It’s always something special when St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday in South Bend, Indiana, especially when two Notre Dame and St. Mary’s grads choose to be married that day.   For their Notre Dame wedding at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Claire and Joe wanted everything to be perfect, and their northern Indiana wedding wedding reception held at the South Bend Hilton Garden Inn’s Gillespie Center was no different.

The Chicago newlyweds chose to go all out with the DJ Sticky Boots Platinum wedding package to entertain their guests complete with kelly green lighting accents; and the custom-produced grand entrance using a loop of “Shipping Up to Boston” was the perfect fit to bring in the rowdy bridal party for this St. Patrick’s Day wedding.

Following the bridal party introductions and toasts, Claire and Joe dined at a private sweetheart table while their guests enjoyed a fantastic plated dinner and listened to a custom Celtic-themed playlist put together by their South Bend wedding DJ, including selections from  Lorena McKennit, Celtic Destiny, The Pogues, and Gaelic Storm.

After dinner and the special dances, the flavor was decidedly more modern as Sticky Boots set the turntables on fire with current Top 40, hip-hop, and EDM club hits, and even encouraging guests to break into a Soul Train line to throwback sounds from Rick James, Earth Wind & Fire, and the O’Jays.

Who needs a tent party or pub crawl, when you have friends like Claire and Joe to throw a blow out party on their wedding day?  This was definitely one St. Patrick’s Day celebration guests will not soon forget, and we were so honored to be a part of it!

Reception song selections:

Grand Entrance:  Shipping Up To Boston – Dropkick Murphy’s;  Cheers - Rihanna
First Dance:  Dream a Little Dream of Me – Mamas & Papas
Father& Daughter Dance:  I Will - Beatles
Bouquet Toss:  Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper