Monthly Archives: March 2016

Wedding Lighting Concepts that Will Highlight Your Love

Traditionally, brides and grooms have a long list of decisions to make for their big day. From the flowers to the bridal party ensemble, to the color scheme and the cake, lots of vendors need to come together to create the vision dreamt about by bride and groom.

Choosing lighting can seem like just another item on the list of wedding-related options, when in reality, it just may be the one product offering that ties all these other items together.

Today, more and more brides and grooms are opting for lighting options to illuminate their big day. Here are just a few of our favorite lighting products:

RTH Love Letters

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Sometimes you have to spell it out. Make a huge statement with our custom, RTH Love Letters. Plus, your guests will #LOVE them!

Bistro / String Lighting

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If you’re more whimsical and less flashy, string lighting is the perfect addition to your big day. Perfect for cocktail hour or an outdoor/tent wedding, bistro style lighting adds an alfresco touch to any event.

Chandeliers

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An elegant and lovely item that has stood the test of time. From vintage to glamourous, here at Rock The House, we own over 8 different chandelier options that we happily rent to wedding clients. Add that little something extra with these luxurious classics.

Monograms / Name in Lights / Gobos

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You put a ring on it, why not monogram it too? Seeing your name in lights is always pretty cool, having a custom logo made may be even cooler. With Rock The House Gobos, we can make sure your event logo is front and center.

Spot Lighting

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Have a can’t-miss wedding cake or a Chuppa that needs illuminating? Our spot-lighting options allow brides and grooms to showcase and show off what is most important to the couple.

Whichever wedding style you choose, there is a lighting element that will embrace and illuminate your love.

Cheers!

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How To, “Cover All Your Bases” at Your Sports-Themed Mitzvah

From basketball and baseball to football and tennis, creating a sports-themed, team-focused Mitzvah concept can hit a homerun with both your child and guests.

Sports are as popular and American as apple pie. Just because you choose a sporty concept, does not mean your event won’t stand out against the rest.

Below are some products and ideas that will make sure your upcoming Sport-Concept Mitzvah doesn’t strike out.

High Energy Sports Style Introduction

Get the a party started arena-style with a sports-inspired introduction for the guest of honor. Our high-energy Emcees and Dancers are no strangers to “kicking off” the event right!

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Mascots and Logos

One way to make sure your event has its own identity is to create your very own event-driven mascot or logo. You can even have the Indian’s hot dog mascots tag along like in the video above!

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Rock Shots

Take the party into your own hands (literally) with our Rock Shots party product.

Giant Games

Go back to your roots and reminisce about your childhood on an even bigger level. Our larger-than-life gaming products are sure to entertain your guests’ inner child.

Giant Foosball

Honey, I blew up the guests! Another classic game has taken to a life-size level when you and your guests play giant foosball!

Green Screen w/ multiple sports backgrounds  

Get in the game – LITERALLY – with a sports-themed photo opportunity for your guests to bring home with them.

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If you want your upcoming sports-inspired party or Mitzvah to hit a home run with your child and guests, contact our creative sales team with specific ideas and requests.

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Rock The House Goes to China

Posted on March 16, 2016 in All Posts

Five members of our leadership team, (Matt, Jeff, Jeff, Ryan and Steve) had the incredible opportunity to visit Prolight + Sound Guangzhou, one of the world’s largest and most influential pro audio and lighting trade fairs. It took place on 29 February – 3 March on China’s Import and Export Fair, where the team toured 13 convention halls filled with the most robust collection of audio visual equipment we could ever imagine.

Our team’s first trip across the globe marks an important milestone for our business and highlights one of our corporate values: to experience and learn as much as we can about our industry.

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While the guys have lots of cultural nuances to reflect on, the sometimes frighteningly, fast cab rides, the incredible bamboo toothpicks and the unexpected feeling of being right at home, the overall takeaway was that while technology makes global communications and business so much easier, NOTHING beats meeting people face-to-face.

Seeing a demonstration of a new product or sharing a meal with a friend is always better in person… even if you don’t speak the same language.

Here’s a list of some of our favorite takeaways.

Food: It brings us together

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From enjoying a once in a lifetime 28-course meal in Japan to kicking it back with a beer at an Irish pub, we had some of the best meals of our life. Also, according to Jeff K, “Pork dumplings can be consumed at any meal of the day!!!!” Point taken.

Buying from China isn’t what you think…

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“The perceived poor quality of Chinese products is relative. here are super high priced (and high quality) vendors, and there are bottom feeders. You get what you pay for… but if you can cut out the middle man, you win.”  – Matt

Service, Service Service.

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“To go along with the above, Chinese salespeople have incredible -follow up and guest service.  If US sales people followed their lead, they would certainly sell more.” – Jeff D.

Entrepreneurial Spirit

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“The spirit of an entrepreneur is a magical thing in any country and any language” – Ryan

Of course, there is so much to learn about other cultures and countries. However, the coolest thing about this trip was not about realizing how different things are on the other side of the world, but rather, how connected we can be.

 Thank you, China for a fantastic trip. Now, back to work! 

RTH Rocked the Connectors Choice Awards

Last week the team was humbled and honored to be recognized at CBC Magazine’s Connectors Choice Awards. Not only did we have a fantastic evening connecting with colleagues and friends, we took home the award for Corporate Event Entertainer of the Year.

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Here’s what CBC had to say:

Rock The House triumphed in the category of Corporate Event Entertainer of the Year. The Oakwood Village-based company has now won three times in the entertainer category and four times in the corporate event production category.“Our busiest year to date, Rock The House brought 1,800 custom events to life in 2015,” Amy Van Duyne, Executive Assistant to the CEO, said, “Our team of event producers and designers, talented party motivators, club-style DJs, dynamic emcee hosts, and our RTH Live! band created heartfelt and energetic experiences for corporate and social clients. Each event was completely unique and incredibly entertaining.”

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While many members of our leadership were abroad in China, the whole team communicated via text, email and skype, celebrating this incredible honor.

Thank you, CBC magazine, our supportive partners, our tremendous team and the Cleveland-area event industry for your ongoing support and love.

YOU ROCK. 

 

Rock The House Corporate Entertainer of the Year

Wedding Songs That Have Stood the Test of Time

Posted on March 3, 2016 in All Posts,DJ Cleveland,Gay Weddings,Weddings

Did You Know: When asked, most guests say that the thing they remember most about a wedding is the entertainment. 

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Imagine this: brides and grooms put so much thought into everything from decor to desserts. All of that effort could all be dismissed if the wedding music leaves much to the imagination. That’s why we have classic wedding music that is proven to get people on their feet, celebrating the bride and groom.

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Our instagram followers had lots to say about which song they’d pick for their first dance.

Just like the color scheme, the concept and the flowers, the playlist at a wedding has the ability add personality to any given dance party. Before you choose to go totally off the beaten path with your playlist, consider some classic favorites as part of the celebratory night.

Below, our team has pulled together a list of wedding music that has never, ever gone out of style.

Are there any songs we missed? Sound off on our facebook page!

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