Saturday, October 18, 2008

Tara And Jason's Bel Air Nuptials

This trend setting LA couple chose to have their October 2008 ceremony and reception on a beautiful private estate in Bel Air, California.

Music from the soundtrack of "Cinema Paradiso" played for prelude. Processional music from eclectic Icelanders, Sigur Ross, was used for the processional.

Tara and Jason chose "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey as their Reception entrance song. Once the toasts and meal and mingling were done, it was time to get down to business on the dance floor.

Sam Cooke's classic love song, "Cupid", served as the First Dance. As Tara's family had New Orleans roots, we quickly jumped into a "Second Line" song to get the dance floor moving. Second Line is a traditional southern term for what those who follow and dance behind the first line of parade floats are called.

Our Bride and Groom broke out colorful umbrellas and led the second line of guests, winding around the property and eventually back to the dance floor. Mardi Gras type beads were handed out and the guests seemed to really enjoy this unique tradition.

Next we played a traditional Hora to honor Jason's heritage and the guests wasted no time lifting the Newlyweds into the air!

The wedding cake was one of the most unusual and beautiful I have seen. The serve yourself candy bar table, adjacent to the cake, was a nice touch.

Back on the dance floor, Jason used "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Barry White as the garter removal song. The enthusiastic crowd then partied to everything from "We Are Family" to "Sexyback" to Brian Setzer's swing song, "Gettin' In The Mood".

We closed the night out with one of Tara's favorites, "Crazy Love" by Van Morrison.

We used a two speaker, digital Yamaha system, Raptor lighting for the dance floor and a wireless lapel for the clergy.

Here's to another great beginning!

Wedding DJ

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


"Forever" by John Michael Montgomery is a new, heartfelt love song that could be the perfect First Dance. Right now, it's a free download at Amazon:

Click here for "Forever" free download

Sample lyrics:

baby i don’t want to be the one to face this life
all alone at the end of the day when the sun goes down
i want you right here in my arms…forever
every little smile every move you make
it’s like a dagger to my heart took my breath away
all i ask is that you be mine forever…forever

Happy Listening,

Wedding DJ

Monday, October 6, 2008

Where Fairy Tales Come True

Who wouldn't want to get married in a magical, fairy tale setting? That's exactly what Jaime and Robert decided to do for their October 5, 2008 wedding at Rancho Las Lomas!

"Rancho" is part of a large ranch in Trabuco Canyon. It features exotic captive wildlife, including white lions, llamas and many tropical birds. But the first thing most people notice is the architecture. The alabaster towers, wooden bridges and surrounding lush foliage are right out of Medieval times. The only thing missing are dragons and unicorns!

For the ceremony, Jaime walked down the aisle to "Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. The recessional song was the energetic "Walking On Sushine" by Katrina And The Waves. This is the first reception I've been at where, instead of a flower girl we actually had a "Flower BOY".

After appetizers and refreshments at the reflection pool, Jaime and Robert chose to make their official reception entrance to "Bad Case Of Loving You" by Robert Palmer. When the dancing started, musical highlights included, "Jump Jive An' Wail" by Brian Setzer, "She's Everything" by Brad Paisley and "You Shook Me" by AC/DC.

For the ceremony and reception we used a 2 speaker digital Yamaha system & wireless lapel mic for clergy. Upstairs at the cocktail area we used an additional Yamaha powered, Renkus Heinz speaker system.

Here's to another great beginning!

DJ Craig
Wedding DJ

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Father Daughter Dance Song Ideas

The iPod player above (yes, it actually works!) has full length songs. You can play all or part of them and move back and forth through them just like any mp3 player.

Press the arrow in the center of the iPod or click on a song to get started.

Song Listing:

1. "I Loved Her First"- Heartland

2. "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life"- Stevie Wonder

3. "When You Wish Upon A Star"- Billy Joel

4. "My Little Girl"- Tim McGraw

5. "You're Gonna Miss This"- Trace Adkins

6. "How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You"- James Taylor

7. "I Hope You Danced"- Lee Ann Womack

8. "You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You"- Dean Martin

9. "Landslide"- Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac

10. "Time To Say Goodbye"- Andrea Bocelli

11. "My Girl"- The Temptations

12. "Unforgettable"- Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole

13. "Father And Daughter"- Paul Simon

14. "Because You Loved Me"- Celine Dion

15. "Stand By Me"- Ben E. King

16. "The Way You Look Tonight"- Frank Sinatra

17. "Stand By Me"- Ben E. King

18. "That's My Job"- Conway Twitty

19. "Daughters"- John Mayer

20. "Lullabye"- Billy Joel

21. "The Long And Winding Road"- The Beatles

22. "Sunrise Sunset"- Fiddler On The Roof

Happy Listening,

DJ Craig

Wedding DJ