It was another busy wedding weekend for us! Brian and J Clark had a little too much fun in our photo booth, and Brad got to oversee a father of the bride dance off! How exciting. This weekend's weddings were packed full of memorable moments. Enjoy this Monday's edition of Nashville DJ Diaries!
Kristin and Jeff | March 27th
1. Tell us a little about the couple and their wishes for their wedding: We met Jeff & Kristin well over a year ago. Jeff was a groomsman for his good friend John at a wedding we did at Mint Springs Farm back in July of 2013. I remember talking with Jeff at John's wedding and Kristin had an absolute blast. When they got engaged, Snyder Entertainment was one of the first phone calls they made. They loved the idea of our company being able to bundle multiple services all together for an incredible value. One of their wishes was to be able to combine multiple entertainment options for one excellent experience for all of their guests. Our conversation was to get creative with our wireless decor lighting that allowed for a classy entrance for cocktail and dinner setting but also allowed flexibility to create a light scape with decor and dance lighting. Jeff & Kristin knew they wanted a photo booth to capture the day in a fun way!
2. Was there anything special or unique about the day? Special moments among family members? Couple? Friends? They had one couple travel all the way from Australia to attend and be a part of the wedding party. Another friend came in from Tanzania. Kristin had her sisters as Maids of Honor and Jeff had his brother Ryan as his best man.
3. What were some of the couple's music selections for ceremony? Reception? The party kicked into high gear from the very first song. Jeff wanted to give a welcome speech and when he finished....he wanted to party to kick off immediately! Our first song out of the gate was "Uptown Funk" and we had all of our lights around the room now "dancing to the music." We rolled through some old rock classics throughout the evening but AC/DC's "Shook Me All Night Long" was one of the biggest hits. Near the end of the reception, all of the guys were at the bar for a celebratory wedding shot and we had it all planned out....we cued up LMFAO's "Shots". They were actually big top 40 fans and that made our playlist almost unlimited. We hit several classic country songs, those rock and roll classics and hip hop. For the ceremony, they actually had a friend of the family who custom wrote their music for the entire wedding.
Final DJ Thoughts: They were in the booth all night, tons of pics on FB page. They ended the night with a huge group shot of everyone at the wedding on the large stairwell towards the front of the hotel lobby and it was a great shot! Jeff happened to be paying attention to the bar when about 4 guests in street clothes came in and headed directly towards the spirits. They were approached and sure enough, they were wedding crashers. Jeff ended up talking to them for about 10 minutes and what was intially weird became instantly cool.
Annie and Scott | March 28th
1. Tell us a little about the couple and their wishes for their wedding: Scott Hubers and Annie DeCaster tied the knot on March 28th 2015 at Mint Springs Farm. Scott and Annie were fantastic. They were both very laid back about the whole process. Annie was so fast in picking music and she was very thorough. She was so thorough, in fact, that there were very few questions about what kind of a experience they were going for. The day was the first day in a long time where we had tons of sunshine. It was very cold but at least NO rain! One of my favorite parts of the ceremony was a foot washing ceremony which you don't see a lot of these days.
2. Was there anything special or unique about the day? Special moments among family members? Couple? Friends? Guests came from everywhere! The matron of honor traveled all the way from Costa Rica, family came in from Wisconsin and Minnesota. Paul DeCaster, Annie's father, said in his welcome that he was pretty sure every state and continent was represented there today! One of the bridesmaids father, Fred, had a birthday so we hooked him up with his favorite song Brown Eyed Girl...which will segue-way into a great dance floor moment!
3. What were some of the couple's music selections for ceremony? Reception? Scott and Annie wanted to provide music that everybody would love. While Annie chose some straight up dance songs like "Without You," "Break Free," and "Clarity;" she also picked a very nice group of current, dinner friendly, love songs. I introduced her to the Tony Bennett duet record with Lady GaGa and she fell in love with it so we mixed some of that in dinner music. Scott asked for some 60's music so we started out the night with The Temptations, Aretha Franklin and The Beach Boys. The great thing about this group was that young and old danced to every song no matter what the genre or decade was. They made it EASY to be a DJ!
4. Were there any dance floor highlights? Paul, the Father of the Bride, made only two requests. He asked for me to play "Good Hearted Woman" and "Suspicious Minds." When I played "Good Hearted Woman," he ran onto the dance floor only to be met by Fred (Birthday Gentlemen). The two danced it out until their (Good Hearted) wives pulled them apart. It was hilarious. Some other great moments were multiple dance circles and group dynamics. The Father of the Bride took the circle many times tearing it up with the younger guests. It's been awhile since I've watched someone get the hand clap going but it happened numerous times. This group "enjoyed" themselves. I don't want that phrase to be taken lightly. This group was literally full of JOY! We used "Piano Man" as the last dance and the entire group joined arms in yet another circle and put Scott and Annie on the inside. They swayed and sung the last song out giving it everything they had!
5. Names of any vendors at the wedding: Photographer: Lindsey Johnson; Catering: Chef Penelope; Cakes: Signature Cakes by Vicki
Scott and Annie were an absolute blast and that really makes all our jobs so much easier. They were ready to say I Do, they were ready to take pictures and they were ready to celebrate with their friends and family! The crowd hit the dance floor from the first song and stayed there all night long. Enjoy the highlights captured on film by Brad Ford.