Nowadays, it’s fairly common for me to DJ a wedding where the bride and / or groom are already parents. Sometimes they’ve had a child (or children) from a previous marriage and sometimes the couple has just had children before they got married.
What makes Mel and Denise‘s wedding stand out for me (among other things) is that not only are they both parents but they are both grandparents as well. And their wedding was not just a celebration of two people coming together but a joining of two families into one. It was an honor to be a part of.
Mel and I have known each other in passing for many years now. He is a musician and karaoke performer who frequents the DJ Expo annually and has seen me do my seminars and host the DJ of the Year competition on numerous occasions. With those experiences he wanted me to MC and DJ his special day so even though it was a Sunday (which I normally block off for myself) I was happy to oblige.
Mel and Denise had some very specific requests, namely a different song for each member of their family to walk down the aisle to at the beginning of their ceremony and a medley of each of their kid’s wedding songs. Other than that, they had one instruction for me: help our family and friends celebrate! And that’s what I did. Even though it was early on a Sunday we had some terrific dance sets and everyone had a blast.
As you might imagine Mel also contributed his talents to the day. Their first dance was to a song that Mel had written and recorded and he sang a song during the reception. I always love when a couple puts their own unique stamp on their day and Mel certainly did that!
I wish all the best to this awesome couple. Mazel Tov Mel and Denise!