Gaither + Melissa | Woman's Club of Portsmouth | Portsmouth, VA | July
Updated: Apr 23, 2019
My first year as a Wedding DJ, most of my couples just happened to be in the school system because those were most of the people I knew. I was a behavior counselor in Norfolk Public Schools at the time. I met Melissa (The Bride), who was and still is a school Psychologist in NPS, through another school Teacher whose wedding I DJed at, a few months prior. Ironically, when I met them in person and we started planning their wedding I learned Gaither, the coolest dude you would ever meet, (The Groom), was a behavior counselor as well in the school system. I quickly realized my fellow school workers were all business when it came to Monday- Friday, 8am to 3pm, but on the weekends we lived a different life. Especially on their wedding day. One of my favorite things about their wedding was that Gaither SANG his vows to Melissa!
They really were serious about planning but they wanted to enjoy every moment of their wedding. They wanted to incorporate as much of their family in their wedding as possible. One thing I remember the most is how much they danced together during the reception. They did a lot to give and show love to their guests but they really used the day to have fun with each other. She was from Miami Florida and he was from North Carolina. They incorporated a lot of the music from their places of origin in their playlist they gave me because they knew their family would appreciate it.
Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Danner!!
Groom & Minister Walk In- I Found Love by BeBe Winans
Seating of Grandfather- All of Me by John Legend
Seating of Mothers- Mother’s Love by Kem
Groomsmen & Bridesmaids Walk In- Never Felt This Way/ Butterflyz by Alicia Keys
Flower Girl- Never Felt This Way/ Butterflyz by Alicia Keys
Intro for Bride- Fall for You by Leela James Recessional- So High by John Legend
Reception: Bridal Party Enters Reception- Treasure By Bruno Mars
Bride/Groom Enters Reception- Let It Burn by Jazmine Sullivan
First Dance- A Couple of Forever by Chrisette Michelle
Father/Daughter Dance- Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle
Mother/ Son Song- A Song for Mama by Boyz 2 Men Cake Cutting- Let's Get Married by Jagged Edge
Great Dance Song Ideas:
I Gotta Feeling by Black Eyed Peas
Yeah! by Usher Feat. Lil Jon & Ludacris
Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond
You Shook Me All Night Long –by AC/DC
Love Shack by The B-52's
Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & Goonrock
1999 by Prince
Celebration by Kool & The Gang
Venue- Woman's Club of Portsmouth
Photography- Will Hawkins Photography
Videography- Intellect media
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