Joe & Audrey

There are some weddings so awesome, so amazing that they leave me with an absolute loss for words after they have concluded.

And as I sit here and try to come up with the words to describe this wedding, I’m exactly that: at a loss for words. From start to finish, it couldn’t have been any more perfect. (And speaking of finishes, it was absolutely nailed by my team! My lighting designer, Christian, did magic with our four moving head setup; and my video guru, Matt, was in the perfect position to capture the final hurrah for Audrey & Joe. Watch it in the highlight video below; I’ve replayed it more times than I can count – it’s that good.)

There were so many awesome moments and interactions that myself, Audrey, and Joe included in our Entertainment and Production Script. And while they were all well-executed, two really stand out for me. The first was our method for inviting tables to the buffet. Rather than assign a table a number, Audrey & Joe assigned each table with a song title. Guests had to listen for their song snipped to play, which then prompted them to head over to the buffet table. It was a lot of fun to watch an entire room start singing along to “Sweet Caroline” or do the “YMCA” during the dinner hour. It was the perfect invite presentation idea for Audrey & Joe’s group of family and friends.

My second favorite presentation? A twist on lyric music videos, with the lyrics of *NSYNC’s “This I Promise You” appearing on the back wall in real-time as Joe & Audrey danced. Again, watch the highlight video below to see this awesome effect!

Audrey & Joe: I’m honored to have been selected as a part of your wedding day celebration. You are two of the nicest individuals I have ever worked with and I couldn’t be happier for the two of you. Good luck, and may you both be blessed with good fortune and even greater success!

Tony Schwartz

Reception Recap Video

Joe & Audrey’s Five-Star Review

Hiring Tony as the MC/DJ for our wedding was one of the easiest wedding planning decisions, and we couldn’t have been happier with how everything went. We had minimal set-up time due to the time restrictions of our venue, so Tony came up the night before to make sure everything was set up for a more smooth wedding day. The sound was fantastic – we had multiple guests tell us how happy they were that they could actually hear everything – especially during our outside ceremony, complete with a bit of rain.

Tony was so easy to work with – receptive of our ideas, as well as ready to supplement with his own ideas to make our reception even more amazing. We had an awesome monogram that really added to our decor, as well as an amazing first dance – complete with the lyrics displayed during our song. The dance floor was never empty and all of our guests were thrilled with the dance party. We ended the night with a black-light glow stick dance party that couldn’t have been more fun. Thank you Tony for making our wedding and reception such a complete success!! We highly recommend Tony to all couples who are looking to have a smooth, unique, FUN day.

Musical Selections

Prelude: Vitamin String Quartet Selections (Contemporary)

Ceremony Selections

Cocktail Hour: Alternative Rock, Oldies, 90s-00s pop, Contemporary Country

Dinner: Alternative Rock, Oldies, 90s-00s pop, Contemporary Country

Formal Selections

Dancing: Motown, Oldies, Classic Rock & Roll, 1990s, 2000s, Top 40, Country, Hip-Hop

Vendors

Venue: Des Moines Beach Park Event Center
Caterer: Pac Island Grill
Photographer: Absolute Kelvin Photography
Videographer: Tony Schwartz: Wedding MC & DJ

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