Ingrid and Jared’s Duportail Wedding
I am very grateful to get the opportunity to work with so many awesome people – weekend after weekend – just like Ingrid and Jared, the bride and groom from this wedding. Ingrid and Jared were laid back and their primary concern was with making sure that their friends and family had a great time at their wedding reception. At our wrap up meeting just prior the wedding, we spent a lot of time going over the music for the ceremony, dinner, and dancing. We sat together for a while just listening to music and looking for the perfect grand entrance, cake cutting, and parent dance songs. The best part of my job is getting to know my clients and share in their excitement for their big day, and sitting down with them face to face really gives my the chance to do just that.
This was a great crowd to DJ for, as the dance floor was packed full as soon as dinner ended. I usually start my first dance set with music geared to older guests, and play some oldies, Motown, Disco, and Funk, then later on in the night I segue into the current hits. The reason I do it this way is because older guests are the ones that tend to leave earlier in the night, and I have found that younger people – for the most part – will dance to music from older generations, while many older guests are hesitant to dance to popular music of today. As the Wedding DJ, it is my job to play music and get guests of all generations out there during the course of the reception. Ingrid and Jared were dancing most of the night, and their family and friends were right out there with them.
This wedding is the first blog from a reception I did at the Duportail House in Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania (just outside Valley Forge Park). I have worked at this venue before over the past few years and I am excited to finally feature it on this post. I also had a great time working with SAS Becker Photography. I want to thank them for letting me feature the images from the wedding on our blog. Most importantly, I want to thank Ingrid and Jared for choosing me as their Wedding DJ and allowing me to rock their wedding.
A few weeks after the wedding the bride and groom were nice enough to post the following testimonial on the Knot.
Richie from Cutting Edge DJ-ed my wedding a few weeks ago and I could not have been happier.
From our first meeting, I could tell that he was really on top of things and knew what he was doing. He made some really great suggestions on the timeline to accommodate for our unique reception location, which really helped things move along without being awkward. He kept the dance floor packed all night with a great mix of songs for the aunts & uncles as well as the twenty-somethings, and teenage cousins. In addition, Rich is just a nice guy who is truly happy for everyone and excited about what he does.
And on the plus side- my parents loved him!
All the best to Ingrid and Jared in your lives as husband and wife, and thank you for the great review!!
Images courtesy of SAS Becker Photography
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