Without a doubt, Spencer & Christie’s wedding reception at Union Station in Tacoma, Washington, was the LARGEST reception I’ve ever been a part of! Nearly 400 guests came to celebrate these two getting hitched – just an awesome community these two have surrounded themselves with! – and to see it all come together after months of planning and preparation was beyond worth it. I seriously couldn’t be happier for Spencer & Christie; they had the celebration of a lifetime.
And I’ll never forget this night: hands down, it was the best reception I’ve ever performed at.
One of the challenges of Tacoma’s Union Station is the terrible acoustics that it is notoriously known for. Fortunately, I developed a custom sound solution that was able to combat the issue: eight speakers on the second floor mezzanine! Add in four vertical totems with moving heads – which made for an awesome Spotlight First Dance! – and you get a four-hour setup, with one hour consisting purely of loading everything in. And despite the work and meticulous planning that went into designing this production, it was 100% worth it in the end. And as the video above shows, clearly the sound was good enough to keep the dance floor packed all night long!
One other element I loved from Spencer & Christie’s reception: the inclusion of a Hashtag Display Station from my exclusive Planning & Presentation Binder. I setup two LED TVs that throughout the night refreshed with photos Spencer & Christie’s guests posted to Instagram and Twitter with their wedding hashtag #Hitched2Hutch. Talk about taking wedding hashtags to the next level!
Of course, an unforgettable wedding reception requires a great team, and Spencer & Christie compiled an A+ team: Holcomb Weddings & Events, Simple Light Photography, and Gallucci’s Catering. Everyone did their part behind the scenes to make this day flawless, and I cannot thank them enough for their teamwork, communication, talent, and most of all, passion, to make this reception an unforgettable experience for every single guest in attendance. Well done team!
Spencer & Christie, a sincere thank you for allowing me to rock your dance floor. Your kind words in the video humble me; it was my honor to serve you both. Thank you, and may God bless your marriage and bestow upon you a lifetime of good luck and fortune! Congratulations!
Cocktail Hour: Crooners & Big Band
Dinner: Oldies & Motown
- Grand Entrance (Wedding Party): Imagine Dragons – “On Top Of The World (Instrumental)”
- Grand Entrance (Spencer & Christie): Imagine Dragons – “On Top Of The World”
- First Dance: Ray LaMontagne – “You Are The Best Thing”
- Father/Bride Dance: Tim McGraw – “My Little Girl”
- Mother/Son Dance: The Beatles – “In My Life”
- Last Dance: Ilene Woods – “So This Is Love”
- Send Off: Natalie Cole – “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)”
Dancing: Motown, Big Band & Swing, Oldies, Disco, Classic Rock & Roll, 1980s, Top 40