Music & Lighting


Sound By Design

Sound by Design makes wedding planning easy by offering the best in DJ, lighting, photo booth and film services. Your SBD experience will be personalized and unique, ensuring your wedding day reflects you. We don't do the gimmicks or the games but instead, help you throw an amazing party!

A Personal Touch DJ

A Personal Touch DJ's took all the positives about companies that make them great and got rid of all the negatives. Now we have a company that is completely customizable to our customers. We offer FREE ceremony music at every event if the ceremony is located at the same place as your reception. Our price for DJ-ing also includes our entire dance floor lighting package, our entire professional sound package and unlimited hours of service for the day. Our rate also includes a wireless handheld microphone for reception speeches and modern non-cheesy DJ's. We have been voted "Best of DJ's" for the state of Wisconsin by in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and most recently 2019! We also won the People's Choice Award on all 5 years we've been on their site. We also just won the Top Choice award for Best DJ in Milwaukee by The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 


David Charles Productions

David Charles Hackbarth is a dedicated, motivated and goal-oriented professional with nearly 20 years of experience in providing DJ/MC, lighting, sound, coordination, planning and audio/visual aspects for weddings and events.

David's experience ranges from indoor/outdoor weddings, multi-cultural weddings, private tented residences to upscale corporate functions.  His knowledge and experience for successful events, in addition to his passion for life and genuine care in people, makes him the perfect fit for those that truly want an impressive and personalized production.

Rustic Manor 1848 - String Lighting

Offering string bulb lighting is the newest service provided by Rustic Manor 1848. Both inside and outside string lights are available. Classic white bulb lights enhance the outside patio allowing guests to relax outside, enjoy drinks from the serve-through beverage window and play yard games after sunset. Black Edison Bulb lights are offered inside to match the vintage look of the room's wall lighting. Our ability to dim these lights come dancing allows the subtle glow of the bulbs to make for the perfect reception setting. Contact our office today to add this service to your rental package!