Baker FL Wedding DJ Brian B | Chelsea and Jesse

When you think of a wedding on the Emerald Coast, a Baker FL wedding probably isn’t one of the first things that comes to mind. But it should. I was honored to be the Baker FL Wedding DJ of choice at Camp Retreat, an amazing venue that features a barn which can fit upwards of 200-300 people. This came in useful since we had over 250+ folks in attendance. Chelsea is the cousin of one of our sales associates and wedding directors, Christen Cowgill, which made the event all the more fun and personal.

Baker FL Wedding DJ

Venue: Camp Retreat, Baker, FL
Ceremony Music: B-Boy Productions
Ceremony Design & Floral: Sheer Elegance Beach Weddings and More
Officiant: Graeme Cowgill
Headliner DJ/MC: DJ Brian B, B-Boy Productions
Photography: Gwyne Gray Photography
Videography: Marion Meggers
Catering: Beth Brant
Cake: Publix Bakery

Florida Barn Wedding Ceremony

 

The ceremony location was a small walking jaunt from the barn and overlooked a lake that created a stunning look!  They handmade the arbor and brought in old school pews to complete the setting. The weather was perfect — not too hot, not too cold and more importantly VERY LOW humidity. Graeme officiated and knocked it out of the park. Musically, the ceremony choices were eclectic. We used some Bethel Instrumental selections from the album “Without Words” for prelude and family/wedding party entrances. The bride came down the aisle to “A Thousand Years” (Piano Guys version) and the wedding party exited to “Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake. How about these doors?

Wedding Ceremony Barn Door Decor

Chelsea (the bride) and I had some great discussions about her and Jesse’s (the groom) vision for their reception. They literally gave me the reigns with one directive, “play amazing music”. That was it.  While I am honored with their trust, it always is a bit daunting at a wedding because of the diverse cultures and age ranges not to mention other “day of” factors – family dynamics, weather, etc. From the time the reception started, it was on! The crowd was seriously ready to throw down. I took one look at Chelsea jamming out during dinner and I knew I was on the right track.

Barn Wedding DJ

 

Once the dancing started, tit packed out pretty quickly!  I could’ve played the Hokey Pokey and it would’ve gone off (disclaimer: I would never play that song – ha). It was all over the map musically (in one stretch I went from Led Zeplin to Luke Bryan to Mo Money Mo Problems) and the crowd ate every song up.

Emerald Coast Wedding DJ

 

Barn Wedding DJ Brian B

Reception Formality Music

    • Grand Entrance (Wedding Party): “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars
    • Grand Entrance (Bride/Groom): “My Best Friend” by Tim McGraw
    • First Dance: “Heaven On Earth” by Lunchmoney Lewis
    • Father/Daughter Dance: “I Loved Her First” by Heartland
    • Mother/Son Dance: “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • Cake Cut: “Sugar” by Trick Daddy
    • Bouquet Toss: “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper
    • Garter Removal/Toss: “Some Kind of Wonderful” by Grandfunk Railroad
    • Last Dance: “Closing Time” by Semisonic

At the end of the night, we did a grand exit with sparklers. By far, one of my favorite weddings in 2017! Congrats Chelsea and Jesse.  Thanks for having me!

Sparkler Grand Exit

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