All events have a memorable moment, most events have several worth recalling, and others have a section that is full of moments that help define my role as a Wedding DJ. The wedding of Anna and Joe Nardozzi on August 9, 2014 began with one vibe and ended with another. It was a pleasure working with this particular bride and groom cause all they wanted to do “was have a good time”, which –at Cutting Edge Entertainment – is our specialty!
Although I have worked numerous events at the Mendenhall Inn, I have never had the opportunity to work in the smaller of the two ballrooms. As a proponent of “intimate spaces”, smaller spaces create closeness for the guests that allow everyone to take stock in the events of the day. A relaxing cocktail hour led into a romp of an introduction; the parents entered to the classic Santana and Rob Thomas track “Smooth”, the bridal party jammed into “I Gotta Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas and our Bride and Groom rocked into “I Believe in a Thing” by The Darkness (…this may be one of favorite intro songs…).
Anna & Joe were dressed in very classic attire; a high-back dress for our bride and a black bowtie for our groom were ideal for the throwback first-dance, “True Loveways” by Buddy Holly. The night continued with some Louis Armstrong for our Father-Daughter Dance and The Archies for our cake cutting, leading many to believe the evening would keep an “old-school” status quo! Boy, were we mistaken…
After the pre-requisite oldies and “timeless” dance sets, the evening went into a completely different style of “old-school”. Most DJs are thrilled to play a few hip-hop tracks that remind us of our high school and college days, no DJ would argue getting to play over an hour of it! From the bride’s request of “Country Grammer” by Nelly to the block of late-90s and early-2000’s hip-hop (“Love Like This”, Faith Evans; “Yeah”, Usher; etc) it was a booty-shaking bash.
That, and I’ve never had more requests for “The Thong Song” by Sisqo than I did on this night…that is not a complaint, either!
Thank you to Tina Heinnickel of Tina Jay Photography for the awesome images and thanks to the Mendenhall Inn for helping make the evening perfect for Anna and Joe!
Best of luck, Anna and Joe, on your adventure in love!