7th Wedding of 2017 season was CRAZINESS!

Couple: Lindsay and Mike

Venue: Foster’s Clambake, York ME

Date: 7-7-17

Pure craziness! In the best way possible. Lindsay and Mike threw a wedding I will not soon forget – they were incredible to work with and get to know – and the crowd at this wedding REALLY stepped up to the plate when it was dance party time. I first met with Lindsay and a friend of hers as they came by 6B Lounge to check out the 90s Night I do on Friday nights. Soon after that she wanted to book me and the rest is history. I finally met up for drinks a few months before the wedding as well to meet Mike and the two of them are just so laidback and chill yet so much fun. Seriously had a blast getting to know them both and bring all of their music ideas to life.

I had never worked this particular venue before but once I arrived on site for the big day I fell in love with it. About an hour and a half ish outside of Boston in a gorgeous little New England town – York, Maine. The venue is actually a restaurant with a massive event space in the back garden/yard area right on a little pond. Sadly the day the wedding rolled around was actually raining so we had to move everything inside the tent (ceremony and cocktail hour were supposed to be out on the lawn areas) but it didn’t matter or stop Lindsay and Mike and their crowd from having the best possible time ever on this particular Friday evening.

Once I was set up and sound checked – people started trickling into the tent for the ceremony. I had a chill pre-ceremony playlist shuffling and then it was show time. The bridal party processed to “Say You Won’t Let Go” by James Arthur while Lindsay and her father processed to Haley Reinhart’s cover of “Can’t Help Falling in Love”. A friend of theirs officiated the wedding and did a fantastic job with that. Once it came to a close they recessed out of the tent to the one and only Steve Winwood’s “Higher Love”.

Cocktail hour was up next with a mix of everything from some chill summer vibes of Bob Marley and Jack Johnson to some old school classics from the Rat Pack (Sinatra, Sammy Davis, etc.) with a little country esque tunes from Willie Nelson and Zac Brown Band, and people seemed to be enjoying that while grabbing drinks and catching up with one another. The rain held off at this point so the wedding party was able to grab some photos outside of the tent along the water and then we lined them all up for the introductions as they rejoined the reception. The bridal party were all announced to “Electric Avenue” by Eddy Grant while Lindsay and Mike followed suit to the same song dancing into the tent with everyone. Up next was their first dance “Just You and I” by Tom Walker.

To keep things rolling and on track with the timeline we had everyone else seated and went directly into toasts/speeches – which were hilarious and very heartfelt. Dinner music was up next as guests were chowing down on some amazing food (lobsters, etc) – the dinner mix was some chill classic rock from Petty/Bruce/Stones mixed with some modern chill indie tunes from Modest Mouse, Lumineers, etc. and once people finished up with dinner Mike and Lindsay had their back to back parent dances. Lindsay danced with her father to “Sweet Child of Mine” covered by Jasmine Thompson while Mike and his mother danced to “Forever Young” by Norah Jones. (awesome choices!)

Up next – was hands down – and I am not saying this just to say it and sound like a broken record from previous weddings – one of the wildest dance parties I’ve ever played to! Kicked things off old school funk and soul which is all cross generational music and gets everyone up and moving right off the bat. James Brown, Stevie Wonder, into the new school funk/soul sounds from Bruno, JT, and from there we were hitting the 90s/early 2000s gems – some 80s sing-alongs and back into the top 40. Getting into some of the old school dancey classic rock like Petty’s “American Girl” and obviously (whether you like it or not) Isley Brothers “Shout” is the biggest party song I’ve ever seen for a crowd of 100 plus people all going nuts. I hope Mike (who is a cop actually) appreciated the “Bad Boys” tune mixed right into “Bad Boy” from Mase haha. That was a fun one.

This wedding literally made me feel like a rock star that night and I cannot thank Lindsay and Mike (and their incredible crowd) for letting me rock the house for them. Lots of DJ’s to choose from out there and I’m very lucky they found me and chose me!

CONGRATS you two! Hopefully I will see you out at an upcoming 90s Night in the near future.

Here are a couple of iPhone pics from the evening:

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