A Destination weddings are interesting. Although Salt City Sound Machine has never fully done a destination wedding, I suppose the Seguin/Krol wedding is the closest we’ve come. Patrick and Julie had their wedding ceremony at a resort in Mexico, but beforehand requested CDs of music from us for the destination celebration. As far as they said, everyone had a great time in Mexico. Does that make SCSM an international DJ company? That’s not for me to determine. However, what I do know is that Patrick and Julie came home and were ready to party with their local reception.
The evening began at Barbagallo’s with a quick cocktail hour before the introductions. It’s becoming more often that our clients are choosing to have different songs for their entrances. While they didn’t have a song for each pairing, there were a multitude of songs specifically for groups coming out including the parents of the Bride and Groom (I Love It – Icona Pop), the Junior Bridesmaids (Fergalicious – Fergie), One half of the wedding party (This is How We Do – Katy Perry), and the second half of the wedding party (Turn Down For What – DJ Snake & Lil Jon). Finally Patrick and Julie made their own entrance (All I Do Is Win – DJ Khaled), and followed it up with their First Dance (Something I Need (Acoustic) – OneRepublic) where the wedding party joined midway through.
The rest of the night were heavy on dancing, drinking, and stories. After dinner, Patrick and Julie had simultaneous parents dances (The Way I Am – Ingrid Michaelson), and that was the last specific song before the Last Dance at the end of the night. Patrick and Julie were clear… they wanted as much dance time as possible and the end od the parents dance signaled the beginning of nearly 3 hours of uninterrupted dance time. Of course we played all the great songs that Patrick and Julie requested, like I’ll Back You Up by Dave Matthews Band, and other songs that were near and dear to their hearts. They did, however, request that only 2 group dances be played, which is plenty for a 3 hour dance block. Some of the guests actually grabbed the mic and sang along to the songs being played, which was actually started by our former clients, Mike and Kristen McClusky (you can read their event recap here).
For those who weren’t feeling the dance floor, there were plenty of other things to do. Those who attended the wedding in Mexico were sharing stories nearby the slideshow of pictures of the event, and the staff at Barbagallo’s made sure everyone had everything they needed. Even though there was no cake cutting, there was also desserts for the people in attendance to enjoy.
The night ended around midnight and the stateside celebration of Patrick and Julie Krol came to an end with their chosen Last Dance (You’re All I Want – Lifehouse). The entire process was unorthodox, but there’s nothing wrong with that. After all, who wouldn’t jump at the chance of getting married in a beautiful setting and saving the party for the loved ones at home? Patrick and Julie did it their way, and they are better for it.
Congratulations to Patrick and Julie. Thank you for choosing Salt City Sound Machine. We wish you the best of luck in the future!
- I Love It – Icona Pop (Grand Entrance – Parents)
- Fergalicious – Fergie (Grand Entrance – Junior Bridesmaids)
- This is How We Do – Katy Perry (Grand Entrance – Wedding Party 1)
- Turn Down For What – DJ Snake & Lil Jon (Grand Entrance – Wedding Party 2)
- All I Do Is Win – DJ Khaled (Grand Entrance – Bride and Groom)
- Something I Need (Acoustic Version) – OneRepublic (First Dance)
- The Way I Am – Ingrid Michaelson (Tandem Parents Dance)
- You’re All I Want – Lifehouse (Last Dance)