Katie & Burke’s Wedding
An amazing early summer day for Katie and Burke’s wedding and reception held at Postlewait’s Country Weddings in Canby, Oregon on July 9, 2011.
This venue offers a large meadow-like grass area with some old growth oak trees that provide a nice backdrop for a wedding ceremony. The reception took place in a more open area of the property that featured a built-in dance floor in the middle and a view of Mt. Hood in the distance. Add sunshine and a perfect 75 degrees and you have the ingredients for some nice memories.
Katie chose a mix of Country love songs as prelude music leading up to the ceremony that began shortly after 4pm. After the parents were seated, the wedding party entered to ‘Then’ from Brad Paisley, followed by the bride, who was escorted by her father to Shania Twain’s ‘From This Moment On.’ The Reverend Jake Jacobson presided over the ceremony that lasted approximately 30 minutes. The bride and groom chose to include a Sand Ceremony after exchanging their vows, during which I played ‘Me & You’ from Kenny Chesney. After being introduced, they exited to Jason Michael Carroll’s ‘Livin’ Our Love Song’. The guests then followed them out across the bridge and back to the main entrance where cocktails and appetizers awaited them outside the big barn. This gave me a chance to move my sound system to the reception area and set-up again before guests were scheduled to return about 45 minutes later.
A variety of upbeat love songs played in the background as everyone returned to the reception area with their dinner plates (the buffet was in the barn) to sit down and enjoy their meal and some conversation. As the dinner hour came to an end, we were ready to toast the newlyweds and the father of the bride started things off with a heartfelt speech about his daughter. The groom’s sister and brother also spoke and this may be why most of the jokes were directed at him. Burke is a football player for the Oregon State Beavers. Quite of few of his teammates were in attendance and they were loving the stories from Burke’s childhood that included him painting his nails with his sister 🙂
Following the toasts, Katie and Burke cut the cake to Lonestar’s ‘Amazed’, then danced their First Dance to ‘I Cross My Heart’ from George Strait. The bride then danced with her father to Heartland’s ‘I Loved Her First’ and the groom with his mom to Dolly Parton’s ‘I Will Always Love You.’
I had a feeling this party was going to get off to a good start. The dance floor filled from the first tune and with a variety of hit songs that included everything from ‘Twist and Shout’ by the Beatles to Taio Cruz’s ‘Dynamite, it never really cleared and everyone appeared to have a great time as I spun nearly three hours of dance music.
Congratulations Katie and Burke and thank you for the opportunity. -Rich
“Thank you so much! Rich did a fantastic job! We have had lots of people comment on how great of a music selection we had! This helped make our day that much more special!” -Katie & Burke Ellis
“Rich kept everyone on the dance floor with a great selection of music, and just the right amount of talking! Thank you. The evening was absolutely lovely.” -Jean Martin (Mother of the Bride)
Post Event Satisfaction Survey:
- Event Date: Saturday, July 9, 2011
- Event Type: Wedding
- Event Location: Postlewait’s Country Weddings/Canby, Oregon
- Event Staff: Rich Ellis
- Quality of Customer Service via Telephone: Excellent
- Quality of Customer Service via Internet: Excellent
- Quality of Customer Service at Event: Excellent
- Friendliness of your Entertainer: Excellent
- Promptness of your Entertainer: Excellent
- Professionalism of your Entertainer: Excellent
- Entertainer’s Performance: Excellent
- Entertainer’s Appearance: Excellent
- System Appearance: Excellent
- Sound Quality: Excellent
- Overall Volume Levels: Good
- Music Selection: Excellent
- Incorporation of Your Requests: Excellent
- Lighting Effects: N/A
- Equipment Appearance: Excellent
- Overall Customer Service: Excellent
- Planning Assistance: Excellent
- Entertainer’s Cooperation with Other Vendors: Excellent
- Overall Performance Rating: Excellent
- Would you recommend this service to others? Yes
Thank you Alyssa Jul from Alyssa Jul Photography for sharing photos from this event.