Emily Lozen, with Coastal DJ & Video, had the pleasure of filming the wedding, and then later, grabbing some nice footage of the wedding party with Heather, the photographer from Visions, on the beach.
Afterwards, the reception took place inside a dynamic house overlooking the ocean off of Four Seasons Dr. in Duck. There was a short cocktail hour for guests to enjoy some food and drinks while we waited to have introductions of the wedding party.
The introduction song for the bride and groom was “Get the party started ” by Pink, and everyone was fired up to rock long into the night. The first dance was after the introductions to what will most likely be THE first dance favorite of the year, “Make you feel my Love,” by Adele. What a great choice for a first dance song! If you haven’t heard the song by now, it’s about time you have.
Mr. Charles Ballowe the father of the bride then got the opportunity to join his daughter out on the dance floor for the traditional father-daughter dance to “My Girl,” by the Temptations, which was played by DJ George Wainwright, from Coastal DJ & Video. When the father-daughter dance finished, food was served on the upstairs floor of the oceanfront home for all the guests along with some great dinner music.
After everyone enjoyed a great meal, it was toast time! The maid of honor and best man gave toasts to Lyndsay and John and then everyone gathered around by the cake table where we popped off “Sea of Love,” by the Honeydrippers, for the cake cutting.
It was time for the Open Dance and this just had to be the absolute best part everyone’s night! But before we could make it back downstairs to crank up the music, the bride’s father, Mr. Ballowe, had the DJ kick off music with one of my favorite songs! Mr. Ballowe said “play boogie shoes” by KC & The Sunshine Band, and crank it up all the way. The DJ did exactly what he asked and let me tell you, it really made the night!
There was no point on dragging out the party on the second floor, though. DJ George grabbed all of his gear and headed down the elevator like batman to hook up his laptop again and start crushing old school hits. He then dedicated “Stayin Alive,” by The Bee Gees, to Mr. Ballowe as a special request from Lyndsay. Needless to say Mr. Ballowe loved it and got everyone in the house on the floor that became a non-stop dance party for the rest of the night!
DJ George played all kinds of good tunes like: “We are family,” “Brick House,” “Love Shack,” “I’m your Boogie man,” “Funkytown,” then switched it up with a little country, rock, oldies to take a break, but DJ George quickly got back into some classics like “Apache” by Sugar Hill Gang, “Yeah” by Lil’ Jon, “Don’t Stop till you get enough” by Michael Jackson. We had to get in one last good luck dance to the final song that I really love: “Whatever it is” by the Zac Brown Band.
Lots of folks joined the newlyweds in their dance to give Lyndsay and John plenty of good luck in their marriage.
This wedding was truly awesome, to say the least, and we will certainly remember John and Lyndsay, and all their friends and family for a very long time! The best part of a great wedding is that we made great new friends that we will have in our hearts forever. That is what it’s all about, after all! A great wedding, and a great new beginning for John and Lyndsay Koleznar. Congratulations to the both of you and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for letting Coastal DJ & Video be a part of your special day and being your wedding DJ on the Outer Banks, N.C.