Monday, September 21, 2009

The Alternative Wedding

Helen and Zack wanted something different for their wedding at a Temecula winery. They discarded traditional ideas about music and went with their intuition. Their eclectic playlist included alternative stalwarts like Joy Division, The Smiths, Talking Heads and The Cure. And that was just for the ceremony prelude!

This slideshow is from Helen and Zack's Temecula wedding- Sept. 09.

The Bride walked down the aisle to "Morning Has Broken" by Cat Stevens and the couple made their triumphant reception entrance to "You Really Got Me" by iconic garage rockers The Kinks. The first dance, another unusual choice, was Bob Marley's "All Day All Night".

Throughout the reception songs from the likes of The Ramones, David Bowie, Queen, Devo, The Replacements, Iggy Pop, Elvis Costello and The B-52s created an atmosphere quite unlike most formal gatherings. This refreshing change of pace was appreciated by the guests who kept the dance floor filled until the final note.

Although I do plenty of events where Top 40 and "hit" music is requested, I cherish the opportunity to play alternative wedding DJ. Whether it's The Beatles or The Buzzcocks, good rock and roll comes from the soul and can't be rated by any chart.

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