Our wedding DJ, TNT Mobile DJ Troy Cook, had two missions to accomplish at our wedding: #1. Adhere to my Do Not Play/Must Play (because nobody wants to make little Filipino girls angry, just ask my hubby!) and #2. Attempt to get our families of non-dancers to get on the dancefloor. We warned Troy, and he accepted the challenge. Fortunately for him, he succeeded. Mission: Accomplished. I’m Filipino, my husband is Hispanic, yet our families have something strange in common: neither sides of our families dance. I’m pretty sure my side enjoys the siesta instead of a fiesta (though we do enjoy a good feasta). Anyway, one my favorite parts of planning our wedding was choosing music. I like music from different decades (particularly 50s, 60s, and 80s), so it was quite difficult trying to whittle down my list to just a few. What was easy was choosing my “Do Not Play List.” Troy provided us a handy dandy list, and I immediately ruled out such wedding *favorites* as The Chicken Dance, Macarena and YMCA. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate these songs. I just wanted this to be our day, not a day at the ballpark, a typical Filipino party or a night watching the Thunder from Down Under (yes, I’ve been (twice), and yes, YMCA played). The songs we chose for the ceremony were very particular too. Here’s what we chose:
- Wedding Party Procession: In My Life (Instrumental) by Fred Benedetti & Peter Pupping
- Bride Procession: I Can’t Help Falling In Love (Instrumental) by Instrumental Love Songs
- Recession: Just The Way You Are (instrumental) by Vitamin String Quartet
Thankfully, Troy gave us a CD of these fine songs, so I can re-live the day over and over. One song that actually was on my “Do Not Play” list that I actually added to my “Must Play” list was The Twist. To my surprise, I saw my dad, mom, brother and my brother’s girlfriend getting down on the dancefloor. It brought such a smile to my face. That is a moment that always be precious to me. The only other guest who was feeling the vibes was our 4-year-old nephew. That kid was dancing by himself for a good long time. My hubs, sister-in-law and I did share the floor with him when Happy by Pharrell Williams played. I really love this song, by the way. Few things make me truly happy, and this truly does it.
The night ended with We Go Together from the Grease soundtrack. Again, I wanted to choose something close to my heart that would be memorable. It wasn’t just memorable, it was miraculous. Before I could tear up when Troy announced that this was the last song of the night, I looked around and our remaining guests had their hands interlocked and formed a circle around us. My thought was “Is this really happening?!? Okay, cool!” I totally was in the moment (which is not typical for me) and just singing along and dancing around (or what felt to me like dancing but probably looked more like those inflatable flailing arms guys). Many thanks to Troy for making this happen. To me, it was a miracle, and it was something I will never forget.
Please hit up TNT Mobile DJ Troy Cook for all your DJ, lighting, audio/video needs. His prices were good (within the same price range or lower than other DJs) and the communication was excellent. He responded to my e-mails so quickly that it seemed like I hadn’t even hit “Send” yet when his reply came through. That really set him apart from all of our vendors and other businesses in general. He adhered to my song lists, and threw in ones that I also would have approved. Thanks Top Notch Troy!