After a week straight of rain I was worried about this past Saturday and the wedding in which I was to dj at River Farm. Luckily for Kyoko and Michael the rain let up and we were blessed with a wonderful nice day on the farm. Micheal and Kyoko had about 60 friends and family show up, and they had a wonderful ceremony out on the lawn. After the ceremony, the guests were treated to a nice cocktail hour with live music from a talented and smooth solo guitarist. Once cocktail hour was over, I played a selection of music hand picked by the bride and groom for dinner and we were treated to some touching and wonderful toasts from the best man and maid of honor. The weather was perfect and the food was excellent, what more could you ask for in a wedding celebration. As the sun started to set, you could see what looked like almost a full moon rising and it just felt like the perfect setting for a romantic evening.
After dinner was over and the sun was down, we started off with the cake cutting which was to Cake‘s “Love You Madly.”
We then moved into the first dance to Paolo Nutini “Loving You”, and parent dances and then got the dance-floor open for all the guests. River Farm can be tricky for dancing, especially if the weather is nice, as most guests will just hang out next to the outside bar and enjoy the nice back area of the farm. The little ballroom can get hot quickly and I have done many weddings were people just are not interested in dancing in that room. I warned Kyoko and Micheal of this, so they took charge and got all their friends and family to join them on the dance-floor for the entire night. The best reaction was probably to Michael Jackson‘s “Thriller,” which I mixed with “Wanna Be Starting Something” and B.E.P. “I Gotta Feelin'” and that had everyone getting down. Also, Lynyrd Skynyrd‘s “Sweet Home Alabama” had every fist pumping and it was interesting to see Kyoko’s friends and family from Japan getting down to an American classic and singing every word!
With River Farm you have to shut down fairly early, but everyone seemed like they had plenty of dancing and we ended on a soft note with Israel Kamakawiwo’ole‘s beautiful island rendition of “Over the Rainbow.” I didn’t have my regular camera with me so please forgive me for the low quality pictures of the dance floor. But trust me, it was rocking!