Monday, September 1, 2008

Reid and Victor's "Hairspray" Extravaganza!

August 31, 2008



Reid and Victor, having been together 20 years, were planning a big celebration for their anniversary. Their idea was a "Hairspray" inspired, kitschy cocktail party.

After some consideration, they finally decided to take advantage of the recent changes in California law and officially tie the knot. "Having been together for 20 years, we know what it takes to be married", Victor said.

So the newly engaged couple incorporated the ideas for their party and had a "Hairspray" wedding, complete with giant aerosol can props and brightly colored turquoise and pink linens and decorations.



The gala was held at The Wyndham Hotel in Costa Mesa's South Coast Metro area. The couple took advantage of the scenic lakeside area as their ceremony location. Wyndham's coordinator, Marcy Hail, was incredibly nice and very accommodating.

I had the pleasure of introducing them into their reception as, "...celebrating their 20th anniversary, the newlyweds- Reid and Victor!", to a thundering ovation.

The party was a smash as guests enjoyed Victor and Reid's eclectic playlist which included such diverse choices as Diana Ross, Elvis Costello, The Monkees, The Go-Gos and the guilty pleasure of Quiet Riot's "Cum On Feel The Noise".

Before the party, I was able to track down a copy of Madonna's "Dress You Up" (Formal Mix), at Victor's request. This certainly brought the 80s aficionados onto the dance floor. And then there was young Dalton, our white jacketed ring bearer. He did his best to keep the party hip by requesting "Low", "Walk It Out" and "The Cha Cha Slide".

We used a two speaker, digital Yamaha system for sound and a couple of Martin Raptors to light up the dance area.


Here's to another great beginning!

DJ Craig

1 comment:

DJ Craig said...

Here is the nice email I subsequently received from Victor and Reid:

Good Saturday Morning Craig,

We wanted to send this note to thank you for the great job you did with the music and announcements at our wedding reception on Sunday, August 31st.

Everyone is still talking about how much fun they had and really enjoyed the music selections that you played. You made all of the music blend together perfectly. The dance floor was crowded for most of the evening once the dancing began.

Hope you are enjoying all of the new cocktail music that we have introduced you to.

Take Care!

Victor & Reid