Meet the Team | Q & A with Mikey

 

We are so excited here at Pinnacle to introduce the newest member to our team – Mikey! Hailing from across the pond, Mikey is an award winning, international DJ & Entertainer with an all round talent for live music. As the new Lead DJ to the team, Mikey’s infectious energy and worldly knowledge, will get everyone and anyone up onto the dance floor for the night of their lives.

 

How did you get into the DJ business?

After I graduated from stage school for musical theatre back in 2003, I wanted to become a professional singer and live presenter. I headed to the Spanish Island of Tenerife to pursue a career in live music. Over the years that followed, I sang, presented and was a comedy host. I was also the owner & face of a successful music venue, and a popular radio talk show personality.

I was always looking at new ways to perform and grow musically, so it was only a matter of time before the DJ scene was on my radar!

Realizing my new found passion for delivering music this way, I moved to the white island and DJ capital of the world Ibiza, where I could learn the skills necessary to keep a dance floor moving and current. I became the resident DJ in four different venues. After two years it was time for a new challenge. I then became the newest Pro DJ on board the travel industry leader & entertainment giant, Carnival Cruise Lines. This new role gave me the opportunity to create new music sets and perform to thousands each week, providing the soundtrack to hundreds of weddings, events, and parties all […]

2019-01-08T02:06:56+00:00December 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Meet the Team | Q & A with Linda

The first planner on the list for ya’ll to meet is lead planner – Linda Warner. A newbie to the Charleston wedding scene, but she is already blazing a trail that none can surpass.

 

How did you start doing wedding planning?

I have always been a very creative person, thus I was always asked to do the design for events and functions. This grew to weddings and even table designs in peoples homes. Once I was more established I began my own wedding company in South Africa, which I owned and ran for 15 years.

 

Tell us a little bit about yourself

I was originally born in Zimbabwe but then my family moved to South Africa where I lived most of my life.  I traveled the world for most of my 20’s experiencing different cultures. I lived in a culturally volatile society which has made me very aware and empathetic with different cultures and societies and I enjoy experiencing new adventures.

I am an artistic person who is constantly painting or drawing. I am privileged with the  ability to produce and see clear three-dimensional images which led me to start set design and lighting for theatre productions. In the last decade I produced and designed 3-5 shows a year in between planning events and weddings. I have always loved the diversity of each of these creative mediums and loved working with people.

In addition, I also studied to be a personal trainer and nutritionist.  I owned my own exercise studio, teaching yoga and strength classes. I have also lectured nutrition and  healthy lifestyle seminars to corporate groups and schools.

 

What are your hobbies?

I love being active so I enjoy any kind of sport from […]

2018-12-20T02:55:38+00:00October 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Meet the Team | Q & A with Stuart

 

Meet the front man of it all – Stuart!

Founder and owner of Pinnacle, Stuart has been married for 19 years to his amazing wife with whom he has raised identical twin girls currently in high school. His family inspires him and is a great source on strength on a daily basis. We sat down with Stuart for a little Q & A to hear a little more.

 

How did Pinnacle get started?

That’s a long story that I will shorten 🙂 When we moved to Charleston 8 years ago, I was looking to transition into something that had less travel, so I could be home more with my family. I noticed a real need at that time for an upscale DJ company that only did weddings. Having owned a DJ company earlier in life (starting at age 14!!) it was an easy decision to give it a shot.

I also wanted to fight the old myth about the cheesy DJ. So we really focused on fast communication and a real hands on approach to planning the music with a couple from booking to sendoff. We were one of the first to really lean on some very cool online planning tools that allowed us to really prepare for a wedding rather than show up and wing it. To this day, anyone on my DJ team still feels nervous if we don’t have a ton of info from our couples in advance. It’s just who we are. I joke with couples that they’d never let the caterer surprise them so don’t let the DJ!

Fortunately, the DJ side of Pinnacle was so successful that it allowed us to also move into […]

2018-12-11T20:34:32+00:00October 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Here Comes The Sun | Post Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence is behind us and we are looking forward to another week of wonderful weddings in beautiful Charleston. Our team was working full force and was able to fully reschedule weddings that were affected by the hurricane. Sending our love and thoughts to our neighbors up north #trustpinnacle #hurricaneflorence #charleston

 

2018-09-18T22:09:30+00:00September 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|