I love playing for friends.

Sure…we love getting to know everyone that we work with, but there’s just something about playing for friends that makes the experience so much more meaningful.

Yvette & Jeff are more than friends, though. Let me tell you about this amazing family.

It all started when Yvette was referred to us by a client. She was throwing a Sweet 16 for one of her 3 daughters. We played the Sweet 16 and had a blast. Then it was time for the same daughter to have her graduation party. Another good time. In the interim, she was sending us business left and right! Unstoppable! So when she called because they were having a housewarming party, yeah: we were there.

This one was out on the east side. They’ve got a beautiful place in such a wonderful neighborhood. Just goes to show you that we will set up and play anywhere when it involves such great people! And right before the holidays? Yeah…what an awesome time!

Thanks again for letting us come play, Yvette & Jeff! We love you!
 
 
This was a very special event for Motor City HDJ. It’s a rarity when both Tom and Brett are in the same place at the same time for the same event. And that’s what this wedding was.

Tom’s cousin Michael got married which meant one thing: MOTOR CITY HDJ. Naturally, he and his beautiful bride had us along for their special night and it was awesome.

This event took place at the gorgeous Flat Rock Community Center in their Stone Creek banquet hall.

The newlyweds are huge Detroit Lions fans, so they had their guests wave around custom made rally towels during the introductions. “Pump Up the Jam” was the introduction song and it was almost as hyped up as a Lions intro.

After dinner, the bride and groom shared their first dance to “Golden” by Lady Antebellum. After that, Stacy and her dad shared a dance to “I Loved Her First” by Heartland. Michael and his mom danced to “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler.

With a little bit of open dancing out of the way, all the single ladies in the room got out to the floor and attempted to catch the bouquet while “It’s Raining Men” by The Weather Girls pumped throughout the room. It was the fellas turn to catch the garter and they did it to Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust.”

It was such a great night and even better that we were both there to share in this amazing occasion. We even took a moment to sneak a picture in the photo booth.

Thank you, Stacy & Michael, for letting us be a part of your very special day.
 
 
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Less is more, I always say.

This was one of the most quaint and adorable weddings I’ve played in a  long time. The number of guests was small but the amount of energy was awesome! From start to finish, this night was simple, sweet, and elegant. The bride and groom kept it very low key which was a nice change of pace from the hustle and bustle of bigger weddings.

I got to play at Arnaldo’s of Riverview again. Such a nice group of people to work with, the folks at Arnaldo’s are top notch. I would encourage anyone in the downriver area to consider this place for your next event. They’re professionals and really know what they’re doing.

There were no formal introductions, no toasts, and no big speeches. The most elegant part of it all was that after dinner I was able to introduce the bride and groom to the dance floor to share in their first dance as husband and wife. Kaitlin and Richard danced to “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri.

And that was it. No big bells and whistles. No big raucous event.

Thank you for letting me share your beautiful and elegant, special day with you.