Kristy, who is a wedding planner by trade, knew that she needed not only a unique location but also an experienced DJ when planning her own special early May wedding. She also needed a DJ comfortable working from a distance as she and Jason live in Carmel, IN and much of the planning process would take place via phone and Skype. We frequently work with out of town and out of state clients and are able to coordinate details and music selection effectively with modern teleconferencing tools, which quickly put Kristy at ease. For her Three Oaks Michigan destination wedding reception, Kristy chose our DJ Jeff Vandenberg and the Gold Wedding Package along with our separate Ceremony Package which was a perfect fit for her venue, the Journeyman Distillery.
One of the most unique wedding venues in southwest lower Michigan, the Journeyman Distillery has a rustic charm and amenities unlike any other location in the area. Kristy and Jason held their reception on the main level of the building in clear view of the distillation equipment and utilized the still un-renovated upper level of the original corset factory building for their actual wedding ceremony. Jeff set up a separate compact sound system with wireless microphones for the ceremony, then shifted to our Gold reception package sound and light system downstairs for dinner and dancing. Cocktails were also held in the bar area prior to the ceremony with Jeff acting as master of ceremonies throughout the night.
Being a destination-type event, the couple’s guest list was smaller at only about 80 people, and our southwest lower Michigan wedding DJ rocked the crowd with a fun mix of 80’s, 90’s and current hits all programmed seamlessly to keep the party going. Kristy’s awesome organization combined with our signature attention to detail and a stylish venue to create a magical night of memories!
Ceremony song selections:
Guest Seating: Hallelujah - Instrumental
Processional: I Will Be Here - Instrumental
Bride’s Entrance: Canon in D - Pachelbel
Recessional: Roll Away Your Stone – Mumford & Sons
Reception song selections:
Grand Entrance: Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
First Dance: I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
Father & Daughter Dance: Somewhere Out There – Linda Rondstat & James Ingram
Mother & Son Dance: What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong