbers. The dance floor never emptied and we've had really positive feedback from friends and family. We hope you had fun too. Cheers"
Damien & Ang Stoneham, Vancouver Rowing Club (Sept 4, 2009)
(Damien & Ang photo courtesy of One Earth Photography)
"Dear Brent (DJ BFAD) Thank you so much for your awesome DJ-ing at our wedding! From the moment we contacted you about playing at the wedding you've been patient & professional! We had such a blast and I could not stop dancing. Thank you for being great about taking requests and keeping everyone moving!" "We were so happy that you were our DJ -- you certainly helped us live up to the "cool beats" that we promised our guests. You certainly read the crowd and kept everyone dancing all night. Our friends and family have commented on how great you were."
Kirsten & Steve Clarke, Lind Hall - Granville Island (Oct 10, 2009)
"Vika and I were very impressed with your professionalism and enthusiasm towards our big day! You very well prepared and very open minded to our wishes and our music tastes (even though they were not even in English in some cases!). The evening went very smoothly and seeing everyone dancing even after midnight was a sign that the music was well enjoyed! We would be more than happy to recommend you to friends and family!"
Alex Gutica, Cascadia Hotel (June 5, 2010)
"Brent did an amazing job of choosing just the right music for our wedding. He set just the right tone and had everyone up dancing and having a great time. We would highly recommend Brent's professionalism and his willingness to go the extra mile."
Brooke Lowden, Royal Vancouver Yacht Club (July 23, 2010)
Kendra & Jon, Wedding Couple, Vancouver Rowing Club
(Kendra & Jon photo courtesy of Amber Hughes Photography)
Connie & Nick, Wedding Couple, Brix Restaurant (Aug 27, 2010)
"We want to thank you so much for your excellent DJ skills! We had a great time at the wedding and the dance floor was pumping! People were commenting to us about how great the music was and what a great DJ you were. You were so helpful in getting songs (especially the obscure ones) we wanted and making suggestions for songs when we didn't know what to choose. You got back to us right away when we needed and were so relaxed and calm. Our experience with you was stress-free and fun! We would definitely recommend you to friends."
Jennifer Killam & Brian Kolberg, Stanley Park Pavillion (Oct 9, 2010)
"Brent, just wanted to thank you again for the outstanding job you did on our wedding day. Everything went perfectly, despite us throwing a few curveballs your way! Everybody in attendance had a great time and that’s largely due to you keeping the dance floor packed! We’ve had several of our family and friends ask about you and we will always be happy to highly recommend you. It was an absolute pleasure Brent, you’re a great guy and a helluva DJ."
Luc & Kristen Hilderman, Richmond Golf & Country Club (Sept 5, 2010)
"Brent, thank you so much for dj’ing the wedding, we had an awesome time. You did an amazing job, everybody loved the music and whole vibe that went on, from Brit Pop to Canadian country, everyone loved it and all those other tunes in between. All in all we had such a great time and were so pleased we chose you as our DJ"
Holly & Richard Hawkins, Grouse Mountain (Aug 14, 2010)
(Holly photo courtesy of One Earth Photography)
"A BIG thank you for doing such a great job on our day :) Of all the weddings we've been to, it's pretty rare that a big group shuts down the dance floor so double thumbs up!"
Rochelle & Phil Lee, Richmond Golf & Country Club
"Brent was very professional in his approach from the word go - being available to assist with pre-wedding planning and asking all the right questions to tailor the evening's entertainment. Brent has an extensive music database with all of our favourites, and played songs that appealed to all of our guests - old and young. Many of our family and friends have commented that our wedding was one of the most fun weddings they have ever been to. Thanks Brent for helping make our special day such a great success!"
Stephen Ott, Groom - Capilano Golf & Country Club (Jan 2, 2011)
"Thank-you DJ Brent for the amazing job you did at our wedding! Throughout the course of the entire day, we didn't have to worry about a thing...from the perfect timing of the ceremony music, to the dinner and then the dancing...you consistently read the crowd, the mood and adjusted the music to suit, making sure people were having fun on the dance floor all night. You were able to perfectly blend the songs that we like plus the songs you knew would suit the energy in the room. One particular thing we appreciated the most was your professionalism. Your promptness and attentiveness through the entire process made you one of the most easy to work with and pleasant vendors we dealt with for our wedding, which made planning our wedding that much easier. We look forward to the next time we will be needing music, because you will be our first choice!"
Michelle & Adam Codrington, Brix Restaurant (May 29, 2011)
(Michelle and Adam photo courtesy of Sakura Photography)
(photo courtesy of Taryn Baxter Photography)
"Hi Brent! Thank you so much for making our night amazing!! it was a party!! you were fantastic!! I hope you enjoyed yourself and the night went smoothly! I could not leave the dance floor! Thanks Again!!"
Amber & Jesse, Morgan Creek (June 25, 2011)
(Amber photo courtesy of Will Pursell Photography)
Everything was perfect you kept the dance floor packed, the only complaint I have had so far was all the sore legs and feet from dancing all night. I found myself needing a break but found it very hard to break away it was one great song after another. It was great working with you and would definitely use you again and recommend to anyone needing a DJ for an event thanks again.
Mike and Amanda Price
Mike & Amanda Price, Performance Works - Granville Island (Sept 24, 2011)
"From our initial consultation, to pre-wedding communications through to the very end of our wedding day, Brent was exceptional. He was willing to meet with us on short notice and showed up both on time and prepared. Once we had finalized his involvement in our wedding he kept in constant communication with us and helped us navigate our music selections. Brent was one of the first vendors on site for our wedding and he was the last to leave. He kept our family and friends dancing and smiling for the whole night. We would absolutely use Brent again for an event and highly reccomend him as both a wedding and event DJ."
Shaun & Ericha Gregory, Brix Restaurant (July 24, 2010)
(Shaun & Ericha photo courtesy of Sakura Photography)
"Like most brides, choosing the right DJ was an important part of my wedding. DJ Bfad took the time to get to know us and on my wedding day the music was one thing I knew I didn't have to worry about! DJ Bfad had our dance floor full all night! We are still getting compliments about how great the music was!"
(Photo courtesy of Michael Wachniak)
Danica Wolfe, Monk McQueen's (Oct 15, 2011)
"Brent, Thank you so much for all your attention to detail on our special day. You were very organized and helpful on our wedding day which in turn dropped our stress level dramatically. You went above and beyond your "DJ duties" and we have already recommended you to many people. You kept the dance floor packed all night long and had guests shouting for more at the end of the night. We couldn't have asked for a better DJ so thank you!"Dani & Gareth, Stanley Park Tea House (Aug 12, 2011)(Dani & Gareth photo, Stanley Park courtesy of Kelsey Goodwin at KGood Photo)
"Brent is a true professional who delivers on every level. He's also very familiar with different venues in town, which means he's truly a veteran in the industry. We hired DJ BFAD for our wedding, and of course, he had DJ'd there previously. He sat down with us MONTHS prior to the wedding to go over logistics, contacts, and to give us a general feel for what he does and how he does it. After the meeting, my fiancee and I were so confident in him, we definitely felt that we didn't need to worry about that portion of the wedding at all, because we knew Brent had it covered. And for those of you who have been married before, you know that there are million things to plan, and it's amazing when you meet someone who you can put in charge of something, and be able to trust them 100%. That's saying a lot about Brent considering we had only met with him for an hour. About a month prior to the wedding, I got a follow up email + phone call from Brent asking how things were going, and made us feel like he truly cared and that he was excited to be part of this wedding. The wedding day came, and Brent was there on time as promised, all his gear was working properly, he did not miss one cue for the ceremony (REALLY IMPORTANT!), and the dance party at the reception was OFF THE HOOK! Once the MC left for the night, Brent took over the MC'ing, all with such smooth transition, nobody even knew that the MC had left. We are very happy that we hired DJ BFAD. If you need a DJ who is professional, nice, and won't crumble under pressure, hire Brent. You won't be disappointed!"
James Kang, Swan E Set (Nov 13, 2011)
"Thanks again for helping make our wedding amazing. Everyone's still praising your skills at keeping the dance floor packed. I keep hearing three things from everyone I talk to...Kristen looked beautiful, the food was amazing, and the dj was great. I get mentioned somewhere after nice weather and convenient parking."
Troy Hutchinson, SFU Diamond Alumni Centre (Nov 5, 2011)
"We hired Brent to DJ our wedding at Brix and were totally impressed! His breadth of musical knowledge, creativity, and ability to read the crowd kept the dance floor packed through to the early morning hours. From our eclectic list of categories (indie rock, classic R&B, new wave, and even some Iron Maiden), Brent was able to select songs that energized our group and we received numerous compliments on the playlist. Very professional and a pleasure to work with, I hope I have the opportunity to hire him again!"
"If I had to choose the top 3 investments we made for our wedding DJ BFAD would make the list. Not only was the dance floor bumpin' all night, he was amazing to work with. In my opinion DJ BFAD will be the cause of iPod weddings becoming extinct."
Jon Rees, Brix Restaurant (Jan 1, 2012)
"DJ Bfad was an amazing addition to our wedding!! From the beginning he was attentive, personable and professional. He listened to our ideas but ran with it and had the dance floor packed and people dancing till the bitter end. I would highly recommend him if you are looking for a dj who will add zero stress to the organizing and ensure a great time!!! Thanks again!!!"
Mark and Alison Holland, St. Catherine's Anglican Church (April 28, 2012)
Erin Ashenhurst, Brix (May 26, 2012)
(Erin & Jason photo courtesy of Gucio Photography)
"Hey Brent, We just wanted to let you know we had a great time, thanks for the awesome music and send off. You were extremely professional, punctual and kept the good times rolling while handling our specific requests. Thanks again."
Jamie & Shannon Cuthbertson, Brix (July 1, 2012)
(Shannon & Jamie grand exit pic courtesy of James Moes Photography)
"Hi Brent, You are the best! Thank you for filling our wedding with amazing music! From the romantic ceremony music, to the non-stop dancing, you really made our wedding perfect! A number of our guests commented on the seamless flow of the music and you had every single person up on that dance floor! Thank you!!!!"
Jennifer Hutchinson, Brix (July 2, 2012)
(Jennifer & Chris photograph + Rev. Brent Sheppard courtesy of Union Photographers)
"Brent was fantastic to work with for our July wedding. We had met months before to begin planning, and Brent always made himself available and provided great suggestions regarding timing and song suggestions. Brent's ability to create an atmosphere is flawless, we loved everything he played. On the dance floor, Brent was able to read the crowd extremely well, keeping us all going until the very end of the night! Many guests made song requests and gushed about how Brent played them so quickly (no waiting all night to hear your favourite song!). If you're looking for a DJ for a wedding, DJBFAD is great!"
Isaac & Monica Schnell, Coast Coal Harbour Hotel (July 14, 2012)
(Isaac showing off his bling photograph courtesy of Through The Lens Photography)
(Swan E Set dancefloor photos courtesy of Luxe Photography)
Meaghan & Lukas, Vancouver Rowing Club (June 23, 2012)
"We hired Brent to DJ our wedding and he was an absolute pleasure to work with! He is creative, very knowledgeable, and was able to keep a diverse crowd entertained and dancing all night long. Brent is incredibly helpful and was key to making the evening successful. Thank you, Brent!"
Jaime-Ann Lew, Marine Drive Golfcourse (June 16, 2012)
"We can not be happier with our decision to have DJ BFAD as our wedding DJ. Brent is professional, easygoing and easy to get ahold of, and SUPER talented! We gave Brent a brief description of our wedding guests, gave him a few ideas of what we like to listen to, and the rest was up to him. He was absolutely outstanding. The dinner music was perfect, he ran our slideshow and played awesome music all night long. The dance floor was packed all night as he catered to the crowd. We had so many guests old and young, compliment him throughout the night. I'd recommend DJ BFAD to absolutely anyone. Thank you SOOOO much Brent!!"
Shawna Hedges, East Delta Hall (Aug 4, 2012)
(Shawna & Scott photograph courtesy of GC Photography)
"Brent came highly recommended from one of our friends and after meeting him we were extremely confident that he was the right choice. Before the wedding he asked about our favorite songs, songs that our parents would like, and if there were any 'no play artists'. He was extremely professional, friendly, and arrived with a large song catalog. He played requests all night and literally kept our guests on the dance floor until the early hours the next morning. Our guests raved about him all night and I would literally plan my next event around his availability."
Lindsay O'Donnell, Performance Works (Aug 17, 2012)
"Thank you for being so unbelievably awesome on our wedding day! We were so happy that we booked you as our DJ! We had a lot of people telling us how much fun they had that night at the dance! (and that your choice of music really couldn't have been more perfect)
It was a super hot day but we all danced to the very end just because there was one awesome song after another! My new wife has not danced so much in such a looooong time! You were so professional in every way (i.e. showed up super early, mcee'd when we asked you to last minute, and handed out glow sticks for the little fans) everything was so smooth because you had it under control. Edith and I have talked about our big day over and over again with our friends and we would all contribute the night's success to you!! Thank you again (so much) Best of luck to your business and we are so jealous that other people get to experience this at their events now!!"
Frank & Edith, Inn At The Quay (Aug 5, 2012)
(Frank & Edith pics courtesy of Blush Wedding Photography)
(Anastasia & Tommy post-ceremony kiss photo courtesy of Gucio Photography)
"We had the luxury of having Brent as our DJ for the ceremony of our wedding; an already magical evening was written down into history with the sublime performance of Brent. We have never seen any DJ that skilled in reading the crowd and choosing songs to fit the mood throughout the evening. It felt like Brent had rehearsed with us for weeks, since everything we wanted happened precisely the way we had hoped. We would vouch and recommend DJBFAD to any event, with any type of crowd as he will most definitely surpass your expectations. The only problem for us now is to find a moment in our life requiring a DJ service, so we can book Brent again."
Tommy & Anastasia Karlsson, Shaughnessy Restaurant - Van Dusen (July 28, 2012)
(photos from Sarah & Geoff's wedding courtesy of Blush Photography www.photosbyblush.com)
(Nicole & Brad wedding dancefloor pic courtesy of Sakura Photography)
"Hiring DJ BFad was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding day. He worked closely with our MC to make sure the reception went smoothly, was highly entertaining, and kept the party going until the wee hours of the morning. The feedback from our guests was that the wedding was "the most fun wedding ever!", a testament to how awesome DJ BFad really is! Hire him and get your dancing shoes ready!" Nicole & Brad, Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel (June 9, 2012)
"Having no experience in planning a wedding, both my now husband and I were relying heavily on wedding magazines to help us find the right vendors. As luck would have it we came across DJ BFad's website through one of these magazines and were really impressed by all the rave reviews. Of course we had our reservations, but felt instantly comfortable after meeting Brent at a coffee shop to go over what we had in mind for our wedding. He was attentive, brought many ideas to the table and was receptive to our ideas. We had a few check-ins leading up to the wedding, but otherwise we were able to leave everything in his hands. Brides, trust me, you can definitely let go. He showed up at the wedding early, had everything set up and most importantly, kept everyone entertained with the awesome music. Our dance floor was packed all night, every song brought someone new to the floor and never did it clear out. He knew exactly what to play and when. He's really good at what he does and if I were to do it again, I would most definitely have him DJ. Music was key for us and he hit every mark. Thank you SO much for making our wedding night what it was. You will always be included in our memories as one of the best things that happened that night.
Bobby & Jenn, Hycroft Manor (Sept 2, 2012)
"Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into making our wedding a perfect memory. Your experience DJing countless weddings was invaluable both before and during our wedding. We really appreciate how much time you put into advising us on everything from music to our itinerary for the big day. You really know what needs to happen to make a wedding spectacular. We were also so impressed with how quickly you were able to read the crowd and keep them moving on the big day! We would have been lost without you!"
Katie and Ian, Swan E Set (July 26, 2012)
(Katie & Ian, Swan E Set pic courtesy of Luxe Photography)
"Thank you so much for being our DJ at our wedding, you were amazing and had our party rocking the whole time. We had the most amazing day and we are so glad you were a part of making our day such a success. We have already had many comments about how good the music was and people asking us how we knew you! The ceremony music and mic turned out perfect and you were a pleasure to deal with! We will definitely pass your name on to all our friends and family when they need someone professional and fun to make their event kick-ass! Anyways thank you so much :) I hope to work with you again in the near future. Cheers, Jen & Chris (The Hall's)"
Jen & Chris Hall, Hycroft Manor (Sept 21, 2012)
"Dear Brent, According to our friends and family we had the privilege of having the party of the year! You are surely deserving of much of the credit. We knew upon meeting you that you were a great match for us but you still managed to impress us with your fun yet professional orchestration of our reception. Brides put so much energy into planing what we hope will be a memorable day for our guests, the bonus for me was that you really allowed me to relax and enjoy it with them! We were especially grateful for your perfect timing of our scheduled music, your ability to work with changes the day of and your desire to include all of our guests in the celebration. Although its unfortunate that it was your last wedding at the Brock House we feel quite priveleged that our wedding was the last chance they would have to showcase your talents at their venue. Thanks again!"
Amanda and Kyle Beaune, Brock House (Oct 5, 2012)
"DJ Bfad was fantastic. He definitely kept everyone young and adult on the dance floor dancing the night away. There wasn't one bad song all night. He made the "big night" such a great time full or wonderful memories that we will never forget! Thanks Brent, we would defenitely recommend you to ANYONE who's looking for a great person to do business with and an even better DJ!"
Natalie & Bryen V. - The Vancouver Club - Oct 20, 2012
(Taylor & Kara dancefloor pic courtesy of Sakura Photography)
(Andy & Jennifer photo courtesy of Junshien International Photographers)
"Just wanted to say, that party was amazing and thank you for coordinating with us through out the last couple months. It was really great and I am really impressed. All the music in the ceremony lined up, the party atmosphere and playing around with the “creative dancing” part certainly was amazing and being flexible out through the night as I know there were changes. Thank you so much for making this a great party. You are awesome."
Andy & Jennifer, Brix (Oct 14, 2012)
“From the first consult meeting to our entrance, and right to the very last song (when the dance floor was still packed), DJ BFAD was amazing. He came highly recommended to us, and we quickly learned it was for obvious reasons. Music was one of our top priorities for our wedding, and DJ BFAD nailed it, providing the perfect soundtrack for an epic night. Brent will erase that one fear that anyone has about their wedding or event: “What if people don’t dance?” He took the time to get to know us and our tastes in music and how we envisioned our wedding. That being said, he is a total pro and can read a room like no one else. For weeks after we were still receiving comments from guests about how they had never been to a wedding where so many people danced from beginning to end. Anyone planning a wedding knows that not everything can or will go right, but if you choose DJ BFAD, you can be sure your music will go perfectly! Thanks again, Brent!”
Katie and Kyle, Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion (Sept 8, 2012)
(Katie & Kyle "getting pounced on" pic courtesy of Love Out Loud Studios)
(D-floor at Tanya & Serge's Heritage Hall wedding courtesy of Shari + Mike Photographers)
“Brent knocked it out of the park. He came highly recommended from the venue we were having our wedding and we couldn't of been happier. He played music of all sorts, played to the crowd, and had a great attitude from start to finish. If I ever needed a DJ again, I wouldn't even think twice. Thanks again Brent!”
Dave Jones, Brix (Nov 11, 2013)
(Kailey & Jack's Wedding, May 2013 - Stanley Park Pavilion - pic courtesy of Elle And R Photography)
"We used DJ BFAD for our wedding in May 2012, and found him to be one of the most professional, organized, straight-forward and talented people that we had as part of our wedding. The entire process was seamless - he was easy to get in touch with, punctual and prepared. Our first meeting was so easy - he really "got" what we were going for as far as feel/setting the mood went, and had valuable suggestions that really helped with flow. Our correspondence between then and the big day was always answered in a timely manner. The day of was flawless - he was there early setting up, was on cue for each moment, and read the crowd like a dream. It was an amazing party! We liked him so much that we referred him to a friend who was organizing our grad from medical school (the same week as our wedding, actually), and from there to friends who have used him at their weddings, and also refer him whole-heartedly to future brides and grooms without qualm. If you hire DJ BFAD, it will be one of the highlights of your big day."
Bri and Josh Budlovsky, Terminal City Club (May 27, 2012)
(Goldis on the d-floor, UBC Boathouse June 2013 - pic courtesy of Stone Photo)
"DJ BFAD delivered absolute perfection at our wedding. We have received constant praise for our wedding and none has been greater than for the music. From the end of the speeches until the venue kicked us out, Brent had the dance floor moving to all the different genres we had laid out for him. He went the extra mile throughout the night to provide one of the greatest parties of our lives. Beyond the main event, Brent hit all the right notes with the bridal party entrance, slideshow, and then all-important garter toss. Brent's passion and enthusiasm are the perfect combination for a great party. He was a pleasure to work with and we give him a 100% recommendation to anyone who is hosting any kind of event. Thanks again from Ryan and Erin!"
Ryan & Erin, Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club (July 13, 2013)
"BFAD was the perfect choice as our wedding DJ. We reached out to him after getting a glowing recommendation from a musician friend and found him to be super professional, accommodating and easy to work with. He made a lot of great suggestions about how the evening should flow and was spot on. The music at our reception was super important to us, and we needed someone who not only had an immense musical knowledge to impress the musicians and aficionados among our guests, but also wasn’t afraid to throw down the cheesy pop songs to please the crowd. Brent even kept Cora’s parents out on the dance floor until lights on! Thanks, DJ BFad!"
(A letter from a mother-of-the-groom, amazing!)
(Cora and Chris, Terminal City Club - July 20, 2013)
"Brent came highly recommended by our wedding planner to DJ our wedding and we're so glad we took her advice! Brent is as genuine and lovely to work with as he is professional. He is passionate about what he does, and actually cares about his wedding couples. While a lot of Djs are there just to perform or to hear their own music, we really appreciate that he is all about providing the perfect atmosphere for you and to making sure everyone is having a good time. The cues for our wedding ceremony, dinner reception, and dances were timed perfectly while the dance floor was alive with happy people into the night. Needless to say, he definitely knows his music: you can throw any suggestions at him and he will fill in the blanks according to what you want to hear, all the while monitoring the vibe of the crowd. It was an awesome evening and we’re so thankful for Brent for being such an important part of our special day."
Erica-May & Hallis, Brix (July 14, 2013)
"We really enjoyed working with Brent from the get-go! He is very professional, organized, easy-going and experienced which is perfect when you're planning your wedding. He went above and beyond to ensure everything was perfect, from helping with our music selection to providing helpful tips which we really appreciated. Our family and friends couldn't stop raving about how great the music was and how much they loved our DJ - we highly recommend Brent for his music services because he's really the best at what he does!"
Jennifer & Justan Steele (Aug 5, 2013)
"DJ BFad was everything we could have asked for. The meeting months beforehand was perfect in settling the details and putting our mind at ease, and that continued into the day of the wedding. With so many moving parts the day of, it was so nice to have complete confidence that the music and AV stuff was taken care of. I wasn't sure if we had a crowd of dancers, but he had the dance floor going from start to finish! Professional, friendly, and accommodating, we wouldn't hesitate to hire Brent for any other event. Thank you so much Brent for making our day so special!"
Brent & Stephanie Johnson (Oct 20, 2013)
(Damien & Angela, Rowing Club late night dance on the deck, pic courtesy of One Earth Photography)
"We knew Brent would deliver but he really exceeded our expectations when it came to getting people dancing - everyone was up and having a blast! Months later and people are still raving about how much fun they had. Brent was diligent about making sure he knew exactly what we wanted and came prepared. He created a lovely atmosphere during the dinner and then it was non-stop dancing after that to a great mix of old and new songs and various styles to suit the crowd. To top it off, the music he played reflected a real love of good music; he had an awesome selection to draw from. If you want a cool DJ who will put together a set list that really reflects you, Brent's your guy."
Kyleen & Darrin, Vancouver Rowing Club (Aug 23, 2013)
"Hi Brent, Wanted to thank you again for your amazing DJ services! We couldn't have been happier with the song list and our guests obviously felt the same as they were on the dance floor most of the night! It was definitely one of the highlights of the night. I will definitely be recommending you for anyone needing an awesome Dj"
Holly & Lucio, Brix (July 6, 2013)
"We got married this past December at Brix Restaurant in Yaletown, and were fortunate enough to work with DJ BFAD. He came highly recommended, and he surpassed even our wildest expectations. We got together with him beforehand, and we found that he listened to our ideas, offered suggestions when we requested them, and made us feel like we were his number one priority. Each music selection was perfectly cued, and we were able to relax and put our complete trust in him. Music is extremely important to us, and we wanted everyone to enjoy themselves and dance the night away. This was certainly the case, and we had a great deal of positive feedback from the guests regarding the music. DJ BFAD is not only a very talented DJ, but he was amazing to work with. We highly recommend having him be a part of your special day, and look forward to a future event in which he can once again get everyone up on the dance floor."
Erin & Alex Sherry (Dec 22, 2013)
(Jamie & Shannon Wedding, pics courtesy of James Moes Photography)
(Andrew & Lindsay Grouse Mountain Wedding, pics courtesy of Studio Jeanie)
(Brent & Stephanie Wedding, pics courtesy of John Bello Photography)
("No Pants Dance" & bride Bryony pics courtesty of Shari + Mike Photography)
"DJ BFad made our wedding one to remember! From meeting to planning to executing on wedding day, it was a fabulous experience working with him. Communicating with him before the wedding was very easy and he made an effort to check in with us on a regular basis. Our guests were a mixed combination of cultures and he helped us select songs that he thought would be ideal and ones that everyone would like. He even had songs from our traditional Bulgarian heritage! His DJ skills were exceptionally executed without any issues. He was very well prepared with his equipment and worked brilliantly and in sync with our MCs. Our guests had a phenomenal time during the reception and are all still raving about the dance party! He read the crowd really well and knew when a certain song was not a hit with everyone. His experience and skills are evident and we would truly recommend him for any wedding from any cultural background!"
Gera & Stefan - April 16, 2016
(Mindy & Bianca, photo courtesy of the amazing John Bello Photography)