This past April, Nashville area wedding professionals and friends welcomed Brandon Rolland (aka, DJ B-Roll) and the debut of his new business Entertain! at East Ivy Mansion. Brandon and his team of Entertain! professionals did just that throughout the night - entertained the southern crowd and showed them a bit of what they can offer. And for this particular event, it was a Miami poolside soireé! From the lights to the music to the upscale design and setup, the Entertain! crew did not disappoint! With Brandon's well-connected circle of wedding professionals, the team of 20 created a night that was unforgettable. Photographer Abigail Volkmann captured the night and a mini styled shoot at the mansion prior to the festivities (you'll see the bonus photos at the end of this post!). See all of the innovative design + decor by Laurie D'Anne Events and hear all about the night from the man himself, Brandon of Entertain!...
Wedding Professional Team:
DJ and Photo Booth | Entertain!
Photography | Abigail Volkmann
Invitation and Calligraphy | Fanciful Ink
Videography | Anchor Films
Specialty Rentals | SO COOL Events
Rentals | Music City Tents & Events
Venue | East Ivy Mansion
Bar Service | RED Spirits & Wine
Catering | Dream Events & Catering
Catering | Homestead Manor
Linens | Over the Top Rental Linens
Dessert | Oh Crumbs Bakery
Lighting and Teepees | Nashville Audio Visual
Flowers | OSHi Floral Design Nashville
Printing | Jive! A Printworks Studio
Caricatures | Sobota Creative Studios
Wedding Dress | Posh Bridal Couture
Tux | Alton Lane
Tell us more about Entertain! TN!
Brandon: I founded Entertain! with this vision: To create the ultimate party experience, with the highest level of professionalism and customer service. We provide DJ services, state-of-the-art photo booths, event lighting, musicians, and much more! We take the time to get to know you, learn your taste in music, and understand the importance of every little detail that goes into an event. We meet with all of our clients, and correspond quickly to questions. You don't have to wait hours or days for a response with us. Our staff is friendly, personable, and they truly care about making your event exceptional. Entertain! has provided thousands of events throughout Middle Tennessee. Not only do we provide entertainment for Nashville, Franklin, and surrounding cities, we can also travel to you.
What was the purpose behind the launch party?
Brandon: The purpose of the Launch Party was to celebrate new beginnings; as well as, to entertain hundreds of event professionals before wedding season was in full swing. I wanted our guests to let loose and have a really good time, while also networking with one another. I also wanted to showcase other sponsoring vendors to highlight some of the best vendors in Middle Tennessee.
How did you come up with the design? What was the feel you were going for at the party?
Brandon: I was fortunate to partner with Laurie Hardman of Laurie D'Anne Events who did a spectacular job designing the party. We came up with a Miami poolside themed Spring Soiree to help tie in the many wonderful features East Ivy Mansion offers. As guests arrived they were greeted by Entertain! musicians playing string instruments and handed champagne. As they made their way through the garden to the pool area we had furniture by So Cool Events that really captivated the Miami feel. We partnered with Red, Spirits & Wine that made delicious cocktails that matched the theme, and it was deliciously paired with food by Dream Events and Catering and Homestead Manor. To really bring it all together we supplied tons of lighting to help set the mood and make the venue "glow". We then featured sets from each of our DJs to get the Miami music vibes, and showcase how talented our DJs are. It was such an incredible experience.
Did you run into potential road blocks along the way? (weather, planning, etc.?) If so, how did you overcome them?
Brandon: Weather in Tennessee is so unpredictable. Two days prior it forecasted scattered thunderstorms; however, I made the call to continue the party as plan. Risk taker here! It only rained for about 20 minutes from 4-4:20 and fortunately all of the vendors were prepared for it. Once the rain past, we finished setting up and had the party rocking right on time for our guests at 5pm.
What was the ultimate feedback about the party after the fact?
Brandon: Everyone LOVED it. I received tons of compliments and people raving about how it was the best party they had ever been to. Most of the guests were used to networking events with boring music, with the sole purpose of passing business cards back and forth. They were blown away by the experience Entertain! and all the sponsoring vendors provided. We had around 300 guests show up who were all event professionals, it was unbelievable. We are now expected to host a party every year, so now that we set the bar we can't wait to surpass it!
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Brandon: I would like to thank all of the sponsors who help make it such a huge success. I couldn't of done it without them!! Much love!
Bonus feature! Check out the mini styled shoot images below by Abigail Volkmann Photography!