Welcome back to another installment of Real Weddings Magazine’s Partner Profiles!
This week, we highlight the all around great guy, Mike Anderson from Creative Memories Entertainment. We’ve been lucky enough to work with Mike on several different occasions, and he’s always at the top of his game — and he’s just one really nice guy.
Take it away Mike!
Creative Memories Entertainment
Specialty? Providing Music and MC Service to the best weddings in California
When did you establish your business? Creative Memories Entertainment was established in 2003 but I have been providing wedding entertainment to Northern California since 1995.
What sets you apart from your competition? I think that it’s because I get just as excited about the wedding as my clients. I know that I only have one chance to give them everything I have to help make their wedding the best.
Where do you find inspiration? I try and look for clients who will inspire me. The ones who share their love stories with me and get excited about planning really get me motivated. I use this inspiration to come up with new and creative ideas for their wedding.
When you opened shop, what was your promise to your customers? “I know this is one of the most important days of your life, I promise that it will be the same for me.”
Do you have any hidden talents? I can break dance. There are a few moves that are a little harder to do these days like the splits, but I still have a few good moves left.
What color(s) gives you the most joy? Red and white. I think about the moment I first laid eyes on my wife April in her wedding dress and it made me look like a little girl whose ice cream had fallen off the cone. It was the most joyful days of my life.
What song is the soundtrack to your business day (or at least to how you feel right now)? “I Gotta Feeling” by the Black Eye Peas. I love the feeling of excitement the day before a wedding or the drive to an event when I know the surprises that are in store for the evening.
What is your favorite flower? UMMMM – the kind I give to my wife to make her smile …..usually tulips.
Do you regularly blog? What’s your blog site? I love to blog and share the stories of events on my site. There are so many great memories that I get to share from the events.
What’s your favorite local restaurant? Round Table Pizza – I have a thing for the simple….Love my pizza.
What’s your favorite local charity? I have been actively involved with the Shriners Hospitals for Children and in 2009 was a part of the American Disc Jockey fundraiser where we were able to raise $10,000 dollars for the kids.
If you weren’t in the wedding industry, what would you be doing? On Air Radio – I loved my jobs at the stations. It was the coolest feeling when you could reach out and talk to thousands of people and hope to bring a smile to their face.
What three things are you most grateful for in life? My Wife, My Career and My Family.
If you were to plan your own wedding, or re-do your wedding, what element would be most important to you? I am biased on this but two years ago when we were planning ours, I wanted to make sure the guests had a great time that night and so we made sure the evening had the best entertainment.
What is the best advice you can give to brides and grooms getting married today? Make the process fun, don’t feel like you have to select the vendors for your wedding, but that you get to select the vendors for your wedding. Every step you take is going to make this day better and better and know that in the end you will get the chance to enjoy the work you put into it. Have fun with it and get ready to smile.
Find out more about Mike on his Web site: Creative Memories Entertainment for yourself. Call him at 916-344-7000.
Also, be sure to check out his profile and video on Real Weddings Magazine Web site.
And, be sure to check out Mike’s expert advice posts right here on our blog: