Kelly and Ian’s wedding reception was held on Friday, February 19th at the Union Trust in Philadelphia, and they chose Cutting Edge Entertainment to provide the DJ and music. Although Union Trust is a newer venue, we’ve already done quite a few parties,events and of course wedding receptions there, and looking at our upcoming calendar of events it looks like we have many more coming in the months ahead.
I met with Kelly and Ian a few weeks prior to their wedding. We call this meeting the “wrap-up meeting”, because it’s where we go over all the final details with the couple regarding their wedding reception and the role we are expected to play. We go over a comprehensive time line with our clients in order to help them plan the exact order of all of the formalities, while reviewing all of their music selections as well. Each wedding is different and it is very important that we take the time to get to know the bride and groom in order to best serve them. I want to learn what kind of music they like, and more importantly which kinds they don’t like. One of my goals for each wedding I do is to make sure I give the bride and groom the wedding that they have envisioned. This is a big day in both of their lives, and I make it my mission to make their wedding even better than they could have imagined.
Once we completed the formal introductions, the bride and groom took center stage for their first dance as husband and wife. After the formalities ended, dinner was brought out by the catering staff. As the Wedding DJ, I’m always pleased to see well-fed guests as this group was going to need their energy because once dinner was over, it’s time to celebrate. Like most of my weddings, this was a great group who were out on the dance floor all night, singing along while I played “I Want You Back” by the Jackson Five, and twisting the night away with “The Twist” by Chubby Checker, and of course we played plenty of fun Bruce Springsteen music (a special request by the bride and groom). A great party with only one negative side effect at the end… a lot of sore feet; quite common when dancing non-stop for two hours straight.
The bride and groom – Kelly and Ian – were wonderful to work with. They are blessed to have such an amazing group of family and friends that clearly loved to dance and celebrate with them their wedding day, which made the party a great time for all. Of course it’s always a privilege to work at the Union Trust and with the awesome folks from Finley Catering. The Photographer for the day was the very awesome JPG Photography. Finally, a big thank you to Kelly and Ian for having us DJ the wedding. Congratulations, and all the best to you both in your future together as husband and wife!