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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

 

Novelty Acts in Orange County

July 22, 2014

Novelty Acts in Orange County

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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!

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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!

Orange County Show Bands Feature

June 3, 2014

Orange County Show Bands Feature

There are many wonderful Orange County Show Bands and Essence Entertainment is proud to represent the best!

The term Show Band usually refers to the size and style of a Professional Dance Band, appropriate for Corporate Events, Fund Raisers, large Weddings, etc.  This type of band generally has 10 or more musicians, incorporates costume changes, performs choreography, and basically presents more of a “show” than a standard dance band.

Here are a few exciting examples of Orange County Show BandsThe Red Hot Band and Stellar!

 

Another definition of a Show Band is what is referred to as a Theme Band…a band which specializes in a particular style or genre of music.

The Hodads is an example of a Beach Band, and The Kelly Rae Country Band is an example of a hip, current country band.

 

The term Show Band can also refer to a band which features a particularly charismatic solo artist — Chuck Wansley is a perfect example of this:

 

To enjoy the many fabulous Orange County Show Bands available through Essence Entertainment, please visit their Website and their YouTube Channel.

 

 

 

 

Hotel Irvine FAM Event 2014

May 20, 2014

 

Hotel Irvine FAM Event 2014

Keith Lambert, Director of Catering, along with the entire Executive Team, hosted an annual FAM Event at the new Hotel Irvine during the first week of May, 2014.  He came up with a number of terrific Theme ideas which were brought to fruition with the help of Mike Steffens at Essence Entertainment, and a few other key partners.  Guests from around the Country were treated to a number of particularly fabulous events! On Wednesday, April 30th, Keith’s “Ultra Lounge” was enhanced with an atmosphere dancer, who provided a visual as well as an interactive experience.  BTB provided the lounge furniture.

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On Thursday, May 1st, the Guests traveled around the world during their International Dinner experience.  They were greeted with a beautiful lounge created by Lounge Appeal, augmented by an 8 foot tall Ice Sculpture Martini Luge – but this wasn’t your typical Martini Luge, mind you…the Bartender couldn’t reach the top of the Ice Luge to poor in the martinis, so Buffy the Aerialist was brought in to do the honors!

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hotelirvineFAMtrip-32The Guests then traveled ‘around the world’ (their Menus were their Passports), enjoying a beautiful introduction for each course by Chef, followed by a piece of entertainment and large pictorials of the particular country projected onto the white ‘walls’ of the room.  The Asian course was accompanied by Barbie playing the Guzheng; the Italian course was introduced by Lisa-Marie singing a lovely Italian Aria; the USA course was highlighted by Jim singing a la Frank Sinatra; and the French course was enjoyed while Jeff serenaded everyone on his Accordion.

 

 

 

 

 

On to Friday – lunch was served aboard Duffy Boats floating in the Newport Beach Harbor while Guitarist/Vocalist Michael Sullivan added his musical entertainment.  Friday evening was the Mediterranean Night hosted in the Patio, with lounge furniture provided once again by Lounge Appeal and rustic wooden tables provided by Fusion Linens.  The A/V Department outdid themselves with lighting – fantastic!  Josh provided a beautifully set up Cigar StationKarel Taska started the evening off with playing Spanish Guitar.  Then Les Zazous provided their own eclectic brand of European music (with props and staging provided by BTB) – Tera sings in five different languages!  The evening also featured Ballroom Dancers Zuzana and Desi hitting the dance floor!

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The overall event was extremely successful in every aspect.  Keith’s team at the Hotel worked very hard to make sure everything was just right, and their hard work really paid off.    Essence Entertainment and all of their performers were honored to be a part of it!

 

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!)

 

New Member of OC Brides

June 20, 2012

Essence Entertainment Talent Agency is a new Member of OC Brides!

OC Brides caters to both Brides and Wedding Vendors.  They have monthly Networking Events that we look forward to attending!

This evening we will be attending an OC Brides networking event at Newport Harbor Nautical Museum – I’ve never been…have you?

Mike and I will both be attending and we look forward to meeting other vendors and brides!  Be sure to introduce yourself to us if you see one of us walk by!  🙂

For more information, visit  OCBrides.com

Below is information about the event:

OC Brides Bridal Networking Event

June 20

 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PT)

Our networking events are a fantastic way to meet new business prospects, potential partners, and leverage relationships within your existing network for referrals. The thought of networking can be intimidating, awkward and unpleasant. Yet connecting with other professionals and making a positive impression is not only important for your business, it can be fun and exciting if approached with the right attitude. Join us and see this new unique wedding venue on the bay in the Fun Zone, try some fabulous food, meet your peers, and connect with some brides!

ExplorOcean Newport Harbor Nautical Museum
in the Balboa Village Fun Zone

600 East Bay Ave.
Newport Beach, CA 92661-1347

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The Balboa Fun Zone as seen from the water. Newport Beach, CA, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Looking for a unique location for your next event?

ExplorOcean/Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, located on the historic Balboa waterfront, offers a variety of settings for groups of 10 to 250.

Overlooking the beautiful Newport harbor and just steps to the ocean, ExplorOcean/Newport Harbor Nautical Museum connects visitors to the adventure, inspiration and mystery of the sea. Its galleries and waterfront courtyard provide an atmosphere that will create a unique and memorable occasion.

 Raffle prizes welcome (from OCBrides Members) for Vendors and Brides

If you donate a raffle prize your company is listed in the program as well as announced at the mixer!

Taste some International Creations from a variety of Orange County Caterers including Jason’s Catered Events, Bedazzled Catering and Events, Simply Sweet Apple Treats, and Amazing Cake Creations

 Enjoy some Music and Lighting with DiJital Engagement

Make Memories with Portraits by Dawn

Smell what’s in bloom by Irises Designs and Flower Child Floral Designs

See the beauty of Wonderland Dream Weddings, Elegant Wind Waves, and White Feathers Events

Special deals from Diana & Company Jewelry Designs, Arbonne, Beauty by Genesis, Premier Bridal Shows,  Send Out Cards, Tan n Go, and Best DD Solutions

Pick up your complimentary copy of The Wedding Guide


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