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Vows & Vibes is a live music, wedding DJ and officiant company based in Des Moines, Iowa. Chris Powell is a sought-after wedding DJ who has been performing since 2010, and can also sing and play piano. Jessie Elwell is an actress, speaker, and licensed officiant with 15 years of experience. Together they can provide you with both a beautiful ceremony and an unforgettable reception.

Services Offered

Chris of Vows & Vibes can provide live music and DJ services for your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. He has an extensive catalog of hits that he can sing and play on the piano, or he can curate a playlist of your favorite songs. He'll work with you to ensure he creates exactly the atmosphere you desire for your special day. Live piano and singing can be enhanced with backing tracks to produce a full band sound with a customizable volume level. All packages also include access to a wide range of lighting services, including atmospheric uplights and dance floor lights. Laser effects are available if desired, and uplights can be tuned to any bright color you choose to enhance the room. What's more, if you opt to receive officiant services too, Jessie can work with you from day one to help craft your dream ceremony. From formal and traditional to casual and modern, she'll help you present your love in the way that fits you best. Vows & Vibes offer a unique service to help you create your perfect day from start to finish.

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What is the typical price for your wedding services?


What is included in the starting price?

Disco Ball
Travel Expenses
Sound/PA System

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?


What is the starting price for your wedding services?


What is included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


What music genres do you specialize in?

Hip Hop
Top 40

What services do you offer?

Do-Not-Play List

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What additional equipment do you offer?

Disco Ball
Sound/PA System

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

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What languages do you speak?

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Lexie V. Married on 09/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best decision.

Hands down, best decision we made for our wedding. Jessie and Chris are a fantastic duo.
Jessie ensured everything went smoothly from our first meeting to the wedding day. She is always so kind and understanding and that is a big relief on such a hectic day! Communication is super speedy and enthusiastic and I feel like they genuinely care about our big day.
I was asked by almost every guest how we knew Jessie and everyone was shocked we hadn’t known each other prior to hiring them for our big day. She is so so friendly, funny, and personable.
The ceremony was everything we could have dreamed of. She did a beautiful job encapsulating our love and I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else standing up there with us.
Chris made our day so special with his talent. Everyone was floored when he started singing. We are so happy we went with live performances for our first dance and parents dances. It was beautiful! Not to mention he learned our song! I know a lot of places would have had us just stick to their set list.
Chris even tweaked and perfected our ceremony song. We sent him a tik tok video of a piano mash up we loved and he lengthened it to fit our processional. Are you kidding me? Who does that!
Although our crowd wasn’t the youngest, he did a great job keeping them on the dance floor. He kept a good flow of songs we requested and made sure to keep it PG while the little kids were still there and we got down when they left.
It was so perfect. Went can’t praise them enough for making our day so great!
Hannah R. Married on 08/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Only great things!!

We got married over a month ago. Chris and Jessie are still what all our guest continue to talk about the most!! Between, the amazing vocals and fun hosting skills, they were all everyone could talk about. We have absolutely zero complaints and only great things to say about Vows & Vibes! It was so great to have so many services available all through one company. They are the sweetest, most helpful and talented couple!

Chris and Jessie both were so helpful during the planning period prior to the wedding and made themselves available for anything we had questions on. We had a family friend officiate, but Jessie said she was willing to help with anything regarding the ceremony as well.

We had three separate set-ups throughout our wedding day, and they made each transition flawless. Chris sang during our ceremony, cocktail hour and off and on throughout the reception. We had a few song requests, including a mash up for two mother/son dances, and he performed all of them perfectly! During the dance, he would switch between DJ'd songs and singing a few, which made the night so fun! Jessie was also so great throughout the whole day, she was constantly checking in on me and my husband to see if there was anything we needed her to help with. She MC'd through the speeches and special dances to keep the whole process moving and no awkward gaps. Then she continuously checked in throughout the dance for song requests. Cannot recommend them enough!!
Dana S. Married on 05/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Highly Recommened!

THEY ARE THE TOTAL PACKAGE!! I met Chris & Jessie at a bridal show. Chris was playing in the lobby with his guitar upon entering and I made a comment, “wow he has a great voice.” Walked through the bridal show until I found Jessie at the booth and complimented his amazing performance. We chatted more and I learned that as a team, they do it all!!! Christ plays multiple instruments, sings live, and DJs, provides his own sound, lighting and entertainment equipment. Jessie is a day of coordinator, officiant, and provides online planning tools. We met in person a few times before the ceremony to get to know each other and Jessie wrote the most beautiful vows that made me laugh and cry happy, emotional tears like she had known us for years! They were even there for rehearsal to help us walk through the steps so we all felt comfortable before the big day! Vows&Vibes, I cant thank you enough for everything you did for our wedding! You went above and beyond every expectation. I would highly recommend them for your entertainment needs!
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