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Tuesday, 08 January 2013 00:00

A Most Unusual Wedding Reception-Under the Big Top

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Code Blue playing after the wedding ceremony and before the receptionCode Blue playing after the wedding ceremony and before the receptionAt the wedding of Allison and Robert, Disc Jockey Services was privileged to have played their wedding. I knew this was going to be a great wedding.  In our meeting Allison was so expressive and had given a lot of thought to what she wanted. "We are having a bluegrass band play after the ceremony during the cocktail hour because everybody feels happy when listening to bluegrass,"Allison said. All of the festivities took place under and around the big tent Along the sides were a cotton candy and popcorn booth, a lemonade stand making old fashioned lemon and limeades (which by the way I never got one because the lines were so long), corn hole games and croquet. A 1957 Chevy was parked in the field so pictures could be taken with the bride and groom or just with you and your family.

Popcorn and Cotton Candy StandPopcorn and Cotton Candy StandOld fashioned lemonade and limeade standOld fashioned lemonade and limeade stand

Bride and Groom getting ready to take their picture by the 1957 Chevy Bride and Groom getting ready to take their picture by the 1957 Chevy

Dancing to a Big Band SongDancing to a Big Band SongDancing to a Big Band SongDancing to a Big Band Song

BBQ was served by Dunn’s Drive-In (see the pictures from Dunn’s 75thAnniversary Disc Jockey Services Facebook album) from Mechanicsville. I was surprised when they told me that because I know the owner of Dunn’s.  I had taught Stuart in high school and knew his wife Rhonda back in the days when I was a teacher.

Now it time it was my turn to take over, andI introduced the wedding party to the guest to the theme from the “Golden Girls (inside joke among the wedding party). Next came the intrduction of Allison and Rob to the theme of “Top Gun”. Rob dawned his aviator glasses like the beginning of the movie and escorted his new bride to the applause of family and friends.

First Dance as Husband and WifeFirst Dance as Husband and Wife

After dinner the couple was serenaded by their two nieces to “Lollipops and Rainbows” by Lesley Gore. After all the activities were done, then came the the dancing and Allison and Rob picked out such great music. This was one reception where they had great dancers who could  swing dance to "In the Mood"  by Benny Goodman to the popular line dances. Check the picture.

First dance as Husband and Wife after they enter from the Theme to Top GunFirst dance as Husband and Wife after they enter from the Theme to Top Gun

What a night of magic. A DJ lives for these kinds of parties.   Have a great life together Allison and Rob and let’s do this again on your first anniversary so I can play the rest of the great songs you picked that evening.

There are so many things you can do for your wedding, some low cost, others more expensive. This was just one example of what one couple did for their wedding. Your creativity, imagination and budget will dictate what you can do for your wedding reception. A professional DJ can help you in bringing these ideas to reality and help make your event magical and uniquely yours.

Your Humble DJ

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