The Lighthouse Inn in West Dennis – Cape Cod
From the first time I met with Julie I knew how important the music was going to be for her wedding. Julie has spent some time as a professional DJ, and her family is loaded with musical talent! Tim was all about the music, and knew he wanted to dance all night. The best part for me was that both Tim, and Julie had an amazing vision of just how they wanted their wedding day to go. This made what would have been a great wedding at the Lighthouse Inn, PHENOMENAL!
After a picture perfect ceremony on the Beach behind the inn, guests enjoyed cocktails both inside, and out on the deck overlooking the water. The music during cocktails included lots of really fun upbeat hits from all generations like (It’s Your Thing – The Isley Brothers, Listen to the Music – Doobie Brothers, Riptide – Vance Joy, and Mr. Big Stuff – Jean Knight). The bridal party was introduced to Diana Ross’s – I’m Coming Out, and the Newlyweds followed with a favorite of mine, Love You Madly by Cake. They followed this up with their first dance, Stevie Nicks – Leather and Lace. Once everyone was served an amazing meal by the Lighthouse Inn Staff, there were 5 Toasts. The Maid and Matron of Honor, and both Best Men. These were followed by a very special “Thank You” toast by Julie and Tim with a dance component to it. To cap that off, Julie’s Dad performed a song that he wrote for her when she was born, titled “Julie”. Once Tim danced with his mom (Stevie Wonder – You are the Sunshine of My Life), the dance floor filled and nobody looked back! Please enjoy the pictures below from Rachel at Dragonfly Photography!
With the arrival of 2015 and the record breaking snow totals that we’re getting here in Massachusetts, comes the arrival of new weddings! I’m looking forward to working with all of you who have chosen me to be a part of your special day. If you’re still wondering what will be the perfect song to dance to, here are some newer songs that may just work for you.
Ed Sheeran – Thinking out loud
Ingrid Michaelson – It Was Always You
Brett Eldredge – Mean to Me
Bill Griese – From Nashville with a James Taylor sound and feel. He has a great Bride & Groom song and also a Father/Daughter song
I Will, I Do – bride & groom
This Dance – father/daughter
check out his website – www.billgriese.com. I liked Taylor Swift’s Ex.
This one would be great for wedding party introductions:
Matchbox Twenty – Our Song
This one would be fun for cutting the cake:
Sara Watkins – You & Me
This song has been reinvented so many times and I’ve played it at weddings often. I like Sam Beam’s (of Iron & Wine) spin on it here:
Rhiannon Giddens & Sam Beam
‘Home Again’ by Michael Kiwanuka
This one could make a could last dance song:
Here, Now by Andrew Simple
I’ll be posting more throughout the year – so check back!!
Wedding season has really jumped into full gear, and last weekend The Commander’s Mansion in Watertown was the place to be! With amazing food provided by East Meets West Catering, and the flawless planning of Marrero Events this Wedding was truly Top Notch! Uplighting was provided by Creative Uplighting, and the tent looked phenominal! Laura and Will decided to use blue, and green tones to highlight their tree theme which couldn’t have looked any better. Being on Cinco DeMayo they decided it would be exciting to wrap up their cocktail hour lawn games including Croquet, Bocce and Ring Toss with a Pinata! It made for an amazing photo-op for Melissa Coe Photography!
I had the pleasure of working with Jamie and the JPod Productions team at the Four Seasons Boston over Valentine’s day weekend. Please check out JPod’s short teaser film at: http://jpodproductions.com/blog/2012/03/emily-andrew-wedding-trailer-four-seasons-boston-wedding-video/.
In addition, I’m happy and proud to announce that 5 Star Events was chosen as the “Vendor of the Month” by the amazing cinematographers at JPod Productions. Please follow this link to here JPod’s review of our company: http://jpodproductions.com/blog/2012/03/vendor-of-the-month-5-star-events/
First, as a dj I’m a fan of great music and Nick & Nikki picked a ton of it for their Lakeview Pavilion wedding. Here are some highlights:
First Dance: “Helpless” by Niel Young & the Band
Cake Cutting: “I Second That Emotion” by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
Introduction Music: “Long Way to the Top” by AC-DC & “Baba O’Reilly” by the Who
For dancing the request list had a predominantly classic Soul, Motown, R&B feel. The dance floor started out packed with Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell’s “Ain’t no Mountain High Enough”. The crowd went crazy to the follow up “I Want You Back” by the Jackson 5. The frenzy continued right through to the very last song – “No Diggity” by Blackstreet feat. Dr. Dre. Crowd favorites included “Get up Offa That Thing” by James Brown, “California Love” by tupac, “Magic Dance” by David Bowie, “Shout” by Otis Day & the Nights & “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” by The Temptations to name a few. [ continue reading ]