Whenever I get to play a wedding for a friend from North Ridge Church, I know it’s going to be a wild time.

AND THIS ONE WAS!

First, I was thrilled when Tim called me to play his wedding. I’ve sung on stage with him for a few years now and this guy has a heart of gold. I was honored when he asked me to be part of his special day.

More than that, I was able to be involved with the ceremony in a sound mixing capacity.

The wedding AND reception took place at a venue I was at just a few weeks before: The Dearborn Inn in Dearborn, MI.

As soon as I got everything setup inside, I headed out to the pavilion that serves as the spot for couples having their ceremony on-site. I was pleasantly surprised to find out I would be working with two other great guys I’ve worked with in the past at North Ridge. I got them sound checked and everything was perfect for the ceremony.

Once the ceremony was over, we made our way in to the reception where I learned that joining us all night would be our friends over at Mammoth Booth. I got to see my good friend Doug again and the night was just getting better!

And if that’s not great, my main man Jesse Green of Jesse David Green Photography was on hand with the lens. What a great community of vendors!

The reception was gorgeous. The dance floor was at a full capacity all night long. I managed to get in to the booth for a few great pictures and the bride and groom had nothing but great things to say all night long.

Here’s the music they chose for the special stuff:

BRIDAL PARTY INTRODUCTIONS
"Supermassive Black Hole" - Muse

BRIDE & GROOM FIRST DANCE
"Every Silence" - Copeland

DADDY/DAUGHTER DANCE
"Cinderella" - Steven Curtis Chapman

BOUQUET TOSS
"Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)" - Beyonce

GARTER TOSS
"SexyBack" - Justin Timberlake

Thank you for letting me share this day with you. It was the most fun I’ve had in a while. It’s always a pleasure sharing the day with friends I’m glad you had me along for the ride.
 
 
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And here we are again with another event all thanks to our favorite repeat client Yvette.

If you’ve read any of the previous posts you know that Yvette has referred tons of business to Motor City HDJ over the years and this one is no exception. This time, though, she got us in touch with her cousin Megan who just happened to be getting married. Megan called Motor City HDJ and the rest is history.

Megan and Brian’s reception took place at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market in Royal Oak, MI. This is a unique venue because on a normal day this is a fully functioning live market where people come to buy and sell goods. On this day, the market had already been closed so we didn’t have to worry about bumping into people during load-in time.

The reception was gorgeous and Megan even decided to commission one of our custom floor monograms for the dance space.

I was pleased with how the event turned out. It was an older crowd, but everyone was able to dance to something that they enjoyed.

Here are the special songs from the night:

BRIDAL PARTY INTRODUCTIONS
"Happy" - Pharrell Williams

BRIDE & GROOM FIRST DANCE
"Tangled Up in You" - Staind

DADDY/DAUGHTER DANCE
"The Rainbow Connection" - Kermit the Frog

ANNIVERSARY DANCE
"Have I Told You Lately" - Van Morrison
"Close Your Eyes" - Michael Buble

Thanks to Yvette for the connection and to Megan and Brian for the opportunity. You’re wonderful people with a wonderful family. Congratulations!

 
 
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'Tis the season for graduation parties!

The summer time is most definitely synonymous with celebration. And this weekend I got to celebrate with some folks that are literally helping save people’s lives.

I’m talking about Andrea and her X-Ray tech pals from Beaumont Health System’s program. They completed their rigorous training and decided to throw a party. So they had me along for the fun!

The event took place at the Washington Lions Club in Washington, MI.

This event was simple: PARTY. That’s all we did. There was dinner and then there was dancing. That’s all. No bells or whistles or frills. Just good old fashioned fun.

Congratulations to Andrea and her friends for their hard work at Beaumont! Thanks for what you do!