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I manage and perform for our Family Company; Pluister Entertainment, Inc. I've been a professional Disc Jockey for over 35 years, have spoken to crowds in the thousands. 
I have performed at thousands of Wedding Celebrations and have trained my terrific children to be excellent professional Wedding DJ's. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Pluister Entertainment 2013 Weddings

Connect and Serve

DJ Tom Pluister at the Perry Hotel in Petoskey
To Connect and Serve...

I just completed my 33rd year of Wedding Service a week ago. At the end of each 'season', I try to look back and reflect on our success. It's become apparent to me that we are successful  because we care. 

It's truly a pleasure to serve couples and their families on Wedding Day. I take great pride in my preparation and attention to detail. I take greater pride from knowing at the end of the Celebration that all of my hard work brings such JOY to families.

What my entire family has taken from this season of service is this: That in order to serve properly, we must connect with our 'clients'. This sounds easy, but honestly, many of the couples and families that we meet and serve do not live in Northern Michigan. Music is the universal language and when we talk music, we connect deeply.

Wedding Ceremony at Castle Farms

Wedding Ceremony at BayFront Park
The Bride you see walking the aisle in this picture had some very specific music for her Grand March. Timing was extremely important. DJ Sammy K showed up at her rehearsal the day before wedding day and played the song over and over until the Brides maids had the timing right. The song's dramatic nature required volume, big bass and perfect timing. Had we not connected deeply with this Bride and her fiancé, her day may have been disappointing. The party that ensued, by the way, was "off the hook" great!

Rachel and Jeff here had a large wedding party! It took a very long version of Canon in D to walk all of these people from the Trolley to the "Altar". Local guitarist, Pete Kehoe played what we now joke as "Inna Godda D Canon"... I timed it at around 11 minutes!

I hope I've made my point... that we succeed at our work because we CARE deeply about our craft and we connect deeply with the clients we serve through the Joy of Music.

DJ Sammy K behind the board for a First Dance
First Dance at Willowbrook Mill, Northport

DJ Sunshine from Pluister Entertainment

First Dance in the Vienna Room at Boyne Mountain

At the Perry Hotel in Petoskey with Pluister Entertainment

A two step stomp at Dunmaglas Barn with Pluister Entertainment

Friday, September 20, 2013

Summer of 2013 Disc Jockey Service - Northern Michigan, www.northmichigandj.com

A fantastic First Dance at Stafford's Perry Hotel

Lindsay's set-up at Dunmaglas Barn in Charlevoix
Here is another picture blog of our adventures in entertainment this year. I hope you enjoy it. For booking information, visit: www.plu-ent.com
A look through the Barn doors at Dunmaglas in Charlevoix
At Castle Farms West Garden room with lots of up-lighting

Another example of our up-lighting... this time at Little Harbor Club on historic Harbor Point

First Dance at the Inn at Bay Harbor with family and friends surrounding the newlyweds

Our set-up inside Sagamores at the Inn at Bay Harbor
For Toasts, Prayer and dinner music

A look past our set-up inside Sagamores at the Inn at Bay Harbor

A fantastic last dance / goodnight moment on the patio at the Inn at Bay Harbor

Behind the Catholic church in Cross Village, Sam and Lindsay are set-up for a Wedding Ceremony

The walk down the Aisle

Ceremony music, microphones and reading stands by Pluister Entertainment
...Special moments need to be heard...

The Reception was under this pavilion

A first dance at Brengman Brothers Crain Hill Vineyard outside Traverse City

Lindsay's work space at the Vineyard

On the Beach Lawn at the Inn at Bay Harbor

Ceremony microphones, sound system and music from Pluister Entertainment 

First dance on the patio at the Inn at Bay Harbor

The newlyweds are joined by their parents

Yup- that's me at Willowbrook Mill in Northport

A fantastic first dance at Willowbrook Mill in Northport

A wedding Ceremony at BayFront Park in Petoskey 

A wedding Ceremony on Douglas Lake at a private residence

A private party out in the country

At the Inn at Bay Harbor - a special song creates an indelible memory

Lindsay at the controls for a terrific wedding reception at Stafford's Perry Hotel in Petoskey

Back out in the Country for this home-grown wedding Ceremony and Reception - It rained a little!

The Reception 'venue' was a Parachute!

Cowboy hats, boots and parachute to dance under! Awesome...

Next stop - A beach party!

An amazing, historic Ceremony location in Bay View. The audio quality was remarkable...

Back to the Perry Hotel for a first dance surrounded by family and friends

Tubby giving us his blessing before we travel to another event!

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I'm such a lucky man... setting up sound gear for wedding Ceremonies in locations like this...

First dance on the Marina Lawn in downtown Bay Harbor. What a terrific night of music and dancing we had...

It even looked great from out here...

Dancing until the very last moment

Lindsay's serving up the tunes at a beach wedding on Old Mission Peninsula

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Wedding Disc Jockey-Northern Michigan

Another Picture Blog from the past years of Wedding Disc Jockey service in the Little Traverse Bay area of northern Michigan. www.plu-ent.com
Bouquet Toss at the Bay View Inn

Bride hoisted by her friends at Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island

A fantastic night of Celebration at Snow Moon Ranch in Glen Arbor

Wobble baby!

Bridal Dance in the Rose Room at Stafford's Perry Hotel

Bridal Dance in the Tent at Snow Moon Ranch

Stafford's Bay View Inn lawn Wedding Ceremony

Stafford's Bay View Inn lawn Wedding Ceremony

Ceremony at BayFront Park in Petoskey

Ceremony at Private Residence on Burt Lake

Ceremony at the Headlands in Mackinaw City

Ceremony on the Veranda at Island House on Mackinac Island

On the Observation Platform at Bay Harbor

Ceremony at the Perry Hotel

Ceremony at Snow Moon Ranch in Glen Arbor

Grandma makes it to the Dance Floor at the Bay View Inn

Anniversary Dance at Petoskey Bay View Country Club

Celebration of love at Petoskey's Knights of Columbus Hall

Afternoon Anniversary Dance at the Perry Hotel

The joy of Celebration!

The joy of Celebration!

Everybody Dance!

Father Daughter Dance at the Perry Hotel with Emcee Tom Pluister

Cocktail time under the Conservatory at the Perry Hotel

DJ Sammy K and Emcee David Fortney from Pluister Entertainment

Tent Reception at a Private Residence

From behind DJ Sunshine's booth at the Perry Hotel

at the Bay Harbor Village Hotel for a Wedding Reception

David Fortney and Tom Pluister with Pluister Entertainment

President Barb Pluister and Manager/DJ; Tom Pluister

Bouquet Toss with Barb and Tom Pluister at the Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island

 What a great job we have! Bringing the Joy of Celebration to you and your family on such an important day. Thank you ALL for your TRUST!