The ceremony was held in the side lawn and I provided mics for the minister, 2 hand held mics for a duet and music for the ceremony. The Grandparents, Parents and Groomsmen entered to “Marry Me” by The O’Neill Brothers. Everyone was looking for where Rocky was. I played the “Rocky Theme” and he came running up to the front from inside the house. It was so great and really made everyone laugh! The Bridesmaids walked down the aisle to “A Thousand Years” and Ashley & her Father to an instrumental of “Say You Won’t Let Go”. During the ceremony Ashley and Rocky took their first communion as husband and wife while her Mother (who also did a great job as her Matron Of Honor) joined in on a duet of “Communion Song”. It was so special! After the ceremony they recessed to an instrumental of “Something Just Like This”. The guests were invited to the grooms terrace on the other side of the house for the social hour.
It was getting hot so the staff opened the pavilion early so the 200 guests could escape the heat. After pics were done by photographer Eric Jones, it was time for the introductions. I lined the wedding party up with help from planner Christie from The Sutherland. I introduced everyone to “24K Magic” and Ashley & Rocky to “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”. They came to the dance floor and had their first dance to “Honeymoon” by Johnny Stimson. Such a beautiful song! The wedding party took their seats and the Parents dances followed. Ashley and Father danced to “Daddy Dance With Me” by Krystal Keith. Krystal is Toby Keith’s daughter and wrote it just for her own dance with her dad. Rocky and his Mother danced to “My Wish”. Ashley’s Father welcomed everyone and blessed the meal. The food stations opened and I played a mix of rock, country, classic soul and standards during dinner.
After dinner we had the cake cutting to “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” and then the sparkling cider toasts. Before opening the floor to everyone, we had a very special Mother/Daughter dance to “Mama’s Song” for Ashley and her Mother/Matron Of Honor. It was so sweet! After a minute I invited all the other Mothers/Daughters to join them for the rest of the song. I opened the floor to everyone with some beach music, Top 40 and line dances that kept them dancing for the next 2 hours. I got to play lots of 70’s also for Melissa (Ashley’s Mom) and her friends.
We paused for the bouquet toss to “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”, garter removal to “Let’s Get It On” and toss to “Pirates Of The Caribbean” theme. We ended the night with a really long human train to “Love Train” and last dance to “Don’t Stop Believin’” before a sparkler exit. Thank you so much for everything Ashley, Rocky, Melissa and Christie! I was honored to be your DJ.