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Sandestin Wedding Venues | Bayview Room and Terrace Venue Tour

We’ve been working at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort since we opened up our doors in the panhandle back in 2006. In fact, the very first Sandestin wedding venue we performed in on property was at the Bayview Room and Terrace. It has held a special space in our heart ever since. Over the last month few months, they did a major renovation to the space. We are giving you a little sneak peak venue tour with those updates. I think you’ll be excited to see this refresh.

Of all the Sandestin Wedding Venues, this a fantastic option if you want a non-beachy location. That view of the Choctawhatchee Bay is unlike any other. It makes a perfect ceremony backdrop or cocktail hour location.

Sandestin Wedding Venues

The ceremony locations are really endless. They do have beach options, lawn options and many more on Sandestin’s property if the Bay view isn’t your ideal look. As for the room itself, you can comfortably fit about 75-85 people. Have a larger attendance count? No problem! The lobby area gives you the ability to put up a temporary draped wall to use as your dining location, thereby saving the main room for dancing, formalities and a photo booth. Another bonus of being indoors for the reception is that you can go beyond the 10PM noise ordinance that most outdoors properties have to abide by within the area. In the summer, when it takes longer for the sun to go down, this is a huge advantage.

Bayview Room and Terrace

We do recommend you and your guests stay on property at one of the condos or hotels. Getting in and out of Sandestin during season can take time with traffic (this goes for any venue on the Emerald Coast). By staying inside the Sandestin Beach and Golf Resort, you can easily get around the resort or you can take the free tram to multiple drop-off points.

Another bonus of this property is the close proximity to Baytowne Wharf. This gives you many rehearsal dinner and after-party options.
Be sure to reach out to them today for more information as this venue books out quickly.

Want to see some other previous tours of this space? Watch these below.

B-Boy Productions Best Spring 2018 Spotify Playlist

Spring doesn’t want to make up its mind. In the Northeast, it’s hot one day, freezing the next. In the South, it’s Summer weather already and everywhere else in the country, Spring is still taking its time. As we appear on the cusp of Summer, we wanted to release our DJs Best Spring 2018 Spotify Playlist with some hot new tracks. No real throwbacks here but a good variety of atmospheric tracks, some high energy music, some hip hop and a bit of Top 40. Be sure to subscribe to our Spotify channel or just stream the playlist here.

Best Spring 2018 Spotify Playlist

DJ Brian B
No Matter What – Bougenvilla, Albert Neve, David Puentez
No Man No Cry [Jimmy Sax Version] – Oliver Koletzki & Jimmy Sax
Ultimatum – Disclosure feat. Fatoumata Diawara
Stop Me From Falling – Kylie Minogue, Gente De Zona
6 Days – Mahmut Orhan & Colonel Bagshot
It Runs Through Me – Tom Misch feat. De La Soul

DJ Charles
Coco – Black Caviar, u.n.i
Nice For What – Drake
Same Bitches – Post Malone feat. G-Eazy & YG
Black Smoke Rising – Greta Van Fleet
A Good Night – John Legend, BloodPop
All To You – Sabrina Claudio

DJ Dan Davis
Stairwell – Seas of Years
This Could Be Us – Rae Sremmurd
Everyday – Logic, Marshmello
Wake Me Up When it’s Quiet – Hilda, Don Diablo
Jackie Chan – Tiesto & Dzeko feat. Preme & Post Malone
Babies – Kyle feat. Alessia Cara

DJ Josh B
Welcome To The Party – Diplo, French Montana & Lil Pump feat. Zhavia Ward
No Answer Arrives – Ray LaMontagne
Mess Is Mine – Vance Joy

DJ Josh Weck
Warm – SG Lewis
Indian Summer – Jai Wolf
September Song – JP Cooper
Scared To Be Lonely [Medasin Remix] – Martin Garrix, Dua Lipa, Medasin
Would You Ever – Skrillex, Poo Bear

DJ Shawn Frady
It Ain’t Easy – Hidden Spheres
Hard To Say Goodbye [Lone Remix] – Washed Out
Bloom – Troye Sivan
Walk On The Wild Side – Jordan Mackampa

DJ Sheawna Pina
Touch The Floor – Vanjess
Blowback – Galimatias
Girls That Dance – Masego

WaterVue at Brooks Street Wedding | Venue Tour

Ever consider a WaterVue at Brooks Street wedding? If not, you should! We’ve done some of the leg work for you. Recently, we had a chance to stop by and take some video of the property and then worked a wedding there the following weekend. Enjoy our quick venue tour.

This Fort Walton Beach venue is one of our favorites. It is very versatile for ceremonies and receptions. You have indoor and outdoor options.

WaterVue at Brooks Street Wedding

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Fort Walton Beach Wedding Venues

Image Courtesy of Alena Bakutis Photography

In a state where rain is always hit and miss, this is a stress-reliever in and of itself. You have an instant back-up plan! Additionally, the multiple spaces within the venue can give your event different looks between ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. We’ve done it just about every way imaginable including a recent trend of ceremony inside, cocktail hour outside (which we do a flip inside) and then reception back inside. The venue is rare in that it can feel full with 80 guests or you can expand it to accommodate up to 250-300 people.

The view of the gulf is unobstructed and crystal clear 90% of the time. Though they do have a preferred vendor list, you can bring in just about any vendor you want, which makes working with all budget sizes ideal. Indoor tables and chairs are available at the venue. They do require you to bring in a coordinator, which is a good idea anyway to ensure that things are running smoothly.

For a non-beachy wedding, a WaterVue at Brooks Street wedding is worth looking at. The owner, Mary, is one of those rare folks who treats you as family from the moment she meets you. She is very accommodating and looks to make your wedding day as stress-free and special as she can. From a vendor perspective, she sets us all up to make each event successful! You can’t put a price on that.

B-Boy Productions Best Winter 2018 Spotify Playlist

For some around the country, it’s freezing (hello Northeast!). For others, it’s 85 degrees (I’m envious of you SoCal). Either way, you need fresh music for the New Year, right? Well, we got you covered. Our DJs have started our Best Winter 2018 Spotify Playlist with some fantastic tracks. We’ve got a few throwbacks with tunes from Trick Daddy and Chris Brown on the list. One of the hottest songs out, “Finesse”, made the list. This remix with Cardi B will be in rotation at parties for a while. Surprising absent from our playlist is any of the new Justin Timberlake album cuts. Is that a sign? I guess time will tell. A hip hop track that is climbing up the charts right now is “Stir Fry” by Migos – trust me, you will know this cut soon if you don’t already. The Zhu Remix of “Feel It Still” is great atmosphere version for certain events. Keep yourself in the know by subscribing to our Spotify channel or just stream it here.

Best Winter 2018 Spotify Playlist

DJ Brian B
Wait [Chromeo Remix] – Maroon 5
Feel It Still [Zhu Remix] – Portugal. The Man
Make Me Feel – Steff Da Campo & Siks

DJ Charles
Stir Fry – Migos
God’s Play – Drake
Crew – Goldlink

DJ Dan Davis
Finesse (Remix) – Bruno Mars & Cardi B
First Fires – Bonobo
Take It To Da House – Trick Daddy

DJ Josh B
One Foot – Walk The Moon
Silence – Marshmello feat. Khlaid
Sit Next To Me – Foster The People

DJ Josh Weck
New Rules [Alison Wunderland Remix] – Dua Lipa
Run – Chris Brown feat. Santana
Unique [Louis Futon Remix] – Goldlink

DJ Shawn Frady
Heart Attack – Polographia feat. Rush Midnight
Don’t Do It! – N.E.R.D. & Kendrick Lamar
See You Sweat – Injury Reserve

B-Boy Productions Best Fall 2017 Spotify Playlist

 

Although it doesn’t feel like it weather-wise in most of our regional locations, the pumpkin spice “everything” is alive and well – which means it’s times for our Best Fall 2017 Spotify Playlist. Stream it here! Unlike our Summer list which was hip hop heavy, this one is all over the place. You should be able to find at least a few tracks that suits your musical taste. We’ve got some throwbacks, a couple covers, EDM Hip Hop, indie and Top 40 represented. We’ll be adding to it frequently so be sure to check often. If you haven’t subscribed to our Spotify Channel, do it today! Enjoy!

Best Fall 2017 Spotify Playlist

DJ Brian B
You’re The Best Thing About Me – U2 vs Kygo
A Different Way – DJ Snake, Lauv
Morrison – FRENSHIP
Thief (Zerb Remix) – Ookay, Zerb
You Can Call Me Al – Murph & Petch, Andy Murphy, Jolyon Petch, Livingtstone
Learning To Fly – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

DJ Charles Egstad
Slow Jamz – Twista, Kanye West, Jamie Foxx
Still Got Time – ZAYN, PARTYNEXTDOOR
Luther’s Joint – IAMNOBODI
Big Poppa – The Notorious B.I.G.

DJ Dan Davis
No Fear – Dej Loaf
How Long – Charlie Puth
Easy Love – Lauv
Bear Claws – The Academic
White Mustang – Lana Del Rey

DJ Jae Richie
Mi Gente – J Balvin, Willy William, Beyonce
What Lovers Do – Maroon 5 feat. SZA

DJ Josh Bausch
DJs & Porsches – Smallpools
The Way You Used To Do – Queens of The Stone Age
Roll With It – Steve Winwood

DJ Josh Woeckener
Victory – Diddy, Busta Rhymes, The Notorious B.I.G.
Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh) – Lumidee
The Learning – Mobb Deep, Big Noyd
Cashin’ Out – Ca$h Out

DJ Irving Gil
Everybody – Logic
Good Old Days – Macklemore, Kesha

DJ Shawn Frady

Moments Passed – Dermot Kennedy
rockstar – Post Malone, 21 Savage
If I’m Lucky – Jason Derulo
Homemade Dynamite – Lorde, Khalid, Post Malone, SZA

Summer 2017 HI-FI[VE] Mix | DJ Shawn Frady

One of things we pride ourselves on at B-Boy Productions is having some of the most talented music mixers (aka DJs) in the area bar none. Not only is programming important but the way songs are segued in and out are just as vital. From time to time, our DJs will put together a mix to showcase their skills. This Summer 2017 HI-FI(VE) Mix by DJ Shawn Frady is our latest entry. While this mix doesn’t represent what he’d play at a specific event, what you will get from it, beyond a fantastic jam packed 30 minute musical journey of a wide range of genres, is the thought put behind the track selection. Every song has a purpose with where it is placed and how it is layered in and out. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself dancing to it wherever you’re listening. This is a live mix – meaning that this wasn’t constructed in a studio. Shawn was behind the decks and mixing this live.  He then added some voice drops in post production. This is important because anybody can sit behind a computer desk and string a few songs together. At an event, you don’t have that luxury. The DJ has to be able to mix live.

DJ Shawn Frady Summer 2017 HI-FI(VE)

To stream or download this mix, click here.  The complete track listing is below.

1. Rocketship by Marcus Marr

2. Don’t Turn The Lights On – Chromeo

3. The Sound [Sneaker Snob Remix] – by The 1975

4. You Don’t Know Me [Denis First Remix] – Jax Jones feat Raye

5. Something Just Like This [Stash Konig Remix] – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

6. Blame [Xmix] – Bastille

7. Late Night – Odesza

8. Out Strong – Future feat. The Weeknd

9. Dirt Of Your Shoulder – Jay-Z

10. Humble – Kendrick Lamar

11. Slide – Calvin Harris

12. Big Fish – Vince Staples feat. Juicy J

13. Unforgettable [Kameo Trap Remix] – French Montana feat. Swae lee

14. Don’t Tell ‘Em [DaaHype Remix] – Jeremih feat. YG

15. This Is How We Bend Ova [JD Live VIP Flip] – Montell Jordan vs Lil Jon vs Gozzi

16. Can’t Feel My Face [Truffle Butter BB Blend] – The Weeknd vs Drake

17. All Night [KAYTRANADA Extended Mix] – Chance The Rapper

18. Shining – DJ Khaled feat. Beyonce & Jay-Z

19. Somebody [Gazzo Remix] – Natalie La Rosa feat. Jeremih

20. In The Air Tonight – Alex Midi feat. Delacey

21. Ocean Drive [Shaun Frank Remix] – Duke Dumont

22. Passionfruit [DJ Manyhats Afrobeat Remix Dub Mix] – Drake

23. Around The World [Low Kicks 2017 Remix] – Daft Punk

24. Nightcrawler – ZHU

B-Boy Productions Summer 2017 Spotify Playlist

How is everyone’s summer going? We still have a little more than a month left so time to share our B-Boy Productions DJs’ Summer 2017 Spotify Playlist is here! This list definitely has a hip hop bent (a few explicit tracks) but outside of country, you should see a wide range of genre diversity. We’ve got some throwbacks, some cool covers, EDM, indie, Top 40 with a few “Song of the Summer” contenders (Despacito anyone?). We add to it frequently so be sure to check often. If you haven’t subscribed to our Spotify Channel, do it today! Enjoy!

Summer 2017 Spotify Playlist

DJ Brian B
Music Sounds Better – NEIL FRANCES
Digital Perfection – Lefti, Coyle Girelli
Turn Up On The Weekend – Branchez, Big Wet
Dancing Queen – Daelcolm
Waiting On The Summer (Penguin Prison Remix) – VHS Collection

DJ Charles Egstad
ELEMENT. – Kendrick Lamar
Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
In Da Club – 50 Cent

DJ Dan Davis
Move To L.A. – Tyga
Insane In The Brain – Cypress Hill
Another Life (The Him Remix) – Afrojack, David Guetta, Ester Dean, The Him

DJ Jae Richie
Wild Thoughts – DJ Khaled, Rihanna, Bryson Tiller
Love Galore – SZA, Travis Scott
Despacito (Remix) – Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber

DJ Josh Woeckener
Luvly – Joakim Karud
Tipsy – Black Shadow, Rupee
Girl – James Deen feat. Clairo
Humble – Crvde feat. Emma Sameth
Welcome To LA – Oliver Tree

DJ Shawn Frady
Stay For It – RL Grime, Miguel
Line Of Sight – Odesza feat. Wynne & Mansionair
Here With You – Lost Frequencies, Netsky
Know No Better – Major Lazer, Travis Scott, Camilia Cabello, Quavo

Inappropriate Wedding Songs That Make You Go Hmm

As wedding DJs, part of our planning process is asking our clients for song requests for their reception. As you can imagine, we see a lot of the same requested tunes. We also get some new tunes that will catch our attention. Every now and then, however, a title or two will be on the list that will have us ponder if it really is appropriate for a wedding (even if the song has a good groove). With that, we present to you a sampling of actual client song requests we’ve been given – “Inappropriate Wedding Songs That make you Go Hmm” (in no particular order).

Inappropriate Wedding Songs That Make You Go Hmm

 

  • I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – U2
  • Bad Day – Daniel Powter
  • 99 Problems – Jay-Z
  • The Thunder Rolls – Garth Brooks
  • Call Me When It’s Over – Chris Brown
  • Lips Of An Angel – Hinder
  • Help – The Beatles
  • I Keep Forgettin (We’re Not In Love Anymore) – Michael McDonald
  • I’m In Luv With A Stripper – T-Pain feat. Mike Jones
  • Goodbye Earl – Dixie Chicks
  • Don’t You Want Me – The Human League
  • I Said I Loved You But I Lied – Michael Bolton
  • Ready To Run – Dixie Chicks
  • Treat You Better – Shawn Mendes
  • Tyrone – Erykah Badu
  • Me & Mrs. Jones – Billy Paul
  • Tempted (By The Fruit Of Another) – Squeeze
  • It’s Wasn’t Me – Shaggy feat. Ricardo Ducent
  • Tip Drill – Nely
  • In The Closet (Part 1- 3464) – R Kelly
  • Before He Cheats – Carrie Underwood
  • Creep – TLC
  • Part Time Lover – Steve Wonder
  • Hit ‘Em Up Style – Blu Cantrell
  • (It’s Too Late To) Apologize – OneRepublic
  • 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover – Simon & Garfunkel

 

These are some doozies, no? If nothing else, we hope it brings a bit of humor to your Monday. What would you add to this list? I know there are some good ones we haven’t listed. Let us know. Want our DJs to give you our feedback on some of your reception song ideas? Contact us with your song titles and we’ll let you know if you’re safe or not. It could make our next blog post – ha!

Top Wedding Sing-Along Songs

We love lists and anything music related that can help our clients. With that in mind, we present to you the Top Wedding Sing-along Songs. If you’re looking for song ideas to give your DJ or band to play, consider these on our list. From our personal experience, they go over really well. Your crowd will instantly engage and it will take your event energy to a higher level.

Top Wedding Sing-Along

In no particular order, here are some of our recommendations:

  • No Scrubs – TLC
  • Piano Man – Billy Joel
  • Closer – The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey
  • FourFiveSeconds – Rihanna, Kaye West and Paul McCartney
  • Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
  • Shout – Otis Day & The Knights
  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
  • It’s Wasn’t Me – Shaggy feat. Ricardo Ducent
  • Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
  • Get Low – Lil Jon & The Eastside Boys feat. Ying Yang Twins
  • This Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan
  • Shots – LMFAO feat. Lil Jon
  • Dynamite – Taio Cruz
  • I Love It – Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX
  • Old Time Rock And Roll – Bob Seger
  • Yeah – Usher feat. Lil Jon & Ludacris
  • Baby Got Back – Sir Mix A Lot
  • Ride With Me – Nelly
  • Mo Money Mo Problems – Notorious B.I.G. feat. Mase and Puff Daddy
  • Work From Home – Fifth Harmony
  • Poison – Bel Biv Devoe
  • Don’t You Forget About Me – Simple Minds
  • I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
  • Girl Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
  • Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
  • Super Freak – Rick James
  • Hot In Herre – Nelly
  • Blow – Ke$ha
  • Timber – Pitbull feat. Ke$ha
  • Give Me Everything Tonight – Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
  • Danza Kuduro – Don Omar feat. Lucenzo
  • Return Of The Mack – Mark Morrison
  • Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  • Hold On – Wilson Phillips
  • Friends In Low Places – Garth Brooks
  • Bust A Move – Young MC
  • Firework – Katy Perry
  • Tuesday – I Love Makonnen feat. Drake
  • I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston

What would you add to this list? Comment below. Need more event or song ideas? Contact us and we’ll be glad to help.

For The DJs: Affordable DJ Furniture by Vision DJ Designs

Disclaimer: We are not endorsed by Vision DJ Designs. From time to time, we find a product or service we use or feel is extremely worth sharing. 

Yesterday we blogged about DJ furniture that we had invested in over the previous 2 years. Fast forward to this past March. The DJ industry received an early Christmas gift – affordable DJ furniture. Right off the bat, you have to know that Vision DJ Designs has owners that get it. Joe Bunn, one of the co-owners of Vision DJ Designs, has been rising in the ranks of the industry elite and has released many educational products for DJs. This is his first foray into the manufacturing business and this product is rock solid.

Joe and and Frank Meldau (the other co-owner of Vision DJ Design) both DJ under Bunn DJ Company out of North Carolina and were tired of DJ’ing on 6 foot skirted banquet tables (sounds familiar). There had to be something better out there…but there wasn’t anything that addressed all their concerns at a reasonable price point. So they built their own and launched DJ Furniture by Vision DJ Designs. In addition to being a DJ, Frank is also a fiberglass expert and has made everything from water slides to giant Christmas balls to sailboats. Joe approached him about making a lightweight, portable, great looking DJ booth, and boom! They did it!

DJ Furniture by Vision DJ Designs

DJ Furniture

 

This product was debuted at the Mobile Beat Las Vegas (an industry show for DJs). Here’s some of the highlights of the piece for us:

Lightweight and portable: This is essential for selling any piece to the the mass DJ market, let alone DJ furniture. Not everybody has a box truck or trailer or extra staff to transport or set-up. This breaks down and fits in two carrying bags. Total weight of the unit is less than 50 pounds. Upon set-up, there are no tools necessary. Takes 5 minutes and you’re ready to rock (I literally sat there with a stopwatch to time it).

Height Specific: One of the things I love about the company is that their product can be sized at the height you want for no additional charge. We have DJs on our team who are over 6 feet tall and some that are at 5 feet or less.  That is a huge disparity that hurts the back of the tall ones and has our shorter DJs reaching for knobs or standing on a box if the height isn’t right. This is a huge win for the DJ industry.

Black or White Color/Customized Top: An advantage for working with a small manufacturer like Vision DJ Designs is that you can get so many things custom at no charge. Black color not your thing and prefer white? Change it. They’ll do it in either color. What if a new DJ controller with different sizing comes out after you buy this DJ furniture? Order a new top only to fit the new controller. This extends the product life of this furniture piece.

All-In-One: The last thing you want to do after spending money on DJ furniture is have cables everywhere. They thought of that too. All the power and speaker XLR plug-ins are hardwired INTO the case.  Genius. 4 cables out of the unit from the front (not in view of the guests) eliminates the need to have to dig inside the unit and thread cables through it.  See below.

DJ Table Vision DJ Designs

 

Affordability: What good is DJ furniture if you can’t afford it?  Out the door, the base price is $999 (no bags). If you get all the bells and whistles (2 carrying bags, pre-wiring and laptop stand), you’re looking at $1899 (and that INCLUDES shipping).

This piece is truly unique and will up your game in front of clients, venues, and vendors! It also shows you care – not just about the performance (that has to be priority number one) but that you also care about the aesthetics. This can increase your value instantly. Give it a look over and order yours today.

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