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Thanks again to a childhood friend, I was able to play for some really awesome people. My good friend Michon and the rest of the Andrews family had me along for another great night.

This wedding brought me back to the Italian American Banquet Center of Livonia. This place rocks, I gotta tell ya. The waitstaff, the management, the facility…everything is truly top notch. It was a quaint setup for a very warm room.

As the story goes, Michon’s brother Chad (the groom) was in need of a DJ. And, as fate would have it, she could think of no better person to play the wedding than that funny guy that used to live across the street. I was absolutely thrilled to get that call! I met with Christina and Chad and, well, the rest was a party.

The bridal party entered to a custom mix of Daft Punk and Justin Timberlake. I used a little bit of Daft Punk’s “Doin’ It Right” and the tail end of JT’s “Mirrors.” It was pretty hype!

The bride and groom made their way to the cake and got that out of the way. From there, it was toasts, a blessing, and dinner.

Once dinner was done, the bride and groom got things going on the dance floor by sharing their first dance to “Until the End of Time” by Justin Timberlake.

Christina and her dad danced to the classic “My Girl” by The Temptations.

Now, Chad and his mom’s dance started off nice and slow to Amanda Shane’s song “Song For Our Son” and then things got a little hectic. They broke out in to “The Wobble” and from there it was pure mayhem. The bridal party joined them on the dance floor and got everything moving.

Thanks to old friends for deep connections. I love all of you, Andrews family! Thanks for having me along.

 
 
Here it is! Motor City HDJ’s furthest Michigan wedding. Sure, I’ve done a wedding in Nasvhille and a wedding in Pennsylvania, but this was a road trip/wedding weekend in beautiful Pure Michigan!

And I have to give a HUGE thank you to Jaime & Nick Keebaugh for getting me connected to this one. It’s because of them that Alaina and Randall shared their big weekend with Motor City HDJ!

The wedding took us all the way up to Frankfort, MI.

Yep…that is officially “Up North” by Mitten standards. 4 hours and some change. But there’s absolutely NOTHING to complain about with that drive. It’s absolutely gorgeous. Spending a weekend on Lake Michigan is all but rough.

When you’re out of town, the best way to get your morning started is with a continental breakfast. The favorite breakfast of DJs everywhere.
Naturally, this wedding was on the lake. I got to be involved with both the ceremony and the reception, so I was busy. But it was all worth it. The ceremony was right on the beach of one of the most beautiful pieces of land you’ll ever see. It was right out of a postcard.

Once the bride and groom were done exchanging vows, the party moved to the reception tent just up the hill.

The bridal made their way in to the tent to The Black Keys’ hit “Everlasting Light.” What an awesome jam to get started with!

After toasts and dinner, Alaina and Randall shared their first dance by dancing to “Fade Into You” by Mazzy Star. The bride brought her dad to the dance floor and “Into the Mystic” set the tone for their dance together. Finally, Randall and his mom danced to a mashup of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “Simple Gifts” as played by Elizabeth Love. What a sweet set of tributes to these awesome people!

As if the night couldn’t get any better, the newlyweds also had a bluegrass band to share the time with me.

And to top it all off, my good friend Nick of Mammoth Booth was there! Did I mention that? Silliness ensued, as usual.
But what trip up north wouldn’t be complete without THE BEST chicken you’ve ever tasted. Yep…that’s right. We fell for it, folks. We just HAD to stop by Frankenmuth on the way back.
Thanks again to Alaina and Randall for letting Motor City HDJ share your big day with you. We love what we do, and we love it even more when we can do a destination wedding…right in Michigan!

We wish you the best of luck in everything! Congrats again!
 
 
We were contacted by this lovely couple’s (only) granddaughter Kristi to help her grandparents Judy and Bill celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary! The party was held at the beautiful St. Aidan’s Event Center in Livonia, MI.

Other than an amazing journey of marriage, the best part about this one? The playlist. The music they chose was a perfect representation of how they have shared their love for each other over the last 5 decades.

And in a simple twist, check this out: so, they were married on August 10 of 1963.

Which was a Saturday.

If you’re looking at your calendar, you’ll notice that August 10 50 years later also happens to be a Saturday.

Folks, this one was meant to be.

What a great time! Congratulations to Judy and Bill on 50 years! Thanks to Kristi and Jeff Igo for finding us and letting us share this very special night with all of your (and their) family and friends!
 
 
While country clubs and reception halls are nice, it’s the moments we get to play in Metroparks that give us a breath of fresh air…literally.

Katrina and David had us along for both the ceremony and reception. Indian Springs Metropark in White Lake set the stage for a literally flawless day. Not a cloud in the sky, not a drop of rain. It was absolutely gorgeous!

With an early afternoon ceremony, this party wasn’t going to go in to the wee hours of the night. We had a great time without getting tired.

After the ceremony, the bridal party entered the reception to Bruno Mars’ popular wedding hit “Marry You.” With cocktail hour complete, it was time for dinner.

Dinner was buffet and the food was amazing.

Once that was complete, the bride and groom made their way to the dance floor for their dance to “Free” by the Zac Brown Band.

The bride and her father danced to Joe Cocker’s classic “You Are So Beautiful.”

Thanks for being wonderful! Thanks for such a great time! Congrats to Terese and Alan!