Archive for December, 2010

Elise Burkhart and Nick Esasky 12/27/2010

Elise Burkhart and Nick Esasky Wedding- Lethal Rhythms

The Monday after Christmas (December 27th) was more than just a Monday off for some, it was the day Elise Burkart and Nick Esasky came together as one. You may be thinking, who gets married on a Monday? But, this past Monday was their 10-year Anniversary, a date that holds a decade of their memories. Elise and Nick wrote their own vows as their dear friend Steve joined their hands in marriage. Elise ended her vows with “You know me, I know you. And the rest of our life…is about to be perfect,” while Nick’s vows ended with “Our love is endless and I will never grow tired of saying…I love you.”  The majority of couples wait to a few years after they are married to share a decade of love, support, and friendship, but Elise and Nick were fortunate to begin their marriage and their walk of life together on the same day they were claimed “girlfriend and boyfriend” 10 years ago. It was amazing to see the love they shared standing on the stage in Opera saying “I Do!”Nick Kissing his bride Elise- Lethal Rhythms

This unique couple didn’t just share their wedding day on a milestone in their relationship; they spent their special day in Opera, an event space during the day/early week, and a club on the weekends. The Opera experience is for the fun, non-traditional, party bride and groom. Nick and Elise really utilized Opera’s capabilities to give their guests an unimaginable reception.

Elise and Nick Esasky- Lethal Rhythms Entertainment

From the cocktail hour outside, in a heated tent, to the interactive food stations opened all night, this reception went from sentimental to monumental. Guests enjoyed specialty cocktails as the bride and groom had everlasting pictures taken by Joseph Hummel. As the guests filtered from the sushi station into the ballroom laid out as a lounge, Lethal Rhythms DJ Joel Rabe had them dancing to all the latest hits! When the bride and groom walked in, guests were moved by their first dance to Dr. Hook “Year’s from now.” Toasts and speeches were open to all guests, and many came to the front to share their story of Nick and Elise’s love. But as the night moved on, so did the guests, they documented their time in the Majestic Photobooth, enjoyed a beyond gorgeous wedding cake, made by Celso’s Cakes. But, as the party went “on and on and on,” it had to come to an end at midnight.

Elise and Nick with DJ Joel from Lethal Rhythms

Event coordinator, Kra (Cara) Riddell of Lethal Rhythms lined guests outside Opera along the red carpet and stairs. The guests were “armed” with spray-able snow waiting for the Mr. and Mrs. Esasky to exit into their 1947 Rolls Royce, provided by Atlanta Limousine. As the anticipation of the guests grew, Nick and Elise appeared through the doors and were covered in snow. This winter wonderland wedding, filled with feathers of silver and gold ended with white snow. It was a perfect night for a perfect couple and all captured by Lethal Video.


Here’s what Elise and Nick had to say about Lethal Rhythms:
Elise Burkart January 4 at 12:55pm report
“Hey Joel! We are hoping to get 4 copies of our wedding DVD. Is this possible? How much will we owe yall for each additional copy?

So excited to see it! Ahh!

Ya’ll were AMAZING. Exceeded every expectation. Thank you thank you 🙂 Best party of our lives for sure. Please tell Kra too, that she was awesome and we SO appreciate her for working so hard making things look THAT good.

Thank you Elise and Nick for the awesome testimonial! We enjoyed being a part of your wedding day and please continue to keep in touch with us! “

Elise with bridesmaids outside Opera Atlanta- Lethal RhythmsElise with her bridesmaids before her wedding at Opera- Lethal Rhythms


Atlanta’s Downtown Countdown 2011

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Downtown Countdown NYE

Atlanta’s all inclusive party that includes a 5 1/2 hour premium open bar, array of the Hyatt’s top notch cuisine, access to all areas of entertainment, and Atlanta’s largest balloon drop at midnight. Atlanta’s Premier All Inclusive Party is sponsored by USA Entertainment, Lindy Promotions, Metromix, Miller Lite, and Dave FM!!! In addition,  DJ Joel and Lethal Rhythms Entertainment will be providing a variety of the latest beats throughout the night! Start 2011 off with Lethal Rhythms Entertainment at the largest party in Atlanta this New Years Eve! Party starts at 8:30 PM and lasts all night til 2 AM!! For ticket information and online purchase check out Downtown Countdown today and make sure you’re at the hottest party in Atlanta this year!! 21 and up!

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Don’t forget to put in Lethal Rhythms promo code to receive a discount! The code is “lr”

NYE Downtown Countdown Postcard Altanta

Tips On Proposing A Wedding Toast

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Proposing a toast is a ritual conducted all over the world. Several religions practice this daily, as an effort to honor something or someone in their life! Toasts and speeches are most popular are at weddings. Though proposing a toast may seem like a small part of a wedding tradition, it actually is important and has a purpose. By proposing a toast to the bride and groom, you are taking a moment to honor them and their joining of one.  Whether you are hand selected to speak, or just being thoughtful, giving a toast remains a memorable moment for everyone. With that being said, Lethal Rhythms researched some pointers for those who have the honor of giving a toast to review before their spotlight moment!

Things to Avoid During a Wedding Toast

Paula Luna Wedding Toast

Tips are always great to help you along the way, but they do not put the words into action! Remaining classy, elegant, and fun are the biggest reminders! Just go with the flow and speak from your heart. When it’s all said and done, you should have a satisfied and rewarding feeling about yourself. Not only did you conquer public speaking, but you just created a moment for the bride and groom to remember for a life time! Lethal Rhythms knows you can do it and we are hoping these pointers give you a basis to start from.

Bride and Groom Proposing a Toast

Please feel free to suggest any helpful tips from your own experience to help guide those in the future!

20 Random Facts About Music

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Lethal Rhythms decided to go outside the box and venture into the unknown! We feel we know quite a bit about music, but we came across some really interesting facts in an article this morning written by Alistair Briggs. The article is titled “20 Random Music Facts” and was posted on Musicouch. The interesting details about this article are not only the facts presented themselves, but the fact that Briggs takes you back to the very beginning of music. Did you know that the first CD was released to the public for music in 1983? (Fact #6, Aristair Briggs) A majority of our generation cannot even relate or appreciate how music was formed! The music industry is one of the leading forms of entertainment in today’s society. Take a moment to see how it all started!

20 Random Music Facts by Aristair Briggs

“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen has been listed as a number one song in the UK  4 different years! (Fact #12, Aristair Briggs)

Which random fact do you find the most interesting?

Lethal Rhythms Holiday Party!

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Even though we have a momentary break between holidays, Lethal Rhythms continues to celebrate before the year ends! Tonight is our annual holiday party for our entire staff! This is the time of year where we will come together and cherish the wonderful year we spent as a Lethal Rhythm’s team!

Boston Market Catering- Lethal RhythmsA Tasty Pastry Catering- Lethal Rhythms







As we all know, Lethal Rhythm’s knows how to celebrate! We have goodies for everyone, games to play, and delicious dinner catered by Boston Market! As a special treat for everyone, A Tasty Pastry will be delivering their finest desserts for everyone to enjoy for the holidays!

Ross Oscar Knight Photography Atlanta Occaisions Magazine Shoot Tasty Pastry

Lethal Rhythms would like to thank all of our clients, vendors, and most importantly, our staff for making this year successful! As we celebrate tonight with our closest friends and family, lets remember all the hard work we have done this year and all the memories and friends we have made!

Holidays with Lethal Rhythms

Thank you everyone for being a part of our Lethal Rhythms Team!

Music Trends That Will Shape the Next Decade

As we approach a new decade, we begin to recap the previous and wonder what changes will occur during the next 10 years! Music and entertainment plays an enormous role in our generation today. It is a part of our everyday life that is constantly changing! Over the last decade, we have seen music change drastically; from cassette tapes, to CD’s, to downloading onto our latest, “technically hip” device. Lethal Rhythms did some research on how music will take a turn during the course of the next 10 years! Matt Rosoff, an analyst with Directions on Microsoft, put together 10 fascinating Music-Tech trends that he finds will occur over the next decade! One of the most important aspects of music, is being able to access it with convenience. Online services are now improving and developing a program, in which you pay for, that allows an easier access to music through streaming. Read more about the new “upgrades” that are expected in the years to come below!

10 Music-Tech Trends that will shape the next decade

Matt Rosoff- CNET- Lethal Rhythms

Music and entertainment is ever-changing. It’s time to wonder what’s in store for us during the next decade. Stay tuned with Lethal Rhythms Blog and Facebook for more updates on music, fashion, and trends for 2011.

Year in Music 2010: Lethal Rhythms

As we are nearing the end of 2010, Lethal Rhythms would like to recognize all of the top music videos, albums, and most importantly, top artists!! As we did some research, we came across “Year in Music 2010“!! Artists of 2010 have truly changed the face of music. From the exotic and unique fashion, to the brilliant and artistic videos, to the top sold albums, 2010 really took off with style! We would like to give a special thank you to all the artists who have made 2010 the “Year in Music”!!

Year in Music 2010: Myspace- Lethal Rhythms

Before we take off with 2011, Lethal Rhythms would like to take a moment to relive 2010! Check out the following video and let us know your feedback and who your favorite artist or video was for 2010!!–1-6URBarU?fs=1&hl=en_US

Thank you from the Lethal Rhythms Team!!

Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta: 1/30/2011

Bridal Extravaganze Lethal Rhythms Entertainment

Lethal Rhythms Entertainment is enthusiastic and proud to be apart of  Donna Jakulski’s, Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta on Jan. 30, 2011!! Come check out 3 fashion shows featuring different bridal dress vendors as well as several different sponsors!!!

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Donna Jakulski, founder of Bridal Extravaganza, has made so many contributions to the bridal industry! She not only hosts one of the largest bridal shows in Atlanta, she also brings the top notch vendors to each show for brides to view and invest their time in for their big day! In the process of getting ready for Bridal Extravaganza, we wanted our brides to get to know Donna on a personal level!! Donna generously allowed us to take time out of her busy schedule to interview her for our readers! Keep reading below for more details!!
Donna Jakulski- Bridal Extravaganza Founder: Atlanta
Lethal Rhythms would like to know:
1) How did you get started with Bridal Extravaganza?
Donna: “After selling a very successful bridal publication and a four year non-compete, it was my goal to bring an exciting new bridal event to the Atlanta market…ta da  The Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta!”
2)What is your favorite aspect of the bridal shows?
Donna: “There are so many favorites…From working with each vendor to create the hottest wedding trends to working with our bridal salons to select the gorgeous gowns for the fashion show.  But my favorites are hearing the oohs and awhs from the brides as they enter the show and the excitement from our vendors when their phones ring off the hook right after the Bridal Extravaganza.”
3) How many years have you been involved in the Bridal Industry?
Donna: “I, along with a partner starting producing the Bridal Extravaganza over 22 years ago. We started producing the events in Jacksonville, FL. and moved to Atlanta over 10 years ago.  We have produced events that have included art shows, bridal shows and lifestyle events with Southern Living Magazine.”
4) Is there a favorite moment during a wedding that you can recall?
Donna: “When the bride starts her walk down the aisle – always brings a tear to my eye.”
5) Do you have a favorite moment during the time of your career in the Bridal Industry? (Past or Present)
Donna: “When a vendor shares a successful story about a wedding that was booked at The Bridal Extravagana.”
And last, but not least,
6) Please let us know an attribute about Lethal Rhythms that you find most valuable and why?
Donna: “I feel that LR is fully engaged in your event.  From the very beginning, Joel and his team at LR has had a committment to help make our event a huge success.  They are always going up and beyond to make what ever it takes happen to make your event the one that everyone is talking about!”
Bridal Extravaganza 2011: Atlanta- Lethal Rhythms
Thank you Donna for the great feedback! We really appreciate your time and all the dedication you have put forth to making Bridal Extravaganza happen! We know thousands of brides will find their very wishes come true for their very special day! We are looking forward to starting the year off with Bridal Extravaganza on 1/30/2011 and we can’t wait to see you!
Thank you, Donna,  from the Lethal Rhythms Team!!
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Contests including “FREE Tickets” Coming soon! Keep posted on our Facebook page and Blog for updates!!

Congratulations Mrs. Gloria and Mr. YK Yoon: 12/5/2010!

Thank you (“kamsamnida”) Mrs. Gloria and Mr. YK Yoon! It was such an honor for Lethal Rhythms DJ Joel Rabe and Event Coordinator, Kra Riddell to be a part of your wedding day on December 5, 2010 at The Fox Theatre. Though DJ Joel Rabe has entertained many Korean weddings in the past, this was Kra Riddell’s first and she said it was absolutely wonderful and so unique!

Mrs. Gloria and Mr. YK Yoon Wedding: Lethal RhythmsMrs. Gloria and Mr. YK Yoon Wedding: Lethal Rhythms

Just to give you an idea of what their ceremony/reception looked like, imagine the elegant Grand Salon ballroom at the Fox Theatre with gorgeous gold drapery flowing over the back wall, provided by Event Drapery. Hall Flower Shop’s beautiful bouquets set on pedestals created a lovely visual accent to the gold drapery, which also perfectly framed Lethal Rhythms DJ Joel Rabe on the center stage. Filled with smells that were “to-die-for,” Affairs to Remember had nothing less than a delicious buffet that was a vision to view. A wonderful compliment to Affairs to Remember was Rhodes Bakery’s wedding cake with the cutest Korean figurines of a groom and bride off to the side. If the visual isn’t enough, a variety of photos were captured by Our Labor of Love, who provided both a photobooth and photography-we know the pictures will be amazing. Mrs. Gloria and Mr. YK Yoon Wedding: Lethal Rhythms

I hope you closed your eyes and saw the beauty of Mr. and Mrs. Yoon’s reception. Not only was the décor flawless, but everything from their unique dedication songs (for example, With Love that was sung by Gloria, YK and YK’s siblings) to the favors reflected the bride and groom’s style. The dedication song was played after the bride changed from the traditional American wedding dress into a traditional Korean wedding dress; the timing could not have been more perfect. The song “With Love” truly touched each guests, especially when sung in unison by the groom’s family. It was such a magical moment to watch a family who lives thousands of miles a part unite for a joyous occasion. Not only were the songs memorable, but the favors were test tubes with yummy M&M’s in them. I know what you may be thinking…test tubes? Gloria and YK are both Doctors of Science and live and breathe science with the utmost respect. Test tubes were nothing more than extremely cute and clever along with the tables named after various famous scientists. A wonderful personalized touch always comes in multiples, so in addition to the test tubes, Gloria and YK requested puzzle pieces and pens to be set at each table and collected at the end of the reception. Honestly, I can’t believe more couples have not thought of this. There is no better form of a guestbook than a puzzle with your family and friends signatures for design.

Mrs. Gloria and Mr. YK Yoon Wedding: Lethal Rhythms: Fox Theatre

From the positive energy that flowed throughout the Grand Salon to wonderful vendors working together to create a flawless day, Lethal Rhythms took pride in knowing guests walked away from Gloria and YK’s reception with everything from the Yoon’s style, taste, and vision in mind!

Mrs. Gloria and Kra Riddel: Lethal RhythmsMrs. Gloria and Kra Riddel: Lethal Rhythms: Atlanta Weddings

Please take a look at the final guestbook masterspiece that was sent to us this past week. Such a wonderful idea!

Congratulations: From The Knot Magazine!!

The Knot: Lethal Rhythms
Lethal Rhythms Entertainment would like to thank all of our enthusiastic clients who voted for us on The Knot magazine this year!! We have enjoyed being a part of your special moments and we really appreciate your dedication and loyalty to our company! Thank you for helping us make a difference and for being a part of our Lethal Rhythm’s team!
April Zoby and DJ Derek: Lethal Rhtyhms
We would also like to thank all of our team members: DJ Joel, DJ Fernando, DJ Melvin, DJ Mike, DJ Spencer, DJ Chris, DJ Simon, and Kra (Cara) Riddell for putting forth the dedication, always being reliable, and truly making a difference in Lethal Rhythm’s integrity and standards! We really appreciate all your hard work and would like to say thank you for being a part of the Lethal Rhythm’s family!!
The Knot 2010: Lethal Rhythms
Here’s what The Knot had to say about us:
Congratulations Joel ~
“Ok, so they sent us the final list today and you’re on it!!!  I know you’ve been anxiously awaiting to hear if you were a winner – and you are!!! Our brides voted and you were chosen to be one of our Best of Weddings” winners for 2010!  As you already know, this is a huge honor, not only amongst the brides, but also amongst other vendors within the wedding industry.  Within the wedding industry, you are known as the “Best of the Best”! As a winner, you will be listed online, within our “Best of Weddings” section, as well as listed in our magazine!! Congratulations!!”
The Knot Best of Weddings: Lethanl Rhythms
In addition to Lethal Rhythms, we would like to also congratulate Ashley Baber for receiving “Best of Knot” for Planning! You deserve it and have done an amazing job this year! Thank you for all your hard work!
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Thank you again everyone for representing Lethal Rhythms and recognizing us as the “Best of Weddings!” We really appreciate your loyalty and we look forward to another fabulous year! Don’t forget to check out more of Lethal Rhythm’s at our Lethal Rhythm’s Facebook page, as well as our daily blogs!