The sound of racing cars flew into the Tufte Center at Road America as Tyler and Alyssa set up for Kurt and Gaby’s wedding reception. The industrial trussing of SoundFire DJ’s Brilliance Option was set facing the front of the dance floor, where two moving heads and four wash lights would be mounted, eagerly waiting to be used for an epic party. We placed sixteen lights to balance out the room, enhance the soft vibe, and flood the walls with a soft blush, rose-gold color. Flower arrangements made by Gaby’s mom, Ginnie, provided the perfect finishing touches of the romantically chic room.
Two subs were set on either side of our DJ booth to provide amazing depth in the music throughout the night. Cocktail music was easy listening while Gaby and Kurt’s guests arrived from the ceremony. Chatter and laughter emulated from family and friends outside as the team from Kirsten Jane Photo captured the magical moments of the day, which included group photos.
Gaby and Kurt gathered their wedding party and entered the reception in grand style. Gaby wore an exquisite gown with a beautifully beaded belt, and her bridesmaids were a vision in all different shades of sangria and rose-gold. Kurt and his groomsman looked very suave in their grey suites as they prepared to escort the bridesmaids in for dinner. Musko the Lakeland University mascot made a surprise appearance for the grand march, followed by Gaby’s co-workers from Engaged Marketing Co. who also wore furry masks for the occasion. Gaby and Kurt surrounded themselves with an incredibly supportive and energetic wedding party who danced and laughed their way to the head table; subsequently, Tyler cued up “Here Comes the Boom!” and the new team entered the reception as husband and wife to an ocean of cheering.
Adult contemporary music included the iconic voices of Frank Sinatra, Nora Jones, and Eric Clapton while Millhome Supper Club served a delicious family-style dinner. Gaby and Kurt kicked off the toasts with gratitude and thanks to their family and friends who gathered on their special day. Gaby’s dad welcomed Kurt officially into the family and lovingly praised his daughter. Gaby’s best friend and Maid of Honor as well as Kurt’s college roommate of four years and Best Man made hilarious and heartfelt speeches brimming with college memories and mischievous times for the books.
Before parent dances, Gaby and Kurt performed their first domestic duty as a married couple: the cake cutting! Tables were efficiently removed from the dance floor as guests admired the two-tiered pastel cake, adorned with white daisies and luscious roses, and enjoyed cupcakes and Dutch treats.
The wedding party joined Kurt and Gaby on the dance floor to get the party started, as “Shake your Tail Feather” played. Tyler mixed right into songs like “Old Town Road,” “Despacito,” “December 1963,” and a lot of Shania Twain in honor of Gaby. The dance floor was packed the entire night. Gaby and Kurt boogied the hours away, until they were booted off during the Anniversary Dance, where we discovered who the longest married couple was. Beyoncé made an appearance during the Bouquet Toss with her song, “Love On Top,” and “Pony” by Ginuwine was played during the Garter Toss.
After a full night filled with Polaroid selfies, delicious cupcakes, and lots of dancing, Gaby and Kurt surrounded themselves with a full dance floor of loving family and energetic friends, as Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” ballad was played as the last song of the night.
Gaby and Kurt, we wish you many years of goofy adventures, epic basketball moments, and love. It was an honor providing music for your amazing family and friends. Thank you for choosing SoundFire DJ.
Wishing you love and music,
SoundFire DJ Creed
SoundFire DJ Creed
Master of Ceremonies, Writer, and Blogger