Video from the wedding I was the Master of Ceremonies and DJ for at the St. Cloud Country Club. I provided sound, music & coordination for the ceremony, and then took care of the whole evening.
Archives for October 2013
This was a very fun wedding, I did the sound for the ceremony on-site and then MC’ed the reception. It was a smaller wedding, but everyone had a great time. During the dance one of the Uncles came up to sing an AC/DC song. I played a bunch of games with everyone and had several of their family members come up and tell me that they had never been to a wedding with an MC, or a DJ that was so interactive and fun. Jessica & James have amazing family and friends and I had a great time being a part of their wedding day.
Wedding #2 of a 2-wedding weekend. I got home around 3AM, slept for a little bit, and then was back up getting ready for this wedding.
This was my first time DJing at Barkers Island in Superior WI, and it was great! I had heard a lot of great things about this venue, and the staff here was excellent. When the wedding party arrived, we kicked off dinner, and the party got started.
Mike & Deanna were wonderful, and I’m glad I was able to help make their wedding reception a huge success. They have amazing family and friends, and we had a lot of fun. Including a member of one of their favorite bands being in attendance, who was able to “serenade” them with a couple Metallica songs. Receptions like this are a blast, and are why I love being a wedding DJ.
The first wedding I ever DJ’ed on my own was here at the Mountain Iron Community Center over a year ago, and here I am again, rocking another awesome wedding at the same place! Nikki & Jesse actually had their ceremony done in the community center, and then we partied it up all night long. It was a beautiful woodsy & fall / halloween colored reception with lots of orange & brown.
After dinner, everyone danced the night away. I had many people come up to me to say they wished I had DJ’ed their wedding, or their friends wedding that they recently attended. It is always flattering to hear those kind of comments, but I just try to make sure that everyone is having a good time. I kept playing guest requests, played a bunch of games with everyone, and it was awesome!
This was the first wedding of a 2-wedding weekend. By the time I was done packing up at the end of the night, it was 1:15AM, and I drove the hour and a half back to Duluth so I could get up the next morning and DJ another wedding!
This was an AMAZING wedding! It was a smaller reception, with only 60-70 guests, and they had the ceremony out on the shore of lake superior. I always love doing weddings at Superior Shores Resort, the staff there are awesome, and it is normally a very beautiful venue for a wedding ceremony and reception. I set up the sound system and microphones out by the lakeshore, and everything goes well… 99% of the time.
This time, it was a very windy and chilly october day, but the Bride & Groom are both very outdoorsy and insisted that we still do the ceremony outside by the lakeside. So that’s what we did! I threw a garbage bag over the speaker to protect it from the water that was spraying up from the lake, and the officiant trimmed his message so everyone didn’t have to stay out in the wind and cold for too long. But even with the weather, it was a lovely ceremony, and it was truly a wedding that those guests are never going to forget. Looking back in 30 years time, Joe & Kayla will be able to tell their children “back in our day, we got married and it was windy, and wet, and cold, but we LOVED it!”
After an amazing dinner, we then danced the night away. This family was so much fun, and it was really a blessing for me to be able to be a part of their special day. I told Joe how much I appreciated his service for our country, and even joined everyone upstairs at the resort bar for an after-party drink before heading home.
Wedding #2 of a back-to-back wedding weekend near the Metro… This one was at Settlement Hill Farm over in Hudson WI. This venue is great! The owners were amazing to work with, and the Barn is renovated into a nice rustic wedding venue. My clients: Peter & Jessi were equally amazing, and we had the time of our lives dancing the night away! If I remember correctly… their parents home-brewed 160 bottles of wine just for the wedding!!!
Yay! Another barn wedding! Having grown up on a farm raising horses, I really like the idea that many of these old barns are being turned into beautiful wedding venues, and Settlement Hill Farm in Hudson WI is no exception.
When I did my client call with Jessi (the Bride) ahead of time to go through the details, I became very excited for this wedding. It sounded like it was going to be an awesome group of people, and I was not disappointed. I showed up early to the venue like I normally do, and I was amazed to find that the parents of the Bride had home-brewed over 170 bottles of wine of various varieties. I wasn’t able to partake in the wine during the reception (I never drink while DJing), but they did send me home with 2 bottles of wine at the end of the night and they were DELICIOUS!
The downstairs dining room of the barn was BEAUTIFUL, and they had some gorgeous woodwork done around the bar, it was a very “rustic chic”. When we brought the party upstairs to the loft for the dancing, we rocked the house! I can’t believe we fit that many people into that hayloft of the barn, but everyone was dancing, and partying, and no one wanted to stop at the end of the night.