02 Jan Return to Marz
One of the best parts about Charizma Entertainment is the people we connect with and the events that we are hired to do for them. When I saw Jodie at the Windy City Wedding Show it was a reunion filled with hugs and smiles. Jodie and I met years before as she hired mr to emcee her son’s Bar Mitzvah in 1999. Now, she and her fiancé Guy where looking for DJ entertainment that fit their style and personality. Once we reconnection at the wedding show and she realized that I also do many weddings, it was a natural fit! The wedding and reception was held at the famed Signature Room in Chicago. Located atop the John Hancock Center, The Signature Room at the 95th® offers diners exquisite food, superb service, and a dazzling skyline view. The elegant wood designs and art deco interior create an inviting and intimate atmosphere, while the floor-to-ceiling windows exhibit the stunning Chicago skyline and 360 degree views of the entire city. With this amazing view and atmosphere we chose to illuminate the room with wireless LED lighting to give the room a pop of color and to add the element of fun for dancing later in the evening. The ceremony was performed by a close friend of Jodie & Guy’s with the musical backdrop of a cellist and singer. The cocktail reception was held in the same room so we were ready to go with the music format of the rat pack, Motown and 70’s. As we moved into dinner Jodie wanted to ensure that the mood was set for everyone to dance when dinner was done, so our transition started half way through dinner with some selections that got her friends and family singing and bouncing around in their seats. Jodie and Guy opened the dancing with their first dance “You Are The Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne – love that song! From there: Earth Wind and Fire, AC/DC, Robin Thicke and the Cha Cha slide the evening progressed flawlessly. And I had the honor of dancing with Jodie several times throughout the evening, and to see the smile on her face made me even happier to know that we had accomplished our goal for the evening. At the end of the reception I took a moment before loading out my equipment to look at my city, Lake Shore Drive, and this night was beautiful.
Click for a video highlight of Jodie & Guy’s beautiful reception: