Micayla and Joseph Bush Loudly Ring in the 26th Wedding of 2016!

Venue: Ocean View, Nahant MA

Couple: Micayla and Joe

Photo: Chris Connor of 26 North Studios (Awesome guy)!

Date: 12-2-16

So my past wedding seasons up until now have usually ended in October or November. Micayla was my first ever December wedding and what a night we had! I had known Micayla for quite some time now and we share a love for the heavier side of music as Deftones being a mutual favorite of ours (And I even snuck in some acoustic Deftones in the dinner setlist)! We had emailed back and forth a bunch going over what vibe she and Joe wanted musically for the night and it was great to bring it all to life for them as the night unfolded.

I had never been to this particular venue before and it looked awesome online but WOW – in person?! The view is seriously something else and photos don’t do it justice. Micayla and Joe held their ceremony at a chapel off site and had their own music going for that but it sounds like she took my suggestion of using Vitamin String Quartet with the classy rock n’ roll covers. The photos I saw of the ceremony looked incredible and I heard it was very well done.

After arriving to the venue hours early as I always do for set up and sound check – I was good to go and even had my own stage for the evening! Felt like a rock star, it was a pretty awesome set up. The guests all trickled in and headed directly into the cocktail hour lounge where the venue coordinator and I had set up a playlist for background music of just chill old school music. Very fitting for a classy time of the night with drinks and appetizers.

As cocktail hour wound down the guests then all made their way into the reception area where I was set up and waiting for them. I had some chill Sinatra, Rat Pack style music going as they came in and once everyone was seated we went right into introductions to stay on track with the timeline. The wedding party was introduced to “Feel So Close” by Calvin Harris and then Mr and Mrs Joseph Bush were announced to “We Found Love” by Rihanna and Calvin Harris. People loved these two and it meant – get ready to party! They took to the stage for their first dance as husband and wife to the classic Elvis Presley “Can’t Help Falling in Love”.

Dinner was underway with a couple of toasts and speeches and the dinner playlist the couple wanted was a mix of anything from The Smiths and The Cure to chill classic Stones and Petty, and I threw in some modern chill Lumineers, Of Monsters and Men along with a little more rat pack-esque stuff for good measure. Again – to make sure we stayed on track with the timeline – as I saw things were slowing down with dinner I grabbed M & J to get the parent dances underway so we could then open the dance floor and maximize our dance party time.

Micayla was up first to the stage with her father dancing to “In My Life ” by The Beatles . Up next Joe danced to a personal fave of mine “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd. From there the floor belonged to the crowd and the guests for the remainder of the evening and they tore it up! We had a blend going the couple wanted of some 80s and 90s throwbacks – some old school funk and soul – along with Top 40 current tunes to keep it fresh and new. We even had a Jason Aldean song right near the end of the night as requested by Joe.

CONGRATS to these two! Thank-you tons for having me DJ the big day – it was a pleasure working with you both from start to finish!

Here are a couple iPhone pics I snapped, enjoy:

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