Sunday, July 10, 2011

Josh Grimes & Ashley Ernst 04.23.2011

We met Ashley and her mom Melanie a year ago. They came to our house and talked about their wedding plans. Ashley and Josh have been together since high school! They each explained to us how much they believe the DJ affects a reception and they wanted to get it right. We also enjoyed their great sense of humor. We're glad they chose us and we were looking forward to Ashley's big day!

Their wedding & reception was held on site at the Stonebridge Country Club. We provided power & sound for the ceremony, which was held under a huge oak tree off the golf course's ninth hole. It was a beautiful location and everything went perfect.

It was a hot afternoon, so the outdoor cocktail hour was moved into the main dining room. Guests were asked to sign a very unique "guest book". It was a framed photos of Ashley & Josh, but it had a metal plate surrounding the photo, and a special pen was used for the guests to sign. The pen actually inscribed into the metal - it was really nice.

For the reception, a grand entrance was made by the wedding party and then Josh & Ashley dance their first dance to Brad Paisley's "Then" - which is one of the best love songs to come out in years.

After dinner, Ashley & her dad Ed danced to the Temptations' "My Girl", and Josh & his mom Margie danced to "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts. The Bridal Party dance followed - as they got down to the Black Eyed Peas' "Dirty Bit". Ashley had me invite all the guests onto the dance floor as the song was halfway played - which was a great way to start off the party.

Everyone had a great time. The dance floor was packed all night! As they like to have fun and have a sense of humor, and they had some fun with music selections. Overall it was a great night, and we feel like we've made some long time friends with these clients. Best wishes Mr. & Mrs. Grimes!

Jeff Padilla & Jessica Bowerman 04.09.2011

Jeff & Jessica got married at the beautiful Grandezza Country Club in Estero. Jeff is into racing on the weekends, and many of their friends from the race track witnessed them exchange their vows. We were looking forward to this wedding too - as Tina's sister Tami was a guest - that was great!

The wedding was held outside in the English garden, and went off perfectly. Jeff's son Hunter was one of the groomsmen - and Jessica's son Tucker was the ringbearer - and they both did their jobs very well.

Cocktail hour followed inside. Guests were then let into the main dining room, where we welcomed the wedding party into the room - and Jeff & Jessica shared their first dance together - Celine Dion's "A New Day Has Come."

Stations were set-up for the guests to help themselves at dinner. The party started fairly quickly, and everyone had a great time! Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Padilla !