Recent email from a bride!

Zach with Tulsa wedding DJ was AMAZING! He FAR exceeded our expectations! Anything and everything I asked for was done with no questions. Zach provided uplighting for the reception venue, which completely set the mood. The lighting totally transformed the room and was beautiful! His DJ'ing was top notch. Everyone has complemented on our DJ. He did not just stand behind his machines and play music, he walked around the room with a portable mic and was VERY interactive with the guests. He kept everyone engaged, and no guest was ever bored. Truly. He kept things moving and flowing seamlessly all night. I truly feel that Zach MADE our reception! Thanks to him it was fabulous and everything we could've ever dreamed of and more. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts!

Ryan & Julie

Excellant Blog Posting By A DJ Associate

Can you really trust The Knot?

This week I was at Barnes & Noble and I picked up The Knot’s 2009 ‘Best Of Weddings’ {the winners} issue. Now I know that many brides and grooms view The Knot - both the magazine and the website - as a reputable resource, one which they can turn to for recommendations for wedding vendors. In many cases - if not most - the pages are filled with respected professionals, some of which I know personally and would enthusiastically endorse like Mark Kingsdorf from Queen Of Hearts Wedding Consultants - - for example, who truly is one of the best in his field.

But it looks like one slipped through ‘The Knot.’

On page 171 of ‘The Knot Best Of Weddings 2009′ issue, there is a DJ company listed as an editors choice, meaning, The Knot ‘hand picked’ them and chose to list them as one of their ‘winners.’ It seems to me that The Knot didn’t do very much research at all.

The name of the company is ‘A Solid Gold Sound.’ A simple Google search turned up several complaints on, and well over fifty complaint submissions on Ripoff Report and that was only on the first page. Dig a bit deeper and I found several news stories, one from WCPO, the ABC television affiliate in Cincinnati, Ohio and one from Inside Edition. Even the Better Business Bureau has multiple listings for this company, and gave them an ‘F’ rating claiming that they never responded to refute any of the claims.

Here are the links -

Ripoff Report -

ABC Television -

Inside Edition -

Better Business Bureau - (Just type in ‘A Solid Gold Sound’)

Seeing that these complaints were coming from cities all over the United States, I decided to do a little further investigation of my own. I contacted a DJ colleague Rob Green of ‘Entertainment Express’ - - in Houston, Texas regarding an address that A Solid Gold Sound had listed as their Houston office. Rob physically drove to the listed address and had this to say…

They have a fake address for the Google “local business results” section here in Houston. The address they are using here is 9521 Westheimer. My work is close by, so I drove three blocks over one day to see what was there. It’s a mostly vacant strip mall that (surprise, surprise) doesn’t have A Solid Gold Sound office.

Ironically, this blog has very little to do with ‘A Solid Gold Sound.’

Do I think that The Knot could have been more responsible in giving a strong endorsement to a company like this? Yes. I can’t imagine how many brides-to-be look to The Knot for ideas and for vendors. This isn’t merely a case of a paid advertisement that turned out to be a scam, this was what The Knot saying is ‘the best’ of 2009. Remember… The Knot isn’t in the bride’s best interest business, they aren’t even in the wedding business. The Knot is in the publishing, selling magazines and selling advertising business.

It took me all of fifteen minutes to Google and come up with this information. I guess The Knot was too busy.

Brides, do your homework. Use Google, ask the other vendors you are working with, ask your friends but whatever you do don’t look to a magazine like The Knot as if it were scripture. Ask whatever vendor you are working with for references or ask the hall, country club or hotel where you are having your reception for their recommendation. For example, my friend Keith KoKoruz from Spinnin’ Discs in Chicago, Illinois - - provides potential brides with up to four pages of past brides wedding dates, names and phone numbers (given with their permission of course) for them to contact before choosing his services. This is a man clearly proud of his work, but I guess that The Knot felt A Solid Gold Sound was a better choice for their ‘best of’ list.

Whatever you do, don’t make the same mistake that so many brides who submitted complaints to these sources made by not using the internet until it was too late.

-Craig Sumsky
Cutting Edge Entertainment

Let the Parties Begin!

What a busy weekend for everyone here... Where to start!?

Friday Night - 4/17/2009

Lighting Design, Two Entertainers(DJ's) and 600 Guests:

DJ: Randy & DJ Chase - Lighting Tech: Kyle
Venue: Petroleum Club of Tulsa

We entertained at a large 600 person prom.
Two floors, Two DJ's, four lighting tech's..MAJOR lighting design on both floors with moving heads, custom gobos, up lighting and more! This was truly the nightclub the client wanted. This was a great prom other than the fire alarms being pulled TWICE which ended the night early..the lighting, sound and dance floor were packed all night...this was the BEST prom in Tulsa that night...www.TulsaProm.Com / www.OklahomaProm.Com for more video & Pics

Ceremony and Reception - Tulsa Historical Society
DJ- Paul
Photographer: Unknown
Video - Unknown
Catering: Unknown
The same night we had a wedding & Ceremony at the historical Society across town..Everyone danced the night away..while the ceremony got rained out from being outside it was held inside and was a great success!

Fundraiser - Bernson Life Community Center - Tulsa
DJ - Joe
Venue: Bernson Life Center - Downtown Tulsa
Catering: Unknown

This was a fundraiser put on for CASA which was a smashing success: Lauri and everyone did such a good job and were VERY organized! We had so many compliments from guests that DJ Joe had been the best entertainment they have EVER hired(they had normally booked a band in the past)..thanks!

Wedding - Belmar Golf Club - Norman Oklahoma
DJ: Zach Downing
Photographer: Art by Kriea Visit her Blog Here
Food: Belmar Golf Club (Best Mac and Cheese EVER)
Venue: Belmar Golf Club
Bartenders: Belmar Golf Club

Fourth: I was off to Norman to the Belmar for a GREAT wedding of Ryan and Julie..both whom met each other at service merchandise years ago and now were getting hitched in grand style at Toby Keiths Golf Course. A great PINK wedding with lots of "sparkly stuff"(per the bride) we provided the lighting design, cake pin spots, uplighting and lighting outside for their grand exit! The guests were great, the venue was great, great photographer(can't wait to see the pics) and we ended around 11:30pm with a full dancefloor...the grand exit was done wiht long sparklers and pink lighting behind the VIPS......congrats you two!! Pics & Video Above!

Saturday Night:
DJ: Zach(main floor) & Chase(second floor) / Ronnie Roadie
Catering: Head Country BBQ

Prom! While we normally don't take on new schools or proms we have done this school for years...always a success...we love mixing it up..keeping the floor going and people having a good just ..its really a more relaxed wedding type of event! The Marland Mansion in Ponca city was the setting for the night, we traveled two hours east from Norman from our wedding the night before(after staying at the Hilton Garden Inn(very highly recommend this hotel) A++

We arrived in Ponca City to begin setup for 700 students at the prom of proms at the Mansion. This was the 8th year to do the prom and it was nothing short of a complete success!! Two Dj's on two floors, lighting design and lots of students dancing until the end at 11:00pm! A complete success with very happy clients and guests. Booked again for next year!

Venue: German American Society
DJ - Paul
Catering - Cheesecake Lady
Photography - Destiny Pics

Another wedding was going on at the German American Society in Tulsa with Paul DJ'ing and helping things go smoothly..from a customized grand entrance to dancing until 11:45 everyone had a GREAT time and it was a very nice reception! Congrats to the bride and groom!

Congrats to All!

Zach Downing
BOOM! Lighting and Design

Wedding Review - Tawna Adair and Bobby Scott - Golf club of Oklahoma

January 24th 2009
Tawna Adair & Bobby Scott
Golf Club of Oklahoma

Vendors Used:
Golf Club of Oklahoma
Ace Cuervo Photography -
Cherished Traditions Video -
TulsaWeddingDJ.Com -

Bride and Grooms Review of our Services:

Paul was FANTASTIC!! Wouldn't trade him for the world, he put up with a lot of drunk people and still played whatever they wanted. Everyone at the wedding commented on how great he was.

Rotating Lighting

Here is a video of some lighting we did at a wedding outside the Tulsa Garden looks REALLY great from the street and we saw cars brake lights come on to look! This can be done in back, front, side or even in the trees! Can be set to rotate or be static...


Handthrow Streamers - REALLY are unique!

If your looking for a unique way to end your ceremony give your guests something to THROW at you! We now offer hand held streamers! These were designed for the Disney company and we now offer them to you!

The small packets are loaded with 16 15' streamers. You simply put the loop over your finger with the packet in the palm of your hand. Then tear off the cover with the attached tab, and give the packet a toss like a Frisbee or baseball. A huge burst of Streamers will burst from your hand! Guess what...NO Mess..
The Streamers stay attached to the loop that's around your finger! You can pull them back in and throw them away or tear them off and leave them's up to you!

Available in multi-color (bright colors, colors may vary from picture), and white, and Red, White And Blue.

We can create a custom colored Handthrow for you too.
(With custom colors there is a minimum of 250 pieces needed .)

This is valid for our customers only, if your not a customer become one!
Just another perk for booking with Tulsa's Best Wedding DJ's!

Bernson Community Center Wedding

Just updating some photos from a recent wedding we did at the Bernson community center! Enjoy!

TulsaWeddingDJ.Com provided the entertainment and lighting for this great wedding!

Great Wedding Video - Summit Club Tulsa

We just got a video from Jim over at Captain Video, he did a great job at capturing the moments at this great wedding downtown at the summit club.

Thanks Jim!

Enjoy everyone else!

Wedding Website?

If your in need of a wedding website we have your answer! If your a current client of TulsaWeddingDj.Com we will give you a customized site FREE! Just shoot us an email or give us a call!

Here is a sample!

You can create your own music, background, colors, layout, names, pages upload photos, link to your facebook, maps and have an online gift or guest registry!

Just another perk for booking with Tulsa's Best Wedding Entertainment!