Modern Event Solutions is proud to donate our services to the Oregon United for Marriage victory party on Saturday, May 31st. The victory party will celebrate the court ruling allowing same-sex marriage in the state of Oregon. There’s going to be food, drinks, great music and over 1,000 guests. RSVP HERE!
Here’s a quick pic from our gig this past weekend at the Sentinel Hotel (formerly Governor) for the French American International School’s annual fundraising gala. The Sentinel just completed a massive facelift and is a gorgeous venue for any private event. The FAIS is an immersion school that teaches children an international curriculum including multilingual immersion. Learn more about what the school has to offer at www.FAISPDX.org.
As a company that services a wide variety of events in many different places, we definitely get to see trends and changes firsthand. We can always tell what changes from season to season with Mitzvahs, weddings and most importantly, school functions. High school kids definitely have tastes that change the quickest and sometimes the most drastic. Social media and smartphones have connected people with a consistency that has taken some of the excitement out of actual gatherings.
Recently we’ve noticed a few articles published about declining attendance at school dances. The Business Insider article below is probably the most eye-opening one we’ve read. Years from now there will undoubtedly be an avalanche of studies published on how smartphone and social media addiction adversely affect social skills and relationships but schools cancelling dances because children would rather stay home and text is an obvious current problem. We service quite a few functions where parents designate the party to be a “cell phone free” zone. After all, you’ve got a professional photographer to take photos and all your friends are right there, right?
Over the past couple of years, MES has been doing quite a bit of work with the good people at Ruby Receptionists. If you’re unfamiliar, Ruby Receptionists is a Portland-based virtual receptionist company. Their commitment to customer service and employee appreciation has made them not only one of the “Top 10 Best Large Companies to Work For in Oregon” but also one of the Top 3 Best Small Companies to Work For in the US as rated by Fortune Magazine and the Great Place to Work Institute. It’s hard to work with a company like that and not have a great time.
In December we helped make their annual holiday party a special one. Check out the more photos from the party HERE.
“In planning our wedding my husband and I decided early on that music was one of the most important things to us. Our friend is a DJ in LA and she offered to play part of our reception but we needed to find someone local to handle all of the sound and lighting as well as take care of the music for the ceremony and the beginning of the reception. We both really hate anything that is cheesy so we wanted to avoid hiring a “wedding DJ.” Our goal was to find a talented DJ who knows music and knows how to play to a crowd but is still professional, reliable and familiar with how weddings run. After weeks of searching we were finally introduced to DJ Zimmie and we were instantly impressed by his knowledge and professionalism not to mention we loved his sample mixes that we listened to. Throughout the wedding planning process DJ Zimmie was beyond helpful with everything from designing the dance floor layout to figuring out the sound equipment needed for our venue to organizing the details of the ceremony music. He was always really responsive to any calls or emails and he was extremely organized, knowledgeable and fun to work with.” -Sarah
View the photos from their wedding HERE!