Not very often has it occurred that DJ Pat personally knows a member of the wedding party ( specifically the Groom ) since they were a young child and then sees them 20 years later as a grown adult about to celebrate one of the most joyous days of their lives. This will be one of my favorite stories to tell for some time. Upon meeting Michael and Elizabeth and immediately hitting it off with them at our meeting, something very unique happened at the end of the meeting; Michael and I realized we knew each other from 20 years ago when I used to work for his dad. We used to go on trips together and hang out with his dad. Michael had adopted his dad's fondness for classic rock and in particular, the rock group KISS. This was a must do wedding for DJ Pat.
Much pre-planning was involved to ensure Liz & Mike the special day they had envisioned and to re-assure Liz, KISS would not over run her wedding day. The Holiday Inn by the Bay was the perfect venue. The Holiday Inn by the Bay recommends DJ Patrick Daniels for all of their functions and events.
A Beatles theme was quickly establised for the introductions; " In My Life, With a Little Help from My Friends, and All you need is Love ."
The couples 1st Dance was " All I Ever Needed " by Brett Michaels.
A Toast by Best Man , Ryan Nadeau and Maid of Honor,Kristen Lewis followed .
After dinner ( which did include some KISS ballads ) more formalities took place.
Elizabeth and her Father, Michael danced to " I loved her First " by Heartland. The Groom, Michael , and his Mother, Kathy danced to " My Wish " by Rascal Flatts. A special Mother/ Daughter Dance followed with Elizabeth and her Mother Deb.
" Grow Old With You " was the perfect cake cutting song. After Cake, the floor was open and the dancers came out in full force. After a half hour of dancing, it was time to get back to business;
All the single ladies were called to the dance floor. The Bouquet Toss was quite the affair as Liz made sure everyone who should be out there.. was out there... " Single Ladies " by Beyonce was the perfect song. Next was the Garter, and Michael had picked out " Teacher " by Elton John in honor of his new bride. " The Boys are Back in Town " was the raucous backdrop for the Garter ring. This led to the grand finale of the " Theme from the Stripper " being played for the recipients who caught the garter and bouquet. They were great sports about it .
Hours of dancing ensued until the Last Dance was called. The floor was cleared so Liz & Mike could dance with each other to " This Kind of Love ' by Sister Hazel.
An encore was promised to the Bride & Groom , and Michael got to pick it .
In true rocker fashion ( and with Liz's blessings ) " Detroit Rock City ' by KISS echoed through the grand ballroom. Everyone in attendance knew the song and the choreograpy ( even Liz !)
What a fantastic evening !