Take A Picture

I did a wedding 2 weeks ago and introduced to a neat little app called WedPics. See below for the link to get this free app from either Google Play or iTunes.

Google Play Store | iTunes Store

It was actually a really cool, really neat idea for wedding photos. While your guests are at your reception, having a great time, dancing and drinking and pulling crazy shenanigans, they are also taking pictures and uploading them to the WedPics app. Your guests can share their memories automatically with everyone else.

Even cooler than that?!?! You get a computer set up with a project and run a dynamic and instantaneous slide show of all the photos people take and upload to the app.

Even cooler than that?!?! You have access to all the photos after your wedding to print and post the cream of the crop, the best of the best, preserving memories as they happen. I would highly recommend you check out this app for your wedding.

Did you know that SOUNDfonix offers projector and screen rental for the evening? You should ask about that when you book us for your next event.

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Take Me To Church – June 24, 2017

It’s really interesting the little differences between weddings: Church v JP, Outdoor v. Indoor; Small v. Large.  No two weddings are the same, and there’s no right or wrong way to do it. As far as weddings are Iconcerned, the end justifies the means; the end result being that you’re married. That’s the goal, isn’t it?

That being said, I got to do two things I haven’t done in a long time: attend a ceremony in a church and mic a live musician. Each will be accompanied by something not everyone knows about me.

Church Wedding

The first isn’t incredible, after all, I was raised Catholic. (That’s the first thing not everyone knows about me) But it seems relatively rare these days,

Outdoor church ceremony at St Albert Catholic Church
Outdoor church ceremony at St Albert Catholic Church

90% of the ceremonies I provide music for are performed by JPs. The last church ceremony I did was about a year at St. Joachim French Catholic Parish. A beautiful old parish in downtown Edmonton.

 

The church I was at this past weekend (June 24) was St Albert Catholic Church. It features a beautiful grotto behind the main building for outdoor weddings.

Live Musician

 

The second happens a lot less frequently (maybe once every couple years): I got to mic a live musician. The other thing most people don’t know about me is that I was trained (early in my career) as an in-studio sound engineer; mixing vocals, music, sound effects, using effects and EQ to get the most out of sound and the room. Or in this case, the open air.  While this is something that doesn’t happen very often, it is something that I am still familiar with. Any experienced and qualified DJ should be able to EQ or set up speakers and mics appropriately for any kind of room. A good DJ will also take decibel readings of a room to ensure no guests is enduring painfully loud audio.

These are all things that SOUNDfonix can for your wedding… and provide a kick ass party. Check out this review from the groom at  June 24 wedding!

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All The Small Things

Being a DJ, I have been to many weddings. Some have themes, some do not.

I think themes are great! If there’s something that you love enough and its a major part of who you are, I say “Go for it!”

But a word from the wise, it’s the small things that really pull a theme of an event together.

I love little subtle touches of a theme, like this one I did just a few weeks ago.

The colours where a muted pink with white and the theme of the wedding was very subtly pulled off as a Disney inspired.

The first thing guests saw when they entered was a tastefully decorated sign-in table where they were asked to sign a little piece of card stock shaped like Mickey’s ears and Disney signature-esque ‘Guestbook’ sign.

 

As I began setting up, I clued into just two more little Disney-inspired elements:

1) On the headtable, there was another Disney signature-esque ‘Mr and Mrs’ sign. Very cute and nice touch for the head table.

 

 

 

2) The centerpieces were a Mickey Mouse style head resting on a clear glass stand.

This is an example of how to subtly incorporate a theme into the biggest day of your life. Haveing clear but subtle theme allowed me as a DJ to work in a few Disney songs into the dinner music without pushing it over-the-top. I snuck “Be Our Guest”, “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”, “A Whole New World” and,  “So This is Love”, among others into the dinner music.

Entrance Song Ideas

Here’s a pretty good starting list of songs from the past few decades that are suitable for Grand Entrances. There’s some dancey stuff, there some rock stuff. You can really pick anything you want. I generally tell people to try to keep it upbeat and fun. Pick something that matches you as a couple, something that means something. Have some fun, you’re MARRIED! Life is too short to not be yourselves and let loose.

This is intended as a start to your research. Keep looking.

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2001 Space Odyssey (Also sprach Zarathustra) – Alex North
Bang Bang – Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Manaj
Canon in D – Pachelbel
Chapel of Love – The Dixie Cups
Chariots of Fire – David Foster
Desert Rose – Sting
Eminence Front – The Who
Enter Sandman – Metallica
Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
Feel Good Inc – Gorillaz
Get Ready for This – 2 Unlimited
Good Vibrations – Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch
Happy – Pharrell Williams
I Feel Good – James Brown
I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness
I’m Too Sexy – Right Said Fred
I’m Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves
James Bond Theme – Monty Norman
Joy to the World – Three Dog Night
Lean On – Major Lazer & DJ Snake
Lets Get Ready to Rumble – Jock Jams
Love and Marriage – Frank Sinatra
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Mission Impossible Theme – Danny Elfman
Night Fever – Bee Gees
Pickin up the Pieces – Average White Band
Praise You – Fatboy Slim
Puttin on the Ritz – Taco
Rock n Roll Pt.2 – Gary Glitter
Rocky Theme – Rocky Soundtrack
Romeo & Juliet Theme – Henry Mancini
Shut Up and Dance With Me – Walk The Moon
Sirius (Chicago Bulls Theme) – Alan Parsons Project
Songbird – Kenny G
Soul Bosa Nova (Austin Powers Theme) – Quincy Jones
Star Wars Theme Soundtrack – John Williams Orchestra
Stolen Dance – Milky Chance
Sugar – Maroon 5
The Imperial March – John Williams Orchestra
Time Of Our Lives – Pitbull & Ne-Yo
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson
Walk Like an Egyptian – Bangles
Walk This Way – Aerosmith
Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) – Silento