Mike and Kylie got married at The Jumping Brook Country Club on a beautiful (yet chilly) November day. We were booked to do the ceremony music as well as to play for the reception which is something we are seeing more and more.
I loved working with this couple. I don’t know what it was about them but something just clicked when we met and we got along great. I was so thrilled to be their DJ and when the night was over and the whole thing was a huge success I was really very happy.
Another thing I loved about Mike and Kylie’s wedding was the team of professionals they had assembled for the day. I always love working at The Jumping Brook. Ron is such an awesome banquet manager and the maître d Meghan was very easy and flexible to work with. Mike and Kylie had hired Susan from Something Blue Wedding Photography to shoot pictures throughout the day. Susan and her second shooter KiaMarie are super cool and fun to work with. Plus Susan’s husband Mark was manning the photo booth so it was a family affair! They also had Jennifer from Sands of Time Video Productions shooting video. She must have a ton of footage because the camera was rolling all night long. And helping to coordinate everything was Rachael from Glass Slipper Weddings and Events.
The pictures in this blog are just a handful of the great shots that Susan and Kia got. For a better sampling check out the Facebook album they made for Mike and Kylie. And while you’re there make sure you “Like” Something Blue Photography.
Mike and Kylie’s wedding ceremony was at The Jumping Brook and they had a good friend of theirs, Josh, officiate for them. This is something I am seeing more and more. It is so easy to become “ordained” online now so many couples are asking a friend to step in and fill this role. It often makes the ceremony much more personal and it definitely did on Saturday night. Josh is a teacher so he is no stranger to public speaking. He was smooth and funny and the ceremony was great. Plus Mike and Kylie had picked a very unique recessional song: The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Hard to Concentrate.” I had never heard this song before but it was perfect, with lyrics like: ”All I want is for you to be happy and take this moment to make you my family.”
Mike and Kylie had also selected a very cool first dance song: Dave Matthews “You and Me.” When I first heard that song years ago I knew it would be a great wedding song. The lyrics are perfect and there are just so many huge Dave Matthews fans. Kylie told me she loves that song, in fact their cake topper was the title of the song (how perfect!)
Once the party got going I was in my glory. The dance floor was packed all night. Mike and Kylie had upgraded their package with us to include our intelligent lights and up-lighting. These were great enhancements that made the room look awesome and added a ton of energy once the dancing got going. They picked out a bunch of great songs and I was able to play every one of them, including their grand finale which was Garth Brook’s “Friends in Low Places.”
My congratulations to this very special couple!