Dec 262013
 

HuffPost Weddings has The Top 10 Wedding Trends of 2013 by Lover.ly, a popular site for sharing wedding ideas. These popular trends are not going away any time soon but really came into their own this past year.

Photo by Chelsey Boatwright Photography

A few of the popular trends include:

  1. Colorful Decor
  2. Gold Everything
  3. Mint Green

To see the whole list, check out the article at HuffPost Weddings and find more wedding inspiration at Lover.ly.

What do you think will be some of the new wedding trends for 2014? Chime in on our Google+ page to let us know your thoughts.

Sep 192013
 
Bride & Groom First Dance

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.

Enjoy and Share!

Aug 122013
 

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!

Jun 062013
 

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!

Brandywine.Manor.House.Inn.Wedding.Photo, Wedding DJ

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!

Brandywine Manor House DJ, dancing, music, wedding

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!

Wedding Ceremony and Reception Music: The Masters Group DJ Entertainment

Wedding Caterer: Sage Catering

Wedding Venue: Brandywine Manor House Inn

Wedding Flowers: Domenic Graziano Flowers

Wedding Cake: The Master’s Baker

Apr 172013
 

Bride and Groom First Dance

Rachel Clare Photo

Here are the Top 50 Bride and Groom First Dance songs as of April 2013. This list is compiled from weddings across the USA and is updated every month and can be found in our Online Music Database.

What are you dancing to for your First Dance?

If you’re already married, what was your First Dance song?

# ARTIST SONG
1 Mraz, Jason I Won’t Give Up
2 James, Etta At Last
3 Paisley, Brad Then
4 Shelton, Blake God Gave Me You
5 Perri, Christina A Thousand Years
6 Lamontagne, Ray You Are The Best Thing
7 Rascal Flatts Bless The Broken Road
8 Train Marry Me
9 Hayes, Hunter Wanted
10 Lonestar Amazed
11 Adele Make You Feel My Love
12 Mcgraw, Tim My Best Friend
13 Presley, Elvis Can’t Help Falling In Love
14 Mraz, Jason & Colbie Caillat Lucky
15 Buble, Michael Everything
16 Johnson, Jack Better Together
17 Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling
18 Strait, George I Cross My Heart
19 Matthews Band, Dave You And Me
20 Aerosmith I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
21 Green, Al Let’s Stay Together
22 Chesney, Kenny Me And You
23 Clapton, Eric Wonderful Tonight
24 Sinatra, Frank The Way You Look Tonight
25 King, Ben E. Stand By Me
26 Urban, Keith Making Memories Of Us
27 Paisley, Brad She’s Everything
28 Adams, Bryan (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
29 Mcgraw, Tim With Faith Hill It’s Your Love
30 Buble, Michael Hold On
31 Urban, Keith Only You Can Love Me This Way
32 Young Band, Eli Crazy Girl
33 Mccain, Edwin I’ll Be
34 Morrison, Van Crazy Love
35 Bright Eyes First Day Of My Life
36 Jones, Norah Come Away With Me
37 Krauss, Alison When You Say Nothing At All
38 Mccain, Edwin I Could Not Ask For More
39 Righteous Brothers Unchained Melody
40 Snow Patrol Chasing Cars
41 Lynch, Dustin Cowboys And Angels
42 Morrison, Van Someone Like You
43 Gray, David This Years Love
44 Journey Faithfully
45 Morrison, Van Into The Mystic
46 Armstrong, Louis What A Wonderful World
47 Big & Rich Lost In This Moment
48 John, Elton Your Song
49 Thompson Square Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not
50 Newsong Duet With Natalie Grant When God Made You