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Orange County Event Production

August 18, 2014

Orange County Event Production

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ENTERTAINMENT

Planning a big event can be overwhelming, to say the least.  There’s so much to think about and consider.

Would you like some help?

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Table Decor / Catering

In Orange County, Event Production can be found at Essence Entertainment.  They will help you with all aspects of your event, be it entertainment, props & decor, catering, audio/visual, specialty furniture, photography/videography…you name it, they do it!

To get started, there are a few things you want to nail down – Date of the event, Location (unless you need help with that, too), Number of Guests expected, and an approximate Budget parameter.  This gives Essence Entertainment the basics on which to build your event.

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Lighting & A/V

Then comes the brainstorming!  An opportunity to explore lots of different ideas, possible themes, etc.  This is when you’ll want to express your priorities, goals, and general desires, so they’ll be sure to be incorporated.  Working with a professional Event Production company can really make the difference, because most likely they’ll come up with lots of fun ideas as well as creative ways to stretch your budget that you wouldn’t have thought of otherwise.

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Specialty Furniture

After exploring the many possibilities, Essence Entertainment will then present you with a few of your favorite options in detail to choose from.  Brainstorming may continue as a result of this step.

When all aspects are finalized, you can sit back, relax, and rest assured that every detail will be attended to.  Including details like Timeline / Sequence of Events, how Formalities are handled, and of course, all of the logistics regarding delivery, load-in, set-up, and execution – all of which culminate in the success your terrific event!

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Theme Props

So, for the best Orange County Event Production services, be sure to contact Essence Entertainment – it never hurts to work with the most professional and successful Event Production company in town!

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Aerialist / Martini Ice Luge

 

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Novelty Acts in Orange County

July 22, 2014

Novelty Acts in Orange County

Novelty Acts OC

Novelty Acts in Orange County are generally performers who provide entertainment that is other than the typical Dance Band, DJ, Classical or Jazz Ensemble, and the like.  It is entertainment that adds special zing to your event!

So what is a Novelty Act?  I’m glad you asked!

Orange county Novelty ActNovelty Acts are things like Strolling Magicians, Caricature Artists, Face Painters, Look Alikes/Impersonators, Acrobats, Stilt Walkers, Comedians, Cabaret Artists, Cigar Rollers, Ballroom Dancers, Walking Candy Tables, Contortionists, Balloon Artists, etc., etc.

Novelty Act Orange CountyA Novelty Act can also be something associated with a Theme – for instance, Polynesian Dancers for a Luau, a Roper for a Country Western party, Crazed Fans and Paparazzi for a Hollywood themed event, Strolling Magician for a Vegas themed party, Synchronized Swimmers for a Pool party, or a Face Painter or Clown for a Children’s party.  Novelty Act Orange County

Where do you find these Novelty Acts?  Why, ask the experienced Talent Managers at Essence Entertainment, of course!

OC Novelty ActsThe Staff at Essence Entertainment can brainstorm with you and help you explore all of the different options available!

Orange County Novelty Act

Orange County Novelty Act

Holiday Music and Entertainment in Orange County

June 24, 2014

Holiday Music and Entertainment in Orange County

Well, believe it or not, it’s that time again, folks!Holiday entertainment

It seems to come around faster every year, I know, but if you’re planning on having some kind of event over the Holiday Season, now is the time to contact Essence Entertainment to start planning and reserving your Holiday Music and Entertainment.

Whether you’re planning a children’s party, an intimate soiree with family and friends, or a large corporate dinner party, the sooner you book your Holiday Music and Entertainment the better – you’ll have more options to choose from…and you’ll be able to check it off your To Do List!

Holiday music and entertainment

Cocktail Hour is the first impression your guests get when they arrive, so it’s always a nice idea to have some themed music and / or entertainment during this time. The classic and ever popular things like Holiday Carolers and Santa book up fast – so if you’re considering either of these items for your event, be sure to call Essence Entertainment soon!  Other ideas include Jazz Trio, String Ensemble, or even a Steel Drum Duo playing your Holiday favorites.

entertainment holidayThere are lots of fun atmosphere things to do as well.  By this I mean things like Santa, Photo Station, Strolling Magician, Look Alikes, Costumed Tray Passing Girls, Caricature Artist…

holiday entertainment and musicFor Dinner and Dancing a professional dance band is the way to go!  Lots of great music and fun energy!  Be sure to visit Essence Entertainment’s website to explore the many dance band options available to you.  Essence Entertainment also has many fabulous Disc Jockeys to choose from.

After Dinner Shows are also very popular, be it for a large corporate event or a small intimate affair.  Essence Entertainment can design a customized variety show just for you, provide a Celebrity Head Liner, or create a wonderful experience with any number of fantastic performers and shows.  Essence Entertainment has videos on the Acts available to choose from, be it a Cabaret Artist, a Comedian, a Comedy Magician, a mini Legends Show, a Vocal Group…so many ideas to explore.

Activities might be on your list of things to look in to…the always popular Casino Night is a great option, or why not diversify with an evening of Horse Racing.holiday music and entertainment

entertainment holidayFor Family and Children’s parties the possibilities are endless – Santa, Elves, Face Painter, Caricature Artist, Strolling Magician, Stilt Walker, Temporary Tattoo Artist, Line Dance or Country Dance Instructor, Look Alike, Arcade Games, Photo Booth, Petting Zoo, Snow Garden, Bounce House, Climbing Wall…the list goes on and on!

Don’t delay – contact Essence Entertainment soon to start brainstorming and planning your upcoming Holiday Event!

Unici Casa Bastille Day Event VIDEO

July 25, 2012

As promised, here’s a peek into the fabulous event in which we participated on Saturday, July 14th, 2012.

Thanks to John at Godfather Films for putting this together!

Please help support all of the fabulous vendors who made this event such a success!  (See List with Links to Websites on previous Post; see Credits at end of film.)

(Essence Entertainment had the great pleasure and honor in providing all live and costumed entertainment for this event!)

 

Tips for Spring 2012 Wedding

February 23, 2012

Who’s having a Spring Wedding?  🙂

Here are some tips:

When it comes to music, there are a few options I like to suggest.  Here in sunny Southern California, Spring Wedding usually means ‘garden wedding ceremony’ or otherwise ‘outdoors’ (could be beach, park, patio, etc.).  To add to the ‘garden’ ambiance, I like to suggest a Harp ensemble (Harp Trio with Cello & Flute is lovely), or a Guitar ensemble (Guitar & Flute/Sax Duo gives you some nice flexibility if you’d like to incorporate Jazz/Pop repertoire).

Be sure to visit our YouTube Playlist for Wedding Music Samples.

Here’s a sample of a Harp Trio playing La Rejouissance.

Here are some additional tips from Mabelle Sese:

Saying Your “I Dos” This 2012?  Spring’s the Best Time and Here’s How to Start Planning

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Saying yes to the marriage proposal and setting a date is basically the starting phase of planning a wedding. From the gown to the bridal hairstyle, the food to be served, the number of guests to invite – these are just some of the small and big details about the wedding that you need to decide on. As much as possible, give yourselves plenty of time to iron out all these details. Hire a wedding coordinator if you want, although you can also be a hands-on bride and coordinate with the suppliers yourself.

What if You’re Planning a Spring Wedding?

Setting a date for the big day means that you already know what season of the year, and probably the time of day when the ceremony and reception will be held. What if you’re planning a spring wedding? In terms of color and theme, there are plenty of pretty ideas that you can come up with.

Let’s start with a few tips on how you can have a beautiful ceremony and reception when saying your “I dos” during springtime:

Go for sweet pastel colors.

When thinking of a theme for your wedding, it always pays to go with the season of the year that the wedding will be held. Since spring is when flower bloom at their most beautiful, use sweet pastel colors as inspiration for your wedding. Pale pink is a classic pastel color which can be seen in most wedding receptions and venues. For 2012, an emerging trend is to use greenish blue as a theme. Complementing hues include teal and sunshine yellow. You can mix these all with tan or emerald green and you’ll have a beautiful rainbow of sweet pastel colors on your big day.

Be one with nature.

If the groom would not like something that’s too feminine for the wedding reception, go for rich, earth tones which also somewhat remind people of spring. Golden yellow, brown, green, burnt orange are some of the shades that you can play with.

Wedding Gown & Bridal Hairstyle Ideas for Spring Weddings

Now, when it comes to wedding gowns and bridal hairstyles, what are the hottest trends for the spring bride? Two-tier gowns are definitely hot for 2012, as well as gowns with illusion necklines. Instead of seeing too much skin, you can still feel sexy yet ultra-elegant wearing gowns which are made with illusion necklines that have embellishments. As for the hairstyles that brides and bridesmaids can have, the elegant updos and romantic down hairdos are still very much in style.

Spring Weddings: It’s All About the Flowers!

Finally, you can incorporate spring flowers in every aspect of your wedding. If you want, you can have the bridesmaids wear fresh spring flowers on their hair. The wedding cake is another thing which can be designed using spring flowers as a theme. The center tables in the wedding reception can be decorated with spring flowers, as well as the aisle that the bride will be walking through – be it a church or garden wedding.

As you can see, there are plenty of wedding planning aspects where you can incorporate spring colors and flowers as a theme, so have fun with it!

If you are looking for ideas on how the bridesmaids hairstyles, wedding reception, gown and all the other aspects of the wedding can be planned, always consider the time of the year when the wedding will be held. For springtime, pastel or earth colors and beautiful spring flowers can be easily incorporated in the theme while planning the details for your big day.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Mabelle_Sese

Check Out New Additions to our YouTube Channel!

December 1, 2011

Hope you all enjoyed your Holiday weekend!

Well, I’ve been busy adding new videos to our YouTube Channel, creating Playlists, etc.  There have been times when I’ve had my laptop plus two other computers here in the office all uploading to YouTube at the same time!  (Never a dull moment…)

New Playlists are:

  • Bands
  • DJs
  • Theme & Variety
  • Ask Mike!
  • Wedding Music Samples

All Playlists and Videos are viewable by visiting our channel:  EssenceEntertain1

I hope you enjoy watching our talented Performers anytime you have a moment to visit our YouTube videos – and don’t forget to Like and Leave a Comment!  Thanks!

Visit often as I am constantly adding new stuff!

Here’s the NEW Hodads video – let us know what you think of it!

If above video does not function correctly, click on the Band Name below or copy and paste the URL below that:

The Hodads Party Band

http://www.youtube.com/essenceentertain1#p/c/5CD3B37F6A632D64/20/EpujdwxcnlE

Keys to finding the perfect entertainment for your Holiday Party!

November 8, 2011

I found this article to be spot on!

Essence Entertainment Talent Agency agrees – don’t hesitate to call Mike to brainstorm about your upcoming event!

Holiday Carolers - perfect for your upcoming party!

7 Keys to assist with your Holiday Party planning

As we approach the holiday season, many of us are going to be planning Christmas parties and Holiday celebrations. Finding the right entertainment for these events is a huge undertaking. Get it right and you’re a hero! Get it wrong and your guests have to suffer through a boring program. No pressure, huh?

Don’t worry! As a professional speaker and entertainer, I have worked with some of the finest event planners in the industry and have learned from them all. Follow this guide to help you through the decision-making process and guarantee that you have a massively successful event.

1. Planning

One of the very first steps when planning an event is to decide on as many of the specific details as possible. These details should include date, time, location, number of guests invited, etc. Most entertainers and talent agents will ask you these questions to get an idea of what you are planning so they can adjust their performance to best fit your event.

2. Type of Program

The type of event you are planning will also dictate what type of program to consider. If you are planning a Holiday party, you will obviously be looking for a different type of program than if you are planning your child’s birthday party. You must consider who your guests are and what they will find entertaining.

Keep this in mind: your entertainer is representing you at the party. Therefore, you have an excellent opportunity to show off without lifting a finger! The person you choose should be professional and have experience that gives you confidence in them. You will know about an entertainer’s or speaker’s level of experience by their resume, testimonials, references, and letters of recommendation.

3. Choosing the Right Program

All savvy, business-minded, professional entertainers and talent agents have websites. A well designed website allows your future entertainer/talent agency to list their specialties, describe exactly what they do and how they do it, as well as post video clips, photos, letters of recommendation, etc. A good website is the ultimate brochure for entertainers to inform potential clients on who they are.  (Click here for Essence Entertainment’s website)

You should be able to see enough from an entertainer’s website to get a really good idea of whether he or she will be able to do the job for you or not. Be sure to evaluate whether or not the entertainer you are considering specializes in entertaining groups like yours.

4. The Initial Contact

There are several ways to make contact with your prospective entertainer or talent agent (Mike Steffens). The easiest is to just pick up the phone and call the entertainer’s office. (This is what Mike prefers!  (714) 979-8933)  Making contact with your prospective entertainer/talent agent with a phone call is an excellent way to get to know them. By actually speaking with your entertainer/talent agent you can learn things that you may not be able to tell through other contact methods. A conversation allows you to hear the person’s voice and it allows you to get an impression about how appropriate this person is for your event. A phone conversation also allows your entertainer/talent agent to ask you specific questions that they need answered in order to quote a fee, check availability, and be sure that they are the right fit for your event.

Another option is to send the entertainer an email. Email is a great way to make first contact with your prospective entertainer. If you choose to make contact through email, try to give as many details about the event as possible. Include your phone number and a window of time when you will be available to talk so that the entertainer can call you back and ask additional questions he or she may have.  (Mike@EssenceEntertainment.com)

Price Shopping? Everyone is on some kind of budget. The general rule of thumb is this: Do not go with the lowest price. Going with the lowest price is likely a precursor to disappointment. In the entertainment and speaking fields remember the old adage “you get what you pay for.”

5. Contracts, Confirmation Calls and Letters

Once all the details have been decided on, you should expect to receive a contract from your entertainer or talent agent. This is not something to stress over. It is normal operating procedure for any professional entertainer or talent agent. In fact, if you don’t get a contract, you should start to wonder.

The contract basically spells out all the details that have been agreed upon when discussing your event. You should take the time to review all of the details, including type of program, start and end time, venue address, price, etc. The performance agreement should set you at ease because you now know that your entertainer/talent agent has all the details correct and can prepare to deliver a dynamic, appropriate program.

6. The Day of the Event

As far as the program goes, you should have had several discussions with your entertainer by now which would answer any and all questions that either of you may have had. It should be clear, because of the previously agreed upon details in the contract, what time your entertainer will arrive, when and where they will set up, and what time the program will begin. Be sure that you or the main contact person of the event is carrying a cell phone in case your entertainer runs into any last-minute issues and needs to contact you.

7. Last Minute Details and Showtime!

You’ve done your research and selected the best program for your event. At this point, there should be nothing for you to worry about. Kick back, relax and enjoy!

Essence Entertainment looks forward to assisting you with your Holiday Entertainment needs!

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