Emerald Grande

Brian B Entertains as Wedding DJ at the Emerald Grande Destin Harborview Room

This year I (Brian B) have been booked more and more as a destination event DJ across the country and abroad while growing our New York City operations. When opportunities now come to perform on the Emerald Coast, I relish them. Saturday was no exception. I got back to our Florida regional office performing as a Wedding DJ at the Emerald Grande Destin in the Harborview Room. The Spring weather was exceptional (very little to no humidity). Paired with the amazing Chris Alvarado who handled the ceremony and cocktail hour music, the entertainment was on another level. For an intimate group of 50 guests, this was an extreme musical treat all night and they were blown away. It’s been a few years since I personally worked at the Emerald Grand. One of the things that impressed me the most about the venue is their “pro” client and vendor approach. Cindy and her team couldn’t have been more nice and accommodating to every request of the vendors and the client. In the event industry, this is something that isn’t as common as one would think. Kudos to the Emerald Grande and their team.

Wedding DJ at the Emerald Grande Destin

Venue: Emerald Grande Harborview Room, Destin, FL
Ceremony/Cocktail Hour Guitarist/Vocalist: Chris Alvarado, B-Boy Productions
Headliner DJ/MC: DJ Brian B, B-Boy Productions
Photography: Kansas Pitts Photography
Videography: Silver Shade Studios

One of the things I now appreciate more than ever is that guests were asked to be “present” and not take any photos at the event. This allowed them to soak in every bit of the wedding experience. I honored their request as well and took my picture pre-event. I brought in our plush white facade which accents that room perfectly. With our clean Bose speaker set-up and production lighting, the event was every bit what the bride and groom, Jenny and Greg, had dreamed it would be and more.

Emerald Grande Harborview Room Wedding

Reception Formality Music

    • Grand Entrance (Wedding Party): “Happy” by Pharrell
    • Grand Entrance (Bride/Groom): “Something Just Like This” by The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
    • First Dance: “Every Night” by Tyrone Wells
    • Uncle/Bride & Groom/Mother-In-Law Dance: “Mama’s Song” by Carrie Underwood
    • Mother/Son Dance: “Let It Be” by The Beatles
    • Last Dance: “I Get To Love You” by Ruelle

A Destin Emerald Grande Wedding with Erica and Richard

Destin’s Emerald Grande…a great venue for a wedding.

I had been looking forward to Erica and Rich’s Destin Emerald Grande wedding for a long time, and needless to say I was NOT disappointed! From the moment their guests entered the reception ballroom, they were singing and dancing to the music. And speaking of the ballroom, it was decorated gorgeously, according to Rich and Erica’s vision. Partnering with our rental company for up lighting, we were awash in a very gorgeous shade of purple.

Destin Emerald Grande Wedding

Emerald Grande Destination Wedding

Venue: Emerald Grande, Destin, FL
Coordination: Elegant Beginnings
Officiant: Kim Cannon, B-Boy Productions, Inc.
DJ/MC: DJ Dan Davis, B-Boy Productions, Inc.
Lighting Production: B-Boy Rentals & Event Design
Florals & Design: Florals By The Sea
Photography: Michael K Photography

We created a cool Snapchat filter for them to use throughout their event.

Emerald Grand, Destin Florida

Erica’s family requested Chaldean music, a kind of ethnic folk music with Arabic decent, which was a first for me. I had a blast mixing it in with more contemporary dance music. To top it off, Rich & Erica got one of our party packs which consisted of glow wands, beads, and glow glasses for their guests to play with on the dance floor! I was exhausted in the best way possible after all was said and done.

 

Ceremony Music

  • Bridal Party Processional: “Thinking Out Loud” (Violin and Piano Cover) by Daniel Jang
  • Bride Processional: “Beautiful In White” by Westlife
  • Recessional: “Best Thing” by Anthem Lights

Reception Formality Music

  • Grand Entrance (Bridal Party): “Danza Kuduro” by Don Omar
  • Grand Entrance (Bride & Groom): “Cheeleader” by OMI
  • First Dance: “Yours” (Wedding Edition) by Russell Dickerson
  • Father/Daughter Dance: “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts
  • Mother-In-Law/Son Dance: “Never Alone” by Jim Brickman feat. Lady Antebellum
  • Cake Cut: “Sugar” by Maroon 5
  • Bouquet Toss: “Single Ladies” by Beyonce
  • Last Dance: “Bye Bye Bye” by N’Sync

Weddings at the Emerald Grande in Destin | Wedding DJ Irving G mixes it up

The weather was just PERFECT on this day…especially for a wedding, and we love doing weddings at the Emerald Grande in Destin. The ceremony took place on the beach that you access via the resort’s private ferry. The cocktail hour and reception were all held outside on the Captain’s Deck.

We had one of our more elaborate packages booked for Marc Stepp and Jaclyn Crossno’s wedding. We provided our ceremony sound system rental, ceremony videography services, Cocktail Hour Live Musician services, photo booth and our signature DJ/Emcee Services. The flowers and event design were done courtesy of Blu Event Design & Couture Florals. The cake was provided by Say Cake Bakery.

Weddings at the Emerald Grande

Emerald Grande Wedding Cake

Guests were enjoying the refreshing breeze, noise of the wildlife and the boats sailing by as the bridal party arrived to the ceremony location via the ferry. Everything came together like clockwork. The bridal party walked down to “Marry Me” by Train while Jaclyn and her father were serenaded by a very modern violin cover of Christina Perri’s “1000 Years” by Rachel Pierce.

As guests arrived for cocktail hour on the Captains Deck, our cocktail hour guitarist/vocalist, Dan Austin, kept that laid back vibe going. The beverages were flowing, the Photo Booth was in full operation, and guests were enjoying one another’s company. It was the perfect segue to what was going to be an epic Grand Entrance.

Emerald Grande Cocktail Hour Guitarist Wedding Singer

The bridal party came down the spiral staircase to “Whoomp (There It Is)” by Tag Team. You could see the crowd brimming with excitement. It was a loud erumpent of cheers when Marc and Jaclyn were introduced as “Let’s Get it Started” by Black Eyed Peas blared through the speakers. All the pent up excitement was finally released and the reception had officially started!

Emerald Grande Wedding DJ Booth

As dinner was concluding, I was able to make a few of the kid’s night by playing “In Summer” from the Frozen soundtrack. The bride and groom then danced to an amazing Maroon 5 cover of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together”. Their newlywed love was on full display during that dance as they were laughing and having a good time.

It was time for the open dance set. The song of the night was an oldie but a goodie – “Pour Some Sugar (On Me)” by Def Leppard. The crowd went wild. It took the party up another level. Once the party concluded, you could tell that everyone seemed to have thoroughly enjoyed themselvesThanks Marc and Jaclyn for letting us be a part of your day!

Emerald Grande Decor DJ

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