There are events that just rock. There are events that get funky. Then there are events that are destined to rock, with a little funk rubbed into it. Plymouth Country Club was the scene of one wedding that rocked, rolled and got funky at the same time. Surrounded by friends and family, as well as one awesome MC/DJ combination, Patricia and Bob had an evening that will resonate for quite some time.
More often than not, the day of a wedding can be a stressful time for everyone involved. This is not referring to the family themselves, but to the staff of professionals that have been enlisted to create a “once-in-a-lifetime” set of moments. However, on November 6, 2010, stress did not even enter the equation. Armed with a solid production team and an even cooler group of guests, this party was headed for “classic” status.
Patricia and Bob had a strong idea of what their perfect day would entail; the few minutes we spent together a few days prior to the event gave me a clear image of what that included. The phrase “elegant, but fun” is the best description I can offer. From the relaxed, yet rock-filled (including Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam and Oasis), tempo of cocktail to the fist-pumping attitude of their Grand Introductions (Celebration by Kool & The Gang for the parents, “I Gotta Feeling” for Trish and Bob) it was obvious that this couple would let loose as soon as the situation arose.
The romance began as our Bride and Groom shared their first dance to You and Me by the Dave Matthews Band. As the evening wore on it steadily gained momentum through a set of Motown and R&B-infused rock (Mustang Sally and Land of 1,000 Dances by Wilson Pickett), into a funk-tastic set of 1970’s jams that included one of my personal faves, the Double Dutch Bus by Philadelphia’s own Frankie Smith. (I’m aware that Double Dutch Bus was actually released in 1981, but it still sounds like a 70’s funk song!)
During our final dance set DJ Joey T jumped back a few years to the mid-90’s for some old school hip-hop. Trish, Bob and all of their friends made a circle on the dance floor and belted the words to every song, including Poison by Bel Biv Devoe and Jump Around by House of Pain.
I want to thank the entire staff at Plymouth Country Club for all of their assistance in creating a perfect evening for Trish and Bob. Thank you, as well, to John Kellar for the amazing photos. We received this note shortly after the wedding from the newlyweds…
We are so glad you [Brian] were the DJ for our wedding reception. You were great! You were professional, courteous and best of all, you rocked the house! Everyone has a great time. We have received so many compliments from our guests on how great the music was. We would recommend you to anyone! Thanks again for an awesome night!
Trish and Bob, best of luck on your journey together. I was honored to be part of your wedding day.
Images courtesy of John Kellar Photography – www.johnkellarphotography.com