Monday, January 26, 2009

Two Dads

A bride-to-be recently asked what how best to handle the father/daughter dance when there is both a step-dad and a biological father.

This can be a sticky situation. Here is my answer:

In the past, I've had brides in this situation decide to pick an appropriate song and dance with each Dad for half of it.

You could also prearrange for one or both of them to take turns "automatically" cutting in with you once your first dance is over, as part of open dancing time. This is kind of stealthy, placing a bit less attention on all involved but it may not work for everyone.

Another alternative is to start the dancing with Dad #1, after a minute change the song and have your first dance with the groom. Then dance with Dad #2 for a minute or so.

Each of these ideas has its upside and advantages. Hope one of them works for you!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

A Holiday Celebration

Dec. 28, 2008

Between Christmas and New Year's Day, Susie and Luis celebrated their nuptials on the water at the Lake Forest Sun and Sail Club.

Ceremony highlights included the Bride walking down the aisle to Beyonce's "Ave Maria". The newly wedded couple's exit song was Barry White's "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe".

At the reception the guests enjoyed a diverse mix of music. They especially liked "The Cha Cha Slide". The Righteous Brothers classic, "Unchained Melody", was the First Dance.

For the ceremony, we provided an auxiliary sound system including a wireless lapel mic for the clergy. The reception system was a 2 speaker Yamaha digital.

Here's to another great beginning!

DJ Craig