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DJ Diaries: Vol. 1

I want to share a story from a wedding in which Ivy Hill Entertainment provided music a few months back in September. It was a beautiful day, at a beautiful venue, and the guests had an infectious positive energy about them. The day had been going great, and I was DJing the reception, having an awesome time. We were getting down to Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, T-Pain, and much more. It was a real dance party!

While planning the music for the wedding, I worked with the couple and figured out the vibe they wanted for the reception, and so far it was perfect. However, there was a curious request that I was unsure about. Among all the dancing, laughing, and drinking, how was I to play Creed's "One Last Breath"? In the midst of Pitbull, Rihanna, and Michael Jackson, it seemed out of place. Nevertheless, I cued up "One Last Breath" and what happened next I will never forget. The Groom and Groomsmen all looked up at each other and shouted, "It's our song!" They all embraced in a circle and, along with the entire room, sang every word at the top of their lungs.

That moment is one of my favorite performance memories of my entire career. The best part about it was that it was a surprise, no special announcement. Once the song came on, everyone knew what it meant. I absolutely love working with couples personally, and the benefits are substantial! Everyone has a special relationship with music, because life happens while music is playing. To be able to bring back memories and evoke emotions is a beautiful position to be in, especially on a day full of so much love.

Happy holidays!

- DJ Marshall

2016 Wedding Services

Photo courtesy of  Clara Rice .

Photo courtesy of Clara Rice.

It's officially open booking season for 2016 and Ivy Hill Entertainment is proud to offer a complete entertainment package for your wedding. Reach out to us for a quote and one of our friendly booking agents will work with you directly to help custom tailor the perfect package for your special day!

  • Live Music. Violinist for your ceremony? Check. Jazz Trio for your Cocktail Hour? Check. Acoustic Guitar and Vocals for Dinner? Check. 8-Piece Dance Band for your reception? Check, check, check. Our musicians are professional, passionate and experienced!

  • DJ's. Get the dance floor moving or create just the right amount of vibe during Cocktail Hour with one of our talented DJ's. Many of our musicians are available to perform during your Cocktail Hour and then DJ for your reception, allowing you to hire just one musician for all your music needs!

  • Pro-Audio. Wireless Microphones for toasts, Lapel Mics for officiants, even a whole extra sound system!

  • Photography and Videography. Share your most treasured moments with the world, or keep them for yourself. Our Photographers and Videographer partners capture all your beautiful moments so that you can look back on them for years to come.

  • Lighting. Let us transform your Reception into a true dance floor or set the mood with string lighting during dinner!

  • Photobooths. Give your guests the power to snap their own HD candids during your wedding. With customized props, backgrounds, and settings, let us help create a memento that you'll cherish for years to come.

Click here for more information on all of our wedding services and check out our schwanky promotional video below, courtesy of Douglas Rae.