07 Jun Wedding at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse
Sean and Maggie had a fabulous wedding at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse! First off, I really like this venue for the great views, wonderful service, and the waterfront location. Sean and Maggie chose the California Room for the reception. The California Room is a spacious room with great city views, as you can see below.
For the cocktail hour, they used the outside patio and adjoining Harbor View Room. Following cocktail hour, they had a receiving line to enter the California Room.
After everyone was inside the California Room, we did the grand entrance and first dance. Sean and Maggie did a very nice choreographed dance to “This Magic Moment” by The Drifters! Check it out below!
Following the lovely first dance, we had dinner and then toasts. I also did amber up-lighting which looked great once the sun went down!
For the dance time, I played a wide mix of music ranging from Van Morrison to The B52’s to Bruno Mars. We had a variety of ages there until the end, so I mixed it up so everyone got to hear something they could dance to. It was a fun crowd, and the bridesmaids were very lively. I made sure to play some requested Spice Girls and Backstreet Boys, which they really got into! Of course Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” is always a big hit with all the age groups. It was one of the hottest songs of the night!
I played “Twist and Shout” by The Beatles, which is always a popular classic, early on.
The most popular song of 2015 so far has been “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. It’s massively popular on the charts and is the most requested song at weddings right now! I like it, too, because it works really well to mix into a classic funk or similar style music set, and all age groups love it!
For the last dance, everyone got on the floor for “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen. It was such a fun evening, and I’m so happy for Sean and Maggie!
I worked with Holly of Holly Kalkin Weddings! She always does an amazing job. You can find her at hollykalkinweddings.com.