Danielle and Anthony - The Estate at Farrington Lake

Danielle and Anthony's Estate at Farrington Lake Wedding

The Estate at Farrington Lake sits on 22 gorgeous acres grounds in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Couples who host a Farrington Lake wedding enjoy a magical setting that seems like something out of a fairytale.

This breaktaking venue boasts lakefront gardens, a modern ballroom with marble dance floor and panoramic views of the grounds, a charming outdoor patio and a pergola. The Estate's beautiful scenery was the perfect backdrop for Danielle and Anthony's wedding day.

The couple booked videography services with Hurricane Productions to capture their wedding day. Danielle and Anthony chose our Full Feature Package, which includes coverage of their first look, ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception.

One of Hurricane's first videographers, Dave “DC” Costantini, spent the day with Danielle and Anthony to capture all their special moments. After the big day, DC's footage was edited into a 60 to 90-minute feature-length wedding film, as well as a three to five-minute cinematic highlight video for the couple to share.

Danielle and Anthony also received all the raw footage from their day, delivered via a secure cloud download link.

Looking for entertainment and media services for your New Jersey wedding? Check out our pricing page to learn about our all-inclusive packages, or request a quote for more details.

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Red Bank, New Jersey Annual Wedding Walk

Red Bank, New Jersey's annual Wedding Walk is the place to be for engaged couples in the Monmouth County area. This all-day event highlights the best local wedding vendors, including venues, bridal wear, florists, salons, photographers, DJs and more, and ends with a champagne reception at the famous Molly Pitcher Inn.

As a media and entertainment company located right in the heart of Red Bank, Hurricane Productions is always thrilled to participate in the Wedding Walk. We love meeting and talking to couples, and giving them a taste of what they can expect when they hire us for their big day.

Hurricane Productions is already gearing up for the 2020 Wedding Walk, which is taking place on Sunday, March 22. Here are five great reasons to stop by and visit us as you peruse Red Bank's wedding vendors.

1. Meet Our Wedding Entertainment Team

The quality of your wedding entertainment can make or break your reception. One of the most important considerations when choosing your DJ is how comfortable you feel with them. The way they interact with you during the planning process is a good indicator of how they'll engage you and your guests on your wedding day.

When you visit Hurricane Productions during the Red Bank Wedding Walk, you'll able to meet our lead wedding entertainment team, DJ Alvin Gay and MC Rob Padovano (check Rob out in action during the 2018 Wedding Walk). You can chat with them and learn more about their styles, and also get a sense of what they'd bring to your reception. 

You'll also meet our general manager, Chelsea Rutkowski, who serves as the point of contact for all Hurricane Productions event clients. She'll be there for you through every step of the process, from answering your questions and helping you navigate our easy-to-use online planning and payment portal. You'll also be able to meet with co-founders of Hurricane - Strato Doumanis (DJ) and Vincent Velasquez (MC).  

2. Enjoy Snack and Drinks

The Wedding Walk's must-see vendors are spread throughout Red Bank, so you'll probably work up an appetite traveling from place to place. Luckily, Hurricane Productions has a spread of snacks available for couples who stop in for a visit.

Want to pre-game the champagne reception? We've got you covered there, too – enjoy a glass of wine or beer on tap from the office kegerator while you're meeting the team.

3. Learn More About Our All-Inclusive Wedding Packages

When you hire Hurricane Productions, you get more than just a service provider – you get a true partner in your wedding planning process. We get to know each and every one of our clients to understand what they're looking for, so we can help them have the wedding day of their dreams.

During your Wedding Walk visit, you can learn more about each of our core wedding services – DJ entertainment, photography, and videography – and the all-inclusive packages and add-ons we offer. Each package is customizable to your needs, so you'll get exactly what you want from our team.

Hurricane Productions is very transparent with its pricing, but if you bundle services, we're able to work with you on an even better deal. The more services you book with us, the more you'll save.

4. Explore the Surrounding Shops and Vendors in Red Bank

Downtown Red Bank has so much to offer. In addition to checking out the other participating Wedding Walk vendors, you can visit some of our neighbors and do a little shopping while you're here. From fashion boutiques and home goods stores, to bakeries and gourmet specialty shops, you're sure to find something you love. RedBank.org offers a full directory of shops, restaurants and services.

5. Have a Great Time

The Hurricane Productions team works hard, but we play hard, too. We're all about getting couples in on the fun, and when you stop by our office, that's exactly what you get while you learn about our staff and services.But why wait until Red Bank Wedding Walk? Contact us today or visit our pricing page to learn more about how Hurricane Productions can make your wedding day unforgettable.

Jessica and Keith - Lambertville Station Restaurant and Inn

Jessica and Keith's Lambertville Station Wedding

Lambertville Station Restaurant and Inn is an ideal wedding venue for couples who want rustic charm, history, and unforgettable scenery for their big day. The 19th-century building once served as a train station, until it was transformed into the elegant restaurant and hotel that stands today.

Located just an hour outside of both Philadelphia and New York City, Lambertville Station boasts more than a convenient location. The venue's grounds include rolling hills and stunning waterfront views of the Delaware River, which lend themselves to amazing photos and videos.

Jessica and Keith chose Lambertville Station as their wedding venue, and Hurricane Productions was there to capture all the magic. The couple chose our full-feature videography package, which includes six hours of coverage for the wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception.

Videographer Tyler Ajamian filmed Jessica and Keith's wedding. His footage was edited into a 60 to 90-minute feature-length wedding film, as well as a 3 to 5-minute highlight reel. All video was shot with professionally recorded audio and high-end stabilization equipment.

Hurricane Productions offers a full suite of media and entertainment services for your wedding day. Visit our pricing page to view our all-inclusive packages, or request a quote to learn more.

NBPAC Grand Opening: How Our Team Put Together a Star-Studded Gala Event

With an address in the heart of the New Brunswick, New Jersey's bustling downtown, the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC) was always envisioned as a cultural hub -- a premiere arts destination for the tri-state area. That vision became a reality on September 4, 2019 at the NBPAC Grand Opening celebration.

The building of NBPAC was spearheaded by the New Brunswick Development Corporation (DEVCO). The project was a collaboration between numerous public and private organizations and was supported by many prominent New Jersey figures, including New Brunswick's own Mayor James M. Cahill.

For nearly two years, New Brunswick eagerly awaited the completion of one of "the most significant urban development initiatives in New Jersey." As the brand-new performing arts center began to take shape, DEVCO called on our sister company, MediaCutlet, to bring the NBPAC Grand Opening gala to life.

NBPAC Grand Opening: Our event production services

To produce an event of this scale, we needed the help of the wider Hurricane Productions/MediaCutlet team. In total, we mobilized 17 of our staff members and contractors to provide a variety of services leading up to and during the Grand Opening gala.

Promotional assets

Prior to the event, David Costantini took professional headshots and property photos for NBPAC's Playbill and press packet. These materials highlighted the NBPAC staff, its member companies, and its two state-of-the-art theaters, named for notable patrons of the New Jersey arts community.

Guest experience and client support

Chelsea Rutkowski handled staffing needs and client communications for the Grand opening, and supported NBPAC staff during the event to ensure an incredible experience for their guests.

Living wall and 'Purple Carpet' photo activation

Living Wall Delivery and Setup Crew

When your guest list includes the city Mayor, the county Freeholder Director, the Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly, and the State Senate President, you roll out the red carpet -- or the Purple Carpet, in NBPAC's case. Several of our team members, including Nick Nittoli and Vincent Velasquez, designed and assembled a living hedge wall with a custom NBPAC logo and floral decor. This activation served as a celebrity-style photo op for guests as they arrived at the gala.

Official event photography and videography

To truly capture the details of a live event, you need to be everywhere at once. That's why we had multiple team members shooting photos and video footage throughout the building during the NBPAC Grand Opening.

The media team included John O'Boyle, Jocelyn Prescod, and Raymond Clinkscale for photography, Michael Struening for video interviews, Corynn Egreczky and David Costantini for event videography, and Tyler Ajamian for aerial drone video.

Green Eco Friendly Plant Wall with Logo

Audio support

Strato Doumanis worked closely with the MediaCutlet, DEVCO, and NBPAC teams to provide audio support for the event speakers and videographers.

Real-time social media coverage

Nicole Fallon and Sean Peek took over NBPAC's Instagram and Twitter accounts for the evening to provide live social media coverage of the Grand Opening.

Same-day video editing

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After directing our video team throughout the night, Markus Robinson produced an impressive three-minute edit of the footage, delivered mere hours after the end of the event.

Have a corporate event coming up? We can help.

While Hurricane Productions specializes in private events, our team offers all of the above services and more for grand openings, awards shows, trade shows, workshops, conferences, and other corporate events under the MediaCutlet brand. To learn more about our private and corporate event production services, fill out the form below or request a custom quote to get started.

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Kristel's Sweet 16 - Forsgate Country Club

Kristel's Blue and Gold Forsgate Country Club Sweet 16

There were clouds on the dance floor and magic in the air at Kristel's Forsgate Country Club Sweet 16.

The birthday girl's family and friends gathered at this sophisticated Monroe Township venue to celebrate her special day. The ballroom was decked out in royal blue and gold for the occasion. Everything in the room was perfectly coordinated, from the balloons and table decorations, to the fondant-covered birthday cake, to Kristel's two elegant gowns.

Kristel's family booked Hurricane Productions' Sweet 16 Media Package, which includes all of our bundled media and entertainment services. Kristel received DJ and MC entertainment by Nate Hawley and Robbie Padovano. Our director of operations, Nick Nittoli, designed custom spotlighting, dance lighting, and uplighting for the ballroom, as well as a personalized graphic displayed on two LED TV screens.

As part of Kristel's package, photographer Ashley Szymczyk and videographer Tyler Ajamian captured every moment of her Forsgate Country Club Sweet 16. She also received Instagram streaming, a custom Snapchat geofilter, and a photo booth for guests to enjoy.

To make her evening even more special, Kristel's family added on our "Dancing on the Clouds" upgrade. Using a dry ice fog machine, Hurricane Productions created a magical atmosphere on the dance floor during Kristel's 16 Roses ceremony, where she received a rose and danced with the most important men in her life.

Throughout the planning process, Kristel had access to our convenient online planner, which allowed her and her family to manage all of their service packages and music requests in one place.

Planning a Sweet 16 or Quinceañera? Check out our all-inclusive media and entertainment packages, or request a quote for more details about booking Hurricane Productions for your celebration.

NJCU Athletic Awards 2019: How We Transformed a Gym for an Awards Gala

Lots of universities hold their student award ceremonies on campus in a theater or gymnasium. Event organizers will often dress up these on-campus spaces with a few balloons, banners, and plastic tablecloths in the university colors. At NJCU, they fully transformed their gym into a sophisticated event venue worthy of any awards gala.

On May 6, 2019, New Jersey City University held its annual Athletic Awards Banquet. This "feel good" event celebrates a growing community of student athletes, administrators, and families, and highlights the athletic achievements of NJCU's Gothic Knights.

The banquet was held in the John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center (JMAC) -- but you'd never have known it. This 2,000-seat sports arena is normally set up for NJCU basketball and volleyball games. On the night of the Awards Banquet, though, it was nearly unrecognizable as a gymnasium.

Hurricane Productions and its sister brands MediaCutlet and CaneAV worked with NJCU's Athletic Administration to transform the facility into a fully functional ceremony space, complete with a custom-designed stage, lighting, and audio services.

Stage design

We set up a temporary stage in the JMAC arena as the focal point of the banquet. Black pipe-and-drape panels extended across most of the gymnasium floor to create the back of the stage. We also carefully arranged white cardboard boxes along the back "wall" for a unique visual element, as well as to pick up the stage lighting.

Lighting and effects

Every stage setup needs lighting, so we lined the front and back of the stage with uplighting to make sure everything and everyone on stage looked great. The green lighting matched NJCU's primary school color, and our synced lighting created an exciting atmosphere for the presenters and attendees.

Audio equipment

Hurricane provided a full audio system for the banquet, including speakers and microphones for the presenters.

With our extensive experience designing athletic events for Rutgers University, we felt confident in our ability to bring NJCU's vision for the Awards Banquet to life. Check out the finished product, including "before" shots, in our video from the event:

Looking to transform a space for a special occasion? Get in touch or fill out the form below to talk about how we can help you create the perfect event.

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Rylee's Sweet 16 - Razberry's Banquet Center

Rylee's Sweet 16 at Razberry's

Rylee celebrated her Sweet 16 at Razberry's Banquet Center, an elegant Hunterdon County event venue located in Frenchtown. The ballroom was decked out in royal blue for Rylee's special night, from the table settings to the birthday girl's gorgeous gown.

Hurricane Productions provided entertainment and photography services for the evening. Our photographer, Corynn Egreczky took portraits of Rylee, her family, and her court on the grounds at Razberry's Banquet Center. The venue's gazebo and water fountain provided a beautiful backdrop for outdoor shots, while the lobby served as the perfect spot for indoor photos.

During Rylee's celebration, MC Robbie Padovano entertained the crowd with giant glow sticks and a dry ice cannon. Hurricane set up intelligent spotlighting and royal blue uplighting to match the event color scheme. We also designed a personalized graphic for Rylee and displayed it on two LED TV screens on the dance floor. As an add-on service, Rylee and her guests enjoyed the use of an attended photo booth throughout the evening.

Hurricane Productions offers all-inclusive media and entertainment packages for Sweet 16s, Quinceañeras, and Mitzvahs. Check out our pricing page for more details, or contact us to request a quote.

Make an Entrance to Remember With Custom Projection Mapping

The "grand entrance" is a highlight of any special event.

The DJ plays a song, often chosen by the guest of honor, while the emcee announces that person's arrival into the room. This moment serves as the official kickoff to a reception, so it's important to make it as memorable as possible.

At Olivia's Bat Mitzvah, the birthday girl certainly made an entrance her guests will never forget.

Hurricane Productions' Strato Doumanis designed and programmed a projection mapping display to run as Olivia entered the ballroom at The Addison Park in Aberdeen, NJ. The projection mapping was fully customized to work with the layout of the room, and synced up with the song "Olivia" by One Direction. In this video, you can see Olivia's custom Bat Mitzvah entrance in action:

Your event possibilities are endless with projection mapping.

Projection mapping combines cutting-edge software with digital animation skills to turn any physical space into a dazzling canvas. For a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, Quinceañera, or Sweet 16, this technology allows for a completely customized experience with details that are unique to your celebration.

A projection mapping display can incorporate words, colors, icons, images, and music that are special to your guest of honor. The result is a stunning visual and audio experience that will captivate your guests and keep them talking long after the event ends.

The Hurricane Productions team is no stranger to projection mapping. Our sister brand MediaCutlet has worked on several corporate and university projects that leverage this technology, including a curved wall display for an Audi dealership, a staircase display for a Rutgers University athletic awards banquet, and a 60-foot playable Pac-Man game projected onto the wall of a library.

We are always excited for opportunities to bring our projection mapping skills to our clients' private events. If you want to make your grand entrance something truly special with a custom projection mapping display, contact us today to discuss your vision.

Hurricane Productions also offers all-inclusive media and entertainment packages for any special occasion. Visit our pricing page or request a quote for more details. 

Empower Your Teen to Plan Her Sweet 16 with Hurricane Productions

For many girls, there's no birthday party more special or memorable than her Sweet 16 or Quinceañera. It's a day dedicated entirely to her, with family and friends gathered to celebrate the young woman she's become.

Of course, before the big day, there's the lengthy and sometimes stressful Sweet 16 planning process. Because her parents are booking -- and paying for -- the event, the birthday girl may feel like she doesn't have as much say as she'd like in her celebration.

At the same time, planning a Sweet 16 or Quinceañera for your daughter can be overwhelming. Not only are there countless details to address, but you also have to make sure a crowd of teenagers and older family members will both have a great time.

When you book Hurricane Productions for your daughter's event, we empower her to plan her own party. She has her own vision of her birthday celebration and she knows what kind of entertainment she and her friends will enjoy. Here are just a few things we do to make it easy for you to delegate the Sweet 16 planning process to the guest of honor:

She can get insights from someone who's been through it.

It's important that your teen talks through her musical tastes and vision with her Sweet 16 DJ and MC. However, the DJ entertainment industry tends to skew male -- and while we love our guys, your daughter probably wants a fellow female perspective. Our General Manager, Chelsea Rutkowski, personally communicates with every client throughout their planning process. The birthday girl can reach out to Chelsea if she has any specific questions or just wants a second opinion about some details of her party.

She has a direct contact to her DJ and MC.

Chelsea facilitates direct connection between your daughter and her DJ and MC for her Sweet 16. At some DJ companies, you have an initial consultation with the manager, sign a contract, and don't talk with the actual DJ or MC until you finalize the playlist. We believe in having your birthday girl meet the team who will be working the DJ booth at her party.

Whether you book Robbie, Alvin, Nate, or one of our other talented entertainers, you and your teen will have a chance to speak with her DJ and MC to get a sense of their personalities and musical styles. Entertainment can make or break a party, so this direct communication helps ensure your team is a good fit for the crowd at your daughter's Sweet 16 or Quinceañera.

She can use our online planning portal to customize her day.

Our clients love how easy it is to use our online planning portal. Your teen can log in and select the musical genres she wants played at her party, set her "must play" and "do not play" lists, and designate special songs for her Father-Daughter dance and/or candle ceremony. Meanwhile, you can use the portal to manage your contract and payments in just a few clicks.

Let Hurricane Productions help you and your teenager through the Sweet 16 planning process. Check out our all-inclusive entertainment, photography, and videography packages for Sweet 16s and Quinceañeras, or contact us directly for a quote.

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