Eric & Fiona – A Shrek-ish Wedding

With a bride named “Fiona,” and a groom named “Eric” who stands towering above everyone else, the Shrek jokes were bound to come, and Eric & Fiona loved it.

Married on his Dad’s property in Woodland on June 6th, 2009, Eric was the quiet giant, while Fiona was the beautiful princess.  Their reception followed, with personalized introductions of the wedding party, a Fairy Tale Love Story, beautiful lighting and dancing into the night.

Eric surprised Fiona with their first dance, “Look At You Girl,” and we surprised them both by embedding their wedding vows into the song.

But for me personally, the highlight was a strange conversation I had with one of  Fiona’s bridesmaids, her sister in law, Jamee.  Later in the evening, while the dancing was in full swing, she came over to me and said that Fiona had told her about this awesome DJ she had hired, that she had seen him (me) at another wedding and that he was really great – kept everything moving, got everyone involved and was really funny.  So far, so good.  But then she said, “So I thought you were going to be really obnoxious, but you’re NOT!  You’re really very sweet and easygoing.”  She sounded surprised at that.

Huh?

I asked her to explain that.  I mean, it didn’t make any sense.  If Fiona was saying her DJ was great, how did that become obnoxious in her mind?

Jamee said it was because every time she heard somebody talk about a DJ who “kept things moving,” he turned out to be on the microphone a lot, telling everyone what to do, and whenever a DJ was said to “get everyone involved,” it meant that they were forcing people to do things that they didn’t want to do.  It never occured to her that it could be done without the DJ being the center of attention.

Oh.  Glad she cleared that up.  And, I was thrilled to find out I had changed another person’s perception of what wedding entertainment could be.

Their photographer, Jeremy, from Sharpe Photographers, captured it all in typical Sharpe Photography fashion – fast, non-intrusive and with a sense of fun. 

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Troy & Christina – Woodland Hotel

The Woodland Hotel was the setting for Troy & Christina Thompson’s wedding reception on March 28, 2009.  Catererd by Cracchiolo’s, and with their wedding coordinator, Alison Ulshoffer, along with Premier Entertainment & Video, the day was a smashing success.

We began by introducting Christina’s parents, Jim & Patsy Brookshire, who had been married for 34 years, followed by the introduction of Troy’s parents, , who were married for 39 years!  They were fortunate to have several grandparents in attendance as well, and each were introduced to enthusiastic applause.

Troy & Emma ThompsonThe wedding party was introduced next, to plenty of laughter and applause as we related funny and interesting facts about each one. 

Songs used included:

The Fireman
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Beauty School Dropout
Speed Racer
Shop Around
Beer Is Good For You
Fore She Was Mama
I’m Too Sexy
Three Little Birds
Big Ol’ Truck
Save A Horse
The Night They Invented Champagne
Dukes Of Hazzard
Cops
Thunderstruck (for Troy & Christina)

Troy & Christina’s first dance began as “It’s Your Love,” by Faith Hill & Tim McGraw, but when the “record skipped,” they broke into an evolution of dance style dance, which included “Rock Around The Clock,” “The Twist,” “YMCA” and “Apache.”  They ended by stepping back into each other’s arms for the end of “It’s Your Love.”

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