Maine DJ Patrick Daniels

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Michael & Elizabeth's Wedding ; April 17, 2010

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 !

Charlie & Sue's Wedding ; April 10, 2010

The first wedding of 2010 was a lovely intimate affair . Charlie & Sue Hall renewed their wedding vows in front of friends and family in Biddeford, Maine. The reception was held at the new Ramada Inn at Saco Plaza ( former Holiday Inn Express ) Several guest traveled from Canada to join in the celebration.
Charlie & Sue and the entire bridal party were introuced into the reception room to " You're My Best Friend " by Queen. Charlie & Sue immediately went into their 1st Dance; " Could I Have this Dance ?" by Anne Murray. A Toast by the Best Man, Charlie Hall Jr. and the Matron of Honor, Lynne Smith followed.
After dinner, a Cake Cutting took place with Sonny & Cher's " I Got You Babe " providing the background music. The bride danced with her father, Jean Claude to " Through the Years " by Kenny Rogers as friends and family lovingly looked on. Anniversary and Dollar Dances gave way to to a Bridal Party Dance of " Celebration " by Kool & the Gang that got everyone out on the dance floor. Mixed in with hours of dancing ( and a couple of Conga Lines ) were special M&M's souvenirs giveaways from Las Vegas.
They were awarded for closest birthday, furthest distance traveled, and Canadian Trivia ( handpicked by DJ Pat )

The festivities came to a close as Sue & Charlie danced their Last Dance to " Wonderful World " by Louis Armstrong and an encore of Journey's " Don't Stop Believin' " that saw everyone in the room form a circle around Sue & Charlie as they danced to this 80's classic.

2010 Winter Recap

Well, since we are now posting our current events and functions, we need to back up slightly to post our previous winter functions :

Jan. 16th Winter Ball at ST. Joseph's College in Standish.
What a fun night this was ! It was the perfect night ( for January ) , no snowstorm, mild temps, and partying , but very well-behaved students. Record attendance was set upwards of 500 students passed through the Chalet Lodge as DJ Kevin Wiacek and DJ Patrick Daniels laid down the soundtrack and lightshow for this spectacular event. Much appreciation and thanks to Marci and Nick at St. Joseph's as well as our good friends, Dan & Greg at Northeast DJs for calling us to fill in for them and loaning some additional equipment.

Jan. 23rd Retirement Party at the Holiday Inn by the Bay.
This was wonderful to be a part of this distinguised event. To honor Major John Fetterman as he retired from the Maine Maritime Patrol and prepared to transition into his next federal position. A very distinguished career with many notable mentions by heads of government. Many branches of local, state, and federal law enforcement and wildlife agencies were present as well as branches of the military and the Secret Service. Cocktail hour and dinner was followed by awards and presentations and then lots of dancing until the early morning hours.

Feb. 6th A Novel Ending at Kennebunk Free Library
How cool was this function ? It was great !! Let's transform the library into a rockin social club with full bar , gourmet appetizers and desserts and have a fund raiser and silent auction to benefit local charities. The locals danced , wined and dined and had a good time ! What a great way to get people out into the community to give something back and have a good time .