• Westley Madison

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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