We are a business founded upon integrity, professionalism and building personal relationships. Sound Waves DJ Entertainment specializes in all events including weddings, corporate events, and sweet 16's. It is our guarantee to you, that your event will be treated as if it were our own bringing you an entertaining, yet memorable experience.
My name is Courtney Marshall, founder and Day of Coordinator of Sound Waves DJ Entertainment. I was born and raised in Suffolk, VA and I graduated from a small private school in Isle of Wight County. I recently received my Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at Old Dominion University. Jason and I are two peas in a pod because our hobbies align! I too love almost any outdoor activity and am never too shy to grab a fishing pole or spend the day in woods. I have been told on many occasions I could talk to a wall...and the funny thing is they are right! Working with people and socializing is definitely a big part of my life!
From the time I was old enough to walk, I have had a passion for music. I listen to all genres and have played almost any instrument at least once. In my opinion music and dancing go hand in hand...that being said I LOVE to dance. Creating this business gave me the ability to combine two of my greatest passions and share them with my clients!
In high school I was always the first one on the dance floor and the last one off. At weddings it is my personal goal to have every guest on the dance floor at least once and by leading group dances and encouraging slow dances for couples I am able to do exactly that!
After six years and 150 weddings, I have perfected the structure of timelines to ensure the event runs smoothly, vendors are clear on the order of events, and guests have fun! My background in DJing weddings gives me a very different perspective than most day of coordinators because I incorporate the entertainment aspect into the timeline. This skill is vital when hosting events because each timeline is created around dance sessions and distinct ways to keep guests moving and entertained throughout the event. When you love what you do and find passion in your field it isn't work. I am so blessed to have found a way to share my passion with others and provide exemplary service for one of the most memorable days of their life.
My name is Jason Marshall, Founder and Disc Jockey of Sound Waves DJ Entertainment. I was raised in the small town of Carrollton, VA. Aside from my love for music, I enjoy almost any outdoor activity. I hunt, fish, and even hit the golf links during the summers.
I attended a small private college in Ashland, VA and began my DJ career playing for small events and private parties. Over time, my confidence grew and felt it was time to expand my services into the wedding industry. Courtney and I were only dating when I began playing for weddings but we quickly realized the need for a two person team. Our unique dynamic makes us stand out among other DJs because we are able provide coordinating and disc jockey services that work comprehensively together. This combination has the entertainment perspective in mind throughout your entire event to ensure it grants not only couples, but guests will have a memorable experience.
I use a database that allows clients to select what songs they would like throughout their event and customize it to fit their needs. This gives clients the opportunity to be as involved in the music selection as they would like. With over six years and approximately 150 weddings experience, I have mastered the ability to play music to cater from ages 8 to 80.
The DJ takes the center stage and can ultimately determine the level of excitement and overall mood of an event. At the end of an event guests may comment on the food and decorations, but the one thing they will always ask themselves is did they have fun and did we dance? That is where the importance of entertainment comes in to play! When planning an event always remember your end goal is for guests to have a fun and memorable experience. As your DJ it is my promise to provide exactly that and treat your special event as if it were my own.
Our company is unlike any disc jockey service because each music package includes event coordination. Courtney will act as your event coordinator and create a personalized timeline for your big day. A copy of the timeline will be sent to your vendors at least one month before the wedding to ensure everyone is clear on the order of events. She will also oversee event setup by contacting any vendors that do not arrive at the time contracted. As DJs we know the great importance of timeliness and structure in an event. By providing a service that allows the DJ and event coordinator to work in unison creates a stress-free atmosphere for you and your family! Please see our event coordination tab for more information.
During our consultation meeting we will discuss what genre of music you are looking for and the overall theme of your wedding. We have a large database of over 15 million songs and it is growing by the day. We offer a unique program that provides a personalized online account allowing you to listen and hand select songs for your event. This gives you the ability to be as little or actively involved in the music selection of your even as you want!
Courtney is not only an event coordinator but also a professional emcee. She will be in charge of making key announcements and leading group dances! Many guests may not know common group dances such as Cupid Shuffle, Cha Cha slide, The Wobble etc. Courtney interacts with the crowd by leading these dances step by step to get guests out their seats and on the dance floor! It is our goal to make sure that every person gets on the dance floor at least once throughout the night.
In order to relieve stress on you, we will confirm the morning of the event we are in route and always arrive at least four hours before the start of the event. In order to take every precaution necessary, we feel it is crucial to have a backup system. This is a key service that all professional DJs should offer. Our company is licensed, insured, and has been in business since 2011. These are not all the services we offer but simply a small synopsis of what you can expect when working with us!