Wedding Spotlight: John & Hannah

This past weekend I had the honor of being part of John and Hannah's big day.  John reached out to me over a year ago because they attended a wedding I was preforming at and he knew right away that I was going to be their DJ too - the only catch, John and Hannah wanted the music to be music to be all songs before the 1990's.  While I initially advised against it, John and Hannah insured me that their friends and family would love it too.  Here is a recap of their wedding reception and a a glimpse into their unique playlist for the night:

The Venue:

Built in 1849, the Oxford Community Arts Center, located on the Miami University campus, was a beautiful site for John & Hannah's wedding reception.  This venue was originally built as one of three women's colleges in the Oxford area.  In it's time it has also served as a women's dormitory for MU students.  The OCAC is part of the national register for historic buildings and is used now for it's theatre, classrooms, studios for local artists, and of course it's ballroom and parlor for private events and weddings.

 Photo: Butler County Visitors Bureau

Photo: Butler County Visitors Bureau

 Photo: DJ Mark Moore

Photo: DJ Mark Moore

 

Cocktail Hour:

As guests arrived they were directed to the North Parlor of the OCAC.  I set up a separate speaker system for this room making the sound in this room perfect for John and Hannah's guests.   As guest enjoyed cocktails and snacks the following songs played:

"My Dearest Darling" - Etta James
"Can I Get a Witness" - Marvin Gaye
"It's a Man's, Man's, Man;s World" - James Brown
"Long Tall Sally" - Little Richard"
"Love Potion #9" - The Coasters
"25 Miles" - Edwin Starr
"B-A-B-Y" - Carla Thomas
"Heaven Must Have Sent You" - The Elgins
"Silly Love Songs" - Wings
"Gimme Some Lovin' " - The Spencer Davis Group
"Knock on Wood" - Wilson Pickett
"December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)" - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
"Be My Baby" - The Ronettes
"Hound Dog" - Elvis Presley
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" - Marvin Gaye
"I'm a Believer" - The Monkees
"Dizzy Miss Lizzy" - Larry Williams
"I Got A Woman" - Ray Charles
"Rescue Me" - Fontella Bass
"My Guy" - Mary Wells
"Something's Got A Hold On Me" - Etta James
"Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" - Marvin Gaye
"Good Golly Miss Molly" - Little Richard
"Can't Get Enough of Your Love Babe" - Barry White
"Hard To Handle" - Otis Redding
"Sweet Soul Music" - Arthur Conley
"Livin' Thing" - Electric Light Orchestra
"Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" - Looking Glass
"Tumbling Dice" - The Rolling Stones
"It Takes Two" - Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston
"Yakety Yak" - The Coasters
"Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard" - Paul Simon 

 Photo: DJ Mark Moore

Photo: DJ Mark Moore

After an hour and a half of cocktail music guests were directed into the main ballroom where the party continued:

Dinner Playlist:
"How Sweet It Is (The Be Loved By You)" - Marvin Gaye
"Love is Here to Stay" - Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
"Fly Me to the Moon" - Frank Sinatra
"Baby Love" - The Supremes
"In The Midnight Hour" - Wilson Pickett
"Nowhere to Run" - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
"These Arms of Mine" - Otis Redding
"You Send Me" - Sam Cooke
"You Really Got a Hold of Me" - Smokey Robinson
"L-O-V-E" - Nat "King" Cole
"Summer Wind" - Frank Sinatra
"Mexico" - James Taylor
"Make Someone Happy" - Jimmy Durante
"Baby I Need Your Loving" - Four Tops
"La Vie En Rose" - Louis Armstrong
"Tenderly" - Ella Fitzgerald
"Come Fly With Me" - Frank Sinatra
"What'd I Say" - Ray Charles
"Try a Little Tenderness" - Otis Redding
"This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" - Natalie Cole
"Proud Mary" - Ike & Tina Turner
"All Night Long (All Night)" - Lionel Richie
"Too Busy Thinking About My Baby" - Marvin Gaye
"Rebel Rebel" - Sue Jorge
"Fooled Around and Fell In Love" - Elvin Bishop
"Can't Take My Eyes Off You" - Englebert Humperdinck
"After the Lovin' " - Englebert Humperdinck
"Sweet Baby James" - James Taylor
"I've Been Loving You Too Long" - Otis Redding
"Kodachrome" - Paul Simon
"You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You" - Frank Sinatra

Special Songs:
Bridal Party Entrance: "Walking On Sunshine" - Katrina & The Waves
Bride & Groom Entrance: "I've Got The World On A String" - Frank Sinatra
First Dance: "Wouldn't It Be Nice" - The Beach Boys
Father/Daughter Dance: "Here For You" - Neil Young
Mother/Son Dance: "What a Wonderful World" - The Ten Tenors
Bouquet Toss:  "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" - Cher

 Photo: DJ Mark Moore

Photo: DJ Mark Moore

Dance Party:
"Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours" - Stevie Wonder
"ABC" - Jackson 5
"You Can't Hurry Love" - The Supremes
"The Twist" - Chubby Checker
"Johnny B. Goode" - Chuck Berry
"Tutti Frutti" - Little Richard
"Brick House" - The Commodores
"Get Down On It" - Kool & The Gang
"I Got You (I Feel Good)" - James Brown
"Dance to the Music" - Sly & The Family Stone
"Lady Marmalade" - Patty Labelle
"You Should Be Dancing" - Bee Gees
"We Are Family" - Sister Sledge
"Reach Out I'll Be There" - Four Tops
"Ain't Too Proud to Beg" - The Temptations
"Everlasting Love" - Carl Carlton
"Girl Just Wanna Have Fun" - Cyndi Lauper
"Give It To Me Baby" - Rick James
"Love Train" - The O'Jays
"Start Me Up" - The Rolling Stones
"Sugar Pie Honey Bunch" - The Four Tops
"Twist and Shout" - The Beatles
"Hooked On A Feeling" - Blue Swede
"At Last" - Etta James
"Stand By Me" - Otis Redding
"Love Me Tender" - Elvis Presley
"Billie Jean" - Michael Jackson
"Get Ready" - The Temptations
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
"Mony Mony" - Tommy James
"It's Your Thing" - The Isley Brothers
"Jump In The Line" - Harry Belafonte
"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" - Elton John & Kiki Dee
"The Way You Look Tonight" - Frank Sinatra (Anniversary Dance)
"Footloose" - Kenny Loggins
"Pour Some Sugar On Me" - Def Leppard
"Come On Eileen" - Dexy's Midnight Runners
"Respect" - Aretha Franklin
"Hang On Sloopy" - Mccoys
"Get Up Offa That Thing" - James Brown
"Boogie Shoes" - KC and the Sunshine Band
"I Wanna Dance With Somebody" - Whitney Houston
"Sweet Home Chicago" - The Blues Brothers
"You Dropped a Bomb on Me" - Gap Band
"Hit Me With Your Best Shot" - Pat Benatar
"It's Tricky" - Run DMC
"I Think We're Alone Now" - Tiffany
"I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" - The Proclaimers
"Your Love" - The Outfield
"Low Riding" - War
"Love Shack" - B52s
"Walk The Dinosaur" - Was (Not Was)
"I Melt With You" - Modern English
"Africa" - Toto
"Dancing Queen" - ABBA
"In The Summertime" - Mungo Jerry
"Hey! Baby" - Bruce Channel
"Shout" - The Isley Brothers
"You Shook Me All Night Long" - AC/DC

Encore: "That's What I Like" - Bruno Mars


I had a great time DJing all of these classic songs for Hannah, John, & their friends and family!  I wish these two nothing but the best.  Thank you both so much for letting me be a part of your big day!


 

Mark MooreComment