About Glenn

Glenn Roush is the preeminent master of ceremonies and wedding dj in Texas. He creates an engaging and entertaining atmosphere for your guests. He takes the worry and stress out of the wedding and allows his clients to relax and enjoy the party.

Hickory Street Annex Wedding Party

Bride having fun at her wedding

Ashton Gardens Wedding – DJ Glenn Roush

Ryan and Brittany met at a gym doing mixed martial arts – think Ultimate Fighter.  For as tough as they both are, Brittany is so beautiful and Ryan has a big heart for his now wife.  We celebrated a great night together back in April at the Ashton Gardens.

Soulbox Productions did a spectacular job capturing the evening and posted the highlight video below.  If you are thinking the film has a unique look and feel, that’s because Soulbox is one of the few companies in the state who also shoot on 8mm film!

Nathan & Lauren’s iBooth Pics

Nathan and Lauren had the iBooth at their Old Red Courthouse wedding.  Here are the photos from the insanity that followed.

Find all of your individual photos on our Facebook page.

Classic Blog with Solid Advice

meredith and glenn 30th event

This weekend I am working my 30th wedding with Meredith Commender of Significant Events of Texas.  Meredith was one of the first planners to take a chance on me when I was still relatively unknown and doing my friends weddings.  In honor of this milestone, I wanted to share a classic post from the first wedding I worked with Meredith.  So glad that there was a WordPress archive to save these kinds of things.

Sorry it has been a week between posts but last week was pretty crazy. I started advertising on a new website and the traffic increase was definitely noticeable.

This weekend’s event was a wedding reception for Tom & Lori Borkowski in Frisco. They had an intimate reception in their backyard.

For those of you in the Collin County area this weekend, you know that we had thunderstorms on Saturday evening. This brings us to the title of my blog post- why you should hire GREAT (not good) wedding vendors.

Bad vendors are easy to recognize because they don’t: call back, adequately answer questions, and generally don’t seem to want your business (just your money). Most people recognize bad vendors because every time you ask the vendor for something small they want to renegotiate their contract.

Good vendors are obviously the opposite but with minimum personal attention.

Great vendors give extra personal service and go above and beyond the call of duty. Great vendors are the ones you hear about from people you trust.

The Borkowski wedding got hit by rain 5 minutes before the guests were to be seated for the ceremony. Meredith, wedding planner and co-owner of Significant Events of Texas, kept all the guests calm while she worked with the bride on how she wanted to proceed. The bride wanted to do the ceremony inside the house (which was gorgeous anyways) and then the reception would be under the tent.

What is so great about that??? Keep reading…

As the newlyweds were exchanging vows, the rain quickly changed to a full blown Texas thunderstorm. The catering staff, Tastefully Yours, quietly slipped out the back-door and went to secure the tent (closing walls, covering things, etc).

The guests were asked to remain inside for a few minutes. Meredith and myself headed out to the tent only to discover the worst of the storm was yet to come. Meredith asked the caterers if the drinks could be moved inside and if the appetizers could be served in the house while the storm blew over. Tastefully Yours immediately went into action.

So while the guests are having appetizers inside, Meredith, Courtney (also with Significant Events), and I were inside a tent that was literally moving- not just plastic walls but the metal framing and everything. Tables, flowers, and decorations were all being rearranged by the ferocious wind gusts.

Fifteen minutes later the storm calmed but the rain persisted. We had a tent full of debris (groom had just mulched and done other yard work) that needed to be cleaned and prepared for guests. I had to move all of my DJ equipment earlier to keep it dry, so I would need to setup again.

Significant Events of Texas rallied the troops! The catering staff gave us every able body they could spare (including one of the owners) and we all cleaned and straightened the inside of that tent. Once we had it presentable for a reception, I set up my equipment so we could have music and the caterers set up to serve dinner.

The guests arrived to a beautiful tent and the most fabulous wedding dinner I have ever tasted in my life. Seriously!

Great vendors do whatever is necessary to make your dream come true. The Tastefully Yours staff could have said “not our job”, Significant Events of Texas could have given up or cut corners, but great vendors take pride in their business. Great vendors see the BIG picture and make a reception the best it can be under any circumstances.

Great vendors aren’t always the most expense, though they are rarely the least, but great vendors give you the most return for your money. Don’t pay for an ego when you should be paying for quality service.

Kuddos to Tastefully Yours and Significant Events of Texas for making sure bad weather didn’t ruin an amazing reception.

Thistle Springs Ranch Wedding – DJ Glenn Roush

I was at Thistle Springs on a beautiful April Saturday to celebrate with Alex & Tim’s families.  The weather was perfect and the venue is so beautiful.  Here is a video by Glenn Productions (no relation).

Alex + Tim from Corrie Glenn on Vimeo.

Lindsey & Colin’s Room on Main Dallas Wedding

Colin and Lindsey were married this past Saturday at the Room on Main!  Shout out to Elizabeth at After Yes Weddings for introducing me to her fabulous clients – Elizabeth made EVERYTHING easy.

Here is the highlight video from Lynn Films.  Always a pleasure to work with Daniel and his team.  Lynn Films consistently delivers a great product (and fast).

Colin and Lindsey from Lynn Films on Vimeo.

 

Keep an eye out for photos from Tracy Autem Photography!

Happy 2nd Anniversary to Tatum & Chris

Happy Second Anniversary to Tatum & Chris Alexander!

Old Red Courthouse Wedding Reception DJ

Happy 2nd Anniversary to Chance & Jennifer

Happy Second Anniversary to Jennifer & Chance Smith!

Paradise Cove on Lake Grapevine Wedding DJ

Timarron Country Club Wedding – DJ Glenn Roush

Lindsay and Bryan are back on the blog!  Their full length video by Chris Watson is finished, so I wanted to share it!  You can check out everything from getting ready to the sparkler send off.

lindsay and brian reedit from Chris W on Vimeo.

Happy 2nd Anniversary to Kaylee & Matt

Happy 2nd Anniversary to Kaylee & Matt Smith!

McKinney Cotton Mill Wedding

Photos courtesy of Mamone Photography

McKinney Cotton Mill_Wedding DJ

Happy 3rd Anniversary to Zach & Errin

Happy Anniversary to Zach and Errin! They had a big year growing by 2 feet.

It was so good to see you at Carlie and Paul’s wedding!

Hickory Street Annex Anniversary

First Dance Photo Courtesy of Hampton-Morrow Photography

Ethan has not slowed down Zach and Errin’s passion for life.  Here are the two of them having fun in our photobooth at a friend’s wedding they referred me to.

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Room on Main Dallas Wedding Video

Glenn was at the Room on Main in downtown Dallas for Carlie and Paul’s wedding.  Meredith Commender from Significant Events of Texas brought together a rock star team.  It’s always great to work with our friends Ben and Stefanie from Hampton-Morrow Photography and the fabulous Branching Out team (check out the arch in the video).  We also got to make a new friend who happened to not only be a friend of Carlie’s, but also an AMAZING videographer who came in from New York.

Check out AJ Ingoglia’s highlight film below.  Want him for your wedding?  He would happily come back to Dallas (we asked).

Happy 1st Anniversary Ben & Kelly!

Happy 1st Anniversary to Kelly and Ben Comeau!

So many great memories from this ‘destination’ wedding at the Hilton Bella Harbor in Rockwall.  This wedding had the honor of having the most states represented from any wedding I had in 2012.

Hilton Bella Harbor Wedding Reception Introductions

This ended up being one of my favorite photos (and moments) for 2012. @Fairy Tale Photography

Hilton Bella Harbor Wedding Flutterfetti

I hope you two make some time to sneak in a dance in the living room to Band of Horses ‘No One’s Gonna Love You.’

Hilton Bella Harbor Wedding Sparkler Send Off

Special thanks to Laura Parker at Fairy Tale Photography for sharing these photos.

 

bio

Impromptu headshot taken by Life As Art Photography

Impromptu headshot taken by Life As Art Photography

I was a junior in high school the first time I took on the role of a DJ at a church event. While at Baylor, I started a DJ company because I kept going to dances with bad DJs.  I never set out to be a wedding DJ – I started doing weddings because my friends started getting married.  Now 7 years after the first wedding, my full-time job is creating memories for people on the best day of their life.

Today I refer to myself as a Master of Ceremonies.  That does not mean I act like a celebrity, it means that my job is to make sure that everything goes smoothly and that I make everyone around me look their best.  Weddings are a once in a lifetime event.  We do not get a do over, so I leave nothing to chance other than how crazy your friends will get on the dance floor.  For the toasts, I work with your bestman, maid of honor, and parents to make sure they know what to say and feel confident with a mic in their hands.

I want to help you make your wedding fun and memorable – I want your guests to leave talking about how much fun they had and how it was one of the best weddings they have ever attended.  Your wedding should be uniquely yours.  It should feel like you and be a reflection of your personalities.

Most of the brides and grooms I work with are getting married in the Dallas or Fort Worth but I have traveled for clients and will continue to do so.  So whether you’re getting married in DFW, Keeping Austin Weird or escaping to a destination wedding – I can be there!

I know that planning a wedding is a huge undertaking so please don’t hesitate to ask any questions you might have.  Congrats and I look forward to meeting you!

McKinney Cotton Mill Highlight Video

When Meredith at Significant Events of Texas called to tell me she had the perfect couple for me, little did I know I would be meeting one of my favorite couples of 2012. Erica and Taslow are Oklahoma State alumni who are both die hard Cowboys (OSU that is) and wanted to party with their closest family and friends.  The McKinney Cotton Mill was basically a destination wedding for the family and friends.  We worked together to create a starting line up introduction that was personal and reflected the sports nuts who got married. Marc Roberts was kind enough to put together this little highlight video for me.

Dallas Wedding DJ Glenn Roush- Taslow & Erica’s Wedding Reception from Glenn Roush on Vimeo.

Happy 2nd Anniversary to Courtney and Jacob

Happy 2nd Anniversary to Courtney and Jacob Evans!

Crescent Hotel Dallas Wedding

Wichita Falls Museum of Art Wedding DJ Glenn Roush

Blake & Kelly’s Photobooth Pics

Here are the photos from Blake & Kelly’s wedding Saturday at the beautiful and historic Adolphus Hotel. I cannot wait to share Sil’s photos from this wedding!

Editors Note: The photos will not be totally uploaded until Thursday morning. 680 high resolution photos apparently takes time to put on the google machine.

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Happy 1st Anniversary to Chad & Tara

Chad and Tara rang in the New Year by getting married!  It was a wonderful way to celebrate.  Their friends and family partied well into 2012 and helped me start this wonderful year off right.  So…Happy First Anniversary Mr. & Mrs Davis!  I hope life in Singapore is treating you well.

Here is a highlight of the pictures from their beautiful ceremony and reception at the Joule Hotel in downtown Dallas.  Photos are courtesy of Chris at Ivey Photography.  To see more pictures from this wedding check out the Ivey Photography blog and also check out the post of Tara’s bridals.

Notice the uplights are subtle but add a definite splash of color.
Joule Hotel Wedding

Both of Tara’s parents walked her down the aisle.

Joule Hotel Wedding

Look how stunning Tara looks in this candid.

Joule Hotel Wedding

Different angle. Different setting on the camera and the uplights create a completely different photo.Joule Hotel Wedding Uplighting

They had just been declared “Mr. & Mrs. Awesome” (no really)
Joule Hotel WeddingPost ceremony portraits.
Joule Hotel WeddingDowntown checking out the lights. (check out the reception blog post)
Joule Hotel WeddingShameless plug for the Joule but also a great shot of the energy downtown on NYE.
Joule Hotel Wedding

There was a ton of energy downtown already because of NYE.
Joule Hotel Wedding

We added purple uplighting to the ballroom.
Joule Hotel Wedding Uplighting

Chad’s best friend and co-best man, David, sang a first dance that he and Chad had written together. Talk about having everyone’s undivided attention to each word.

Joule Hotel Wedding

I am glad Chris captured this photo because there are not words to describe the emotions and love that go with your new husband writing a song for you.
Joule Hotel Wedding

Cake cutting.
Joule Hotel Wedding

Some hilarious toasting.
Joule Hotel Wedding

The parent dances were a little emotional because Chad and Tara moved to Singapore right after the wedding for Chad’s job.
Joule Hotel Wedding

The Texas Tech Betas in attendance made sure that Chad experienced passing the ‘loving cup’ even if they had to improvise with a bottle of champagne.
Joule Hotel Wedding

Then it was time to party…
Joule Hotel Wedding

And the crowd was ready.
Joule Hotel Wedding

A little bit softer now.
Joule Hotel Wedding

Full shot of the dance floor.
Joule Hotel Wedding

Tara and Chad owned the dance floor.
Joule Hotel Wedding

We did sparklers at midnight in lieu of a send off, because this group wanted to party until LATE into the night.
Joule Hotel Wedding

Old Red Courthouse Dallas Wedding Reception

Amy & Ryan celebrated their entire wedding at the Old Red Courthouse in downtown Dallas.  My team was there to provide DJ, ceremony sound, uplighting, custom monogram, and photobooth.

Here is a teaser video from Dulock Productions of the evening.  I cannot wait to share the rest of the films that the Dulock team is working on.