Wedding #1 of a 3-wedding weekend! Jamie & Sara are a great couple, and their family was really fun. This was a smaller wedding up at Grand Superior Lodge in Two Harbors, MN. We did the ceremony right outside overlooking Lake Superior, and then had a great party the rest of the night. There were only 40-45 people at this wedding, but most everybody stayed until the end.
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Nate & Megan had a beautiful wedding out in the middle of a field at their aunts farm. The picture above is the tent that we were in for dinner & the dancing, they had their ceremony over in an adjacent field. The only source of power was several generators running the implements for the catering staff, and the lights etc. They had a separate generator for me and my sound/light gear. Fortunately I arrived early to set up and get everything sound checked, because it turned out that the generator they had me on was bad. It ran, but did not supply enough voltage/amperage to power on my speakers.
Pictured above were the original 2 generators, the one on the left is the one that was for me. Thankfully one of the family members was able to help me get things sorted, (it turned out that they had 3 spare generators) and they set me up with a replacement. With the new generator, everything was great! Until about 11:30 when the generator ran out of gas… Nate had refilled the fuel on the generator right after dinner and then as everyone was dancing and drinking, the generators were forgotten, until WWWEeeeeeeuuuuuwwwww…. Everything went dark. I guess they had the lights running off my generator as well! 12 people and 5 minutes later, the generator was restarted, and we finished the night with a packed dancefloor.
Unfortunately, my iPad battery died early in the night, and I had forgotten my iPad charger so I was unable to take more pictures throughout the night.
The new generator!
The Mayowood Stone Barn is a FANTASTIC old barn venue with gorgeous stonework. This gig was a little challenging, in the fact that the venue had pretty specific regulations on sound levels and everything due to it being in the middle of a residential area. But I was able to work with the venue staff and wedding planner and we had absolutely no issues whatsoever.
Mitch & Niki were wonderful and both have amazing families. I enjoyed getting to know some of their friends and family during dinner, and then we all had a blast once we moved the dance upstairs to the loft. Luckily the day had cooled off and the loft wasn’t as hot as it was earlier in the day (upper 80’s).
After a great evening, and receiving many compliments from the guests, I trekked back to the Twin Cities to stay and visit with my sister before heading back to Duluth the next day.
This is the summer of “Barn” weddings! I arrived at the Enchanted Barn in Hillsdale and was impressed with the venue they have there. Setup for the ceremony was easy, and then after the ceremony the staff reset the Loft of the barn for Dinner, and then after dinner, reset it again for the dancing. It was a wonderful night and I had a good taste of Latin music since much of their family was Hispanic. I enjoy experiencing other cultural wedding ceremonies and music varieties since it helps me expand my skills.
After DJ’ing a wedding the night before, I drove out to Cross Lake MN to Pine Peaks, a neat wedding venue out on a farmstead. Dinner was excellent, and the place was packed! The dance floor was full the whole night and everyone had fun & enjoyed the games. I really felt invigorated at the end of the night, like being on an adrenaline high, the night just had that much energy.
This was another wonderful wedding at Spirit Mountain Ski Resort in Duluth, MN. We did the ceremony outside on the hillside overlooking the St Louis Bay, and then dinner & dancing all night in the Chalet! I met many amazing people and had a great time DJ’ing for a packed dance floor all night. I also had many compliments by the end of the night from very happy and satisfied guests.
This is my first attempt at making a “Gig log” with my new iPad. Hopefully I’ll be doing more of these from now on!