Maryann & Tyler – July 5, 2014
"Ian is a true professional, his services made our wedding reception party everything we imagined and more. Becky and I are over the top happy with how the night went. He killed it! Right down to the music during the tequila shots, it brought everything together. He was prepared for the worst, and stepped up to help another vendor when a problem occurred. You can have 100% confidence in Ian" - Phil Ortwein Hi Ian, I wanted to write to thank you for your part in our great party on Saturday. The music was perfect and everyone was into it!!! Who knew 50 year old men were so good at air guitar to Led Zeppelin!! You are also such a delight to work with. You have such a kind, positive and competent approach. I really didn't have a care in the world (except my sore feet!). I have already started thinking about my 50th in July, 2015. You'll definitely be a part of it. Jill
“Hi Ian, I would like to thank you for the great music and light effects and hosting on Saturday! I’ve heard great feedbacks from the participants about your music, and the dance party would not be successful without an awesome DJ! Thank you so much for your patience, understanding, and cooperation! Please extend my thanks to your team Thank you with all my heart and see you around in future parties!” ~ Dan
All the best!” ~ Katie B&A | Beach & Associates
“Hi Ian. Catherine and I wanted to send a quick note of thanks to you for helping make our wedding last Saturday such aspecial event. To start, the music for the cocktail reception and dinner worked really well, helped keep the upbeat mood of the day going and was well received by our guests. I (Neil) particularly enjoyed listening to Massive Attack while having the main course at dinner. And the dance floor was busy all night long which is a testament to your ability to read a crowd and play the music accordingly. Catherine and I both had a number of people approach us during the evening and after the reception to compliment us on our choice of DJ and music. You can be sure we gave everyone your name and we hope some made the same positive comments to you in person. We would also like to thank you for the suggestion to use the purple up-lights in the Founders Room. They worked amazingly well with the colour scheme of our wedding and helped establish a great ambiance for the dance floor.” ~ Neil and Catherine
“Hi Ian, Thank you once again for being so amazing and allowing us and all our guests to enjoy the wedding. Not only did you provide a great choice of music that pleased everyone you also decorated our venue beautifully with all of the uplighting! One of the things that truly amazed us was your ability to accommodate every song request. You can’t imagine how many weddings we’ve been to and the DJ says “no, I don’t have that song”. We also found it wonderful how you had different genres of music for the different stages of the event, from the ceremony to the cocktail hour and then reception. Everything flowed smoothly and fit perfectly. You surpassed everyone’s expectations and we just wanted to say a huge thank you.You’re a true star so thank you once again!” ~ Mariam and Lee
“Hi Ian, Scott and I just wanted to thank you for being the greatest DJ of all time. The music at the wedding was fantastic! We have been receiving a ton of compliments on the music at the wedding, and had two friends ask for your contact information. Thank you for being so personable and approachable, and for playing music that was so well suited for our guests. Thank you again!” ~ Katherine & Scott
“Ian, to say you’re amazing is an understatement! To say Thank-you isn’t enough to show how much we appreciate everything you did. We are so very grateful that God sent you our way. Working with you was a pure pleasure! Your support throughout our ordeal means so much! Your talent, which is beautiful and immense, pales in comparison to your genuine, kind hearted spirit. You go above and beyond to make everyone feel comfortable, relaxed, and happy. Although the day itself was of course memorable, you made it feel extra special. You took great care of us and were an absolute joy to be around! To those reading this, Ian Liwanag is a top notch, stellar photographer! He works with a smile on his face and happiness in his heart. We will recommend him every chance we get!” ~ Tracy
“Hey Ian, Wow, what can we say besides THANK YOU!!! You and your team did such a wonderful job capturing our big day. At most points in the night, we didn’t even notice you and Christine snapping away We can’t wait to see the pictures!!! The photobooth was such a hit! Thank you for all the props, arranging for the printed pictures and photocards. Everything turned out exactly as we had envisioned. The slideshow at the end of the night was absolutely beautiful, it was soo nice for our guests to get a sneak peek at our pictures, and the feedback was nothing but “WOW! Thank you soooooo much Ian!!!!!!!!!!!” ~ Andrea & Dave McCarron
“I wanted to give you a huge Thank You from Heather and I for doing an outstanding job at our wedding. The music through the entire night was spot on. You were flexible and worked great with the band. My most musically inclined guests were complimenting you the night of and days afterwards. You were incredibly professional and we really appreciate the personal touches you added to the day (Star Wars them music, perfect!) You were able to do all of this with minimal guidance. I feel like you really understood what we were looking for and delivered in spades.
We will, without a doubt, be recommending you to anyone we know in the market for your services.
Thanks again for being a part of what was a perfect day. We would not have changed a thing.” ~ Dave Cheeseman and Heather Cheeseman (Dickison)
We are happy to have been a part of the wedding of Lalaine Lacuesta and Michael Manaoi. Also fabulous work of Wandering Eye Photography
“Dear Ian, There are no words to describe how amazing our evening went due greatly in part to your videos. You truly captured the sentiment and feeling that our associates felt for their guests.
Our general manager was utterly astonished by the kind words and incredible amount of time and energy that must have been expensed to create this irreplaceable keepsake.
Received so well by our audience and guests alike, we feel that you should know that we could not have done this without you and your incredible vision. Thank you just does not seem to cut it at this point anymore =)
Nonetheless, we are so grateful for your work and we know that these videos have struck a chord with our team last night and for some time to come.
As always, it was my pleasure to have been afforded the opportunity to collaborate with you and I look forward to our next project.
Take care and we will see you soon!”
~ THE WESTIN HARBOUR CASTLE
“Hi Ian. Catherine and I wanted to send a quick note of thanks to you for helping make our wedding last Saturday such a special event.
To start, the music for the cocktail reception and dinner worked really well, helped keep the upbeat mood of the day going and was well received by our guests. I (Neil) particularly enjoyed listening to Massive Attack while having the main course at dinner. And the dance floor was busy all night long which is a testament to your ability to read a crowd and play the music accordingly. Catherine and I both had a number of people approach us during the evening and after the reception to compliment us on our choice of DJ and music. You can be sure we gave everyone your name and we hope some made the same positive comments to you in person.
We would also like to thank you for the suggestion to use the purple up-lights in the Founders Room. They worked amazingly well with the colour scheme of our wedding and helped establish a great ambiance for the dance floor.
Lastly, I (Neil again) would like to thank you for getting and playing the music snippets to accompany my speech. And for the suggestion to show the lyrics. While it turned out to be a bit much at the end of a long period of sitting, I did enjoy trying something different and I know the ideas and effort were appreciated by many.
Once again thanks for all your assistance Ian – you’re a true professional. It was a pleasure doing business with you.” ~ Neil and Catherine
”Dear Ian, Thank you so much for your total devotion to us on Friday. You went way above and beyond what we expected and cannot wait to see the result. Thanks again!” ~ Jasmine St. Laurent
”Ian, thank you soooo much for the amazing music and support last night. We really appreciated you being the one rock-steady, problem-free, and hugely talented host last night. Amazing job!!!!” ~ Joseph Ellis
”Dear Ian, Thank you so much for your help on Saturday night. Your music helped make our wedding reception a truly amazing & fun night!! We appreciate all of your help in accomodating our special requests (the mic stand, playing our videos, coming extra early, etc…). You definitely exceeded all of our hopes and expectations. I like to think that you were one of our best wedding “finds”, and we would definitely recommend you to anyone and everyone needing a DJ for any event. Thank you again for helping Paul and I give our guests a fun evening filled with such great music! (And also, I think you introduced my sister Jess to her new favourite song!)” ~ Selina
”The music was great and nice touch with the lights facing up by the 45 ft tall pillars at 1 King West. Who would have thought that we can pull off Duran Duran’s Save A Prayer for our first dance song and Scorpion’s Still loving You for the last song. Thank you for being our MC and moving things along at a lightning speed so we could get to party hard and dance even harder. Our friends and family keep saying what an excellent time they had.” ~ Koo & Lou
”Darren and I are back to the grind of the everyday but wanted to make sure that we sent you a Thank you! You totally rocked at our wedding and we heard nothing but compliments on your ability to get everyone moving. You were nothing sure of amazing to work with and we will totally be recommending you to all our friends. We also wanted to say WOW on your singing voice! You were awesome and we LOVE Blue Rodeo. ” ~ Amanda and Darren Anderson
“Ian, I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how great the music was since you were there and the dance floor was packed all night long. Right up to and including the chant our guests started at 1:30AM begging for one more song which your colleague thankfully obliged!
Our guests had an incredible time as did we. I rarely left the dance floor and LOVED your quick turnaround on songs that were mentioned by our bridal party in their speeches. It was really fun to hear those songs so quickly after they were mentioned especially the really old and somewhat obscure ones!
I also loved that you managed to get everyone up out of their chairs to dance and for the most part, kept them there all night long.
Thank you for making it such a fun and active night. I wish we could do it again and again forever! Our sincerest thanks.” ~ Nina and Michael Flowers
”We want to thank you so much for helping us celebrate our special day! You were an amazing DJ and we got raving reviews from all our guests. You did an amazing job and the dance floor was packed all night! We were excited from the moment we met you because you have a passion that really shows.” ~ Ashley and Jeremy
”Ian, just want to thank you and Anthony for a job well done last night. You were a big part of the success of the party, for sure. Your photo booth was a hit, and you did such a fine job with the slideshow. The music got the people dancing too. Thanks a million. We will definitely recommend you to other people – in a heartbeat. We already got several people asking me where I found you!” ~ Marissa Pineda
While we sent a Thank You to the Berkeley team, we wanted to send you a special Thank You of your own.
Everything that we said in the card to the Berkeley could be re-written in your personal card, but what is just a little different is the various roles that you played that went beyond what any other DJ would likely provide.
The fact that you brainstormed through logistics with us that had nothing to do with the DJing is just one example of how you stepped beyond your rold.
Part of what made our wedding so spectacular though was the attention you put into the music. Everyone parted until the very end of the evening – on the dance floor and on the stage – and the party was AWESOME thanks in large part to you!
Thank you for being so thoughtful about ensuring that we were comfortable but that our guests were comfortable too! You’re a natural Ian, and it truly was a pleasure to work with you from beginning to end.” ~ Kristian and Aarthi
Thank you so much for sharing our big day with us! From the moment we met, I knew you were the ideal person to create the musical mood for our wedding. Your cool, laid back demeanor was the perfect antidote to the harried chaos of last-minute wedding planning. It was such a relief to know that you had everything in hand, even impressive knowing that you came on board so late in the game! Since our wedding was small, it was important to us that we knew all our guests. Although we had just met, it felt as though we had known you for a long time; you put us immediately at ease. Our goal was to throw an event where guests would eat a great meal, get drunk and dance their asses off. You helped us accomplish that goal by getting everyone – young and old, Japanese and Swedish – on the dance floor and burning off those wedding cake calories. We are so thankful to you for lending your talent and your ear to our occasion. It was such a pleasure to meet you. You were truly one of our superstar vendors. With gratitude” ~ Laura and Eric
“We just wanted to extend our sincere thanks for all your hard work surrounding the wedding. It’s rare in this business to work with vendors who truly enjoy what they do — and clearly you do! Thank you for being such a joy to work with and helping to ease the mounting stress in the weeks leading up to the wedding.” ~ Jen & Mauro
“Ian, The team sang your praises all afternoon on Saturday and all day yesterday. They said you were tons of fun, you played the perfect music for our guests and they love your shout outs for the community events. Thanks a million for your service! We are so looking forward to using you again in the future. We would love to have you as our DJ when we have our grand re-opening after our renovations complete in November. We’ll keep you posted. Thanks again so much Ian – you rock!” ~ Sydnie – Lululemon
”Thank you so much for the amazing job you did Djing for our wedding!! It was truly a pleasure to have you there, you knew just the right tunes to play during cocktail hour and dinner. I know you were the main reason the party kept raging right until 2 a.m.! Several people told me that it was hard for them to ever take a break from dancing to grab a drink or chat because the songs you picked kept them glued to the dance floor all night! It was a really fantastic mix. i loved how you incorporated the songs I requested with someg reat tunes I hadn’t even though of. Thanks so much again.” ~ Caroline Proctor
“Ian. WOW, what a bash Saturday night. Karen and I have received oodles and oodles of compliments about you and your DJing/Emceeing. You really did bring magic to the event. Your choice of music coupled with your character really did make a night to remember. Many have suggested it’s the best wedding they’ve ever been to. Again, so wonderful and nostalgic to connect and party with you again.” ~ Nelson Cabral. Sackville, New Brunswick
“Ian, thank you for your excellent services on Friday. My team thinks you are the best DJ in town and they were really happy with the music and your ability to change and adapt to the needs of the audience. I hope we have the opportunity to work with you soon again.” ~ Selina, Novotel/Accor Group Mississauga
“Dear Ian, We cannot thank you enough for all of your help putting together a very important part of our big celebration. From the first time we met with you, we knew we could count on you and haven’t worried one bit. You were always great getting back to us and we appreciate how reliable you have been. We would recommend you in a heartbeat! All the best.” ~ Matt & Sarah
“Dear Ian, Thank you for doing such a wonderful job with the music at our wedding reception. The party was great, and we have you to thank! Both Germans and Canadians raved about the music. We’ll definitely refer friends to ya! Danke schon!” ~ Jennifer and Dirk
“I just wanted to send you a note to say THANK YOU!!!! I’m so glad that you were able to DJ the Xmas party. I had quite a few people say what a great DJ we had this year!! Actually one of my friend’s wife is going to get your info for her sister’s wedding!” ~ Tara Ferguson
“Ian, thank you so much for bringing your talent to our wedding celebration. We are so happy Alice recommended you to us. You are so much fun to work with and we appreciate everything you did to meet our needs (Kent was pleased that you were able to edit “Crazy in Love” to his liking for our entrance song!). We loved the fact that you took care of everything from equipment to choosing additional music when we couldn’t come up with any. We knew we didn’t have to worry when it came to the entertainment in the evening. Thank you also for working with Alice so closely. WE thoroughly enjoyed the center piece game and watching our guests get up and dance. You truly had a part in making our celebration a success. With sincerest thanks and appreciation.” ~ Kent & Joyce Cummings
“We got the photos – they look amazing! we showed them in our presentation this morning and you received many compliments. Thanks again! ” ~ Olivia – Marketing – Chat-r Wireless
“You are a very professional DJ and have a very friendly and pleasant attitude. We were very happy to have you for our wedding. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to other friends that need to organize their wedding or parties of any kind. Thank you!” ~ Sebastian & Keiko
“You have such a nice way about you. Thank you for being so kind. Everyone I spoke to was so impressed. You did make me look good! Ian, you do not just offer a service, you give so much of yourself, you become a friend.” ~ Josie Angod
” A huge thanks to you once again. You rocked our party like I expected you to!” ~ Justin Perry, Princess Margaret Hospital
“My friend, I must say that you were awesome and put my mind at ease by taking care of everything so well. It made a huge difference with you there to help pull this off.” ~ Tyler Lalonde, Harhay Construction
“Thanks for spinning some great tunes on Saturday. The dance floor was packed! So rare… We had a blast and everyone can’t stop raving about our party. See you at Ingrid & Paul’s wedding in November. Could you give me your mailing address so I can send you a thank you card?” ~ April & John
“Ian, Thank you so much for the great music at Erin and Ryan’s wedding. She wanted a full dance floor and you certainly accomplished that! Good times!” ~ Bruce & Marcia
“I have nothing but glowing reviews. My team loves you. Your interaction is amazing. I’m never worried you’ll playing something inappropriate!” ~ Vanessa – Lululemon