After nearly a decade of DJing weddings, one thing has always remained true: I never feel like I’m performing the same wedding twice. I’m fortunate to work with some awesome couples who want to stay away from what is the perceived standard of a wedding reception. Adina & Mark is one such couple, as they heavily, heavily, heavily featured the 80s throughout their wedding reception.

And I’m not going to lie: Adina & Mark’s wedding reception was one of the most refreshing dance floor sets I have DJ’d in a while. I enjoyed myself immensely as we flipped through everything 80s: from Pop to Rock to New Wave, and everything in between. And their guests loved it – most were Adina & Mark’s friends – and the objective was simple: give everyone the perfect date night out, sans the kids.

Mission: Accomplished.

The formalities were light, but the two introduction presentations we featured were pretty awesome. First, Adina made her entrance for the Celtic-inspired ceremony with a live bagpiper playing; and before their Grand Entrance, a special montage video played before Mark & Adina were introduced to the group on cue. From there, it was simply eat, drink and dance the night away at Laurel Creek Manor in Sumner, Washington.

Mark & Adina, thank you for having me as a part of your wedding celebration team. It was a pleasure to serve you, and even more so, a pleasure to play a refreshing mix of 80s music for your family and friends. Thank you and all the best to you both!

Musical Selections

Prelude:  Light Classical Music

Ceremony Selections

  • Adina’s Processional: Live Bagpiper
  • Recessional: Live Bagpiper

Cocktail Hour: Country, Top 40, 80s Rock

Dinner: Country, Top 40, 80s Rock

Formal Selections

  • Grand Entrance (Adina & Mark): Guns ‘N’ Roses – “Paradise City”
  • First Dance: Eric Church – “Love Your Love The Most”
  • Cake Cutting: DJ’s Choice
  • Garter Toss: Movie Theme – “Mission Impossible Theme”
  • Bouquet Toss: Pat Benatar – “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”
  • Last Dance: Micheal Jackson – “Beat It”

Dancing: 1980s, Top 40, Country