Raves

We, and our guests, had a fabulous time. Your music selections were just perfect – honestly, I’ve never seen so many people continuously dancing at a wedding like that, absolutely everybody seemed to get out there and have a great time! Also, thank you for keeping us on schedule and moving us along schedule in a timely matter – it was a great help…

All in all, we were pleased beyond any of our expectations – it was fun, energetic, and “laid back,” just like we’d hoped it would be! We still get comments from our guests about how good of a time they had…

Thank you again for all of your help and in helping to make our day so special. Please feel free to put us down as references, or if you’d like any comments on your website! All the best, Lizzie and Jim

Jim and Elizabeth GrasmederThomas Birkby House - Leesburg, VA

Our guests had a wonderful time, and you’re definitely one to thank for it!
There was one point during the reception where I was dancing with my 20-something year old college friends…I looked to my right to see Alex’s 70-year-old aunts tearing up the dance floor and I looked to my left to see his 3-year-old cousins dancing…I thought to myself “this is a sign of good wedding dance-music! people of all ages are having a good time!” So thank you for that.

You were also very accommodating and it was a nice surprise to have the track with all of the songs and toasts on it!

I would be happy to serve as a reference for other prospective couples, I have nothing but good things to say about you and your services. Thank you again, Yvette

Yvette MillerHilton - Silver Spring, MD

I can’t believe it’s been almost 4 months since our wedding. All of that planning and it went so fast, but we expected and knew that would happen 😉

As far as the reception, our guests had a fantastic time. The photos we have of folks dancing around us and all of us as a group was amazing. You blended in perfectly to our concept (there, but not the “obnoxious” DJs we have seen at current weddings).

Music selections were wonderful, tasteful and had great flow that kept folks on the dance floor for HOURS (not the up-down effect you get a some/most weddings). We truly could have gone another hour and it would have been as packed on the dance floor at 11:30p as it was at 8:30p. We had an awesome time and people still tell us they had an amazing time!

Nicole MarkoDulles Hyatt - Herndon, VA

Hi Ed, Yes, the guests definitely had a great time. We’ve received multiple comments from guests about how good the music selection was and how well it was all executed.

For Paul and I, having interacted with you through the process, we were totally thrilled with everything. You did a great job of taking the musical style and song suggestions that we talked about and creating a vibe for the ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing music that were exactly what we were looking for!

We also really like having the recordings of the event – especially the ceremony and toasts. Those moments were so special and it’s great that we’ll be able to go back and listen to them and re-live them again and again for years to come. I’m sure they’ll be cherished as much as the wedding photos.

We would absolutely be more than happy to serve as a reference to any prospective clients! Thank you so much again for all you did to help make our day so perfect!

-Amy

Amy and Paul StoneHistoric Londontown and Gardens - Edgewater, MD

Ed Witles, “The Elegant DJ,” did an extraordinary job as the DJ at my daughter Kaitlyn’s wedding reception. I would highly recommend using Ed at any occasion where a very professional, very organized individual who knows his craft extremely well is needed to enhance the celebration.

Not only did Ed make the music portion of the reception absolutely wonderful, he was very easy to work with throughout the entire process, and was very accommodating, friendly, and helpful. Ed was helpful and accommodating throughout the planning process not only to the bride and groom, but to the parents and hotel venue as well; this was particularly important in our case, as we all live in different states, hundred of miles away from each other, and from the wedding site, so Ed’s assistance was extremely appreciated.

Kaitlyn and I knew that we did not need to be concerned about the details of the music for the reception – we knew that Ed would handle all introductions, music, timing and details flawlessly, and we were right. We received many compliments on the “mix” of the music, the “level” of the music (people could actually talk above the music – we receive a great many compliments on this), and many general comments that the music was great! If you want a great DJ – get Ed Witles!

Marilyn KonickyMother of the BrideHay-Adams - Washington, D.C.

Here’s what one of my friends said about the music: “I was totally captivated by the music. That was the first thing I noticed. It was so swingy and classy and perfect. Your DJ didn’t act like a DJ (like my stupid one did)…but instead, he was behind the scenes and a class act. I think he was one of the best parts of your wedding!”

I would have to say that pretty much says it all–having listened to the music now on the soundtrack you gave us, I realize just how perfect the music was–it was hard to focus on the music all the time so I’m glad I had the soundtrack because I could hear what everyone else heard while we were too busy talking to each table of guests.

I also love how you kept us on track and all your announcements were PERFECT! Everyone said that they really enjoyed that the music during dinner was “dinner music” and not too loud so they all could carry on a conversation at the table–something many of them say they can’t do at most weddings and is a pet peeve.

Danielle & Nick BianchiRonald Reagan Building & ITC - Washington, D.C.

In a word, your service was absolutely “Outstanding.”

Between our contacting you many months ago up until the day of the event, you did an incredible job facilitating communications, guiding us through the process, incorporating all of our suggestions, and providing advice and suggestions. And let me dwell on that last point for a minute. The sheer number of weddings you have done has given you an incredibly deep well of experience, something which was priceless to us. For example, it gave us tremendous confidence that you had done many weddings in the same venue as ours, and you knew precisely what to do to make sure the marble floors and open air lobby didn’t create an echo chamber. Another vendor (who had not worked the Old Ebbitt before, mind you) told us, “That won’t be a problem, don’t worry.” But, the fact that you knew it was a challenge of this particular venue – and that you knew precisely what to do to compensate – that kind of expertise is invaluable. That expertise is why, on the day of the actual wedding, we knew we truly didn’t have to worry about that. You had it under control.

It was also important to us that our music to reflect the “playfulness” of our personalities; we wanted to avoid the stuffy “same old, same old” pomp of a traditional ceremony. And following that mantra, you created an amazing itinerary and song-list that really complimented our personalities and requests well. Plus, the tempo was perfect: no phase felt rushed, everyone had an amazing time, and everything came together wonderfully.

And then, after the event is over, to have you send us high-definition, high-quality recordings of the entire event as well?! That was a fantastic surprise.

Ed, I speak for myself and Debbie when we thank you wholeheartedly for making our special day all the more special. And I would not hesitate for one second to recommend your services to anyone else planning their own special day. Thanks again so much for being part of our memories.

Ted & Debbie KowalskyOld Ebbitt Grill - Washington, D.C.

Ed was excellent! My Husband and I were very concerned about the choice of DJ. We had both been to events where the DJ was very distracting.

We knew what we DIDN’T WANT—someone who was obnoxious, loud, used a cheap sound system that made their voice muffled and inaudible, and that basically turned the party into a sleazy night club. We didn’t know exactly what we DID WANT until we used Ed! He was clear and audible when we needed him to make announcements and otherwise blended into the background when the party was going on.

The music selection was perfect—always complimenting the mood and never drawing undo attention to itself. We would DEFINITELY recommend DJ Ed Witles to anyone who wants a class act for their special day.

John and Tamera ArcillaMeadowlark Atrium & Botanical Gardens - Vienna, VA

When you work with Ed, The Elegant DJ, you know everything will be taken care of.

I watched him in action this past week (at the reception for Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s son), and he managed to keep the dance floor full the entire evening. He knows how to read the guests and play the songs necessary to make sure everyone is having a great time.

His setup is unobtrusive yet sounds fantastic. Ed is a great DJ… one I highly recommend!!!

Ron JonesPhotographerJones Photography

I can’t tell you how many compliments we got on the music – everyone absolutely love it!!! As for something special, my Dad came up and told me that during dinner, people at his table were wanting to dance and asked how soon it would be before we could dance!!

People also LOVED the Greek music and dancing – I must thank you so much for that – you hit it out of the park!

Also, playing our Scotts Royal Dragoons song from Last of the Mohicans as our last song and dancing to it with my husband was a special moment that I will cherish!

Many thanks and best holiday wishes!!

Sarah WrightCrown Plaza - Old Town Alexandria