Evan & Vinny | Tony Schwartz: Wedding MC & DJ
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Evan & Vinny

There are very few times where I am at a loss for words, but the moments after Evan & Vinny’s wedding reception concluded was one of those times. Never did I expect in my wildest dreams to be a part of a wedding reception that wild and that crazy. The best way I can describe the dance floor experience at The Agriplex at the Washington State Fair? Take a wedding reception, mix it up with the vibe of a college fraternity party,  and stir in some scenes from a Lil’ Jon & The Eastside Boyz music video, and the result is one epic celebration going down on the dance floor.
Which is exactly what Evan & Vinny wanted. Signed, sealed, delivered, #MakeHerBaker.
If you still aren’t sure what that looks like, watch the highlight video posted above – which features ONLY the highlights I could safely include for all audiences! (Ever seen a bunch of girls twerking on the sweetheart table at a wedding reception? I can now say I have.) If you want to see all of the highlights, hit up Evan & Vinny, as they have the full Video Capture that my video guru, Matt, expertly captured throughout the night.

Amanda & Chris | Tony Schwartz: Wedding MC & DJ
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Amanda & Christopher

When I watch the reception recap from Amanda & Christopher’s wedding reception, I immediately notice the diversity of the dance floor: guests young and old dancing and celebrating together. And really, that’s what it is is all about: two sets of families and friends – who may have never met before! – coming together to celebrate as one big giant family.
And in the end, that is what matters most.

Kendall & Donald | Tony Schwartz: Wedding MC & DJ
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Kendall & Donald

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.

Jessica & Adam | Tony Schwartz: Wedding MC & DJ
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Jessica & Adam

I take great pride in the fact that so many of my friends from Sumner High School have asked me over the years to be a part of their wedding vendor team. First, there was Andrea & Bryan, then Janet, and now, I can add Jessica to that list, as her and Adam had a beautiful wedding celebration over Labor Day Weekend at Swans Trail Farm in Snohomish, Washington. And for Jessica, it couldn’t have been more perfect: her beloved WSU Cougs beat Wyoming, and the UW Huskies lost to LSU.
Together, Jessica & Adam are a really fun couple who have the perfect chemistry; plus, their hobbies, interests, and personalities really balance each other out. And they genuinely like each other and have a playful friendship, which I observed multiple times throughout the entire planning process. But most importantly of all, they have a fantastic core group of friends that made for a fun evening! While their wedding could be described as a bit more intimate in terms of guest count, that didn’t stop Jessica, Adam, and their friends from GETTING DOWN on the dance floor as I mixed Top 40 hits and classic party favorites. And when I dropped “Pony” by Genuine? Easily the highlight of the night. Easily.

Brooke & Dana | Tony Schwartz: Wedding MC & DJ
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Brooke & Dana

The moment I knew Brooke & Dana’s wedding was going to be awesome? When they informed me that they selected Harold Faltermeyer’s “Top Gun Anthem” for their ceremony’s Recessional. (Well, that and the fact I had done Brooke’s brother’s wedding at Roche Harbor two years prior; I love the Powers family!) Brooke & Dana are a great couple: fun, easy-going, upbeat, and very social, which was perfectly reflected during the duration of their wedding reception.

Casey & Kody | Tony Schwartz: Wedding MC & DJ
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Casey & Kody

Kody is a tech for a orthotics and prosthetics company, who I clicked with while talking about sports and our favorite pairs of Air Jordans. Casey is his stunningly beautiful bride, who shared some hilarious stories of her experiences as a junior high school teacher, and patiently listened to Kody and me talk sports and Air Jordans. Together, they hosted one of the finest weddings I’ve every been a part of at Laurel Creek Manor in Sumner, Washington – every detail (food, drinks, the Mirror Booth, desserts, dancing, and more!) was designed with their guests enjoyment in mind – capped off with a surprise fireworks show that was kept secret from their family and friends until the very end.

Kyle & Jamie | Tony Schwartz: Wedding MC & DJ
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Kyle & Jamie

Kyle & Jamie’s wedding reception last night was absolute MAGIC last night. There’s a moment at every wedding reception where I begin to sense it – in this case, their Wedding Party Introduction sequence which set the tone for the rest of the night – and then there’s the moment where I first feel it. For me, it happened during their First Dance to Ed Sheeran’s “Tenerife Sea”, where the entire room sat still, just watching Kyle & Jamie gracefully glide on the dance floor.

“So in love, so in love.”

I couldn’t help but mouth those lyrics as I watched on from my DJ booth. At that moment, I knew it – despite the July heat that just wouldn’t go away – we were about to have an epic dance floor experience. Which is precisely what Kyle & Jamie desired.

Audrey & Joe | Tony Schwartz: Wedding MC & DJ
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Joe & Audrey

There are some weddings so awesome, so amazing that they leave me with an absolute loss for words when they have came to their conclusion.

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 above; I’ve replayed it more times than I can count – it’s that good.)

Aaron & Kelly | Tony Schwartz: Wedding MC & DJ
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Aaron & Kelly

Unique musical selections: that would be the number one thing I loved about Aaron & Kelly’s wedding ceremony and reception at Historic 1625 Place in Tacoma. Not one song on their list of ceremony and reception selections below would be found on a suggestions list for any of the given moments. Yet, they all worked perfectly for the moment they were selected for.

My favorite selection, is without a doubt, their First Dance to Chris Stapleton’s “More of You”, which features the perfectly written chorus lyrics that are so simple, yet so sweet. Which was absolutely perfect for Aaron & Kelly.

Spencer & Christie | Tony Schwartz: Wedding MC & DJ
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Spencer & Christie

Without a doubt, Spencer & Christie’s wedding reception at Union Station in Tacoma, Washington, was the LARGEST reception I’ve ever been a part of! Nearly 400 guests came to celebrate these two getting hitched – just an awesome community these two have surrounded themselves with! – and to see it all come together after months of planning and preparation was beyond worth it. I seriously couldn’t be happier for Spencer & Christie; they had the celebration of a lifetime.

And I’ll never forget this night: hands down, it was the best reception I’ve ever performed at.

Dorwin & Swathy | Tony Schwartz: Wedding MC & DJ
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Dorwin & Swathy

Dorwin & Swathy couldn’t have timed it better: their Sunday afternoon wedding ceremony just happened to coincide with the first full day of sunshine in Seattle since October 2016. And the welcomed sunshine was a sign of things to come, as Dorwin & Swathy – along with their closest of friends – absolutely rocked the dance floor inside the Marina Ballroom at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle.

Seriously, check out the video above; my favorite part is around the 3:04 mark. (And I won’t spoil anything, but that clip is definitely going to make the 2017 wrap-up video.)

Christina & Michael | Tony Schwartz: Wedding MC & DJ
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Christina & Michael

I’ve had a long-standing belief that the first wedding of the new year sets the tone for the rest of the year. If that’s the case, I couldn’t be more ecstatic to get going on this year’s wedding season, as Christina & Michael’s wedding reception was as good as it gets.

While the outcome of the Seahawks-Falcons playoff game earlier in the day was less than desirable, any disappointment was left at the front door as guests and vendors entered Melrose Market Studios, excited to celebrate Tina & Michael. And from the romantic, intimate ceremony to the group sing-a-long to Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” and Sparkler Send Off, everyone did just that.