And what a truly magical, special night it was; there is no way I’ll ever forget it.
As was the case for Andrea & Bryan’s wedding reception – also in attendance and also looking even more in love than a year ago! – my friendship with Janet began back during our glory days at Sumner High School, where I would usually give Janet one (or two!) of the maple cookies I would bring with my lunch each day. Saturday, Janet surprised me with a repayment: an entire box of Maple Leaf Cookies! It’s one of the best client gifts I’ve ever received.
I invite you to check out the seven minute highlight video above; it’s worth the watch. You’ll see a couple madly in love with each other – just watch the body language! – that’s the one thing I’ve picked up on observing so many couples over the years. Andrea & Bryan have it, and so do Janet & Greg. You’ll also see about 230 of Greg & Janet’s closest family and friends, all who came to dance and celebrate their marriage, which made it a challenge to keep the final cut to just seven minutes.
This wedding reception was perfection; but if I could change one thing it would be this: more dance floor time. As it was, I only had 75 minutes and that wasn’t due to any hiccups or miscues; it’s just what it was. So I mixed quickly and flipped through as many records as possible; this was be design as it made the 75 minutes “feel” longer. And maybe, as a DJ performer who has picked up a trick or two along the way from some of the best, that’s what made Janet & Greg’s wedding reception so magical: 75 minutes may have been the exact right amount of time because everyone was left wanting more. 😉
A special shout out to the vendor team: Melissa Kilner – who no doubt will produce some amazing images – and of course the entire staff at Herban Feast, who served up yet another delicious meal. Also, special thank you to my media guru, Matt, for making the four-hour trek to film the footage from this wedding, as well as assisting with the breakdown.
Finally, to Janet & Chelan Greg (drink!): from the bottom of my heart, thank you for bestowing me with the honor of being a part of your wedding celebration. It was better than I could have imagined and I’m so happy for the two of you. May God bless your lives and marriage with nothing less than good fortune. Congratulations!
Prelude: Soft Acoustic Guitar Selections
- Family: Instrumental Songs Group – “How Great Thou Art”
- Wedding Party: Echosmith – “Bright”
- Flower Girl & Ring Bearer: Feist – “Cicadas and Gulls”
- Janet’s Procession: MercyMe – “Come Thou Fount”
- Marriage License Signing: Nathan Sykes – “Over and Over Again”
- Recessional: American Authors – “Best Day of My Life”
Cocktail Hour: Modern Contemporary & Country
Grand Entrance (Wedding Party): Justin Timberlake – “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”
Grand Entrance (Janet & Greg): Volbeat – “Lola Montez”
Dinner: Soft Contemporary & Country
- Cake Cutting: Maroon 5 – “Sugar”
- Mother/Groom Dance: Rascal Flatts – “My Wish”
- Step-Father/Bride Dance: Angela Lansbury – “Tale As Old As Time (From Beauty & The Beast)”
- First Dance: Kodaline – “The One”
- Wedding Party Dance: Andy Grammar – “Good To Be Alive” into Walk The Moon – “Shut Up and Dance”
- Last Dance: Calvin Harris – “This Is What You Came For”
Dancing: Motown, Oldies, Disco, Classic Rock & Roll, 1980s, 1990s, Top 40, Electronic Dance Music, Country
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