If you’ve read many of the blogs on this page, you know that we work with quite a few Notre Dame couples each year who have their ceremonies at the Basilica of Notre Dame.   Many of these couples in addition to being alumni of Notre Dame or St. Mary’s also live far outside of the Michiana area now that they have graduated.   One of the reasons many choose us is because we make the planning process easy from a far, even when the couple is not using a wedding planning service.  Through use of our planning tools, virtual meetings via Skype or Facetime, email, and sometimes just the good old telephone, we get to know couples very well before we ever get the chance to meet in person.

This was the case with Mahrie and Ryan who live near Cincinnati but were planning a reception at the Gillespie Conference Center following their 11:00am ceremony at the Basilica.  A unique touch for this couple was the choice to have cocktails outdoors in the Gillespie’s beautiful courtyard.   It ended up being a sunny summer afternoon, and we utilized our compact ceremony sound system to provide cocktail music outdoors before guests transitioned into the ballroom for dinner, dancing, and all the milestone moments that Mahrie planned for her reception. 

The reception was filled with beautiful toasts, a touching blessing from Father Rocca, and later DJ Sticky Boots tore up the dance floor for the 160 guests in attendance.  When the bride and groom are some of the last to leave, you know you’ve had a great party!


Mahrie · married on 07/08/2017

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We worked with Blake (DJ Sticky Boots) for our wedding, and it was absolutely amazing! He was extremely responsive to all of our questions and was so easy to work with. Our reception was absolutely perfect and a large part was Blake keeping everything going in a timely manner. You have so many things on your mind the day of, so it was SO great to have somebody who took care of things.
The song choices were so great, and he knew exactly when to change the songs and what to play next. He read the crowd perfectly. Our dance floor was packed the ENTIRE night and everybody had a blast. Well worth every penny spent, and I highly recommend booking DJ Sticky Boots!!

Reception song selections:
Grand Entrance:  Without You – David Guetta & Usher; Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Cake Cutting: Sugar – Maroon 5
First Dance:  I Just Wanna Love You – The Shires
Father & Daughter Dance:  Dance With My Daughter (custom edit) – Jason Blaine
Mother & Son Dance: You’ll Be In My Heart (custom edit) – Kenny Loggins
Groom & Grandmother Dance: Sweet Pea – Amos Lee
Anniversary Dance: Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis
Bouquet Toss:  Maneater – Nelly Furtado
Garter Toss:  Pony - Ginuwine

Gillespie Conference Center
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