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.