We went searching and interviewing for a local DJ on the central coast. We interviewed at least 7 different people and sat with them each for over an hour. We had our checklist handy: The DJ had to: 1) Have experience; 2) Be likable; 3) Be reasonably priced; 4) Seem genuinely interested in making our day special; and 5) They had to mesh with our personalities. I know this list sounds long, but truth is, we thought and now know, the DJ is one of, if not THE most important vendor. Jeremy exceeded our expectations on every single check mark on our list.
1) This guy knows what he’s doing. From the equipment he recommended and used (everyone could hear everything perfectly)to his song order to keep the crowd entertained to his MCing – he was simply the best.
2) Jeremy was more than likable. We got quite a few comments about what a cool DJ we had. Who comments on that? Really, that’s how good he was. He wasn’t cheesy, he wasn’t into taking any spotlight, he was just the man behind the curtain and someone who you could easily see being friends with.
3) The price was right. We noticed that a ton of DJ’s had gimmicks – “get a free photo booth” – “get some extra lighting” – we heard it all. After meeting with all the DJ’s, we sat down and talked about all the side deals and extra – but ultimately none of it mattered to us. Not only was Jeremy the right price – he didn’t need any gimmicks – what was important to us, was that we got the Best DJ at the Best Price. And we were right when we picked him.
4) From the very start, Jeremy and his wife Nina said their job was to focus on “us” and to make things as special as possible. They met with us numerous times – even when it was last minute. They spoke to us over the phone, through email, and once even at 1 in the morning when we were having a difficult time picking a song to walk down the isle. They met up with me for a rehearsal performance (my surprise for the wife) and set up all their equipment and assisted in the actual performance itself!
5) Finally, and possibly most important – they meshed with our personalities. I cannot see them not meshing with anyone. They are both so relaxed, sweet, generous, thoughtful, and simply good people.
To whoever is reading this, the DJ company “By Request” of Jeremy and Nina is phenomenal and HIGHLY recommend them for any event.
Elan and Amberlie (Groom & Bride) Santa Margarita, CA – September 2014
Jeremy and Nina of By Request were such a pleasure to work with. Every detail was met and exceeded by this responsible and talented duo. Jeremy created the most perfect setting for the night–our guests didn’t want to stop dancing! Nina exceeded our vision of floral and decor–it was the most beautiful ceremony and reception we could have ever imagined. We are so lucky and thankful to have had Jeremy and Nina of By Request provide entertainment and floral & decor for our wedding!
Kristen S. (Bride) Arroyo Grande, CA – August 2013
YOU CAN STOP RESEARCHING – YOU HAVE FOUND YOUR DJ / FLORIST DREAM TEAM! If you’re like me, you want your wedding to be filled with all things beautiful – beautiful flowers, beautiful table settings, a beautiful ambiance and beautiful people gettin’ down on the dance floor. Nina and Jeremy with By Request provided me with all of these things and helped make my dream wedding come to fruition a few weeks ago!! I first found the power couple when I was researching DJ’s on the central coast of CA. Jeremy’s reviews were amazing and his pricing was extremely reasonable! When I contacted the company, I was introduced to Jeremy’s lovely wife Nina, who I quickly realized would be the perfect florist and day-of coordinator for my big day. Nina and Jeremy were nothing short of amazing and, as I said, they created my most memorable experience to date. We were in constant communication and they couldn’t have been more responsive, helpful, happy and excited. You don’t realize until you get married that it feels REALLY good to have other people feel just as excited about your big day as you are. Nina and Jeremy made me feel as though my big day was THEIR big day, and that was pretty wonderful. Choose this company, you guys. I’m telling you: you won’t be disappointed!
Samantha & Elliot (Bride & Groom) Arroyo Grande – October 2015
Nina and Jeremy from By Request were wonderful! Nina was so helpful and easy to work with and made my job so much easier than it would have been without her. We used her for flowers and day of wedding coordination and Jeremy was our DJ. They went out of their way to make sure our wedding was perfect and EXACTLY how we wanted it. They were receptive and excited about all our ideas, which was great, but they also were so helpful in bringing in ideas of their own. They clearly know the business and their expertise was invaluable, I can’t imagine our wedding without them! Here is how great Nina is… the weather forecast for our wedding day was tons of rain! We had planned on doing our ceremony outside and had to revise everything last minute. Without me prompting, she offered to meet me at the venue 2 days before the wedding to help us come up with a plan B. She wanted to make sure we were comfortable with how everything would run and how everything would be set up. She was so insightful and helpful and made me feel relaxed and reassured throughout the entire process. She had great ideas which made Plan B not only work, but even better than our original plan! Nina and Jeremy were organized and made our jobs easy. They were wonderful the day of the wedding and they were flexible with the timeline and made sure everything was seamless. Despite the crazy rain and wind, our wedding was PERFECT and we owe so much of that to Nina and Jeremy from By Request…book them!! You won’t regret it!
Kristen & Patrick (Bride & Groom) Santa Margarita Ranch – March 2016
DJ Jeremy and his wife Nina were an extreme pleasure to work with. They are organized and were always available for any question or concern I had. We hired Nina to handle miscellaneous flower arrangements and the bouquets and everything was stunning. The final outcome of the bride and bridesmaid bouquets were perfect. It was as if she took the picture in my head and turned it into a reality. She even accommodated a last minute request to incorporate my “something borrowed” onto the bouquet and it turned out beautiful. Jeremy was a huge asset to the entire evening. His involvement, enthusiasm, and selection of music were amazing. He kept the entire place and momentum of the event going and made sure everyone was dancing. Every single comment I received from my guests included some mention as to how great our DJ was. I am overusing the word “perfect”, I know, but it was. Perfect. I would highly recommend By Request for any event, they are awesome!!
Sandy (Bride) Pomar Junction Winery – July 2017
Jeremy and Nina are a well put-together husband and wife wedding team! Jeremy was the DJ at our wedding and did a fantastic job. He read and responded to the general mood of my guests and really kept the reception moving. He was funny and entertaining too, and he provided just the right amount of interaction and guidance for the reception. Nina was our day-of coordinator and kept things flowing really nicely. She kept us organized, gave us a pre-wedding packet that helped me plan things on my end, and met with us a few times to really hammer out the finer details of the reception. They both asked really thoughtful and detailed questions that the hubby and I never would have considered, and the ceremony and reception were exactly as we wanted them to be. The music selection process was also really easy on their website (just don’t forget to save!) and they have thousands and thousands of songs to choose from. They also offer several lists of suggested songs for everything from the ceremony processional, to the specialty dances, to the top 200 reception songs. Nina was consistently quick to respond to all phone calls and emails and really made this process a lot easier. We definitely enjoyed working with them and would highly recommend both of them!
Chelsea & Chad (Bride & Groom) Seacrest Oceanfront Hotel – April 2017
Nina was so great to work with and she did a beautiful job with all the flowers and table settings. She knocked it out of the park with my daughter’s bouquet and the bridesmaids’ bouquets. They were perfect with the dresses and the colors and flowers Nina picked were even better than we had hoped. The tables had candles and mercury vases filled with flowers, so stunning during the day and just as breathtaking after dark. All the extra’s Nina brought really fit the venue. I’m not just saying this because it was my daughter’s wedding, but I thought it was the prettiest setting I have ever seen! It was a perfect day. Nina also acted as the “day of” coordinator and did a great job of managing the service staff. Not as easy job!!! Her husband Jeremy was our DJ, and he was amazing too. He really kept the reception flowing, has such a great personality and a wonderful speaking voice. The two of them helped to make my daughters wedding even better than she had dreamed. They met with us about a month prior to the wedding to discuss what we wanted and to help us plan out the timeline. They suggested ways to do things that would make the flow of the event better, things we hadn’t thought of. Truly a huge help. They were both just so nice, fun and easygoing, a true pleasure to work with. I would recommend them in a heartbeat!!
Janet (Mother of the Bride) Arroyo Grande – October 2015
Nina and Jeremy from By Request were recommended to me by a co-worker and I couldn’t have been happier. They did both my floral and my DJ and my wedding was just absolutely perfect. Nina on the floral worked with me to pin down exactly what I wanted despite me being flower illiterate and everything came out better than I even imagined. It was a dream come true! Every little detail was just stunningly beautiful. They also do wedding coordination so even though she wasn’t my coordinator, she really is an added person to help things run smoothly and plan for all the little details. Jeremy as DJ was extremely professional, had a whole checklist to make sure all of our bases were covered and all of our needs were met. We had some great dancing and an even BETTER encore of the night after some serious chanting 🙂 Thank you guys! I wish I could live that day over and over and over!!
Kim & Joe (Bride & Groom) Greengate Ranch SLO – July 2015
Nina and her husband Jeremy are the best!! Not only was it amazing having Nina as my florist/ Day of Coordinator and Jeremy as the DJ but I only had to talk with one person for all 3 of these things! First off Jeremy had everyone on the dancefloor from the time the dancing started until it ended! Everyone fell in love with his voice! haha He helped keep the schedule running smoothly the entire day and was able to get everyone’s attention when we needed it! He was not over the top and really was able to read the crowd. I definitely recommend the DJ services! Nina was our florist and day of coordinator! She was amazing to work with and created the most amazing and beautiful floral! It was exactly what I wanted. She had tons of centerpieces and containers that I was able to rent from her. She had the greatest ideas and helped with a lot of the setting up and breaking down. I highly recommend getting the entire package 🙂 It made our wedding run so smoothly and we on schedule the entire day and night!
Kelsey & Andy (Bride & Groom) La Cuesta Ranch SLO – September 2015
My husband and I used By Request as our DJ and Day of Coordinator for our wedding and couldn’t have been happier with them. Jeremy and Nina are some of the sweetest people and extremely helpful. We had two meetings, one to get to know each other and another right before the wedding to square away any last minute details. They were always available to talk either by email or phone anything there were any questions or concerns about the day or music. They have an online database of music that you can pick from for must play, play if there’s time and also a do not play list. It was nice to get to pick the music we wanted played at our wedding. Nina made sure our day ran smoothly and Jeremy knew how to get our guests on the dance floor just by the mood in the room. We couldn’t have asked for better service.
Stephanie & Brian (Bride & Groom) The Groves On 41 – June 2015
We used By Request as our DJ for our wedding ceremony and reception this April and we would hire them again in a heartbeat! Nina and Jeremy were a pleasure to work with from the first time we met them through the wedding. They were easy to contact and discuss details with throughout the planning process and they did a fantastic job at the wedding making announcements, keeping the party moving, and getting people on the dance floor! My husband and I met line dancing in college and Jeremy even called line dances for us during the reception! All of our guests had a blast and whenever we talk to someone they tell us how much fun they had at our wedding! In addition, By Request was very budget friendly compared to other DJs we researched, which was great for our budget wedding! My husband and I would absolutely recommend By Request to anyone looking to hire a DJ for their big day!
Kristen & Michael (Bride & Groom) Vintage Ranch, Paso Robles – April 2015
Nina and Jeremy are truly professionals with a passion for what they do. From our very first meeting we felt they were the perfect fit for our wedding. Our families LOVE music, all kinds. So we had a difficult time narrowing down an exact musical style for our wedding. We gave Jeremy a few artists and styles we liked, but basically let him run the show and judge the crowd to figure out what to play. And honestly, that was the best decision we made. He is a true professional and kept our crowd on their feet. I would not have changed one thing he did. I didn’t even tell him this, but before I walked down the isle to my the ceremony, my nerves were crazy out of control. But all of a sudden, I could hear my instrumental music playing (I think it was Andrea Bocelli at the time), just like we had talked about and was immediately put at ease. He played such a great part in our day. As for Nina, she is one of a kind. She took on the whole look and feel of our wedding. From the floral, to the decor, to helping me decide on linens and set-up, she is responsible for every single compliment I received about my wedding decor. Aside from that, every so often I would look up and see her doing something, which was so comforting. In that day, as the bride or groom, you are just in a daze, not knowing what’s even happening and seeing your vendors making things happen and working so hard is honestly so amazing and calming. I was so confident that they were taking care of everything, I never had to worry. Meet with them, talk with them, hire them. You will not be disappointed. They are an amazing team who truly care about the job they do. Thank you Nina & Jeremy for being such a huge part of our special day.
Alberto & Ashley (Groom & Bride) Avila Beach, CA – March 2015
From the first day I spoke with Jeremy & Nina I knew how professional and wonderful they would be for my special day. They were on top of it all. I couldn’t have asked for a better DJ. Not only was Jeremy the most amazing DJ, his wife Nina guided me through every step and knew what she was doing. Jeremy made a custom recorded grand entrance for my wedding party, something everyone will remember. They were wonderful and the price was right. Don’t look any longer this is the DJ you want for every event and Nina is who you want to make your day go smooth. Thank you for making my wedding day so special and your entertainment was just incredible.
Frances & AJ (Bride & Groom) Santa Margarita, CA – March 2014
Jeremy & Nina of By Request did an outstanding job at our daughter’s wedding. The attention to detail, personal touches & professional manner was incredible. From the flowers to the music, lighting effects etc it was nothing short of amazing! Our son is getting married in Jan. 2014 in Key Largo FL and he & our future daughter-in-law are hoping By Request can travel to FL for their wedding because they were so impressed with the job done by Nina & Jeremy. I would highly recommend By Request to anyone looking to make their wedding day extra special!
Cindy S. (Mother of the Bride) Malibu, CA – August 2013
It was all beautiful. Everything! You caught my vision for the wedding with the questions that you asked and WE loved it. The flowers, centerpieces, everything was so beautiful. We loved how flexible you both were. The music was AMAZING. Jeremy did a great job improvising on songs, taking requests, getting the party moving etc. I really liked that I had one point of contact throughout the whole process. Made it easy and never made me question on who to go to. We loved how detail oriented you both are. You both gave great suggestions and put special touches in everything that you did. We really liked how straight forward you were about costs and that you worked with our budget. I never felt pressured to spend more money or skimp on something. Thanks so much!
Allison & James (Bride & Groom) Pismo Beach, CA – May 2014
On the day of the wedding, Jeremy & Nina were instrumental in keeping the flow moving smoothly, helping with the transition between the ceremony and reception, as well as handling music requests from our family and friends with wonderful ease. I am extremely grateful for their contributions to this day, which turned out many times better than I could ever have expected, and thanks in large measure to the efforts of By Request.
Rachel M. (Bride) Atascadero, CA
There’s nobody better than Jeremy Ryan! Professional, fun, entertaining and classy all wrapped into one.
John Arnold – GM, Holiday Inn Express, Paso Robles, CA
Jeremy listens and emotionally invests in your events. His clients are #1 and his absolute goal is to bring your entertainment vision to life. He will make your special affair what you want it to be. Look no further for custom, quality entertainment. Jeremy Ryan is unrivaled.
Jodi Bland (Mother of the Bride) Welch, MN
Best ever! Great choices in music…something for everyone! Jeremy and his By Request team do an excellent job year after year at the Paso Robles 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks. He is much more than a DJ: professional approach, connection with the audience, and top notch equipment make for a wonderful entertainment experience for thousands of attendees. His calmness and flexibility in meeting changing requirements on short notice is always very helpful. I highly recommend By Request.
Al Garcia – Fireworks Committee, Paso Robles, CA
Jeremy Ryan has an innate ability to know exactly what to play in order to meet the demands of any crowd. He is personable and professional and I recommend him without hesitation. He is truly at a level that is incomparable to any other DJ I have seen.
Sara Slow – Corporate Event Planner, Wrightsville, PA
A delight to work with! I am very pleased with how flexible and accommodating he is. Jeremy helped make our recent fund raiser a huge success. He really gave it the WOW effect!
Anne Flores, Co-Owner, Thrive Training Center, Atascadero, CA
I can’t say enough about the Quality, Service, Attention to Detail, Amazing Music, Floral and Décor. Between Jeremy & Nina you can’t go wrong! They were a pleasure to with work and not one detail left to chance. I am an Event Planner by trade and details are key. Nina presented me with all kinds of décor ideas, lighting and florals. I had a beach wedding and it was absolutely amazing! I couldn’t have done anything close what they came up with and within my specified budget. They are so accessible and easy to work with. I would recommend them to anyone with NO hesitation at all!
Tara Z. – Bride. Malibu, CA – August 2013
Jeremy’s professionalism and knowledge of music goes unmatched by any other DJ in the business. Book him for your next event!
Jeffrey L. Dorsogna, Heartbreak Cafe Nightclub, Virginia Beach, VA