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LIZ & PETER...The FUN Wedding Experts

Elisabeth Scott Daley and Peter Merry have been helping engaged couples to plan and create unforgettably fun and amazingly entertaining wedding receptions as a unique Co-MC team since 2011. They have provided DJ entertainment and served as the Co-Masters of Ceremonies at Wedding Receptions across the United States, including California, Arizona, Washington, Texas, Missouri, South Dakota, Virginia, and North Carolina. They currently serve their clients as dual Wedding Entertainment Directors®. Peter was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. He worked for almost 20 years in the Southern California region, from San Diego to Santa Barbara and from Catalina Island to Palm Springs. He currently lives in Kansas City, Missouri. Liz was born in Williamsburg, Virginia and raised in Reidsville, North Carolina. She worked for 12 years in New York City as a Professional Actress. She currently lives in Williamsburg, Virginia. Together they are available to entertain at weddings across the United States and just about any destination around the globe. To read a full bio page on Liz Daley, simply click on her name. To read a full bio page on Peter Merry, simply click on his name.

PUBLIC SPEAKING TEAM

Together, they have co-presented seminars on improving communication and collaboration wedding professionals and the latest trends in creative and personalized wedding entertainment. These seminars have been presented to wedding professionals across the United States and in Mexico, in Canada, and in the United Kingdom. They have been asked to speak locally, nationally, and internationally for various professional trade associations and educational conferences, including:

ABC (Association of Bridal Consultants)
WMBA (Wedding Merchants Business Academy)
W&EPP (Weddings & Events Proactive Professionals)
PMC (Pro Mobile Conference)
CDJS (Canadian DJ Show)

INDUSTRY LEADERS

In an effort to create and promote a verifiable and certified new brand of elite wedding entertainment service, in May of 2007, Peter founded the WED Guild® (Wedding Entertainment Directors Guild®). Liz Daley was asked to serve on the founding WED Guild®’s Advisory Board of Directors and played a vital role in helping to shape their extensive certification process. In 2010, Liz became the President of the WED Guild®. In July of 2013, the WED Guild® was able to secure the trademark rights to their title of Wedding Entertainment Director®. In July of 2014, Liz & Peter sold the WED Guild® to the ADJA (American Disc Jockey Association) where it has become their top tier certification title for professional wedding entertainers.

PUBLISHED AUTHOR & WRITERS

In February of 2007, Peter self-published a soft-cover, black and white edition of his first book, “The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!” and, over the next 2 years, sold over 11,000 copies! As a direct result, he landed a publishing deal and in October of 2010, a completely revised and updated, hard-cover, full color edition was released in bookstores everywhere. Liz became a contributor to Peter Merry’s book and one of her couple’s stories was selected as 1 of only 18 real couple profile pages. Liz was a featured writer on the ProMobileDJ blog and Peter was a featured writer in Mobile Beat Magazine and The Current Audition.

ENTERTAINERS

Liz & Peter both have a varied and extensive entertainment background including: Public Speaking, Talk Radio, Stand-Up Comedy, Acting, Singing, and Dancing. They have also taken performance workshops from Mark & Rebecca Ferrell, Bill Hermann & Jason Jones, and Randy Bartlett. You can read more about their individual entertainment backgrounds on their individual bio pages.

TRAINING / MENTORING / COACHING

In March of 2011, Liz & Peter teamed up to begin offering a 2-day performance workshop for Wedding DJ/MCs who want to create the most personalized Grand Entrances for their couples. So far, over 100 Wedding DJ/MCs from across the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom have traveled to attended their Make It GRAND! Workshop. In June of 2014, they started offering a 1-day performance workshop for Wedding DJ/MCs called Taking Your Stage Workshop.

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LIZ DALEY, WED®

 Elisabeth Scott Daley has been helping engaged couples to plan and create amazingly fun and entertaining wedding celebrations since 1997. She has provided DJ entertainment and served as the Master of Ceremonies at Wedding Receptions across the United States, including California, Arizona, Washington, Texas, South Dakota, Virginia, North Carolina, New Jersey, and New York. She currently serves her clients as their Wedding Entertainment Director® via her exclusive entertainment service, Liz Daley Events. She was born in Williamsburg, Virginia and raised in Reidsville, North Carolina. She worked for 12 years in New York City as a Professional Actress. She currently lives in Williamsburg, Virginia and she is available to entertain at weddings across the United States and just about any destination around the globe. To learn more, visit her web site: Liz Daley Events.com.

PUBLIC SPEAKER

Wedding Entertainment Director® Elisabeth Scott Daley giving her seminar at the 2014 Las Vegas DJ Show.

She has presented seminars on wedding MC skills, improving communication between wedding professionals, creating scripted timeline agendas, and the latest trends in unique and personalized wedding entertainment. These seminars have been presented to wedding professionals across the United States and in Mexico, in Canada, and in the United Kingdom.

Wedding Entertainment Director® Elisabeth Scott Daley at the DJ Times DJ Expo Wedding DJ All-Stars panel in August of 2010 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

She has also frequently been asked to speak locally, nationally, and internationally for various professional trade associations and educational conferences, including:

ABC (Association of Bridal Consultants)
WMBA (Wedding Merchants Business Academy)
W&EPP (Weddings & Events Proactive Professionals)
ArmDJs (Appalachian Regional Mobile DJ Symposium)
MBLV (Mobile Beat Show in Las Vegas, NV)
DJTE (DJ Times Expo in Atlantic City, NJ)
LVDJS (The Las Vegas DJ Show)
PMC (Pro Mobile Conference)
CDJS (Canadian DJ Show)

She has presented seminars national and international educational conferences and trade shows alongside several best-selling authors, reality TV show hosts, and wedding industry celebrities, including: Sasha Souza, David Tutera, Colin Cowie, Kathy Ireland, Susan Southerland, Andy Ebon, Alan Berg, Timothy Chi, Sonny Gangully, Judson Laipply, Coolio, John Francis Daley, DJ Casper, Kathy Ireland, Lynda Carter, Michael Port, Tom Haibeck, Diann Valentine, Gary Vaynerchuk, Jeffrey Gitomer, Peter Merry, and the inimitable Grace Ormonde!

INDUSTRY LEADER

Wedding Entertainment Director® Elisabeth Scott Daley in front of the WED Guild® Step & Repeat.

She has served as an Officer of her Local Chapter of the ADJA (American Disc Jockey Association) since 2004. In February of 2007, she was invited to become a founding member of the WED Guild® (Wedding Entertainment Directors Guild®) Advisory Board of Directors. She played a vital role in shaping the standards and procedures that were developed for their rigorous application process. In May of 2007, she became the first female to earn the prestigious title of Wedding Entertainment Director®. In 2010, Elisabeth achieved the advanced designation of “Accredited Bridal Consultant™”, of which there are only 50 in the country, through the ABC (Association of Bridal Consultants), the oldest and largest association for wedding planners. Also in 2010, she became President of the WED Guild® and her efforts were integral in helping them to secure the trademark rights to their title of Wedding Entertainment Director®. In 2014, she ended her tenure as President and facilitated the sale of the WED Guild® to the ADJA where it is now their highest level of certification available as a Wedding DJ/MC.

WRITER

"The Best Wedding Reception...Ever!" by Wedding Entertainment Director® & Author, Peter Merry with MERRY WEDDINGS.

In January of 2010, she became a contributor to Peter Merry’s book, “The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!” and one of her couple’s stories was selected as 1 of only 18 real couple profile pages. She was a featured writer on the ProMobileDJ blog from 2011 to 2014 and she has had several others articles published in wedding industry trade magazines and blogs. She is also a prolific blogger on topics related to her wedding entertainment services, Liz Daley Events.

SPECIAL EVENTS INDUSTRY

Wedding Entertainment Director® Elisabeth Scott Daley singing on stage in a Musical Theatre production.She began her career in the special event industry with Chez-zam Entertainment Group (New York City) in 1989 quite by accident as a means to support herself as she pursued her Broadway aspirations. She began as an “interactive” dancer working with some of Manhattan’s most talented and sought after DJs and Masters of Ceremonies. By 1997 she had become a trusted director and manager handling many of their key clients including Cablevision. One of her final responsibilities was to supervise the “High Rollers” New Year’s Eve celebration 2004 at the Atlantic City Hilton Hotel and Casino. In 2003, she started her own entertainment company, Daley DJs, which has now become Liz Daley Events to better portray everything her company has to offer. She is comfortable working in a multitude of environments. She has served as an event planner and coordinator at private and corporate events held at such recognizable venues as The Pierre, The Waldorf-Astoria, and The Marriott Marquis as well as numerous Banquet Halls and Country Clubs in Long Island, Westchester, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. She has handled everything from small parties with a mobile DJ set up to huge extravaganzas with headline entertainment as well as “team-building” events and major fundraising dinners and auctions.

PROFESSIONAL ACTOR

Wedding Entertainment Director® Elisabeth Scott Daley's Professional Acting Headshot from 1995.

She studied Acting at The North Carolina School of the Arts, Dance and Choreography at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Musical Theatre at Shenandoah University. She is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory of Music and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre with an emphasis in Directing. A highly trained dancer in tap, jazz, ballet and numerous other styles, Liz was allowed to earn her “movement” requirements for her degree alongside the dance majors in their highest classes. She appears regionally in her one-woman tribute to the great ladies of Broadway in “One Night Of Broadway”.

She spent over 12 years in New York City as a professional singer, dancer and actress. She appeared in the daytime drama “As the World Turns” as well as the HBO hit “Sex and the City.” She was a principal singer on board several cruise lines including, The Song of America, The Enchanted Seas and The Mississippi Queen. She enjoyed a six month run at Burt Reynold’s Jupiter Dinner Theatre in Florida and she appeared in Las Vegas at the Luxor Hotel in their critically acclaimed long-running production of the 60’s musical “Beehive.” Elisabeth has toured the United States in such crowd-pleasing favorites as “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” and “Sleeping Beauty.” She appeared regionally in “42nd Street,” “Anything Goes,” “Gypsy,” “Kismet,” “Peter Pan,” “My Fair Lady,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” “The Sound of Music,” “Funny Girl,” “Me & My Girl,” “Pippin,” “A Chorus Line,” “Barnum,” “Pinnochio,” and “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.” In New York City she originated the role of Ed in the musical revue “Primetime” premiering at Musical Theatre Works with musical arrangements by Andrew Gerle, directed by Drew Geraci and produced by Ken Davenport. (Ken’s blog)

She spent a great deal of time in recording studios in Texas and New York City providing “sweetener” back-ground tracks for live theatre productions and lead vocal tracks for corporate industrials. She also starred in over 10 music videos produced in Nashville now appearing in Japan. Behind the scenes, she has produced and directed productions of “The Fantasticks” and “Minnesota Moon” in Boston as well as Stephen Schwartz’s musical “The Baker’s Wife” in Texas. She has also served as stage manager on numerous productions across the country. Her extensive work as an actress has taken her to Paris, London, Venice, Lucerne, and Frankfurt as well as countless other cities across the United States and abroad.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Wedding Entertainment Director® Elisabeth Scott Daley attending the MarBecca Method Wedding MC Workshop in Las Vegas in 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

She continues to maintain extensive contacts and connections from all over the country in the entertainment industry. In addition to Public Speaking and doing Stand-Up Comedy, she has also taken performance workshops from Mark & Rebecca Ferrell, Bill Hermann & Jason Jones, and Randy Bartlett.

TRAINER / MENTOR / COACH

Wedding Entertainment Directors® Elisabeth Scott Daley & Peter Merry having fun with the attendees of their Taking Your Stage Workshop. Click on this photo to learn more about their Taking Your Stage Workshop.

In March of 2011, she teamed up with Peter Merry to begin offering a 2-day performance workshop for Wedding DJ/MCs who want to create the most personalized Grand Entrances for their couples. So far, over 100 Wedding DJ/MCs from across the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom have traveled to attended their Make It GRAND! Workshop. In June of 2014, they started offering a 1-day performance workshop for Wedding DJ/MCs called Taking Your Stage Workshop.

FAVORITE PASTIMES

Wedding Entertainment Director® Elisabeth Scott Daley enjoying margaritas at Plaza Azteca with her husband, Steven Daley.

FAVORITE PASTIMES

In her time off, she loves “Duffy” Cosmos at Center Street Restaurant…and “Kathy” or “Kenia” Margaritas at Plaza Azteca! She also loves Pilates training with Teresa at Equilibrium Wellness Center and working out like a crazy person at Benefits Personal Training Studio with Lori, Ashley and Luke! Training is a necessity. Why? Because she really loves deliciously crappy food. Doesn’t everyone? Finally, she enjoys spending as much time as she can with her amazingly supportive husband of 20 years, Steven Daley.

When its TV Time, she loves watching Castle, NCIS, CSI, Covert Affairs, Elementary, Glee, Madam Secretary, Nashville, Perception, Nurse Jackie, Rizzoli and Isles, Royal Pains, Suits, Unforgettable and White Collar. Steve’s list is twice as long and fills up the DVR. Of course, the real reason for “TV Time”…the kitties (Dani, Kaboodle, and Tux)  love sleeping on top of “Papa” and curling up with “Momma” during the sacred evening hours.

Peter Merry, WED®

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PETER MERRY, WED®

Peter Merry has been helping engaged couples to create unforgettably fun and entertaining wedding receptions since 1992. He has provided DJ entertainment and served as the Master of Ceremonies at Wedding Receptions across the United States, including California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Washington, Texas, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Illinois, North Carolina, Virginia, New Jersey, and New York. He currently serves his clients as their Wedding Entertainment Director® via his exclusive entertainment service, Merry Weddings. He was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. He worked for almost 20 years in the Southern California region, from San Diego to Santa Barbara and from Catalina Island to Palm Springs. He currently lives in Kansas City, Missouri and he is available to entertain at weddings across the United States and just about any destination around the globe. To learn more, visit his personal web site: PeterMerry.com.

PUBLIC SPEAKER

Wedding Entertainment Director® Peter Merry with the attendees of his seminar titled "Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings" presented in Bloomington, IL on May 13th of 2003. Click on this photo to see an excerpt of this seminar on YouTube.

He has presented seminars on improving wedding marketing, sales consultation skills, advanced MC performance techniques, earning professional referrals, creating outrageous demand, and the value of solid standards and ethics in business. These seminars have been presented to wedding professionals in over 60 cities across the United States, in Canada, in Mexico, in the Bahamas, and in the United Kingdom. He has also frequently been asked to speak locally, nationally, and internationally for various professional trade associations and educational conferences, including:

ABC (Association of Bridal Consultants) ISES (International Special Events Society) NACE (National Association of Catering Executives) WMBA (Wedding Merchants Business Academy) AfWPi (Association for Wedding Professionals) WEVA (Wedding & Event Videographers Association) NAWP (National Association of Wedding Professionals) MPI (Meeting Professionals International) JPC (Justice of the Peace Association) WPIC (The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada) W&EPP (Weddings & Events Proactive Professionals) ArmDJs (Appalachian Regional Mobile DJ Symposium) MBLV (Mobile Beat Show in Las Vegas, NV) DJTE (DJ Times Expo in Atlantic City, NJ) LVDJS (The Las Vegas DJ Show) PMC (Pro Mobile Conference) CDJS (Canadian DJ Show)

He has presented seminars and given talks about his book at national and international educational conferences, trade shows, and bridal shows alongside several best-selling authors, reality TV show hosts, and wedding industry celebrities, including: Preston Bailey, Sasha Souza, David Tutera, Colin Cowie, Kathy Ireland, Susan Southerland, Andy Ebon, Alan Berg, Timothy Chi, Sonny Gangully, Judson Laipply, Mary Dann, Barbara Wallace, Carley Roney, Jane Dayus-Hinch, Donnie Brown, Tom Haibeck, Diann Valentine, Gary Vaynerchuk, Jeffrey Gitomer, and the inimitable Grace Ormonde!

INDUSTRY LEADER

Wedding Entertainment Director® Peter Merry speaking at the 2005 ADJA National Meeting.

He served in 2003 and 2004 as the National President of the ADJA (American Disc Jockey Association). In February of 2005, after nearly doubling the membership of the ADJA and helping to start several new local chapters, he was presented with the ADJA’s 1st Annual “Peter Merry Leadership Award.” In an effort to create and promote a verifiable and certified new brand of elite wedding entertainment service, in May of 2007, he founded the WED Guild® (Wedding Entertainment Directors Guild®). As a direct result, in July of 2013, the WED Guild® was able to secure the trademark rights to their title of Wedding Entertainment Director®.

PUBLISHED AUTHOR

"The Best Wedding Reception...Ever!" by Wedding Entertainment Director® & Author, Peter Merry with MERRY WEDDINGS.

In February of 2007, he self-published a soft-cover, black and white edition of his first book, “The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!” and, over the next 2 years, sold over 11,000 copies! As a direct result, he landed a publishing deal and in October of 2010, a completely revised and updated, hard-cover, full color edition was released in bookstores everywhere. The book is now also available on Kindle and iBooks. His book is currently being read by engaged couples, along with wedding entertainers and other wedding professionals across the United States, along with Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Korea. 

ENTERTAINER

Wedding Entertainment Director® Peter Merry performing Stand-Up Comedy at the Irvine Improv. Click on this photo to watch his premier Improv performance on YouTube.

His varied entertainment background includes years of public speaking and teaching classes at his church, serving as a “Morning Host” for KBRT AM 740, hosting and engineering his own Talk Radio Show on KBRT, and doing Stand-Up Comedy at the Irvine Improv. He has also taken performance workshops from Mark & Rebecca Ferrell, Bill Hermann & Jason Jones, and Todd Mitchem. And he has been sought out by corporations to roast their CEOs.

TRAINER / MENTOR / COACH

Wedding Entertainment Director® Peter Merry with the attendees his November 2009 edition of The Professional Process in Richmond, VA. Click on this photo to learn more about The Professional Process.

In January of 2009, Peter began offering 2-day training event called The Professional Process that covers his approach in marketing, sales, planning, preparation, performance, and follow-up with and for his wedding clients. Since then, he has trained over 200 wedding DJs from across the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. In March of 2011, Peter teamed up with Elisabeth Scott Daley to begin offering a 2-day performance workshop for Wedding DJ/MCs who want to create the most personalized Grand Entrances for their couples. So far, over 100 Wedding DJ/MCs from across the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom have traveled to attended their Make It GRAND! Workshop. In June of 2014, they started offering a 1-day performance workshop for Wedding DJ/MCs called Taking Your Stage Workshop. In September of 2014, he started offering a half-day Adobe Audition workshop called Audio Editing Like a BOSS!

INDUSTRY ADVOCATE

Wedding Entertainment Director® & Author Peter Merry being interviewed on TV about his book, "The Best Wedding Reception...Ever!" Click on this photo to watch his first TV interview on YouTube.

In his ongoing efforts to promote his ground-breaking book, “The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”, Peter Merry has given over a dozen TV interviews on the topic of creating fun and memorable wedding receptions. He has also been a featured wedding professional on David Tutera’s popular reality TV show, “My Fair Wedding” along with WEtv’s “Bridezillas” and TLC’s “Say Yes To The Dress.” Peter’s infectious passion for creating memorable moments at wedding receptions and teaching others how they too can deliver dramatically different results for their engaged couples has caused many to affectionately refer to him as “The Fun Wedding Guy!”

FAVORITE PASTIMES

Wedding Entertainment Director® Peter Merry with his girlfriend, Audrae Mayo

In his downtime, Peter enjoys spending as much time as he can with his girlfriend, Audrae Mayo. Their favorite activity together is “Spencer Time” which usually includes playing some form of invisible baseball with Audrae’s adorable grandson, Spencer. Well-known as a sci-fi geek, he loves all things Star Wars, but he also enjoys Star Trek. (He has actually attended a Star Trek convention, sat through a marathon screening of all 6 Star Wars movies, and he even camped out for a week to see the very first showing of Star Wars Episode III…and yes, he is very excited about Star Wars Episode VII due out in December of 2015!) He was a fan of The Walking Dead when it was only available in graphic novels, but he’s a big fan of the hit TV show as well. He loves just about any Marvel movie and his favorite comic book hero is Spider-Man. (Maybe because Spider-Man’s real name is Peter?) He enjoys cooking up his mom’s amazing manicotti recipe for his friends and his favorite guilty pleasure is his mom’s strawberry cake.