Russ Free began his bridal industry service in 1978 with Complete Music DJ Service. Weddings have always been a primary focus. He founded Fun Time, Inc. doing business as the Complete Music Disc Jockey Franchise in Lincoln and eastern Nebraska area, Southeastern South Dakota and Eastern Iowa centered in Sioux City, Iowa. Complete Music is a "multi-operation" service business including videography, photo booth, photography, up-lighting services. Fun Time also included honeymoon destination and travel services as a Certified Sandals Representative and GoGo Travel sales agency. Upon completing 36 years in the DJ hosting business, Russ sold his Complete Music in 2014.
Bridal Shows were a key part of marketing for Fun Time. Participation in 12-15 bridal shows per year in the areas he served was a key part of marketing his services. The Wedding Fair was established with two partners in 1982 as a major bridal show in Eastern Nebraska. Russ eventually became the sole owner of The Wedding Fair.
Thinking about and planning a wedding is a magical time. Helping to plan this special moment and is a primary motivation. Bringing brides and those who serve and provide bridal products for brides is a unique privilege and profession. Russ is a member of and Board Member for Bridal Show Producers International (BSPI).
The mission of BSPi is to maintain and enhance the quality of Bridal Shows, for the benefit of exhibitors and the public
BSPI sets the standard for creating events that bring brides and exhibitors together for the creation of a magical and unforgettable moments.
Education is a key to Russ's mission. From developing and training high caliber DJ hosts for events to creating events for brides to gain everything there is to know about bridal products and services. Russ earned Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees from the University of Nebraska. Russ is a member of Rotary International and enjoys volunteering for Rotary Club 14 projects, Special Olympics and Team Mates Mentoring of Nebraska.
Wedding Fair Host and Master of Ceremonies
Mark Taylor Feit started in radio when he was just 16, and spent 20 years in that field, most recently co-hosting the Morning Show on KFOR for six years. He has since chosen a new path, one of giving back. From 2012-2015 Mark served as the Regional Director of Development for the Alzheimer's Association Nebraska Chapter, in charge of fundraising, sponsorships, and events in all 93 Nebraska Counties. Now, Mark returns to his Lincoln roots as the Lincoln Director for Community Health Charities. He's married to Bailey, a math teacher at North Star High School. They have two dogs, Lewie and Billy.
Mark has spoken to groups of 2 to 1000 people. He has emceed countless Galas, wedding fairs, comedy shows, and even DJ'ed weddings and dances for a few years.
Mark was ordained as a minister in 2000, and officiated his first wedding in 2004. He strives to create professional ceremonies for couples that reflect who they are. His greatest compliment is when couples tell him that it was the perfect ceremony.