It was the end of May 2012 when I had the opportunity to DJ the wedding of Gina and Tom. The wedding took place in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia at The Cescaphe Ballroom. A couple weeks prior to the wedding I had the chance to meet with the bride and groom, to go over all the details of the wedding. We had a great time going over the music, and picking out songs for the bridal party’s “Grand Entrance”. Meeting with my clients before the wedding is by far my favorite part of my job. Being able to get excited with them, and assure them that everything is going to run smoothly and be lots of fun.
This was a great crowd to DJ for, as the dance floor was packed full as soon as dinner ended. I usually start my first dance set with music geared to older guests, and play some oldies, Motown, Disco, and Funk, then later on in the night I segue into the current hits. The reason I do it this way is because older guests are the ones that tend to leave earlier in the night, and I have found that younger people – for the most part – will dance to music from older generations, while many older guests are hesitant to dance to popular music of today. As the Wedding DJ, it is my job to play music and get guests of all generations out there during the course of the reception. Gina and Tom were dancing most of the night, and their family and friends were right out there with them.
I worked with Artistic Imagery at this wedding. As always they did an awesome job, and I really enjoy working with Nick and the rest of the staff there. My assistant DJ for the night was our very own DJ BK , who has been with us for a little over five years now. It is a nice feeling to know that whenever I need to step away from the DJ gear, either to line up everyone for introductions, coordinate with the maître d, or even when I had to use the mens room, that he has things under control, and kept the party going.
As you can tell from the images featured on the blog post, this was an awesome party. I enjoyed working with Gina and Tom so much, I am kind of bummed that their wedding is over. Hopefully, I get to see them again at future events. Until then I guess we will just have to keep in touch via Facebook. Good luck and wishing all the best to the both of you on your new journey as husband and wife.
Thanks for reading,
Cutting Edge @ July 23, 2012