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.

So Danielle and I planned a fantastic wedding reception experience incorporating A.J.’s military traditions in as much as possible. It took some strong coordination and direction behind-the-scenes, but the photos below show all that really matters – exceptional presentation and execution. What a fun and memorable night!

A.J. thank you for your service and sacrifice to this country. I wish both you and Danielle the best of luck and success in all you do.

Musical Selections

Cocktail Hour: Big Band & Crooners

Dinner: Contemporary Crooners

Formal Selections

  • Grand Entrance: AC/DC – “Thunderstruck”
  • First Dance: Michael Buble – “Everything”
  • Cake Cutting: Brad Paisley – “Little Moments”
  • Father/Daughter Dance: The Beatles – “In My Life”
  • Mother/Son Dance: Gerry & The Pacemakers – “You’ll Never Walk Alone”
  • Anniversary Dance: Heidi Newfield – “Johnny & June” and Jim Brickman – “Never Alone”
  • Last Dance: Eric Clapton – “Wonderful Tonight”

Dancing: Oldies, 70s, 80s, 90s, Top 40

Photos Courtesy: C2 Photography.

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