Carden & Greg

July 4, 2016
Carden & Greg

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 requested it – 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. It’s an absolute beauty and I cannot wait to bring it out to as many of my Puget Sound weddings as I can!

The setting at Chambers Bay is stunningly beautiful; I can’t think of a better backdrop for a wedding in the 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 Nick playing acoustic guitar. It was an impressive performance that had everyone buzzing about it throughout dinner. Tip of the hat to Ali & Nick!

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. And hey, it just may have helped that I had a ton of servicemen and women in attendance… Like Andrea & Bryan’s 4th of July wedding reception last year, there is just something about a 4th of July wedding that always ends with an epic dance party!

Greg & Carden also had my brand, The Puget Sound Photo Booth Co., provide a photo booth 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!

Tony Schwartz

Carden & Greg’s Five-Star Review

Choosing Tony as our MC/DJ is without a doubt the absolute best decision that we made when selecting wedding vendors! His ability to combine professionalism, class, and fun is above reproach. He not only brought the fun to our wedding day, but it was an absolute pleasure and privilege to work with him throughout the planning process. His services and input proved invaluable and we can say without reservation that our wedding and reception would not have been the same without him. It doesn’t matter if your guests are young or old – Tony will pick the right music to get everyone on the dance floor and better yet, they will stay there for as long as he performs! We can’t tell you how many people told us that it was the best wedding & reception that they had been to – and we credit that to Tony. We are lucky to be able to have worked with Tony and thanks to his efforts we have unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime! Seriously – we can’t imagine a better MC/DJ so if you are in the market and he is available you need to hire him, you won’t regret it! BEST DECISION EVER!

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”
  • 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