There are two absolutely perfect nights to celebrate a wedding: New Year’s Eve and The 4th of July. And if I had to choose, I would go with The 4th of July as my pick for the perfect night for a wedding – mainly for the warm weather and fireworks. Lucky for me, Carden & Greg chose me to be their MC & DJ for their wedding reception at Chambers Bay – and it was a total blast (pun 110% intended!).

And because Greg asked – and because I try to pull out all the stops for my clients that are actively serving/have served – Carden & Greg’s wedding was the debut of my exclusive, brand new white DJ desk. You can see it in one of the photo below – it’s an absolute beauty and I cannot wait to bring it out to as many of my Puget Sound weddings as I can!

But enough about that; let’s talk about how awesome Greg & Carden’s wedding and reception was! First, the setting is stunningly beautiful; I can’t think of a better backdrop for a wedding in the South Puget Sound area. Next, after Greg & Carden made their Grand Entrance – wedding party bios and all! – they shared their First Dance while bridesmaid Ali serenaded them to Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” with mutual friend, Nick, playing acoustic guitar. It was an impressive, impressive, impressive performance that had everyone buzzing about it throughout dinner. Tip of the hat to Ali & Nick for one helluva performance!

And the night only got better; after dinner, toasts, cake cutting and formalities, it was time to party – and Greg, Carden, and their guests literally BROUGHT IT. I did lose my dance floor once, but that was due to the fireworks show held over the Puget Sound waters. But to my credit, they kept dancing as I quickly flipped through songs about America, such as James Brown’s “Living In America“, etc. Of course, I save the best for the last song of the night: Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless The USA” to close out the night and it was an EPIC sing-a-long by all. It may have helped that I had a ton of service men and women in attendance, but I attribute to getting away with it because of the fact it was July 4th.

Nevertheless, it was the best 4th of July wedding since Andrea & Bryan’s wedding reception one year prior. Again, there is something about this holiday that leave people in the mood and ready to celebrate. And those are the crowds I like the best.

Greg & Carden also had my brand, The Puget Sound Photo Booth Co., provide phototainment with the Open Air Experience and the photos were hilarious. Guests had a blast with The 4th of July influenced props, as well as other random props that were new to the inventory. Shout out to Katrina & Josh for doing a fantastic job as photo booth hosts.

Congratulations Carden & Greg! Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve you both and help create an unforgettable 4th of July wedding reception!

Musical Selections

Prelude:  Classical Selections

Ceremony Selections

  • Family: Bach – “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”
  • Wedding Party: Parchelbel – “Canon in D”
  • Carden’s Procession: Jonathan Cain – “Bridal March”
  • Recessional: Mendelssohn – “Midsummer Night’s Dream”
  • Post Saber Arch Recessional: Hall & Oates – “You Make My Dreams Come True”

Cocktail Hour: Contemporary Easy Listening

Grand Entrance (Wedding Party): Pitbull – “Fireball”

Grand Entrance (Carden & Greg): Pitbull – “Don’t Stop the Party”

Dinner: Contemporary Easy Listening

Formal Selections

  • First Dance: Live Performance of “Thinking Out Loud” by Ali & Nick
  • Father/Daughter Dance: Bobby Darin – “Mack The Knife”
  • Mother/Son Dance: Celine Dion – “Because You Loved Me”
  • Longest Married Couple Dance: Elvis Presley – “Can’t Help Falling In Love”
  • Cake Cutting: DNCE – “Cake By The Ocean”
  • Bouquet Toss: David Guetta – “Where Dem Girls At”
  • Garter Toss: Flight of Conchords – “Business Time”
  • Last Dance: DJ’s Choice

Dancing: Motown, Big Band & Swing, Oldies, Disco, Classic Rock & Roll, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, Top 40, Electronic Dance Music, Hip-Hop, Alternative & Modern Rock, R&B, Reggae/Latin

Photo Credit: Wallflower Photography.