Knoxville wedding DJ and entertainer Michael Durham of PatrickMichael Weddings is officially Tennessee’s first WED Guild® member.
Michael achieved the coveted certification of Wedding Entertainment Director® on September 3, 2014, announcing his exhilaration and humble appreciation via Facebook.
The WED Guild® is an elite group of wedding entertainers who are highly-trained and dedicated to giving clients the best entertainment and Master of Ceremonies services possible.
Since its inception in 2007 by legendary entertainer Peter Merry, the WED Guild® has only accepted 23 entertainers across the nation into the association. Michael is the only wedding entertainer in the state of Tennessee to be accepted into the WED Guild® thus far.
WED Guild® provides an association exclusively for entertainers of a measurable, professional caliber.
It formed in response to negative branding associated with the title “wedding DJ” to help clients find, and better understand what to expect from, professional wedding entertainers.
To be accepted into the WED Guild®, applicants must meet rigorous standards.
The demanding application process includes eight different sections for qualification, including items such as documentation of at least five years of experience as a wedding entertainer (or 200 documented wedding receptions), multiple references and essays, a demo video, and much more.
As a member of WED Guild®, Michael proudly offers an elite assortment of services to clients with a professional guarantee.
Michael gives every client a completely personalized event with all the creative involvement needed to make the day fabulous. He also offers impeccable event direction, unique and tailored Master of Ceremonies services as a talented spokesperson, professional music selection, irresistible presentation, and quality amplification via top-of-the-line equipment.
When asked how proud he must be to be a new WED Guild® member, Michael turns the spotlight back to his clients.
“This is something I’ve been working towards for a few years now,” he states, “and for me, it all comes back to the couples. I have to give credit to them.”
Michael’s true passion is working with his clients to give them (and their wedding guests) the very best day ever. That passion is what drives his constant desire to improve upon his skills with ongoing training, experience, and open acceptance of the occasional critique or two.
Michael hopes that his induction into the WED Guild® will bring a greater awareness to the organization here in Tennessee.
Not only does he hope that more wedding entertainment professionals will join him in gaining this certification, but he also hopes more brides will become aware of what it means to hire an individual with WED Guild® membership for the biggest day of their lives.
In addition to membership in WED Guild®, Michael is also a member of the ADJA (American Disc Jockey Association).
The ADJA recently acquired WED Guild® and added membership in the organization as the highest certification possible for wedding entertainers.
To learn more about WED Guild®, be sure to visit them online, and reach out to Michael today with PatrickMichael Weddings via telephone at (865) 604-9176 and email at Michael@patrickmichaelweddings.com. He’d love to help you make your dream wedding and reception a reality!
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Images provided by Michael Durham. Credits: Head shot via WED Guild® | Reception entrance via MHM Photography