I am very grateful to get the opportunity to work with so many awesome people – weekend after weekend – just like Erin and Matt, the bride and groom from this wedding. Erin and Matt 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, prior to the wedding, we spent a lot of time going over the music for the ceremony, dinner, and dancing. We sat together for close to two hours 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 me the chance to do just that.
The wedding and reception were held at the Manor House at Commonwealth, with the ceremony held outside in the garden. We provided all of the music for the ceremony, as well as a microphone for the officiant. When the ceremony concluded, the guests entered the house for cocktail hour. Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and drinks, while we provided background music from the likes of Dave Matthews, Matt Nathanson, and Death Cab for Cutie. After this hour was up, the ballroom doors opened and guests took their seats. Just outside the room I quickly lined up a very excited bridal party, going over how they would make their entrances.
Once we introduced everyone, the bride and groom took the center stage for their first dance as husband and wife. After the formalities ended dinner was brought out by the staff. As the DJ, I’m always please to see well-fed guests, as this group was going to need their energy, because once dinner was over it’s time to celebrate. Like most of my weddings, this was a great group who were out on the dance floor all night, singing along while I played “I Want You Back” by the Jackson Five, and twisting the night away with “The Twist” by Chubby Checker, and pumping their fists in the air as we went into “The Time” from the Black Eyed Peas. A great party with only one negative side effect at the end, a lot of sore feet; quite common when dancing for two hours straight.
The wedding would not have been as successful without Cristy, Richard, Julie and the rest of the staff at the Manor House at Commonwealth. It is one of my favorite places to work, and a lot of it has to with the people that work there. The staff did an excellent job and I know the bride, groom, and their guests would all agree. I also worked with Kate from Kate Neal Photography. Kate is awesome and as you can see by some of these images, she can really capture the moment.
Thank you to Erin and Matt; I had a blast being your DJ. It was great to be a part of your wedding celebration, but even more it was great to get to know you both.