Karina and Eric at Hayloft on the Arch, Vernon Center, NY
Peter is very professional during the entire planning process all the way through the event. He did an amazing job getting people on the dance floor and staying on the dance floor the entire night - overall, he was amazing to work with!
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Wedding: Ruth and Gregory at St. Catherine's, Ithaca, 6/24/17

Kudos to Ruth and Gregory!  Being in my 7th year as a wedding DJ, it's not too often I see "firsts" anymore, but they managed to score themselves a few of them!  Find out how their wedding was different -- and check out song picks and photos -- in this blog post.

I'm trying to be less wordy with these posts, so I'll just put the firsts in a list:

  • First reception to be held at the ceremony church
  • First reception booked before the venue was opened
  • First reception with a breakfast buffet
  • First reception with sci-fi/fantasy TV and movie themes requested for dinner hour

The reception was held at the St. Catherine of Siena Parish Center, which is directly connected to the Church.  The Parish Center was just formally dedicated in April -- brand new everything!

From either the Church or the parking lot, guests enter a lobby where cocktails and the buffet were served.  Off this lobby, a spacious kitchen provided room for H&J Hospitality to prepare food. The main ballroom easily accommodated more than a dozen guest tables and room for dancing. (And bonus points for a door allowing direct access less than 20 feet from my van to the DJ workspace!)

Key Wedding Song Selections

  • Wedding Party Intros: The Muppets soundtrack / Life's a Happy Song
  • First Dance: David Bowie / As the World Falls Down
  • Last Dance of the Night for Everyone: Christina Perri / A Thousand Years

If you're a regular reader of my blog, you've noticed this "special song" list is pretty short.  Ruth and Greg chose to skip many of the "formalities" in order to maximize their dance floor time.  They had plenty of advance requests for the dance floor, and I even managed to squeeze in a handful of guest requests.

Photo Gallery

Here are just some of the photos I snapped -- click the blue button at the bottom to see more, and to tag/like/share on Facebook!

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Oh, and one more "first" -- Ruth was my first 2017 wedding client to post reviews!  Here's what she said on Facebook:

And thank you also for the wonderful review on WeddingWire!

Peter is so organized and clearly experienced which made putting together our reception so easy and fun. From the moment we contacted him to the end of our wedding celebration Peter was beyond helpful and eager to make our reception the kind of party we wanted it to be. We were very happy with everything.

Thanks again for choosing me as your wedding DJ!

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Our dance floor was packed the entire night! Peter is helpful, flexible and very friendly and we will certainly recommend him.
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