Some of the best wedding receptions are those where the clients put their full trust in their DJ to make the party happen. That was definitely the case with Alexis and Jon, who were referred to me by Jon’s co-worker George (I was the DJ for George’s wedding reception last year at Rehoboth’s Five Bridge Inn).
The reception took place at Quidnessett Country Club in North Kingstown, RI. It’s a beautiful venue, with amazing water views, lots of room for dancing, tasteful decor, and fantastic service. They also have quite a few menu options – this was the first wedding I’ve been to where dinner was followed by cake, which was then followed by an ice cream sundae bar, which was then followed by a late-night pizza station. Needless to say, no one left hungry.
Alexis and Jon entered the room to cheers, applause, and… the Jersey Shore fist pump. Their introduction song, the wildly popular “I Like It” by Enrique Iglesias, was a perfect choice and immediately set the tone for the evening. Here’s where that trust comes in – the “must play” song list that Alexis & Jon provided contained lots of favorites like “Sweet Caroline”, “Shout” and “Footloose”, but it was entirely up to me to figure out how to fill in the rest of the five-hour party. No problem at all – guests were dancing as soon as dinner service had finished, and the dance floor was full the entire night.
Introduction Music: I Like It – Enrique Iglesias
Alexis & Jon’s First Dance: I’ll Be – Edwin McCain
Song played during the Cake Cutting: Sugar, Sugar – The Archies
Bride/Father Dance: Walk With You – Edwin McCain
Groom/Grandmother Dance: I Hope You Dance – LeAnn Womack
Last Dance: Over The Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo?ole
Farewell Song: Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey