Kendall & Donald designed their wedding ceremony and reception with a Great Gatsby-esque theme, which to me meant presenting their celebration with a classic vibe and concluding with an epic party. And as evident by the video above, their wedding reception was exactly that, as the Bellevue Club was transformed into an upscale nightclub for one night only.

(Author’s Note: Donald & Kendall was the second set of my younger brother’s friends to get married in 2018 – with Dan & Kristin getting married in September – and both parties were home runs. Easily two of my favorite wedding celebrations of the year.)

From their spotlight First Dance – as the romantic classic “When A Man Loves A Woman” crooned in the background – to their Sparkler Send Off in a sexy red Viper, they absolutely nailed it. And I know this because while on the drive home, a call came in from Donald & Kendall, who were waiting in the drive-thru at Jack in the Box, just to say how much they loved their wedding reception and that I killed it. Thank you Kendall, for one of the best late-night phone calls I’ve ever received! 😉

Kendall & Donald, thank you so much for selecting me as your Wedding MC & DJ. You had a distinct vision, and you nailed it to perfection. I wish you many years of happiness and married bliss. And since you are currently honeymooning in Italy: Evviva gli sposi! Tanta felicità!

Tony Schwartz

Musical Selections

Prelude: Vitamin String Quartet Selections

Ceremony Selections

Cocktail Hour: Classic Crooners

Dinner: 90s & 2000s R&B Jazz Covers

Formal Selections

Dancing: Big Band & Swing, Classic Rock & Roll, 2000s, Top 40, Hip-Hop, Motown, 1980s, 1990s, Electronic Dance Music, Reggae/Latin, Country

Vendors

Venue & Caterer: The Bellevue Club
Photographer: Jenny Storment Photography
Videographer: Best Made Videos
Photo Booth: The Puget Sound Photo Booth Co.