It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about my wedding adventures but I had a few big changes in my life over the last year, so my apologies for not bringing you all of my wedding highlights. Fear not though! I’m back and ready to blog.
Over the past 5 years of DJing weddings, I’ve gained the uncanny knack to know which of my weddings are going to make my personal wedding hall of fame. Sometimes it’s the music suggestions the bride and groom bring me, sometimes its the way the dance floor reacts when you play your first song, and sometimes you just know when you sit down to meet with the couple.
In the case of Maggie and Brandon, it was all of the above and then some. Their wedding reception at Allegheny Country Club in Sewickley was one for the ages. As soon as I walked into the reception space I was amazed with the simplistic yet elegant set up of the venue. Just look at how beautiful this space is!
In the case of this wedding, I was strictly in charge of MC and Dance floor duties for the evening. That left music for cocktail hour and dinner to an awesome guitar and singer duo who absolutely killed it. (I’m frantically looking for their information, and will update this blog once I find it!).
Finally the bride and groom arrived at the venue (in a beautiful Rolls-Royce) and it was time to start the proceedings. The bride and groom kicked things off with a first dance to the Beach Boys “God Only Knows”. Which was then followed up with parent dances (to the Way you look tonight by Tony Bennett) and a barrage of speeches over an awesome dinner.
Then it was time for me to open up the dance floor…
When I met with my bride she told me in advance that her family weren’t the dancing type, and that I shouldn’t worry if the dance floor isn’t busy. So i’m sure you can imagine my surprise when within the first minute of the evening, my dance floor looked like this:
And the dance floor was packed like that for the rest of the night!!! The bride and grooms selections included a mix of motown, classic rock, hip-hop, top 40 and throwbacks. I even managed to sneak a few country classics in there as well.
However the night was far from over, as the bride and groom treated guests to an amazing fireworks display right outside of their venue. This was my first time coordinating a soundtrack for a fireworks show, but I must say it went off without a hitch. Check out the highlight provided below:
Afterwards, guests were re-energized with a “Kegs and Eggs” breakfast buffet, and the dancing continue late into the evening.
Maggie and Brandon’s choice of venue, flow of events, and surprise events kept guests energized all night! It was a great example of keeping guests engaged throughout the night! It was a pleasure playing for their guests and keeping the dance floor packed (despite supposedly not being big dancers… I don’t know if I believe that though!).
Congrats on your wedding Maggie and Brandon, and thank you for allowing me to be part of the day!