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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wedding Professional Wednesday: Tagas Event Productions Services (Wedding Lighting, Videography and DJ Services)

When you are planning an event in the Orlando and Central Florida area, you are fortunate in that there are some great professionals that offer the latest and greatest options for making your event stand out. As an Orlando based Event Planning and Bridal Consulting firm, Joie de Vie Weddings & Events has truly developed a love for lighting and unique touches that will enhance the decor selected for your special event. The majority of our clients have opted to incorporate some sort of lighting into their decor and we are working with Bryan Taylor of Tagas Event and Production Services to add those unique elements that will definitely leave their guests in awe. Bryan Taylor is our featured professional for our Wedding Professional Wednesday Segment. It was great talking to Bryan and having him participate in our Q&A here on the the Joie de Vie Weddings & Events Blog!

Name: Bryan “DJ Tagas” Taylor

Name of your Company: Tagas Event and Production Services (formerly called Complete Media Group)

Location: Winter Park and Melbourne office locations

Number of Years in Business: 5

Website: www.TagasEvents.com

Tell us a little about your business and the services you offer: Tagas is unique, sophisticated, cutting edge, and fun. We are all about smooth flowing, exciting and professional, “wow” inspiring events. We offer room changing lighting products such as LED up-lighting, glowing furniture, stage lighting, DMX intelligent club lighting and much more. We are also a full service video production company specializing mostly in weddings, however we have worked on corporate, band, and other promotional video products in the past. We also offer fantastic, exciting, non-cheesy DJ entertainment services! Unlike some companies with 1 specialty and then secondary services, we are true experts in all three services we offer. We would never offer a service we are not an expert in.How did you get started? We started under a different company name and ownership approximately 5 years ago. I worked for the company as a part time DJ while in college. After graduating, I began running the Brevard County office full time, and after 9 months of doing so, bought the company. I opened the Orlando office just 6 months later, and in just the last 2 months have created the brand you see before you now, Tagas.

What professional organizations or networking are you a member of? NAME, ADJA, WEVA, PWG/OWG, TheKnot

Any industry awards or recognition?
Owner Bryan Taylor won a National DJ of the Year Award out of nearly 1000 mobile DJs across the country, 2006
Owner Bryan Taylor was published in the January 2009 issue of Space Coast Bride and Groom Magazine for a Lighting article

Furthest place and/or interesting place you’ve travelled to while working on a wedding assignment? Its not uncommon for us to be requested for weddings in the Florida Keys, Jacksonville, or the Panhandle. Bryan was once requested for a wedding in Kentucky, but it never panned out.

What are a few suggestions you would make to couples as they are selecting a professional in your service are for their special day?
With all services, be sure your hired vendors are true professionals and experts in their field.
DJ: It is imperative to have a DJ that is not only good with the tunes you want to get down to, but that he/she is proficient on the mic and in the organization and flow of your event
Lighting: LED is the only way to go. Never sacrifice LED lighting over a few hundred dollars. You will be sorry. I also must stress the importance of having a trained lighting designer, not just a DJ that has some LED lights! A lighting designer will be able to help you truly transform your venue, a DJ with lights will not.
Video: This is another area where a true professional is worth every penny! Be sure you are comparing apples to apples. Video pricing can vary greatly, be sure you are getting a great deal, not just a cheap price.

What are the trends and innovations in your service area?
DJ: we are seeing a lot more music video and broadcasting of the dance floor on a big screen
Video: a lot more custom video packages, often including love story documentaries, greater coverage extending to rehearsals/trips to the salon, etc.
Lighting: Glow furniture, “Ice” dance floors, LEDs everywhere

What are your three favorite blogs besides the Joie de Vie blog?
MikeBriggs’ (he always has great lighting pics from our weddings together)
Perfect Wedding Guide
If you weren't a working in this industry, what field would you be in instead? Why?
I would probably be in show biz, whether it be on screen or behind the scenes. I have always been intrigued by film studios/record labels/tv/movies, etc. I was a film minor in college and studied radio and television broadcasting for awhile before deciding to go the communications route.

Favorite Reality Show?
Not a big reality TV, or TV in general person. For the most part, if I watch TV, its sports or sitcoms.

What show do you TiVo/DVR? Ha, I don’t own a TiVo or DVR, I suppose in this day and age that makes me strange huh?

Below you can see some of the lighting that Tagas has set up in some of our premier venues in Orlando. If you want to learn more about Tagas, feel free to visit their website for more photos and information. Until next time,
-Kerline



1 comments:

Tom at Woodrow Hall said...

I run a wedding venue in Birmingham AL and have been searching for lighting ideas. The photos were great! I also appreciate the comments. Thanks!