New to Wedding Wire in 2019, Northern Lights Entertainment LLC is an experienced, professional, full-service wedding, event, and entertainment company located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. From musical entertainment to photography to ceremony officiating, they provide a full range of wedding and reception services to meet your needs. Northern Lights Entertainment LLC will relieve you of the stress of vendor shopping during your wedding planning. (See more reviews at Facebook.com/NorthernLightsEntertainmentLLC and at www.northernlightsentertainment.net.)
More than your standard event and entertainment company, Northern Lights Entertainment LLC offers just about everything you need when planning a wedding ceremony and reception. In addition to the in-house services this company offers, they will go above and beyond to ensure you’re connected to other reliable vendors in the area for full wedding coverage. Services offered include the following:
21 Reviews for Northern Lights Entertainment
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Jessica D. · Married on 08/04/2019
Skip and Laurie are wonderful! They were considerate and willing to work with us with whatever we wanted. They didnt make us feel silly about our music choices or talk down to us. They were friendly, helpful, punctual and professional and very reasonably priced. We and our guests enjoyed all the music selections they chose themselves to include in the dance portion of the evening. They made us feel at ease so we could trust them with our big day. They even drove to the venue, which was an hour away, ahead of the wedding date just to check out the stage and ceremony area, without us asking them to. They responded to every message and email almost immediately and were very thorough in figuring out exactly what we wanted. They did the music for before and during the ceremony, the music for the reception and even recorded a video of the ceremony, toasts/special portions of the evening and dance floor. I highly recommend their services!Sent on 12/11/2019
Northern Lights Entertainment's reply:Thank you so much for all the praise, Jessica. We strive to be the best in the area and are glad we exceeded your expectations. Your praise is the biggest "tip" we can receive. We are grateful and humbled. It was an honor to be part of your and Nate's special day. 😊❤
Carla G. · Married on 05/30/2021
Professional & prepared
Jim was an excellent DJ! We were happy to have him at our wedding. We booked a package where he played music for our ceremony and reception. I loved that he came to rehearsal so I knew everything would be correct for the actual day!Sent on 06/09/2021
Northern Lights Entertainment's reply:Thank you for your review, Carla. We are happy to hear you were satisfied with the services provided. Keep us in mind for renewal of vows in the future! We wish you and Jason a wonderful, long, happy life together. From all of us at Northern Lights Entertainment.
Mistywilliams1018@Gmail.com · Married on 05/15/2021
Turn that frown upside down! ☹️😊🙃
Thanks to Skip, my wedding reception was amazing! ❤️🧡Sent on 06/10/2021
It started out so rough, we were ahead of schedule, my reception was outdoors AND IT WAS RAINING 😂 but thanks to Skip. Saved the day. Was both extremely flexible with scheduling/ timeline and did a fantastic job at getting/keeping the crowd going!! Even in the rain! 🌦️🤣
Just overall amazing job! Well worth the money! And my entire family loved him! He fit right in! 💙
I HIGHLY recommend Northern Lights Entertainment & plan to use them for other family events!! 🧡❤️🧡❤️
Northern Lights Entertainment's reply:Thank you for the awesome review, Misty. We always say the wedding day is like marriage. It isn't gong to be perfect, but you make it work. You and Tyler are great together, and we wish you a long life of happiness. - Skip & Laurie
Northern Lights Entertainment Price Rates
We are always grateful to our veterans and active service personnel. If you served or are currently serving, supply us with a physical or digital copy or photo of your papers/ID card, and we will gladly discount all services an additional 5%. (Discount is applied on top of all other discounts or packages.)
Team of Northern Lights Entertainment
Skip started the business with his wife, Laurie. He has over 8 years of experience planning, coordinating, and performing at rehearsals, weddings, and receptions, in addition to birthday and gradaution parties. He has a love for what he does that many do not. He is our only full-time DJ and does not do it as a hobby. He is licensed as a DJ, entertainer, and ordained minister, and is also an amateur photographer/videographer and seconds for his wife, Laurie, in their photography business. He is a former IT professional and does all the editing for their photography. Skip just doesn't DJ your wedding. He gets involved every step of the way from booking to the end of the reception and treats his couples as friends, not just clients. He strives to exceed expectations at each and every wedding, attempting to always get as close to a "perfect" day for you as humanly possible.
Laurie started the business with her husband and DJ, Skip. Together, they strive to be the best in the business, constantly honing and improving their skills to exceed their clients' expectations. She assists Skip in his weddings and performs the basic video recording for him when she is not the photographer.
Laurie founded Star-Crossed Photography, LLC, with her husband, who acts as a second at their weddings. Laurie has always loved photography, and a few years after Northern Lights Entertainment was founded, she began doing some photography at some of the weddings Skip was the DJ. After being the sole photographer at three weddings in 2017 and 2018, she began to study professional wedding photography. In 2019, the business was incorporated and all the professional equipment was purchased. She continued to study over the winter off-season and began booking for 2020.
Of course, 2020 was a horrible year, and all her weddings cancelled or rescheduled except one. She is looking forward to helping Skip and Northern Lights fulfill the dreams of couples and their special days by photographing many weddings to come in the future.
Jim has been with Northern Lights Entertainment since it's inception. Jim has been in the wedding and entertainment business for over 20 years and was actually the mentor of Skip, one of the owners. Jim operates at the same high level of service that is expected at NLE and has 100% 5-star reviews with wonderful compliments for all the weddings he has done for us.
Jim is a veteran and actively served in the Army in Kuwait. He loves his country and respects our veterans. He also does events for schools and non-profit organizations, including MS Walk and MS Bike Michigan for the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation of America. He is passionate about everything he does, and our couples love working with him.