April brings the best of The Gardens at Heather Farms, the simplicity yet knowing that you are surrounded by such a beauty of nature makes this venue a perfect spot to have your ceremony by the Gazebo surrounded by mounts of roses overlooking the pond, afterwards drift into the Pavilion adjacent to the gazebo for the cocktail hour to acquaint yourself with old friends (or new), family members, just about an hour after when I make the announcement inviting everyone into the reception room, from there on is just memories, great food, memorable speeches and a night of unforgettable dancing.
The above was true for Kelly and Kevin’s wedding but also every wedding I do at the at this Magical Hidden Place in Walnut Creek.
To be hones my last few weddings have been interesting because they all have had something in common “Music” well duh! right? what I mean is the styles of music my couples like but also know their guests enjoy: Oldies, Classic Rock, 80’s and a big comeback 90’s Pop and Hip Hop.
Groom/ Officiant Song: Lean on Me – Bill Withers
Bridal Party Processional Song: Lean on Me – Bill Withers
Bride’s Processional: Just the Two of Us – Bill Withers
B&G Recessional Song: You Can’t Hurry Love – The Supremes / Be My Baby – The Ronettes
Party Introductions Song: Modern Love – David Bowie
Bride & Groom Grand Entrance Song: All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
Bride and Groom First Dance Song: Crazy Love – Van Morrison – Guests Invited at mid song
Cake Cutting Song: How Sweet It Is – James Taylor
Bouquet Toss Song: Devil Woman – Cliff Richard
Last Song: You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall & Oates
Call it a fairy tale a love story, you be the judge! All I can tell you is that I did a wedding for an Amazing couple, that was very into each other, that hugged every single guest, a bride and groom that never left each others side in the entire night, that dance the night away and loved taking pictures with their guests in the Photobooth.
I remember the last conversation I had with Alexys and Tyler, as we reviewed all their details, etc… we came to talk about the music, their guests, likes and don’ts, etc… I always try to get the best feel of their tastes are like, where their guests come from, etc.. and I was told “We trust you David, just play whatever will put people on the dance floor” with that said they gave me 10 songs they really wanted all the other 30-40 songs were all reading the crowd, their smiles, their dance steps and it went on and on…
It was nothing but a pleasure to work with this two, meeting their guests and making sure everyone had a great time!
We provided DJ-MC service, Ceremony Coverage, Uplighting, Photobooth.
Venue: The Bridges Golf Club in San Ramon – http://www.thebridgesgolf.com/
Groom/ Mother’s and Aunts Processional Song: Can’t Help Falling In Love – Vitamin String Quartet
Bridal Party Processional Song: Can’t Help Falling In Love – Vitamin String Quartet
Bride’s Processional: Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Candle Lighting Song: The Prayer – Celine Dion/Andrea Bocelli
B&G Recessional Song: I feel Good – James Brown
Reception Formal Music:
Party Introductions Song: DJ – Mix Of Songs For Each Couple
Bride & Groom Grand Entrance Song: 24k – Bruno Mars
Father/Daughter Dance Song: I Loved Her First – Heartland
Mother/Son Dance Song: Somewhere Over The Rainbow – IZ
Bride and Groom First Dance Song: A Thousand Years – Christina Perri Mixed Into Footloose – Kenny Logins
Into The Mystic – Van Morrison “Special Dedication for the Matron of Honor”
Cake Cutting Song: Cut The Cake – Average White Band
Dear Future Husband – Meghan Trainor
Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
Last Dance Song: Friends In Low Places – Garth Brooks (Bride and Groom didn’t choose anything in particular, but since they love Country Music, I saw it fit and it was perfect)
Some Great Dance Songs from the night:
Footloose – Kenny Logins
Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
This is how we do it – Montell Jordan (I had to, it was a friday night wedding with a great crowd and it was perfect)
Always fun when you are part of the union of a Bride and Groom but also of two different cultures Guatemalan and Albanian, having knowledge of different cultures is always a plus in the wedding field, I’m fortunate enough to have extensive knowledge in different traditions, etc… and understand the importance of making sure both sides are happy when it comes to dancing.
Vilma and Benny where really amazing to work with, traditional Albanian songs were played and both sides joined in, of course a variety of other music was played including American and Spanish.
Ceremony Coverage, DJ-MC, Photobooth Rental and Monogram Projection.
Also got to work with talented staff of the Palm Event Center including Vanessa Saenz the venue day of coordinator.
Officiant / Groom / Parents / Bridal Party / Bride’s Mom-Ring Bearer Song: Bach – Suite no. 3 in D major
Bride’s Processional: Canon In D (Pachabel) – String Quartet
Recessional B&G Song: Happy Together – The Turtles
Formal Music and Activities:
Parents Of The Bride and Groom Song: Ain’t That a Kick in the Head – Dean Martin
Bridal Party Introductions Song: Misirlou – Pulp Fiction
Bride & Groom Grand Entrance Song: Eye of The Tiger – Survivor
Bride & Groom First Dance Song: Unforgettable – Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole
Father/Daughter Dance Song: Special Mix
Mother/Son Dance Song: Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
Cake Cutting Song: Harry Connick Jr. a spoonful of sugar
Bouquet Toss Song: Call Me – Blondie
Garter Toss Song: Rocky Theme Song
Last Song: Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
Some Dance Hits of The Night:
A series of Traditional Albanian Songs were played