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My dear Adelaide got married!

Well, her name’s not REALLY Adelaide but she played her when we did “Guys and Dolls” together senior year in high school.

This wedding was a very special one all around. A lot of heart and soul went in to this wedding and I’m so thrilled that my dear friend Kim asked me to tag along on her very special day.

This whole wedding was a big deal for all of the people involved. Months before this wedding was to take place, Kim’s mom was diagnosed with cancer and given only a little while to live. The party planning went in to overdrive to make sure Kim’s mom could see her little girl get married. Unfortunately, the cancer took her mom and she was unable to be there for the special day. The wedding plans went on as scheduled and we made it the most special day we could for Kim, her new husband Joe, and her father.

Kim and Joe were surrounded by love that day, for sure.

The whole day took place at the beautiful Cobblestone Farm in Ann Arbor. I’ve been there before, and that place never ceases to amaze me.

I was involved with both the ceremony and reception music and both music choices were beautiful and elegant.

The ceremony was held upstairs in the barn and then the party moved downstairs to the reception floor.

The bridal party entered the reception to “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz. A lot of great energy to get the party going, that’s for sure.

We also had the pleasure of meeting a new friend from Mammoth Booth. If you’ve read the blog or seen any of our previous posts, you know that we love our boys over at Mammoth Booth and we got to work with another cool cat, Doug. Thanks to Mammoth Booth for letting me catch up with some high school chums. Here’s just a little piece of the fun we had thanks to MB.

It was good to see you again, friend. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for allowing me to share with you and Joe in your most special of days. I know your mom is proud of you. She’s looking down with love on the two of you.

 
 
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It’s not often that you can get 250 totally awesome people all in the same room at the same time.

Well, in this case it was awesome tent in Novi to celebrate the grand RE-opening of an amazing company called Critical Signal Technologies in Novi. Thanks to my good friend Chuck Nance for getting Motor City HDJ out to play for this wonderful group of people. It was a night filled with just a ton of fun and great reason to celebrate the growth and success of such a wonderful business.

Congratulations to Jeff Prough and his team at CST for their continued success!

 
 
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We love Birmingham even more now because of the bride and groom’s taste in reception venue.

Monique and Yuriy had us along for their absolutely gorgeous wedding at The Reserve in beautiful Birmingham. We did both the ceremony and reception music. It was a quaint and quick ceremony followed by a beautiful reception one room over.

The bride and groom entered the room to much excitement and got right down to business. After some toasts and a blessing, dinner was served.

Our newlyweds kept it short and sweet and kept the special dances to one. The two of them danced to “Open Arms” by Journey. After that, the night was young!

And I have to say, I certainly appreciate a wedding that embraces religious culture as much as this one did. Take a look at this short video and you’ll see what I mean:

Thank you to two wonderful people for sharing your wedding day with us! Congratulations!

 
 
Another bunch of awesome people, getting to work with awesome vendors, and doing it all in an awesome place is an awesome way to spend an awesome night!

Overkill on the awesome? Maybe?

NOT AT ALL! Truly, I can’t put in to words how totally awesome this night was. A lot of special stuff happened and it’s hard to put all of it in to words.

Tonight’s wedding took place at the beautiful Inn at St. John’s. This was my second time playing this venue in 15 years and it was absolutely awesome AGAIN!

Okay…first, the bride’s uncle was the singer for the cocktail hour. It was nice to get a break, sure, but it was even more awesome that there was an unbelievably talented guy SINGING the cocktail hour music!

Second, the bride and I coordinated a very special entrance for the two of them. The bridal party entered the reception to a totally different song than the bride and groom. In the process of planning, Nichole told me that Chris is a HUGE Chicago Bulls fan. So, we did what any DJ in his right mind would do at a wedding: they entered the reception to the Chicago Bulls theme song. We did the thing with the keys and everything? Don’t know what I’m talking about? Ask a die-hard Bulls fan…he’ll tell ya.

Then, when I thought it couldn’t better, that same awesome cocktail hour singer sang during dinner. Absolutely amazing.

Okay…so that was the awesome stuff. Then, it was the special music and such. The bride and groom danced to “Make You Feel My Love” by Adele. After that, Nikki and her dad shared a dance to The Temptations’ classic “My Girl.” Finally, “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts set the mood for Chris and his mom to dance to.

And if that wasn’t awesome enough, we spent the whole time with our boy Jesse of Jesse D. Green Photography! The man, the myth, the legend!

Thank you, Nikki and Chris, for letting Motor City HDJ be a  part of your awesome day!
 
 
It goes without saying that when you get to play a wedding only minutes from your house, you’re doing something right. :)

Well, our new friends Kristina and Eric did just that. They invited us along to play their wedding reception which was held at Sacred Heart Banquet Center in Livonia. I have to say, this place was a hidden gem! It’s one of those things you drive by every day but don’t really look around unless something special is going on. Well, this was that day.

The bride and groom had their ceremony the weekend before out-of-state, so this was just a party for party’s sake.

We also got to meet Christina of C. David Photography. She’s pretty good at what she does, so check her site out to see what she offers.

The small bridal party entered the reception to “I Gotta Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas. After dinner, the bride and groom danced to “Amazed” by Lonestar. After that, Kristina and her dad danced to Tim McGraw’s hit “My Little Girl.” Finally, Eric and his mom danced to “Shine Down” by Simple Man.

Simple and elegant. Thanks for having us along!