All images by Gin Quist Photography.
After putting a callout on social media for wedding DJ recommendations, Mario heard about me from two different friends – one who had been to a wedding I’d DJed recently, and one who is a mutual friend of ours. Hearing that people found me through a personal recommendation always warms my heart. When it came to being part of Genelle and Mario’s wedding, it was a great reminder of another reason that personal recommendations are the best: you get to connect with your kind of peeps!
These two are sweet, caring, and kept their wedding focused on what matters: their relationship, their families, and celebrating their marriage. I loved their matchy-but-not-matching bridal party, the little nods to their faith throughout the wedding, and their great taste in music, of course!
For their first dance, this couple chose a song that I’ve actually never seen used for that moment before – but it makes me cry almost every time I hear it (yes… I am such a sap!). It was Have A Little Faith In Me by John Hiatt.
After the first dance, they moved into a shared Father Daughter and Mother Son. The song they chose was Wildflowers by Tom Petty (which I danced with my Dad to at my wedding as well!). About two minutes into the song, I was asked to invite the rest of the guests to come and join in on the dance. I love this option, as it always gets people involved, and it kicks off the dance with a full dance floor. You know that’s a great way to kick off a stellar dance party!
When it came to the dance floor, these two knew exactly what would keep their friends and family dancing. Requests included:
Shut Up and Dance – Walk The Moon
Geronimo – Sheppard
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
You’re My Best Friend – Queen
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Black or White – Michael Jackson
Living on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
I Gotta Feeling – Black eyed Peas
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Cheerleader – Omi
Sorry – Justin Bieber
Shake it Off – Taylor Swift
Like a Prayer – Madonna
We Found Love – Rihanna
All of the Lights – Kanye West
Music from Dirty Dancing
Earth Wind and Fire
Here are a few more photos of the great time we had celebrating Mario + Genelle, courtesy of the lovely Gin Quist Photography, who was a delight to work alongside.
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