Of all the venues Cutting Edge Entertainment has the opportunity to DJ weddings; one of my favorite facilities is the Cairnwood Mansion. On Friday May 20th I found myself at Cairnwood once again for the wedding of Nick and Christa. Like all the couples who choose to have their wedding reception at Cairnwood, they were in love with the place. Having your wedding at Cairnwood is a change of pace from the ordinary ballroom, as it has a historic and architectural charm, while offering multiple rooms within one facility for guests to enjoy and explore. A couple could choose to have their grand entrance and first dance in the Great Hall (as Nick and Christa did), then you have the chance to enjoy your dinner outside on the terrace or in one of the many beautiful rooms inside. Then, finally, we dance the night away on the dance floor.
Christa and Nick had a classic theme for their wedding, which went well with the Cairnwood motif. The servers, bartenders, and even I – the DJ – were wearing a white tuxedo jacket and bow tie. We also brought out the Cutting Edge Entertainment gramophone, and used it as a prop, sitting it on the place card table to add to the theme. During cocktail hour we played music from the swing/big band era with artists like Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, and Glenn Miller. This complimented the classic feel of the wedding reception very well, and set the mood for a ‘swinging’ time to come. Once cocktail hour ended, guests were invited into the Great Hall where the bride and groom wowed their guests with a well rehearsed first dance, and as it concluded with the big dip, their friends and family erupted into applause. Afterward, the bride, groom, and their guests were treated to a delicious dinner courtesy of the great staff from Karen’s Caterers. As dinner ended we showed a photo montage the bride and groom worked hard on preparing, then quickly moved everyone into the living room on to the dance floor. When I met with the bride and groom before the wedding they told me they had a crazy, dancing crowd… boy were they right!
The photographer for the night was the very talented Nicole Leigh. Over the past few months I have gotten to know Nicole – an awesome photographer – and someone I consider a good friend (I will soon have the honor of being the DJ at her wedding as well).. I also had the opportunity to work with Karen, Carlos, and the rest of the awesome staff of Karen’s Caterers. They did such a great job accommodating the one hundred fifty-plus guests at the reception. As always, it was great to get to know and work with Christa and Nick, they’re an amazing couple and on behalf of the whole staff here at Cutting Edge Entertainment we want to thank you for letting us be a part of your magical day.