Sarah is a wonderful lady and we received a call from her to interview for her wedding. Sarah was a bride to be that had seen many weddings including those that didn’t go the way she would have expected. To that end, there was quite an interview process for her. In fact, I think she said the total number of disc jockeys she had met with in the Dallas/Fort Worth area reached a total of seven.
SIX disc jockeys met with Sarah and none of them said what she wanted to hear. How is that even possible? Well, I can tell you how. There are a ton of disc jockeys in the area but the list of true professionals is short.
What was she looking to hear? How much of a “bridezilla” was she? All she wanted, her simple request was that this wedding was her wedding, not about the disc jockey and their “shtick”. Who wants cheap jokes, shtick and party games at a beautiful wedding?
Every wedding we do is different. That is the beauty of people. Yes, there are some commonalities: an introduction, first dance, welcome, dinner, cake, toasts and maybe a garter and bouquet. But other than that, each wedding allows a couple to show their personality. Sarah and Chris wanted elegant. Sarah’s parents wished for formal. So that meant playing some American songbook music during dinner and being a minimalist on the microphone.
Funny thing, when I met with Sarah to go through the details of the reception, we found that things may not be as conservative as were lead on. She wanted the same music that I enjoy playing at the more “party” type of weddings, she just wanted me to play it without being one of those dreaded DJ’s who are talking all the time and sounding like a cheese-ball DJ. You’ve seen them before–the guys who bring the blow-up guitars and have conga lines and whatever else. No problem, because that isn’t what we do anyway.
The result, a beautiful wedding at a beautiful facility and gorgeous pictures… Thank you Sil Azevedo of Sil Azevedo Photography for being a dream to work with and sharing these with us.
Here we go:
Introduction of Sarah and Chris.
Dad’s heartfelt welcome. Nervous or not, he did a wonderful job. One more word and he would have broken down in joyous tears.
Father/Daughter and Mother/Son
The end of a well thought out thank you speech from Chris and Sarah.
Sarah cutting a rug.
The boys getting a little close on a fellow groomsman.
Getting our groove on with some new hits.
The view of the dance floor from behind the scenes.
Just a little lighting on the dance floor and how much different it makes the room look.
Thank you to Chris and Sarah for letting us help with your wedding day! Thank you for trusting me to fulfill your wishes.