Black Tie Certified DJ Staff

DJ Ryan L

DJ Ryan L

Ryan has been a DJ since he was in high school, and continues now with Instant Request for a total of 15 years experience. He is currently finishing a degree in film, and in his free time, enjoys photography, writing, camping, and anything outdoors.

When it comes to music, Ryan’s years of experience have made him well versed in most every genre. He can keep any dance floor packed, and make any guest comfortable letting loose.

Ryan was always easy to get a hold of and very flexible with my crazy schedule. Friendly is an understatement, you almost look forward to chats with him because he’s so fun.  If possible, he was better than expected (although I knew he’d be awesome). He was so great that guests went out of their way to compliment him to me. He read the crowd well and took requests well (as I asked him to do) Working with Ryan, the online planner, the ease of putting it all together (with the planner and Ryan). Honestly just loved that my guests had as great of a time on the dance floor that I did.  I knew I wanted to use instant request. My sister used a less expensive DJ (she saved maybe $200) and it wasn’t worth it. Was great to have expectations met for such a big day. – Kathryn and Ben @ Minneapolis Event Center


I wanted to send over a quick note to tell you how GREAT Ryan was! We were so pleased with how he handled our wedding and received many compliments on the music selection! We didn’t prepare him very well with our minimal playlist and he picked up our slack very nicely.  Overall, he was an absolute joy to work with and did an awesome job!! : ) – Caitlin and Marshall @ Rush Creek Golf Club


Ryan LaRue did an AMAZING job at our wedding. I’ve been to a lot of weddings and never have I seen so many people rush to the dance floor for the first song of the night. He was considerate of our music must-plays and really nailed the music from cocktail hour, dinner to the dance party. I had so many people from the wedding rave about the music and how much fun they had dancing, and of course Casey and I had a blast! From the lighting to the music, Ryan really made our night extra special and lots of fun. He is awesome! Thank you for asking about Ryan and for our friends that are engaged, they all know to use Instant Request. 🙂 – Natalie and Casey @ Lafayette Club


Ryan did a fantastic job ensuring that everyone at our wedding had a fun time. The music choices were spot on, and Ryan’s personality and energy were a perfect fit for our event. We highly recommend Ryan for any future events. – Abby and Duke @ Pinstripes