Category Archives: Wedding

Graeme Park Wedding

We consider ourselves lucky to have been involved in this rustic Graeme Park wedding. It was an overcast Saturday morning on the first of October, 2016, and it looked like it might rain for the outdoor ceremony, but the weather held out, at least until the cocktail hour, which was moved into the tent. The venue and caterer were well coordinated and the celebration went off without a hitch. We highly recommend this wedding venue and the talented wedding vendors we had the pleasure of collaborating with.
Giant Jenga - Graeme Park

Graeme Park Wedding Vendors

Venue: Graeme Park

859 County Line Rd, Horsham, PA 19044
Contact Beth MacCausland, Certified Wedding Planner, to show you around this great wedding venue. The historic 1722 Keith House and rustic 1830s barn make a great backdrop for a tented wedding. For our wedding, there were a bunch of stations set up outside the tent, including a cigar bar, and lawn games like ring toss, corn hole, tic tac toe, and giant jenga. Words alone can't do this venue justice. Click here to see photos by Wedding Photographer Magi Kernan.

Caterer: Red Cedar Grille

249 Bethlehem Pike Colmar, PA 18915 Contact: Catering

Officiant: Reverend Lisa Bruecks reverendlisa@verizon.net

Reverend Lisa, a great wedding professional, came early in order to do a sound check. She conducted a sweet, meaningful, and brief wedding service.

Photographer: Magi Kernan

Magi's photography captured the fun and magic of this rustic Graeme Park wedding. The day itself was a little drizzly and overcast, but somehow, Magi made all the pictures sparkle. See pictures from this wedding and others at her website.

Special Songs

Procession: Across the Universe - Piano Cover
Bride Procession: The O'neill Brothers Group Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Recession: Alan Jackson Livin' on Love
Wedding Party Entry: Hank Williams Jr - Family Tradition
Bride and Groom Entry: WWE John Cena - The Time Is Now
First Dance: Don Williams - I Believe In You
2nd Dance: Chris Stapleton - Tennesee Whiskey

Here comes the bride!

Cocktail Hour

Country Cocktail Hour

First Dance

Second Dance

This is when the wedding guests are invited to join the bride and groom on the dance floor for a slow dance immediately after the first dance.

Getting down on the dance floor!

photos by magdalenakernan.com

Community Arts Center Wedding

So much fun!

Here’s the highlight reel:

Here’s what the groom had to say after the wedding:

In a few words, Adam is the MAN. Such a great personality, excellent taste in music and wonderful to work with.

He was very proactive in our wedding planning (directly communicating with the wedding party, providing the evening agenda for our other vendors, simple yet effective forms for our music/timeline organization, etc.) He really helped us along in all aspects of the wedding planning.

His slogan says it all “I’ll listen to you and play the music you love”. We truly personalized our wedding through a collective effort in making our playlists for the cocktail and dinner hours and then left the dance party in his hands – and boy did he deliver.

He loves what he does and that really shines through when he’s manning that DJ booth. Highly recommended for any occasion. I’ll definitely stay in touch with him; I loved talking music together.

Book this man!

The love is mutual, and we’re still in touch!

#AllCorrect at the Community Arts Center #weddingdj

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The ceremony was outside near the castle.

Here’s a DJ’s-eye-view. We set up off to the side, so you couldn’t see us, or the speakers. We set up a wireless microphone on a stand for the officiant, and a conductor’s stand for his notes.

Cocktail Hour at the Community Arts Center Wedding

The cocktail hour was also outside, a little closer to the building. We had additional speakers set us so we were able to play continuously from the pre-ceremony through the end of the cocktail hour.

Listen to the Cocktail Hour Mix


Click here for the liner notes.

The First Dance

Wedding Vendors

Venue: Community Arts Center

A gorgeous venue! There’s a garden with a Rapunzel Tower outside, and an art gallery on the inside. It’s a fairy-tale setting. Find out more on their website.

Catereing: Jeffrey A. Miller

Actually, the caterer on site if you choose this location is Craig Zeserman. He’s a pleasure to work with – a real pro! More info on their website.

Photography: JPG Photography

We were lucky enough to work with Stacey Moore. You can see more of her gorgeous photography and find booking information on their website.

The Music from the Community Arts Center Wedding

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Full Playlist

Some of the songs aren’t available on Spotify. See the full playlist at Serato.

Pre Procession

These unique tracks were individually selected by the groom:

  • Jon Brion – Phone Call (Eternal Sunshine Soundtrack)
  • Bibio – Lover’s Carvings (First 1:25)
  • Black Sabbath – Fluff
  • Eric Clapton – The Girl In Pith Helmet
  • Yes – Mood For A Day

Special Songs

Wedding Party Procession:
King Crimson – Improv: Daniel Dust

I actually bought it on a discy disc!

There’s no way to buy a digital copy of this rare King Crimson live track. But it was for an important moment, the wedding procession. I bought it on a disc, because I want to make sure that it plays perfectly.

Does anyone remember how to get the wrapper off these things? #KingCrimson #WeddingDJ

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Bride Procession:
The Vitamin String Quartet – Hoppipolla (Sigur Ros)

Wedding Recession:
Frank Zappa Happy Together (From Live At Fillmore Album)

Wedding Party Entrance:
Lyle Workman/Bootsy Collins Super What?

From the Superbad soundtrack. McLovin’!

Bride and Groom Entrance:
Beer Tone – You’re The Best Around

From The Karate Kid!

Woman’s Club of Bala Cynwyd Wedding

This wedding was planned via long distance.  The couple lives in Boston, but they got married in the Philadelphia area so their friends and family could celebrate with them.  We met a few times via Google Hangouts, and shared information via email and Google Spreadsheets. The wedding RSVP cards had a blank space for requests, so the music was reflective of everyone present.

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Knowlton Mansion Wedding

Reviews of Knowlton talk about the outdoor space, but on this particular wedding day, it was raining, so the whole event was indoors. Cocktails were served in the mansion, and guests were free to wander into all the interesting rooms. We were able to provide sound for this location by placing a speaker at the top of the stairs with the cocktail hour mix.

The reception was in a large modern hall with a high ceiling. We were able to fill the room with great sound from our station in the corner of the room. Guests were dancing the whole night to classic rock, pop, old-school, crunk and sing along favorites. The bride and groom made their grand entry to The Darkness – I Believe In A Thing Called Love, and they closed the night with Friends in Low Places! Continue reading Knowlton Mansion Wedding

Long Beach Island Wedding

If This Isn’t Nice, I Don’t Know What Is

The bride and groom rented an entire Bed and Breakfast for the weekend: The Island Guest House in Beach Haven, NJ.  The wedding, including the ceremony took place in a tent right beside the house.  The weekend was rainy, but the guests were energized and not a single drop fell throughout the reception.

As guests were getting settled into their seats, Trevor Collins played acoustic guitar plugged into our system.  A friend of the couple conducted the  brief, touching and beautiful ceremony.  At one point all the guests joined him in repeating the famous words of Kurt Vonnegut, “If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.”

LBI Wedding
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Beth Elohim Wedding

Congregation Beth Elohim, Park Slope, Brooklyn
Sunday of Labor Day Weekend 2014

Brooklyn Style

The bride and groom started working on their playlist nearly a year before the wedding started. Their initial Spotify playlist had very distinct selections from across the musical spectrum. It included songs by Arcade Fire, Jackie Wilson, KT Tunstall, Talking Heads, Destiny’s Child, No Doubt, Jens Lekman, Outkast, James Taylor, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Dire Straits, Mos Def, Usher, M.I.A., The Cure, The Roots, Jay Z, Amy Winehouse, Beck, TLC, and Stevie Wonder.

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Indian Spring Country Club Wedding

Multi-Cultural Wedding With Style

This wedding at the Indian Spring Country Club celebrated the union of an Indian bride and Korean Groom. It was planned at a distance: the bride and groom live in California, but the wedding was held in New Jersey, close to the bride’s family. All the meetings and conversations took place over the phone or using Google Hangouts for video conferencing. The bride wanted to include some Bollywood hits and provided a list of songs that she and her family like. The groom’s music was from his college days where he and his friends used to host excellent parties. The combination made the wedding a memorable experience for everyone involved. Continue reading Indian Spring Country Club Wedding

Spring Hill Manor Wedding

Classic Rock on Records

This wedding took place on a gorgeous day in late June at Spring Hill Manor in Rising Sun, MD.  It was fun planning the music with the bride and groom. The couple asked for a lot of classic rock, and even brought some of their favorite records with them to the wedding.  I was so inspired by their vinyl collection, I surprised them a copy of Salt-N-Peppa’s “Whatta Man” on a record.  Through the night, I was able to switch over to vinyl for a some songs,  including “Golden Years” by David Bowie and “We’ve Only Just Begun” by The Carpenters.

For the full digital playlist for the night, click here.

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Hotel Monaco Wedding

This fun wedding was at the recently opened Hotel Monaco, a Kimpton Hotel, diagonally across from Independence Hall in Philadelphia.  The bride and groom both work at nationally recognized, innovative Jewish start up organizations. Musically, they wanted a lot of energy and dancing, particularly when they made their post-ceremony entrance. 
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New Hope Wedding

I met the couple six months before their wedding. At our first meeting we discussed their musical likes and dislikes.  We talked about the wedding itself: how many people, who will be in the room, what they envision happening on that day.  After thinking about the guests and the flow of the wedding, we turned our attention to music. When they shared their love for Society by Eddie Vedder, I knew it was going to be a special wedding. Continue reading New Hope Wedding