Hayley and Coley are proof that perseverance pays off, and sometimes a bit of bad news can end up bringing a perfect result. Hayley and her mother chose us as their Michiana wedding DJ more than a year before Hayley’s June wedding and we got started with planning the ceremony music and reception timeline right away. The original plan was to be at the Carriage House in South Bend, but when that venue was sold unexpectedly this spring, Haley found herself in a tight spot having to scramble to find a new venue.
The solution came in the form of a relatively new venue to the area, the beautiful Morris Estate just outside of Niles Michigan. This was the first time our Southwestern Michigan DJs had ever been to the Morris Estate and we couldn’t have been more impressed! Haley was able to design a stunning outdoor reception utilizing the Estate’s tented reception site which was also a perfect fit our our DJ Sticky Boots Platinum wedding package with uplighting in pure white to highlight the gorgeous decorative chandeliers handmade by one of Hayley’s family members.
The ceremony itself was held in the Morris Estate’s picture perfect country wedding chapel which sits adjacent to the reception tent. With postcard looks and nearly perfect acoustics, the 130 guest enjoyed a traditional service complemented by the couple’s music selections played by the Niles area wedding DJ. The sunlight streaming in from a beautiful summer day certainly added to the ambiance.
After the ceremony guests threw birdseed then made their way to the tent to enjoy cocktails with an alternative and AAA soundtrack, followed by an exquisite plated meal with filets catered by the Lasalle Grill for dinner. After dinner, toasting and special dances, the dance floor opened up and DJ Sticky Boots rocked the crowd with an eclectic mix of 90’s hip hop expertly mixed with today’s hits and even a little funk for an awesome soul train line. When it was finally time to shut it down due to neighborhood rules, guests didn’t want to the evening to end, and we don’t blame them one bit! This entire day was a blast! Congrats to Hayley and Coley!
Ceremony song selections:
Seating of Mothers: Here Comes The Sun (acoustic instrumental) - Beatles
Bridal Processional: I’m Gonna Be (instrumental) – Sleeping At Last
Bride’s Entrance: I’m Gonna Be (vocal) – Sleeping At Last
Recessional: Fool For Love – Lord Huron
Reception song selections:
Grand Entrance: Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
Cake Cutting – Sweet Disposition – Temper Trap
First Dance: Falling Slowly – Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
Father & Daughter Dance: Moon River – Andy Williams; My Girl – The Temptations
Mother & Son Dance – Never Alone – Jim Brickman & Lady Antebellum
Anniversary Dance: Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
Bouquet Toss: Where Them Girls At – Flo Rida f. Nicki Minaj
Garter Toss: Green Light – John Legend