Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Reception Top 10: #9 The Music

Our grooves were handpicked by me, Tres, and our guests. On our invitations, we included a place in the RSVP section for song requests, and it turned out to be a hit. We made a list of our favorite songs, including many from our guests, and Southern Oaks made sure the DJ was on top of it, playing only the songs on our list. We also didn’t allow guests to request songs at the wedding (I love that Southern Oaks gave us this option). If it wasn’t on our list, it wasn’t getting played (only because you never know what alcohol-infused guests will request. It was a wedding, not a rave or house party :) We wanted to make sure all songs were appropriate.)

Our list was no doubt a winner. How could it not be, playing mostly 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s classics with a heavy emphasis on the “funk and soul” and “80’s” genres. It was CLASSIC and proven to be, as there wasn’t a second in the wedding reception when someone wasn’t on the floor dancing. I saw people who I don’t think I’ve seen dance a day in their life turn into complete “dance machines.”
The last song of the night couldn’t have been better. Honestly, my favorite part of the entire reception was when they finished the night off with “Shout.” Yes, a classic wedding dance song, but I think the entire guest list was out on the floor with me and Tres in the middle getting low and jumping high to “a little bit softer now… a little bit louder now.” And when the song wrapped up and the wedding party picked Tres up over their heads, flat back style, I was laughing until I almost fell out of my dress. But it wasn’t over; they soon picked me up over their heads and did the same. It was the perfect end to a wild, fun, classic, amazing party. Well, almost the end…

Our crowd wanted more, and began chanting “one more song… one more song.” And, Southern Oaks didn’t let them down… they delivered. The final song, Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” had everyone beginning their night rather than ending it (and I’m certain everyone left our wedding and went straight downtown to either a casino or Bourbon Street.)


  1. I love how everyone looks like they're having such a great time! Must have been one FUN and memorable wedding! :)

  2. LOVING all the photos!!! looks like so much fun :)

  3. What a great idea to include song requests in your RSVP! I will have to remember that for the future!

  4. It looked like so much fun! Your photos are great!

  5. Your wedding looks like it was so much fun! You were such a beautiful bride! I am currently planning my wedding and am a Phi Mu too..I can only hope my day turns out as fabulously as yours did! :)

  6. I left something for you on my blog :)