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Event Venue of the Month: Gateway Center By: Corrie McDowell

An outstanding venue that we work with a lot is the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames. Their level of detail and services provided make them excellent event partners and our entertainers know that when they work at the Gateway, they will be well taken care of from a venue standpoint, and the event

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Event Professional of the Month: Bach Catering By: Jake Feldman

From his humble beginnings as a dishwasher, Chef Jame Bach has had a growing love for the culinary arts. “I was a fill in for a friend, I immediately fell in love with the pace and the intensity,” says Bach “I didn’t even know what a kitchen was like.” From there, James earned his stripes

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Event of the Month: Beisser/Campbell Reception

Event Date: 11/10/12 Event Location: ISU Alumni Center — Ames, IA Resident DJ Entertainer Performing: Brad Dunsbergen(DJ), Jake Feldman (MC) The Rest of Our Event Team: Caterer: ISU Dining Photographer: Family Friend Decorator: Bella Fora Event Details: Before the night, the details were handled by MC Jake Feldman from BC Productions and Sally Beisser, the mother

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Why A Professional Matters: Five Keys to a Successful Event by Jake Feldman

  In some cases, budget largely decides who a Bride, Groom, their families, and their event planners work with for weddings. Sometimes, budget and talent line up to create an awesome life celebration. Other times, however, the situation isn’t the way it could have been, because professional services were not used when they should have

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Resident DJ of the Month: Jake Feldman

Also one of the owners of BC Productions (and the company’s General Manager), Jake started his career of DJing in 2001 while a student at Valley High School in West Des Moines (KWDM). In 2002, Jake joined BC Productions as a school specialist and eventually worked his way into weddings and all other events that

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Event Professional of the Month: Thomas Chaput of Wedding Lace Photography

One of Iowa’s most experienced wedding photography teams are Tom and Benita Chaput. With a combined experience of over 35 years they know how to capture wedding days in a memorable and professional manner. For us at BCP, working with Tom and Benita is always a pleasure, as they trust us to deliver entertainment, and

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Event Venue Of the Month: Iowa State University Memorial Union

Whether you’re an ISU alum or just a fan or exquisite wedding reception (and ceremony) locations– the MU at ISU more than likely has something that will fit in your tastes! Jill Pepples, the Catering and Event Director at the MU, is first-class to work with, and exercises the “grace-under-pressure” model that is necessary in

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Local Bridal Fair Extras – By: Jake Feldman

I can tell you that after years of presenting our business at Bridal Fairs, two little tidbits that weren’t put into the above article that need to be are as follows: *If A Vendor is Being Too Pushy — Let Them Know Personally, myself or my company are not “hard-selling” to our clients.  But, if you

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Surviving Bridal Shows: Tips for Attendees

Surviving Bridal Shows: Tips for Attendees Reprinted From blog.orginialweddingexpo.com Wedding Expos are a fantastic event to help you plan your wedding. Brides can sample foods and cakes, shop for gowns, and win amazing prizes. It’s also a great opportunity to meet with vendors face-to-face and get a feel for their professionalism and personalities. However, for first

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BCP’s Resident DJ of the Month: Brad Dunsbergen

Brad, a native of Colfax, IA, joined the BCP team in 2007 after a long career of DJing around Iowa.  In fact, Brad began his DJing career in high school over 20 years ago — in 1991! Since joining our team, Brad has become one of the most valuable assets to BCP.  From weddings to

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