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Sunday, 24 April 2016 20:32

Michelle + David: Their Carriage House Wedding At Magnolia

If you are just finding this blog, you might be interested in knowing that Charleston, SC has blossomed into one of the top wedding destinations over the years. David & Michelle came to me by internet referral back in March of 2015.  Mike Bills Entertainment has spared no expense on it's website, which has allowed modern brides and grooms like David & Michelle (who were located just outside the Washington DC area) to find me and hire me to be their wedding DJ.  I've always been one of those wedding DJs who learned to cater to destination brides and grooms.  They would choose the lovely Carriage House at Magnolia Plantation as the backdrop for their special day, all the while staying in a lovely beach house over on Folly Beach for the days leading up to their big day. Yes, you can actually get married on a plantation while staying at the beach, as lots of couples have done this.  For more information on some of the most beautiful beaches around Charleston, be sure to click the preceding link. David & Michelle had a wonderful taste in music,  and loved the complete latitude that I provide to my clients as it pertains to the selection of the music during their wedding ceremony and reception.

The Carriage House At Magnolia Plantation might just be one of the most sought after locations (when it comes to plantations) in the Charleston area. There is a certain peace I feel when I go out to the Carriage House. The Carriage House has it roots all the way back to 1840 and backs right up to the Ashley River, which is probably why it's so popular among modern brides and grooms. For more information about weddings at Magnolia Plantation, be sure to click over to the link. For more information about Michelle & David's music selections, be sure to read on.  You simply could not have asked for better weather in Charleston for this late Sunday afternoon wedding ceremony and reception at The Carriage House.  April and May are some of the prime wedding months in Charleston, so you can see David & Michelle hit me up over a year in advance to book me as their wedding DJ. For April 24, 2016, the weather was truly perfect with temperatures in the mid - upper 70s and low humidity. There was not a cloud in the sky as it came time for their wedding ceremony.

Michelle + David's Wedding Ceremony At The Carriage House At Magnolia Plantation
Ceremony Prelude Music Selections
"Marry Me" (Instrumental) | Train
"A Thousand Years" | The Piano Guys
"Stubborn Love" | Vitamin String Quartet
"Over The Rainbow / What A Wonderful World" | Iz
"In Your Eyes" | Peter Gabriel (Vitamin String Quartet)
"Habits" | Vitamin String Quartet

Ceremony Music Selections
Bridal Party Processional: "Lava" | From the Lava soundtrack 
Bride Processional: "Bohemian Rhapsody" | Jake Shimabukuro
Recessional Song: "All I Do Is Win" | DJ Khaled

Interested in learning more about planning the ceremony music for your wedding day? Be sure to check out this archive episode of The Mike Bills Podcast on How To Plan Your Wedding Ceremony Music.

Michelle David Carriage House Magnolia

Michelle + David's Dinner Music Selections
"Hopeless Wanderer" | Mumford & Sons
"I'll Make A Man Out Of You" | Mulan Soundtrack
"In My Life" | The Beatles
"Better Together" | Jack Johnson
"Walking In Memphis" | Marc Cohn
"You're Still The One" | Shania Twain
"Swing Life Away" | Rise Against
"Because You Loved Me" | Celine Dion
"Black Water" | The Doobie Brothers
"Dream A Little Dream Of Me" | Louis Armstrong
"Come Fly With Me" | Frank Sinatra
"I Say A Little Prayer" | Aretha Franklin
"Two Coins" | Dispatch
"Breakdown" | Jack Johnson
"Kokomo" | The Beach Boys
"God Only Knows" | The Beach Boys
"What A Wonderful World" | Louis Armstrong
"Can't Help Falling In Love" | Elvis Presley
"Everything" | Michael Buble
"Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" | Frankie Valli
"Carolina In My Mind" | James Taylor
"Stand By Me" | Ben E. King
"I Second That Emotion" | Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
"Wouldn't It Be Nice" | The Beach Boys 

Michelle + David's Dance Music Selections
"Party In The USA" | Miley Cyrus
"Inside Out" | Eve 6
"Africa" | Toto
"Thrift Shop" | Mackelmore + Ryan Lewis
"I Will Wait" | Mumford & Sons
"Footloose" | Kenny Loggins
"Bring Me To Life" | Evanescence
"Georgia On My Mind" | Ray Charles
"We Own It" | Fast & Furious Soundtrack
"Shake It Off" | Taylor Swift
""Push It' | Salt & Pepa
"Unchained Melody" | The Righteous Brothers
"Like A Prayer" | Madonna
"I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" | Whitney Houston
"This Is How We Do It" | Montel Jordan
"Send Me On My Way" | Rusted Root
"Teenage Dream" | Katy Perry
"Shut Up And Dance" | Walk The Moon
"Let's Stay Together" | Seal
"Living On A Prayer" | Bon Jovi
"Kiss" | Prince
"Just Dance" | Lady Gaga
"Brown Eyed Girl" | Van Morrison
"Circus" | Britney Spears

Bouquet Toss Song: " It's Raining Men" | The Weather Girls  ---> Need A Bouquet Song? (CLICK HERE)
Garter Toss Song: "Eye Of The Tiger" | Survivor

For more beautiful images of Michelle & David's special day at The Carriage House At Magnolia Plantation, be sure you click the link down below to  be taken over to photographer Virgil Bunao's website and blog. He did an amazing job at Michelle + David's love.

Would You Like To Speak To Mike Bills About Being Your Wedding DJ?
 And there you have it, another happy couple who got married in one of the most beautiful cities in the country. Michelle + David were a couple who were into their music. Modern brides and grooms who are really into their music are a common theme because I have found over the years that when you make the music at their wedding ALL about them, there is a lot more fun to be had. Simply put, it's YOUR wedding day, so the music should be about YOU.   Did you know that there are DJs out there who don't take the time to get to know their client's musical tastes? It's a sad, but true fact, which is why I always make the effort to meet with my clients prior to their wedding day. I've always believed that this is the most professional way to be with my clients. Trust me, not only does it put me at ease, but it will also make you feel better too.  Thank you for making it all the way to the end of this post. Please feel free to click all around this blog for more real weddings, DJ tips, and music. Also, be sure to click over to my Spotify profile for wedding playlist inspiration. Click the link below to learn more about my Spotify profile.  If you are interested in talking to me about being your wedding DJ, be sure to click the link above.

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DJ Mike delivered well organized and orchestrated results that made for a great wedding and reception! Couldn't have picked a better DJ to cover our event and truly appreciated his availability to pick up the job and execute in such a short time period. I highly recommend his services, overall great quality.

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Before choosing Mike Bills as our wedding DJ, we looked at several companies and DJs and looked over the reviews for all of them. We chose Mike Bills because of the overwhelmingly great reviews he got and I am so glad we did! They were all spot on! Mike was great to work with, quick to respond, came to our rehearsal to do a run through with us.

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Mike was kind, courteous, professional, and creative! We thoroughly enjoyed working with him for our destination wedding at Folly Beach. We gave Mike minimal guidance and he caught on to our "style" quickly and efficiently. Our guests are still raving about the music selections, and how they were a great balance of new tracks and standards for everyone to enjoy.

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