There is no doubt that 2011 will go down as a groundbreaking year for Hurricane Productions.
From moving into a new office right in the heart of downtown Red Bank to helping celebrate the wedding of one of the company’s first Sweet 16 clients, 2011 can be defined as a year when the Hurricane Productions brand started to ‘grow up’ with its clients.
The Story: Proms change from a year-to-year basis.
Trends are different, styles are different, and the music is different as well.
But each year, Hurricane Productions continues to adapt and make each prom a little different to suit each outgoing senior class.
From lighting design to music selection, the nightclub atmosphere that Hurricane Productions creates gives the guests a product that is more mature and sophisticated than a Sweet 16 but not quite a wedding.
The video above documents two senior proms – one from Bishop Ahr and the other from Brick Memorial.
The Story: An absolutely beautiful Sweet 16 celebration with Camille and her family featured four choreographed dances as well as candle and rose ceremonies.
This event tops the list as one of the most visually stunning Sweet 16s of 2011 especially with the dances, the dresses, the suits and the production work that went into transforming Forsgate Country Club.
Susan and Thomas are a referral from that wedding celebration.
They heard about Hurricane Productions through photos, video and feedback from Amanda and Brendan’s wedding.
Even with the distance, Susan and Thomas trusted Vincent and the Hurricane team. Aside from one in-person consultation, Susan and Thomas planned their entire wedding with Vincent via video conferencing, e-mail and telephone.
The Story: The Flick family is one-of-a-kind. Surrounded by a great combination of friends from school, summer camp and family, Sydney rocked her Sweet 16 in a cool dress and a pair of Converse sneakers.
With help from her mom and dad, Sydney planned the most unique-style of Sweet 16 that Hurricane entertained in 2011. From a funky graphic to a multi-colored dress, the whole focus of the evening never shifted away from Sydney.
When: February 25, 2011 Where: Sterling Gardens – Matawan, NJ
The Story: The Bucchere family celebrated their older daughter’s Sweet 16 with Hurricane Productions nearly four years ago and came back for round two with Jessica.
Jessica wanted a unique Sweet 16 – something different than the rest of her friends.
The above ‘point of view’ video shows a Sweet 16 at Sterling Gardens that put new twists on the traditional Sweet 16 in terms of music and design.
Hurricane Productions provided uplighting, music videos, its trademark ‘Name in Lights’ graphic and LED dance stages at the event. Hurricane also provided video and photography services and created a custom photo montage for the family.
7. Hurricane presents new media seminar, wins ‘Best Dance’ and finishes runner-up for ‘DJ of The Year’ at DJ Expo
When: August 8-11, 2011 Where: Atlantic City, NJ
The Story: What a year for Hurricane Productions. If it could be summed up in one event, the DJ Expo defines it all.
Strato and Vincent presented “Controlling Your Message,” a seminar on new media and the entertainment business. The seminar acted as a launch of its new brand – Hurricane Innovation. The ‘Innovation’ brand focuses on social media and original content for small businesses.
Vincent competed in the ‘DJ of the Year’ competition with a family-friendly routine of ‘Shake Senora’ by Pitbull. The dance won accolades as ‘Best Dance’ and Vincent finished as runner-up for the ‘DJ of the Year’ title.
When: November 13, 2011 Where: The Gramercy at Lakeside Manor – Hazlet, NJ
The Story: This is without a doubt the best story of year and one of the best stories in Hurricane Productions’ history. Nicole is one of the company’s first-ever Sweet 16 girls.
Eight years later she reconnected with Hurricane when she got engaged to Shawn.
Even with the gap in time and the evolution of the entertainment product, Nicole stayed connected with Vincent and Strato through Facebook. She watched the company grow and knew that they could handle her wedding and make it a memorable event.