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Singing and/or Guitar for Ceremony
Singing and/or Guitar for Cocktail Hour or Dinner Music
Yup, he’s multi-talented!

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT JAMES: We were more excited to bring James on board, than we have ever been about a DJ in our career. If you watch the videos here, you’ll soon learn why.

Some DJs just have that charisma that is hard to beat. James is definitely one of those DJs, who also possesses a unique combination of musical talent, wedding experience, and leadership skills. He has DJ’d for over 15 years, plays the guitar, and sings.

He majored in vocal music in college, and also plays the keyboard, drums, ukelele, melodica, accordion, and bass guitar.   

James got an amazing start in leadership as early as high school. He served as Class President for four years, was nominated as Homecoming King, and earned Outstanding Leadership Awards – all demonstrating how likable he is. I think it’s obvious that he is a guy you can feel confident in leading the events of your wedding.

Another really cool thing about James is that he has acted in comedy videos for his church. And though he loves acting and has a great sense of humor, he never wants a couple to think that he will be a spotlight thief at their wedding. He makes the announcements that need to be made in a fun and charismatic way, but mostly lets the music do the talking unless you choose items from our interactive videos.

Your wedding will be completely created FOR YOU from start to finish.

We are positive that you will LOVE having DJ James Fruits at your wedding!
Book him today through A Bride’s DJ by submitting our info request form or giving us a call and we can discuss the DJ and live music options that James can provide for your Cleveland-Area Wedding and reception.

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(For those hiring James to play/sing live music for a ceremony or cocktail hour – this is NOT a DJ Play List.)


The Plonskis celebrated their wedding at Michaelangelo’s Winery.

Tim and I just wanted to take a minute to thank you all so much for making our day perfect!
JAMES – You were absolutely AMAZING! Everyone said how impressed they were with you, the music, lighting and photo booth. Some of the staff even told us that they stayed after work to listen and “help out”. You were so kind to make sure our needs were always met. It’s evident you love what you do, and that brought a recognizable energy to the evening.
DIANA –Thank you for being so patient with me during the planning, and replanning process. You were more than kind and flexible. I have to say I really enjoyed our conversations and appreciate the laughs.
We can’t imagine running your business during the pandemic, but everything was better than expected and we truly thank you for everything.

Samantha hosted her wedding at Windows on the River

The night went amazing! James did an amazing job! Everyone loved him! So many people told us how much they enjoyed the music! It was an incredible night!

Sabrina always recommends A Bride’s DJ after her wedding at The Grand Barn in Glenmont

James was fantastic! He went above and beyond and found music that I didn’t think he would be able to. WE had an absolute blast and I would always recommend A Bride’s DJ! I will be leaving a glowing review on The Knot website as well. Thanks so much for everything!

Maria had a wedding reception at Barrington Golf Club

Hi! I wanted to pass along our many thanks to James who did an absolutely incredible job at our wedding! He was so great to work with and we have received several compliments from our wedding party and guests regarding how great our DJ was! I will definitely be recommending ABDJ and James to everyone moving forward.

Kristyn and Joe’s wedding at Weymouth Country Club 

Everything was perfect! James was incredible. I had a last-minute change to one of our special dance songs and he easily accommodated it. And when the venue gave us an extra hour at the end of the night, he didn’t hesitate to say he could stay and keep the party going! We got a lot of compliments on the reception and a big part of that was James. Joe and I really appreciate all the effort he put into the evening.
Thank you so much for being an amazing vendor! We’re glad we went with you!

Kelly celebrated her wedding at La Malfa in Mentor, OH

The night was wonderful! I can’t imagine anything any better.  James was a phenomenal DJ and I plan on recommending him and your company for any future wedding I hear about. Thank you for everything!!

James helped Laura and Tyler’s wedding at Music Box Supper Club recover from a major last-minute delay.

Everything was wonderful! We had a rough transition from the ceremony to the reception because we got a phone call that our dog was at the emergency vet so we were an hour and a half late to the reception. James was so wonderful. After some coordinating with my dad and then Tyler and I when we showed up, the rest of the night went beautifully. James did an awesome job getting everyone excited and on the dance floor. We really enjoyed having him :)

Trisha noticed how invested DJ James Fruits was in her wedding at Springvale Golf Course

Thank you SO much. The night was AMAZING. James was incredible. The dance floor was packed the entire night!!! Everyone had a blast and so many people complimented James. He was so great, even with the planning process. He was super easy to work with and made us really feel like he was invested in our night. It was seriously perfect!

Melissa’s wedding at Windows on the River was exactly what she wanted.

James was absolutely wonderful. Every song he played felt perfectly selected and all the guests had a great time. He kept the night fun and organized, and I never had a doubt that he didn’t have things under control. I honestly NEVER expected for the dance floor to be as packed as it was and that was ALL NIGHT LONG.
Everyone kept telling us it was the most fun they’ve had at a reception ever. We would absolutely recommend him to anyone who asked. He set the lights up perfectly and the color was exactly what we wanted (even with the last-minute change we had)! The dinner music was fantastic and exactly what we wanted. He managed to get every song we requested played and didn’t play any from the do not play list.
Thanks to you and James everything went smoothly and it was perfect!!!

DJ James Fruits delivered “Professionalism at its finest” for Troy’s wedding at The Vineyards at Pine Lake, Columbiana OH

Words can’t explain or express how awesome James was!! It was more than just music on our wedding night. He was the wedding coordinator from the time he showed up to the time our guests were chanting “one more song.”
Professionalism at its finest. Our ceremony was smooth and the dance floor was packed all night because of him. He assisted any way he could. I’d like to give a phone call review if possible. To explain how great he was and how amazing he made our night.

Michaela Munday’s wedding was at Windows on the River

We had a great experience with Matt and James, they were fabulous and everything was on point. It couldn’t have been a better evening and we received so many compliments about both of them.  We will definitely be recommending A Bride’s DJ to our friends getting married.

Grace hosted her wedding at Windows on the River, and recommends DJ James Fruits to everyone

The night went seamlessly! We were SO pleased with James. His ability to read our crowd and keep the dance floor packed all night was outstanding. We will recommend James and A Bride’s DJ to everyone we know!

DJ James Fruits incorporated several fun twists into Jacquelin’s reception at her request

James was absolutely wonderful! We gave him a lot of little events to add into the night – including a duet with my great uncle AND a gender reveal! We’d like to thank him x 1000 and we would recommend him to any couple interested. Thank you again!

DJ James Fruits helped Heather and Garret through some wedding-day glitches at their venue

James was awesome! We got so much positive feedback that night and the next few days. There were some hiccups with the event space for the reception location, and he seemed to not be phased by that. He had everything ready to go for cocktail hour. I was frazzled because of that and other things that were not set up right due to that situation. James was very good at trying to keep me calmed down for the night. He made the night for sure! We will always recommend your business! Thanks!

Lexi and Kyle hired DJ James Fruits from A Bride’s DJ for their wedding at The Everly in Mentor, OH

We seriously can’t even begin to tell you how wonderful James was. He exceeded our expectations and gave us the perfect wedding. He had everything on point the entire time, from set up to take down. Everyone was and still is, telling us both what an amazing DJ we had. He kept the dance floor packed the entire night. At one point, it was so packed, you could barely move.
Playing the guitar was an awesome touch for cocktail hour, and so different from every other wedding we have been to. Even the planning session we had the week before, was great. You can tell James loves what he does, and has a heart for it. He made us both feel extremely comfortable,  and he really listened to what we said in the planning meeting. We just loved him! Thank you to you as well for being so easy to work with!

Carrie’s wedding was at Springvale Ballroom

James did an awesome job! He helped keep the night organized and moving and kept people on the dance floor with his music selection! Great job and would definitely recommend A Bride’s DJ.

Chelsea hired A Bride’s DJ James Fruits for her wedding reception at Ariel International Center

DJ James Fruits was out of this world! He made everything run smoothly and kept the party alive the whole time. I enjoyed our phone call the week before the wedding where he helped provide guidance and ideas to make our wedding fun and memorable for everyone. James did everything I had hoped and more. Sound quality was great. Also, we had so many positive feedback from guests about our DJ. I highly recommend him because of his experience and personality. Thank you to James and you for helping make my wedding the best day ever!

Nichole hosted her reception at Aloft Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio

We had an AMAZING time. James was absolutely wonderful, he was so much fun! Everything was perfect, we’ll be recommending you guys in the future to everyone we know getting married or having other events. Thank you so much!

Andy was married at Centerville Mills in Chagrin Falls

DJ James did a fantastic job all evening. Not only did he keep the event flowing, he also helped with the ceremony (reading vows, etc). We had a few unexpected things happen throughout the wedding (dinner started late, guests having to leave earlier than anticipated) but James never faltered. My favorite part was when we convinced my 90-year-old grandma to dance and James changed the music mid-song to “Uptown Funk” while my grandma was dancing. It was the highlight of the reception. I have nothing but good things to say about DJ James and would recommend him for any event.

Olivia & Jon celebrated their wedding at Windows on the River

James Fruits was FANTASTIC. My family and I are big music people and we know how much a DJ can make or break a reception. Our priority was for the events to run smoothly and for it to feel like a big party. James far exceeded all of our expectations and kept the dance floor packed the whole night! He blended old and new so well and kept people of all ages dancing.
We had so many comments about what a great job he did! We didn’t have many must-plays and really just left it up to his expertise, and I’m so happy we did! He remembered some comments I made during our planning meeting about my love of Beyonce and Lizzo and made sure to include those, even though it wasn’t an expectation of ours, which was really thoughtful! He was so easy to work with. You can tell he really cares about giving his couples the type of night they want, and asked all the right questions to make sure everything went exactly as we had hoped. We seriously can’t recommend him enough!!!
THANK YOU to James and the team behind the scenes that made our night exactly what we had hoped for. We are so grateful that James was who we ended up with for our big day. He made it perfect! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

Mercedes hosted her wedding at Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade

We were 100% satisfied with everything. James played everything as we requested and I had no complaints whatsoever. My favorite part —oh my gosh the ceremony, James’ acoustic set, or just the whole reception jamming out together. He was so fun and amazing.
Highly highly recommend this company! From the first phone call I had with Diana until the goodbye from our wonderful DJ the night of our wedding – it was perfection. James literally made our day even more magnificent than I could imagine. The smiley-est, sweetest, most caring guy! He was such an amazing addition to our special day and literally brought that extra bit of joy everyone loved.
So many of our guests asked us where we found such an awesome officiant, DJ, and performer! James definitely exceeded all of our expectations and then some. Thank you for nailing it! James was our officiant and added personal components to the ceremony that no one had ever seen before. He also sang and played ukulele & guitar during cocktail hour – which was a huge hit! He even learned a few songs b/c they were my husband’s favorite. Then running the show of our wedding and DJing was just the icing on the cake.
He was so flexible and awesome and just made sure the party really was rocking! Thank you to Diana and James.

Kristen hosted her wedding at Century Farms in Carrolton, Ohio

James was absolutely wonderful!! We were so impressed with him and we’ve had so many compliments from guests as well. From the start of the week with the consultation phone call, he was so devoted and focused on our wedding and making sure he knew what to do to help make it what we had envisioned. Sound quality was great, song selections were great too! And the singing with the piano and guitar at dinner was very impressive too! We were very happy with that, and also received a lot of compliments.
He was very quick to answer any questions leading up and was very approachable and in the loop the day of as well. And so flexible too, as we debated until the day of whether or not to do an outdoor ceremony because of the heat. He even helped suggest an alternative way to do the greeting line so guests wouldn’t have to stay outside any longer than needed, and we ended up using that idea! Everything was so smooth!
All in all we would definitely recommend him to others, and I think many of the guests would as well!! We were absolutely thrilled with him. Thank you!

Kelly’s wedding was at Vermillion on the Lake, Ohio

Everything was perfect! James did an amazing job. He listened to all of our must-have elements and made us feel very comfortable. We got so many compliments on the ceremony and music. James is fantastic!

Kayla’s wedding was at Cleveland Yacht Club in Rocky River, Ohio

Thank you! James did an amazing job! The entire night was perfect. We got so many compliments on the live music from our guests! He did a great job coordinating everything and kept things on track for time and he even came up with ideas to speed up the seating process.
The music was everything we asked for and it everybody loved it. Our favorite part was that he performed our first dance song live for us. Thanks again!

Kevin’s wedding was at Music Box Supper Club

We were extremely satisfied with the party and the DJ, James did an excellent job of coordinating the evening. We left much of the evening open-ended in terms of music and I think he did a great job, his experience showed.
Our favorite part of the evening was at last call at the bar, Piano Man came on and the remaining guests created a circle around myself and the bride while we danced. It sticks out as one of the most memorable moments of the evening.

Alexa’s wedding was at the Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade

James Fruits was the best DJ ever!!! From our initial talks with Diana all the way through to the wedding day, this company was extremely professional and awesome to work with. My husband is from New Orleans and I am from Cleveland. Our families and friends have much different styles, which we were a little nervous about. On our phone call a week prior to the wedding, we explained our vision to James.
Throughout the whole conversation, we really felt like he understood our personalities and backgrounds, and we were pumped after chatting with him! He had amazing suggestions as well that really pieced everything together. On the wedding day, he absolutely delivered. I cannot describe how great he was. From the second he got to our venue (The Arcade) all the way to the end of the night, he helped our photographer and videographers with all of their needs, catered to our family and friends, kept the dance floor going ALL night, and incorporated several New Orleans traditions that we asked for.
He kept everything on time and made sure everyone knew where they were supposed to be at different points throughout the night. He seriously killed it. My husband and I are so grateful that James was a part of our wedding and I highly recommend him and A Bride’s DJ! Thank you for everything you did for us.

Hailee wedding was at Ahern’s Banquet Center in Avon Lake

James did an amazing job at our wedding. He kept in contact with us throughout it and coordinated all of our dances. He did a great job and we were extremely satisfied.

We would definitely recommend him to anyone!

Cami’s reception was at The Lakehouse Inn Resort in Geneva, Ohio

James was the best DJ we have ever had or seen at any event – he is truly a gem! He played acoustic guitar and wowed the whole audience he kept the party going and made sure everyone was entertained and having a great time and on top of that, he was having a great time too! He had really great ideas to work the party and involve everyone to make great pictures.
It was a really incredible evening I feel so lucky that he did our event! He made our day more than special he made it so many wonderful emotions. Thank you again we had a really really awesome wedding. Scale of 1 to 10 – he’s a solid 25!

Lauren and Ryan celebrated their wedding at Windows on the River

James was absolutely INCREDIBLE. We had literally everyone tell us what a blast they had. The dance floor was filled almost the whole entire night! We rented the photo booth from him and he put it right at the edge of the dance floor to help bring traffic out there which was such a good idea!!! The intros he did for us were so awesome and hilarious!
Also, his live singing was TO DIE FOR!!!! We had him sing our first dance song and it just made it that much more special. Since the wedding, I have referred probably 3-5 brides to A Bride’s DJ!! Not only was James the best DJ I could have ever asked for, but you and Robby were soooo helpful throughout the whole planning process. You were so quick to answer and gave us awesome ideas that we implemented such as having a game table for the non-dancers!!
I seriously cannot say enough wonderful things. You made our day run so smoothly. Thank you SO much for everything!

Erika hosted her wedding at Aloft Hotel in Cleveland.

Our wedding night with James Fruits was awesome!!  He kept the dance floor full the entire time (honestly I was sweating there were so many people out there). The sound quality was great, he played all of our must-plays, was great at letting us know when it was time to do events (cut the cake, dances, etc.), and was very attentive to us the entire night.
Our favorite thing about James was he was very open and excited about all of our ideas, even though they weren’t conventional!
Overall, we were very satisfied with James and A Brides DJ in general!  We had lots of compliments on the night and the music which we owe all to you guys! Thanks so much!

Briana celebrated her wedding at Happy Days Lodge.

My wedding was perfect and James was wonderful!! Couldn’t have asked for anyone better! The sound quality was great! He played what we asked, when we asked, and kept the dance floor alive. He was very attentive all night and kept me informed at all times. He made recommendations and kept the evening events flowing smoothly. My husband and I were highly satisfied with James.
My favorite part was during the introduction of the parents into the reception. James announced their names as well as how many years they had been married. It was a very personal touch, and I appreciated that!
Also – later on in the night the groom had everyone on the dance floor shuffling back and forth across the dance floor (he was very drunk lol) and James chanted “everybody do the Ray, everybody do the Ray” That moment was epic! LOL
James was the absolute best DJ and made our night perfect! We can’t thank him enough! Thank you for everything!

Maria had a wedding at Hyatt Regency at the Arcade.

The event was an absolute success. Thank you so much. The music, the energy, the flow all was perfect. James was incredibly professional and played the right music at the right time, even got a dance party going! Incredibly satisfied with his service, James was absolutely wonderful.

We Provided DJ Services for Nick’s wedding at Williams on the Lake.

Our wedding was perfect and James did a phenomenal job!! He played all of our must plays and kept incredible energy in the room through the entire night!! The sound quality was great!! He also kept us informed the entire time which was great and explained all of the events/timeline of the evening in superb detail!! We truly enjoyed every minute of the entire night!

James was very courteous, upbeat, professional, interactive and really made an effort to get to know us and how to make the night everything we could hope for and more!! We were extremely satisfied with our experience and will gladly recommend James and “A Bride’s DJ” to anyone interested and on wedding website reviews as well!! Thank you so much for making our special day absolutely perfect!!!

We DJ’d Hannah’s wedding at Happy Days Lodge.

James was absolutely AMAZING! Brett and I were blown away with everything he did for us and our guests. The ceremony was so personal to Brett and I. Our family and friends were very moved during the ceremony. We took pictures right after the ceremony, and there James was, with water for Brett and I. He literally catered to our every need. He sang during dinner. Everyone was blown away!!!

He played all the songs we wanted and any requests we made during the night. He kept everyone entertained, especially since we only had 75 guests. The sound quality was outstanding! We don’t know what we would’ve done without him. We didn’t have a wedding planner and didn’t need one. James checked in with us and kept things on schedule. Brett and I truly felt like we could actually enjoy our day and not worry about a thing. I continue to get compliments on him from family and friends.

This definitely won’t be the last time we see James. I think my favorite part was when James sang at dinner. It was a moment Brett and I were able to eat dinner by ourselves and truly enjoy the atmosphere he created. Brett really enjoyed the little touches James provided such as checking in with us throughout the night and bringing us drinks while we took a thousand pictures!

Colleen told us she was thrilled with the DJ at her wedding at The Lodge at Geneva on the Lake.

We could not have been happier!!!! Below is a review I wrote on the Knot.  I think my review touches on most the points you asked about. The sound was spectacular as well. I have zero complaints, honestly. James went above and beyond. Please let me know if there is another place I can post a review. Thanks again, you and your team are very well organized and the reminders about payments & getting the planning document completed were super helpful for me!

REVIEW: Hands down the best DJ around!! We had James for our DJ and we could not have been happier. The evening was perfect and James kept our guests engaged the entire night! In fact, people did not want to get off the dance floor at the end of the night and were chanting for more! Before the reception, my husband and I were taking photos outside in 90-degree weather. James came outside before cocktail hour got started for our guests and brought us water. He asked if there was anything we needed and assured us that he was all set up and ready to start the night. What a special touch, we really needed that water too!

The introductions and toasts went perfectly. James even repeated our bridal party names right before our grand entrance to verify he said them correctly. You can tell he truly enjoys what he does and takes much pride in it-as he should! Prior to the wedding, we had a phone call with James to review our wedding planner document that A Bride’s DJ provides for you to fill out to make sure they can deliver on your wants & needs. You can tell James took the time to read through the entire document before our meeting. He was very thorough and after that call we were so confident with James and A Bride’s DJ and that honestly was a huge help, especially on the actual wedding day because we knew we did not have to worry about anything. It doesn’t end there though.

When we chose A Brides DJ for our wedding about 8 months before, we worked with Diana and her husband first. They were so helpful and even cut our custom first dance song remix for us! They truly care about the business and making the bride & groom happy! Overall, we highly recommend A Bride’s Dj, specifically James. They were so organized throughout the entire process.

Thanks again James, Diane, Robby and everyone at a Bride’s DJ for making our day so special for us and our guests!

Deborah had a wedding at New Orleans Party Center.

James Fruits was awesome!. He played yukele and sang during the ceremony. He played the guitar as a prelude to the ceremony and the guests were very impressed. What a perfect day. He was very attentive during the reception and took cues from the guests. Everyone was dancing all night.

I will certainly recommend this service and definitely, James. Thank you for providing a quality service for our Wedding Day.

Jenna had a wedding at Ahern’s Banquet Center.

James was absolutely amazing! He made our wedding day even more perfect than I imagined. He played all of the songs we wanted plus more that were just our style. He kept everything flowing smoothly.

He was low key and down to earth but so personable. We are so so so happy! James is the best. We were so lucky to have him!

Alexandra had a wedding at Saint Andrews Parish Hall.

James was the perfect DJ and was a huge part of making our night such a fun party!! He helped us with everything and made sure we knew what was happening the whole night and was is in constant communication to see if we wanted any changes.

Andrew and I, as well as many members of my family, were thrilled with the job he did!! The last two songs were my absolute favorite part :) Thank you all so much again!

Becky had a wedding in the lobby of the Ernst and Young building in downtown Cleveland.

James was absolutely amazing and made our wedding unforgettable. From pre-wedding meetings to the rehearsal, and even the morning of the wedding, he was so supportive and helpful. We loved that he worked with all of our vendors and our wedding coordinator to make sure our day was as smooth as possible.

With the ceremony, James made it so personal, which was exactly what we wanted. He really told our story well and it made it very special and emotional. At the end of cocktail hour, James made sure our entire bridal party knew exactly what we had to do for reception introductions and for the rest of the evening.

And for the reception, James did a phenomenal job. The dance floor was always packed and we danced our butts off until the very end.

I will without a doubt recommend James and A Bride’s DJ’s services. You guys made the entire process extremely easy, especially since we planned our wedding almost 400 miles away from Cleveland. Thank you for everything! We couldn’t have done it without you guys!!

Adam had a wedding at Windows on the River.

James was absolutely AMAZING! He made the entire night flawless. He was always very easy to communicate with. He called us the Monday before our wedding and talked us through everything and answered every one of our questions. He sang for us during dinner and it was just perfect! He also set up lights for us as well, and during our consulta,tion he made us a custom color to fit our color scheme.

He made our day absolutely perfect and unforgettable and it was such a blast, we got so many compliments over him and we would recommend him to anyone! Couldn’t be any happier! Thank you so so much James!

Jamie had a wedding at Manakiki Golf Course.

James was absolutely wonderful the day of our wedding! We were SO happy with everything and he helped make our day go perfectly. Our dance floor was always filled, everything seemed smooth and effortless, and he was such a truly nice guy too. Choosing James and working with your company was one of the best decisions that we made!

Allie had a wedding at Cleveland Marriot Downtown at Key Center.

We have only good things to say about James Fruits! He called us earlier in the week and spent an hour getting to know us over the phone, wanted to know about our jobs what we did for fun and so on. We went over every detail for the night as well! Once the night came he was very organized and made sure the bridal party lined up accordingly, he made the entrances fun and got the whole room excited.

He did a great job pronouncing names as we have some difficult ones LOL! The speakers were great for speeches and there were no sound issues! The dinner music was nice and he was even observing the time frame of everyone eating to see when a good transition into the first dances was! The music was great….he played our must plays, took requests, and even asked us later in the night if a few songs were okay to play since I wasn’t too sure on certain genres!

Overall he made our wedding night great, I always believe a DJ has a big part in making the wedding an amazing time or not! We definitely had a great time and I would recommend him to everyone I know having a wedding soon!

Jill had a wedding at Rivercrest Farm.

We loved James Fruits! He did an amazing job, and payed attention to every detail we asked for with our wedding reception!

His music kept people on the dance floor and ensured the night ran well and organized. I have been recommending A Bride’s DJ since our wedding ended! I wish I could relive the night! Thanks James!! Thanks Diana!

Theresa had a wedding at Bertram Inn & Conference Center.

We would recommend A Bride’s DJ. You guys did a great job with communication and had helpful tools on your site. I highly would recommend James Fruits! He was amazing! He was a professional, funny and he knew how to get people to dance.

Although we had favorite music, we let him do what he needed to keep people on the dance floor. I appreciate the amazing memories that will last a lifetime!

Taylor had a wedding at The Tangier.

James was AMAZING. Our ceremony was absolutely perfect, he was incredibly personable, and I heard nothing but praise about him. He did an amazing job knowing exactly what music we wanted to hear, everything was perfect.

We had the best wedding ever and we owe it almost entirely to James. Our favorite part was the ceremony. It was like he’s known us for years. Absolutely amazing.

Hillary had a wedding at Hyatt Regency at the Arcade.

The wedding truly was a blast! Just wanted to let you know that DJ James Fruits did an absolutely wonderful job! We were very impressed with his talent and comic relief! He helped keep us on schedule while accommodating our requests. He also did a good job in keeping our crowd energized and engaged. He was an absolute joy and made us feel like we were working with an old friend who truly had a genuine interest in making our event a success.

Erin had a wedding at Tom’s Country Place.

I cannot even begin to express how happy we were with A Bride’s DJ and DJ James Fruits. Everything was absolutely perfect and better than we expected. He made everything happen on time and as we had discussed. A few minor last minute adjustments had to be made because of our venue and he handled them perfectly and without flaw. It was the most perfect experience. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Angela had a wedding at Yesterday Spaces (Cleveland DJ traveling to destination wedding in North Carolina).

Thank you so much! DJ James was great! Everyone loved him. A lot of people complimented him! I’m so happy I chose A Bride’s DJ for our wedding!

Milisa had a wedding at Metropolitan at the 9.

I can not begin to express my gratitude and excitement over the quality of our entertainment and lighting. James was top notch, he not only created an environment where the dance floor was never empty but helped with me keeping things on time.. on target… and moving along. I have received feedback from a ton of guest on how fantastic the DJ was. If James or your company ever need a reference please feel free to provide my contact information.

Chelsea had a wedding with Patrician Catering.

James was AMAZING!! We ended up arriving late to the reception, which I kept apologizing for, and he repeatedly assured me that it was not a problem at all. He announced us in, kept us coordinated throughout the night by periodically checking in with us. He would give us a heads up on what was to come in the following minutes (garter removal/toss, bouquet toss), checked about 30 minutes before the night was to end if we had any last minute requests and everything in between. Every special request that we wanted was played for us. Everything was perfect.

When we had our phone conversation the night before and he took an hour with us I knew that he truly cared about his work and was genuinely excited. I have had SO MANY compliments from guests that our wedding was the most fun wedding they have ever been too (and they’re not just saying it to be nice lol). I am not an outgoing person but he had me out there on the dance floor all night truly enjoying myself (no alcohol either!). I can’t say enough about my experience with James and A Bride’s DJ. You guys are absolutely amazing and I will absolutely, without a doubt, recommend you to anyone I know. Thank you so much for making my wedding reception perfect!

Erinn had a wedding at Windows on the River.

We want to say that all of the services you provided were phenomenal. I know we were fairly picky as far as your typical client may go, but James delivered. Our friends and family talked the next day about how great the music was, and there were people dancing at our wedding that we did NOT expect to see on the dance floor! James kept the dance floor packed the whole night, and on top of that all the music fit our tastes perfectly.

The little details were noticed as well: he waited until we were on the dance floor or in the room to play songs that were on our request list to make sure we got to hear them. He checked with us about a few requests to make sure they were okay instead of going the easy route of either just playing them or saying no. He also did a great job of keeping the evening going on time; he checked in with us throughout the night, gave us updates on time, and pulled us away from family in a way that was polite and efficient.

As I told you both earlier, music was the one thing that stressed me most about our wedding but it was perfect, everything we wanted and put together so well. We were more than happy with James and now that we’re back to the real world after the honeymoon we plan on leaving some pretty fantastic reviews for both him and A Bride’s DJ. Thank you again for helping to make our wedding a party!

Sarah had a wedding at Happy Days Lodge.

Everything went perfectly! James did an amazing job listening to our concerns and requests and turning them into a great evening. I didn’t have to worry about anything! And we had so many people out on the dance floor all night long. Please pass along how happy we are with his services! We can’t imagine the evening going better.

Jenna had a wedding at Hyatt Regency at the Arcade.

It was fantastic. My experience with every single one of your DJs has been wonderful every time. James was a joy to work with. The sound was great, he played music to the theme and to get people on the dance floor, with little to no instruction. His mix of music choices seemed to fit the crowd well. He was flexible and also helped us stay on time. In addition, we had him work with some entertainers for the event, and he communicated with them to arrange everything they needed as well. We were all very pleased!

Shannon had a wedding at Windows on the River.

The wedding went great! DJ James was so helpful when he called us a week before, and spent an hour and fifteen minutes walking us through everything and getting my husband involved.

The day of, the sound was great and everything went smoothly. My Dad had made a list of songs he wanted to be played, and DJ James did a great job of incorporating them. People were commenting that it was nice during dinner that the sound wasn’t so loud that they couldn’t carry on a conversation.

You guys did an awesome job with us, and definitely put us more at ease. Part DJ, part wedding planner! At least five people got DJ James business card. I gave an equally positive review on the Knot to spread the word. Thanks for everything!

Helen had a wedding at Saint Demetrios Cultural Center.

We had such a great time and thank you so much for making things much more simple and for a wonderful time! Couldn’t have asked for a better DJ! James was absolutely phenomenal and so so helpful! Our guests are still talking about how much fun they had and how much they loved the music and how great James was.

Katlyn had a wedding at Hyatt Regency at the Arcade.

Thank you!! The night went perfectly! My husband and I, along with all of our guests, were VERY satisfied with DJ James Fruits! He did an awesome job at playing all our must plays and didn’t play any of our “do not plays”. He coordinated all of the events well and continued to check in with either me or my husband to ensure everything was going smoothly and if we had any issues at all.

He was such a pleasure to work with and kept everyone on the dance floor. Overall, he gets an A+!! Thank you again! We are so happy we chose A Bride’s DJ and DJ James.

My wife and I are both extremely happy with how Tim managed our wedding, the music he played, and the sound quality. It was evident he did a top-notch job of listening to what we wanted on the planning call because things went perfectly. He was great to work with and had a great personality that added a nice touch to the reception. So, he gets five stars!

Jessica had a wedding at Mapleside Farms.

We were SO pleased with everything. James was absolutely amazing. I told him this about 4 times day of, but our ceremony was absolutely perfect. We had so many people say something to either us, or family members about how personal and touching it was. Family friends, and people we had not seen in a bit felt that they truly knew us as a couple. Words cannot express how grateful I am for the memories of our ceremony. My favorite part was definitely hearing our story from James :) He was a phenomenal DJ as well! So on top of everything timeline related and music related. He played our must-plays, and suggested plays – while staying away from our do-not-plays. We had a packed dance floor all night, due to his control over the music. He even helped direct people during our last song to circle up and more. He truly went above and beyond and we were so lucky to have him. I will leave reviews on the Knot later this week but overall satisfaction is 5/5. We loved James and appreciate Diana recommending him to us.

Jill had a wedding at Roses Run Country Club.

“James was amazing! He went above and beyond. He sang our first dance song for us. He is an exceptional guy! I do not think we could have been more blessed to have him share our day with us. His ceremony was amazing as well. He is truly the best!”

Allyn had a corporate event at Dante’s in Treemont.

“It was great. Our staff had a wonderful time. He engaged with our group very well.”

Ryan & Daisey had a wedding at St. Michael’s Woodside.

We could not have asked for a better DJ! Ryan and I were both very pleased with James as he far exceeded our expectations. Our guest were raving about our DJ all night and the next day. We highly recommend James to anyone looking for an outstanding DJ. Thank you to all who had a part at A Brides DJ in making our day a great one! And the uplighting was perfect! Thank you all again so much.”

Liana had a wedding at Regency Hyatt at the Arcade.

“JAMES WAS AH-MAZING. Everything went so smoothly and he played the best music. People seriously won’t shut up about how good the music and how good he was. And Seriously, James is psychic. I let him pretty much have free reign on the music for the reception, and he played every song I was even thinking about having him play. It couldn’t have gone better. We were referred to you guys and I will definitely be doing the same. THANK YOU so much for an amazing DJ who made our perfect night even better!!”

Erika had a wedding at The Wyndham at Playhouse Square.

“We loved James! He was so helpful through all of our wedding planning! We also had him sing for us (he plays guitar and is a Wonderful singer) at our cocktail hour. The amount of compliments we received about him singing and his DJ services were unreal! We were so satisfied and would recommend a Bride’s DJ and James to anyone!”

Ashley & Kyle had a wedding at Lavera Party Center.

“James F. was absolutely AMAZING. He played the acoustic guitar during cocktail hour and we had so many guests comment on how fantastic his performance was. When he called us to meet before the wedding he was very well prepared and listened to exactly what my husband and I wanted for our special day. I can honestly say that people did not leave our dance floor the entire night. James was also so kind. Checked in with my husband and I before we started any important milestones of the night (dinner, announcements, garter toss, etc). We couldn’t of asked for a better DJ. THANK YOU James!”

Bryant & Sara had a wedding at Music Box Supper Club.

“James F was absolutely amazing! We felt bad we didn’t get much time to thank him with being pulled away by family all night. Everyone had so much fun and he was great at reading the crowd. He was great to work with and made everything so much less stressful! We didn’t have to worry about the timing. James did a great job at directing us through the night. Thank you James!”

Sara had a wedding at Gervasi Vineyard.

“James F. was awesome!  Even prior to the wedding we knew we made a great choice because he was so personable and easy to talk to. Our wedding went off without any problems from the unique song list for cocktail hour to the choreographed dances and difficult wedding party last names – he nailed it all haha! Thanks so much, definitely recommend.”

Andrew had a wedding at Windows on the River – City View Room.

“James F. far exceeded our expectations we had for our DJ services. Throughout the entire evening he was constantly checking in with us making sure everything was going as planned and essentially took over keeping the evening running on schedule. He would inform us when we needed to get something done and was always on top of everything. The creativity he brought to our bridal party introductions was better that we had hoped for. He even helped create a toss bouquet from one on the side arrangements when we could not locate our original one. He is clearly very good at what he does and displays a lot of passion in doing so. We had numerous people comment on the fact that they had never seen a dance floor stay so full all night before at a wedding and we attribute that to James music selection and engagement with the guests. We would not hesitate to work with James again and when we get some time will be writing an extensive review for him on the Knot.”

Geoff & Brittany had a wedding at Erie County Fairgrounds.

We absolutely loved the music and interaction at our wedding. James did a perfect job. He was always looking out for us making sure we didn’t need anything, checking in to make sure we were happy. He kept our guest entertained all night. I couldn’t have dreamt up a better reception and DJ. If we know of anyone in search for a DJ we will definitely recommend James. Thank you James!

Victoria had a wedding at Euclid Lakefront Community Center.

You can definitely use me as a reference!  James was absolutely wonderful! Our venue had a park behind it and the sun started setting when we were suppose to start our 1st Dance. He was totally understanding in letting the time line slip so people could enjoy watching it. Everyone loved the live music he played during our cocktail hour (wish I would have been able to hear it). The whole night was absolutely wonderful and James definitely contributed to that!

Kyle & Lauren had a wedding at Walden Inn.

James was the perfect DJ for our event. He was a good amount of hands on, but always gave us space to enjoy our whole night. People danced the entire night. Multiple people commented on how well he did. We couldn’t have been more pleased with his execution of our day. If we had to do it all over again we would pick James without question.

Dan had a wedding at Cleveland History Center.

James was very thorough in his preparation. He even visited the venue days in advance to prepare. His understanding of our music preferences throughout the event’s timeline was perfect, always entertaining to our tastes. Jame’s experience was obvious as he knew how to time our event, how to transition, even when to improvise. Very impressed/pleased. 

Bill & Kristen had a wedding at Happy Days Lodge.

James F. went above and beyond in making our reception the best!  He did a great job of mixing in a wide-variety of music, very seamlessly.  We both appreciated the fact that he talked to us during the evening to make sure everything was going smoothly, and he ran by any questionable music requests with us.

Lisa had a wedding at Landerhaven.

James was perfect. He was fun and energetic, played all the music we wanted and found some very similar to the styles we liked that were hits with everyone. We were concerned about finding a good balance between Latin and pop music but he made it seamless each time. I appreciated that he also asked me when people were requesting line dance type songs since originally I didn’t want any. We also did a spur of the moment family dance with. Grandma and he was able to accommodate it perfectly.

Kristyn had a wedding at Cleveland Yachting Club.

DJ James Fruits was awesome! He spent about an hour and half with us on the phone before our wedding. He played to the crowd and did everything we asked. During the day he kept us on track and aware of what was going on and what we needed to do next. The next morning we had  texts from our guests saying that we had the best music and it was the most fun they had at a wedding in a long time.

Mario & Chelsea had a wedding at La Vera Party Center.

James was awesome! We received many compliments on the reception and the music selection and general presentation. Would recommend him to ANYONE looking to have a good time at their wedding reception. Awesome job!!!

Lauren had a wedding at Croatian Lodge.

He was great! He is also going to be the DJ for my cousin’s wedding next year.

Kelsey had a wedding at Brookside Farms.

James was absolutely amazing!!!! He sang live and played the guitar/ukulele for our ceremony. It was the most beautiful experience and James sounded phenomenal!!!!! Even better than the actual versions! He made sure that we were ready for events such as the first dance rather than just announcing it and expecting us to be there. Thank goodness for that because we were all over the place! James is such a friendly guy and very professional. He mashed two songs together for me for our first dance and I was very pleased with the outcome. He is just an amazing Dj! At one point as we were taking photos after the ceremony we actually chanted “James, James, James, James”. It was a wonderful time. People comment to me all the time about how beautiful the live music was for the ceremony. Thank you so much James for making our experience with you so wonderful and easy!!

Katie had a wedding at Tanglewood Club.

“James did an awesome job!  Everyone was on the dance floor the whole night.  He stuck to what we wanted played for dinner and dancing and made the announcement fun and with class.  We loved him, our parents and guests loved him.  He made our day easy and fun!”

Megan & Steve had a wedding at Sun Valley Party Center.

“James was AMAZING!  He was a wonderful DJ and kept everyone on the dance floor having a great time.  In addition DJing at our wedding reception, James also officiated our ceremony.  It was great to have him help coordinate the ceremony and he did a fantastic job of personalizing the ceremony to make it fun and fit our personalities to a T.  It was very helpful to have him coordinate the transition from ceremony to reception.  He handled any deviations from the original plan like and pro and was a wonderful addition to the day.  I will definitely be recommending James to anyone looking for a DJ!”

Jennifer had a wedding at Fountain Bleau.

“My husband and I couldn’t have chosen a better DJ!  He was amazing!  He really worked with us on what we wanted and how we would like the evening to pan out.  All last minute requests he honored and he had everything work perfectly.  My dad and I entered before the ceremonial song and even so it flowed perfectly and James did not skip a beat! I cannot say enough about his professionalism and patience with our guests!  I would highly recommend his services and A Bride’s DJ was the best choice by far!!!  Thank you both for making our night a night to remember!”

Erica and Brooks had a Wedding at New Orleans Party center in Brecksville, Ohio.

“James was absolutely awesome. Our wedding guests were commenting about how great he was all night. We could not have asked for a better wedding DJ. Would do it all over again the same exact way. Thanks for much James! Yes you may use me as a reference.”

Christina and Erik had a Wedding at New Reservoir in New London, Ohio.

James was absolutely amazing! Everything went so smoothly and he was so professional, but very nice and easy going. I would highly recommend A Bride’s DJ and James! We could not have been happier with the service! Thank you! Yes, you can use me as a reference.

Chris and Kristen had a Wedding at Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, Tower City Center.

“James was terrific! We received many compliments from family and friends about how talented the DJ was (he played and sang guitar during dinner) and I made sure to pass along his information to other newlyweds as well.”

Zak and Nina had a wedding at Sheraton Suites Akron in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

James was awesome. He did everything expected and more. When something didn’t go as planned from a venue standpoint, or something wasn’t ideal, he was very quick to think on his feet and make everything run smoothly. He made our day much easier, and gave us much less to worry about. He worked well with the band, and he had great timing during the reception and the ceremony for music and announcements. I’d highly recommend him.  You may use us as a reference. We’d be glad to spread the word.

Ashley and Eric had a wedding at Windows on the River, Cleveland, Ohio.

“James was awesome! We received many compliments from our guests about his live performance and song selections. Everything ran smoothly because of James! I can’t say enough good things about him. What a nice guy and great dj :) Please use us as a reference. Ashley W. April 25, 2015, Windows on the River”

Julia and Andrew had a wedding at Michaud’s, Strongsville, Ohio.

“Yes, you may absolutely use us as a reference! First of all, thank you for all your help in the office checking for songs and coordinating times for the reception. Second, James was an incredible DJ! From the call on Monday to the end of the reception, James was personable, kind, fun and attentive. We had some pretty specific requests and he pulled them all off perfectly. We requested specific Christian songs during dinner and it was so beautiful! Then the dancing, oh the dancing…we had a specific dance that we wanted to teach everyone and James perfectly coordinated the setup for it. It was a hit! From then on, the dance floor was always packed! I saw another A Bride’s DJ at another wedding last year and my favorite thing was how he blended songs or transitioned them perfectly. Not one song went on too long and there was no dead sound between songs. People just kept dancing! At the end of the reception, we had so much alcohol left over and couldn’t figure out why. Then we heard people saying they we’re having so much fun dancing that forgot to go get another drink! Ahaha! Anyways, James is a great, well-rounded DJ. We asked him to avoid explitives in the music since we had young ones there and to check with us on anything questionable. He did that really well, but if that’s not a concern of yours I’m sure he can let loose! He also helped keep us in schedule but never rushed anything. Thanks so much for helping us make our night so memorable!!”

Laura and Kevin had a wedding at Croatian Lodge Party Center, Eastlake, Ohio.

“He was awesome! He played exactly what we wanted and was very easy to talk to. He respected exactly what our vision was for our day. I would definitely recommend him. everyone at the office was helpful and very nice. Overall, I was very satisfied.”

Leanne and Darin had a wedding at The Clifton Barn at Olde Avon Village, Avon, Ohio.

“Everything was PERFECT! Thank you!!!”

John and Georgia had a wedding at The Mohican Grand Barn, Glenmont, Ohio.

“PERFECT JOB!!! LOOK NO FURTHER!!! So many people commented on what a great job he did! We were so blessed to have him at our wedding! He is a wonderful person as well as a DJ. We really couldn’t have asked for more. He definitely exceeded our expectations. From our phone conferences, pre-ceremony live music (FLIPPING FANTASTIC), ceremony, & reception he kept the things moving. I was concerned about how many people might dance, but he kept the floor packed ALL night long. We really want to thank you James for all his hard work at our wedding. Feeling Grateful!”

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Brooke and Justin had a Wedding at Ruby’s Hall & Banquet Center, Grafton, Ohio.

“James was amazing!! He was great and helped make the night go off without a hitch!”

(Photo by Matt DeLuca of DeLuca Photography)

Heather and Rick had a wedding at DiLucia’s, Warren, Ohio.

“Yes I can be used as a reference. My husband and I enjoyed having James as our DJ very much! I actually felt bad for him because I didn’t give him a lot of must plays so he had to figure out the crowd and did a fabulous job! As I was getting my plate, I had a ton of people come up to me so James kindly grabbed my plate and took it to my table so that people would leave me alone in order to eat! Very thoughtful :). My husband said numerous times that James did an awesome job. He was very flexible and did everything we asked of him – he even started to call a cab for us when we thought we didn’t have a ride to our hotel! As a bride trying to “shop” for a DJ, what sold me were the references from other brides and I must say James was great and I would recommend him to anyone! Thank you for a great evening!!”

Chris and Karen had a wedding at Acacia Reservations, Cleveland, Ohio.

“James did a fantastic job! From the planning phase to the night of the event, James was professional and very experienced. James played the music we wanted and asked multiple times throughout the night if we were happy with how things were going. A+!”

Lindsey and Joseph had a wedding at the Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade, Cleveland, Ohio.

“Service from both the office and DJ were awesome! Super nice people who really care about their clients :) James was great-very professional and reassuring and took all of my preferences into consideration. The call the day before was so helpful in tying up loose ends. Wonderful experience all around. Thank you :) yes you may use me as a reference.”

Chrissy and Mike had a wedding at Roses Run, Stow, Ohio.

“James was the perfect Dj! He did a great job with our ceremony music and a phenomenal job at the reception. He made sure to play all of our must plays and he kept our crowed dancing the whole night. Our venue also had another wedding going on at the same time as ours downstairs and we had guest from that wedding coming up to ours to dance and telling us that our music was much better than the wedding they were at! All of our friends raved that it was a great time and we even had people ask us for James’s contact info for their future events! He went above and beyond our expectations! Thank you for the perfect night we will always remember!”

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Alana and Keith had a Wedding at Rose Cafe.

“James was absolutely amazing. From our first talk I felt he really understood my personality and my vision for our wedding. He played the most beautiful acoustic set for us during our ceremony. The only time I cried the entire time was when he sang “You and Me” by Dave Mathews Band as we walked out. It was so amazing; his voice is so perfect for weddings. He did a great job getting everyone organized, he knew everyone’s names flawlessly and connected with the guests. Our reception was great! He played all the music we wanted and we couldn’t have imagined anyone else being part of our day. It was SO fun! I recommend A Bride’s DJ and James to everyone! If you want a DJ that really cares about knowing you and delivering the best quality service (and best value) then you need to choose A Bride’s DJ! Talking to Diana and working with both of them was a dream come true!”

(Photo by Ashlee Layne Photography at Rose Cafe)

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Linda and David had a Wedding at Williams on the Lake.

“Several guests were so impressed with the fun they had at our wedding the suggested I become a wedding planner! The dedication and creativity and many consultations with a brides dj made those comments possible! As anticipated, our crowd wasn’t big on dancing but the creativity and planning with James made it possible for all guests to say “what a fun wedding”! My husband and I are givers by nature and we focused on guest enjoyment and you guys gave us the best wedding gift of all, the ability to care for our guests! With the attention to detail and James ability to understand our vision we ended the most amazing day of our lives with comments like “so much fun” “classy wedding” ” most fun I’ve had at a wedding in over a year”. We also had a guest say “we attended several weddings last year and yours was by far the most fun”! Even our photographer (who has been to countless wedding said “this is one of the best wedding I have ever attended”. Thank you for making that all possible! We couldn’t have pulled it off without your team!!”

A note from A Bride’s DJ: “When Linda first called me, she mentioned that she wanted her wedding to be fun, but she feared she didn’t have a lot of dancers.  We worked to come up with a plan that included many activities that her guests would enjoy, to take a little of the focus off of dancing.  Our DJ James was able to interact more than normal and even danced with Linda’s Grandma!  I am pretty sure this was one of James’ favorite weddings!…Diana”

(Photo by Daniel Nordick Photography at Williams on the Lake)

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Jeanette and Luis had a Wedding at Ruby’s Banquet Hall

“James was wonderful! We had SO many compliments on how wonderful out wedding and reception was! James MADE the reception everything a reception is supposed to be! I am so very pleased with the job he did and will continue recommending “A brides DJ” to all my friends that are getting married! Thank you so much for a wonderful and fun evening!”

A note from A Bride’s DJ: “I am not over-exaggerating when I say that Jeanette was THE NICEST bride I have ever worked with…ever…like ever.”

(Photos by David Paul Photography)

We care a tremendous amount...

about YOUR wedding, and want everything to be exactly as you envision it.

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