Joe & Amy

When good friend, and fabulous photographer, Amy Walton called me asking if I’d DJ her wedding at Rancho Los Palmas in Palm Springs, CA – it took me all of a nanosecond to say “YES!” Amy, and her husband Joe, I have known since doing house parties in Kirkland for Chuck & Cara (which also has led to DJing wedding receptions for Eric & Margie, Austin & Kirsten, and several other couples and vendors that I have worked with.)  In short, I know these people very well, and every party I am a part of is always full of memories and talked about on Facebook for weeks.

Amy & Joe’s wedding was no exception. In the words of Jay Z’s “Paris”, one of the biggest songs of the night, Amy & Joe’s intimate guest list of family and close friends definitely “balled so hard”.

One thing I have learned doing weddings is that it isn’t how many people you invite, but rather who you invite. Amy & Joe invited the right people – close family and friends that not only came to show love and support, but also to celebrate and create memories until we were all kicked out to the bar downstairs – and I don’t think the dance floor cleared once during my two-and-half-hour mix performance.

That wasn’t the only thing, but it was the biggest thing, that made this a “Really Cool Wedding”.

Musical Selections

Prelude: Vitamin String Quartet’s Tribute to Tool

Ceremony Selections

  • Joe & Mother: Dixie Chicks – “Lullaby”
  • Wedding Party: Marie Digby – “I Do”
  • Bridal Procesion: Alex G – “I Won’t Give Up”
  • Recessional: B.O.B. – “Nothin’ On You”

Cocktail Hour: Soft Contemporary

Dinner: Mid-Temp Contemporary

Formal Selections

  • First Dance: Dave Matthews Band – “You and I”
  • Father-In-Law/Daughter Dance: John Mayer – “Daughters”
  • Mother/Son Dance: Bette Midler – “Wind Beneath My Wings”
  • Couples Dance: Chicago – “You’re The Inspiration”
  • Cake Cutting: Sugarland – “Stuck Like Glue”
  • Last Dance: Daft Punk – “One More Time”

Dancing: Top 40, Hip-Hop, 80s, 90s, Classic Rock

Photos Courtesy: Photography By Blush.