Komlan Aditi Assignon has over 12 years of experience in event planning, customer service, and wedding business. Through the years he has worked in the music and entertainment aspects of the wedding industry all around Madison and all over Wisconsin. Komlan earned his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He double majored in International Politics & Economics, and French. Komlan was originally born in Togo and was raised by the values of a French culture. Prior to moving to the United States for higher education, he was raised in a country where French is the first language. He also lived in France for a short time before setting his eyes on the United States of America. Komlan learned through his parents (Kodjo and Tele) that higher education is the key to success in any culture. This was the main reason that pushed him to finish his high school education and go on to graduate from UW-Madison. “Once A Badger Always A Badger”.
Throughout his years at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Komlan’s love for music helped him start a business in event planning. He started hosting social events at several venues in Madison including Orpheum theatre, Segredo Night Club, Vintage Spirit Bar, Churchkey Bar, State Bar and many others. After successfully hosting various social events Komlan was offered the opportunity to plan and DJ a wedding. He loved every minute of the wedding planning and DJ’ing. It has been 10 years and counting and that love keeps growing year after year.
Komlan resides in the heart of downtown Madison – his hometown for the past 15 years. When he is not planning fabulous events or weddings around the city you can find him practicing his culinary talents, training for “Crazylegs classic run”, spending time with friends at the terrace, volunteering, or spending time with family – especially his nephew Oen. He has an older brother and sister, and a younger sister. His goals are to get married and to start a family in the next three years. Komlan speaks, writes, and reads French fluently. On his free time he loves to play football (soccer) and travel around the world. He was in Brazil last summer for the 2014 Men’s World Cup. His love for traveling holds dear to him and France, Romania, Spain, Ibiza, Netherlands, Brazil, Mexico are few of the places he has traveled to overseas. Here in the US he has traveled to Los Angeles, San Diego, New York City, Minneapolis, Dallas, Houston, Tampa, Clearwater, Scottsdale, Anne Arbor, Chicago, and hoping to do more during the slow wedding season in the winter.
Komlan has successfully executed hundreds of events in the wedding business. He has strong communication skills geared to both internal leadership and providing outstanding customer service. He is an excellent multi-tasker and is very organized. Not only is Komlan detail oriented, but he is also passionate about customer service, wedding planning, and building relationships. Komlan is a valuable team leader and works hard to ensure wonderful and stress-free events.
As a DJ, music has always played a significant role in every aspect of his life. This is how his love for music started. When Komlan was young his older brother would always teach him all the cool dances and play all the new hits for him. Komlan grew up playing drums, performing in his high school theatre program, and watching his older brother play guitar and perform for an audience. Komlan loves spending hours looking for new songs and music that has a particular beat to get a dance floor packed. His favorite DJ is Avicii. He actually had the chance to meet him in person…what an unbelievable moment it was for him. His favorite song of all time is “Get Down On It” by Kool & The Gang.
Komlan is a very friendly, outgoing, fun, an open-minded individual to be around. He always brings the energy whenever needed and his positive attitude and professionalism speak louder. He believes his smile is an effective icebreaker when meeting new people and making new friends. Komlan is great at picking the right songs for any type of event, and reads the crowd well to know what to play to get everyone on the dance floor song after song.
His favorite events are weddings and bridal shows. During the summer he loves concerts at the terrace, concerts on the square, on king street, and all around Madison. His one wish would be “World Peace”.