Christine and Jeff chose the beautiful Prestonwood Country Club grand ballroom for their reception and I couldn’t be happier to play for this Match.com couple. They are so nice and funny! I knew this was going to be a good one, and it was! I was thrilled also to be working with photographer Brian Mullins and videographer Phil from Twenty-One Films. The room filled with the 175 guests after the cocktail hour and I had a mix of standards playing as they found their tables with floral arrangements by Watered Garden. The bridal party entered from the side door to “Timber” and Christine and Jeff were ready for their intro. The came out from the top of the stairs and I had looped the beginning of Black Eyed Peas “The Time (Dirty Bit)” until they got to the dance floor, then I took the loop off so they could start their synchronized dance that shortly included their wedding party for a minute or so. It was awesome and really took the energy through the roof. They then had their second dance as husband and wife to “Wanted” by Hunter Hayes as they sang it to each other like they were the only 2 in the room. So sweet! They took their seats and Christine’s father welcomed everyone and her mother’s fiancé provided the blessing. Dinner service started and I continued a standards mix with some special song requests by her father that I happily took care of.
After dinner we had a few toasts and the cake cutting to “(This Will Be) An Everlasting Love” at the top of the stairs. They made their way back down the stairs and Christine joined her father for their dance to “The Way You Look Tonight” by Tony Bennett that may have brought a small tear to my eye. Jeff then escorted his mother to the floor for their dance to “Wind Beneath My Wings”. I invited all the married couples to join them for the next dance with was a “longest married couple dance” to “Unchained Melody”. The winning couple was over 50 years and received Jessica’s bouquet as a gift. I passed out colored sunglasses and glow sticks and opened the floor with some Motown and current that filled the floor with young and old and lots of neon colors. We stopped shortly for the garter toss to “Take Me Home, Country Roads” and guests surrounded them singing it. Jeff going to West Virginia may have helped with that. I then went into “Wagon Wheel” and everyone continued singing and dancing along. Back to some current dance music with some 90’s mixed in kept everyone dancing til the end, even the guy who split his pants dancing..lol.
The night came to an end with their last dance of “Don’t Stop Believin’” and guests made their way to the front of the Country Club for their sparkler exit. Thank you so much Christine and Jeff and it was an absolute pleasure to be your DJ!