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Overlook at Geer Tree Farm Wedding for Alex and Katie


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Vendor Team:

DJ – Collins Entertainment

Venue – The Overlook at Geer Tree Farm

Photographer – Chris and Becca Photography

Videographer – Alyson Films

Caterer – A Thyme To Cook

Florist – One Fine Day

 

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Mr. and Mrs. Alex Wolf exchanged vows and became husband and wife at The Overlook at Geer Tree Farm in Griswold, Connecticut on June 2, 2018. Close to 200 friends and family joined them for their celebration. The two of them met in college at Western New England University and have known each other for nine years. After getting their dog, Reggie, Alex planned his proposal with a fake dog photo shoot by The Hudson River.

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Wedding Party Introductions: Love on Top by Beyonce

Alex and Katie’s Grand Entrance: Mesmerize by Ja Rule

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First Dance: Love Is Here To Stay by Frank Sinatra

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Father/Daughter Dance: Unforgettable by Nat King Cole with Natalie Cole

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Mother/Son Dance: He’s A Rebel by The Crystals

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Burr Mansion Wedding for Frank and Lindsay


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Frank and Lindsey Tedesco exchanged vows at The Burr Homestead on May 27th, 2018. Their story begins when they met on OK Cupid. They were a 99% match! Lindsey made the first move by “favoriting” Frank, and then Frank wrote Lindsey a note complimenting Lindsey’s taste in music. Frank proposed to Lindsay over Thanksgiving at Seville Dam in Connecticut.

Vendor Team:

DJ Entertainment: Jim Collins from Collins Entertainment

Hall Manger: Leslie Parmiter from Burr Mansion

Photographer: Robert Norman from Robert Norman Photography

JP: Donna King

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Processional Music (for parents and wedding party) : “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by James Bartholomew

Processional Music (for Lindsay): “Cannon in D (Arr. for Guitar)” by Dylan Ryche

Recessional Music: “Power of Love” by Huey Lewis and the News

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Frank and Lindsay’s Grand Entrance: “Let’s Dance” by David Bowie

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First Dance: “Beth/Rest” by Bon Iver

 

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Lindsay’s dance with her father: “I Will Walk With You” by John Fogerty

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Frank’s dance with his mother: “House at Pooh Corner” by Loggins and Messina

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Congratulations Franks and Lindsay Tedesco!

 

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Aqua Turf Wedding for Taylor Marie and Mike


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Taylor Marie and Mike Prahach exchanged vows on Saturday, March 31, 2018 and had their wedding at The Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, Connecticut. The weather couldn’t have been any better for their celebration! Their vendor team included: Jim Collins from Collins Entertainment, Eddy from The Aqua Turf Club, Danielle and Kurtis Fallon from BellaFoto Studios Photography, and Floral Designs by Justine.

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Mike and Taylor Marie’s First Dance: “You Had Me From Hello” by Kenny Chesney

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Cake Cutting Ceremony: “Pour Some Sugar On Me” by Def Leppard

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Father/Daughter Dance: “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw 

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Aunt/Nephew Dance: “You’ll Be In My Heart” by Phil Collins

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Anniversary Dance: “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley

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Bouquet Toss: “It’s Raining Men” by Weather Girls

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Last Dance: “Hey Pretty Girl” by Kip Moore

Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Taylor Marie Prahach!

 

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Riverview Wedding for Andrew and Liz


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On July 2, 2017, Andrew and Liz Selig exchanged vows and became husband and wife. The had their wedding at The Riverview in Simsbury, CT. Creating and planning their wedding was an amazing experience. There were so many memorable moments throughout the celebration. One that comes to mind was Liz’s dance with her father. She chose “Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel)” by Billy Joel for the first half of her dance. She took the microphone and the two of them sang a duet to Billy Joel’s “You May Be Right.”

The team of vendors were Jodie at The Riverview, Tim Brown from TAB Photographic and Jim Collins and Mike Klosowski from Collins Entertainment. Photos all captured by Tim Brown from TAB Photographic.bride dress

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Andrew & Liz’s Music for their reception

Heartbeat The Fray
You Found Me The Fray
Anything Could Happen (Mid-tempo) Ellie Goulding
Faster Matt Nathanson
Young Dumb And In Love Mat Kearney
Make Me Wanna Thomas Rhett
Gone, Gone, Gone Phillip Phillips
Hold My Hand Jess Glynne
Bad Moon Rising Creedence Clearwater Revival
Scenes From An Italian Restaurant Billy Joel
Here (In Your Arms) Hellogoodbye
Feel Again OneRepublic
Crazy Love Michael Bublé
Stolen Dashboard Confessional
She’s Out Of Her Mind Blink-182
Stay With You Goo Goo Dolls
Up Around The Bend Creedence Clearwater Revival
Shake It Metro Station
Ho Hey The Lumineers
Yoü and I Lada GaGa
Bennie And The Jets Elton John
Fine By Me Andy Grammer
Don’t Ed Sheeran
Ain’t It Fun Paramore
Me and Julio Down by the Schoo Paul Simon
Only The Good Die Young Billy Joel
This Is How We Do It Montell Jordan  Wedding Party Introductions
Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson  Wedding Party Introductions 
All I Do Is Win (feat. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg & Rick Ross) DJ Khaled   Wedding Party Introductions
Make You Feel My Love Adele  First Dance
Crazy Little Thing Called Love Michael Bublé
Better Together Jack Johnson
I Want You To Want Me Letters To Cleo
Smile Like You Mean It The Killers
Never Let You Go Third Eye Blind
You’re My Best Friend Queen
Crush Dave Matthews Band
Don’t Ask Me Why Billy Joel
Virginia Moon Foo Fighters
Fields Of Gold Sting
The Luckiest Ben Folds
Only Wanna Be With You Hootie & The Blowfish
The Longest Time Billy Joel
Shameless Garth Brooks
Island In The Sun Weezer
Bad Liar Selena Gomes
Moondance Michael Bublé
L-O-V-E Nat King Cole
Jump In The Line Harry Belafonte  Centerpiece Giveaway
The River Of Dreams Billy Joel
Jump Right In Zac Brown Band
Body Like A Back Road Sam Hunt
Somebody To Love Queen
You Can Call Me Al Paul Simon
At Last Etta James
I Can’t Help Myself Four Tops  Cake Cutting
Don’t Blink Kenny Chesney  Mother/Son Dance
Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) Billy Joel Father/Daughter Dance
You May Be Right Billy Joel Father/Daughter Dance
Uptown Funk Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars
Billie Jean Michael Jackson
Can’t Stop The Feeling! Justin Timberlake
Cake By The Ocean DNCE
Cheerleader OMI
Bad Romance Lady Gaga
Runaround Sue Dion
The Twist (Re-Recorded) Chubby Checker
Shake It Off Taylor Swift
Yeah! (feat. Lil Jon & Ludacris) Usher
Vivir Mi Vida Marc Anthony
Love On Top Beyoncé
Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) (Radio Edit) Backstreet Boys
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Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) C+C Music Factory
I Wanna Dance With Somebody Whitney Houston
Eenie Meenie Justin Bieber & Sean Kingston
Raise Your Glass (Clean Version) P!nk
Thinking Out Loud [Radio Edit] Ed Sheeran
Friends in Low Places Garth Brooks
Despacito [Remix] Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Feat. Justin Bieber
Bailando Enrique Iglesias Feat. Sean Paul
Hips Don’t Lie (Featuring Wyclef Jean) Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean
Party In the U.S.A. Miley Cyrus
Crazy In Love ( Feat. Jay-Z) Beyoncé
Cupid Shuffle Cupid
September Earth Wind & Fire
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) Michael Jackson
I Love It Icona Pop & Charli Xcx
Danza Kuduro (feat. Lucenzo) Don Omar & Lucenzo
On the Floor (feat. Pitbull) Jennifer Lopez FT. Pitbull
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La Cupola Ristorante and Inn Wedding for Sarah and David


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Sarah and David Boisvert exchanged vows and became husband and wife on June 2, 2017. They had their wedding reception at La Cupola Ristorante and Inn in Litchfield, Connecticut. Their vendor team was Frank Rosa from La Cupola Ristorante and Inn, Richard Ijeh from Chike Photography, Josephine Baah from Blissful Royal Creations, Randy Kessler, and Greg Kessler from GKess Films. 

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Sarah and David’s first dance – “The Story” by Brandi Carlile

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Cake Cutting Ceremony – “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie. Honey Bunch) ” by The Four Tops

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Sarah and David’s Playlist

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Work from Home Fifth Harmony
Valerie Amy Winehouse
Mom Meghan Trainor
Perfect Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl Ed Sheeran
The Story Brandi Carlile
Castle on the Hill Ed Sheeran
Dear Future Husband Meghan Trainor
X Gon’ Give it to Ya DMX
Danza Kuduro Don Omar & Lucenzo
Hooked on a Feeling Blue Swede
Church Bells Carrie Underwood
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) Natalie Cole
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Webb Barn Wedding for Taylor and Kenneth


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Kenneth and Taylor Florence exchanged vows and became husband and wife on May 12, 2017. They met six years ago through friends. Kenneth proposed to Taylor on a Horse Drawn Carriage in Stowe, Vermont.  Collins Entertainment was there to ensure a smooth flowing day and provided the entertainment, DJ and MC services. Taylor and Kenneth had a great team of vendors to work with. Emma Thurgood from Emma Thurgood Photography was there to capture beautiful pictures throughout the day.  The team at Village Catering did an amazing job serving dinner to friends and family.

Processional Music for parents and the wedding party | “A Thousand Years by The Piano Guys

Processional Music for Taylor | “Canon In D” by Johann Pachelbel

Recessional Music | “I Do” by Colbie Caillet

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Taylor and Kenneth’s first dance | “Make You Feel My Love” by Adele

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Taylor’s dance with dad | “Always Be My Baby” by Sarah Evans

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Kenneth’s dance with mom | “(They Long To Be) Close To You” by The Carpenters

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Taylor and Kenneth’s Cake Cutting Ceremony | “Her Eyes” by Pat Monahan

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Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth and Taylor Florence!

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Tower Ridge Country Club Wedding for Alyssa and Charlie


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On January 14, 2017, Alyssa Katherine Standish and Charles Albert Johnson exchanged vows and became husband and wife. Collins Entertainment was there to celebrate with their friends and family along with Marissa Barletta from Wonderland Photography. Their ceremony and reception was held at The Tower Ridge Country Club. Fran, Amanda and the team there did an amazing job! Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Charles and Alyssa Johnson!

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Alyssa & Charlie’s Grand Entrance – Put it on me by Ja Rule 

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Charlie & Alyssa’s First Dance – January Wedding by The Avett Brothers

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Charlie & Alyssa’a Love Story Presentation

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Sugar – Maroon 5 

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Alyssa & Dad’s special dance – In My Life by The Beatles

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Charlie and his three sister’s special dance – Annie’s Song by John Denver

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Fun, fun, FUN!!

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Charlie & Alyssa’s family and friends

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Springfield Country Club Wedding for Tim and Kerri


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Tim and Kerri Lammers exchanged vows and became husband and wife on Saturday, August 27, 2016. Their ceremony and reception took place at The Springfield Country Club and they shared their special day with 100 of their closest family and friends.

This was unlike any other wedding I have ever provided entertainment for and a day I will never forget.  I  met Tim when I was 12 years old and he has been one of my closest friends ever since. It was one of the greatest honors to be a part of his wedding as a guest as well. I first met Kerri about nine months before their wedding at a friend’s 40th birthday party. I instantly liked her and knew that Tim and her were perfect for one another. I couldn’t be happier for them.

David Frost from David Frost Photography and Ryan Burns from Data LaForge were there to capture amazing images and video of  their special moments throughout the day.

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Tim, Kerri and I got together before their special day to plan out their wedding and we discussed a myriad of ideas. By the time we finished, the only thing that was up in the air was their grand entrance song! They narrowed down some songs and chose “Sir Duke” by Stevie Wonder. Friends gathered on the dance floor as Kerri and Tim shared their very first dance as husband and wife. They chose “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” by Elvis Presley.

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Tim and Kerri’s cake ceremony song was “I Choose You” by Sara Bareilles.

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Tim with his “little peanut” Alex.

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Kerri and Tim’s last slow song of the evening was “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran. Family and friends circled around them for this special moment. Towards the end of the song, everybody got in there to give Kerri and Tim one great big group hug with high fives. I had to get in there for that one!

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Timothy and Kerri Lammers!

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Aqua Turf Wedding for Erin and Walther


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On September 10, 2016, 150 friends and family came together to witness Erin Cromer and Walther Mendez exchange vows and share in their very first kiss as a married couple. We planned their wedding over multiple video visits since they were living in Charlotte, North Carolina. When the day arrived, they had their ceremony at 11:00 a.m. followed by their reception at 11:30 a.m. at The Aqua Turf in Plantsville, CT. Collins Entertainment was honored to be part of such a memorable day. We worked closely with George Street Photo and Video and Bobby and his team at The Aqua Turf.

The processional song chosen for the wedding party was Daniel Jang’s cover version of John Legend’s “All Of Me.” Erin’s processional song was “When Ginny Kissed Harry” from Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. Erin is a huge Harry Potter fan, so it fit perfectly.

The introductions began and Jim Collins welcomed family and friends to Erin and Walther’s reception. The wedding party came into “Closer” by The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey. Erin and Walther were introduced into the room to “The Way You Make Me Feel” Michael Jackson and the room erupted with applause!

Family and friends surrounded the dance floor as Erin and Walther danced on the clouds to their custom-mixed first dance of Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me.” After the first chorus of the song, Erin and Walther surprised everyone with Prince Royce’s version of the same song!

The dance floor was packed immediately after their first dance!

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Cake Cutting – Maroon 5 – Sugar

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Erin shared a very special dance with her father, John. The song they chose was “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw.

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Walther and his mother Sara shared a special dance called “Luna De Xelaju Marimba.”

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Erin tossed her bouquet to the single ladies and “I’m a Freak” by Enrique Iglesais was the song chosen.

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Walther removed Erin’s garter as Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna’s “This Is What You Came For” set the mood.

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Walther threw the garter to Bill Conti’s “Gonna Fly Now.”

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Here are some of Erin and Walther’s favorites that were played at their wedding:

Un Beso – Aventura
Sorry – Justin Bieber ft. Skrillex & Blood
Bailar – Deorro
Bailando – Enrique Iglesias
You Make My Dreams Come True – Daryl Hall & John Oates
Rock With You – Michael Jackson
The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
Love Never Felt So Good – Michael Jackson ft. Justin Timberlake
Milkshake – Kelis
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
Locked Out of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Fun – Pitbull ft. Chris Brown
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Shout – Temptations
Descontrol – Daddy Yankee
Lo Que Paso Paso – Daddy Yankee
Tu Principe – Daddy Yankee
Suavemente – Elvis Crespo
679 – Fetty Wap ft. Monty

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Walther & Erin chose She’s Everything by Brad Paisley as their last slow dance of the evening.

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Erin’s post on theknot.com –

“I just had my wedding on 9.10.16 and I highly recommend Collins Entertainment. We live in NC and Jim made it very easy to plan the day. He was available with email or skype which helped out a bunch. His website and documents were very easy to use and he was very prepared to answer any of our questions. He is very experienced and professional with planning. The execution on the day was also amazing. He coordinated with the other vendors to make sure the day went by without any issues. He sends you a schedule of the day before the wedding and puts you at ease that everything has been planned for. If you do book Collins Entertainment, I highly recommend that you opt for the Photo Booth. The booth was one of our favorite add-ons to the day and you get a cool photo album at the end of the day. Do yourself a favor and book a true professional with Collins Entertainment.”

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Saint Clement’s Castle Wedding for Kellsie and Paul


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Kellsie Reimondo & Paul Carone exchanged vows on Friday, August 12, 2016 at Saint Clement’s Castle  located in Portland, CT. Collins Entertainment along with Lynn Dimarie from Lyn DiMare Photography worked closely with Kellsie and Paul throughout their day. Judy and her team at Saint Clement’s Castle did a fantastic job catering to their family and friends. Everything flowed very smoothly with the team!

Kellsie and Paul wanted a club feel for their celebration. Our uplighting created a beautiful ambience for the evening and they guests enjoyed our photo booth and props to go along with the dancing! Each introduction for each member of the wedding party was personalized with their very own tribute song! Kellsie and Paul’s vision for their wedding was a fun dance party that was stress-free and smooth flowing. Collins Entertainment spent over 40 hours in advance with the production, planning and preparation for their very special day.  Paul and Kellsie wanted music from the 2000’s or later. Some of their favorites included The Nights by Avicii, Forever by Chris Brown, Beautiful People by Chris Brown Feat. Benny Benassi, Don’t Let Me Down by Chainsmokers Feat. Daya, One Dance by Drake, 679 by Fetty Wap Feat. Remy Boyz, We Found Love by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris, and Shake It Off by Taylor Swift to name a few.

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Kellsie & Paul’s First Dance – “I Don’t Dance” by Lee Brice

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A packed dance floor right after the first dance!

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One of many great memories!

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Kellsie’s Dance With Her Father – “To Make You Feel My Love” by Garth Brooks

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Paul’s Dance With His Mother – “Eternal Flame” by The Bangles

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Kellsie’s younger brother in the center tearing up the dance floor!

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Congratulations Kellsie & Paul!

  Jim was the DJ at my wedding on 8/12/16 he was awesome! He was very helpful before the wedding making me feel 100% confident that my wedding would be the best! He listened to exactly what we wanted and everyone was dancing the entire time! I received so many compliments from the guests on Jim and how much fun they had dancing! Leading up to the wedding he was always there to answer questions, and he had ideas that I did not even think of for the ceremony and reception. I had nothing but a positive experience and I am going to recommend Jim in the future.
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