DJ Aaron DeMarest Pushing the envelope to bring you a better wedding
All my life, I have been going against the grain. When the world turned right, I went to the left. I can’t help it. It’s just the way it is. And when it comes to being a wedding entertainer, the same holds true. In Connecticut, there are over 400 listed wedding djs on google. Such small state and a massive collection of DJs.
What one couple’s ideal wedding dj would be may be the next couple’s worst nightmare. I’ve said on many occasions that finding a wedding DJ who’s personality is a good fit is the most important factor when hiring your wedding entertainment. In the 400+ wedding djs in ct, each one has a unique personality. But there are a few that really stand out. These are the DJs that put all of their energy into what they do to give their clients and guests the best fxxking wedding they have ever been to. And THAT is the goal.
It’s not about selling every possible addon or trying to squeeze every last dime out of a couple at the start of their marriage, it’s about putting a smile on their face and the faces of their guests. To truly honor the newlyweds with a party that rivals anything they have ever experienced. To bring out emotions and create lifelong memories. That is what we are here to do.
About 5 years ago, I had the fortunate experience of shadowing my good friend Sean “Big Daddy” McKee at a wedding when he had asked me to lend a hand. I didn’t know it at the time but Sean was going through chemo treatments during his second bout with cancer and was feeling tired as a result. But, not once during that wedding did his guests know how he was feeling because Sean blew their minds that night. He’s the kind of guy that lights up a room when he walks in. I went home that night with a gift that changed me forever. He said to me after that night, “You have to own what you do. Make each moment count. And NEVER EVER second guess yourself.”
I’ve been in the entertainment business since I was 14. Playing on stage in bands and working behind the scenes is all I know how to do. I’ve taken something away from every experience I’ve had since then. But there are some things you just can’t learn, they just have to be a part of you.
With each wedding, there is a new audience. I’ll probably never see those 100 people again. But, after 20 years, I still get butterflies in my stomach the same way I did just before I stepped on stage. But when the introductions start, and I see the bridal party enter the room smiling, dancing, and singing along to the music, it gets exciting. And when the mood changes from dinner service to the party and the guests totally rock out to their favorite songs, it’s an adrenaline rush like no other.
I want you to not only listen to the music, I want you to feel your music and let it move you. And if that means losing your inhibitions and singing your favorite song as loud as you can, GO FOR IT! Belt it out like you’re in the car on the way home from work and dance like the rockstar you are when nobody’s home and the music is rattling the windows. That’s what it’s all about.