An outdoor lakeside wedding ceremony in late November in northern Indiana is a risky proposition to say the least, but mother nature was certainly smiling down on firefighters Nicole and Andy for their November 23rd ceremony and reception at the Oakwood Resort on the shores of Lake Wawasee.  The weather was absolutely picture perfect that late fall day as guests arrived to take their seats next to lake for the vows, then walked the short pathway through the Oakwood grounds to the Event Center for the reception.

Sticky Boots was the DJ and Master of Ceremonies for this celebration which began with an epic Grand Entrance for the large bridal party of 20 members (including the parents).  A pair of fun toasts followed with a buffet meal and a crazy night of dancing to bring the evening to a close.  

And let us tell you…firemen can PARTY!   As we mentioned above, both Nicole and Andy are local firefighters, and so many of the bridal party were buddies from the firehouse, and many of them impressed the crowd on the dancefloor with some awesome country line dancing moves.   The night ended with everyone on the dancefloor for another firehouse tradition of singing Garth Brooks’ “Friends in Low Places” in a circle.   Awesome night.  Even more awesome couple!


My husband and I found The Music Place on the Wedding Wire app while we were planning our wedding and decided to use them for our choice in entertainment for our reception. Let me tell you....AMAZING and WORTH EVERY PENNY!!! We went with DJ Sticky Boots and it was the perfect choice! Blake was so accommodating when it came to having to do Skype appointments and was so professional and on time! He responded well to our requests as well as our guests and kept the party going until after my husband and I were gone! He was awesome and reading the tone of the dance floor and there was NEVER a lag in people out on the dance floor! We had A TON of compliments from our guests and family members on the enjoyable time and great music the DJ played! He helped make our day so special and sooooo much fun and we HIGHLY recommend using The Music Place! You won't regret it!!!
Nicole 10/21/17, 1 Review

Reception song selections:

  • Grand Entrance:  Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top (party); Kickstart My Heart – Motley Crue (bride & groom)
  • Cake Cutting: Your Daddy’s Boots – Dustin Lynch
  • First Dance:  Grow Old With Me – Florida-Georgia Line
  • Father & Daughter Dance:  Daddy Dance With Me – Krystal Keith
  • Mother & Son Dance:  Mother’s Song – T. Carter Music
  • Parent Dance with Son:  Boy – Lee Brice
  • Anniversary Dance:  Remember When – Alan Jackson

Oakwood Resort and Conference Center
Marah Grant Photography