Last night I had the privilege of handling the entertainment portion for Lauren and Michael's wedding at the Woodcrest Country Club with DJs Available Sound and Light. The day was windy, yet sunny and the ceremony took place indoors to beat the wind. Since there were no special music requests, I quickly loaded up my favorite ceremony playlist which included Johnann Pachelbel's "Canon in D Major" and my favorite version of "The Bridal Chorus." The ceremony went beautifully and included the traditional unity candle ceremony. Coctail selections included a fun mix of smooth jazz, new jazz, and chillout.
The party continued into the reception where the bride and groom were brought into "My Hero" by Foo Fighters. Their first dance, "Green Eyes" by Coldplay was the perfect compliment. For the blessing the grooms family gave a traditional Ukrainian blessing. This was immediately followed by a touching toast by the best man and matron of honor.
After dinner was when the real party kicked off. Requests were light so I had the freedom to pull out all my favorite crowd pleasers. Opening the dance floor to Motown always gets the crowd moving.. and it did. The guests were ready to party! The dancing selections went across the musical spectrum and put the crowd into a dancing frenzy. There were several highlights however. Here were a few of the heavy hitters:
Taio Cruiz - Dynamite
Young MC - Bust a Move
Billy Idol - Mony Mony
LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem
Rihanna - Only Girl
The bride and groom omitted the garter portion which seems to be the growing trend. In lieu of throwing the bouquet, the bride decided to give it to her grandmother. This was one of the most touching moments of the night. The last traditional portion of the night, the cake, went smooth and elegantly. They did not smash it and the moment was sealed with a kiss.
After the cake I moved the party into overdrive with a few more dance selections from Rihanna, Beatles, and Foster the People. The party was going so well, I did not want to stop mixing! However, all good things must eventually end and I downshifted the party with Barry White's "Can't Get Enough of Your Love." The last song of the night, "Have I told you lately" by Van Morrison capped the night off perfectly. All in all a wonderful and memorable night.