Well, what can I say? I read the reviews and knew this was the guy for us. I confirmed this hunch after our initial phone call. Christian just seemed to have the personality (and high energy!—watch out, he’ll offer you a Monster energy drink if you seem too tired) of what we wanted for our DJ and emcee. My wife and I planned our wedding from out of state (we had recently moved away from LA) over a number of emails and phone calls and it couldn’t have turned out better. Not only did Christian emcee and DJ our wedding, he also helped plan the day’s events minute by minute which helped us avoid having a wedding planner (he’s got several years of experience to work off of—for those of you who might want to save money by not having a wedding planner, you might want to consider this option). In continuing our talks with him we were so pleased to find out that Christian is also an amateur photographer and has taken wedding photos for his past clients! Call Christian a jack-of-all-trades or a Leatherman tool- either way he has you covered. Thanks for all your help, Christian. We couldn’t have had a better “best night of our lives” without you! By the way, we had a ton of compliments by our guests and even my dad (if you knew my dad you would be impressed too!). Hire this guy now before someone else books him up first!
Christian is top shelf. The best that it gets on every level. We feel very lucky to have had him run our music, lighting and flow of our wedding.
Christian was the DJ and emcee for my daughter's wedding. He did a fantastic job. The bride and groom were so happy. He really got the music just right. He really understood what they wanted. And the whole reception went so smoothly due to his expertise. We really appreciate having him on the kids special day.
He did a really great job. I was so pleased with how easy he made the process.
Christian Rasmussen is simply a one stop shop. He provided us with top notch DJ and wedding coordinating services. He did great working with our other vendords. He did an amazing job at our wedding ceremony by capturing the audience's attention and timing all music masterfully. At our reception, he really got the crowd going and made it fun for everyone. Overall, he played a critical role in the biggest day of our lives on June 9, 2012.
Thank you so much Christian!
Todd & Celine
I got married in June 2012 and I hired Christian as my DJ, but he was much more than that! Christian became almost like a wedding coordinator as well. Christian met with my husband and I and asked what we wanted for our wedding, what vibe we wanted, the kind of music and the type of atmosphere we wanted to create for our guests. Christian has tons of experience and gave us awesome suggestions that truly made our wedding much more special. And Christian knows his music! He made sure that he played music that my parents, aunts, and uncles would like and also music that my friends and I would like.
He also provided a super detailed timeline with the names of the events (cake-cutting, etc.) and the names of the songs and when he would play them down to the minute. Christian was also constantly updating the timeline when my husband and I wanted to change something or had a new idea.
Christian takes his job very seriously and when he says that he will do whatever it takes to make your special day perfect, he means it. Christian is a hard-worker and I fully and confidently recommend him to anyone for any kind of event, he won’t let you down!
Travis and I hired Christian to DJ our wedding on May 27, 2012 and were thrilled with his work! We live in Dallas, TX so most of our pre-wedding correspondence was done via e-mail and phone. He was very responsive and always made himself available when I had questions or ideas. Whenever we did have an opportunity to meet live, it felt like we've known him for years. His friendly demeanor made us feel really comfortable with him!
Christian was very thorough and worked well with my other vendors. He provided a detailed timeline that our wedding coordinator, photographer and videographer LOVED, not to mention put us at ease knowing he knew exactly when to do what.
He was patient with our rowdy wedding party and was able to keep us focused for the wedding party entrance. When Travis and I entered the ballroom, we were thrilled with the lighting that Christian set-up around the room. It completely changed the ambiance of the entire room!
We also appreciated that Christian genuinely wanted all of our guests to have a good time. He made great recommendations throughout the night to keep the party going strong. Since we were all having such a great time he was cool enough to continue DJ'ing past the original end time!
We highly recommend Afterburn Productions!
Christian is fantastic! My wife and I met him years ago, before we were even engaged, while photographing a wedding and we knew then that we would one day hire him. He's extremely professional, extremely friendly, and is an amazing DJ and MC. Being a wedding photographer I meet new DJs on a regular basis and have yet to meet someone as skilled as Christian. We loved having him Dj our wedding!
Christian is awesome! My sister hired him for her wedding a few years back. We loved him so much that i had to hire him for my wedding. hes also very pleasant to work with and is very helpful. he offered to help in different areas that he didn't even have to. i gave Christian 5 stars but I would really like to give him 10 stars. everyone @ the wedding loved him & his work. thank you Christian for everything! your super awesome!
We hired Christian to be the DJ for our wedding on March 20, 2012. When we first met with him he was very professional and great to get along with. He asked us what we wanted song wise step by step for the entire event, and he was spot on with our requests. On the day of the wedding he was there bright and early to set up. Not only did he set up his equipment, but he also did everything he could to help everyone else that was there setting up. At one point he even made sure that we were doing ok and if we needed anything. During the reception he was amazing. Everything went so smooth. The lighting job he did looked unbelievable. He helped to make our special day even greater and we would defiantly recommend him to our family and friends. Thank you so much for everything Christian!
Sean and Sally Mullins
Not only is Christian just an overall amazing guy, he totally listens to what you want and helps you as a coordinator for your big event. He did an amazing job with the lights, music and dealing with things that would come up for us so we aren't stressed.
Christian is amazing and is so talented at what he does! Christian was our DJ/Emcee for my wedding on 9/3/2011, and helped make the day even more perfect due to his attention to detail and professionalism. From our 1st meeting, Christian was high-energy, enthusiastic and gave us good ideas and suggestions for the event. He does much more than "spin records" - Christian created the timeline for the entire day, provided the music for the ceremony and reception, set up "uplighting" in the ballroom, ran a slideshow we created, as well as, acted as Emcee for the night and kept everything on schedule! He normally has an assistant to help, but he was sick so Christian did it all himself!!
I would highly recommend Christian for any type of event, especially a wedding.
Christian is the best DJ you can find for your wedding. In fact, he's the best for wedding planning. I found out about him when he was a DJ at my brother's wedding. He did a wonderful job and I got his info from my brother and sister-in-law. From the day you meet him, he is very involved with the wedding planning, outgoing, has a lot of experience, personable, and affordable! He helped us work out our timeline details with great input. He even edited some of our dance numbers and provided lighting as appropriate. He even took pictures at the end of our wedding so we got to see those shots that you often don't get to see. Most importantly, he personalized the service to what you needed and wanted, making our day extra special. Overall, you can't find a better deal or a person. I recommend him as a DJ to everyone getting married! We feel so lucky we found him!
Afterburn Productions, is the most awesome DJ company you will find. The price is so affordable, no need to look any further, your search is over.
My Daughters wedding day was awesome, we used Afterburn Productions as our DJ, we needed a DJ that was both English and Spanish speaking, Christian referred us to his DJ Raul, and we couldn't have been more pleased, Raul was so awesome, he really rocked it. With all the mixes he put together it pleased us all. The dance floor was hoop'n all night long. Super super impressed with Afterburn Productions.
Christian, I can't thank you enough for everything, and Raul, you deserve a gold medal, you seriously ROCK.... thank, you thank you, thank you.... The Happy Mother of the Bride... :) xo
Christian is the consummate professional. He put together a beautiful lighting package that hid all of the ugly walls in our old hall and he was careful to work with the old wiring so that lights and music worked all night. He was one of my favorite vendors and made me feel at ease when I was the most stressed. He listened to my ideas and mapped out our timeline like a pro. He thinks quick on his feet and is great problem solver. He put together a great package of music for our outdoor vintage cocktail hour and had fantastic pacing for our dance party.\r\n\r\nChristian knew how to keep all of our guests on the dance floor – we had Cubans, old ladies, teenagers, music snobs, and quite a few people who said they never dance at weddings! He rocked it all night – it was absolutely off the hook. On top of his excellent work, Christian was always quick to return my calls during the planning and he was always early for our meetings. On a scale of one to ten, I give Christian a 20! The first thing I heard the day after the wedding was, “Who was the dj? We want to hire him for every party from now on!” Big thumbs up, I couldn’t be more happy with the result. Thanks Christian, you literally rocked my wedding. \r\n
We didn't want the typical DJ experience at our wedding. We weren't having special dances, or even a cake cutting ceremony. It was a backyard wedding at our house and what we really wanted was a party with a playlist created almost completely by us from start to finish with a few callouts during the night for a toast or two. Most important to us was that the music was on, the party was on and that it be seamless. But the DJ needed to also know just when to kick it up a notch to get things moving along.
Sure most people may not want or need all that but Christian took every possible effort to not only hear our desires but to do whatever he could to improve upon our special day. I wasn't quite sure what to expect as the day unfolded but Christian not only handled his business, he was there at every turn helping everything else happen––working with the wedding coordinator, photographer––you name it! He really brings a personable experience to the entire process.
Upon first meeting, he is collected and leaves you with a feeling that he can handle it. He was TOTALLY into the idea of letting us pick every single song, providing him with the music in .mp3 files and working through all of it, creating playlists in the order we wanted and making it all perfect.
Christian also brought up really good ideas about contingency plans in case of rain, having your DJ be a registered professional and having a proven history of quality work. He also has a full array of lighting that he was willing to provide within the cost.
But he didn't just stop at being a DJ. He also offered to shoot photos of the overall event. Of course we already had our wedding photographer but he was interested in also shooting photos in his spare time. He shot some great photos and he gave us all the photos very promptly in the mail following the wedding.
Excellent value, great, easy-going personality and all around nice guy who knows just how to fit into what you need your DJ to be for your event. Could not be happier with our experience, Christian!
Thank you, jeff and jen
I am currently recovering from the best birthday party ever!!!! I first had the pleasure of meeting and working with Christian at a wedding I was coordinating. Unfortunately, I can't take the credit for hiring him as he was a friend of a friend of the bride and groom. What a referral! I hesitate to write a review for fear that my words won't do him justice. CHRISTIAN IS AMAZING! I loved him so much at the wedding it literally inspired me to throw my own birthday party a month later (something I never do). Christian is not just a great DJ, he is the whole package...friend, photographer, coordinator, helper, all around great addition to any party. He goes way above and beyond the call of duty! Quick story: at the end of the wedding we worked together I was in a full blown panic because one of our servers stole something and when confronted he promptly left. Christian, going above and beyond, said "don't worry, we don't need him, I'm here, what do you need, let me help, I got you". Are you kidding me? He saved the day! Christian, you're a gem and I will continue to hire and refer you! I had a blast at my birthday, my friends loved your music, and you were a huge part of the success of the evening!
The services that Christian Rasmussen, of “Afterburn Productions”, performed at our wedding were wonderfully professional and surprisingly above and beyond anything we expected! There is no “one word” that can describe all that was done for us. The complete package of services that Christian performed were not only unexpected, they added so much more ambiance and grace to our special day. From the lighting to the photography to the music, Christian was superb and deserves all the accolades we can give. Thank you, Christian, for being a huge part in making our wedding day perfect in every way! It would not have been the same without you!
With much thanks,
Lezley and Norm
OMG! Christian was truly a godsend. He is more than a DJ--he is a super multi-tasker, responsive to all of our requests--superfast--and knows his MUSIC! He is the best DJ I know and we will be using his services for all of our future events. You kept the energy of our wedding going all night long!!!
First, I spoke with 5 different, highly experienced dj/emcee's about our needs and budget for wedding reception. We were looking for a person that would lead the reception, get our broad age range of guests dancing and enjoying themselves. It wasn't only about the dancing; but also about the music during cocktails, getting the bouquet tossed, our entrance, special dances, the toasts, and sinking these times with photographers and videographers that were our big concerns. We needed someone to lead, take charge and orchestrate the reception from beginning to end. Christian from Afterburn Productions did all that and more. He provided great comfort about a timeline, the communication he would develop with the the other key vendors, what music he felt based on what he learned from us would be best and really most effective for entertainment, and to get everyone moving. He worked with us every step of the way!
His personality is a natural for his profession. We had a fabulous time and no stress during our reception because of Christian; his commitment and professionalism. Not only did he live up to our high expectations during our wedding, he hooked us up with cd's that we have put in our wedding memory box to cheerish. You will not go wrong choosing Christian/Afterburn Productions for tour wedding or any event. His resume says so much already, and I hope this review helps you in making your decision. You will NOT be disappointed!
"I have had the pleasure of using Afterburn Productions for both professional and personal use on many occasions. Whether it was for various Warner Bros. movie premiere parties, my own Wedding at The London West Hollywood or smaller Warner Bros. Department summer & holiday parties, Afterburn Productions was able to adapt to any situation with their professionalism and enthusiasm. Afterburn Productions creates an outstanding environment for your event, which makes working with them a joy. Whatever your demands, Afterburn will work nonstop to meet them. I look forward to working with them again in the future. "
DJ CHRISTIAN NOT ONLY PROVIDED DJ SERVICES TO US BUT HE HELPED US PLAN OUR WEDDING AND RECEPTION BY PROVIDING US WITH A TIMELINE OF EVENTS PRIOR TO OUR WEDDING DATE. WE SAT DOWN TOGETHER W/ CHRISTIAN AND ORGANIZED THE ORDER OF EVENTS AND HE MC'D OUR ENTIRE WEDDING AND RECEPTION AND MY HUSBAND AND I DID NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT A THING. ALL OF OUR VENDORS RECEIVED A COPY TOO. OUR PHOTOGRAPHER AND VIDEOGRAPHER WERE ESPECIALLY GRATEFUL FOR THE TIMELINE BECAUSE THEY ALWAYS NEW WHERE TO BE W/OUT HAVING TO BE TOLD. TO THIS DAY WE STILL GET COMPLIMENTS ABOUT OUR WEDDING AND HOW IT WAS THE BEST WEDDING OUR GUESTS HAVE BEEN TO. OUR GUESTS NEVER LEFT THE DANCE FLOOR! MY HUSBAND AND I DANCED WITH OUR GUESTS UP UNTIL OUR VENUE LITERALLY KICKED US OUT. OUR WEDDING WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN THE SUCCESS THAT IS WAS IF IT WASN'T FOR CHRISTIAN. I STILL REFER PEOPLE TO CHRISTIAN AND HE WILL BE A FOREVER FRIEND!
I was extremely impressed with how detail-oriented, thorough, and organized he was as we worked together on planning the wedding. He had templates and tools that he used to ensure he had everything covered from beginning to end on the emcee and DJ front. I was also pleased with how knowledgeable he was about various genres of music. He has a library of music that incorporates many different genres and if he doesn't have what you want just tell him and he'll get it for you. A plus was that he was punctual to the in-person meetings we had scheduled and very pleasant to work with at all times.
On the actual wedding day, he was prepared with everything he needed thanks to his proactive communication with the coordinators at the wedding location. He was very high energy, played music everyone enjoyed, politely engaged the guests with directions on what to do next, and made the reception a party we'll never forget. He also kept us on task during the reception to make sure we were doing things (i.e., cutting wedding cake, throwing bouquet, garter toss) according to the timeline we put together. After our wedding, people who attended came back to us weeks later with feedback on what a good job Christian did at our wedding.
We highly recommend Afterburn Productions. On a scale of 1 to 10, we rate Christian a 10 because he truly exceeded our expectations. He is truly an expert in emcee'ing and DJ'ing events.
Christian was fantastic to work with and I truly appreciate his service and professionalism at our wedding. This is the second event Afterburn has done for us, though it was our first wedding. I can't wait to work with Christian again in the future.
Christian was a great dj. My husband & I were super picky with our music and he played everything on our list. And stayed away from our "do not play list". He was also nice enough to burn all the music from that night onto 10 CDs for us.
And now I am still rocking out in my car on my way home from work.
This was the greatest night, as the music was incredible! Christian provided an excellent array of music that suited all guests. He had a great attitude, came to our house for the music consultation, and then gave us c.d.'s of all the music played at our wedding! He had excellent musical suggestions and was very helpful throughout the process, with the timeline, song choices, games and more. We highly recommend him and wouldn't have used anyone else!
I cannot say enough nice things about Afterburn Productions. He was our DJ and also did our lighting. We were so happy with their professionalism. They were easy to work with, they have great follow up and they were absolutely wonderful at our wedding. We still get complements on our DJ all the time. They really worked with me to personalize the ballroom (lighting) to make it exactly how we wanted it. I made several changes before the wedding date and they never made me feel like it was a hassle. Christian is super nice and so awesome to work with. I would absolutely recommend Afterburn Productions to all my friends and family. We would definitely use them again if we ever need another DJ.
Christian was so amazing the day of our wedding..we couldn't have asked for a better experience. He made the entire reception run smoothly as well as created the best music mix for our guests..Everyone had a blast and it was mostly based on Christian!
christian was absolutely amazing! he dj'ed a wedding that we went to 2 years before our date, and we decided at that time that should we ever get married, THIS would be our dj! we also asked that couple before we met with him and they had equally wonderful things to say about him.
where to start? he is professional, prompt, personal, great to work with, flexible, and AMAZING at what he does! its great to have a vendor that you feel takes your event personally--you feel that he really cares. so many people told us after our event that the dj was out of this world--and he was! ps. he's got a pretty impressive roster of clients (he didnt tell us this, too humble, but we found out later). we feel honored to have had him at our reception! :)
i would recommend dj afterburn for any event, and we plan to do business with him again in the future. also, he has amazing lighting and features that can really personalize your event. the sky is the limit. we definitely felt that he would go out of his way to accomodate whatever requests that we came up with.
im not sure who loved him more, my new husband or me, but we were both VERY satisfied. we would both recommend using this vendor above all others!!!!!
Christian was great at the wedding. The music selection was awesome and the sound quality was excellent. He incorporated the music we wanted beautifully into our cocktail hour and reception.
We were lucky enough to book Christian for our wedding. Initially we thought that we would save money by having a friend dj, but that ended up in a disaster. We couldn't get a hold of him and he was basically MIA, about 2 months away from our wedding date. We had considered Afterburn Productions before, but thought it would be out of our budget. Luckily, Christian was still available and he saved the day!! He was totally in tune with our music taste and kept the dancefloor busy all night. He also provided the hook up for our ceremony and threw in extra speakers free of charge. He was energetic, professional, and at the end of the night, gave me CD's with music from the entire night. So now we have awesome souvenirs from our wedding. I still listen to those CD's all the time. He was worth every penny.
Super guy, high end equipment and service oriented attitude. Great prices and very easy to deal with. Highly recommend. Knows a lot about music as well, always a good thing for a DJ.
Christian was central in making our wedding fun and classy all in one. He is easy to work with, very accomodating and gives great advice on song selection. The result he provides in relation to the price he charges makes him one of the best deals out there for this industry. I recommend Christian to all my friends in a heartbeat :) Thanks for the great memories and the HITS CDs every year after.
~kent & may wu
My husband & I are both very particular when it comes to music (type, arrangement, mixing, flow. etc.) - we both could not have asked for a better DJ!!!
We hired Christian for our wedding and it was fabulous!!! He was very professional, he tailored the music to our liking and everyone enjoyed it and had a wonderful time! We received many complements. I would most definitely recommend him to my friends and family and would certainly hire him again
My wife and I have heard from many people that Christian was one of the highlights of our wedding. He was excellent in every aspect of his responsibilities, and made sure everyone had a great time.
Before the wedding, we met with him to go over some of our song choices, and gave him a list of songs and a CD or two of the harder to find tracks we wanted him to play. He was very happy to meet with us, and intent on learning all he could about our likes and dislikes, etc.
During the reception he dressed impeccably well, in a very nice black tux. Throughout the event he made sure that people had fun, but did not make anyone feel uncomfortable and wasn't too "hands on" by asking people to get up and dance even song, etc. He orchestrated the play list wonderfully, and played songs at opportune times. All of his equipment worked very well, and the sound set up was perfect.
Perhaps the biggest endorsement I can give Christian is that people were dancing and having a great time all night thanks to him. He played some very nice music during dinner, and people even got up and did some slow dancing during dinner (it was great to see the grandparents get up and do some dancing together). After dinner and for the rest of the night, literally at least 75% of the people at our wedding were up and dancing non-stop. We've been told by many different people we had the most fun wedding they've even been to, and they always mention Christian as one of, if not the only, main reason.
My wife and I were both extremely expressed with Christian's professionalism, personality, and skills as a DJ, and he comes with our highest recommendations.
We were extremely pleased with Christian at Afterburn Productions. He was very professional and helpful throughout the entire process. We would highly recommend him to everyone.
Want a great DJ , that knows how to work a crowd and get the whole floor up dancing !! Then Christian is your man !! He knows how to get that party started !!
Excellent DJ Service for your wedding day....Christian is very hard working super friendly and really cares about his clients..I am proud to be in the same business with you...Keep rocking...
I worked with Afterburn Productions at a wedding I photographed and now I'm looking to use them for my own wedding!
Christian rocks it ... plain and simple!
Christian is the man!
Christian and his team are awesome! Very professional, punctual, and a ton of fun! I recommend them to all my clients.
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