I am very grateful to get the opportunity to work with so many awesome people – weekend after weekend – just like Katie and Dan, the bride and groom from this wedding. Katie and Dan were laid back and their primary concern was with making sure that their friends and family had a great time at their wedding reception. At our wrap up meeting just prior the wedding, we spent a lot of time going over the music for the ceremony, dinner, and dancing. We sat together for a while just listening to music and looking for the perfect grand entrance, cake cutting, and parent dance songs. The best part of my job is getting to know my clients and share in their excitement for their big day, and sitting down with them face to face really gives me the chance to do just that.
This was a great crowd to DJ for, as the dance floor was packed full as soon as dinner ended. I have worked with some brides and grooms in the past that sometime worry that not many guests will dance, because they are shy or just not big dancers – when I hear that I always smile, because most times these couples underestimate their guests. People do not get all dressed up in their fancy suits or dresses to just sit at their table and listen to music; they came to have a great time and because they love you and want to celebrate your special day with you. I feel it is up to me to make sure I create that fun, relaxed environment to allow people to let loose and party hard. Now of course the bartender always helps us out, we will never deny that, and once the party begins it is up to the DJ to make sure that all of the guests are out there, whether they are dancing, singing along, or just clapping their hands off to the side, I know they’re having a good time. In my opinion, once the party is over – and days, weeks, months and even years go by, you may forget what you ate, you may forget what you wore, there is even a good chance you may forget what kind of music we played, but you should always be able to remember the great time you had.
This wedding is the first blog post I’ve had the opportunity to feature from a reception I’ve done at the La Massaria in Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, which is also very cool. I have worked at La Massaria before over the past few years and I am excited to finally feature it on this post. I also had a great time working with Dave from Siousca Photography, and I’d like to thank them for allowing us to feature the images from the wedding here on our blog.
Most importantly, I want to thank Katie and Dan for choosing me as their Wedding DJ and allowing me to rock their wedding, and to wish you all the best.