Be present and party with The Mindful Wedding
We just had our wedding on 9/9/17, and we were thrilled to have DJ Sara! Sara was really just delightful to work with, on every level. We hired her for both DJ and day of coordination and she and her whole team were so great. In addition to providing a really excellent dance party at our reception, Sara and her assistant, Elise, worked closely with all of our vendors to make the whole day run smoothly. She was super on top of making sure everyone was on the same page- the “day of” coordination really started about two weeks before the day, just confirming times with everyone. We had seven different vendors for our wedding and Sara did an awesome job working with all of them. They made sure all our chairs and decorations were set up perfectly. They were able to seamlessly run sound for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. When there were slight technical difficulties, Sara handled them incredibly quickly without any stress. They even brought us food and drinks when we didn’t even realize we needed them! To be honest they probably did stuff I wasn’t even aware of, just helping everyone out. They had a lot of work to do and they handled it all with a very positive attitude and fun demeanor. The music Sara chose was fantastic, it was a great mix for kids, older folks, and all our friends too. She really listened to what we wanted and took requests from our guests as well. All in all, we had a super fun wedding and Sara made it all go as smoothly as we could’ve hoped. We were very happy that we hired her for day of coordination, so that we and our families could relax and enjoy the day! I highly recommend her
Travel is included within one hour of Avon, Massachusetts and we travel throughout New England. Travel is $.53/mile beyond the one-hour radius and the cost of our hotel stay, depending on location.
We are flexible and can coordinate and rock any wedding!
We offer mini weddings (multiple per day) scheduled in time blocks at beautiful venues. Inquire about this fun alternative!
Justine Johnson Photography, Seth Kaye Photography, Gina Clyne Photography, NylaGray Photography
Describe your business in 1-3 short sentences.
Sara started as a DJ and has experience working alongside couples — planning and executing unique weddings. As the demand for planning grew, Sara naturally expanded her business and founded The Mindful Wedding, LLC.
We carry out all of your day-of plans so you can enjoy your wedding day and be mindful.
From the details of your décor to the vibe you want through dance music and lighting, Sara will be working with you to bring your vision to life.
Why do you want to work with APW couples?
Our business was built with modern couples who think about traditions and ask:“Why? Is it meaningful to me?” This is a great place for like-minded people to meet!
What is your artistic approach to weddings?
Setting up décor is an art … but so is streamlining client thoughts and compiling them into spreadsheets, timelines, and checklists. Organization is an art.
Our entire team works together with creativity and joy to bring your vision to life.
As a DJ, Sara’s passion is curating wedding playlists to fit the exact vibe clients are looking for.
What are your non-work-related hobbies?
In the winter months, I am usually on stage performing musical theater! I have always loved dance, choreography, and singing!
(Fun fact: In my early 20’s I used to choreograph wedding first dances!)
I spend many hours in my flower and vegetable garden in the spring, summer, and fall.
What's your favorite book?
Room by Emma Donoghue
What's your favorite movie?
If you could have a one minute dance party at your desk, what song would you pick?
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
We loved working with Sara and the Mindful Wedding team. It was such a relief (and, honestly, a surprise!) to be able to hand off the truly huge number of details we needed to execute on the day of our wedding. We had a very big celebration with a ceremony in one location, dinner in another, and dancing in a third. Sara, Elise, and Dan handled set up for all three spaces beginning early in the morning. They seamlessly coordinated with the team at our venue and with a bunch of our friends who were helping on a range or projects. I was really worried about being able to let go of details- months of planning and we were just handing it off. Very stressful! But Sara and the team handled it for us. When there was something out of place they got it fixed immediately. Sara and Dan also coordinated an EPIC dance party at the same time. So basically, they are magicians. And Elise. She is a champion. It felt like she was everywhere at once- helping bartend, setting up desserts, moving people from place to place... I was completely in awe. Finally, it was really amazing to work with a team that felt like real, normal, fun people. They were a total pleasure and really made our celebration. We can't thank them enough.
Highly highly recommend Sara and her team for both wedding day-of coordination and DJ services! We first hired Sara to be the DJ for our wedding in June, and she was so nice to work with and flexible about how to deal with the music, timing of the reception, etc. We chose to make our own playlists, and she worked to put them in the right order and add transitions- though many people might not want to make their own, we appreciated that she was totally fine letting us take control of the music! Once we got closer to the wedding, I realized that we really needed some help on the day, and it made the most sense to hire Sara and her assistant Elise- they were reasonably priced and offered a super smooth transition into doing coordination. On our wedding day, Sara and Elise came early in the day, and we were struck by how friendly and genuine they were, and how well they worked with all the people they were meeting for the firs time! They led a quick rehearsal with our wedding party, since we weren’t able to do that the day before, which was really helpful to get us all on the same page; they were also excellent at handling some of our more controlling bridesmaids :) — stepping back to let them make suggestions on how the rehearsal should go, but taking control in the end and making a decision. By far, though, the thing I am most grateful for is how they helped all the food come together- we had 2 friends cook all the food at a nearby church kitchen, rented everything a caterer would normally bring ourselves, and hired servers and bartenders. Not having a caterer who was used to coordinating a wedding dinner (food and event staff) was a bit scary, but Sara and Elise jumped in and made it all happen seamlessly! In the end, the wedding went off without a hitch, and we couldn’t have done it with them! Thank you again Sara and Elise!