This past Friday night I had the honor of not only DJing and MCing for Stephanie and Josh but officiating their wedding
ceremony as well. This is a truly awesome couple and their entire wedding turned out to be a very special and memorable evening.
When I officiate a wedding I like to personalize the ceremony as much as possible. As a DJ I have provided the music for tons of ceremonies through the years and I’ve worked with all of the regular local officiants. Many of them are awesome but some, I have to say, put zero effort into personalizing the ceremony. I have stood by my gear plenty of times literally lip syncing to the officiant because I’ve heard their ceremony before and it’s exactly the same each time. When I became “ordained” and started officiating I told myself that would never be my style and when Josh and Stephanie heard that they hired me straight away. We worked together to make their ceremony unique and memorable which included a “Beer Unity Tasting” in lieu of a Unity Candle Ceremony. Both Stephanie and Josh love visiting local micro- breweries so this matched their personality perfectly and when we got to that part of the ceremony, their guests loved it.
As for the reception itself, Josh and Stephanie’s family and friends really knew how to party. The dance floor was packed most of the night and I got to play a wide range of music from oldies, to country to newer stuff as well. Stephanie and Josh also asked for some hard rock like Fall Out Boys and Blink-182 and it was a thrill to see them thrashing around and really enjoying that set.
The ceremony and reception were both held at The Lobster Shanty in Point Pleasant which is such an awesome location. It has the 3 most important things about any location in my opinion: great food, impeccable service and amazing views. It’s no wonder every client I work with at the Lobster Shanty has always been thrilled.
Josh and Stephanie had also hired our sister company Elite Digital Images. Lynn was the lead photographer and she and Chris and Angelina got some awesome shots! I’ve included some here in this blog and to see more check out their album on Facebook.
Congratulations Josh and Stephanie!
PS – A special thanks to Stephanie for this AWESOME WeddingWire Review: