Sunday, June 27, 2010

Gernale/Kans Wedding 06/27/2010

GGC Productions had an awesome wedding reception last night at the Austin Sheraton downtown. This was the first wedding where I got to use my new LED projector, and I must say, I have really enjoyed using it. It even survived someone dancing and knocking it over! (My stomach dropped when I saw that happen and I raced over to try and catch it.) I used this projector for the lighted monogram which runs right off of a usb flashdrive.

We even set up another projector and rear projection screen on the opposite side of the room for a photo slide show. Needless to say, we had the room covered.

This group really loved line dances, as you'll see from the playlist below. And everyone of them packed the floor with all ages represented.

Right after the introductions of the sponsors, parents of the bride and groom, flower girl and ring bearer, the bridal party, and the Bride and Groom, they went right into their first dance - "Only You Can Love Me This Way" - Keith Urban.
After dinner, cake cutting ("L-O-V-E" by Nat King Cole and "How Sweet it Is" by Michael Buble) and toasts, we went right into the parent dances.
Father/Daughter Dance - "I Loved Her First" - Heartland
Mother/Son Dance - "Stand By Me" - Ben E King
Then the dancefloor opened up and never really emptied:
"I Gotta Feeling" - Black Eyed Peas
"Don't Stop Believing" - Journey
"Forever" - Chris Brown
"Evacuate the Dancefloor" - Cascada
"Electric Slide" - Marcia Griffins
"I Want You Back" - Jackson 5
"Sex Machine" - James Brown
RetroMegamix (Good Times, Ladies Night, Best of My Love, Holiday, Centerfold, Boogie Shoes)
Dollar Dance - "You Got the Money (I Got the Time)" - Willie Nelson
Dollar Dance - "The Chair" - George Strait
Dollar Dance - "Woman's Love" - Alan Jackson
Dollar Dance - "Then" - Brad Paisley
Dollar Dance - "Can't Help Falling in Love" - Michael Buble
Dollar Dance - "Panunumpa" - Carol Banawa
Dollar Dance - "Ikaw" - Sylvia La Torre
Chicken Dance - Brave Combo
"Just Dance" - Lady Gaga
"Don't Stop Till You Get Enough" - Michael Jackson
"Party in the USA" - Miley Cyrus
"OMG" - Usher
Cha Cha Slide
"Crazy in Love" - Beyonce
"Fire Burning" - Sean Kingston
"Shout" - Otis Day
"Twist and Shout" - Beatles
Bouquet Toss - "Single Ladies" - Beyonce
Garter Toss - "That's How Country Boys Roll" - Billy Currington
"Apache" - Sugarhill Gang
"Yeah!" - Usher
"Gold Digger" - Kanye West
"Right Round" - Flo Rida
Cupid Shuffle
"Iris" - Goo Goo Dolls
"Two Words" - Lea Salonga
Last Dance - "Why Don't We Just Dance" - Josh Turner
After the last dance, the bride and groom left for their hotel room, but the dancefloor still had 40 minutes to go
"Thriller" - Michael Jackson
"Bye Bye Bye" - Nsync
"I'm In Miame Trick" - LMFAO
"One More Time" - Daft Punk
"Hips Don't Lie" - Shakira
"California Gurls" - Katy Perry
"Empire State of Mind" - Jay-Z
"Last Dance" - Frank Sinatra

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Julie Glover and Ross Lairson Wedding 06-12-2010

We had a great wedding at the Driskill Hotel last night for Julie Glover and Ross Lairson. The Driskill is a classic old hotel right on 6th Street. Of course, it was during the ROT Biker Rally and you could hear the motors revving outside all night. No problem.

We even had Christopher Lloyd (you may remember him as Jim on "Taxi" or Doc Brown in "Back to the Future" crash the wedding. Very nice guy.

As you can see from the pictures, we provided uplighting in the main ballroom. With the white marble floor and the white ceiling, the lighting gave the room an almost swimming pool like feel.

After the ceremony (which we provided the wireless lapel microphone of the preacher) and pictures, the bridal party and couple entered the main ballroom to "Get Up Offa That Thing" by James Brown. Nothing like a little bit of the hardest working man in showbusiness to get things started right.

After intros, we jumped right to the first dance - "You Are the Best Thing" - Ray Lamontagne, Father/Daughter Dance - "Wonderful World" - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, and Mother/Son Dance - "Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys" - Willie Nelson

Then we went right to toasts and dinner, which was a breakfast buffett.

After cake cutting, the dancefloor was opened and pretty much stayted full the rest of the night.
I Gotta Feeling
Let's Groove
I Want You Back
Sex Machine
The Chair
Wagon Wheel
It's Four in the Morning
My Girl
Runaround Sue
Brown Eyed Girl
Twist and Shout
Retro Megamix
Tosses - Single Ladies and Another One Bites the Dust
I Swear
Why Don't We Just Dance
Love You
Party in the USA
Billie Jean
Let's Get Married
Best I Ever Had
Fire Burnin'
Your Love is My Drug
Soulja Boy
Funky Cold Medina
Stanky Legg
Power of Love
Piano Man
Last Dance - Blame it Mexico.

Afterwards, the bride and groom invited everyone to Logan's across the street where they first met.

The wedding coordinator was by Timeless Treasures by Maria, photography was by Ron Parks Photography and videography was by Round Rock Video Productions.

Of course, DJ and uplighting was by GGC Productions.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Rollins/Case Wedding 06/04/2010

Friday night GGC Productions had the pleasure of DJing the wedding reception for Christine Rollins and Erik Case at Wild Rose Hall, one of my favorite venues in South Austin. I like its small, intimate feeling. It's perfect for wedding receptions for up to 150 guests, although it can handle more.
The outdoor ceremony started around 7:15, which was handled by a local string quartet. Sorry, I did not get their name. It should be a rule that all outdoor ceremonies in Texas from June 1st to August 31 be performed after 7:00. I've seen outdoor ceremonies done at 2:30 in the afternoon and believe me, the guests do not appreciate sweating. Especially, if the groomsmen are in full tuxes.
After the ceremony, the guests enjoyed cocktails while the bridal party took pictures. This was a good opportunity to use the Bose L1 Compact which was setup outside, but connected to the main DJ setup.
Dinner was served at 8:30. This is the first wedding I have done where the food (fajitas) were served family style.
Next, we did the Bride and Groom's First Dance - "Videotape" by Radiohead
Father/Bride Dance - "The Shadow of Your Smile" by Tony Bennet
Mother/Groom Dance - "Europa" by Santana.
After toasts and cake cutting, the dancefloor was open to song selection by the Bride and Groom.
Jungle Boogie - Kool and the Gang
Bust a Move - Young MC
Here It Goes Again - OK Go
Baby I'm Yours - Artic Monkeys
Love and Some Verses - Iron and Wine
Moon River - Andy Williams
Neighborhood #2 - Arcade Fire
Dance With Me - Old 97s
La La Love You - The Pixies
Such Great Heights - The Postal Service
1901 - Phoenix
Spaceman - The Killers
Waiting For You - Seal
Sort Of - Ingrid Michaelson
Saturday - Built to Spill
Crown of Love - Arcade Fire
Tosses - Single Ladies
Tosses - Superfly
Question - Old 97s
Teach Your Children - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
Harvest Moon - Neil Young
Waltz #2 - Elliot Smith
Moon River - Andy Williams (Father and Mother of the Bride's wedding song - they were outside during the first playing)
Thirteen - Elliot Smith

Pictures are available here.

Now, I have to get ready for a large wedding at the Driskil Hotel next Saturday night.