Reviews

Rave Reviews:

“Now that the wedding whirlwind has dwindled down, Mike and I would like to thank you so much for making our wedding day so special and flawless.  June 30 was definitely a day to remember!  Your standards are impeccable!  Between the amber uplighting, excellent sound system, spectacular music selections…and incredible insight into how the crowd was feeling, it was an absolute BLAST!  Your timing for the whole evening was also perfect…it all flowed so smoothly!  Thank you for making our wedding a day EVERYONE will remember!”

Jennifer and Michael Svendsen  –  Venue: The Radisson Quad City Plaza

“Thanks for all you did to make Brittany and Keenan’s reception extra special.  Everyone had a great time and told us how great you did.  We can’t thank you enough!”

Scott and Bridget Laud – Parents of the Bride – Brittany and Keenan Hammel Venue: The University Club

“Joanne and I want to say thanks again for the great job last night. Jess and Connor were hoping for an evening where the dance floor would be packed all night, and that’s exactly what was delivered! The wide variety of music had everybody in the room involved, and your timing was fantastic. I can’t remember a time when the dance floor wasn’t full and rockin’. We got many comments last night and again this morning from our guests who really appreciated the outstanding work you did. Thanks for making it a truly special evening.”
Ron Pryor – Father of the Bride – Jessica and Connor McGee  –  Venue:  The iwireless center

“Anyone looking for a DJ…Black Tie is a class act! Reliable, reasonable, creative and community minded! You can’t beat Tim and crew.”

Deb McDaniel – Quad City Arts (Festival of Trees, Sugar Plum Ball, mARTch Madness)

“Thanks for the great memories and keeping the party moving.  Too bad it all went so fast. We will never forget these great times”  Pat Daufeldt

“A great job done by Black Tie Entertainment, definitely a step above any other DJ service around!”  Brad Daufeldt

“I totally agree with Brad, above and beyond your duty as a DJ, and I loved it.”   Maria Hamm (Brad’s Aunt)

Daufeldt Reception – Venue: The Iowa City Clarion (Highlander) Iowa City Iowa

“Everyone had a blast this evening!  Thank you for making our wedding day one to remember!  We were lucky to book you as our DJ and will definitely be recommending you!  Thank you!”

Breanne and Blake Boster –  Venue:  The Radisson Quad City Plaza

“Mark and I want to extend our appreciation and gratitude to you and Robin for making Keri and Kenny’s wedding a huge success!  Your skill as Master of Ceremonies, the special effect lighting and up-lights set the stage for a beautiful and classy reception.  The entire evening was a dream!  Friends and family have talked about your “setting of the mood, tone and flow” for weeks.  It was, simply put, Perfection.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  We will cherish these memories for years.

I was told you were the best and I couldn’t agree more.”

Mark and Kelli Hoague (parents of the bride) Canon-Swanberg Reception   Venue: Jumers Casino

“Tim – David and I would like to thank you for doing such an amazing job at our wedding.  We’ve heard nothing but great comments on how well you did!  David says that’s what he’s most impressed about.  We will highly recommend you to everyone!  You kept us very organized!”

David and Jill Naab    Venue: The Hotel Blackhawk Gold Room

“Thank you so much for your entertainment skills! All was perfectly orchestrated of which you deserve kudos and much thanks. The party was perfect in every way. You were an integral part. “Thanks…Thanks…Thanks!”

Meg Wiebel – Mother of the Bride Mara and Matt Fanello Venue: The i-wireless Center

“Thank you so much for your entertainment during our wedding reception. You really made the reception and we can’t thank you enough for your professionalism and organization throughout the night. We had a wonderful evening and it was because you made things run so smoothly. You were great to work with and we will definitely recommend you to all of our friends. Thank you again!”

Allison and Colin Stringer Venue: The Radisson Quad City Plaza

“Thank you so much for your amazing DJ services at our wedding. It was seamless and better than I could have imagined! We had lots of guests tell us that it was one of the most romantic weddings they’ve ever been to or experienced. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

Kasey and John DeTombe Venue: The Lodge Mozart Room

“Thank you so much for your excellent DJ-ing at our wedding! The music was perfect and you kept the dance floor hopping all night, even people of all ages! We can’t wait to see you DJ again at Michelle’s cousin’s wedding next month. Thanks again!”

Michelle and Kurt Bell Venue: The Figge Art Museum

“I just wanted to thank you so much for making our wedding so memorable. You did a fabulous job!!  The love story was such a hit and you did it perfectly.”

Katie (DeLaney) and Justin Seifert   Venue:  The Outing Club

“How wonderful it was for us to have the two of you DJ Alyssa and Matthew’s wedding!  We were so happy that you were the key to the success of the reception and that you did a spectacular job!”

Jim and Dini Anderlik—Parents of the Bride Alyssa and Matthew Moran

Venue: the iwireless center

“I just wanted to send you a quick not to thank you SO much for being a part of our day! You were an AMAZING DJ! You encompassed our fun-loving personalities and allowed that to be show cased at our reception! I have been to so many weddings where the dance floor was empty most of the night, but not our wedding and that was thanks to you! Our dance floor was packed most of the evening and boy did we all have a great time dancing the night away! You really made the reception, and I know it would not have been as much fun without you as our DJ! We really owe you a lifetime of thanks!”

Sean and Mindi Zabel    Venue:  The Lodge Mozart Room

“We want to thank you for the awesome job you did at Bobbi and Nate’s wedding.  Everything went so smoothly.  I loved the “Love Story”.  You were so entertaining and your choice of music was great.  I’m glad Bobbi based her wedding day around your availability.  You helped to make her reception wonderful”

Doug and Bev Petersma—Parents of the Bride

“I don’t think there are enough words to thank you for all you did to help us with our wedding.  We had SO much fun!  The “Love Story” was AWESOME.  We got so many compliments!”

Bobbi (Petersma) and Nathan Vandegrift   Venue: Davenport Country Club

“Another Five Star Performance!  Simple, elegant…..take a bow!”

Barbara and David Bowstead– Parents

Kaylie (Holmes) and Tony Bowstead   Venue: The Waterfront Convention Center

“Black Tie helped give us the best dance party ever!  Many people commented and still are commenting well after the wedding….Black Tie is a must for anyone’s next function!”

Katie and Ben Dungan    Venue: The Figge Art Museum

“Tim, Thank you so much for turning our reception into a party!  Your special attention to detail and talent was truly appreciated!  Thanks Again”

Tim and Bonnie Mueller   Venue: The Radisson Quad City Plaza

“Wonderful! I can’t wait to check out our wedding details on your blog, I will definitely make our friends and family aware of this too!  Thank you again for such a fantastic evening, the music you played was just perfect in every way!  We are still getting rave reviews of what a fantastic time everyone had! We especially liked your re-mixed Coldplay song “Clocks” that you played..is there anyway that you could let us know how to get this song, we just loved it!  Thank you again!
Holly and Aaron Bruns    Venue:  The Figge Art Museum

“As lovers of many types of music, my husband and I were looking for the perfect DJ for our out of town wedding to fulfill our need for a mixture of music.  Not being familiar with the Quad Cities area, we met with Tim and decided he was the PERFECTmatch for our reception!  His knowledge, experience, and professionalism really showed!  The use of Bose (which Tim provides) was a must-have, and made our reception memorable!!  His technical and up-to-date planning made it very easy to plan our reception. We highly recommend Tim for any music-loving couple that requires an awesome host and great-sounding music!”

Jessica and Patrick Stephan        Venue:The Abbey Hotel

“Thank you so much for being the DJ/MC for our wedding.  This thank you is long overdue, but necessary for all of your time and hard work you dedicated to making our day so special.  Our wedding day was a dream come true and thanks to you for the wonderful music and the amazing ‘Love Story’.  We received so many compliments on the Love Story…we are so thankful for all you did to make our day go so smoothly.  We have been spreading the good word about the wonderful services you provide.  Thanks again!”

Guy and Kara Dierikx        Venue:The Isle of Capri

“Thank you for all your work to make Kayti and Jon’s wedding special for them—including your extra trip out for the rehearsal.  Thank you.”

Mary and Greg Bouljon  Kayti & Jon Jacobson

Venue: The Lavender Crest Winery

“Thank you for having such an important role in our special day!  You did a wonderful job!  There were people dancing all night.  We have had  lots of compliments on the D.J.  Thank you!”

Alex and Abby Meeker     Venue: Tanglewood Hills Pavillion

“Tim, Tom and I want to thank you for your superb services at our daughter’s wedding reception  You won over my husband—true to your contract you kept the guests entertained and informed.  My daughter was pleased & I will surely recommend you to others”

Erma Wood-Mother of Bride

Kurt and Cheryl Sikkema     Venue: The iwireless Center

“Tim-I just want to thank you for the great job you did at our wedding.  We have received so many compliments about our reception.  We loved our Love Story and the music selection was great.  Thanks again for a great reception!”

Jenni and Zac Brost  Venue:  The Vista Grande-Clinton Iowa

“I just wanted to say how blown away my husband and I were by Tim from Black Tie at our wedding reception.  In hiring our vendors we looked for exceptional people who we knew would make our day even that much more special, and that is exactly what we got with Tim….  While we had the cream of the crop vendors at our wedding, our guests only raved about Tim.  He kept our guests engaged all night and more importantly, kept my husband and me stress free!  ….Tim was some of the best money we spent at our wedding.  Our reception was so much fun!”

Mike and Michelle Finnessy    Venue: The Abbey Hotel

“We were so impressed that day with how you professionally handled things and carried out “master of ceremonies” during the evening.  Things went so smoothly and your personal touches of humor, etc. made for a very enjoyable event.  We have watched the wedding video several times and see this again and again.  We have had so many positive comments from guests…..Thank you again for all of your time and expertise.  We couldn’t be more pleased with whom Ashlee and Brenton chose to host their special day.”

Rick and Sherry Ogren  (Parents)

“We just wanted to make sure you both knew how much we appreciate everything you did to make our day so very special!  You were great!”

Ashlee and Brenton Woods (Bride and Groom)

Venue: The Radisson Quad City Plaza

“We just wanted to take the time to thank you for doing such a wonderful job at our reception.  We couldn’t have chosen a better vendor to help make our reception and day more perfect….We will highly recommend you to others, you are great at what you do!  Thank you again.”

Melissa and Scott Henson      Venue:  Lavender Crest Winery

“ Brock and I want to thank you for the outstandingservice you provided at our wedding!  We have received so many wonderful comments in regards to Black Tie…Thank You!”

Megan and Brock Halverson     Venue:  The Radisson Quad City Plaza

“Thanks for doing such a great job at Kelly and Cory’s wedding.  I’m sure we’ll be seeing you this summer.  We had people that were at the wedding ask us who our DJ was.  I know two people have booked you.  I tell people the DJ can make or break your wedding and you definitely made ours!!  Thanks again.”

Jim and Pam Schnoor

Kelly and Cory Shook     Venue: The Radisson Quad City Plaza

“Black Tie Entertainment was outstanding.  Tim really made the planning process and the actual event go very smoothly.  Eric and I were very happy with our decision to go with Black Tie.  It was well worth it.”

Eric and Laura Kies     Venue: Stoney Creek Inn

“I want to thank you so much for your work at our reception.  You and Robin are so classy and professional.  I received many, many compliments about you.  Several people mentioned the mix of the musical selections, ensuring a full dance floor (exactly what you told us you would do).  The entire event – wedding and reception – was perfect!  Thank you,”

Ruth Lee-Mother of the Bride      Venue: The Abbey Station

“We received so many compliments about you!  Everyone thought that you did a fabulous job; we couldn’t be happier!  Thanks!”

Katie and Chris Minkalis     Venue: Stoney Creek Inn

“Thanks for a wonderful reception; we received many compliments on your services.  We felt you did an amazing job and are very pleased with your services.  We wish you great success, you are very talented at what you do.  Thank you so much!”

Ashley and Justin DeGeeter    Venue: The Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club

“We all truly appreciated your expert guidance throughout our wedding reception.  You were gracious and entertaining and gave us the confidence to enjoy the afternoon.  Thank You.”

Marilyn Boardman-Mother of the Bride     Venue: Lavender Crest Winery

“Outstanding!!!  We heard nothing but great feedback from our friends and family at the event.  We can’t thank you enough.  It is hard to improve when you are already the cream of the crop.  Keep up the good work.”

Bobby and Beth Briggs    Venue: Duck Creek Park

“Everything was terrific!!  I felt like we didn’t have to worry about anything at all!  Our guests had nothing but rave reviews of the whole event!!”

Liz and Mike Weimann      Venue: Abbey Hotel

“I just wanted to praise you for saving my wedding reception. I’m sure you may never forget the no power/no heat thing we had going on! You kept everything running smoothly and kept everyone calm. I don’t know what I would have done if you hadn’t taken charge and gotten everything moving! With all the announcements you did, the releasing of the tables (once the food was ready!), and keeping everyone upbeat, I was very impressed with your ability to adapt to a difficult situation.  And that was before we were even able to start to party! The music was excellent and your timing was perfect. I had such a wonderful time! Thank you again for all your hard work!!”

Jessica and Salomon Andrade

Day of Wedding: “The Ice Storm-2007”

“Thank you for being our DJ and doing such a great job at our wedding

reception.  You were fun and so professional.  We had such a great time and I know our guests did too.  You made our reception a memorable one.  Thank you for editing our first dance song.  It sounded fantastic.  We loved the ‘new’ version. …..Thanks so much for everything.  We would recommend you as a DJ to anyone.”

Kristin and Joel Andersen     Venue: Sheraton

“We have thoroughly enjoyed getting to meet and work with you throughout the wedding planning process.  Your level of professionalism and musical expertise is first rate and we thank you for making the experience and our reception extremely memorable!”

Natalie and Jay Rosin    Venue: Quad City Botanical Gardens

“Absolutely perfect.  Every guest that commented loved the music and the tone of the evening.  We couldn’t have imagined a better DJ.  You played our music and made us happy with each song.”

Michael and Marilee Godsil     Venue:  Soangetaha Country Club / Galesburg

“We would like to thank you for the excellent job you did as our DJ on July 22.  We’ve received several comments from our guests about how great the music was.  The receptionturned out exactly how we envisioned and a big reason was the great music you played all night.  Thank you for all of your help and guidance as we planned our special day.”

Marc and Shea Wolfe    Venue: The Tuscany/Clinton Iowa

“We’re still in awe how perfect the sound was…we weren’t blasted out of the place and we sat right by the speakers…how did you do that? ….The best part is to look back with a feeling of no regrets. In fact, everything turned out better than our expectations…WOW.”

Barbara Bowstead-Mother of the Bride

Venue: Rogalski Center/St. Ambrose University

“I wanted to drop you a note to let you know how pleased we were that you were our DJ for Lori and Troy’s wedding reception at the River Center.  Your music selections were perfect.  The sound system was great—not too loud or too soft.  You kept the evening organized and moving along.  You were able to keep the guests involved in what was happening at each event during the reception.  We will definitely be recommending you to anyone who asks.”

Judy Dodds     Venue: River Center Mississippi Hall

“I have never been to a wedding where the DJ was so involved and entertaining.  I just thought that you should know.  It was a great time.”

Seth Carlson-Usher

“I just wanted to thank you for doing such a great job at our Wedding Reception!  You really just took care of everything, which took a lot of weight off of my shoulders and most of all, made things go so smoothly!  I know everyone was real impressed and pleased with your work!   You are the BEST!!!”

Katie and Jim Wiege    Venue: Tanglewood Hills Pavilion

“We wanted to thank you for the great job you did DJ’ing our wedding.  You were everything we had hoped for in a DJ.  Many of our friends and family remarked how you were the best wedding DJ they had ever experienced.  Everyone was impressed with the way you kept the party going….We would recommend you to any Bride and Groom looking for a DJ!  Thanks again,”

Eric and Kara Monson     Venue: Short Hills Country Club

“Thank you SO much for doing such a FABULOUS job at our

reception last weekend!  Everyone had a phenomenal time, and I’ve never seen that many people out on the dance floor all night!  The music was great, you played the appropriate selections at the right times, and I just couldn’t have asked for a better DJ.  We are so pleased that you provided the music for one of the most important events of our lives.   We will definitely recommend you to anyone who is looking for great service.”

Anna and Kevin Hanrahan     Venue: The Mark of the Quad Cities

“Thanks for being the DJ at our wedding!  You did a great job and everybody had a good time. Thanks for setting up for the ceremony outside, the mics were so good they picked up our whispers.  Several people commented on how professional you were.  Abby and I were fortunate to find someone that takes their job seriously, such as yourself.  You definitely made our evening that much more special.  We appreciated everything you did for us.  We will certainly be recommending your services to others.  Thanks!!”

Marshall and Abby Tague     Venue: Tanglewood Hills Evergreen

“I loved how Tim took charge in making sure the reception flowed so smoothly.  I, the Bride, did not have to worry about anything at our reception and it all turned out perfect!     Thanks Tim!”

Brooke and Michael Highline    Venue: The Mark of the Quad Cities

“Everything was so wonderful!  We could not have asked for anything more.  We appreciate everything you did for us….I have to say that you were the best vendor we worked with for our wedding.  Thank you so much for making our day so much better!”

Melanie and Curt Westphal    Venue: The Sheraton

“Thank you for doing an awesome job as our DJ for our wedding.  You played the perfect mix of songs, and we have had many guests comment that they really enjoyed the music.  We are glad that you could help make our special day perfect.”

Matt and Danielle Phippen     Venue: Miller Donnoly Building Independence Iowa

“Good music, Great time.  Thanks!”

Nick and Jenny Nelson     Venue: The Gold Room

“Thank you for the exceptional job you did for our wedding reception.  You are very professional and organized.  I was impressed that you kept our group comprised mostly of “non-dancers” on the dance floor until the end.

You deserve the reputation that follows you!”

Heather Dohrn-Schmit     Venue: Davenport Outing Club

“Thank you so much for your music services at our wedding.

Everything you provided was of the highest professional quality!

We received manycompliments!”

Tora and Jim Cox     Venue: Steeplegate Inn

“You did a great job!  The dance floor was filled the entire night!  I have had a lot of people ask who our DJ was and said they have never had so much fun.  We were truly able to relax the whole night and enjoy our guests.  Thank you so much for the outstanding job you did on one of the most important days of our lives.”

Eric and Melissa Griffin     Venue: The Viking Club

“We can’t thank you enough for the great job you did with our reception.  It was so great & you were so organized.  My Mom is still doing the Conga!  I really appreciate everything you did to make that night fun yet classy.  ….You get rave reviews!”

Cass and Melanie Mitchell    Venue: Short Hills Country Club

“Your professionalism, taste and timing were impeccable….Kudos to a job well done….Rest assured, too, that we will recommend you to any and all that ask our opinion about a good music service for weddings, receptions, anniversaries, etc.Thank you for playing a significant role in this very important event in our lives.”

Steven Lillybeck—Father of the Bride    Venue: Botanical Gardens

“We were so very happy with your performance and think it really made a big difference in how much fun the reception was.  I heard so many compliments from my guests and everyone had a great time.  You made it so easy for us – we didn’t have to think or worry about the music or flow of the reception at all.  We felt very well taken care of.  It was truly the best day of our lives!    I will recommend you to everyone!”

Sarah and Sean Liddell     Venue: The Mark of the Quad Cities

“You helped make our wedding reception truly memorable.  You did a fantastic job with the music and you really kept our guests entertained!   You got rave reviews from our family and friends!!  Thank you very much for a job well done!!!”

Kathie and Kimbell Hemmingson

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