Wedding 16 of 2016 welcomes Michelle and Tim, check it out…

Venue: Connors Center, Dover MA

Date: 9-3-16

Couple: Michelle and Tim

Catering: Gourmet Caterers

Wedding #2 of my crazy triple header weekend ROCKED the house with Michelle and Tim. Unreal! I was connected luckily with these two through Jeanne Spence of Gourmet Caterers. Her and I have worked a number of weddings over the last few years together and was so happy she had me on her list of DJ’s and Michelle and Tim contacted me from that. They were incredible to work with, super easy going as well as a ton of my couples have been, it really makes my job too easy at times when people are this organized and prepared and know exactly what they want and expect from me. Allowing me to have room for my own input and suggestions as well throughout the entire planning process. We met up a couple of times for drinks and to chat over the big day from start to finish of ceremony music until the last song played for the night.

The venue they chose was gorgeous and so grand in size and landscape. It took me a while but I remembered I had actually done a wedding there a few years prior once I started setting up, so I was familiar with where things needed to be and how the flow of the venue worked.

The ceremony itself was held out in a back garden/courtyard type of area – SO peaceful and quiet. Perfect weather and setting for a wedding ceremony. I had a small set up for this ready to go of one PA speaker and the wireless mic for the officiants who did an incredible job, humorous and serious all at the same time. The pre-ceremony music we went with was a mix of chill indie folk stuff like Modest Mouse, Lumineers, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, etc. Once Tim was at the front with his groomsman I switched over to the processional music for the wedding party which was “Canon in D” while Michelle walked down the aisle to “Stand By Me” from the European Ensemble Strings Quartet. I had never head this version before, loved it! They both walked off after yelling “Mazel Tov” and breaking the glass to the Beach Boys “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”.

As the cocktail hour began I was ready to go located in another section of the house with different set up. Guests mingled inside and out of the cocktail hour and our music for this part of the night was similar to the pre-ceremony stuff. Of Monsters & Men with some Mumford, Sharon Jones, Sublime, and chill classic rock from Petty, The Who, Stones, and much more. Great vibe and people were surely digging it tapping their feet along.

We then all relocated down to the backside of the house into a tent for the reception part of the night. Once everyone made their way in and to their seats we introduced the wedding party and the bride and groom. The wedding party were all announced to “Say Hey, I Love You” by Michael Franti and Michelle and Tim made their way into the tent to “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” from the British rock band The Darkness. They went directly into their first dance (one of my newer favorite bands out there) “I Found You” by Alabama Shakes. Once dinner was served and toasts were underway I had an awesome dinner playlist going for them and subtly snuck in the Jurassic Park theme as Michelle is OBSESSED with it and one of the main reasons I was booked really was because of my name! Dinner playlist carried over from cocktail hour sound and vibe wise and threw in some classics at this point as well of some Rat Pack tunes. Cake cutting took place as soon as dinner was winding down to “Cake By The Ocean” from DNCE. Up next was of course my favorite part. Not that I don’t love seeing all of the earlier parts of a wedding day and night but the dance party is always the best! Michelle and her father danced to the classic Beatles tune “Michelle” while Tim and his mother danced to “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” by the Hawaiian legend Israel K. We kicked off the open dance floor with the Horah then any and everything from Whitney Houston and MJ to Pitbull and Walk The Moon, to Spice Girls, NSync, Justin Timberlake, and got away with a massive Green Day and R Kelly sing along to close the night out! AMAZING crowd, amazing couple, seriously just an amazing day start to finish. LOVED working with these two and hope to keep in touch since we both love good beers and good music (and the Coolidge theater for movies!)

Congrats Michelle and Tim!! Cheers to you guys!

Enjoy a couple of quick iPhone photos below…

 

 

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