Meghan and Andrew’s St. Helens Oregon wedding ceremony was held at a private residence near the top of Columbia Heights on Saturday, June 22, 2019.
The gentleman who owns the property said you can normally see Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Adams on a clear day. There was cloud cover for this one (photographers love that), but the temperature was perfect in the upper 60’s and no rain.
St. Helens Oregon Wedding Ceremony Highlights:
- Wedding Party Entrance: Matt Stell – Prayed For You
- Bride Entrance: Traditional Bridal Chorus (Classical)
- Unity Sand: Leona Lewis – Footsteps in the Sand
- Bride/Groom Exit: John Legend – Stay With You
Following the wedding ceremony, family photos were taken while guests relaxed with a cocktail on the lawn or on the deck. I played a mix of background music that included a variety of medium tempo hits, along with some Country favorites as requested by the bride.
Around 3:45, I faded the music and took down my sound system to get a head start on the guests for the reception scheduled to begin before 5pm at the Elks Lodge in St. Helens (about a 30 minute drive).
As guests arrived for the reception, similar background music from the cocktail hour continued before I softened up the selections for dinner after the newlyweds arrived. There was no grand entrance at this time. This was scheduled for later in the reception when the curtain was opened and the 75 guests were joined by everyone else in attendance at the lodge that night 🙂
St. Helens Oregon Wedding Reception Highlights:
- Grand March: LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem
- Cake Cutting: James Taylor – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
- First Dance: Russel Dickerson – Yours
- Bride and Father Dance: Brad Paisley – He Didn’t Have To Be
- Money Dance: Lil Nas X – Old Town Road, Garth Brooks – Friends and Low Places
- Bouquet Toss: Beyonce – Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
The opening slow dance from the Righteous Brothers got things going for everyone and with many older guests in attendance, selections from the Beatles, Van Morrison and a swing dance from Glenn Miller were well-received.
The rest of the night everyone enjoyed getting down to a variety of classics and recent hits, including ‘Uptown Funk,’ ‘Shout,’ ‘Cupid Shuffle,’ ‘Footloose’ and more.
By the time I spun the final slow song, the dance floor had been rockin’ a solid three hours.
Best wishes Meghan and Andrew!
PRO DJs spun the hits in Zone 1 at Oregon ZooBrew on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th, 2019.
DJ Rod Krause was there Friday night and had ’em dancing around 9:30 as the bands in the other zones wrapped their sets.
DJ Rich Ellis was there Saturday night to witness attendees dancing nearly everywhere… sometimes there’s no escaping a good beat.
It was a fun weekend with a great crowd. This, was the last song! Nobody wanted to leave 🙂
Lisa and Jason’s Memorial Day McMenamins Edgefield wedding took place on Monday, May 27, 2019 in Troutdale, Oregon.
The ceremony and reception were held inside Blackberry Hall. Following the ceremony, guests had a chance to walk around the Edgefield property as the room was turned for the reception. This also allowed me time to set-up my sound system before returning with background music during dinner.
The newlyweds chose “Cross My Mind” by Arizona for their first dance. There were no other formal dances planned after, so I invited everyone out to the dance floor.
This was a great crowd and they were real excited to get going, turning out in large numbers for the opening slow dance, a request from the bride and groom for James Arthur’s “Say You Won’t Let Go.” and then packing the floor the rest of the night… moving and grooving to everything from The Beatles and Four Seasons to Justin Timberlake, Beyonce and more.
Lisa and Jason submitted a large number of out-of-the-mainstream song requests for their wedding reception… Most were selections from their Spotify playlists they enjoyed when travelling on road trips. Early on, Jason came up to me and said don’t worry about that list, just play what moves their guests 🙂 However, that list proved to work well with this group over the final hour or so. Songs such as “Summerthing” by Afrojack, “Inner Ninja” by Classified and “Fireproof” by Coleman Hell were well received by their friends.
Congratulations Lisa and Jason and thank you for choosing PRO DJs.
Steve Marker had ’em going at Leo and Ethan’s B’nai Mitzvah Saturday night, May 25, 2019 at the MAC Club in Portland. Mazel Tov boys!
It was an 80’s night dance party at the Vancouver Hilton for the Washington Health Care Association fun night and fundraiser on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
There was a lot of big hair, bright fashion and a huge appreciation for Madonna, Prince, Def Leppard and more 80’s hits.