about A.J. Holland
When it comes to complete wedding entertainment, music is only the first step. It is human nature to want more. More energy, more life, more memories. In order to reach the next level, more senses must be engaged. The addition of lighting at a wedding does not only captivate your eyes, but enhances the music as well. Quick strobes of bright light flurry in cadence with the beat, completely immersing the entire dance floor in the music. Deep flashes of rich color resonate with the bass notes, energizing the song. This perfect cooperation between sight and sound can only be achieved by an expert in both fields. Luckily, Unforgettable DJ’s has AJ Holland; a skilled DJ, lighting designer and production assistant.
Joining the company in early 2009, AJ Holland brought with him a sound understanding of music theory, a vast technological knowledge, and strong artistic talent. His introduction to the wedding industry only increased his passion for music, and he quickly began to look for ways to combine his unique skill set to strengthen his company. Within his first year at Unforgettable DJ’s, AJ began designing graphics for the company, and soon monogram projections for brides and grooms to brandish on the dance floor for their special day. AJ continues designing complex and original graphics to this day, but as is human nature, he wanted to do more.
As the wedding industry began to usher in a new age filled with incredible technological enhancements, AJ ensured that Unforgettable DJ’s would be the leader of this transition by completely submerging himself in this new culture. He learned and quickly mastered all aspects of the lighting world, resulting in lighting designs that are able to transform any ballroom to fit a couple’s dream wedding. Perfectly in sync with the music, the “light shows” that AJ is able to perform during an event are an example of technology and art coming together, producing a one of a kind wedding for the bride and groom.
Our team of professionals takes great pride in the work we do. Since our doors opened in 2002, we have strived to provide an exciting and unique experience for every couple that selects us to provide the entertainment for their special day. In this modern world of technology, entertainment comes in many forms. On a daily basis, people are stimulated not only by what they hear (music) but also by what they see (lights and video). It is our belief...Read More »
Dana and Danielle came to Unforgettable DJs looking for someone special to help them put together a celebration to be remembered for a lifetime. Chris Garrow was the perfect fit. His down to earth personality and 18 years experience, along with the classic setting of the beautiful setting of The Shadowbrook, was able to create a unique setting that emphasized Dana and Danielle both as individuals and as a couple. Emotions were all over the place… tears, smiles, laughter, joy,...Read More »
Lauren and Brian put together an amazing wedding day at the Sandy Hook Chapel. With a beachside ceremony, a tented cocktail hour, and a most unique facility for the reception, they knew they were treating their guests to something special. The venue, however, is simply a chapel sitting on an open plot of land. There is no seating, no tent, no tables… just a chapel. Lauren and Brian knew they had a lot of work ahead of them. When...Read More »
Nikole and Greg planned a spectacular celebration at the South Gate Manor in Freehold New Jersey. Nikole and Greg were very in tune with their vision, meticulously planning their special day. The choice to work with Chris Garrow from Unforgettable DJ’s was made based on Chris’s reputation for taking the extra time needed for his couples’ to ensure a flawless execution of their perfect day. Nikole and Greg made sure their guests were never at a loss for entertainment by...Read More »
Unforgettable DJ’s is proud to present Nerio! One of our most exciting and unique enhancements available for your NJ wedding or event is live percussion. By adding a new dimension to the DJ music, live percussion will not only captivate and engage your guest, but it will also satisfy your guests that are more familiar with live music at a formal affair. Combining Nerio’s talents with our DJ performance is a sure way to give your guests something to rave...Read More »
Our passionate team is made up of dedicated individuals that are committed to helping our clients have the best day of their lives. We understand that every wedding is different and it is our goal to make each wedding unique and special. When you choose Unforgettable DJ’s, you are choosing much more than just a DJ. You are hiring professionals who care about you and your most important celebration! Along with our honed DJ’ing skills, we provide ceremony and reception...Read More »
This wedding was an incredible event that took place on September 23, 2011 at the unique ocean front McLoone’s venue, The Pier House. Joey also owns his own successful entertainment and production company called This is It Entertainment. When considering who he would hire for his own wedding DJ, Joey called upon his long time friend, Chris Garrow, owner of Unforgettable DJ’s. Together with Kristie and Joey and with the help of the team at This Is It Entertainment, Chris...Read More »
Michael & Chris | 10.23.15
Unforgettable DJs was truly an unforgettable experience and wowed us from beginning to end for our wedding on October 23, 2015. My fiancé at the time and I researched a voluminous amount of DJs online in the NJ area for our wedding. We are both a firm believer that the DJ is the MOST important part of planning an event because they are the people that are practically running the event, getting everyone on their feet, and truly working hard to mark the night a memorable experience. So it was CRUCIAL for us to find the perfect DJ. We went on numerous consultations with other DJ companies and they were all the same (you sit down with a sales manager who shows you a video and has you flip through a book to pick out your DJ from headshot photos). BUT when we went to meet with CHRIS GARROW at Unforgettable DJs it was truly an eye-opening experience. Not only does he go through every detail of your event, but he asks you very crucial questions about how we met, what music we like, what our family and friends are like – all to understand the vibe of our guests in order to put together the perfect playlist and EXPERIENCE. From that first meeting, it was a done deal, his team was hired. Chris and his team were always responsive, friendly, and never once treated us like “just another client”. They were absolutely incredible to work with and even took care of arranging the logistics and equipment for my friend who was performing music during our ceremony and singing our first dance. Looking back on the day now, LET ME TELL YOU…Chris and his team were OUT OF THIS WORLD AMAZING and MADE OUR EVENT SPECTACULAR. We had guest after guest telling us how awesome Chris was and how this was the best wedding they have been to, all due to the planning, the music, the MC-ing, and all the work and effort that Chris and his team put into our special day that made it that much more special and memorable. Absolute best DJ and investment you will ever make!
Devin & Hunter | 06.12.15
I looked into hiring Nick Cavaleri based on a recommendation from my photographer and I couldn't have been happier with my choice!! Nick personalizes every aspect of your wedding to your tastes during your creativity session; he really listens to hear HOW you want your day to feel and helps you pick out what best fits your personalities both as a couple and as individuals. Nick is incredibly knowledgeable about the business as well and will share what he has learned from his experience to help you truly make your perfect day. He is a wonderful emcee and DJ for your wedding. He has the perfect voice for announcing your wedding moments but also keeps your dance floor packed!
As I researched DJ's and watched numerous videos, I found many of the DJ's sounded like used car salesmen, were extremely cheesy and overly 'touchy-feely' sounding or were too dance-club like...then I found Nick. He really connected with all of our wedding guests and inserted himself enough to keep the wedding moving and yet was reserved enough to let the experience happen organically.
If I could go back and do it all again, Nick would without a doubt be the first person I would reach out to to host the most important day of my life!
Theresa & Nick | 05.16.15
Chris and the team at UFDJ were amazing! We used them for DJ, uplighting, spotlights and media screens. Elayna was super responsive throughout the whole planning process and Chris was great at helping us brainstorm song ideas and creative ways to blend our families' traditions with what we actually wanted. The team was high energy and all of our guests were on the dance floor all night long. We didn't want the night to end! The tv screens were perfect for playing a video montage of our childhood and our relationship together and later in the night we were able to sync Instagram photos to it. Our friends had a blast uploading pics to it and it gave everyone a reason to use our wedding hashtag (meaning we had tons of pictures to look at on our honeymoon). The graphic design that Chris' team designed for the screens also matched our invitations and whole wedding look perfectly. I would highly recommend them to any bride, they took the stress out of planning!! Use them and you won't be disappointed!
Kristin & Chris | 06.20.15
Our experience with Unforgettable DJ's was just that...unforgettable. From the very first meeting with Chris Garrow, we were blown away by the company's talent and professionalism. We worked with Aiden Ardine, who we can't say enough good things about. One thing we LOVED about Unforgettable DJs was the ability to be so involved in choosing the music for our reception. Two months prior to the wedding, we met with Aiden to review our musical tastes, our likes/dislikes, and our overall vision for our party. Aiden had a vast knowledge of music, was really friendly and attentive, and did a fantastic job at understanding what we were looking for. Needless to say, our wedding reception was a non-stop dance party. 6 weeks after our June wedding, our guests are still raving about the dance party! Aiden had a great feel for the crowd, was flexible to a few requests, and was present without being "in your face". We would undoubtedly recommend Unforgettable DJs. They are the BEST!
Gwen & John | 07.18.15
Unforgettable DJs were a pleasure to work with. They are extremely quick to respond to all emails. After talking to various DJs from other companies, I felt like we immediately clicked w/ Kyle on the phone. He really helped guide us through the process. We didn't even realize how much went into planning the day of events until our meeting with Kyle! He was patient in helping us select our songs (we were so indecisive!). We went well over the allotted meeting time so we really appreciated his time!The day of the wedding, they arrived and set up without me ever checking up or worrying about them! They coordinated everything with our pastor and day of coordinator. There was a last minute hiccup with our other vendor who provided the screen for our slideshow. Kyle went above and beyond to help us solve that issue even when it was outside his scope of responsibilities. This is the kind of vendor you need for your wedding. Someone who can think off their feet and go above and beyond to make sure your day is perfect. Thank you, Unforgettable DJs for your professionalism in your field!
Kelsey & Sean | 08.29.15
These guys are amazing! I got married on 8/29/15 at the Mallard Island Yacht Club in Manahawkin, NJ and they helped make my day SO special. I rented a photobooth from them - Elayna is AMAZING and she is the sweetest!! Our picture book of all of our guests' photos was amazing and we LOVED going though it after the wedding! We also had them do our lighting - complete with a monogram on the dance floor and lighting for the dance floor and dining room. It made the night come together so beautifully and really warmed up the space. Nick was a joy to work with and the entire staff was so friendly and accommodating! I would recommend them to ANYONE!
Kaite & Adam | 11.14.15
From the first time we sat down with Kyle, he immediately understood our personalities, style and exactly what we were looking for. Once our reception took place, Kyle and his assistants nailed it and made our special night exactly how we had pictured it. Thank you Kyle and the entire staff at Unforgettable DJ's for the stress free planning process and for making reception truly unforgettable.
Michelle & Derrick | 09.27.15
Chris and Unforgettable DJs were absolutely amazing at our wedding. Chris is so attentive to detail and helped us figure out a lot of the small details we never even thought of. Our 3 hour creative session with him flew by and was very productive. Chris was always available to help us and went above and beyond to help us with our slideshow when there was a little speed bump on the road! He kept our guests on the dance floor all night and our guests really enjoyed him being the dj. Thank you so much Chris!!
Patti & Megan | 11.08.15
Chris Garrow of Unforgettable DJs and his team are AMAZING! They did such an outstanding job...from the detailed planning process to putting it all together on the wedding day. They exceeded any expectations we had. The room looked INCREDIBLE! When they lit it up we were floored! Our glowing table was the icing on the cake. During the wedding, they got the crowd pumped and kept the party going! Intros were AWESOME, high energy, and the huge Tarantella was CRAZY LOL! So much fun we wish we could do it over and over again! We just wanted to say THANK YOU again for EVERYTHING! Chris, you were so friendly and compassionate...as a same sex couple just recovering from a battle with leukemia, it meant the world to us. It was a pleasure meeting you and celebrating our wedding with you and your team. We'd recommend UFD to ANYONE, ANYTIME! -Patti & Megan
Deanna & Adam | 04.30.16
Kyle was very professional but so laid back at the same time. Was open to all of our suggestions on how we wanted our reception to play out and the night turned out perfect! Our guests couldn't stop raving about the amazing playlist throughout the night. He really kept the party going
Stacey & Andre | 08.21.16
This DJ company overall made our special wedding day fantastic & easy! From the very beginning they seemed to care & be involved in all the details. This is truly a professional DJ company. If you have the time, they offer wedding couples a personal sit-down with the DJ, & its called a "Creative session." This is the time we used to iron all those little details that most couples worry about. Plus, it was fun to go through the music choices with the DJ. This type of meeting really lets the DJ find out the type of couple you are, & gives him the insight needed to really make the night special. Our DJ was named Joe Caputo, and he had an assistant named AJ. They were both phenomenal! Needless to say our night was perfect. Everything from the DJ being involved & dancing, to MC-ing throughout the night, & checking in with us with little details like music volume, etc. Additionally, he gave us perfect suggestions with music at times when they were needed. We also did the uplighting which completely put the whole thing over the top. I really cannot put into words how happy we were with the service, other than the night was perfect & we would hire them again. Any DJing needs in the future will be through Unforgettable DJ's!! Top Notch!!
Kristin & Andrew | 10.02.16
We recently had our wedding at Windows on the Water in Sea Bright, NJ and Chris along with the Unforgettable DJs crew made our night unforgettable! From the very beginning of the planning process Chris was more than helpful with every little detail of our night. He really took the time to get to know us as a couple and made sure we were happy with every aspect of the night. He also did an amazing job reading our crowd and playing an amazing mix of songs to keep the party going all night! I don't think anyone stopped dancing for more than 5 minutes at a time, and our guests are still complementing the great music and dancing! We're both so happy that Unforgettable DJs was a part of our night, it definitely would not have been the same without you guys!! -Kristin & Andrew
Karen & Jonce | 10.14.16
Chris Garrow and his crew DJ'd our wedding on Friday, October 14th at The Stateroom in LBI. As a music lover and experienced wedding guests, we knew we needed a DJ that understood what kind of musical feel we wanted for our wedding. When we met with Chris Garrow, our meeting went so long because we were chatting about music, how Jonce and I met, and the many weddings we have been to. He is one of the nicest guys we know! Jonce is Macedonian and we needed to incorporate his cultural music into the evening. We sent Chris the music and he did an amazing job mixing it in with the dance songs. He got everyone up and dancing, even the non-Macedonians got up to dance!!! Chris played everything we wanted to hear and kept the whole evening flowing effortlessly! The lighting made the room look even more beautiful than it already is. The whole crew was amazing and we could not be happier with having them make our wedding day PERFECT!! Thank you so much!!!!
Jennifer & Rob | 10.22.16
Let me start off by saying that this is the first time I've written a review… ever… for anything. I needed to write this because picking Chris and Unforgettable DJs was the best decision that my wife and I made during our entire wedding planning process. We used Unforgettable DJs both for entertainment and for lighting -- both of which they absolutely knocked out of the park. When we signed up with Chris, we didn’t truly understand how much of an impact our decision would make on the outcome of our big day. Chris and his team spent the time to have “creative sessions” to get to know our relationship, our interests, our music preferences, our family and our overall vision. They then designed a tailored end-to-end flow for the evening and worked with us on planning all each of the big moments. Looking back on our experience with Unforgettable DJs, we got FAR more than a DJ, we a conductor for our evening who kept the excitement and energy of our wedding day going until the last song. As for the day itself, the dance floor was so packed throughout the evening that people were dancing on the carpet (and it was not a small dance floor). The bridal party entrances were electric. The lighting was perfect. It was truly the best night of our lives and made possible by the talent and hard work of Chris and his team. You may be able to find less expensive wedding DJs, but going with Unforgettable DJs was the best money that we could have ever spent. Hats off to the Chris and his team for a night and experience that we’ll never forget.
Emily & Chris | 11.05.16
Chris and the team at Unforgettable DJs are undeniably the best choice for your wedding. We met with a few other vendors and they all pushed their online meetings for planning. We wanted a more hands on and in person vendor and we found that with Chris. He met with us multiple times in person and greatly helped us plan the flow of our reception and make music choices. This was the exact type of service that we were looking for and we definitely received superb service and attention. He made this part of the wedding planning really easy. Our family and guests had a blast on the dance floor and the proof was hearing from my cousin that, "I've never seen all the aunts dancing like this before!"
Melissa & Nick | 07.09.16
Married on July 9, 2016. I know this review is a little bit late, but let me just say that Chris and his team at Unforgettable DJs were amazing to work with. As the groom, I didn't have much responsibility but one thing I wanted a say in, was the music. After looking throughout the magazines and web sites, I thought almost every DJ in the area looked like they were straight from Staten Island ready to take over the Jersey Shore. I was looking for someone who had a more "mature" vibe, yet could still make the party fun for everyone. We met with Chris and discussed everything from music selection to pricing options. He was never pushy and always kept in mind what we wanted. On the day of the wedding, he was just as great. He greeted many different guests and talked to them about what they wanted to hear and did his best to fulfill requests. I know it was tough too because we also needed to include some Polish music for my side of the guests. He kept the party rocking until the very last song. In fact, I think what upset me the most was when the photographer made us leave the party to take some pics and I missed a few of my favorite songs! After the wedding, we received a bunch of compliments on how much people enjoyed the music. I would recommend Unforgettable DJs to anyone!
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Allison & Kevin | 11.11.16
Unforgettable DJs deserves 5 stars across the board. Their attention to detail and passion to meet our needs is unparalleled. My husband and I had the privilege to spend as much time as we needed during our planning session to ensure that all details would be perfect. This brought such a sense of comfort and solidified our confidence with Chris. When communicating with the staff from UFDJ, we were very impressed in their professionalism, prompt responses, and again attention to detail. Chris allowed us to see things from his professional prospective while still maintaining what my husband and I envisioned. He truly is an expert in his field.
Barbara & Frank | 11.21.15
Chris Garrow and his team at Unforgettable DJs were without a doubt the best DJs I have ever had the pleasure of working with for a big event. Chris’s meticulous attention to details, professional pre-event planning and overall care and concern for our wishes for the evening helped make this one of the best gatherings I have ever had the privilege of hosting. This was a second wedding for both of us and we wanted to ensure all our guests enjoyed the music, from the youngest to the oldest. Chris didn’t just meet this expectation he exceeded it. We tried to walk around to tables to greet our guests in smaller groups and we had a difficult time because they were on the dance floor the entire night. In fact, the floor was packed from the first dance to the last. One of the best testaments to this came from a guest who said “I danced so much that night that I physically just couldn’t dance anymore.” Moreover, we have had numerous calls from guests who said “your DJ was awesome!” I guess Chris’s secret sauce is that he knows his audience, takes their cues, tastefully engages them and creates an unbelievably fun environment. ON a scale from 1-10, Chris and his team are definitely an 11+.
Alli & Ted | 4.11.15
Nick and AJ were absolutely incredible at our wedding yesterday! The dancing started right after the salads were served and didn't stop until the lights came on! Many of our guests came up to us after the reception and said how awesome our DJ was and how Nick did an awesome job encouraging people to dance without being obnoxious. We also were really impressed with Nick's ability to take a unique "dance-off" idea and run with it to make it one of the most memorable moments of our wedding day! He got every person, including our grandparents out on the dance floor to "compete"! Our experience working with Nick was extremely personalized from the very beginning. He made us feel like we were special and he definitely put the time in to make sure every song that played was perfect and exactly what Ted and I wanted. We are just so impressed with the professionalism and entertainment you guys provided to us and our guests. Thank you for making our day incredible! We absolutely recommend Unforgettable DJs and give them 5 stars! Worth every penny. xoxo the new Mr. & Mrs. Beatty
Christine & Craig | 11.01.14
Nick Cavaleri and the staff over at Unforgettable DJ's were an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. It's been a few days since our wedding and i'm still having people reach out to say how wonderful the DJ was. We had a wide range of age groups at our wedding so i was worried about how to keep everyone happy and dancing. Nick was able to gauge the audience perfectly and had an amazing mix of songs that keep everyone dancing all night. His ability to run the show and keep the wedding running smoothly without being the center of attention was incredible. I really appreciated Nick's guidance through the initial consultation and 2nd creative meeting as he really tailored the music to fit our specific personalities and tastes. Nick's ability to find different songs and ideas for our ceremony & bridal party entrance really helped add a whole new dynamic that made our wedding unique and grab all the guests attention. We had countless people compliment us on the music choices throughout which really fit our individual personalities. Throughout the entire process, Nick & Elayna in the office were extremely organized, responsive, professional and amazing to work with. I'd highly recommend him and Unforgettable DJ's!