Andrea and I were married on October 13, 2018, and we couldn’t have imagined a better wedding; of course, a key part of our amazing day was our fun and enthusiastic DJ/MC, Robert Hilo.
Andrea and I stumbled upon Robert at a soiree organized by our wedding venue about 6 months or so before our wedding day. The soiree was an organized event so that couples could meet potential vendors for their wedding. Throughout the night, I saw how Robert interacted with guests, and got them smiling/laughing and I told Andrea that I wanted him to be our wedding DJ/MC; Andrea agreed. We approached him, chatted for a bit, and then we asked him if he would DJ our wedding. He checked his phone, shouted “I’m free” and Andrea and I were so excited. Robert happened to also be the MC that night for a raffle giveaway and again I could see his energy, enthusiasm, and ability to just get random people to just get up, dance, and have fun. One thing he did was that for people to claim their prize, they had to do their trademark “dance move” on the dance floor. Andrea and I knew we made the right choice.
Prior to our wedding, Robert made himself available just to “get to know us” and find out what we were looking for on our wedding day. We met a few weeks after we first booked him just to talk about ourselves in general, learn about our personalities, etc. We discussed the type of music we liked/didn’t like, whether to include games etc. I think we talked for about 1-2 hours. We relayed to him that our wedding guests would include a mix of physicians, LAPD/law enforcement officers, lively/animated friends, and two large families of Filipinos (need I say more). We told him that more than anything, we wanted our guests to HAVE FUN. We texted several times in the coming months and about a couple weeks before the wedding day we met again to discuss the wedding in more detail. Some things I asked for in particular were to include a “tropical house” mix during cocktail hour, ensure that Andrea and I had time to eat during our wedding, and again, emphasize our goal was to have a FUN WEDDING; of course, Robert delivered.
Following the wedding, some specific things I noted:
1. Cocktail hour was “lit.” People were dancing, having fun, and taking a plethora of shots (oh my roudy friends lol).
2. Some people were actually standing on chairs singing/dancing at times.
3. The dance floor felt like a dance club and was packed throughout the night.
4. At the end of the night my closest friends were still on the dance floor yelling and screaming their lungs out.
Several of my coworkers (who happen to be busy physicians btw) texted me within the following few days. To quote:
1. “Hey! Just wanted to thank you and Andrea for having us. We seriously had so much fun, we’ve talked of nothing else except your wedding for the last 2 days. Congrats again!”
2. “Reminiscing about this last weekend. Had great Old fashions watching an AMAZING WEDDING! Congrats!!”
On another note, another friend/coworker posted a picture of a knee bruise he sustained during the wedding playfully commenting “This happened while trying to breakdance at Joe’s wedding. #NoPainNoFun
Furthermore, multiple family members kept on asking Andrea and I who was our DJ/MC because they had SO MUCH FUN!
In summary, Robert is amazing, and if you’re lucky he’ll be free on your wedding day so that you can book him. If you do, I guarantee that you’ll have the best night of your life.