Maroon 5′s new video for their song “Sugar” is taking the internet and Bride’s wish lists by storm. The band and “Wedding Crashers” director David Dobkin crashed real weddings and surprise Brides & Grooms by singing the song. Guests are confused at first until they realize that it truly is Adam Levine and Maroon 5 right in front of them.
The reactions are priceless and the video includes audio of their reactions along with the music. This is a must-see video to a perfect pop love song. Just think of it as “Wedding Crashers Pt. 2 starring Maroon 5″.
Appleford Estate in Villanova, PA is one of our all-time favorite Philadelphia area wedding venues. The Masters Group has been a preferred Wedding Disc-Jockey there for the last 7+ years. At Appleford, we provide both Ceremony music and sound systems along with wedding reception planning and DJ entertainment.
Below are a few recent Appleford wedding client reviews from our Facebook page.
There is nothing better than a surprise choreographed dance at a wedding. Most times it is the bride & groom, sometimes a bride & father, or the groom & mother. This dance includes a medley of hits by Beyonce, Destiny’s Child, The Backstreet Boys, along with a Persian number performed by the groom and his groomsmen. Sean Rajaee is the groom who pulled this number off for his lucky bride Ariana.
These are always fun to see and are usually entertaining. This group really had it together as some of the groomsmen who flew in had to learn it via YouTube and last minute instruction before the wedding. A terrific job done by all and the crowd went wild!
Trying to narrow down your choices for your First Dance as husband and wife? Then check out this Spotify playlist of the Top 10 First Dance Songs as of September 2013. This list is compiled by DJ Intelligence which tracks music played by Disc-Jockeys across the USA.
It’s always a good idea too know what is popular at the moment. That way you can either go with one of these songs or select something totally different and unique.
My advice to brides and grooms has always been to select a song that has some sort of meaning for them… the night they first met, the first kiss, the moment they knew they wanted to spend the rest of their life with them.
A trend that has been popular over the last few years is the “Surprise” First Dance. This is when the bride and groom begin by dancing to a slow song and then the music switches to a fast song and they begin a choreographed routine. Some are very intricate in their choreography while others are freestyle with the couple just having fun.
Even though the trend has slowed a little, there are still some great choreographed First Dance performances out there. There is no reason why a couple can’t do whatever they want… something silly, funny, awkward.
What really makes it special is when the song that they dance to has some sort of meaning as well. For instance, Raquel Kelly, E! Fashion Police Producer & Creator of the Wedding Blog “I Guess I Do”, recently wrote an article on HuffPost Weddings about her own “Surprise” First Dance and the meaning behind it. Not only does she do a fantastic job of explaining it’s meaning, she has the awesome routine with her husband on video to go along with it.
So, I think that if a bride and groom want to do a “Surprise” First Dance, then go for it. Don’t worry about if it’s not the hottest trend right now or what others may think. Just go out, have fun, and make a memory that you and your spouse will remember for the rest of your lives!
One of the best parts of my job as a wedding DJ is that I get to meet all kinds of great people, from all walks of life, at different stages in their journey to getting married. I met with Michelle & Bobby in the summer of 2012 to discuss their vision for their wedding and how The Masters Group works to make it fun, easy to plan, and memorable. I knew when I met the young couple that this would be a fantastic event and I was right!
The color theme was black and white with pink accents to match the bridesmaids. It looked classy and elegant.
The Wedding Ceremony and Reception was held at The Brandywine Manor House Inn in Honeybrook, PA. A beautiful open setting with multiple outdoor and indoor ceremony sites, the spacious main ballroom, and the new Manor House Barn circa 1794. The Masters Group provided music for the ceremony which was held at The Lakeview site. Once the ceremony was over everyone headed indoors to the main ballroom to enjoy butlered hors d’oeuvres and cocktails from the event’s caterer, Sage Catering. I have been lucky enough to work with the team at Sage at many events and I can truly say, they are the best of the best!
After cocktail hour, the large bridal party was introduced and the bride & groom made their entrance. They danced to Bryan Adams – All For Love for their first dance. The toasts followed by the Maid of Honor (sister of the bride who is a wedding planner and helped plan the event) and Best Man (brother of the groom). Both were entertaining, touching, and from the heart. After dinner the dancing begun as I played a mix of great music selected by the bride & groom along with some dance floor faves that I felt would work after reading the crowd. The group was energetic, fun, and everyone had a great time on the dance floor!
The pink uplighting really added a magical touch to the dance floor as the bride & groom and guests danced the night away.
I want to thank Michelle & Bobby for letting me be a part of their wedding. It was an honor and a lot of fun working with them. Also, thanks to Nancy, Gordon, and Dan at BMHI for a wonderful evening. And last, but not least, to Sage Catering for another fantastic event. We love working with Dana, Ed, Greg, Liz and the team at Sage!
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 30 years since that magical performance of “Billie Jean” introducing “The Moonwalk”on Motown’s 25th Anniversary special.
I can still remember watching it on TV as a 13 year old kid who was raised in a musical household. With a father who was a multi-talented musician, singer, and songwriter, who played in a wedding band for many years, along with my older brothers and sisters musical influences, I was well versed in many genres and styles of music.
My earliest musical memories were of my sister Diane’s 8-track player that she had with “The Beatles” cartridge blairing away. Being the oldest of the bunch, she was the go-to person for what was happening in music, and not just what was on the radio either.
It was the “Off the Wall” album released in 1979 that she had that introduced me to Michael Jackson as a solo artist. With it playing in heavy rotation, I would first hear “Don’t Stop til You Get Enough“, “Rock With You“, and “Off the Wall“… all future Top 10 singles.
In 1982, the “Thriller” album came out around Christmas and was a must have for the holidays. “Billie Jean” was the second single released and the album just exploded. Followed by “Beat It” and “Thriller“, the album became and still remains the best selling album of all time. At that time, music videos became the biggest thing for the music industry. Those three videos were seen everywhere… on TV, in stores, at the mall, skating rinks, etc.
On March 25, 1983 I was watching Michael perform with his brothers, The Jackson 5, on the Motown special and thought that it was good. But then he uttered “Those were some good songs, I love those songs a lot. But I especially… like the new songs”. The beat from “Billie Jean” kicks in and he begins. I’m watching in disbelief as it comes to the part where he magically glides backwards across the stage… and the “Moonwalk” is born.
So, my brothers and I, along with the rest of the world, would try to figure out how he did it and practice it. Even today, there isn’t an event that I’m DJ-ing where I’m playing “Billie Jean” that somebody, whether they’re 7 or 70, is trying to do the “Moonwalk”.
Watch the full clip below of that memorable night via YouTube: