My clients featured in The Knot Magazine – Fall/Winter 2012

I have the best clients in the world, so there! (I just stuck my tongue out at all of the other DJ’s in the Bay Area, many of them my friends)

Seriously, Mike and Alice are SO cool and they had THE BEST wedding day at Rosewood Sandhill in Menlo Park. You can read the original post I wrote about them HERE. Today, though, I am excited to say that they will be featured in the Fall/Winter 2012 edition of The Knot. Here is a sneak-peek.  Photos by the incredible Vero Suh.

 

What is that man doing with his jacket?

I think this guy was pretending his jacket was a horse…or maybe he was trying to dry something that spilled on his crotch. Either way, it was fun to watch and, as you can see, the guests enjoyed it too!

That’s what I love most about weddings and other events that I get to DJ: seeing the fun, the excitement, the wild party unfolding right before my eyes… Kate and Nate had a super-charged wedding reception at Rosewood Sandhill, in Menlo Park. They danced to a variety of music, including a few Irish songs and songs from her college days at the University of Arizona. Here are some of the other special requests:

First Dance: “Lucky” by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat
Father-Daughter: “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” from Cats
Cake Song: “A Kiss To Build a Dream On” by Louis Armstrong

Rain, Rain, Go Away.

Your Wedding day has arrived. You’ve been planning it for months (or years!) and it’s finally here. Then, unexpectedly, it rains. On you. On your guests. On everybody. During the outdoor ceremony! OMG! Don’t Freak out!! Mike and Alice did not freak out. And they were rewarded. So were their guests at beautiful Rosewood Sandhill in Menlo Park.

You may not want to hear this, but things can unexpectedly happen on your wedding day. How you react to those things will be a big indication of how your wedding day will actually turn out. Having the right attitude makes all the difference in the world. You can freak out about the rain, or get upset about the centerpieces that should have had 18 roses but only had 17, or about the kid who pulled the Bride and Groom Cake Topper off of the cake and ate it. Or, you can just blow it off (even laugh it off) as something very insignificant in comparison to the big picture. Mike and Alice decided to laugh it off. And smile it off! It was such a treat to watch. Beautiful Photos by Vero Suh Photography.The guests (me too!) could feel Alice and Mike’s positive energy and everyone fed off of that. It was amazing to watch (but not surprising). They did not let the external circumstances affect their moods. (Or maybe they were just incredible actors!) And because of that, it turned out to be one of the most incredible evenings.

Bottom line: You can obsess over the little things and let them ruin your wedding day. Or, you can just focus on what matters most (Love!) and have a blast. It’s your choice. As you can see, Mike and Alice were all smiles all the way to the end of the night. Here are a few of their special song requests for the reception:

Bridal Party Introductions: “Sirius” by Alan Parsons Project

First Dance: “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head” by Dean Martin

Father-Daughter Dance: “Moon River” by Henry Mancini

Farewell Dance: “Every Time I Close My Eyes” by Babyface

BTW, kudos to the incredible staff at Rosewood Sandhill and Wedding Planner, Jean Marks, and her staff. They Rock!