It’s been over three months and I still can not get this wedding of my head, and Kerri and Miles are a bride and groom I will not soon forget, and their wedding at Cairnwood was, well, the perfect storm of awesomeness.
Although the reception itself was in December of 2010, I feel like the ‘party’ started long before, at the wrap up meeting at Cutting Edge Entertainment. Kerri and Miles are the kind of couple that, when I met them, I was infected by their enthusiasm and excitement, both about their upcoming wedding and about being married. As we went through the process of picking out songs for their reception and formalities (parent dances, cake cutting, introductions, etc), it was like a mini-party broke out right there in the conference room. Miles just couldn’t sit down, and was up and dancing as we listened to some classic hip-hop, while Kerri had her hands in the air and flower girl Madison’s face was aglow with laughter and happiness. I have to admit that Kerri and Miles are the kind of clients that make my job so much fun, and I’m lucky to do what I do, and meet such great folks.
The wedding day came that first Saturday in December, and although it was a little cold outside, inside we were warm and toasty… and things were only beginning to heat up The ceremony took place in the great hall of the mansion, and the bride and groom said their vows before their two hundred guests. Once the ceremony concluded, cocktail hour began with music playing while hors d’oeurves were served and the drinks were flowing. Once cocktails ended, dinner began with Bernadette and the rest of her catering staff from Jimmy Duffy’s “Wow’ing” the wedding guests with their food and presentation, although this comes as no surprise as they never disappoint.
And then dinner ended… and the party began. For me, this will go down in the record books as one of those crowds that a DJ only dreams about. It almost seemed as if every single guest was on the dance floor the entire night. I had so much fun as we had a dance off; with Miles and his crew versus Kerri and her friends. Needless to say, I was in DJ heaven, I played a lot of funk from the 70s and 80s, kicking it with tunes like “Flashlight” from Parliament and “Bad Mama Jama” by Carl Carlton. Then we played some classic hip hop party hits, like “Rappers Delight” by The Sugar Hill Gang and “It Takes Two” by Rob Base. At the end of the wedding, there was only one complain I kept hearing over and over again…“My feet hurt!”
It’s the kind of complaint that makes a DJ smile.
We worked with Judy of JP Event Design on this event, and had a fantastic experience. She had everything prepared and organized and was the glue for the entire wedding and reception. It was a wedding with a lot of details and she attended to all them. Judy is a planner with a passion for her job and lots of talent; and I hope I get the opportunity to work with her again very soon. I also worked with Adrienne from Element Photography. She is a great photographer, and as you can tell from the images here, takes some really amazing pictures. It was great to work with her and I hope to get the pleasure of working together with her again soon. In the end, it is all about the bride and groom, and Kerri and Miles were one of the best. Good luck to you both! A great wedding, a great couple, and boy do I love my job.
Images courtesy of Element Photography – www.elementphotonj.com
JP Event Design – www.jpeventdesign.com