Gallery of Photos & Testimonials
Variety and versatility comes from working the many types of events I am available for. Arranged here are a few Gallery Photos from my recent and most memorable shows.
Note that these are the actual events, not the retouched stock photography often found on many Dj sites. In viewing these other sites, if it looks too good to be true, it often is. Here are the real moments you might experience at your event!
Patrick is a PHENOMENAL DJ! Not only does he know how to play and manage the music to keep the party going, but he also has an engaging and charismatic stage presence! This was no easy feat at our event which had an age range of 5 to 80 yrs! Playing the right music is a basic must for any DJ. All this, and having a great personality, is a sign of a TRUE professional. Excellent work, Patrick, for having been called upon last minute only 24 hours before our event, Mom's 50th birthday!
~ Greg Poljacik, President and CEO
Gravity and Momentum LLC - Fight Choreography and Stunts
- Founder, Fight Jam Chicago
- Instructor at Second City TV
commenting on his Mother's 50th Birthday Bash Event!
Saturday January 19th, 2013
While my partners wanted an acoustic band for my event, I knew that Patrick Byrd's MC skills would be better than what any band could offer for the Birdneck Fall Festival. He engaged with the crowd and the vendors to provide an eventful afternoon with a mixture of music and announcements that drove a call to action to the vendors and merchants from the festival attendees. Patrick's energy level was over the top, and his sincere interest in motivating sales and playing music that guests enjoyed was beyond expectation!
~ Jodie Woodward
Birdneck Fall Festival Show Director
November 11th, 2012
Our wedding was June 15th, Patrick was outstanding and by far the best DJ I've ever seen or heard! He had the entire group dancing and laughing throughout the night! Our guests are still telling us that our reception was one of the best! We live in Northern VA and Patrick spent over 2 hours on Skype with us to make sure we had every detail of our reception thoroughly thought out prior to the big day!
My husband and I highly recommend Patrick Byrd! We will use him again anytime we need a DJ for a Special Event!
Thanks Patrick! ~ Tara and John Albittar
Tara & John Married June 15th, 2012
Patrick Byrd is absolutely amazing! He is the perfect DJ - he worked with my husband and I to develop a song list that fit our preferences, including all the songs that we wanted and having an array of suggestions for all those moments throughout the night! He helped us make our wedding party entrance unforgettable - people cannot stop talking about our performance! He is so incredibly friendly and personable and makes you feel completely comfortable knowing that he will make the night run smoothly! Our wedding started 30 minutes late, but he kept the events going without feeling too rushed. All of our guests enjoyed the selection of music - my friends AND grandmothers could not get off the dance floor :) Him and his wife Launa, our officiant, are the perfect duo to make your wedding day all you could hope for!
~ Breanne and Blaine
Married May 27th, 2012
We had a blast working with Patrick ( and his lovely wife who was the officiant ) for our clients who got married in VA Beach. Patrick was a great DJ who followed our clients every request and the pre-ceremony, ceremony, dinner, and dancing music was amazing! He helped run the show of the evening and followed our timeline for all of the evenings events! It went off without a hitch! THANK YOU Patrick for everything! Now please move to Baltimore, MD so we can work together all of the time :)
~Ashley A. and Katey C.
Lemon and Lime Event Design
Seate/Gulla Wedding 5/5/12
On November 12, 2011 we at Care Advantage had the pleasure of working with Patrick Byrd - Pro DJ and Event Host. Both him and his wife were phenomenal! Not only did he play great music for our group to dance to but his energy was contagious and his interaction with the guests was second to none! We will definitely use his services again. Thank you Patrick for making our Casino Night ten times better than our first!
~ Care Advantage Casino Night
November 12, 2011
Dear Patrick and Launa,
We are so pleased that we chose your services for our wedding reception. You were by far the BEST we have seen, from over the years going to other events. We would like to sincerely thank you for all the effort you put into making our reception and wedding day a memorable one. Your friendliness and professionalism surpassed our expectations. We will DEFINITELY recommend you! Thanks again for making our day so very special!
~ Nancy and Charlie Semple
Married October 1st, 2011
Thank God for Patrick! We were coming down to 3 months before the wedding with no DJ. We found Patrick through his wife, Rev. Launa who officated for us. He was more than well prepared. He met with us, learned our style and together we easily made a timeline for the reception. He also provided ceremony music. He had two stations so he didnt have to break down for the ceremony and then waste time setting up for the reception. He worked as our MC and DJ. He got everyone on the dance floor. He also provided special, fun surprises for the bride and groom and guests as well. Lighting was included as well. With Patrick Byrd, you really can make the reception uniquely yours. He incorparted all of our suggestions perfectly. Because of him, our guests will never forget our wedding. He is well worth every penny!
~ Ravin and Domonic Walker
Married May 20th, 2011
We were married in last April at the Wyndam Hotel in Virginia Beach. We met Launa and Patrick at a wedding show and knew right away they were a perfect match for us. From the very beginning they were personal and paid great attention to detail and were like family to us from the get go. We had so many options and they were so patient with us when we even had to change the date! Their services are so much more than music and a wedding officiant… we also got a wedding planner, song advisor, dress coordinator and best of all new friends. We were given literally any option for music and felt we were in very gentle and capable hands on our biggest day ever. We were so happy and honored that Launa and Patrick were a part of our day, we didn’t realize how incredible it all was until it was all over and thought back and would trust them completely with any event and I don’t say that often. The music was beautiful and we even received a cd of our wedding for a keepsake. I do remember my dress had a french bustle that after the ceremony I had no idea how to put up as it was quite complex. I had not thought this out when I bought the dress and before I knew it Launa had it buttoned up and looking great for the reception! I can’t say enough good words…if we renew our vows we’d never use anyone else of course. We had a beautiful wedding and owe a lot of that to Launa and Patrick. They are professional, knowledgeable, extremely personable and really know what they are doing! Well Done! Thank You !
~ Kimberly and Chris
Married April 2, 2011
Your meticulous planning was at all times geared towards making a smooth and custom-tailored Bar Mitzvah celebration for a boy who never really danced much! Your creativity and willingness to go way into the theme of the party was just what was needed! So when the big day finally arrived, we had an amazing blowout party that let Josh dance and blow off steam from a year's worth of intense Bar Mitzvah preparations! As his mom, I will NEVER forget the sight of Josh coming out of the stage curtain when you introduced him as the guest of honor... what an amazing time we all had. Your prior planning paid off with amazing execution! Thanks again for arranging Virginia Tech's game win against UVA that day ;-)
~ Tess and the whole Goldblatt family
Goldblatt Bar Mitzvah
November 27th, 2010
Launa and Patrick are one of a kind! We were given their names from a friend of ours, we met them and it was love at first site. My husband walked away from the meeting and said that we had to have them (this was rare for him to have such a strong opinion on a wedding vendor). Launa and Patrick were helpful in every way, honest, sincere, and they bent over backwards with our needs.
Launa took every detail of our life together and created a masterpiece of a ceremony. It was breath taking. There are no words to describe the emotions my husband and I felt during that moment. Launa read the ceremony with so much feeling and beauty, every single one of our guests enjoyed the ceremony and thought it was the best one they have ever sat through.
Patrick is remarkable with music and working the crowd/guests. Our goal was to have our guests on the dance floor the entire night, and Patrick made that happen. He was fantastic with keeping with the timeline; he made sure everyone was where they were supposed to be, when they were supposed to be there.
Our wedding was absolutely perfect. We said our vows, we saw our friends and family and we had a great time! Our wedding wouldn’t have been as amazing without Launa and Patrick. They touched our lives and they became dear friends of ours. Thank you very much for everything! We love you!
~ Brian and Samantha Barham
Married October 23, 2010
Patrick and Launa,
Scott and I ( and Brianna! ) would like to extend a HUGE thank you to you both for making our day so special. Scott and I had so much fun! Patrick, you rocked up there, and definitely gave the good energy and animation we wanted for the night! I think back to both of my cousin's weddings, and you put their DJ's to shame. Launa, my Mom came up to me later that night and told me how everyone was asking," Where on earth did you find this woman ?!? " The Ceremony was so touching, and it was comforting to know how easily you could make adjustments to Scott's father taking ill and being unavailable for the ceremony. Everyone just raved over how meaningful and touching our ceremony was and how you delivered it so elegantly. Thank you for making sure everything went smoothly during the reception and putting forth so much energy out there. We will definitely be your biggest advocates should we know of anyone needing a Dj Reception Host or a Wedding Chaplain. We know we made such the right decision in having the two of you for our wedding. Absolutely no regrets! Thanks a million and take care!
~ Ann and Scott Moore
Married September 18th, 2010
Patrick and Launa,
We want to thank you for all that you have done in helping us with our wedding. Thank you for making our day sooo beautiful. It went really well. We have wonderful memories to now look back on. We truly appreciate it. Pretty soon, you two will actually get to become the Bride and Groom! We wish you guys the best. Stay in touch! Thank you again for being such an important part in our special day!
~ Jennifer and Armando Nicholas
Married August 7th, 2010
I only wish there were more categories to rate the performance of Launa and Patrick. My wife and I had planned a large wedding and ended up canceling because we decided it just didn't fit us. Because we cancelled, we had about 2 months to set things up for our newly agreed upon location, my wife's parents' back yard. Launa was very flexible with the times she was able to meet with us and discuss the details of our ceremony, and when she heard we were having issues with our DJ, she suggested we have a meeting with her fiancee, Patrick Byrd.
We not only loved the way we were able to pick and choose our ceremony's details, but to have a DJ and Officiant who would be working in harmony with each other- that was key. Their communication with us and each other helped tie together the most important day of our lives. On the day of the ceremony, Patrick showed up early to set up his equipment and Launa helped iron out the final details and even helped with our food setup and the decorations. Having them there before the day got going was like having an extra couple of family members along to get things ready- and we knew they'd be on time because they were already there (which helps your peace-of-mind on a day like that).
Patrick was extremely good at his part, and kept things lively and sociable for the guests before and after the ceremony, and played everything we wanted in our ceremony from start to finish. Launa gave us time to regain our composures while she helped us through an emotionally charged and, especially on her part, outstanding delivery of our wedding ceremony.
Both are at once extremely professional and also very friendly and helpful in ways that aren't forced by a contract. They went out of their way to make our day, and we'll be forever thankful to them for guiding us through it all and helping our families enjoy our day. I haven't heard of anyone else who had such help from their Officiant and especially not from a pair who cover the roles of DJ and Officiant. They would be great individually, but together they're the best decision you could make when planning your wedding.
~ Erik and Whitney Dean
Married June 26th, 2010
Goodness, there is so much to thank you for and so many happy memories, it is hard to know where to start. Surely you know from my uncle's enthusiasm, and the packed dance floor, that you did a job well done. You snuck in our "geek" songs flawlessly in the dinner set. Also, great instincts! There were some songs like I Am A Rock Ryan and I originally slated for dancing. Very good call to play them at dinner instead. We still got to go up to people and say, " Hey, this song is for you! ", without losing momentum on the dance floor. As far as dancing, I think you architected the sets perfectly. You involved all the varied demographics at the reception - from our neighborhood kids to my Great-Uncle. My brother even danced, and you got the museum event coordinator with some Violent Femmes! AND, thank you for finding a place and time for The Bloodhound Gang! That was GREAT! I want to thank you for the few times when you told us something wouldn't work. Why? Because when we did pick unusual music, and you said it would work, it DID! We also very much appreciate how you developed the agenda and timeline. That was a load off our minds! Thank you for your expertise and guidance, and thank you for your flexibility to help us make this wedding our very own. GREAT WORK, PATRICK!!
~ Vicky and Ryan Somma
Married March 20th, 2010
Vicky and Ryan posted great video clips from their wedding reception on YouTube, featuring an ACTIVE dance floor!
CLICK below for the videos!
Patrick and Launa,
I just want to tell you that, after many months, people are STILL talking about how fun our reception was, and what a great job you guys did. You both outdid yourselves! The dance floor was always packed, and everyone had smiles on their faces. Also, the mix tape that you made for our Evolution of Dance was SO AWESOME! We had so much fun with it! We really shocked some people, which was great! I can not tell you guys just how much I appreciated everything y'all did. Feel free to have ANYONE call me for a reference! Thanks so much again.
~ Mike and Michelle Pierce
Married November14th, 2009
Michelle and her children had me design a short musical montage of a few favorite songs each of them could "bust a move" to. This is called the EVOLUTION OF DANCE. Click below to see how others try it on their big day!
May I begin by telling you that my wedding day was the most enjoyable, memorable and loving day of our lives. Our family and friends are still talking about it. And we have you and Launa to thank. You made it that way. You made a day that is normally nerve wracking for the bride a very calm day for me. Everything was planned so well. If there were any "issues" that day, I had no idea. If anyone needs any details, please feel free to have them email me. You are truly blessed people. My wedding was blessed by having them coordinating it and marrying us. I can not begin to tell you how much fun we had. Everyone is asking about you and your services. I know I will be calling on you to do the Chief's party. You are superb. We want to make sure you and Launa are there to celebrate with us when we come back from South Carolina. Thank you again for everything! You guys are absolutely the best!
~ Charles and Lucille Bradley
Married July 18th, 2009
Patrick and Launa,
Thank you so much for your Dj services at our recent wedding. You did so many great things, I hardly know where to start. You both were so astute in identifying the music we would want. You went the extra mile in researching some special songs that meant a lot to Susanna and me. This kind of attention to detail really made a difference and everyone loved it! I also really appreciated the schedule you set up and the result. When the catering staff got a little off, you helped put them back on track. Launa's assistance with the bouquet toss, cake cutting, and her smart awareness were all appreciated. The way you kept us informed and communicated with the guests and ourselves really made a difference. Please let me give you a great reference if you need one. You and Launa are priceless!
~ Denny and Susanna Murtland
Married July 11, 2009
You both were so incredibly helpful in getting our June 7, 2009 wedding in order. From our first meeting, we felt so comfortable with putting our wedding in your capable hands. You set our nerves at ease and made the entire process so incredibly easy. When we booked you for just the ceremony music, I was amazed at the options available to us and that you were able to find the music that we wanted! I was even more amazed when you were able to put together an entire reception program in less than 24 hours! You truly saved our wedding reception by Djing for us at the last possible moment!! I had so many guests come up to me afterwards, talking about how amazing Launa was for not only performing the service but for also helping host the event with you. I saw people dancing that I never in a million years would have thought would be up having fun at a wedding. You brought together two different types of people and managed to create a cohesive and fun musical experience for our guests. Your ability to get people dancing wasn't just limited to our invited guests, but also to the wait staff of our event! We cannot thank you both enough!!
~ Kelvin and Lynsey Diaz
Married June 7, 2009
Patrick and Launa,
How can we ever begin to tell you how much Ashley and Devan's wedding was made even more "perfect" because of the two of you. The wedding ceremony was so beautiful, and the words you spoke, Launa, were absolutely lovely. There was many a tear shed because of the beauty of the ceremony, seeing "Love" all around. especially in Ashley and Devan's eyes. Patrick, you were everything and more as a Dj! You and Launa fit right in with our family. I received many comments from the guests on the two of you. I promise you we will recommend you both always.
~ Jackie Francisco, Mother of the Bride
Ashley and Devan Smith
Married May 16th, 2009
Patrick and Launa,
Victor and I cannot thank you enough for making our wedding day so wonderful. You both made something that can be very stressful, become very simple and fun! I could not have found two better people to complement our day. Launa worked with me to get the wording absolutely wonderful. You, Patrick, provided the music that fit perfectly with the feel that I wanted. Victor and I wanted something that reflected us. You both worked to make that happen. I cannot thank you enough for everything that you both did to make everything perfect. THANK YOU!! I will proudly sing your praises to anyone that may need either of your services.
~ Dawn and Victor Decker
Married May 15th, 2009
* Their first child, Charlotte Nicole Decker,
made her tender entrance in January of 2010!
We wanted to take a minute and say THANK YOU so much! Thanks for all you did to make our wedding so organized and beautiful! It was great to work with you. You are so easy to work with! We are so happy about how it all fell into place. We greatly appreciate how hard you worked to make our wedding awesome! You did great as a host, working with my sisters and family, and as a Dj. The music was good and kept people moving. Thanks again for EVERYTHING!
~ Dawn and Jim Long
Married May 2009,