Intimate: NYC Wedding Entertainment at The Little Beet Table

Djing and providing NYC Wedding Entertainment always makes for some fun experiences. You see, New York City is known for its over the top weddings and we have definitely entertained our fair share of them. However, every now and then, we get an amazing couple who wants to go for a very intimate wedding experience. That was certainly the case for Adam and Courtney, one of our clients who had their wedding earlier this month. One of our favorite things about the City is the fact there is no shortage of venue spaces that have their own charm and and feel. They selected “The Little Beet Table” in the Flatiron District. They rented out the entire space and it worked perfectly for the 100 or so guests they had in attendance. With a fantastic vendor team, we were able to put together a very memorable experience for our couple of honor.

The Little Beet Table Wedding

Venue: The Little Beet Table, New York, NY
Coordination: Jacqueline Vazquez, Lifetime Events by Jacqueline
Hair And Make-Up: Glam Squad
Florals/Design: Fleurs Du Mois
Headliner DJ/MC: DJ Brian B, B-Boy Productions
Photography: Bobbi Photo
Cake: Billy’s Bakery

Adam and Courtney had an eclectic list of cocktail hour and dinner songs which I sure did appreciate. It spanned the spectrum – pop to indie to R&B to eletronica to some oldies. However, once the dancing started, the genre of choice was definitely 90s Hip Hop and R&B. That is a favorite era of mine so I was up for the challenge to throw down. The dance floor stayed pack the entire night. Such a great time!

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Reception Formality Music

    • Grand Entrance: “Today” by Smashing Pumpkins
    • First Dance: “The Promise” by Sturgill Simpson
    • Father/Daughter Dance: “Heart Of Gold” by Neil Young
    • Mother/Son Dance: “Love Me Like A Rock” by Paul Simon
    • Cake Cut: “Sugar Sugar” by The Archies
    • Last Dance: “Little Person” by Jon Brion

A Spring Rosemary Beach Wedding Venue: Town Hall

Although technically still Winter, we’re going to consider this past weekend a Spring Rosemary Beach wedding. The weather was absolutely perfect and no sign of humidity (stay in hibernation, my friend). Amey and Alexndra gathered 100 or so of their closest family and friends to celebrate with them. Being one of the premier locations for weddings, it’s no surprise that this is a popular wedding venue along 30A. The Town Hall has much to offer. This gorgeous venue is the only spot you’ll need for ceremony and reception, with vendors that move like clockwork transforming the hall from ceremony to reception in under an hour while guests enjoy cocktails on the lawn.

Uplighting Rosemary Beach Wedding

Venue: The Town Hall, Rosemary Beach FL
Coordination: Madison Smiedendorf, Shelby Peaden Events
Hair & Make-Up: Katie Russo Beauty
Rentals: The Big Day Rentals
Florals/Design: Myrtie Blue
Officiant: Officiant Doug
Ceremony Sound Technician and Headliner DJ/MC: DJ Shawn Frady, B-Boy Productions
Decor Lighting: B-Boy Rentals & Event Design
Photography: Lauren Kinsey Photography
Catering: Paradise Cuisine Catering
Cake: Bake My Day

DJ Shawn Frady

DJ Shawn Frady had this group dancing non-stop. Songs of the night were “Formation” by Beyonce and “Antidote” by Travis Scott. Yup, lots of current hip hop and dance tracks on the playlist for this couple!

Reception Formality Music

      • Grand Entrance (Bridal Party): “Cake” by FloRida & 99 Percent
      • Grand Entrance (Bride/Groom): “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers
      • First Dance: “You Are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne
      • Cake Cut: “Formation (edited version)” by Beyonce
      • Garter Toss: “Shape Of You” by Ed Sheeran
      • Last Dance: “Love On The Brain” (edited version) by Rihanna

Rosemary Beach Town Hall Wedding

Eden Gardens Wedding | Keith and Kimberly

What’s not to love about an Eden Gardens Wedding?

If you’re looking for a place in the Florida panhandle that is magical, an Eden Gardens wedding is as close as you’re going to get to it. There are a big couple “ifs”…

  • If it’s not in the summer where there is no air to let the humidity out
  • If it’s not in the winter where you and your guests freeze to death
  • if it’s not raining (which happens 90% of the time in Florida) and you’re walking through a swamp
Eden Gardens State Park

Image courtesy of Clara Mellown Photography

While the weather forecast changed by the day for Keith and Kimberly (initial reports earlier in the week showed a complete downpour), by the time the wedding day hit, it was perfect. Towards the evening, the temperature dipped slightly but not enough to cause any issues. Wedding attendance for a destination wedding in the panhandle typically averages about 100-125 people. For this one, we had upwards of 180. The wedding venue, however, has plenty of acreage to fit just about any guest count.

All about the details

Kimberly contacted us with less than 2 months before her wedding day. With us (B-Boy Productions) and two of our three sister companies, B-Boy Rentals and Event Design (coordination) and B-Boy Photo Booths, we jumped right into it and helped make this wedding come to life. Kimberly is very much like myself (Brian) in being OCD and into the details. We immediately clicked and worked extremely close between our two insane travel schedules (Kimberly lives in Alaska and commutes weekly all over the country and myself, well, if you know me, then you know that airports are my second home as I perform events across the country). For this event, I put on my coordinator hat (which I love to do) and we made some magic happen.

Venue: Eden State Gardens
Coordination: Brian B, B-Boy Rentals & Event Design
Transportation: Beach Party Bus
Hair & Make-Up: Kristi Miller & Amanda Wells Lanier
Rentals: H&M Party and Tent Rentals
Florals: Ben Harris Designs
Officiant: David Pezzoli
Ceremony Sound Technician & Headliner DJ/MC: DJ Dan Davis, B-Boy Productions
Photography: Clara Mellown Photography
Catering: Jeff & Laquita Grimes
Cake: Tara McClung
Photo Booth: B-Boy Photo Booths

Eden Gardens Wedding

Image courtesy of Clara Mellown Photography

The guests had so much love for this couple and smiles like the one pictured above were flashed often at this wedding. What an amazing celebration! Thanks for having us Kimberly and Keith!

Reception Formality Music

    • Grand Entrance: “The time (Dirty Bit)” by Black Eyed Peas
    • First Dance: “God Gave Me You” by Blake Shelton
    • Father/Daughter Dance: “You’re Gonna Miss This” & My Little Girl” by Trace Adkins/Tim McGraw/li>
    • Mother/Son Dance: “My Wish” by The Rascal Flatts
    • Last Dance: “Circles Around Me” by Sam Bush

Destin Beach House Wedding | Rafael & Jenni

 

Can you have a Destin Beach House wedding with 200 guests? Jenni and Rafael’s wedding proved that you absolutely can. Being locals, they had the advantage of scoping out of the site and deciding to use two rental houses that were next door to each other. This allowed them to create different “venues” for different portions of the wedding. The day started off perfect. There was not a single cloud in the sky and the October temperature was nice and cool with very little humidity. The beach ceremony set-up looked amazing.

Destin Beach House Wedding

Photo Courtesy of Paul & Sarah Photography

Venues: Crystal Palace and Villa Princessa, managed by ResortQuest By Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Officiant: US Army Chaplain Dale Dumont
Ceremony Sound Technician & Headliner DJ/MC: DJ Irving G, B-Boy Productions
Photography: Sarah & Paul Photography
Catering: Carabba’s Italian Grill
Cake: Publix
Florals: Flowers from the Heart

Destin Wedding DJ

Photo Courtesy of Sarah & Paul Photography

Irving Gil, our only bilingual DJ/MC on staff, made all the announcements in both Spanish and English due to the blended ethnic cultures being represented. Due to the guest size, we brought in one of our other headliner DJs/MCs, Jae Richie, to assist Irving. Being a former semi-professional dancer, Jae taught some of the guests how to dance to salsa, bachata and merengue so everyone felt included. Everyone had a great time. This was the perfect staff pairing to bring this wedding to the next level.

Miramar Beach House Wedding DJ

Photo Courtesy of Sarah & Paul Photography

Reception Formality Music

    • Grand Entrance (Bridal Party): “Beautiful Day” by U2
    • Grand Entrance (Bride and Groom): “Happy” by Pharrell
    • First Dance: “At Last” by Etta James
    • Mother/Son Dance: “In My Life” by The Beatles

Some notable songs of the night are: Treasure by Bruno Mars, Vivir Mi Vida by Marc Anthony, and Kulikitaka by Toño Rosario. These songs made everyone go crazy. People were dancing the entire night; from before dinner started till we had to stop at 10PM. We love Latin crowds because the music makes everyone want to get out of their seat. We wish Jenni and Rafael a happy and blessed life!

Miramar Beach Wedding DJ

Photo Courtesy of Sarah & Paul Photography

Fonville Press Wedding | Alex & Courtney

Elegant and Casual: A Fonville Press Wedding

If I had to describe a Fonville Press wedding reception, I’d say it’s like throwing an epic party in the nicest backyard you’ve ever seen or been to. There’s a very relaxed yet elegant feel to it. For Alex and Courtney, they articulated their wedding vision as “formal with a casual atmosphere”. This place nails it on all counts.

Fonville Press Wedding

Image Courtesy of Pure 7 Studios

Their ceremony took place on the beach. Country music was the genre of choice for the prelude to the processional. The new made-for-wedding song “I Get to Love You” by Ruelle ushered in Alex and the Bridal Party. Courtney’s processional march was punctuated by the classic “Canon in D”. The wind calmed as Courtney’s aunt, Sister Barb, presided over the ceremony. After the First Kiss as husband and wife, they greeted their guests to “All You Need Is Love by The Beatles.

Alys Beach Wedding

Image Courtesy of Pure 7 Studios

Details of this Fonville Press Wedding Held in Alys Beach

Venue & Wedding Coordination: Alys Beach
Officiant: Sister Barbara Ann Zeller
Ceremony Sound Technician & DJ/MC: Josh Weck, B-Boy Productions
Photography: Pure 7 Studios
Catering: Townsend Catering

The reception was filled with a heartfelt welcome from the Father of the Bride, a taco and queso bar as part of dinner, one written and one off-the-cuff toast, and the sense that everyone was there to celebrate Alex & Courtney. An eclectic assortment of music painted the soundtrack for the night ranging from country to an island/beachy sound to alternative to Top 40 and party classics. The wide range of music ensured that no one attending felt out of place or forgotten. This was the first wedding I’ve (Josh W) done where they wanted to ensure specific slow dances were incorporated in the open dance sets. It truly won over the guests.

Fonville Press Wedding DJ

Image Courtesy of Pure 7 Studios

Reception Formality Music

  • First Dance: “Sunday Kind of Love” by Etta James
  • Father/Daughter Dance: “Daddy’s Angel” by T Carter Music
  • Mother/Son Dance: “Through The Eyes of Love” by Melissa Manchester
  • Cake Cut: “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” by James Taylor
  • Bouquet Toss: “I Feel Like a Woman” by Shania Twain
  • Last Song: “The DJ Got Us Falling In Love” by Usher & Ne-Yo
Alys Beach Wedding DJ

Image Courtesy of Pure 7 Studios

Rosemary Beach Wedding Venue, The Pearl on 30A | Kate & Stephan

Although The Pearl on 30A has been around for a few years, it was our first wedding on the Pool Deck Cabana since the renovation. If your dream wedding doesn’t involve a large crowd, we can’t more highly recommend this intimate, elegant, and overall unique setting at Rosemary Beach! A ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, and reception can all be accommodated and the staff impressed us with their constant attentiveness to the event and that of the guests. DJ’ing there this past weekend was a memorable experience for all, and we hope we’ll have the pleasure of doing so again soon.

The evening was a perfect blend of classy and casual, elegant and exuberant. Kate and Stephan’s Grand Entrance drew cheers from not only their guests but also from patrons of the nearby hotel restaurant. By the end of the couple’s photo-worthy First Dance, love was thick in the air! That atmosphere never waned through the spirited Parent Dances, Cake Cutting, and an Anniversary Countdown that filled the dance floor with happy couples offering their well-wishes to the newlyweds.

The Pearl on 30A

Details on this Rosmary Beach Wedding Held at the Pearl on 30A

Venue, Catering & Wedding Coordination: The Peal – Rosemary Beach, FL
Officiant: Eric Partin, B-Boy Productions
DJ/MC: Josh B, B-Boy Productions
Floral Design: Nouveau Flowers
Photography: Dear Wesleyann

DJ Josh B kicked the festivities into high gear with classic 90’s R&B dance anthem “This is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan. This was one of the many “must play” song selections provided by the bride and groom, who were very aware of their crowd’s taste — because every selection was a hit! The dance floor never emptied as DJ Josh B mixed the couple’s playlist with guest requests and kept the party going for hours straight.

Reception Formality Music

  • Grand Entrance (Bridal Party): “Let’s Get It Started” by Black Eyed Peas
  • Grand Entrance (Bride & Groom): “Marry You” by Bruno Mars
  • First Dance: “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Haley Reinhart
  • Father/Daughter Dance: “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra
  • Mother/Son Dance: “Find Your Wings” by Mark Harris
  • Cake Cut: “Pour Some Sugar On Me” by Def Leppard
  • Bouquet Toss: “I Feel Like a Woman” by Shania Twain
  • Last Song: “The Best is Yet to Come” by Frank Sinatra & Ne-Yo

Rosemary Beach Town Hall Wedding | Jack & Alex

A Rosemary Beach Town Hall wedding is one of the most intimate weddings available on the Emerald Coast. We’ve seen it laid out in just about every type of configuration. However, for Jack And Alex, they used it a bit uniquely. They started with the cocktail hour indoors and then moved everyone outdoors for dinner. After dinner and toasts, they brought everyone back indoors for dancing.

Rosemary Beach Town Hall Wedding

Wedding at Rosemary Beach

The Details:

Venue: The Rosemary Beach Town Hall – Rosemary Beach, FL
Wedding Coordination: It’s A Shore Thing
Cocktail Hour & Reception DJ/MC: Brian B, B-Boy Productions
Floral Design: Florals By The Sea
Catering: Townsend Catering
Photography: Lauren Kinsey

For cocktail hour, we kept the music to standards/jazz. I rarely get those types of crowds so it was nice change! I moved locations to the lawn for the dinner where the music started mellow and then gradually grew in tempo and energy. Guests were signing along and tapping there toes throughout.

Rosemary Beach Weddings

Though this was a very intimate crowd of 60 people, they threw down when it was time to party inside. This venue makes it feel full which was ideal for this wedding. It wasn’t just the young kids partying either. I was actually able to get the father of the bride to do some “fist pumping”. Ha! With the weather nearly perfect, this was one of the prettiest weddings I’ve had all year long. Thanks Jack and Alex for having us!

Rosemary Beach Wedding DJ

Reception Formality Music

  • Grand Entrance (Bridal Party): “Feel So Close” by Calvin Harris
  • Grand Entrance (Bride & Groom): “Marry You” by Bruno Mars
  • First Dance: “La Vie En Rose” by Louis Armstrong
  • Father/Daughter Dance: “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw
  • Mother/Son Dance: “Forever Young” by Rod Stewart
  • Cake Cut: “Sugar” by Maroon 5
  • Bouquet Toss: “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Last Song: “Time Of Our Lives” by Pitbull & Ne-Yo

Top 5 Wedding Toast Tips For Engaged Couples

One of the biggest wedding trends of 2016? Toasts! Lots of toasts!!! We’re seeing couples wanting anywhere from 6-10 toasts at their wedding, whereas in the last few years, we’d average between 2-3 toasters. With that in mind, we wanted to give our engaged couples our Top 5 Wedding Toast Tips to help them navigate the toasting process (remember this toasting story?).

Wedding Toast Tips

Wedding Toast Tips From the Pros

DJ Josh B and DJ Shawn, two of our associate DJs who have performed over a few hundred weddings between them and can offer tons of Wedding Toast Tips, delve into this topic on our latest video blog. Please know that we want to be sensitive to your vision for the big day, while at the same time, allowing you to leverage our years of experience. With that type of collaboration, you’ll be setting yourself up for a fantastic wedding reception. We had a recent wedding where the couple “knew their toasters” and estimated that the 10 they had on the schedule would only take about 5 minutes. We tried to encourage them with some of these tips, but at the end of the day, they wanted to proceed having all 10 in row. After 45 minutes from toaster #1, we had time for 1 dance song. The venue had a strict cut-off time which required us to turn off the amplified sound after that first dance tune. Instead of a nice landing into the Grand Exit, it was a harsh brake. We did our best to hype up the “after party” scheduled to take place at the local bar after the reception but you could see the disappointment on the guests’ faces not to mention the bridal party and our bride/groom. We have put together this video with the hope that no couple or a couples’ crowd has to go through something like that.

Sandestin Beach Club Wedding | Reagan & Robin

There’s a little gem on the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort called the Sandestin Beach Club, and A Sandestin Beach Club Wedding is one of the best ways to tie the knot on the Emerald Coast. It’s a members only club, however, in the Fall/Winter, it can be used for weddings and private events. This is now one of our favorite spots. It has an intimate feel despite the massive property size. For Reagan and Robin’s wedding this past weekend, they had a guest count of about 100 people. The ceremony took place on the beach and the cocktail hour and reception was held on the pool deck. Like clockwork, the weather turned from Summer to Fall the day prior to their wedding so the humidity was dialed back considerably from September’s heatwave.

Sandestin Beach Club Wedding

The Details on Reagan and Robin’s Sandestin Beach Club Wedding

Venue: The Beach Club, Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort (of course)
Wedding Coordination & Floral Design: Brian B, B-Boy Rentals & Event Design
Ceremony Music & Reception DJ/MC: Josh B, B-Boy Productions
Make-Up: Robin Klag Make-Up Artist
Hair: Yvonne
Photography: Keegan & Robby with Admoni Photography
Cake: Holy Cakes

For this venue, it’s ideal to have two entertainers. Brian (himself a DJ) assisted Josh, allowing him to get out in the crowd for announcements and make the toasts flow a little easier instead of having to run back to the booth to add music. Once the dancing kicked off, the crowd was ready to party! Josh had them dancing to just about everything he played.

Reception Formality Music

  • Grand Entrance (Bridal Party): “I’ve Got This Feeling” (Instrumental) by Justin Timberlake
  • Grand Entrance (Bride & Groom): “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Wonder
  • First Dance: “I Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley
  • Father/Daughter Dance: “My Girl” by The Temptations
  • Mother/Son Dance: “Never Alive” by Jim Brickman feat. Lady Antebellum
  • Cake Cut: “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” by The Supremes
  • Last Song: “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey
  • Grand Exit: “On My Way” by Rusted Root

Hot New First Dance Wedding Reception Song for Fall 2016

Every year you’re almost guaranteed to have one new track that makes it as that year’s “Hot New First Dance Wedding Reception Song “. As Wedding DJs, we can spot them pretty quickly. I mean, that’s part of the job right?

Hot New First Dance Wedding Reception Song

Photo courtesy of GwyneMark Photography

Usually, it’s almost always after a Grammy performance, which takes place in February, just before the Spring wedding season begins. I can’t prove that theory scientifically but it sure feels like it’s been that way the past few years. In 2014, it was “All Of Me” by John Legend. Last year, it was, without a doubt, Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”. Up until a few months ago, the top contender for 2016 had been “Die A Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett. This country tune had a lot of the same elements as Ed Sheeran’s track but turned out to have enough crossover appeal that it has been used by a ton of diverse brides and grooms and not relegated to just country music lovers. If you haven’t heard it, check it out below.

But then a song came along that has been slowly gaining momentum over the last month or so. I never saw it coming to be honest. It’s categorized as a “folk” genre track but definitely appeals to the masses. This artist has had a ton of tracks placed in television shows and films like The Loft, Revenge, The Originals, Sleepy Hollow, Reckless, and DaVinci’s Demons (just to name a few). This is her first single to have such mainstream success. Have we kept the suspense going long enough? Well, you’ll have to wait a while longer and get the title/artist through the video below. Let us know if you think this has what it takes to dethrone Thomas Rhett as 2016’s wedding song of the year. Enjoy!

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