Drew and Adrienne’s Wedding at Art Works
On November 5th 2016, Drew and Adrienne held their wedding reception at Art Works, an art gallery/studio space located just a few minutes from downtown Richmond. I was really looking forward to getting to DJ in this space since it’s a combination art gallery, active art studio AND hip wedding venue near downtown Richmond.
Drew and Adrienne were one of the more hands off wedding couples I’ve gotten to DJ for in Richmond. They gave me a few music suggestions but left picking almost all of the music to me. They even let me pick their introduction song (Calvin Harris ft Rihanna – This Is What You Came For)!
As the guests arrived I started with some classics and standards (Sinatra, Buble, Harry Connick Jr). Then I mixed in some uptempo singer songwriters like Amos Lee and Andy Grammer.
IK Catering was providing various stations around the wedding reception area (including an amazing looking fruit arrangement) at Art Works. The guests were mingling between two rooms. During dinner I stayed with the standards and acoustic mix since I could see the older guests nodding heads and tapping feet – a few of them even got up during dinner to dance to some Rat Pack classics!
Before the Father/Daughter and the Mother/Son dances I was asked by Adrienne to invite all fathers/daughters and mothers/sons to join them on the dance floor after the first verse, and it was so cool to see so many of their friends and family getting up and dance with the newly married couple! I’m sure that Jason Jarvis Photography got some really great pictures from that moment.
After the toast I opened the dance floor to the Groom’s request of Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl” and spent the remainder of the evening DJing a mix of motown, old school hip hop, a few 80’s and ended to evening with “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” by Bill Medley/Jennifer Warnes, from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack.
By Frank Guertler- Owner
Bunn DJ Company- Richmond VA