Sometimes as a DJ and MC you know very early in an event that it is going to be a great party. You can tell by the way the guests enter the room and already start dancing to your music or by the thunderous applause during bridal party introductions. Ed and Michelle’s wedding reception, which they held at the beautiful Venetian in Garfield, was that kind of night. There was such a palpable feeling in the room of love and affection and joy for Ed and Michelle that translated so well to their celebration. Every song they’d given me as a request went over great and packed the dance floor. It was that kind of night.
Besides reserving me to DJ and MC Ed and Michelle also chose our photography studio, Elite Digital Images to shoot the pictures for their day. It is always great to work with Carrie and Cyndi. I’ve included just a few of their awesome images in this blog but if you want to see more of their work, click here for their Facebook album. Ed and Michelle also booked Elite Films to capture the moving images and it certainly looked like Tom and Thomas were getting tons of great stuff. So stay tuned, I’ll get my hands on that footage soon enough and edit it into a new demo for myself.
Usually when I write a blog from a wedding I try to include the single most memorable part of the night for me. But thinking back to Ed and Michelle’s wedding it would be impossible to pick just one thing. The first thing that comes to mind is the weather. Ed and Michelle got a seventy degree day in February. How’s that for lucking out! I also think of their grand introduction. This was a very important moment for them and Ed even had the lighting guy at The Venetian and me rehearse how it would happen a few times during cocktail hour. I was thrilled that we were able to pull this off exactly as Ed envisioned it and just LOVE the picture Carrie got of Ed and Michelle coming in. The emotions on their faces says it all! The next thing I think of is Ed’s brother, Larry, delivering his Best Man’s toast complete with a video screen, projector and power point presentation. It was hilarious! Then, of course, as a DJ I think of the dance floor. Which was literally jam-packed the entire night. Even some of the songs that Ed and Michelle had selected that were sort of background songs in my opinion, had their guests dancing. Like, I said, it was just that kind of night.
Here’s a link to my SoundCloud page where I’ve uploaded the first set that I played at Ed and Michelle’s wedding. This is a perfect example of what I’m talking about. This is right after the toasts, and first course has just been served. I played a few of their songs that I thought would be safe to play but before I knew it the dance floor was packed and I just kept feeding the energy in the room, climaxing that set with Hava Nagilah. It was a great opening to an awesome party!
Ed was very nice to offer me to this glowing review on Wedding Wire: