Richie DeMeglio – husband, father of 2 boys, avid mountain biker and lover of all things outdoors! Richie was the first DJ to join William on the It’s Your Night team and his passion for putting on amazing events has only gotten stronger through the years! Read on for our Q&A with Richie!
How did you get started in the DJ business?
I started DJing while in college at UT Austin to make some extra money. I saw an ad in the paper to make $50 an hour and that was a lot at the time, so after an interview consisting of a game of charades, I was off to DJ events and weddings! After graduation, I moved up to the DFW area and took a break from DJing for a few years to pursue a film editing job. I previously knew William’s wife, Christy, from high school and we reconnected when my wife, Ana, and I joined Christy & William’s church. William was a one-man show at the time and with my experience, he brought me on in 2009. The rest is history!
What’s your favorite part about DJing weddings?
Creating an awesome playlist that is unique and memorable to my couples, and that keep the guests dancing all night long.
If you could choose a decade to go back to, which would you choose?
The 1990’s for sure. It’s the music I identify with the most.
If you could pick 2 people to have dinner with (dead or alive), who would they be?
Bruce Lee and my Grandpa. I’d love to have a conversation with Bruce Lee and I’d love to spend 1 more day with my Grandpa.
What is your go-to karaoke song?
“Stay” by Lisa Lobe
What do you like to do for fun?
Anything outdoors! Biking, hiking, fishing, kayaking – I love it all!
What is 1 unique thing about you that not many people know?
I was in a Six Flags commercial when I was a kid (we’re still trying to track down that footage…)
Tell us a little about your wedding!
I married the girl of my dreams, Ana, on March 11, 2005 at the Japanese Gardens. It was a small ceremony with our closest family and friends and we danced to “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds for our first dance.
What is one piece of advice that you would give couples during the wedding planning process?
Don’t stress about the small details!
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