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Double the fun at DoubleTree!

This week, we’ve got quite the spectacle! Marz and Arianna team up to double rock a Bat Mitzvah at the DoubleTree, Skokie. We pulled out ALL the stops for this one – LED Uplighting, LED Dance Stages, a live drummer, and of course, the all-star Charizma crew! If you want to see what pure joy and non-stop energy looks like, make sure you check out the video – Marz and Arianna make an incredible team, and when you put two deeply passionate people in the same room together and give them a microphone, amazing things happen. This is Charizma, ‘Spontaneous Perfection’ at its finest!

Marz ROCKS a Geologist’s Wedding

This week, Marz and the crew travel to Victoria Banquets Rosemont for a very special ‘Charizma first’ wedding – for a geologist! Needless to say, this wedding ROCKED… Get it? Rocked? … Anyways, this couple wanted to do something special for their special day so they decided to come by and take a few dance lessons with Marz, and on their wedding day, we brought out our Dancing on the Clouds fog machine and really made the dance floor a magical place to be. Marz was out on the floor dancing his face off and made sure everyone was having a blast! ROCK and roll! … Another geologist pun …

Just because you wear black doesn’t mean it’s OK!!!

Everyone has their own style. We are in the image business and every day we step into the spotlight of someone’s event. In the world of mobile entertainment, Charizma has tried to uphold a certain flair with our emcees, djs, and interactive dancers. Black will always rank at the top of what to wear to work or perform at an event. It’s time to shed that image and move into a world of color. As an accent or a primary it can be a game changer in the way you look at your next event.

Things that you have to keep in mind is this… If you’re trying to add a little pop your wardrobe – Get Help!! Most major stores have fashion consultants that are more than willing to get you updated. Places such as Men’s Warehouse have changed the game in formal wear with tuxes and suits that don’t make you feel like your dad’s clothes. Express for Men has grown to be the place to get colorful shirts and tie or vest that make you turn heads when you walk into the room. Banana Republic has the style that can take you from conservative to eccentric.

Your footware is a game changer. Places like DSW provides you with everything from a pair of Chuck Taylors to Florsheim. Accessories will get you noticed also. Bow ties and crazy socks to go with your outfit will get you compliments and serve as conversation-starters with your next potential client. No matter what direction you decide to go updating your wardrobe, let the people know that care about being great, starting with looking great. So what’s your next outfit or suit going to look like at your next event?

 

The right space for your event

IMG_0052Over the past few months Charizma Entertainment has been doing amazing events all over the Chicagoland area. Everyone is looking for that perfect space to host their celebration. From the Lion House of Lincoln Park Zoo to the Discovery Center Brookfield Zoo, these venues can really add a different twist to your event. If you are looking to add the beauty of the outdoors, Cantigny Park and Morton Arboretum will add nature’s elegance to an indoor or outdoor event. If your taste is in the arts and culture, the Italian Sports Hall of Fame and Highland Park Art Center each add their own uniqueness to your event. The personality of each event space can inspire your family and friends to look at celebrating in a whole new way. For raw space Room 1520 and the Metroplis Ballroom will let your vision come alive. Are you a lover of microbrewery? Check out The Onion Pub and Brewery – they make their ale on site.  No matter what you are looking for there is an event space to fit everyone’s taste. Each venue has specifics of what you can and can’t do so make sure you read the contract and ask lots of questions. Your celebration can be everything that you want and hope for it to be. How can I help you create the perfect moment?

Traditional Thai Wedding

This week, you’ll get an inside glimpse on what goes into a traditional Thai wedding. Marz and the Charizma crew traveled to Victoria’s Beau Jolie Grand Ballroom for Josh and Wisa’s special day. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful – the guests were all smiles and taking tons of pictures as rings were exchanged, followed by a traditional Thai water ceremony. If you don’t know about the water ceremony, in Thai culture its technically the most important part of the wedding. This is the time where the couple actually becomes husband and wife. Each of the elder guests approach the water pouring table and offer kind words as they pour holy water from a conch shell over the bride and groom’s hands.

From there, the celebration was moved into the Grand Ballroom where friends and family were treated to traditional Thai dancing, incredible food, and of course, a night to remember. For this wedding, Charizma provided uplighting for the room, a photo booth for guests to have fun, DJ entertainment, and a custom monogram written in Thai that was shined on the dance floor. We played traditional Thai music as everyone danced and smiled, then had some fun with the American classics to finish off the night. Josh and Wisa were ecstatic!
This was Charizma’s first traditional Thai wedding and it was an absolute blast. We love learning  about and engaging in new cultural experiences and really getting a feel for how it all works. We pride ourselves on our ability to keep with tradition but still make it fun for everyone. We truly hope that we will get to experience another Thai wedding in the future!

A Quinceanera Celebration with Charizma

One of the coolest things about being in the event and entertainment business is no two events are ever the same. In essence, a mitzvah is a mitzvah and a wedding is a wedding, but each party has its own unique personality and character that is never duplicated. In addition, each group of people we have the pleasure of interacting with have their own set of traditions and ways of doing things that are special to them and very special to us. We pride ourselves on the ability to adapt to all of these situations and provide our clients and friends with our brand of Spontaneous Perfection no matter what.

The Charizma crew had the pleasure of traveling to the Crowne Plaza Chicago Northbrook for a quinceanera, and it was nothing short of amazing. The room was electric, and everyone had smiles on their faces as traditional dancing and music happened all around. For this event, we provided a custom monogram for the dance floor, beautiful drapery around the room, incredible uplighting and of course DJ entertainment. As you’ll see in the video above, uplighting is a great way to really make your room come alive and interact with the music. When its a slow song, the lights scroll through colors slowly and completely change the feeling of the room, and when it’s everyones favorite dance song, the room explodes with vibrant colors and turns the energy all the way up.

No matter what event you have in store, Charizma is here to make it happen – from super traditional to ultra casual, we have a blast and make sure you do, too. We specialize in preserving traditions and taking the weight off of your shoulders so you can sit back and enjoy the incredible party that’s in front of you. If you’re considering entertainment for your next event, we truly appreciate you considering our family at Charizma.