If you were to ask me when the absolute ideal time is to get married in Charleston, I would probably give you two options. You can get married during the April & May timeframe or the October & November timeframe. These four months in Charleston, SC offer some of the most beautiful weather during the spring and fall. By getting married during these times during the year, modern brides and grooms get to enjoy their wedding day without all the sweating you'll do for an outdoor ceremony during other times of the year. In April and May, you can enjoy temperatures in the 70s and 80s with cooler evenings. By October and November, the summer humidity has usually been cut down and temperatures can be mostly in the 70s - near 80. Megan & John were one of the many destination bride and grooms I got to work with back in 2013. John had found my website via Google and sent me a really nice email in regards to his expectations for the wedding DJ out at Pepper Plantation on November 30, 2013. After reading over John's email, I had a huge smile on my face because I could tell he had taken the time to read about me and it appeared he was genuinely interested in hiring me.
I sure wish I could relocate the initial email that I had received from John, because it clearly was a sign he had studied my website and learned about my style as a wedding DJ. Your wedding DJ should become one of your friends during the wedding planning process. It's important that you choose a wedding DJ By the September and October timeframe, I had begun contacting my fall brides and grooms to start scheduling and to begin filling in for the fine details of their wedding day. Megan + John had a very specific list of DO NOT PLAYs, and I remember when I first saw it I sort of laughed because it was clear that Megan and John were very music into their music and did not want their wedding to sound like all the other weddings they had been to. Most all professional wedding DJs will allow their clients to have a DO NOT PLAY List, as it gives the best chance for a couple's playlist to be ALL about their musical tastes. Be sure to click on the preceding link for more information about putting together a DO NOT PLAY List.
Megan & John's Actual DO NOT PLAY List Is Listed Up Above.
Since Megan & John were a destination bride and groom, I always like to try to schedule a Skype or a a Facetime in the weeks and months leading up to their wedding day, and then actually meet them face to face. I had the pleasure of meeting of Megan + John out on Folly Beach to discuss any last minute details, as well as music, and meet their day of coordinator and officiantm Penny Reynolds of Reynolds Treasures. For more information on why you must meet your wedding DJ before your big day, <----Check out this episode of The Mike Bills Podcast. You can also check out this posts as well. Why You Must Meet Your Wedding DJ.
Megan + John's wedding was actually held on Saturday, November 30, 2013, which just so happen to be Rivalry Weekend in college football, which Ohio State and Michigan were playing, as well as Virginia Tech. Megan was a big Michigan fan and John was a University of Virginia alumni. Unfortunately, Michigan came up just a tad bit short on a failed 2 point conversion attempt.
Megan + John's Dinner Music Selections At The Pavillion At Pepper Plantation
"You Send me" | Sam Cooke
"Fake Plastic Trees" | Radiohead
"Thank You" | Dido
"Wild Horses" | The Rolling Stones
"Blackbird" | The Beatles
"To Be With You" | Mr. Big
"Fly Me To The Moon" | Frank Sinatra
"You're My Best Friend" | Queen
"Higher Ground" | Stevie Wonder
"My Girl" | The Temptations
"The Best Is Yet To Come" | Frank Sinatra
"#41" | The Dave Matthews Band
"Two Step" | The Dave Matthews Band
"Comfortably Numb" | Pink Floyd
"Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" | Frankie Valli
"You Make My Dreams" | Hall & Oates
"Sultans of Swing" | Dire Straits
"One Head Light" | The Wallflowers
"What A Wonderful World" | Louis Armstrong
"Beautiful Day" | U2
"Can't Help Falling In Love With You" | Elvis Presley
"Tangerine" | Led Zeppelin
"Jamming" | bob Marley
"Troublemaker" | Weezer
"When A Man Loves A Woman" | Percy Sledge
"Carolina In My Mind" | James Taylor
"Homeward Bound" | Simon & Garfunkel
"Spirit In The Sky" | Norman Greenbaum
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"Wish You Were Here" | Pink Floyd
"What's Up" | 4 Non Blondes
"How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)"| James Taylor
"Let's Stay Together" | Seal
"Stand By Me" | Ben E. King
"Isn't She Lovely" | Stevie Wonder
Megan & John's Special Dances At The Pavillion At Pepper Plantation
Their Grand Entrance Song: "Thunderstruck" | AC/DC (For more grand entrance song idea) Click HERE.
First Dance Song: "Time In A Bottle" | Jim Croce
Father / Daughter Dance Song: "Sloop John B" | The Beach Boys
Mother / Son Dance Song: "God Only Knows" | The Beach Boys (Find more mother /son dances) Click HERE.
Last Song Of The Night: " Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon" | Urge Overkill
Megan & John's Eclectic Dance Music Selections At Pepper Plantation
"Funky Cold Medina" | Tone Loc
"Bohemian Rhapsody" | Queen
"This Is How We Do It" | Montel Jordan
"Suit & Tie" | Justin Timberlake
"Blister In The Sun" | Violent Femmes
"Good Vibrations" | Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch
"Shiny Happy People" | REM
"Let's Get It On" | Marvin Gaye
"Moondance" | Van Morrison
"The Time Warp" | Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack
"Jump Around" | House Of Pain
"Midnight In A Perfect World" | DJ Shadow
"Don't Stop Believin" | Journey
"And We Danced" | The Hooters
"Get Lucky" | Daft Punk
"Friends In Low Places" | Garth Brooks
"Hips Don't Lie" | Shakira (with Wyclef Jean)
"Chicken Fried" | Zac Brown Band
'The Twist" | Chubby Checker
"Summer of '69" | Bryan Adams
"Livin' On A Prayer" | Bon Jovi
"Spirit In The Sky" | Norman Greenbaum
"Party In The USA" | Miley Cyrus
"PYT" | Michael Jackson
"Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" | Wham
"At Last" | Etta James
"Let's Stay Together" | Seal (cover)
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And there you have it! An exceptionally fun evening had by all out at The Pavillion At Pepper Plantation. You are probably asking yourself this question. "How Can The Same Amount Of Fun At My Wedding?". Well, it's easy! John and I started an email dialogue and he was able to make out in the content that was on my website the type of wedding DJ that I am. I've put so much time into creating compelling content for my current and future clients. John could tell that I was a wedding DJ who was determined to make a couple's wedding playlist about them, and NOT assume that every single wedding is the same, because it's not.
Even several years after this wedding, I keep up with John and Megan on social media. They'll always remember their wedding night and the fact that I played "Midnight In A Perfect World", as well as "Shiny Happy People". I can tell you from my professional experience of performing at wedding after wedding that NO two weddings are the same. How am I able to make this statement? Well, I have not played "Shiny Happy People" since this wonderful night at Pepper Plantation. If that song was in such high demand, I'd play it evety wedding, but it's not and it was part of John & Megan's truly customized wedding playlist. When you give modern brides and grooms the ability to log into their own private portal and begin to create their own playlist, some very special things begin to happen. You get a playlist that is ALL about you and your guests, not an amateur wedding DJs personal stash he stole from You Tube.
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Are you in the hunt for a top wedding DJ who aims to put each and every client first by specializing in ONE WEDDING PER DAY? How about hiring a wedding DJ who will arrive to your wedding early and refreshed and ready to rock your wedding day. All you need to do is click the link up above to be taken over to my contact form so that you can provide a few of the details about your big day. I look forward to hearing from you and would love to be your wedding DJ. For an even better look back at Megan & John's special day, be sure to click the link down below.