Events that matter for people who care.
I am a trusted live event professional who's rock solid referral history speaks to the quality of my product.
Every couple has their own unique style and each wedding soundtrack is different. My program is the program of my client.
Live events like weddings offer only one chance to get it right. Presentation and experience are key performance indicators.
I perform both roles and sometimes bring an assistant with me.
My wedding contracts are booked at a flat rate of $4,200. I require a signed Wedding Service Contract and a 50% deposit to lock in your date. The contract balance is due any time until or on your wedding day.
I include everything you should expect from an experienced professional DJ/MC plus a few extras, like: wireless uplighting, multiple speaker systems for full sound coverage of the reception area, and a second sound system with wireless microphones for your ceremony.
Simply email me using the Contact Form below, call me, or text me, and let me know if you have questions or are ready to move forward with booking. We can schedule a pre-planning meeting either virtually or in-person to see if I'll be a good fit; finally, we'll exchange a signed contract and secure the booking with a deposit.
(Btw: You can find a blank Wedding Service Contract by clicking on 'Documents' at the bottom of this page.)
You will choose specific songs for specific moments during your ceremony and reception, and choose specific 'must play' and 'must not play' songs. If you want to create your own playlists for any section(s) of your wedding this is doable but not required.
(Btw: You can find blank Ceremony and Reception Planners by clicking on 'Documents' at the bottom of this page.)
Yes and yes. Velvetone Events is licensed in Washington State as a sole proprietorship (UBI 603464955) and I legally do business under my own trade name, Jeremy Hamel DJ. I carry a $2M business liability insurance policy through R.V. Nuccio & Associates, underwritten by The American Insurance Company.
As an event planner for all types of high end events we work with many different vendors, but when it comes to hiring a DJ or MC Jeremy is our first choice. Blue Wings Events has been working with Jeremy since 2017 from weddings to corporate events and he is always a great team player who is professional but fun. Every client that we have used him for is highly impressed and thankful to have had him on the team. One of our recent brides was confident there would be no dancing from her ‘boring friends and family’ but that sentiment was dashed within minutes of the dance floor opening. Jeremy seems to intuitively know what to say, when to say it, and what music will work best for any particular audience.
I had the pleasure of hiring Mr. Jeremy Hamel to be the DJ at my wedding. It was one of the best decisions I made! He was informative and organized. He immediately put me at ease with the process and was able to help me make decisions on the order of events and necessary announcements. I was nervous about hiring a DJ since it’s a key part every wedding, but Jeremy was amazing! He was able to anticipate and plan for issues I had not even thought of and showed an uncanny ability to play music that catered to the guests, making sure everyone was having fun. He did a great job making announcements and keeping the reception on schedule. Best of all, I was able to focus on enjoying my wedding day!
Working with Jeremy was by far one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. He is efficient, experienced, and great at communicating. One of the best things about Jeremy is his ability to match the energy of the guests and adjust the music seamlessly! We were also glad to have someone so comfortable on the microphone; Jeremy was easygoing but direct in getting guests to where we needed them to be. I wanted a dance party but wasn’t sure if the guests would be up for it. The way Jeremy transitioned to the dance floor was so flawless and so fun that the dance floor was full and we had family members up and dancing that I have never seen dance in my life! I would recommend Jeremy for any event!
I use 100% reputable and reliable professional audio equipment capable of clean and robust sound levels beyond what most weddings could or would require. Everything down to the connecting cables and gaff tape are professional quality. My guiding principles with regard to equipment and presentation are: safety, sound, and aesthetic. Safety. The equipment, especially including speaker stand positions and cable runs, will be configured as safely as possible to avoid hazards. Sound. The sound will be evenly reinforced across the frequency spectrum and throughout all areas of the venue that need adequate sound: little to no dead zones (or dead zones by design) means sound reflections are minimized and reduces ear strain of attendees. Aesthetic. The overall presentation will look refined and professional without cartoonish gimmicks -- even the speakers are debadged to offer a crisp look.
Some of the brands I use: Apple, Pioneer, Yamaha, Shure, RCF, Technics, Denon, Audix, Bose, Rane, and Ape Labs.
People I admire: my dad, Ryan Seacrest, Oprah, Gary Vaynerchuk, Will Smith, Helen Keller, P.T. Barnum, David Goggins, Les Brown, Malcolm Gladwell, Fred Rogers, Jim Rohn, Jesus Christ, and countless other people who I continue to learn and grow from.
I like: gratitude, learning, being outdoors, making music, thinking about new ideas, wisdom, hope, my kids and family, honesty, live events, running, challenging limiting beliefs, physical, mental, and spiritual fitness, buttered coffee, the message of Jesus Christ.