Who says that smaller intimate weddings can't be EPIC?
Zach and Yanni chose the beautiful Proximity Hotel for their intimate wedding ceremony and reception. When I was contacted by the groom about their wedding entertainment they were considering a few different DJ companies. The bride is of Cuban Descent and the Groom was a Carolina Native. Being a Multicultural wedding they needed a Bilingual DJ and MC to play music for both families and make announcements in both Spanish and English. I was so excited when they chose us to provide their wedding soundtrack!
Their wedding was beautiful from start to finish! It was an amazing example of a union of both cultures. From the bilingual officiant to the music selection.
After the on location ceremony, the guest enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as the bridal party left to the courtyard of the hotel for Bridal Pictures by the amazing Karen Salinas Photography. (Seriously! Please check her out)
Once done, I introduced them into the reception in Spanish and English for a truly inclusive reception.
After Dinner we were running ahead of schedule and our guest were eager to dance. I got the ok from the Bride for an impromptu open dance and announced for everyone to the dance floor. My first song was an awesome remix to "My Girl" by The Temptations that quickly got every moving! 20 minutes later, our bride was leading a conga line to Celia Cruz with everyone behind her. As much as we wanted to keep the mood going I had to hit the pause button so our Bride and Groom could have their first dance.
The Bride and Groom danced to "Moon over Miami" by Ray Charles.
Yanni asked me for suggestions for a song to dance with her Dad that would truly capture the moment and I suggested "Mi Niña Bonita" (My beautiful little girl) by Ismael Miranda which she loved.
The Groom danced "Stand by Me" with his Mom. After the toast and the cutting of the cake, we picked up where we left off and started dancing again.
This was a true example of what a Multicultural DJ can do for a wedding. I loved seeing both families , Cuban and American embracing each others cultures as I played and mixed back and forth between Latin and English genres. Everyone came together and celebrated with Zach and Yanni.
I ended the night with "Live this Nightmare" by Griswold at the request of the bride and groom and asked everyone to join them for their sparkler exit for a perfect ending to a wonderful night.
Thanks to Karen Salinas Photography for the Beautiful pictures.
Thanks to Cinema Film NC