Emma and Scott had a great day for their wedding reception at the historic Lincklaen House in Cazenovia! The weather was sunny and warm, but not too warm, and we just barely missed all that smoky air that would make its way down from the Canadian wildfires later in the week.
Fun fact: Prior to Emma and Scott's wedding, the Lincklaen House was part of a 3-way tie for the honorary title of "Venues Where I've DJ'ed the Most Times." during my wedding DJ career. This celebration brings the Lincklaen House into the lead (see them all here).
One thing I like about the Lincklaen House is that, while many weddings are similar, there's always been something a little unique about each one, in terms of whether or not the ceremony is on-site, where the guests will be seated, where the dance floor will be, and so forth. Lots of options with the different spaces.
Emma and Scott's Key Song Choices
- Wedding party intros: Jet / Are You Gonna Be My Girl?
- Newlyweds' intros: Lana Del Rey / Radio
- First Dance: Keane / Somewhere Only We Know
- Father / Bride Dance: Paul Simon / Father and Daughter
- Groom / Mother Dance: Louis Armstrong / What a Wonderful World
- Cake Cutting: Lana Del Rey / Video Games
- Last Dance of the Night: Semisonic / Closing Time
When Scott and Emma provided their song choices through my online planning portal, they indicated they wanted to ban all the "organized dances" like the Macarena, Shout, Cupid Shuffle, Cha-Cha Slide and the like. They're not the first couple who've done so and I don't think they'll be the last. And that's perfectly fine!
You don't necessarily need these songs to have a great wedding reception... there's lots of other great music out there. But if you want to include some of these songs in your own reception, that's cool, too. That's why part of my planning form specifically asks each couple to rate several of the most-common "line dance" songs as either must-play, maybe or never. It's one way I help each couple plan a unique and unforgettable celebration.
Lincklaen House Wedding DJ Photo Highlights
As always, this is just a select handful of my photos -- I have even more photos of Emma and Scott's Lincklaen House wedding reception on my Facebook page! Scroll down for a direct link to the album.
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For more photos, keep an eye on Nicole Lagoe Photography's website and Instagram. As of this writing, she hasn't shared anything from Emma and Scott's big day yet, but hopefully we'll see some of her work posted soon.
Thank you so much to Emma and Scott for choosing me as your wedding DJ! It was so nice to come back to the Lincklaen House again and to get to meet you and help you put together such a fun reception. My best wishes to you both for many years of happiness and love together!