Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Emily and Mo - March 21st 2015 - Crowne Plaza Union Station Indianapolis

Here are a couple of videos (Professional from Loves Reel and my $200 camera) from a wedding ceremony and reception earlier this year at Union Station. There have been so many fantastic weddings this year. I can't wait to see what happens next!

EMILY + MO from Love's Reel on Vimeo.

Introduction songs - Run the world - Beyonce - It's raining men - Sirius (Bulls theme)
Cake cutting - Marry you - Bruno Mars
First dance - Thing out loud - Ed Sheeran
Father Daughter dance - The house that built me - Miranda Lambert
Mother Son dance - My wish - Rascal flatts
Last dance - I want crazy - Hunter Hayes

Monday, May 18, 2015

Chelsea and Justin - May 16th 2015 - Embassy Theater Fort Wayne Wedding Reception

Wedding Reception Embassy Theater Fort Wayne - Chelsea and Justin from Mark Beecher on Vimeo.

The PEOPLE at this wedding were so much fun!

Another wedding this year where the bride and groom did not want all the bells and whistles like dance or up lighting lighting, gobos, photobooth or even many of the formalities - They just wanted a great party! This was also another wedding where they wanted mostly music from the 50's to the 70's  but with a few top 40 and classic songs from the 80's and 90's sprinkled in as well. Their wedding reception will be remembered by friends and family for years to come I'm sure, and it was an honor to be a part of it.

Introduction of wedding party - Signed, sealed, delivered - Stevie Wonder
First dance - I going to be (500 miles)- Sleeping at last
Father Daughter dance - Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
Mother Son dance - A Mother's song - T. Carter Music
Cake cutting - You make my dreams come true - Hall & Oates
Last dance - At Last - Etta James

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Colby and Lance - May 2nd 2015 - Indiana Landmark Center Wedding

This was such a fun wedding for me - I play mostly newer music for weddings which is great. I'm happy to play whatever music makes people dance, but Colby and Lance wanted mostly older music like Motown and 60's, 70's & 80's - I was more than happy to oblige! What surprised me was that the music was enjoyed by the younger guests as well as the older guests. I received very few requests for new music. Colby and Lance were very laid back and easy going (there were just 2 songs on their play-list). They wanted their reception to be simple, elegant and fun (with great food by MBP catering) and that is just what they achieved. I got to work with Caitlin Poe the managing director at the remarkable Indiana Landmark Center who I have known since she was a teenager and with one of my favorite photographers Anne Buskirk. I will add some of her photos when they are ready. In the mean time, here is a little video I shot.

Finally, here is the WeddingWire review I received 2 days after the wedding : )

"Excellent DJ! Would have given him 6 stars if I could! Goes above and beyond with having information and resources for scheduling key wedding moments. Great personality with lots of experience. He knew how to keep the guests dancing until closing. Surprised us with a 7 minute video capturing some great moments at our reception. Would recommend him for any wedding."

Friday, May 1, 2015

Laurel Hall "Antique" radios - Multi room sound for a wedding reception

Laurel Hall is a spectacular venue for a wedding ceremony and reception - But with so many rooms and the beautiful and inviting terrace in the back, there's the challenge of having music and announcements in all those locations; especially if you want the same music throughout. Grapevine overcame that problem using a F.M transmitter in conjunction with a wireless microphone system, reproduction "antique" radios and a couple of extra Bose speakers to provide music to all areas.

Here is some not so great cell phone video, but you get the idea.