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User4559433 · 2+ years ago
We hired DJ Animal/Eric Mills through Stylus S.E. to DJ our wedding, and we can't say enough positive things. My wife and I had our wedding reception at a Raleigh Brewery with about 125 guests, many of them in their 20's-30's. We knew it was important to have the right DJ to keep things moving, especially since we wanted to have a non-stop reception meaning no sit-down meal, no pause for cake cutting, etc., and Eric did an amazing job keeping the crowd on their feet.Sent on 11/19/2014
From the beginning, he was very interested in what our tastes/needs were and he delivered on all of them. He also did a great job of reading the crowd and adjusting as necessary.
DJ Animal (Eric) also plays local night clubs and does work for the radio, so he is a pro at being a legit DJ-- he was not just play one song after another, but when the dance floor really got going, he was mixing songs together on the fly. You could tell he is really passionate about what he does. He even knew that I am a huge Back to the Future fan and mixed in a few sound bytes that he had prepared.
Eric also handled some lighting for us-- we had uplighting done on all of the brewery tanks as well as around the perimeter of the space. It really helped set the tone of the wedding and made it feel more like an event versus being in a large warehouse.
If you want to have an amazing wedding, I believe you need three things that will make or break it:
1. Amazing & fun friends/family
2. Open bar
3. Excellent DJ
Go ahead and check off #3 on the list and hire Eric Mills, then congratulate yourselves on being a smart bride and groom!
Mandesa · Married on 08/10/2014
Jason was so perfect! He was very professional and flexible. He was able to incorporate different genres of music very well. He catered to all generations at my wedding. I had such a fun time at my wedding mostly because of him being able to bring everyone to the dance floor. I had so much fun dancing with my guests. The music he brought to the table was current. He also conducted the flow of the reception well. Jason can seriously mix some music! I want him to DJ at my next event!Sent on 09/10/2014
User4635792 · 2+ years ago
Eric did an amazing job! He was so personable and made it a party at my wedding! It was a great time and everyone loved the dance floor. The music was great! He played all the songs I wanted and even some that I didn't but they were amazing! Definitely worth the money here!Sent on 12/27/2014
User3266369 · 2+ years ago
Best DJ you can hire for your event! Jason DJ'ed for us at our wedding and did a phenominal job! Everyone had such a wonderful time and he did a great job at making sure that our guest were dancing all night long! I had multiple people come up to me after the wedding and ask for his contact information because of the wonderful job he did. You can't go wrong with Stylus S.E, they are the best!Sent on 08/06/2014
User7562794 · 2+ years ago
Eric was the DJ for our wedding which was at the Museum of Natural Science in Raleigh and he did a fantastic job! From the very beginning, Stylus was very easy to work with and paid special attention to our requests and what we wanted throughout the night. During our wedding, we could not drag people off the dance floor! The floor was absolutely packed and our guests of all ages were enjoying Eric's music! Eric had a great vibe all night and he also did a fantastic job as a DJ and making sure everything was transitioning smoothly. We had particularly unconventional requests in terms of the order of the first dance, speech, cake cutting, etc..., but Eric followed our requests without a problem! I am so glad we found Stylus for our wedding and would recommend them for anyone who wants their wedding guests to be dancing all night!Sent on 01/01/2017
Samantha · Married on 05/10/2014
Jason Huggins is hands down, and without question, the best DJ in the business.Sent on 06/05/2014
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Jason, who not only is super cool but also made our meetings really fun and informative, and of course our wedding day UNFORGETTABLE. Jason managed a feat that we had never experienced at any other event: he kept the dance floor packed to the brim during the entire reception. We loved the playlist he compiled for us and guests kept on raving about his delivery throughout the night. Jason has a gift for reading the crowd and for keeping them coming back for more. Jason is articulate, fun, and an amazing master of ceremonies who just rocked the house. During the planning phase, Jason always responded quickly with advice, guidance or "absolutely we can do that". He was very easy to work with. Jason is also a scholar of music, is very experienced, and has fantastic, fun, and creative ideas for making sure you have an unforgettable experience. Five weeks after our wedding, guests are still commenting to us about him. Just book his services, you will NOT regret it
Christopher · Married on 05/03/2014
Eric was the prefect DJ for our wedding. He kept the dance floor going the entire night. There was not a moment where the party slowed down or the dance floor cleared. He listened to what we wanted and provided it. He also had some of the kids step behind the turn tables which they enjoyed. We would highly recommend him for someone planning a wedding or other event.Sent on 12/03/2014
Tim · Married on 04/26/2014
We hired Jason for our wedding this April and we could not be happier with the outcome. Jason has a musical gift of blending together great songs and his passion for music cannot be compared. We received compliments all night and after the event about how great our DJ was. If you ever have an event you need a DJ for, look no further than Stylus SE and Jason "Huggy Bear" Huggins. Thanks for a great evening!Sent on 05/16/2014
Shereen · Married on 03/29/2014
We heart Jason Huggins! Jason gives brand new meaning to "DJ!" He is a people person, so knowledgeable about the wedding industry and all things music, extremely organized, and hands down the reason our guests did not want our wedding reception to end! I researched a number of DJs in the NC area and exchanged many emails before I found Jason. It was not until I spoke with Jason that I realized how critical the DJ is in ensuring the reception timeline runs smoothly and all things go off without a hitch! He not only played just the right mix of music for us but he made us feel confident well before the day of that our reception would be the party of a lifetime!Sent on 11/28/2014
Jason's charm was nothing less than spectacular and certainly pleasing to us and our guests.
Working with Jason was fun and so easy because he was ALWAYS available to answer all questions--whether about music or weddings in general!
We would have spent so much more to have the quality of service, attention to detail and perfect music that we had with Jason! We were shocked at how affordable he is given his years and years of experience in the industry!
Samantha · Married on 03/15/2014
Jason was an amazing DJ! We hired him for our wedding reception that had a very mixed age crowd. He was so skilled at reading people to see what songs to play to get people on the dance floor. We had everyone out on the floor dancing the night away! Every person we talked to after the wedding mentioned how he was the best DJ they had ever seen! And we agree! He even got out on the dance floor to help teach a line dance to guests. Honestly, we could not be any happier with picking him. He is professional, extremely skilled, and will make sure your event is a night to remember! You will NOT be disappointed!!!Sent on 03/19/2014
Jennifer · Married on 11/09/2013
Having a DJ for our wedding was a last minute decision (2 months before our wedding), and we are so glad Stylus S.E. happened to be available!! Not only did they provide a DJ for the reception but also ran sound for our ceremony. Jason and Eric, our DJ, were so great to work with! The two meetings I had with them put me at so much ease, even during stressful points of wedding planning. They gave great advice about which songs to choose for certain points during the reception when I had no idea which ones to pick. During the reception I found my seven-year-old nephew (whose dad is a musician) hanging out at the DJ table with Eric, wearing headphones, pretending to be a DJ himself! It was super sweet! Thank you Stylus S.E. for providing superb service!Sent on 12/03/2013
Elish · Married on 10/26/2013
Another bride who was lucky enough to snag Mr. Huggins up for our unique wedding! Our first DJ went MIA on us at the last minute and I was in tears about what to do since our particular wedding was not your average wedding. We did a Dia de loa Muertos wedding, and Jason was able to fuse Latin music with some current dance hits and also some nerdy songs we just HAD to have at the wedding. He also kept me sane during the wedding, because he was on track with the agenda. At the end, since we had tried to do too much in too little time, he came up to me and worked with me making sure we got in the important things and cute out a few extras. Jason went above and beyond, he was a pleasure every time we met, and overall understood EXACTLY what we wanted for our wedding. If you are a unique bride, and you want something different that the status quo, please please do yourself a favor and call Stylus S.E. Not to mention, he was highly recommended by our photographer when I went to her about our DJ dilemma. She spoke about how great he was working with the other vendors, and a bit about the other weddings he did where he saved the day. Jason rocks our argyle socks! XO Jon & Elish!Sent on 12/22/2013
User3503374 · 2+ years ago
Jason from Stylus S.E. did a fantastic job as the DJ for our reception! He was able to incorporate short notice elements that we requested, and was instrumental in getting our guests in a festive mood. One of my biggest worries about the reception was that people wouldn't have as much fun as I'd hoped, but Jason made that a non-issue! He had everyone dancing and laughing as soon as dinner and cake concluded! We wish that the duration of the reception had been longer, just so people would have had more time to dance to Jason's music! Book Jason for your event, you'll be so glad that you did!Sent on 12/31/2013
David · Married on 10/19/2013
This was my daughters ( who is an environmentalist) barn wedding so the venue had some unique challenges for the DJ. Eric Mils was fantastic! He adapted to the area, kept the entire reception on schedule and had a great and creative mix of music. He listened to my daughter and had songs that fit her needs - he did not try to stick to a canned format but was inventive and intuitive. He was fantastic and added greatly to an already wonderful day. I highly recommend Eric and his team.Sent on 11/18/2014
Sarah · Married on 08/24/2013
I'm not even sure how to start this review because I am still speechless about how AMAZING Jason was at our wedding! I continue hear from our guests that our DJ was BEST they had ever experienced and that they couldn't believe he kept everyone on the dance floor from the first song until the last one! Actually, Jason had so many people dancing for so long that the dance floor at our venue started to break apart!Sent on 12/09/2013
Jason isn't just a DJ, he is a true entertainer. He knows how to interact with his audience to make sure they have an unforgettable time! With that said, he also knows his boundaries, and is not the type of DJ that steals the spotlight. Jason definitely made the night about my husband and myself, all while making sure our guests had a blast!
We couldn't have asked for a better DJ, Jason truly made our wedding a night we will never forget! I can guarantee that if you choose anyone from Stylus S.E. your wedding day will be more than you ever expected!
Emma · Married on 06/09/2013
This wedding would have been a near-disaster without Jason Huggins/Stylus SE. I had no idea what to expect from a DJ, and initially wasn't even planning on using one at our Sunday morning wedding, given the early hour, but I am so grateful that I did! Jason took the reins and turned our big day into something spectacular. He guided me through the planning process so that every section of the ceremony and reception were sonically covered. He asked about my favorite songs from high school, what my "guilty pleasure" music was, and helped me figure out how to respond if my mother-in-law requested something cheesy like "The Electric Slide." He even explained how he creates the proper type of energy and customizes it for the timeline and responsiveness of the crowd.Sent on 06/22/2013
Jason took care of covering sound for the ceremony (I hadn't even thought to mic our readers and minister at our outdoor wedding), provided announcements during the reception so guests knew what to expect, and he gave us killer music. He read the mood of the crowd like a psychic and mixed up the beats and sounds to constantly keep it interesting. I didn't think people would dance at 2:00 on a Sunday afternoon, but Jason proved me wrong! Several guests complimented me on the music at the reception, saying it was the first wedding they'd been to where they hadn't been subjected to sub-par tunes.
Through it all, Jason was professional and authoritative. He kept the whole wedding running smoothly, which left me able to focus on just relaxing and having a good time.
This is one happy bride! I can't thank Style SE enough for what they did for us.
Karen · Married on 05/18/2013
Jason was absolutely amazing! He got the style of wedding and music that we wanted perfectly! He talked us and the bridal party through every part of the reception from what to expect during introductions to how to cut the cake! He kept the reception moving and exciting and ensured that everybody had a good time! I cannot praise him enough!! This man knows what he is doing!Sent on 06/13/2013
Ashley · Married on 04/05/2013
There are literally NO words to express our gratitude to Jason for making our special day unforgettable and most of all FUN! For us personally, the DJ selection was one of the most important decisions for the entire wedding. My husband is a former DJ and performed weddings for over 7 years, so he was extremely picky and of course thought that no one would live up to his expectations (at one point, he even suggested that he could DJ his own wedding). After our first in-person meeting with Jason, my husband immediately felt a wave of relief and truly felt confident in Jason’s abilities. Our wedding reception was absolutely the best time we have ever had! Jason did an amazing job mixing the music and keeping everything flowing. One of the things I appreciated the most was the obvious fact he was genuinely having fun. Every time I looked up, he was smiling and jamming behind the turntables. Jason definitely has a major talent for engaging crowds. He cracked jokes and continually had our guests laughing and smiling. At one point during the evening, I looked up to see my husband’s grandmother behind the DJ booth! Jason had brought her back there, put his headphones on her and she had her arms up, raising the roof!! It was unforgettable and my guests are still laughing about it! We also had numerous children at our wedding, and Jason was so thoughtful to include them. He came out to the center of the dance floor and asked all the kids to join him. He started a game where each kid got to run and slide across the dance floor to the music. The crowd went wild, cheering for each kid as they took their turn!! Jason was so in-tune to our guests and was able to create these amazing, unplanned moments! To all the future brides out there… Jason is the only choice for your wedding! He is professional, timely and organized, but most importantly, he is charismatic and will create a personal experience for you and your unique guests.Sent on 04/24/2013
Pamela · Married on 03/10/2012
Jason did a fabulous job with our wedding requests! My husband and I were very pleased with the time that he took to meet with us to understand the needs of our special day. He was flexible and had great energy! We didn't have to worry about a thing on our wedding day and the guests all raved about our DJ for months to follow. I'd recommend Jason's DJ services to anyone for any occasion!--Pamela, Raleigh NCSent on 03/29/2013
Kristen · Married on 03/01/2012
Jason was a spectacular DJ for our wedding. Not only did my husband and I think he was great, but we received tons of awesome feedback from our guests. Jason took the time to thoroughly plan out what we wanted played or not played at our wedding ... he gave us his professional opinion while always keeping our wants and needs in mind. My husband and I thought that planning the music would be a stressful, daunting task, but Jason guided us through the process with ease. We would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to make their wedding that much more memorable!Sent on 02/12/2013
Leah · Married on 06/10/2011
Jason Huggins of Stylus S.E. provided my husband and I the best entertainment during our wedding reception. Our wedding was planned within mere weeks, and with the chaos and stress that weddings bring on already, you can imagine the amount of anxiety that was hovering over me trying to decide what to include at our reception. Jason called one day to get a general idea of my music taste and to collaborate ideas of what I dreamed my wedding would be like. My indecisiveness during our conversation made me hesitant that my reception wouldn't be as special or wouldn't reflect who Ryan and I were as a couple. WOW, was I wrong! I could not have dreamed of a better wedding and reception, and I owe so much of that to Jason of Stylus S.E. He had my friends and family singing and dancing. He was entertaining and took on the role of "host" so that we didn't have to worry about making sure everyone was having a good time. The music choices were spot on, at times we sang at the top of our lungs and there were even songs that brought tears to my eyes. I recommend this DJ company and guarantee you will not be disappointed. To this day, I still have people telling me how much fun my wedding was, and asking where I found my entertainment. Thank you, Stylus S.E!!!Sent on 12/26/2013
Elise · Married on 05/15/2010
Jason did such a great job at our wedding 7 years ago and now im a wedding planner and Stylus is the first company I highly recommend first. He is so personable and is just so awesome to work with!! He is definitely worth every penny!Sent on 10/31/2017
Haley · Married on 12/18/2017
Eric was awesome! Very organized, professional, and hilarious. Our guests loved him, and he was able to adapt on the fly as we (inevitably) ran behind schedule.Sent on 12/28/2017
User6745823 · 2+ years ago
Jason was awesome! He walked us through several aspects of our day that we weren't aware of and helped us decide on certain elements. He was quick on his feet when there was a wardrobe issue (my dress wasn't bustled) which led to some really great pictures of our guests playing a game at their tables. He was just really awesome at engaging our guests and ensuring everyone had a great time!Sent on 05/22/2016
Erika · Married on 06/07/2015
We can't thank Jason enough for our wedding ceremony music and awesome reception. We thought it would be hard to get our crowd out of their seats and onto the dance floor during an early Sunday evening reception. Jason was up for the challenge and exceeded our expectations. We gave vague music suggestions and let him do what he does best with reading the crowd. We could not be happier with our decision and with how everything turned out. He kept everyone entertained while the bridal party finished pictures. We could hear everyone laughing while we waited for our introductions. Our guests are still talking about what an awesome, fun DJ we had a week later. Jason is passionate about music, professional, easy to reach, keeps to the timeline, energetic and lots of fun. We high recommend Jason for a wedding that will leaving your guests talking for weeks to come.Sent on 06/15/2015