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Marianne C. · Getting married on 06/11/2021
Best Decision We Made For Our Wedding
Hiring Okyne Media was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. They were extremely knowledgeable on all genres of music and had great recommendations when I needed help. They also have a great online planning tool for selecting music and constructing a timeline for the wedding day. Al, the owner, was instrumental in selecting the perfect DJ to match our music preferences, and also in finalizing our timeline and making sure they had all the correct versions of our music choices. DJ Alejandro did a fantastic job! The music was on point and our guests danced well into the night and were raving about how good the DJ was. I highly recommend Okyne Media to anyone looking for a great DJ/MC.Sent on 02/05/2020
Lauren · Married on 10/23/2020
Dan was awesome! Listened to all of our requests! Kept everybody dancing all night long! Had a great wedding thanks to Okyne!Sent on 03/19/2017
Stephanie M. · Married on 09/26/2020
Al and Stacy made the entire planning process easy and seamless. They provided me with an intuitive online portal where I could search, select songs, and build a timeline for the cellist & violist (Dorothy & Bruno). The artists arrived early and provided our guests with beautiful music. Our only regret is that we didn't book them for a couple more hours. Thank you, Okyne Medialab!Sent on 12/03/2020
Rachael · Married on 09/05/2020
Great DJ Service!
DJ Gordon was fantastic on our wedding in September 2020! Okyne Medialab was amazing to work with in planning our big day. Our wedding planner introduced us to this company, and we have no regrets!Sent on 10/23/2020
We had several meetings to discuss our DJ goals for our wedding. The company had a website where we created a profile and were able to customize and select our top 10 songs, bottom 10 songs, special song requests, introductions, toasts, etc… We also had several meetings where Bekah and Al walked us through our profiles, asked us questions, and took many notes on everything we said. They were very professional. They even hosted a virtual meeting with us, our planner, photographer, venue, etc… all together online so that they would know exactly when music would be needed (or not needed). The company had access to ALL of our music requests, even custom instrumental versions of songs.
DJ Gordon was very professional with his equipment set up, he was familiar with all of the notes from our profile, and abided by all the Covid19 requirements- no dancing (due to covid), but fun dinner music. That is exactly what he delivered! We sat at the head of the big table and watched EVERYONE swaying or bobbing their heads in their seats, pretty much throughout the ENTIRE dinner! At one point, ALL 30 GUESTS stopped talking to each other so they could group sing along to music and dance in their seats- it was so entertaining! DJ Gordon kept the energy level perfect the entire evening!
DJ Gordon called us the night before the wedding to make sure we we’re ready for the big day. He nailed the ceremony music, the special dances, the dinner, and the toasts. He, and Okyne Medialab, gave us a wedding day we will always remember. We would definitely recommend to anyone!
Laramy A. · Married on 05/02/2020
Okyne is phenomenal
Okyne was phenomenal and were a pleasure to work with. They assisted with planning and logstics and made assisted with our wedding flowing seamlessly. DJ Alan is the best and I highly recommend them for any music needs one may have!Sent on 05/15/2019
James D. · Married on 02/12/2020
Okyne was terrific! Gave us the perfect vibe for every phase of our ceremony and reception. They were also very helpful planning for the ceremony and thinking through what music would be right for each part of the evening.Sent on 04/05/2020
Mckenna F. · Married on 12/21/2019
Dance floor was packed all night!
We had the BEST day. Thank you so much to the entire Okyne team, and especially DJ Alan, for making our day so incredible. DJ Alan did an amazing job and kept the dance floor full and fun all night long! I'm so happy with how everything turned out, the songs were amazing, he did a great job announcing the special dances, cake cutting, photo ops, etc. I couldn't be happier. The online system was so easy for my husband and I to fill out with songs we loved/liked/disliked and DJ Alan did the best job incorporating all of this into his set. I also wanted to thank Okyne for helping me find my dance song with my Dad! We always have loved the song "Sweet Child of Mine" but Guns & Roses isn't exactly a great slow dance song... Alan from Okyne researched and found the perfect slow version & it made for the perfect Dad/Daughter dance. I absolutely recommend Okyne to all my friends who are in the wedding planning process & to all of you!Sent on 01/17/2020
Cass · Married on 11/02/2019
Easy to work with, great value, and helped incorporate some special request such as music important to our culture and our families. Would highly recommendSent on 01/17/2020
Marissa · Married on 10/18/2019
Best decision ever
We absolutely LOVED DJ Gordon and had a wonderful experience with Okyne! The planning process was seamless and DJ Gordon was so fun the entire time, it really made all the difference to have such a great vendor! Our guests even LOVED his dinner time love music playlist and we still have people talking about how much fun they had! Thank you to Gordon, Al, Stacy, and the entire team!Sent on 12/06/2019
Monica H. · Married on 09/14/2019
We loved working with Okyne Media Lab, and our DJ, Corey. They were so cool, and really understood what we were looking for right from the jump. They were also so organized, responsive, and professional. Corey was a pleasure to work with and kept our dance floor packed all night. I couldn't recommend them more!Sent on 09/20/2019
Yvette · Married on 08/31/2019
Okyne Delivers! Best Party of Our Lives!
I highly recommend Okyne! They did a fantastic job at our wedding. Aside from how responsive and professional they are, Okyne's portal resources were tremendously helpful in choosing the special songs and developing a reception schedule/flow that made sense and brought our vision to life. Our celebration was PERFECT, & Okyne was a big part of that! I had zero concerns about day-of coordination with them - Okyne made the process so easy. For context, we had shy of 100 headcount (so, on the intimate side), so I was slightly nervous about the dance floor vibe. DJ Martin did a super job, and found our crowd's groove really quickly - tons of friends and family were up and dancing throughout, there was a 50+-person congo line, a dance-off, and just an overall AWESOME time. A total blast! People would have stayed dancing until the morning if we had let them (the groove was that good), and we've gotten several comments about how much everyone enjoyed the music/party. Thanks Okyne!Sent on 10/02/2019
Sarah · Married on 08/17/2019
Fantastic Wedding DJ!
Okyne Media was definitely one of the easiest and best vendors we worked with throughout our planning. They make the experience super streamlined, catered to our custom requests, and offered really competitive pricing. Our DJ, Zach, was awesome and kept the dancing going all night. Totally recommend!Sent on 09/18/2019
Paul H. · Married on 08/17/2019
Best dj & music in chicagoland
We couldn't be happier with our experience with DJ Gordon and Stacy from OkyneMediaLab! The music was bumpin' all night long and DJ Gordon was a great MC/DJ. Stacy helped us through the whole process from beginning to end and we got so many compliments on the music the night of the wedding. We still have people telling us after the wedding that they loved the music/DJ. We would highly recommend anyone looking for a DJ for their wedding to take their business to OkyneMediaLab!Sent on 10/24/2019
Jenna V. · Married on 08/10/2019
Look No Further - DJ Corey & Okyne Are Your DJ Experts!
The whole process with Okyne was really awesome. We loved the planning portal and being able to connect with the DJ and the main team before the big day to speak over the specifics. DJ Corey was super professional and had a lot of control over the night. I feel like that was one of the most helpful things about working with Okyne, honestly. Corey was able to smoothly run the event as well as make game time decisions, if we needed them without having to ask us or interrupt our party time. We were able to kick back, relax and tear up the dance floor without any worries. Not to mention, the mix of songs from our "love it" and "like it" list and the unexpected ones to fit the same vibe were just SPOT ON!Sent on 09/18/2019
Laynee · Married on 07/27/2019
A Jammin’ Time!
We loved using Okyne for our wedding on July 27th! From the start, they were easy to work with and ensured all of our dj details for our reception at Hotel Baker were covered. Anthony, our dj, stayed all night and kept our guests really dancing and singing along! He played off what the crowd was into and seamlessly transitioned between songs. We highly recommend them for dj services!Sent on 08/04/2019
Nmevans25 · Married on 07/20/2019
Great price, professional service, and an amazing time!
The planning process was easy and they followed up with any gaps and questions. The DJ filled in the songs for dinner and dancing perfectly to fit our style. We also went with a violin and cello ensemble for the ceremony and reception. They were able to play all of the pop songs that I requested to include the Chainsmokers! (Amazing) Overall, I had a great experience with Okyne and would recommend them to anyone looking for a DJ!Sent on 09/10/2019
Kaitlyn S. · Married on 07/13/2019
Martin was absolutely wonderful, our guests had a blast and mentioned it weeks after.Sent on 08/20/2019
Danielle · Married on 06/22/2019
Top notch DJ
DJ Gordon was perfect. He played a variety of songs that kept people on the dance floor all night. He also was very friendly and easy to talk to. Definitely has a lot of patience and professionalism.Sent on 06/25/2019
Also, he was a great announcer at dinner for all the dances, speeches, and entrances. We threw a curve ball or two at him the day of an he was great and handled it perfectly.
The uplighting provided was also amazing and brought a more fun mood to my venue.
Okyne was super easy to work with and a great value for what they provide. Everyone we worked with was super friendly and helpful and I will be recommending them to anyone that is looking for a DJ.
Cindy K. · Married on 05/10/2019
Chip and I wanted to pass along our thanks for everything you all did at Okyne to make our wedding so fabulous. We loved Brian and he did a great job with the music selection. He was easy to work with and responsive to our needs.
You guys made the planning process easy and your web site was very easy to use.
We are getting lots of follow up comments from our guests that they loved the music and ours was one of the most fun weddings they attended. Kudos to all of you.
Sent on 10/15/2019
Sarah · Married on 05/05/2019
Made our reception so much fun!
Okyne Medialab is AMAZING. We were able to use a website to set up our love it, like it, and hate it list of songs. We also met with the owner of Okyne though video chat to go over final details before our day. DJ Dan was amazing and he really knew what songs to pull up to get the crowd going. He even shared the space with our family's Croatian band and went back and forth seamlessly between Croatian folk music and the DJ songs. We had so much fun and Dan made sure everything ran incredibly smooth!Sent on 06/12/2019
Jill · Married on 05/04/2019
A perfect match!
Al Okyne is the brains behind this DJ service! When we had our initial meeting, we were asked "get to know you questions" so they could get an idea of what music style we were looking for our wedding (and ultimately pair us with our DJ.) My now husband had a VERY specific music style for each part of our wedding, and made a spread sheet of songs to play/not to play, etc. Anyways, we were paired with DJ Gordon & he delivered! All of our "must play songs" were played, and he incorporated my husband's playlist and added other songs to the vibe he was looking for! He was a great MC for the night and SO professional! He even found me on the dance floor to ask if a "do not play song" that was being requested by several guests would be ok to play! No need to go anyplace else, Okyne Media is where it's at!Sent on 05/12/2019
Kristie · Married on 01/12/2019
Everything I asked for!
Alan was our DJ, and he killed it! I always say, you know it was a good wedding when the dance floor was full all night, and it was! He played all of our favorite songs. He took requests that were appropriate, and politely declined those that were not.
We also hired a harpist through Okyne for our Ceremony, Janelle. She did a great job, and we got so many compliments on how nice it was to have her play.Sent on 04/10/2019
Gina · Married on 01/05/2019
Everyone at Okyne was absolutely amazing and professional! We had some additional requests such as a surprise addition from my bridesmaids and a mixture of greek and American music. They took care of everything seamlessly and made sure that our special day was flawless! DJ Zach kept the dance floor packed and he perfectly sensed what the crowd needed throughout the whole night. Music is such an important part of the day and they took charge with such minimal input from me. I couldn't have been happier!!Sent on 01/08/2019
Katie · Married on 11/10/2018
Kept the dance floor rocking NON-STOP from 7:30pm until midnight!!
We cannot say enough about Okyne Medialab. Al was our DJ, and he is truly a professional. He came highly recommended to us by a friend of ours who works in the wedding business as a photographer, and I am so happy we went with his recommendation! I am SUPER picky about music, and the DJ was the most important vendor in my eyes. I could not have been happier with our decision to go with Okyne.Sent on 11/25/2018
Our wedding started with a cocktail hour in a room off to the side of the main room, and Al used a satellite speaker so that we could have music in there. During the cocktail hour, we wanted Rat Pack/Frank Sinatra type music, which then moved into oldies. The music choices were very classy and well-picked - they were exactly what we wanted.
We moved into a bigger room for the rest of the reception, and the second the dancing started, the floor was packed. People literally did not stop dancing until midnight!! Our friends told us that they only left the dance floor when they had to use the restroom, and even then, they were mad that there were "no bad songs" because that meant they had to miss a good song when they needed a restroom break!
My husband laughs because I told him before the wedding that I hope people stay past 10pm to dance. Our wedding had all ages (21 up to probably 85) so I was really hoping that people would stay and dance all night instead of going home early. Wow, was I a fool for even being worried about it! Al had the dance floor rocking until MIDNIGHT and I had multiple people tell me that it was the most fun wedding they had EVER been to!!! Everyone loved the music - there were so many fun songs to dance to, and there was something for everyone. My husband and I love oldies, 70's, and 80's the most, but we also love 90's, and Al worked all of those songs in perfectly. He also played some modern stuff but none of the songs that are overplayed or annoying. My husband and I also hate rap, and we love that Al didn't go to that type of stuff as the night went on. (He would've if we wanted him to, but he listened to what we wanted and chose the songs for our style of wedding.) We also didn't want any cheesy coordinated dancing songs played, and Al listened to that and did exactly what we wanted.
He and his crew made everything so easy because we could customize our song choices online. We could make multiple play lists (Love it, Like it, and Do Not Play) which we LOVED because we were very picky about certain songs getting played or not getting played. Al was great about reading the crowd and sticking with what was working to keep the dance floor packed. He played the kind of music that my husband and I love while also keeping everyone from the age of 21 to 85 dancing together. It was AWESOME.
Our wedding was a few weeks ago and I still have people emailing me telling me they had a blast and were sore from dancing for two days after the wedding! It was exactly what we wanted. I would highly recommend Al Okyne and his team to anyone looking for a wedding DJ!
Alexandra T. · Married on 11/10/2018
No cheesy dj in sight!
When looking for a DJ for our wedding we were nervous about having a cheesy DJ who was awkward or had fake voice. Our venue (Steve Sleczka -LondonHouse Chicago) and wedding coordinator (Cassandra Vack - Anthony Gowder Designs) both recommended Okyne Media Lab. Working with Okyne was amazing from our first call with Stacy to our prep meetings with Al, and our DJ -DJ Gordon. The process was very organized with the online tools which helped during the wedding craziness because not everything had to be done at once! During our reception DJ Gordon was PERFECT! He had so much energy and the dance floor was continuously PACKED and he led the evening in the most genuine way! There was not a dull moment. We received so many compliments on the mix of music and how much fun the dance floor was.Sent on 03/24/2019