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kirk-garter

kirk-garter

Photo by Ty Brown, Lovewell Weddings

Photo by Ty Brown, Lovewell Weddings

Kirk Studio Head Shot

Kirk Studio Head Shot

Advice for the newlyweds!

Advice for the newlyweds!

Photo by Shannon Anderson Artistic Images

My Heart

My Heart

On a glacier in Iceland

@ Wedding at Mirbeau

@ Wedding at Mirbeau

BRIEF BIO

I started my journey as a DJ in high-school, at house parties with turntables. From there, I went to college for broadcasting, and graduated to production and recording studio ownership. My sound design has appeared on releases for some of the biggest names in music, from Jay-Z to Brittney Spears, Rihanna, Dr. Dre, Maroon 5, John Legend and many more. My custom produced music-beds have provided the foundation on reality TV shows for MTV and Bunim-Murray, and I've been a contributing writer for national publications like Disc Jockey News, Pro Mobile DJ and others. 

Returning to DJing 10 years ago, my focus was almost strictly weddings, and we've done hundreds of events since.  

..."You could tell Kirk is not only an expert, but truly loves what he does. Everyone - and I mean everyone - complimented us on the DJ. We heard "he is the best wedding DJ I've heard" and "you guys picked a great DJ!" time and time again. We highly recommend Select Receptions..."

– Alyssa G. via TheKnot

Married 8-18-18

Red Barn 20, Cazenovia, NY

REVIEWS

Yes, we're different. 

HERE'S WHY!

IN A NUTSHELL

We help create and capture unforgettable, personalized wedding day celebrations. 

We're confident in saying that there is no substitute for what we do, and there is no second chance to get it right.

For most dates, we do one wedding per date, and the company owner is personally your direct contact throughout planning. Our extensive online planning tools allow you to craft your day according to your wishes! :-) 

 

THE MUSIC

Unlike most, we never use a cheesy, cookie-cutter wedding playlist. With Select Receptions, you can expect personalized music selections built upon your requests, made in your own online planning portal. We're experts at reading the crowd, and we're famous for packed dance-floors.

Unless you specifically request songs like the YMCA, The Chicken Dance, etc., we automatically place those and similar music in the do-not-play category. Because these are songs that people either LOVE or HATE, I defer to my client's tastes on them.

 

Your wedding reception should be remembered as FUN, and uniquely you. To bring your vision to life, I'm available for as much planning as is needed. Consult with me personally anytime.  

THE MICROPHONE 

My philosophy on MCing and making announcements at your wedding is summed up in one word: Purpose. If there isn't a specific purpose to inform your guests of something important, we won't be on the microphone interrupting the fun. I believe less is more. You obviously want someone well-spoken and confident for important announcements- but it's my opinion that the role of MC, is to facilitate the moment, then let it breathe. Your guests didn't come to your wedding to see the DJ or MC. 

WEDDING FILMS/VIDEOGRAPHY

Our goal is to tell the story of your day, in a meaningful way, for generations to share in! 

Over the last 10+ years as wedding professionals in CNY, we’ve worked closely with many Syracuse area videographers. Both in coordinating the important timeline of events, and to provide audio support for their needs. For this reason, and our history in broadcasting, sound design and video, offering videography was a seamless extention to what we already do. With our proven track record, clients can feel confident they're in good hands with one of the most referred wedding vendors in Central New York by Venues, Photographers, Planners etc.

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