When Amanda, John and his cousin George dropped by my office for a planning session, they knew they wanted their reception to be a blast, but were concerned how we were going to make it happen. They loved to party, and more significantly, impressed me right away they really knew how to party. This was revealed when John expressed how the music he wanted to accompany their grand entrance was Young MC's "Bust a Move!" The thoughts surrounding this prospect got me excited, as I started envisioning different looped "Bust a Move" segments that could correspond to the various folks we would be bringing into the party room.
Here's the Grand Entrance as it appeared on their Reception Agenda, along with audio samples of the looped "Bust a Move" segments:
“Kiss the Girl” Little Mermaid
• Flower Girls: Tiffany Claridge & Amanda & John's Daughter: Navaya Burn-elle
“Bust a Move Intro 1"[audio:http://www.larrygreendj.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/BustAMoveSample1.mp3|titles=Bust a Move Intro 1]
• John's Sister in Law: Marla Burn-elle & Curtis Thompson
• Tasha Claridge & Amanda's Brother: Joey Elliott
• Missy Redding & John's cousin Mike Burn-elle
• Katie Pot-vin & John's cousin George Pardo
“Bust a Move Intro 2”[audio:http://www.larrygreendj.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/BustAMoveSample2.mp3|titles=Bust a Move Intro 2]
• Maid of Honor, Amanda's sister-in-law: Katelyn Elliot & Bestman: John's Brother: Jason Burn-elle
“Bust a Move Intro 3”[audio:http://www.larrygreendj.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/BustAMoveSample3.mp3|titles=Bust a Move Intro 3]
• Mr. & Mrs. John Eric Burn-elle
What made this Grand Entrance so sensational was the Wedding Party. In addition to entering with individualized, funky moves, groomsmen Curtis Thompson pulled off a backflip on the dance floor, John's brother Jason brought down the house with a show-stopping dance routine, and John and Amanda seriously brought it home with their own exuberant series of dance moves to everyone's wild delight. With a romantic contrast, they segued into their first dance, "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You" by Rod Stewart.
UNFORTUNATELY, I don't have a video of this energetic and entertaining grand entrance, but here's an edited view of their wedding reception's last dance, "I've Had the Time of My Life," which should provide a good clue to the energy level of John, Amanda, and their friends and family during their celebration at the Isles Restaurant in Ocean Isle Beach, NC.
The Wedding Reception's Grand Entrance
Ending on a High! Note (What's happening at the end of the wedding reception?)