This had to have been one of the most high-energy parties of the year. Held at the Indian Hills Country Club in Bowling Green, KY our lovely couple had their wedding Ceremony out on the green complete with a live string section. Something a bit out of the ordinary, Lindsey & Justin came back after their exit and released their guests, row by row, which gave them a chance to personally visit with each person. A very nice touch. Kudos to my good friends at B&B Portraits. It's always a thrill to work with you guys. After the Ceremony was over, we moved things indoors. If you haven't been there before, Indian Hills is a first-class venue. The main banquet room is perfect for groups of 100-150 and opens out to a rear patio area that's great for chatting or just enjoying the scenery. This event was scheduled for our Live-Pics live slideshow but when we arrived there was already a memories slideshow running, using the in-house A/V system (two large screens). After checking with the mother of the Bride as to whether she wanted me to run Live-Pics (during the dance set) or just leave it as is Lindsey piped up "What? I LOVE the Live-Pics thing." Yes ma'am.
After dinner I ran "The Shoe Game" as a lead-in to cake-cutting. It was fantastic and, judging from the applause and laughter from the guests, I knew we had a real live one here. As soon as we hit the first tune the dance floor filled (completely) and it stayed packed the entire evening. I threw a very wide variety of material at these guys. The amazing part was that practically everyone stayed on the dance floor regardless whether it was a song from "their era" or not.
The Live-Pics and Text-messaging was also a huge hit and I'd have to say this group probably ran more text messages than any other I've ever seen (and almost all of them were clearn too). Lots of good-natured ribbing back and forth over college sports teams but also lots of well-wishes for the lucky couple. I normally provide my own screen, usually behind the DJ stand, but this venue was setup so we could tap into their system. The layout of these screens was perfect and I wish every venue had an A/V setup like this one.
At the end of the evening Lindsey's dad absolutely made my night. He came up to thank me and told me that as the bride was getting into her Limo she looked at him and said "Dad, this was absolutely perfect." Guys, all I can say is "thank you" for allowing me to be part of your "perfect" evening.
Having a little fun Photo courtesy of B&B Portraits
The couple's First Dance
Nice shot of the ceremony setup Photo courtesy of B&B Portraits
Time to party!
Lindsey's sis & dad enjoy a slow dance together
Event Playlist 2011-10-01 Wedding Reception - Indian Hills Country Club - Bowling Green KY
Filename Song Artist Year Genre Black Eyed Peas5 - I Gotta Feeling.mp3 I Gotta Feeling Black Eyed Peas 2009 Pop Jason Mraz\We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things_3 - Lucky featuring Colbie Caillat.mp3 Lucky featuring Colbie Caillat Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat 2008 Pop Louis Armstrong1 - What A Wonderful World.mp3 What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong 2007 Jazz 10-16-2010 wedding (Megan Elliott)\GARTH BROOKS - IT'S YOUR SONG.mp3 It's Your Song GARTH BROOKS 0 genre Various Artists\Motown\19 - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch).mp3 I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) Four Tops 2008 Pop Beyonce\Put A Ring On It-CLEAN.mp3 Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) Beyonce 2008 Pop - downloads\Destiny's Child\#1's\11 - Bootylicious.mp3 Bootylicious Destiny's Child 0 Pop - Hip-Hop\Nelly\Hot In Here-CLEAN.mp3 Hot In Herre Nelly 2002 Rap & Hip-Hop @PrimeCuts\Train - Marry Me [Album Version].mp3 Marry Me [Album Version] Train 2010 AAA Zac Brown Band2 - Whatever It Is.mp3 Whatever It Is Zac Brown Band 2008 Country - Jazz\Steve Baxter Feat. Randy Crawford - 4 More Days [Album Version].mp3 4 More Days [Album Version] Steve Baxter Feat. Randy Crawford 2009 Smooth Jazz @PrimeCuts\Patrick Lamb - Sweet Tea [Radio Edit].mp3 Sweet Tea [Radio Edit] Patrick Lamb 2011 Smooth Jazz - Jazz3 afterglow.mp3 afterglow Dwayne Jones 0 Jazz - Jazz2 If You Care.mp3 If You Care Dwayne Jones 0 Jazz - Jazz4 any port in a storm.mp3 any port in a storm Dwayne Jones 0 Jazz - Jazz5 steppin' out.mp3 steppin' out Dwayne Jones 0 Jazz Frank Sinatra1 Come Fly with Me.mp3 Come Fly with Me Frank Sinatra 2008 Vocal Frank Sinatra8 - Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) (Remastered Album V.mp3 Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) (Remastered Album Version) [The Frank Sinatra Collection] Frank Sinatra 2008 Pop Frank Sinatra9 Summer Wind.mp3 Summer Wind Frank Sinatra 2008 Vocal - downloads\Diana Krall\All For You (A Dedication To The Nat King Cole Trio)7 - Hit That Jive Jack.mp3 Hit That Jive Jack Diana Krall 1996 Jazz Michael Bubl?\Call Me Irresponsible9 - Everything.mp3 Frank Sinatra1 - I've Got You Under My Skin (2006 Digital Remaster).mp3 I've Got You Under My Skin (2006 Digital Remaster) Frank Sinatra 2007 Broadway & Vocalists Nat King Cole1 Unforgetable.mp3 Unforgetable Nat " 0 Easy Listening Michael Bubl?\Sway.mp3 Frank Sinatra7 The Girl from Ipanema.mp3 The Girl from Ipanema Antonio Carlos Jobim 2008 Vocal - downloads\Diana Krall\All For You (A Dedication To The Nat King Cole Trio)4 - Frim Fram Sauce.mp3 Frim Fram Sauce Diana Krall 1996 Jazz Nat King Cole7 L-O-V-E.mp3 L-O-V-E Nat " 0 Easy Listening Sara Bareilles\Little Voice\10 - Many the Miles.mp3 Many the Miles Sara Bareilles 2007 Pop Various Artists\Motown\(Disc 3) 09 - ABC.mp3 ABC Jackson 5 2008 Pop @PrimeCuts\Little Big Town - Little White Church.mp3 Little White Church Little Big Town 2010 Country Stevie Wonder2 - Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours).mp3 Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) Stevie Wonder 2000 R&B Michael Bubl?\It's Time\10 - How Sweet It Is.mp3 Darius Rucker7 - Alright.mp3 Alright Darius Rucker 2008 Pop Zac Brown Band\Zac Brown Band - Toes [Single Edit - No 'Ass'].mp3 Toes [Single Edit - No 'Ass'] Zac Brown Band 2009 Adult Contemporary Michael Bubl?\Moondance.wma Brad Paisley\Then-slow.mp3 Then Brad Paisley 0 Country Various Artists\Party Starter- Funk Mix2 Brick House.mp3 Brick House The Commodores 2006 Soul And R&B Miley Cyrus\Miley Cyrus - Party In The U.S.A. [Cosmo Remix Version].mp3 Party In The U.S.A. [Cosmo Remix Version] Miley Cyrus 2009 Top 40 - Hip-Hop\Cupid\Cupid Shuffle - CLEAN.mp3 Cupid Shuffle Cupid 0 Other - Kids\Disney9 YMCA.mp3 YMCA Village People 2004 Disco Otis Day\Shout.mp3 Shout Various Artists 1999 Children's Music - Kids\18 - The Chicken Dance.mp3 The Chicken Dance KidzTown 2009 Miscellaneous - Hip-Hop\Quad City DJ's1 - C'mon N' Ride It (The Train) (LP Version).mp3 C'mon N' Ride It (The Train) (LP Version) Quad City DJ's 1996 Rap & Hip-Hop @PrimeCuts\Justin Bieber Feat. Jaden Smith - Never Say Never.mp3 Never Say Never Justin Bieber Feat. Jaden Smith 2011 Top 40 - Hip-Hop\Ludacris\Ludacris - How Low [Clean].mp3 How Low [Clean] Ludacris 2009 Top 40 @PrimeCuts\California Swag District - Teach Me How To Dougie.mp3 Teach Me How To Dougie California Swag District 2010 Urban 01 - Moving Like Berney.mp3 Moving Like Berney Isa 2010 Rap & Hip-Hop Salt-N-Pepa\The Best Of Salt-N-Pepa 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection1 - Push It.mp3 Push It Salt-N-Pepa 2008 Rap & Hip-Hop Neil Diamond\13 - Sweet Caroline.mp3 Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond 1987 Pop Old Crow Medicine Show\11 - Wagon Wheel.mp3 Wagon Wheel Old Crow Medicine Show 2004 Folk Lonestar\Amazed - SLOW.mp3 Amazed Lonestar 1999 Country ZZ Top\13 Cheap Sunglasses.mp3 Cheap Sunglasses ZZ Top 1992 Rock Michael Jackson\Thriller.mp3 Thriller (Album Version) Michael Jackson 2008 Pop Journey\Dont Stop Believin.mp3 Don't Stop Believin' Journey 1988 Pop V.I.C_\Wobble1 - Wobble (Radio Version).mp3 Wobble (Radio Version) V.I.C. 2008 Rap & Hip-Hop - Hip-Hop\Sir Mix-A-Lot\Baby Got Back.mp3 Baby Got Back (Album Version) Sir Mix A Lot 1992 Pop Ying Yang Twins\Me & My Brother5 - Salt Shaker (Edited).mp3 Salt Shaker (Edited) Ying Yang Twins 2003 Rap & Hip-Hop - Hip-Hop\DJ Casper\Cha Cha Slide - CLEAN.mp3 Cha Cha Slide Org Platinum Band 0 Other Etta James\At Last.mp3 At Last Etta James 1999 Blues Various Artists\Hits of The 60's Volume 19 - The Twist.mp3 The Twist Chubby Checker 2008 Pop @PrimeCuts\Adele - Rolling In The Deep [Radio Edit].mp3 Rolling In The Deep [Radio Edit] Adele 2010 Adult Contemporary Lady GaGa\Just_Dance - CLEAN.mp3 Just Dance Lady GaGa 2008 Pop Bon Jovi\Livin' On A Prayer.mp3 Jagged Edge3 - Let's Get Married.mp3 Let's Get Married Jagged Edge 2006 R&B @PrimeCuts\LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett And Goon Rock - Party Rock Anthem.mp3 Party Rock Anthem LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett And Goon Rock 2010 Adult Contemporary Toby Keith\Greatest Hits, Vol. 2\Should've Been a Cowboy [#][Live].mp3 Should've Been a Cowboy [#][Live] Toby Keith 2004 Country Garth Brooks\Friends In Low Places.mp3 Jason Aldean9 - Big Green Tractor.mp3 Big Green Tractor Jason Aldean 2009 Country [Vanilla Ice] - Ice Ice Baby.mp3 Various Artists\Party Starter- Funk Mix4 Super Freak, Pt. 1.mp3 Super Freak, Pt. 1 Rick James 2006 Soul And R&B Bee Gees _ Various Artists\11 - Stayin' Alive.mp3 Stayin' Alive The Bee Gees 2008 Pop Lynyrd Skynyrd\Sweet Home Alabama.mp3 Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd 2000 Rock - Hip-Hop\[Young MC] Bust A Move - CLEAN.mp3 Bust A Move Young MC 0 Other - Hip-Hop\Lil Wayne\Got Money - CLEAN.mp3 Got Money Lil Wayne 2008 Rap & Hip-Hop