A Friend’s Wedding

Joann went to high school with my wife Christina. She and her fiance Jimmy hired me to provide entertainment for their reception. They didn’t realize what else I could provide until we met to discuss the event.

It was important to Joann that they have their event close to home. So they chose a rental hall for their event. This venue like many venues has no staff. You just rent the facility and decorate and have a party. Luckily we met early on in the planning process and I was a able to make some suggestions that they liked and offer some direction for the night and ideas for decorating.

The facility was Hilltop Reception Hall in Amelia, Oh. Typically the tables are set-up cafateria style like this.

Hilltop Usual wedding Set-up

Hilltop Usual wedding Set-up

No knock on the place but to me this is not good.

The couple decided they wanted the guests to be able to see each other and talk. So they set the tables up together like this and rented chair covers.

Tables Set Like Rounds

Tables Set Like Rounds

It made it look so much more elegant.

Looking back at the first picture you can see how plain the room is. So they could have spent a fortune on white Christmas lights and other decorations people usually resort to in these situations. Instead with the lights from my new company “Light Your Day” the room (same as in the first picture above) looked like this last night.

With Lights Not Decorations

With Lights Not Decorations

WOW

WOW

Pin Spot Light Highlights The Cake

Pin Spot Light Highlights The Cake

I also Washed The Entire Room in Blue

I also Washed The Entire Room in Blue

What an amazing difference!

I provided the ceremony sound system and music for the ceremony. We surprised their guests as the ceremony ended and the couple began to walk back down the isle with the typical wedding music exit Bridal Chorus by Mehndolson but quickly spun it into Another One Bites The Dust by Queen just as fireworks went off behind them over the lake. At the reception they saw the real value of spending extra on a real Master Of Ceremonies. With no staff, I was in charge of pretty much everything. I released tables to the buffet, filled champagne glasses, kept the event moving forward, made sure the knife was on the cake table, all the little things people don’t think about and all in the background giving Jimmy and Joann the spotlight. Other highlights – Top 10 List – Newlywed Game – Bubbles For The First Dance – Lot’s of 80’s Music, Teddy Bear Toss. Lots of dancing laughing and singing along. Here are a few pictures from jimmy and Joann’s Wedding and Reception.

Their Daughter Jordan

Their Daughter Jordan

First Dance

First Dance

Angie On Air Guitar

Angie On Air Guitar

My 3 Year Old Son Luke Couldn't Hang With Us Old Folks

My 3 Year Old Son Luke Couldn't Hang With Us Old Folks

It was an amazing night. It was really cool for me to have my wife and kids there and for them to see what I do every weekend. It was also exciting for me to perform in front of friends. I ws so happy with how everything turned out, especially the lights. Jimmy and Joann were even more happy they both hugged me at the end of the night and said it was PERFECT!

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One thought on “A Friend’s Wedding

  1. Debi Padgett says:

    My family loved it so much we want Brandon to be the MC etc for our daughters wedding next August at the same place! The lighting music and MC ing were great. Everyone was involved. We all had a great time!

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