Today I’m writing about the November wedding of this extremely sweet couple: Jordan and Jourdanne. Jordan, the groom, found my services after talking with an affiliate DJ (Mr. Dennis Jones) who was very interested in finding a DJ that was not only versed in the art of being a proficient wedding DJ, but someone who was also a turntablist; one who knew the art of mixing music well. Dennis was already booked for an event, so he sent Jordan my way and Jordan, Jourdanne and I set up a consultation to talk in more detail. We had an outstanding consultation and talked about everything from music formatting, mixing music, event lighting and even did some itinerary planning. The three of us felt as though we were definitely all on the same page and the couple proceeded to book my DJ services for their wedding in The Prado’s main ballroom.
Jordan and Jourdanne were also in search for a wedding coordinator, so I referred them to one of my most trusted: Sabrina Cadini of La Dolce Idea. This was a very large wedding filling The Prado’s main ballroom almost to maximum capacity with 250 guests! This always makes for an energetic wedding party introduction and of course, more enthusiasm on the dance floor as things pick up. Jordan and Jourdanne were actually a big fan of the traditional group dance songs once the open dancing was underway and had a very eclectic taste in music. We started off cocktail hour with some downtempo, things like Thievery Corporation and Massive Attack. Then for dinner hour we moved into some more of the traditional singer/songwriters like Jason Mraz and James Morrison etc. and then for dancing, everything from group dance songs, 90’s hip hop and top 40.
We used purple uplighting around the room on all of the pillars in the center of the room, the corners and even a couple of other places to give the ballroom a very complete look. The Prado also has in-house spotlighting, where they had a spotlight on the centerpiece of each table, as well as a spotlight on the cake from above.
Here you can see a better shot of the tables: spotlighting provided by The Prado that really enhances the look and elegance of the tables and centerpieces.
Jordan, the Groom, being from islander descent, had a surprise performance during the dinner from some traditional islander dancers. It was specially programmed to some specific islander music to give it an authentic feel.
The Bride & Groom Jordan and Jourdanne enjoying their first dance as a married couple. A truly special couple. The more I worked with them, the more I could see how well they knew each other and how accommodating they are to one another.
With a beautiful spotlight on the cake provided The Prado’s in-house lighting techs, the cake illuminated throughout the entire ballroom providing a very elegant look.
The guests enjoyed their abundance of open dancing that was set to some classics, some modern and plenty of group dance songs to get everyone involved in unison.
Jourdanne enjoying the music and the beautiful ambiance at The Prado after many months of hard work and planning, it’s finally time to enjoy it!
Jordan, the groom, showing his personality to the camera. What an awesome Bride & Groom with so much passion and character.
Now I was totally smitten by how awesome the ballroom had come together and in an effort to try and show my future clients a better perspective as to what it is I do, I filmed a bit from the night, when I could find the time of course and decided to make a “DJ Gig Log” so that you could see a bit better of what it was like to be there at this event. This really is only for my present and future clients to see what the room looks like with some great lighting and what the aesthetics of my equipment look like in this beautiful ballroom.
A special thanks to True Photography for sending over the awesome photographs. I love working with True Photography and am fortunate enough to do it on quite a regular basis.
Entertainment: DJ Matt Phipps of Choice Entertainment
Photography: True Photography
Wedding Planner: Sabrina Cadini of La Dolce Idea
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