Although the New Year is almost here, I wanted to post a blog about a July 4th Wedding I had the opportunity to DJ at the Aldie Mansion in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Alyssa and Justin – the bride and groom – first contacted us after checking out our reviews online. Although looking at online reviews can be very helpful, we still recommend to all of our clients that they meet us in person before they make a final decision. Cutting Edge Entertainment’s wedding clients have the option of locking in their personnel for no additional fee. It makes sense to us, that if you meet a DJ or see an individual perform at another event, you can lock in that specific Wedding DJ for no additional charge. There is no guessing who you will be matched up with for your wedding, instead, the name of that DJ is on the contract.
I feel right at home at the Aldie Mansion having worked there many times in the past, some of which can be seen in previous blog posts. Yet being intimately familiar with a venue is a huge plus, it isn’t nearly as critical to the success of a reception as communication. It’s important that the DJ is constantly communicating with the catering staff, as well as other event professionals. The goal; to ensure the party is running smoothly avoiding any unnecessary breaks (down time) in the reception. As the DJ entertainer for the wedding, I want to make certain that the crowd is either eating, taking in a traditional formality such as the first dance, cake cutting, etc., or of course, dancing (having fun). Since I have worked so many times before at Aldie Mansion, I know the party is going to have a nice flow. Alyssa and Justin’s wedding was just that. We transitioned smoothly from cocktail hour to dinner, and then after dinner we went right into dancing. The dance floor was filled with guests the entire night, while I played a variety of music from the 60s all the way up to today’s latest hits.
I’m extremely appreciative of Alyssa and Justin for giving me the honor of being a part of their special day, and helping to ensure that all their guests – both young and old – had a great time. I also worked alongside Nicole of Nicole Leigh Photography. She took some great pictures from the party. As always she rocked, and I can’t wait to work with her again. I can’t end this post without also thanking the staff at Aldie Mansion. Kim and Shelly of Jeffrey Miller Catering do a fantastic job running the show. All of their maitre d’s, bartenders, and servers are first class, and I look forward to many more events at this historic and elegant venue.
Most importantly, thank you to Alyssa and Justin. It was a pleasure to work with you and I wish you both the very best of everything as you begin your lives as husband and wife.