The best part of working as a DJ is that I have fun at my job. At the office, at a party, meeting clients, or behind the mixer, most of the time I am having a blast. This wedding was a lot of fun to be a part of, and the energy of the bride, groom and all their guests was contagious. 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.
The day finally came and I packed up my equipment and headed right to Drexelbrook. A great couple plus a great facility with an awesome staff equals a fun day on the job for me. Some people will be surprised to hear this, but my favorite part of a wedding to DJ is the cocktail hour. It’s tougher to read the crowd since nobody is dancing, however when you see people tap their feet or snap their fingers along to what I’m playing, it is a good feeling. Some people just feel cocktail hour music is just background stuff, but I would disagree with them. You set the tone for yourself, the crowd, and the party right at the beginning. Another bonus for me, is that I love the music from Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Jimmy Durante, Nat King Cole, and Peggy Lee, I guess because I am just such a cool cat. Now – back to the wedding – the guests enjoyed their cocktail hour, but once it was over we introduced our bridal party, the parents, and of course the bride and groom into the beautiful ballroom in Drexelbrook. The bride and groom then took to the center of the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife. Then it was the staff of Drexelbrook’s turn to take center stage and impress everyone with a mouth watering, delicious dinner. As you can see from the pictures, the crowd was not shy of the dance floor. The biggest hits of the night were “Hot For Teacher” from Van Halen and “Shout” (the good version) by Otis Day and the Knights.
The staff at Drexelbrook did a great job, as they always do. It is always a pleasure working together with them and I look forward to my next opportunity. This was my first opportunity to work with Kevin from Kevin Kramer Photography. He did a great job and I appreciate him letting us use these images on our blog. Congratulations once again to Nancy and Rich, it was a pleasure to be your DJ.