Category: Reception Recaps

Erik & Kim | Seattle Wedding DJ

Erik & Kim

What do you get when you combine a zoo and a group of people that came to dance, dance, dance? You get Erik & Kim’s wedding reception at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, that’s what you get!

One thing I loved about Kim & Erik, *cough* excuse me, “The Hammer”, was how unique their ceremony song selections were: they chose all their favorite Disney songs! With the ceremony held in the beautiful garden just outside the zoo, the Disney songs definitely made this a fairytale wedding come true! And for the Recessional, because they sure loved their time in Pullman, they selected to walk back down the aisle as husband and wife to the Wazzu Fight Song, which everyone sang along to. Well, everyone except for me, because I root for the purple and gold. 😉

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Limwell & Jessie | Puyallup Wedding DJ

Limwell & Jessie

So, I just got home from Limwell & Jessie’s wedding and I’m still trying to come up with the perfect word to describe their party. Wow? Amazing? Unreal? Perfect? Unforgettable? I can’t choose just one, because all of those words can be used to describe what happened tonight. I mean, look at the photos below – that dance floor was PACKED. And it was like that for two hours, and then Limwell & Jessie elected go another hour because NO ONE wanted that night to end. If this is a sign of what is to come for the Summer of 2011, then it’s going to be the best year yet.

Tonight’s format was a little different than most – after the Grand Entrances, Limwell & Jessie entered and immediately transitioned into their First Dance. After, Limwell did a Welcome & Thank You speech and then, per my coaching, asked Jessie’s father if he would have this dance with her. After the Father/Daughter dance, Limwell escorted his mother to the dance floor for a Mother/Son dance – and then we finally began dinner. This was done to maximize dancing time – all we had to do after dinner was do toasts and cut the cake. Once the cake was cut, guests could either eat dessert or get on the dance floor. 85% of them chose the latter – and away we went!

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A.J. & Danielle | Seattle Wedding DJ

A.J. & Danielle

There is always a moment at a wedding reception where the dance floor hits that peak moment. For A.J. & Danielle’s reception at Hotel Deca in Seattle, WA, it was when I dropped into a quick 90s boy band set, i.e. Backstreet Boys, N*SYNC, Soul Decision, etc.  Danielle’s girlfriend literally screamed and ran from the bar to the dance floor the moment they heard “It’s tearin’ up my heart when I’m with you…” Yes, that’s my kinda night.

Up until a couple of days before the reception, I worked exclusively with Danielle, who planned the entire wedding by herself.  A.J. was in the military and was not in the Seattle area until a few days prior – so kudos to Danielle to pull off two jobs at one time: her day job at the IRS and wedding planning, her second job. This girl is strong – something that I think all military wives have to have because the hardest job in the world is being a military wife.

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