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Saturday, 02 May 2020 21:14

Courtney + Logan: Their BC Wedding At Upstairs At Midtown

You are probably looking at the title of this post and are wondering what exactly a "BC Wedding" is.  Well you probably learned in history class that BC was to mean Before Christ, but for the sake of this post and the new era that we live in, I am changing it's meaning to Before Coronavirus. I cannot take credit for the "re-coining" of BC as I first heard it from a former colleague I worked with years ago on the radio, Richard Todd. Richard does mornings on The Sound Of Charleston, 105.5 The Bridge. I do remember waking up to a chilly, crisp March day back on March 7, 2020. Courtney & Logan had booked me back in the fall of 2019 for a small destination wedding to be held on this first Saturday in March 2020 at Upstairs At Midtown.  Courtney & Logan had chosen Charleston, SC as a wedding destination by way of their home state of New Hampshire.  They brought with them a nice and small destination crowd as well, mostly from the New England as well.  But let me tell you, Courtney & Logan's wedding at Upstairs At Midtown proved once again you don't need 250 guests at your wedding to have the time of your life. 

 With 90% of the weddings I book annually being "destination", I know firsthand that when a modern bride and groom plan a wedding and bring their closest friends and family down from New York, New Jersey, Boston, Philadelphia, and now New Hampshire, it's going to be a party. With around 30 people total (including Courtney & Logan), it was quite the party at Upstairs At Midtown. I don't want to sound like a broken record but as I put this post together, my mind still drifts back to March 7. After the last song ended on that night and we all said our goodbyes, I don't think anyone thought we would be on hiatus from having any weddings in Charleston for the entire spring season. But, here we are and I am happy to provide you some early March wedding memories (feels like a decade ago) now to be happily placed in the real weddings section of my website.  Congratulations once again to Courtney & Logan. I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness.

WEDDING CEREMONY PRELUDE MUSIC SELECTIONS
"Tenerife Sea" | Instrumental
"Say You Won't Let Go" | Instrumental
"Perfect" | Ed Sheeran (Instrumental)
"Thinking Out Loud" | Daniel Jang
"My Girl" | Temptations (Instrumental)
"Us" | Vitamin String Quartet
"Can't Help Falling In Love" | Instrumental

WEDDING CEREMONY SELECTIONS
Bride Processional Song: "All Of Me" | Daniel Jang cover | Originally written and recorded by John Legend
Recessional Song: "All You Need Is Love" | The Beatles

Courtney Logan Wedding Ceremony Upstars Midtown

Courtney Logan Ceremony Recessional

COURTNEY & LOGAN'S SPECIAL DANCES
Introduction Song: "Signed Sealed Delivered (I'm Yours): Stevie Wonder
First Dance Song: " Yours" | Russell Dickerson (Wedding Edition)
Father - Daughter Dance Song : "My Wish" | Rascal Flatts
Mother - Son Dance Song: "Can't Help Falling In Love" | Elvis Presley

**For those modern brides and grooms who are in the beginning stages of planning the music for their wedding, be sure to click the links up above for some of the most requested first dance songs, grand entrances,  father-daughter dance songs, and mother-son (groom) dance songs.

COCKTAIL HOUR MUSIC SELECTIONS
"Good Life" | One Republic
"Riptide" | Vance Joy
"Honey I'm Good" | Andy Grammer
"You Are The Best Thing" | Ray Lamontagne
"Best Day Of My Life" | American Authoros
"Body Like A Back Road" | Sam Hunt
"Only Wanna Be With You" | Hootie & The Blowfish
"Dreams" | Fleetwood Mac
"Back Down South" | Kings Of Leon

DINNER MUSIC SELECTIONS
"Glory Days" | Bruce Springsteen
"10,000 Hours" | Dan & Shay featuring Justin Bieber
"Wouldn't It Be Nice" | The Beach Boys
"You Can't Hurry Love" | Phil Collins
"You Were Meant For Me" | Jewel
"Sedona" | Houndmouth
"Butterflies" | Kacey Musgraves
"Over The Rainbow (What A Wonderful World)" | Iz
"Oh! Darling" | The Beatles
"Speechless" | Dan & Shay
"Lover" | Taylor Swift
"Good As You" | Kane Brown
"South Of The Border" | Ed Sheeran
"She Loves You" | The Beatles
"Tijuana Sunrise" | Goldfinger
"Give A Little" | Maggie Rogers
"Dirt On My Boots" | Jon Pardi
"Down" | Marian Hill

Courtney Logan Dance At Upstairs Midtown

DANCE MUSIC SELECTIONS

"No Tears Left To Cry" | Ariana Grande
"Perfect" | Ed Sheeran
"Tequila" | R3HAB remix | Dan & Shay
"Twist & Shout" | The Beatles
"Work It" | Missy Elliott
"Sweet Caroline" | Neil Diamond
"Juice" | Lizzo
"Uptown Funk" | Mark Ronson & Bruno Marrs
"Old Town Road" | Lil Nas / Billy Ray Cyrus
"In Da Club" | 50 Cent
"Living On A Prayer" | Bon Jovi
"Only Human" | Jonas Brothers
"If I could Turn Back Time" | Cher
"Can't Stop The Feeling" | Justin Timberlake
"Senorita" | Camila Cabello
"ME!" | Taylor Swift

Courtney Logan Dancing part 2

"Party Rock Anthem" | LMFAO
"American Girl" | Tom Petty
"One Week" | Barenaked Ladies
"Moves Like Jagger" | Maroon 5 / Christina Aguilera
"Piano Man" | Billy Joel
"Don't Stop Believin" | Journey
"Dancing Queen" | ABBA
"Friends In Low Places" | Garth Brooks
"Last Dance" | Donna Summer

What A Fun Night With Courtney & Logan
Who knew that the disco classic by Donna Summer would be the last song I would play for what is turning out to be quite a long time. Immediately when word on the street in Charleston broke about the cancellation of large gathering (weddings), I thought about how much fun a smallish group of people could have at a wedding like Courtney & Logan's group. You don't need a lot of people to have an amazing time at a wedding. All you need is a top-ranked wedding DJ who will help you put together a great playlist that will keep the energy of the evening up. And when the crowd is small, it generally progresses into a lot of personal requests because smaller gatherings are generally even more laid back. When COVID-19 would begin to cancel weddings, it was initially discussed that there could be no large gatherings of 50 or more people, which then would drop to a much lower number as the Coronavirus pandemic would further invade the Charleston, SC area. For now, I'll just continue to look back to the night of March 7th with a smile and that night will forever be remembered as my last wedding BC (Before Coronavirus).  

Looking To Get Married In Charleston And Need To Hire A Top-Notch Wedding DJ?
I won't soon forget Courtney & Logan coming down to Charleston for their wedding before Coronavirus anytime soon. While the uncertainty seems so great right now,  you might consider a destination wedding in Charleston, SC after this Coronavirus thing slows down. Be sure to preceding link to read a recent article I published about planning a wedding in 2021 in the Holy City.  Charleston will shine again as a leading wedding destination and we'd love to have you down here after this COVID-19 thing. Looking for reasons to get married in Charleston, SC, be sure to click on this link as well. For information in hiring me to be your wedding DJ, click on the link up above to fill out a quick contact form. I would love to be your wedding DJ and look forward to hearing from you soon.

HOW TO BOOK YOUR WEDDING AT UPSTAIRS AT MIDTOWN
**For more information about booking your wedding at Upstairs At Midtown, be sure to click over to the King Street Hospitality Group website.

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