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Sunday, 16 November 2014 20:35

Kristin + Matt: Conservatory At Magnolia Plantation Wedding

The weather in Charleston by the time we make it to the middle of November is some of the most tolerable through out the entire year.  This means that outdoor wedding ceremonies are nice and cool and crisp and the mosquitoes have died off.  And as a professional wedding DJ, it's always cool and refreshing to arrive at a wedding venue and not have to sweat as I load in all my gear and get set up for a wedding. Kristin & Matt came to Charleston, SC for their wedding by way of the Land Of 10,000 Lakes (Minnesota).  With temperatures in the upper 50s - around 60 at the time of ceremony, these temperatures would be warm for this bride and groom from Minnesota.  Fall is one of the best seasons to get married at Magnolia Plantation; especially having your wedding ceremony and reception at The Conservatory.

Magnolia Plantation is one of the most popular wedding venues in the entire Charleston, SC area. But when you visit Magnolia Plantation, you've got the option to have your weddnig ceremony and reception at ONE of THREE locations on the plantation. If you are a destination bride and groom who are looking to get married in Charleston, then Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is one of the places you should (at least) tour before you sign a contract on your wedding venue. For more information about Magnolia Plantation, be sure to check out this archived post about a Tour Of Magnolia Plantation.    Kristin & Matt had a small, intimate group of guests that was approaching 50 people. The Conservatory At Magnolia Plantation is the perfect choice for wedding sizes that range from 50 -80 people.  The Conservatory is right next to the Schoolhouse Pond and you'll walk over to the classic Red Bridge over to the lawn for your wedding ceremony. Most brides and grooms who chose to have their wedding ceremony at The Conservatory will hold it on the lawn at the Schoolhouse Pond. This setting allows you to enjoy the beautiful backdrop and breezes from the Ashley River. 

Kristin & Matt's Wedding Ceremony At The Conservatory At Magnolia Plantation
Bridal Party Processional Song:  "Pachelbel's Canon" | Johann Pachelbel
Bride Processional Song: "A Thousand Years" | The Piano Guys
Recessional Song: "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)" | Stevie Wonder

Kristin Matt The Conservatory Magnolia Plantation Wedding Songs

Kristin + Matt's Cocktail Hour & Dinner Music Selections & Playlist
"All You Need Is Love" | The Beatles
"Margaritaville" | Jimmy Buffett
"Superstition" | Stevie Wonder
"Sweet Potato Pie" | James Taylor
"Be Our Guest" | Beauty & The Beast Soundtrack (Idina Menzel)
"Let It Go" | Frozen Soundtrack
"In My Life" | The Beatles
"Mountain Music" | Alabama
"Moondance" | Van Morrison
"Come Fly With Me" | Frank Sinatra
"Let's Stay Together" | Seal
"Stand By Me" | Ben E. King
"I'm Yours" | Jason Mraz
"What A Wonderful World" | Louis Armstrong
"Everything" | Michael Buble
"Crazy Little Thing Called Love" | Queen
"Have I Told You Lately" | Van Morrison
"Colour My World" | Chicago
"Baby I Need Your Loving" | The Four Tops
"When A Man Loves A Woman" | Percy Sledge
"Isn't She Lovely" | Stevie Wonder
"I Can't Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" | The Four Tops
"Under The Sea" | The Little Mermaid
"Beauty & The Beast" | Celine Dion
"Better Together" | Jack Johnson
"I Second That Emotion" | Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
"Fly Me To The Moon" | Frank Sinatra
"You Are The Sunshine Of My Life" | Stevie Wonder
"Hungry Eyes' | Eric Carmen
"Making Memories Of Us" | Keith Urban
"Unforgettable" | Nat King Cole
"Beyond The Sea" | Bobby Darin
"Unforgettable" | Nat King Cole
"Ho Hey" | The Lumineers
"Smile" | Uncle Kracker
"By Your Side" | Sade

Cake Cutting Song: "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" | James Taylor
Bridal Party Song: "Let's Get It Started" | Black Eyed Peas

Kristin Matt The Conservatory Dance Music Playlist
Photo Credit: Roger Kirby

Kristin + Matt's Wedding Dance Music Selections At The Conservatory At Magnolia Plantation
"Blurred Lines" | Robin Thicke
"Can't Help Falling In Love" | Elvis Presley
"Boogie Shoes" | KC & The Sunshine Band
"Suit & Tie" | Justin Timberlake
"Shout" | The Isley Brothers
"Brown Eyed Girl" | Van Morrison
"Summer Of '69" | Bryan Adams  (Need More 80s On Your Wedding Playlist) <---CLICK HERE
"Sexyback" | Justin Timberlake
"This Is How We Do It" | Montel Jordan (The Best 90s Playlist Is Right HERE) <----CLICK HERE
"Hey Ya" | Outkast
"Low" | Flo Rida
"Forget You" | Cee Lo Green
"Play That Funky Music" | Wild Cherry
"Drop It Like It's Hot" | Snoop Dog
"Old Time Rock & Roll" | Bob Seger
"Gettin' Jiggy With It" | Will Smith
"Tik Tok" | Ke$ha
"PYT" | Michael Jackson
"Tipsy" | J-Kwon
"Sweet Caroline" | Neil Diamond
"Baby Got Back" | Sir Mix Alot
"Yeah" | Usher
"In Da Club" | 50 Cent
"Right Round" | Flo Rida
"On The Floor" | Jennifer Lopez
"Timber" | Pitbull & Ke$ha
"Hot In Herre" | Nelly
"Get Down Tonight" | KC & The Sunshine Band

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And there you have it, another one of the many successful and very pleased destination wedding couples that I had the pleasure of working with.  Kristin + Matt and their wedding guests proved once again that you do not need to have a huge amount of guests to have an incredibly fun night at your wedding reception. I've DJ'ed countless wedding receptions where there were 50 people or less and EVERYONE was on the dance floor all night long, but then there have been larger crowds where there may have been less dancing. Every single wedding is different and is composed of a different group of people with differing musical tastes. It's up to the bride and groom to hire a wedding DJ who will sit down with them to put together a wedding playlist that gives them the best chance for them and their guests to have the best time of their life. It is the music that matters at your wedding reception and what your guests will remember the most. Unless Oprah Winfrey's personal chef is the one cooking that will be cooking a 5 course dinner at your wedding reception, the odds are that your guests will not remember the food, but they will remember how much they danced at all night long. All modern brides and grooms should hire a wedding DJ that they truly feel comfrtable with and one that will help guide them through the process of putting together a playlist that 100% defines their musical tastes, as well as a DO NOT PLAY LIST. I'd love to speak with you about your upcoming wedding. Click on the link up above to be taken over to my contact form so that you can fill out some of the important details about your big day. I look forward to hearing from you. For more information about Why You Should Hire Me To Be Your DJ <-----CLICK HERE



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