Ellen & Shane rocked wedding #2/2018 season!

Couple: Ellen & Shane

Venue: The Ballroom at Providence G, Providence RI

Photography: The one and only – Abby Lorenz

Videography: Crystal of Annear Wedding Films

Date: 5-5-18

Ellen & Shane BROUGHT IT! The entire crowd brought it. This wedding was flawless from start to finish. I am so happy to have been a part of this one. I had known Ellen for a few years now (former co-workers in Boston) & when she thought of me & asked about possibly DJ’ing their big day – I was thrilled. Her & Shane actually live in NY but thanks to FaceTime we were able to still have meetings along with our email trails of music vibes for the night.

Leading up to the wedding itself I put all of their music together for the various parts of the night from ceremony music to some awesome cocktail hour and dinner playlists off of guidelines of artists they suggested and just ran with it from that.

I had never been to this particular venue before but I hope it isn’t my last time there. It was fantastic in person and the staff were amazing as well which goes a long way as a vendor. The ballroom looked great by show time and I was setup in a corner area on a little elevated platform. This main setup would then play to ceremony, dinner, and dance party – while cocktail hour was held upstairs on the venue’s amazing roof deck bar.

As guests trickled in they were greeted to pre-ceremony music of Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, The Verve, etc and then ceremony music consisted of “The Book of Love” by Gavin James for the wedding party, then Ellen processed to “Canon in D Major”. The ceremony was awesome and concluded with Ellen and Shane exiting to “Oh My Love” by the Score. Once everyone was on the roof deck the cocktail hour playlist was a mix of everything from the 1975, Alabama Shakes, Fleetwood Mac, Third Eye Blind, etc.  All of the guests then made their way back downstairs to the ballroom and once seated we did introductions to “Let My Love Open The Door” by Pete Townshend for the wedding party and switching over to Natalie Cole’s “Everlasting Love” for Mr. and Mrs. Cote. They went directly into their first dance – Thomas Rhett “Die A Happy Man”.  After a few speeches the dinner playlist was a similar vibe to cocktail, indie folk rock, classic rock, and some 90s alt rock. With dinner winding down the dance party kicked off with back to back parent dances & cake cutting. Ellen & her father danced to “Tupelo Honey” by the legendary Van Morrison, Shane & his mother danced to “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts. Kicked things off with some old school funk & soul from Stevie Wonder, Jackson 5, etc and most of the playlist they wanted consisted of some old school 80s/90s sing-alongs which went over VERY well with this crowd!

THANK-YOU Ellen & Shane for allowing me to be a part of this historic event in your lives. It was amazing working with you guys, congrats!!!

As always – great to work with my friend Abby handling photography for the night – cannot wait to see what she captured!

iPhone pics from the night – enjoy:

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