I haven't DJayed at this event yet, so this is a pre-wedding blog post for a wedding I'll be DJing at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, California.
I wanted to share two things about this wedding for Janis and Kurt; the playlist and hash tags. All two components are reasons why I really love what I do.
The playlist I request from clients are like windows to their soul. It helps me understand their musical tastes, the moments they'd like to relive, and new experiences they'd like to create at their particular event. The musical tastes of the bride and groom include 90's hip hop and r&b, golden age hip hop, neo-soul, and folk-rock. And during the cocktail hour, a classically trained pianist will be playing tunes on a baby grand piano. The combination of genres will make for a sophisticated, soulful and fun wedding. Some of the artists included in the playlist are:
- Raphael Saadiq
- Robin Thicke
- John West
- Mayer Hawthorne
- Jack Johnson
- Lucy Pearl
- and Force M.D.'s (this group is a hidden gem!)
Social media can be used to congregate each moment captured. Last week I attended a friends wedding at the Viceroy in Palm Springs and each guest used hash tags to document the event through Instagram and Twitter. At this event, I'll be using the hash tag #janisandkurt and I hope that each of the guests do the same. Here are a few images from other weddings at the Nixon Library using the hash tag #nixonlibrary.