References 

 Krista  · married on 08/11/2018

Weddingwire.com 

5.0 

Dawn is the sweetest person. She performed at my sister's wedding 10 years ago. She did such a great job that we hired her again for my wedding! She plays the harp beautifully, she sings, and she is the funnest DJ. She got everyone at our intimate wedding dancing. She really knows how to work the crowd. Everyone was in love with her energy. Would definitely recommend!

Michelle  · married on 05/05/2018

 Weddingwire.com

5.0 

What an absolute sweetheart Dawn is to work with. She played the harp for the ceremony and it was such an elegant and beautiful touch to make the wedding more special. She listened and accommodated all of our requests and had a great guide to keep us on track in the planning so we wouldn't forget any aspect. We made a few changes day of due to timeline and she was flexible gracious and moved with all changes. She got people dancing by dancing herself and brought energy to the whole venue. She touched base with me to make sure things were going well and ensured I was having the best time. She even encouraged my mom to help her get through the before dinner prayer! I cannot say enough good things about Dawn. Her daughter was also there to help. Both dressed professionally and set a great tone for the wedding. A pleasure to do business with.

 

Cady  · married on 10/15/2016

 weddingwire.com

5.0 

We used Dawn for our wedding and were very impressed with everything. She played harp for the ceremony, sang for the cocktail hour and dinner, and then DJ'd a great dance party that had everyone from the flower girl to my husband's grandparents out on the floor.

Being able to walk down the aisle to live harp music made for an absolutely beautiful moment, and I've heard from multiple people how much fun they had dancing and what a great mix of music was played.

I was so grateful for the detailed planning guide but that she was also able to gauge the crowd and play what was getting everyone dancing. It really made everything so easy, and it was great to not have to worry about the music at all.

 

Sarah

2 Reviews

 08/28/2016 Weddingwire.com

5.0 

"Dawn was fantastic to work with from start to finish! The harp during the ceremony was so beautiful and she went seamlessly into the reception dj music. We gave Dawn a simple list of songs and artists to give her an idea of what we like and don't like and she did an amazing job of creating the playlist around it. She was even playing songs we love and didn't tell her about! As MC, she made sure the receptions flowed naturally. The dance party was a blast and our guests were begging her to keep playing when the party was ending." 

Category: Ceremony Music, DJ

Ellen

6 Reviews

 09/19/2015- Weddingwire.com

5.0 

"Dawn did a wonderful job with our outdoor wedding. She took care of everything, including bringing her own generator to our garden event. From playing the harp, singing and being the DJ she was great and the guests loved the variety. People were so amazed that she did everything and I can tell you that there's nothing like having live music to make an event special."

Category: DJ

 

Weddingwire.com  2015- Katy

"Holly Moly! Dawn was by far the best music vender we could have asked for! Dawn is so reasonably priced and she can do it ALL. At our fairly large & formal wedding at The Oregon Golf Club, Dawn played Harp for our guest's arrival & wedding processional, sang jazz for our cocktail hour, and then DJed( a VERY detailed song list put together by my husband and I, I might add) for our reception. I would hire Dawn again in a HEARTBEAT!! I would not look any further than Dawn for your event! She was incredible and SO fun! I hope we will stay in touch for a long time!"

 

Weddingwire.com  2015- Kaitlin

"Dawn was fabulous! What made us hire her ultimately was that she was a Harpist and DJ combined, and her prices were very reasonable ( I knew I wanted a live musician for my ceremony, but didn't want to go through the hassle of trying to find and hire two separate groups, so she was perfect!) She was always very quick in getting back to us, and very friendly and professional. She had a great planning form that she gave us that made it easy to organize the songs we wanted played. I was nervous because we didn't actually meet with her before the wedding day, but on the day she was there and all set to go, and her Harp playing was lovely for our ceremony. Everything she played fit perfectly with our tastes, and she held firm on just playing our preferences even when people requested other songs, which we really appreciated! Overall it was a joy to work with Dawn, and she made our wedding wonderful with her DJ and Harpist skills!"

 

Weddingwire.com  2014- Kathryn

" Dawn was amazing! Not only was she a Harpist for the ceremony, and a DJ for the reception, she also sang to music during the reception dinner, which was completely unexpected. She was very fun and outgoing and got everyone on the dance floor. When the dance floor got a little slower, she would actually get out there and dance a little. Everyone was dancing until the very last song, which never happens at weddings! "

 

Weddingwire.com- nickerz81

DW Duo Hands down one of the top vendors we had!!! Dawn is full of life and energy and takes the vibe of your day and goes with it!! My husband is obsessed with music and provided a detailed play list and she was more than happy to take it and used it! We had her play the harp, it was INCREDIBLE! We gave her free reign on our reception to make sure it went great, and it did! She sang lounge songs for the first part while we were doing pictures and everyone was getting food, it resulted in this jazz/blues club scene and set the perfect mood for the whole evening. Once the dance music hit off it was a blast from then on!! I recommend her to EVERYONE!!! The bonus is that she is beyond affordable, not to rip off a naive and excited bride and groom!

 

Weddingwire.com- Tawny

My Husband's best friend used Dawn at DW Duo for his 25th wedding anniversary, and he remembered her being just awesome and fun and great music selection, so we booked her for our wedding. She was able to drive an hour and a half to two hours south to DJ our wedding, played Harp for our ceremony, and got the dancing and reception activities going! She played all the songs we wanted and filled in with other great songs! I would definitely recommend her!

 

Weddingwire.com- GeffoScapes

Our wedding was a week ago but our guests talk about the fun they had. Everything was perrrfffeccct! You did an awesome job with the harp-playing, DJ,music, and event hosting. My favorite part was the Processional March. Though I was very nervous, the melody of Canon in D on the harp somehow soothed me. My husband enjoyed the Havanagila. I didn't know he could dance...and believe me, he was surprised himself when his feet started stomping to the music. We both loved the jewish "Chair Dance". Everyone on my hubby's side knew what a hard time he gave me about choosing you as our entertainer provider which added to my nervousness. I didn't want to hear the " I said so" if things go wrong. I was so nervous about how things will go at the reception bot lo and behold--Everyone of AALLLLL AGES ( tots to grannies) enjoyed the night!!! ( 4-year old Aliyah showed off her somersaults on the dance floor LOL ) I don't know how you did it considering that we gave you our music planning guide a few days just before our wedding on Sept.6th. I am thankful that you were able to answer my last minute queries and requests. As I am drafting this email, my hubby asked what I was up to. I told him I was writing you and he said "You made the party!" Thank you also for your referrals for a makeup artist. Dawn, you are one angel in disguise! God Bless

 

Weddingwire.com- CutiePie

Dawn is so talented and great to work with. She has a wonderful personality and fits in with a lot of people!

 

June 11, 2015

Hi Dawn, A Couple of years ago you performed at my Wedding at The Portland White House. The Photographer didn't show and you tried to help me with that. Anyway, you were one of the few bright moments of my day. So, life is funny, and here I am trying a round two. I would LOVE to have you perform again! Please let me know any questions you have.

 

2014

Hi Dawn, We are back from our Honeymoon and wanted to thank you for the wonderful music at the Wedding! You were amazing and we received mant wonderful comments. Thank you so much. Sue and Scott

 

Little People Big World Wedding

Hi Dawn, I just wanted to shoot you a quick email and thank you for being part of our special day! It was more than we could have hoped. You are all very professionl and still a ton of fun! I hope we run into you again. I will absolutely recommend you to anyone I know that needs a DJ. Thank you Thank you! It wouldn't have been as great without you! Love, Erica & Jessie

 

February 26, 2013

Hello fabulous wedding professionals! I just wanted to take a brief second to thank you all SO much for everything you put into Erica and Jessie's wedding that aired on TLC Little People Big World Wedding last night. It was a beautiful day and wouldn't have been possible without you all. It was an honor to photograph this wedding with so many talented people involved!  Brittany Lauren Photography

 

February 12, 2013,

Hello everyone! I am happy to announce that Erica and Jessie's TLC wedding will be featured on The Wedding Chicks Blog! Thank you everyone for making this beautiful thing happen and I look forward to working with you all again in the near furture! Cheers, Brittany Lauren Photography

 

2013

Dawn, We wanted to say thank you so much for your amazing job! Our Wedding guests Just LOVED you! Hope all is well and you all enjoyed your Holiday! Thanks, James Flu

 

2004

Dear Dawn, Thank you so much for all of your special touches and fabulous wedding music for our October 16th, 2004 wedding. It was a wonderful event and experience to share with all of our friends and family.

Jared and I knew once we had met that you were destined to be our musical entertainment for our big day! Dawn, your great personality really made us feel comfortable and relaxed. William was able to serenade our guests with live guitar melodies, and not the traditional wedding selections. Your wonderful voice as you sang our “ sentimental” song during the ceremony made it truly special. We were drawn to your great  combination of live music and Deejay service, to create a wedding that was truly unique and that fit our personalities. You provided a fun atmosphere to celebrate our marriage and the chance to party the night away. I think that the best compliment that a musician or deejay can receive is if people DANCE and have a good time, which everyone certainly did. We have the pictures and videos to prove it! The music was a nice collection that all ages could get out there and dance the night away. Music can definitely make or break an event. I never once doubted your services, since your fun and outgoing personalities keep a party going. we have been to weddings with lame music where the dance floor remains empty and people leave before the party is over. Working with you was such a positive experience. I had complete confidence in you both and your business. Your expertise and suggestions were invaluable. Your quality and presentation exceeded every expectation. I cannot compliment you enough on the special touches and desire to make my day the best it could be. Please feel free to use me as a reference. You have come highly recommended to every bride-to-be I know, and for other special events! Thank you so much, Laurel & Jared

 

2004

Dear Dawn & William (DW Duo!) WOW! You are amazing musicians/ DJ’s! Thank you SO MUCH for keeping everyone out on the dance floor ALL NIGHT LONG at our wedding at the Museum of the Oregon Territory on June 12th. Alex & I could not believe it! People literally danced the entire night- the floor was packed from “pretty Woman” to “ As Time Goes By ” From the pictures, everyone looked to be having a great time, I know we did! We were so impressed and amazed. Everything was PERFECT on our day, and we thank you so much for your large part in that! Best wishes, Alex & Andrea

 

 

June 16, 2007

Dear Dawn, I just wanted to thank you for helping make my brother-in-law’s wedding such a wonderful event. It was quite a task to help my brother-in-law and his fiancee find a DJ for a wedding in Portland while we were all here in Michigan. Your timely responses and patience were such a blessing as I tried to pry necessary information out of two medical students who were studying and trying to plan a wedding. As you were playing the harp during the cocktail hour, I heard nothing but positive comments. it added such an elegant touch to their wedding reception and was a delight to listen to. When it came time to get the party started, you picked the right combination of songs to get everyone on their feet and dancing to celebrate with the newlyweds. You were quick to play song requests and kept the dance floor filled the entire evening. I Know the newlyweds enjoyed their reception and you played a huge part in that.

I’m also aware of all the guests who thoroughly enjoyed themselves out on the dance floor all night long, and I’m certainly one of them. Thank you again for such wonderful musical services. Sincerely, Laura

 

Christi & Ben  2004

Dawn, You are so sweet and thoughtful. I certainly will recommend you and DW Duo to anyone that wants to experience the perfect wedding and reception with DJ and  live music.  You two were incredible and Dawn, I was so touched by your song during the unity candle (lighting and un-lighting).  Ben was so sweet up there when the flame kept going out on our candles, he was so cool, he said, just hold onto my hand and we will pretend the lighter is the two candles and we will light the unity candle together. We are so happy. The dance that the two "Mama's" did was a hit with everyone.  I could not believe that was my Mom.  I have never seen her dance before, let alone act like that.  It was the funniest thing to our whole family. Thank you for everything....you were AWESOME!!!!! Thank you, Christi

 

Steve & Susan  2004 

Hi Dawn, Hey, I may have said this in the card we sent you, but both Susan and I would like to stress that should anyone ever request any references about you guys and what an **OUTSTANDING** job y'all did, I hope we'll be at the top of the list! In viewing the wedding video it's evident that a splendid time was had by all and that's largely due to the festive ambiance of the entertainment provided by you and William.

You were utterly fantastic in presenting the bracelet to Susan and, because of the whirlwind of activities going on that night, I don't think I ever had the opportunity to properly convey my gratitude for that.

Anyway, thanks again, and should Susan and I ever throw another shindig that

requires the cheerful tone set by DW Duo, you'll be certain to hear from us

again. Most Sincerely, Steve 

 

 2005

Dawn, I was watching the kids video last night and it reminded me that I had never really thanked you for all your wonderful music at their wedding. Actually the video made me appreciate it all the more. One of the nicest things is my aunt and uncle dancing since neither of them are in very good health and we will always have that memory. So thanks for being your talented self. Thank you, Margie Humphreys Volunteer Coordinator margie@pcpa.com

 

 

5-15-05

Dawn, We both want to thank you again for doing such a great job at our wedding! Many people have told us that it was one of the best weddings that they had been to and that the music was a big part of that.  We went to a wedding in September and they had just a regular DJ and it was not the same.  Much love, Matt & Shauna

 

 

7-18-04 

Thank you  Dawn,  It was a great day and we were glad you were a part of it.  So much FUN!  We watch the video and chuckle.  I hope you have a great Thanksgiving & New Year. Best, Brooke

 

2006

Dear Dawn, We still talk about how happy we were that we we found you for our wedding.  The harp was beautiful.  We loved that you not only provided music and met our song requests but that you sang live during dinner! Married life is nice. We are very busy with work and crazy dogs, but we are happy we finally did it. Thanks, Lisa

 

2008 

Hi Dawn, I didn't properly thank you for the wonderful job you did at our wedding, so Thank You! You were so great!!! Our wedding at Timberline Lodge was magical!!! Thanks, Tami

 

2007

Hi Dawn! Things are going well! We've been looking at lots of pics lately with the holidays coming up, and reliving the

wedding! It was awesome... You were awesome!!! Take care, Sandy

 

2007

Hi Dawn! We are doing great.  Had a wonderful two weeks in Hawaii, settled back in at home and enjoying the quiet lack of planning.  Wanted to thank you so much. You were great!  Have a great rest of your day.  It is beautiful out right now. Holly

 

 

2008 Woman’s Clinic Open House

Hi Dawn,  You were WONDERFUL & just right for the evening.  Thank you again.  

Anita Jackson, SPHR- Human Resources  & Communications Director

Women's Healthcare Associates, LLC

 

4-24- 2008 gig

Hi Dawn,

    Received the final payment from Anita at the Women's Health Clinic, with a lovely note: 

  "Thank you for finding Dawn for our event.  She was wonderful & just right for the evening."

Thanks for doing such a great job! Nancy Anne Tice- Northwest Artist Management

 

 

Mother’s Day 2008- Zenith Vineyard Grand Opening

Thank you, Dawn for being a perfect complement to our new venue! We enjoyed having you and William and hope to see you again soon at Zenith Vineyard.  Folks loved your beautiful sound!  

Warm Regards,

Kari Ramey

Wedding and Events Manager Zenith Vineyard 5657 Zena Rd NW Salem, OR 97304

 

2009

Hey Dawn! Bret and I are very pleased we chose you for our DJ.  You did such a wonderful job from the Ceremony through the Reception.  Thank you for putting your personal touch on our Special Day! Looking forward to seeing the highlight video and reliving the moments :) Amy 

 

 

Dear Dawn, Thank you for your guidance in planning our evening. Everything went so smoothly, we were so happy with the celebration! Sincerely, Sandy & Alan

 

Dear Dawn,

The wedding was perfect and you played a large part in making the evening so spectacular. Having you doing it all is just what we needed... the harp, the guitar and the DJ.

Everyone tells me that I had a marvelous time dancing... and I did. You really got the guests involved and that really got the party going. Thank you both for helping to make our evening so memorable! Sincerely, Eric & Shirley

 

2013

Hey Dawn, Thanks so much, we had an amazing day and REALLY appreciate your services more than we can express. Thank you so much again!!!!! Our best, Ashley & William

 

2013

Mothers Day

Hi Dawn, Again, thank you so much for blessing my beautiful ladies in my life with this awesome experience!

Luis Trybom, President

iHeart Productions

 

2013

Hi Dawn,

I've been meaning to send these pictures to you! It was such a lovely time and your playing was PERFECT!  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Take good care, Liz & Jim Hopkins

 

Dawn, Thank you so much for providing the live and DJ music at our wedding and reception. You did a fabulous job!

Regards, Laura & Robert 

 

Dawn & William, Thank you for sharing your time and talent to make our wedding day so special.

Whenever we remember this day and all it means to us, we’ll also remember how much your music added to the beauty of our day! Than you, Dorie

 

 

Dawn and the whole DW crew! Mark and I wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you did for us on our special day.

although much of it was a blur for us, I have heard so many compliments about you from our friends and family.

You made our day wonderfully special and we thank you!  Mark & Stephanie

 

 

Dear Dawn, WOW! You were great at our wedding! The guests couldn’t stop talking about you;-)

Thanks so much for helping to make our wedding memorable! All the best, Tami & Mike

 

 

Dawn & William, You were FANTASTIC! We will certainly be recommending you to anyone that wants to experience the perfect wedding and reception with live and DJ music... you were INCREDIBLE!!  Sue

 

 

Dawn,

Thanks again for the beautiful music playing, singing, and DJing at our wedding. We appreciate all your hard work to make our day perfect! We were lucky to have DW Duo be part of our big day!!!  Thank you, Kristin & Dawsen

 

 

2/19/10 Oregon City  Middle school Dance

Thanks Dawn. You are a natural with the young kids. Thanks for being so interactive. Chris

 

Facebook 4-21-10

Ten years ago tomorrow, Dawn sang at my wedding!!!! There was piano and harp music too! It was incredible! We loved it! I would recommend DW Duo to anyone!!!!! Jennifer

 

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