Dave & Karin’s Wedding Reception

Dave & Karin (not Karen – Karr-in) Danielson kicked off 2010 with an awesome wedding reception at the fabulous Vizcaya. What a fun couple and what a great day!

Over 200 guests arrived as we played an eclectic mix of Beach Boys, Eagles, Nat King Cole, Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Coldplay, Motown and more fun stuff chosen during our planning sessions.   The weather was great and the mood was festive.

Their photographer, Christoper Kight, had Dave and Karin there less than a half hour after their guests, so we were ready to roll.  We began the introductions with Karin’s parents, Eric & Kim who would be celebrating their 29th anniversary the following day and when we acknowledged them, they got a great ovation, and then we followed that up by introducing Dave’s parents, Dean & Julie, who would celebrate their 36th anniversary three days later.  The house was already rockin’ when we started introducing their very fun wedding party.

Each member of the wedding party came in to their own specially chosen song.

They were:

Karin’s sister, Katie, the Maid Of Honor, My Sister, My Friend

Kelsey Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Danielle Wild Thing

KellyDancing Queen

Erica R.O.W.D.I.E.

TriciaOne Hot Mama

Anna had two – Doncha and Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini (That’s what happens when you win a bikini contest!)

Then the guys brought it…

Best Man Keith, (always first) #1

TannerDirt Off Your Shoulder

Ivan – a special mix we made of I Know You Want Me and Rico Suave

ReshamPunjabi MC


Matt got a special mix of 90210 and Ice Ice Baby.

JeffThe Gambler

When we brought Dave & Karin in to the thumping remix of Don’t Stop Believing, the energy in the room was incredible.  Smiles, laughter, cheering – a genuine celebration.

Dave and Karin welcomed their guests and Karin took a moment to smile up at her Grandmother, Alma, who had passed away very recently.  Karin did such a great job with it that it made everyone smile more, knowing Grandma was such a positive person.

Dinner, as always at Vizcaya, was incredible and as I moved through the guests I could hear table after table raving about the reception and the meal already.

After dinner was an awesome video montage that had their guests once again laughing and cheering and really understanding why we were there.  We followed that up with one of the most hysterical versions of “The Shoelywed Game” that we’ve ever played.  We could have ended the reception right then and I think most of their guests would have already said this was The Best Wedding Reception…EVER!”

But there was so much more.  Great toasts, including the Best Man, Keith, getting “played off,” and some surprise messages for both Dave and Karin.

They cut the cake while “Grow Old With You from Adam Sandler played, which is SO them.

When it was time for the garter, Dave, a football coach, had to do something a little different, so after he removed Karin’s garter, we tossed him a football while the Monday Night Football theme played, and when he pulled a Sharpie out of his sock, a la Terrell Owens, and he and Karin signed and dated the football and wrapped the garter around it, the guys were absolutely ready compete for the garter!

For the first dance, their bridesmaids handed out lyrics the guests, who had gathered around the dance floor, and as they danced to Kenny Chesney’s “The Woman With You,” their guests sang along to the “Can of beans” song.

Karin followed with a very sentimental dance with her Dad, to Heartland’s “I Loved Her First,” and then Dave did pretty much the opposite and he and his mom danced to “I’ll Always Love My Mama.”  They rocked the dance floor, and when they finished, their guests all hit the dance floor.

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better…

We spent the next couple of hours rockin’ the Vizcaya with everything from Hip Hop to Motown, and like all great receptions (ok, all Premier Entertainment receptions) before anyone knew it, it was over, but not before all their guests were gathered around at the end of the night as we replayed highlights from the reception.

It’s going to be a very good year.

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2 Responses to “Dave & Karin’s Wedding Reception”
  1. Karin Danielson says:

    Randy MCed our wedding Jan 16, 2010. After hearing rave reviews from friends that had used Randy in the past, we knew we had to have him. We hit it off at our first meeting, and very much looked forward to having Randy be such a big part of the most important day of our lives.

    You were AMAZING! We could not have asked for a better MC and DJ pairing. Going in to it, we knew we would have a great time (duh!) but we wanted our guests to have a great time too. After many planning sessions (well worth it!!) our wedding reception went off without a hitch. You were so easy and fun to work with and we can’t wait to reccomend you to our friends and family.

    Many of our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. The guests loved the twists we put in to everything, including custom introductions, dances, and our video montage, but most of all, they loved the light, fun feel to everything that Randy accomplished with music and his skills 🙂

    THANK YOU Randy for making it an amazing and memorable day for us and our guests!

    • Randy says:


      You’re welcome! Do I have a great job or what? I love seeing our clients who work so hard to have a great reception get the results they want. I appreciate the feedback. Let me know when you’re ready to pick up your photos and video – I’m always here! Tell Samma hi for me!

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