Jillian and Kevin said “I Do!” for Wedding 25 / 2016 season!

Venue: Lakeview Pavilion, Foxborough MA

Couple: Jillian and Kevin

Photo: Enchanted Moments Photography

Video: Fisher Video

Date: 11-12-16

This wedding was so awesome, so fun to work and see a new venue, and Jillian and Kevin were a dream team during the entire process! I was connected with these two on a recommendation from a past 2015 couple – Bridget and Ted. After a few emails and Jillian and Kevin invading 90’s Night at 6B Lounge one Friday while I was DJ’ing – they wanted to work with me and I couldn’t be happier they asked me to be in charge of tunes for the big day.

Jillian was beyond organized which made my life very easy needless to say with spreadsheets of music lists and suggestions from start to finish of the night. I had everything organized and ready to go and arrived to the venue hours early to get everything set up and soundchecked. The venue was stunning in person – the ceremony area itself which you’ll see in a photo down below was gorgeous and I loved the cocktail hour area with the fireplace and photo booth. They made good use of all the space and it came out perfectly.

I supplied audio for the ceremony which Jillian and Kevin chose a mix of Vitamin String Quartet songs as pre-ceremony while guests arrived and took their seats. As the ceremony began the wedding party processed to “Feels Like Home” by Chantal Kreviazuk. Jillian then entered to Ingrid Michaelson’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love” (SUCH an awesome version of this song). The officiant did a great job with the entire ceremony and as it came to a close and they sealed it with a kiss, they recessed to “Love Never Felt So Good” by Justin Timberlake and Michael Jackson which was a great setting the tone song this was going to be a party!

All of the guests moved around the corner to the cocktail hour space where I had a smaller set up and playlist running of artists Jillian wanted such as Jason Mraz to Phil Collins, Frank Sinatra, and Stevie Wonder. It was a fun upbeat cocktail hour set which again set the tone for the party about to break out that evening. In the meantime during cocktail hour – the ceremony location was then being flipped over to the dinner set up and soon after we had everyone seated and were ready for introductions. The entire wedding party walked into the classic old school jam “Now That We Found Love” by Heavy D while Jillian and Kevin switched over songs to “Everybody Talks” by Neon Trees. Everyone was cheering and going nuts and the song choices were great and very fun for intro’s. They went directly into their first dance; Kenny Chesney “You Had Me From Hello”.

Once everyone was seated back down we went into toasts and dinner began. Jillian and Kevin’s dinner playlist was all suggestions on their end from Van Morrison, JT, Ben E. King, Zac Brown Band, and some Mariah Carey. It went over very well with their guests and kept the vibe flowing nicely – people were getting ready to dance! As dinner was wrapping up – J & K did their cake cutting to “You Are The Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne. We then got into the parent dances which is where things got very emotional but it was so well done and very sweet to see happen. Jillian danced with her brother in memory of their father, Tom, who was mentioned throughout the evening. He sounded like an amazing person and in his memory they danced to Cole Swindell’s “You Should Be Here” and towards the end of the song – their mother joined in for an amazing group family dance. Kevin then danced with his mother to DJ Keo “All To You” which surprisingly enough – was the first time I’d ever played that for a mother and son dance! Kevin also shared a dance with his Nana to “I Love” by Tom T. Hall – and from there it was OPEN DANCE FLOOR.

They had me cover all time periods and genres of music – the crowd was incredible and danced their feet off! Kicked things off old school style with some Stevie Wonder, Kool & The Gang into some 80s gems from Whitney & Prince, touched on the 90s with some Montell Jordan and *Nsync and into Top 40 stuff from Walk the Moon, Drake, and Calvin Harris. From that we were back into some country from Zac Brown & Darius Rucker and we slowed it down with some Temptations and Eric Clapton. Jillian and Kevin chose to close the night out with a final song of Billy Idol’s “Mony Mony” and you couldn’t have ended on a higher note!

CONGRATS to you both and thank you a million times for choosing me to DJ for the evening! Such a great time getting to know you both and party with you (and I cannot wait to meet the little one due in 2017!)

Here are a couple quick iPhone photos below, enjoy!

 

 

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