Written By: Harry McCloskey
I was so happy when Dante contacted me about having In The Mix DJ his wedding! He saw us in action at his sister Maria’s wedding back in 2012. When talking with Dante and Cristen about their wedding, it may have been the easiest planning I’ve ever dealt with. They were so nice and easy to work with! I told his sister at the wedding that Dante is probably the nicest guy I’ve ever met in my life! He’s one of them people I just can’t picture getting mad. Then when I met Cristen it all made sense to me, because she seems like she’s the same exact way! I see a lot of happy brides and grooms over the years, but this particular couple really seemed like they found their one true match. I couldn’t be more happy for the two of them!
When we arrived at the Blue Mountain Resort , we could already tell why the couple chose this location for their wedding, THE VIEW!! It was AMAZING! The venue was seriously breathtaking. Everything from the set up for the ceremony, to the exquisite room for the reception, plus the outside balcony overseeing all the mountains was such a delight!
As the reception started, I was really impressed with DJ Saint James dinner music selection. He played a great mix of Motown and alternative rock along with some Dave Matthews as both the bride and groom are big DMB fans! When we finally got ready to open the dance floor, the guests were more then ready to bust a move! Within 20 minutes or so, one of the groomsman handed me a bottle and tried to explain to me his idea. Little did he know that “Spin the Bottle” on the dance floor is one of my favorite things to get the guests going. This night however I don’t think I was expecting what I saw. Not only were people of all ages out of their seats in a huge circle on the dance floor, but some older ladies out there had my mouth dropped to the floor with their moves, and just when I made an announcement that we were going to end the game, the last person it landed on was ayounger guy in his 20s who jumped out doing backflips and crazy dance moves! It was an exciting sight to see! Another cool moment of the night was when we played “Goodman Brown” a song that was recorded by one of the groomsman Mike Maguire.
The entire day was just a total success! It makes my job so much easier when I get to work with other true professionals who love their job. As soon as we got there, we met with Meg de Jesus who the Wedding Coordinator at Blue Mountain. She’s new to Blue Mountain, but I would never know it if she didn’t tell me! She not only showed us around the large resort, but she was very helpful with things throughout the night! We look forward to working together more as I happy to say that ITMEG is now part of their preferred vendor list! We also got to work with Kevin and Megan from Kevin Kramer Photography. They both had great personalities and sense of humors and we all hit it off immediately. We definitely had a blast working side by side with them all night! I only got to see a couple shots so far but excited to see the rest of their work! I would definitely recommend using Kevin Kramer Photography for any upcoming weddings!
At the end of the night, we felt we created exactly what the bride and groom pictured their wedding night to be: A fun, unforgettable experience with their closest family and friends dancing the night away. I want to give a special Thank You to Dante and Cristen. It means so much to have us be a part of your special day and it was seriously an honor to work with you two! Congratulations again, and we can’t wait to book your next event!