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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Erin and Stephen

What a great wedding reception for Erin and Stephen and 140 of their closest friends and family at the Palo Alto Hills Country Club. Erin was ready to dance and party since she just graduated from Stanford. It was so cool introducing them as Mr. Stephen and Doctor Erin Cook. There were many fun guests from Stanford University and UC Santa Barbara who were ready to party too. And they did!Erin and Stephen did a fake first dance with "Truly, Madly, Deeply" from Savage Garden. We had it planned out perfectly. After about a minute of the song, Stephen looked over to me and gave me the "thumbs down" sign so I cut-off the song. Then, I used my tremendous acting skills (lol) and went to the dance floor to ask him what the problem was. He said "This is what I get for letting Erin pick out the music". Everyone was laughing. I asked him if I should play something else. He said "PLEASE!". So, I went back and played the real first dance that they chose: "What I like About You" by The Romantics. It was upbeat and fun and the guests absolutely loved it!
What a fun night. Erin's Dad Rhett and Stephen's Brother Cameron made a couple of very entertaining toasts that had everyone smiling and laughing. And as you can see by the pictures, they had a great time dancing too. Here are some other special songs they chose:
Bridal Party Introductions: "Beautiful Day" by U2
Father-Daughter Dance: "You Had Me From Hello" by Kenny Chesney
Farewell Dance: "I've Had The Time of My Life" (From Dirty Dancing)


  1. Anonymous8:37 AM

    Looks like they had a great time Rich. I've been thinking about doing a choreographed first dance at my wedding. (My Fiance and I were going to take dance lessons) What do you think? Do the guests enjoy those?

  2. Hey there. Choreographing the first dance is a great idea. I've had many clients do it and the guests always enjoy it. Many of them do it because they are not great dancers or just because they want to do something different or fun. Just make sure you practice!! Also, make sure your DJ has the exact version of the First Dance Song that you practiced with since there are sometimes 4 or 5 different versions of the same song. Have fun!