Friday, November 15, 2013

Alexann and Jake - Mavris Event Center November 9th 2013

How long have I been a DJ? I just started Grapevine about the time my friends Mike and Martha had a baby boy and named him Jake. He's all grown up and he found his perfect match in Alexann!
If you have ever been to the Mavris you know it's a great spot for a party and this night was no exception. It started with the wedding ceremony and the cocktail hour on the third floor and then guests moved downstairs for dinner and lots of dancing - It was a blast and it was a big honor to be a part of this celebration. 
Thanks to my photographer friends Brandon and Cybil for the photos.  Also thanks to Ellie Lowe with The Mavris who helped make everything flow perfectly.

Anniversary dance longest married couple (59 years!) offering advice on how to stay married.

Ceremony music
Parents seating: You raise me up - Instrumental guitar
Bridesmaids music: There is love - O'Neil Brothers
Brides music: 1,000 years - Piano Guys
Recessional: Marry you - Bruno Mars

Introduction song: Space Jam - Quad City DJs
Cake cutting song: 1,2,3,4 - Plain white T's
First dance: Turning Page - Sleeping at last
Parents dance: Perfect fan - Backstreet boys
Bouquet toss: Gold digger - Kanye West
Garter toss: Big Pimpin' - Jay-Z

Monday, November 4, 2013

Jennifer and Caleb - N.C.A.A. Hall of Champions November 2nd 2013

Jennifer and Caleb had an intimate (50 person) baseball themed wedding ceremony and reception at the new N.C.A.A. Conference Center on Saturday. Many special touches and surprises made their wedding one that I'm sure will be always remembered. The wedding was officiated by Caleb's youth pastor and friend Andy who later in the night presented the couple with a letter written by Tommy Lasorda  congratulating them on their marriage! Another highlight was a recorded long distance toast from Caleb's friend who was unable to attend (this is something Grapevine sets up from time to time). It was a great pleasure working with event manager (and former Grapevine client herself) Kelly Kees. 
Jennifer and Caleb, it was a treat to meet and work with you both and I wish you and yours decades of happiness and home-runs!

Wedding ceremony music:
Baseball Theme -Vince Guaraldi Trio - Groomsmen
Bohemian Rhapsody -Vitamin String Quartet - Bridesmaids
1000 years - Delaynee (Daughter)
Love Story - Vitamin String Quartet - Bride
Signed sealed delivered - Stevie Wonder - Recessional

Introduction music - No sleep till Brooklyn/Beastie Boys/California love - 2 Pac
Cake cutting -She's your Queen  - Coming to America movie
First dance - Close your eyes - Michael Buble
Parents dance - I'll be there - Jackson 5