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Goldbug Island is a beautiful wedding venue owned by the East Cooper Outboard Motor Club. Goldbug Island As you are travelling up Ben Sawyer Blvd toward the Ben Sawyer Bridge and Sullivan's Island, you need to slow down or you might just miss the turn off to Goldbug. Goldbug Island has a gorgeous view of the Intracoastal Waterway right near Sullivan's Island. That view of the waterway served as the backdrop to the wonderful summer wedding ceremony of Elayna & Thomas back on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Elayna & Thomas found me back in the spring, and as the weeks and months approached and I began to gather and assemble all the music for their playlist, it was very apparent they were seriously into their music.  When a couple is really into their music as much as Elayna & Thomas were, their playlist selections become the soundtrack to the biggest day of their lives.  Planning the perfect playlist is really easy. Be sure to check back over my complete blog for more ideas about wowing your guests with your very own perfect playlist.

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With over 20 years of experience in the music industry, as well as a professional wedding  and event DJ, I can tell you that there is no one size fits all playlist for each and every wedding that I do. Some couples have VERY strict tastes. Some couples issue a "no request moratorium" and want it all about them. Some couples have very eclectic tastes. It's what makes DJing weddings so fun and challenging to me, because they all are different. Every single couple is different and has widely differing musical tastes. While every couple does indeed have those varying musical tastes, I approach each and every one of them the same way with the same amount of passion. I do that by meeting with my couples to get to know their likes and dislikes so that we can work together to create the perfect mix of music to keep people on the dance floor all night long. 

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Even though the band has deep roots and was formed in the center of the state in Columbia in the mid 1980s, Hootie & The Blowfish is just as big in the greater Charleston, SC area as they are in Columbia. That being said, there should be no surprise when brides and grooms of all ages put a little Hootie on their wedding playlists. Hootie & The Blowfish just sound right when it comes to Charleston weddings, and if you were in Charleston in the summer of 1994, you remember just how big and crazy it got for the band. Atlantic Records released "Cracked Rear View" on July 5, 1994 to enormous sales.  If you are a fan of the sounds of Charleston music and want to add a little of it to your wedding DJ playlist, please read on.

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Not selecting the right DJ for your Charleston wedding can potentially ruin the most important day of your life. But, for whatever reason, even as we approach the middle of 2017, the DJ is in most cases the last to be hired. While the flowers, decor, and food are certainly of great importance, brides and grooms need to make it a point to make booking the DJ one of the first vendors that are booked "right" after your venue. Waiting until the last minute has many consequences, one of which is that the great DJs have a tendency to book up sometimes as much as 12-18 months in advance. The old saying is true in selecting your wedding DJ. "Haste does make waste." Interview your DJs, thoroughly read their websites, and read over their reviews before hiring them and signing any contracts.  These are 3 of the common mistakes seen in the Charleston area when hiring the wedding DJ.

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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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