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Celebrating a Fall Wedding at Bella Collina

Fall in Florida is a great time to get married. We were so excited to be part of Katie and Kolby’s October 20, 2021, wedding at Bella Collina! This venue is classically beautiful, with a backdrop that transports couples and their guests to the Tuscan countryside.

Vintage Lace and a Ceremony to Remember

As they entered the ceremony to Known by Tauren Wells, the bridesmaids were perfectly poised for fall in their dark teal dresses. Katie looked stunning as she walked down the aisle to Prayed for You by Matt Stell. Her lace wedding gown was a modern twist on a vintage look, and Katie fit perfectly into the old and ethereal atmosphere of Bella Collina.

Cocktails and Introductions

Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour at Bella Collina’s Reflection Pool featuring a mix of modern love vocalist songs by Soundwave DJ Dennis Michael. When it was time to greet the newlyweds again, the DJ invited guests into the reception space taking place on the Bella Ballroom Outdoor Terrace. The wedding party entered to Levitating by Dua Lipa, then waited on the dance floor. DJ Dennis Michael announced the couple that everyone had been waiting for: the new Mr. and Mrs. Kolby Maddox!

A First Dance, a Blessing, and a Garter

Katie and Kolby enjoyed a first dance to Tip of My Tongue by Kenny Chesney. They then gave a heartfelt welcome to their guests before turning the microphone over to the father of the groom who delivered a blessing. The blessing was followed by dinner, and then the newlyweds cut their wedding cake to Love You Like I Used To by Russell Dickerson. The guests went wild as Kolby removed Katie’s garter, tossing it into the crowd while Hot In Herre by Nelly played in the background.

Not to be outdone, Katie threw her bouquet into the crowd – and then it was time to dance! DJ Dennis Michael kept the party going with a mix of current hits and old favorites. Guests danced to country, hip hop, Latin, and anything else with a great beat and high energy. Crowd favorites included Fancy Like by Walker Hayes and Everybody by Backstreet Boys.

Final Dances for This Wedding at Bella Collina

All good things come to an end, and it was eventually time to close the fun night. Guests danced to You Should Probably Leave by Chris Stapleton before heading out to wait for the newlyweds. Katie and Kolby enjoyed a private last dance to Florida Georgia Line’s song Island. They finished their dance and then made their way to the front of Bella Collina, where guests sent them off under a shower of bright sparklers and well wishes.

Venue: Bella Collina
Coordinator: At Last Wedding and Event Design
Photo: Cricket’s Photo + Cinema
Florist: Flowers By Lesley

Soundwave DJ / MC: DJ Dennis Michael

Processional: Known, Tauren Wells
Bride Entrance: Prayed For You, Matt Stell
Recessional: 
Classic, MKTO
Introduction:
 Levitating, Dua Lipa
First Dance: Tip of My Tongue, Kenny Chesney
Cake Cutting: Love You Like I Used To, Russell Dickerson
Last Dance: You Should Probably Leave, Chris Stapleton

 

Natural Beauty in this Lake Nona Wedding

Olivia and Adonis’ wedding on October 9, 2021, was an elegant affair from beginning to end. The Lake Nona Country Club is a luxurious gem among Orlando wedding venues. Nestled in Lake Nona, Florida, this wedding property boasts lush gardens, a golf course, and spectacular views. The couple took advantage of every inch of this property with a ceremony on the grand lawn and then cocktails and dancing in the beautiful ballroom.

An Intimate Ceremony by the Lake

The groom beamed as the ceremony’s processional began. The blushing bride was accompanied by her mom and dad, and the trio walked down the aisle to Here Comes the Sun by the Midnight String Quartet. The couple exchanged vows by the lakeside, nestled under a cascading Florida Oak.

Bring Em Out!

The luxurious ballroom hosted the wedding’s cocktail hour, and the music featured a Lounge Mix from Soundwave Entertainment DJ Justin. Eventually, the guests entered the reception space, where the wedding party made a lively entrance to T.I.’s Bring Em Out. The Soundwave lighting team provided wall uplights in a very soft blush to create a warm, inviting atmosphere. The high-energy wedding party added an element of fun and excitement! Soundwave DJ Justin entertained from a designer DJ front board illuminated in white that really added a unique detail to the room. As the guests were asked to take their seats for dinner, the Maid of Honor and the Best Man delivered heartfelt toasts to the newlyweds. 

Dancing the Night Away with Soundwave DJ Justin

The party continued with favorite song requests, and the bride even had fun with her own turn at the mic! There was a particularly poignant moment during the night when Olivia enjoyed a dedicated dance with her four brothers to Isn’t She Lovely (acoustic) by Callum Wright. Snacks brought out made for a fun twist on keeping the party high energy as the wedding guests continued to dance the night away. It was a sparkling send-off as the bride and groom’s joy shined just as brightly as the sparklers!  

Soundwave DJ:  Justin Coulter

Soundwave Lighting & Design:
Cake Pinspot
14 Wall Uplights in Soft Pink
Designer DJ Front Board 

Coordinator: Melanie Paige Events & Design 

Photo: Alexis Kline Photography

Cake: Lake Nona Country Club 

Florist: Raining Roses Productions

Video: Elmwood Forest

 

 

 

Setting the Stage for a Wedding at the Mission Inn Resort

Marissa and Adam’s September 5, 2021, wedding was held at the Marina Del Ray at Mission Inn Resort and Club. Located just outside of Orlando, the Mission Inn Resort offers three unique wedding venue options, including the stunning Marina Del Ray. Marissa and Adam held the ceremony of their fall Orlando wedding outside, with the season’s natural setting playing perfectly off of the waterfront. A gentle breeze moved with the bride as she walked down the aisle to her groom. Leaves in the trees above swayed quietly against the music. And within the magic of the natural setting, Soundwave’s DJ Dennis Michael made sure that the music and the officiant’s subtle lavaliere microphone only added to the natural setting, never distracting from the special moment. 

Cocktails and Classics 

After our bride and groom exchanged their vows and walked back up the aisle as husband and wife, it was time to celebrate. The evening began with guests sipping cocktails and mingling, all while enjoying a vocalist mix of songs from DJ Dennis Michael. As the cocktail hour wound down, DJ Dennis Michael ushered guests into the reception space for the much-anticipated introduction of the wedding party and the newlyweds. Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars played as Marissa and Adam were formally introduced as husband and wife. After the guests settled into their seats, the couple shared a sweet first dance to  I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz.

A Night to Remember

The reception space was beautifully decorated with cool neutrals and soft gold accents. We provided LED Wall Uplights in a soft green color, highlighting the natural outdoor ambiance. Guests celebrated the newlyweds with toasts, parent dances, and a three-tier cake from Sugar Sugar Cake Boutique – coupled with a perfectly-placed LED Pinspot supplied by Soundwave to illuminate the cake.

Sparkling Skies and Goodbyes at This Fall Orlando Wedding

The conversations and laughter carried on through the night. Soundwave DJ Dennis Micheal kicked the party into high gear with ’90s throwbacks, current pop favorites, and crowd-pleasers. Everyone was on their feet throughout the night! The bride and groom really kept the party going and the dance floor packed. Guests of all ages danced late into the night. Closing out the evening, DJ Dennis Michael played Don’t Stop Believing by Journey as requested by the newlyweds. As the last notes faded, guests gathered outside to grab some  sparklers as they cheered and bid farewell to the glowing couple!

Venue: Mission Inn Resort and Clubatelier
Coordinator: Bella Sposa Events
Photo: Flora Bloom Photography
Cake: Sugar Sugar Cake Boutique
Florist: Le Fleur Atelier

Soundwave DJ / MC: DJ Dennis Michael 

Soundwave Lighting & Design, and Options:
Cake Pinspot
LED Wall Uplights
Dance lights

Processional: Memories (violin cover, ItsAMoney)
Bride Entrance: I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing (violin cover, Javier Rodriguez)
Recessional: 
Happy (Pharrell Williams)
Introduction:
 Uptown Funk, Bruno Mars
First Dance: I Won’t Give Up, Jason Mraz
Cake Cutting: Sugar, Maroon 5
Last Dance: Don’t Stop Believing, Journey

 

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Melissa and David Pagan’s Central Florida wedding was a lovely and fun affair from beginning to end. Held on July 24, 2021, their wedding at the Lake Mary Events Center featured plenty of opportunities for unique lighting designs from our experts at Soundwave, and we were excited to return to one of our favorite stomping grounds.

Lighting Design for a Wedding at the Lake Mary Events Center
The couple opted for an intimate ceremony in a room flanked with floor-to-ceiling windows and endless amounts of natural light. Their evening reception was classy and soft, bringing in lots of opportunity for understated and transitional lighting as the sun set on the venue.

We brought gentle color to the inside space with our LED lights, illuminating the room with a gentle purple to reflect the wedding colors of the bride and groom. Soundwave provided the Monogram in Lights on the stage wall with purple hues of LED Wall Uplighting providing a main focal point in the space and a beautiful backdrop for pictures.

We added Centerpiece Pinspot Lighting to highlight the newlywed table and the wedding cake from their positions within the alcove at the front of the room. We also used the lighting design to frame the newlyweds’ silver accents, complementing Melissa and David’s vision for their wedding at the Lake Mary Events Center.

Your Perfect DJ for a Central Florida Wedding
To ensure that it was truly a night to remember, the bride and groom had an ingenious idea: capture it through film…but with a twist! Before the start of dinner, when guests were all still at their seats, Melissa and David requested that our talented Soundwave DJ Ray Vales announce to the room:

“The bride and groom have a challenge for all of you: the newlyweds want to take a photo with each group of guests at each respective table.  Easy enough…however, here is the challenge: you all have only have 3 minutes to do this!  So, you all must work together at each respective table.  The photographer will come to each table and the assistant will get you all in position.  But, you must act fast, you have three minutes total!”

As DJ Ray started the clock on those three minutes, Hey Ya” by Outkast was the countdown song of choice. DJ Ray had fun with the countdown, keeping the energy going as the bride and groom rushed between tables and laughed with every guest in the room. This photo challenge was a fun twist on traditional wedding photos, and DJ Ray was happy to make the most of it!

In keeping with the fun and personal touches at this Central Florida wedding, the bride and groom had another surprise in store for everyone. After the food has been eaten, the cake had been cut, and the dancing had been going on for some time, DJ Ray asked all of the guests to make a circle around the dance floor. Melissa entered into the middle of the circle, and DJ Ray invited Melissa’s mom to join her for a very special surprise dance. The mother and daughter danced to “Mom” by Meghan Trainor, and Melissa’s surprise for her own mom was a successful and heartfelt one.

The dancing resumed and DJ Ray kept the party going until it was time to finally end what had been a fantastic day. Mr. and Mrs. Pagan shared their last dance with guests to “Last Dance” by Donna Summer. When the dancing ended and everyone left the room, the newlyweds were able to enjoy one last private last dance to Die a Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett. We were honored to be part of this beautiful Central Florida wedding at the Lake Mary Events Center, and we loved getting to see Melissa and David start their own happily ever after.   

Venue: Lake Mary Events Center 
Coordinator: Weddings in the City
Caterer: Levans Catering
Photo: Mike Briggs Photography
Cake: Carlo’s Bakery
Florist: Atmospheres Floral and Decor
Video: Cinemedia

Soundwave DJ / MC: DJ Ray, Latin Expert

Soundwave Lighting & Design, and Options:
3 Pinspots: 1 for Cake, 2 for Newlywed Table
18 LED Lights: Soft Purple Color
Monogram in Lights
Dance Lights

Processional: Stand By Me (piano), Toshiki Kato
Bride Entrance: Perfect (wedding version,) Paul Hankinson
Recessional: This Will Be An Everlasting Love, Natalie Cole

Introduction:
I Gotta Feeling, Black Eyed Peas
First Dance: Beautiful Crazy, Luke Combs
Father Daughter: My Wish, Rascal Flatts
Mother Son: A Mothers Song, T Carter
Last Dance With Guests: Last Dance, Donna Summer

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This lakeside wedding at Paradise Cove was an elegant affair, with soft pink florals and gold accents creating a romantic setting. The romantic island vibe of Paradise Cove in Central Florida was the perfect backdrop for Amber and William’s September 10, 2021, wedding. Set against acres of lush Floridian foliage, Paradise Cove is a slice of Key West right here in in Orlando, literally minutes from Disney Springs.

Amber and William added creative touches throughout their own ceremony, with white florals cascading over a ceremonial hoop from Atmospheres. The officiant, Rev. Glynn Ferguson with Sensational Ceremonies, delivered a heartwarming ceremony with the bride and groom choosing two readings and live soft music as the natural sounds from the cove echoed in. A lavaliere microphone by Soundwave Entertainment ensured that friends and family could listen to the heartfelt dedication. The guests cheered as the couple shared a sweet first kiss as husband and wife, and the couple exited down a stunning white silky aisle to the cocktail gathering. There, guests were invited to take photos in the Soundwave Digital Photo Booth, complete with gold backdrop and props. It was the perfect start to this starlight wedding in Paradise.

The reception began with introductions by Soundwave DJ David Regueiro, and he set the excitement for the bride and groom’s entrance. The newlyweds entered through a custom ribbon to Circle of Life by Carmen. As they began their first dance as husband and wife – set to Never Stop by Safetysuit – they were surrounded by gold and linen accents that added to the natural beauty of the twinkling lights and chandeliers. Gold chivari chairs, classic and beautiful white accents, candles, and romantic florals added a layer of warmth and elegance to the room.

Guests hit the dance floor, making requests for their favorite current hits and enjoying the photo booth. It was a real treat to have the traditional removal of the garter from Amber and William and a playful first bite of the decadent cake from Sugar Sugar Cake. 

The night was full of dancing and photo booth fun as the guest made requests for their favorite songs, with everyone singing along and laughing the night away. Guests gathered around for one final dance to the upbeat song Mr. Brightside by the Killers, and then they were asked to escort the bride and groom for a final farewell with bubbles at the dock. A gentle breeze from the Florida lakeside floated around the newlyweds as they made a grand exit in true paradise cove fashion: hopping into the ski boat under the moonlit sky, giving their last send-off to their wedding at Paradise Cove.

Soundwave DJ / MC: DJ David Regueiro 

Soundwave Options:
Digital Photo Booth
18 LED Lights in warm candle light glow
Cake Pinspot

Introduction: Circle of Life, Carmen 
First Dance: Never Stop, Safetysuit
Last Dance With Guests: Mr. Brightside, The Killers

Venue: Paradise Cove
Caterer: Cocktails and Catering
Officiant: Rev. Glynn Ferguson, Sensational Ceremonies
Floral: Atmospheres Floral and Decor
Photo: Cricket’s Photo and Cinema 
Cake: Sugar Sugar Custom Cake Boutique
Video: Dana Lynn Photography

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With a photo booth, fantastic songs, and party props on the dance floor, Jessica and Alex’s wedding at Rosen Shingle Creek, July 17, 2021, was an event to remember! Rosen Shingle Creek Resort is located in beautiful Orlando, Florida.  This luxury resort is a favorite choice for many couples on their big day. Jessica and Alex decorated the area with sweeping florals, white linen, and soft touches of lavender lighting.

Every wedding is very special to Soundwave, but in this case, the bride is in the wedding industry and is a professional wedding planner with Just Marry.  We are always humbled when a fellow colleague turns to us to help make their dreams come true.

The ceremony was an intimate affair: the event was unplugged, live music flowed through the space, and the officiant was a close friend to the bride and groom. As they exchanged custom vows, their faces were glowing with love. Not ones to stop the celebration after a traditional first kiss, Jessica and Alex said their vows and then shared a flirtatious second kiss as husband and wife while making their down the aisle.

The Orlando bride and groom hosted an exquisite reception where music and lighting set the mood for a grand entrance. Beautiful white linen tables for both the newlywed table and the cake were lit with centerpiece pin spotlighting from Soundwave Entertainment. The dance floor was centered in the middle of the room, making it a focal point along with the 18 soft purple uplights that illuminated the space. Breathtaking floral arrangements with contemporary centerpiece designs from Raining Roses gave an exciting and welcoming feel.

Soundwave DJ Les Kopasz got the party started, playing “Party Up” by DMX and directing everyone’s attention to the entrance of the wedding party! As the wedding party entered and it was time for the new husband and wife to take center stage, you could hear: “Ladies and gentlemen, please stand…as I am honored to introduce for the second time today, the newlyweds: Mr. and Mrs. Van Hide!”

Guests enjoyed a delicious plated dinner as DJ Les Kopasz played a custom-curated mix of 2000s Pop Instrumental Mix. The bride and groom shared their first dance to “You Are In Love” by Taylor Swift. Halfway through the song, DJ Les Kopasz invited guests to join the couple in their first slow dance as husband and wife.

After dinner, guests flooded the dance floor and spent the evening dancing the night away with foam glow sticks, light-up glasses, and glowing props! As the night wound down, DJ Les Kopasz announced that the newlyweds would meet them for the after-party as everyone was ushered out of the ballroom. Alone for a brief moment, the bride and groom shared one final dance in private to “Lover” by Taylor Swift. While they gazed at one another, the wedding at Rosen Shingle Creek ended exactly how it started: with the couple just glowing.

Venue: Rosen Shingle Creek 
Coordinator: Just Marry, Mairead Murray
Floral: Raining Roses 
Photo: Sydney Morman
Cake: Provided by hotel

Soundwave DJ / MC:  Les Kopasz

Soundwave Lighting & Design, and Options:
3 Pin spotlights for bride and groom table, and cake table
Dance Lights
18 LED Wall Uplights in soft purple
Digital Photo Booth

Recessional: Live instrumental music
Introduction: Party Up, DMX
First Dance: You Are In Love, Taylor Swift
Mother Son: Simple Man, Lynyrd Skynyrd
Last Dance With Guests: Always Be My Baby, Mariah Carey 

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When you combine breathtaking views overlooking the water, an intimate and unplugged ceremony, and an incredible reception afterward…then you have Lauren and Elle’s wedding at Cypress Grove.

The ceremony took place on a perfect afternoon in Orlando, with Spanish moss waving gently in the breeze and soft bursts of sunlight dancing off the water. The brides walked down the aisle and took their places under the romantic gazebo overlooking the water. With loved ones to one side and water to another, the unplugged ceremony was quiet, peaceful, and romantic.

After exchanging their custom vows and sharing their first kiss as newlyweds, Lauren and Elle (or “L” to family and friends) walked back up the aisle and exited the ceremony while Soundwave DJ Les Kopasz played “Today Was a Fairytale” by Taylor Swift. Guests were treated to a cocktail hour and a “2000s Pop Instrumental Mix” in the small garden until it was time to reunite with the wedding party and the Orlando newlyweds.

Finally, it was time to celebrate! The wedding party entered the venue’s ampitheater to “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus, and the newlyweds joined the celebration to “I Kissed a Girl” by Katy Perry. As family and loved ones watched, Lauren and Elle shared their first dance to “From the Ground Up” by Dan & Shay.

The ceremony had been a soft, romantic, intimate affair, and the reception carried those same tones. Linens were kept to a tasteful and simple white, allowing for the natural beauty of the venue to shine through. When it came time for the father daughter dances, the emotion in the air was palpable. Lauren and her father danced to “The Best Day” by Taylor Swift, while Elle and her father danced to “Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole.

After the final notes of the father daughter songs ended, the guests were ready to hit the dance floor! The first part of the dancing had a little bit of something for every musical taste. And as the night continued, DJ Les added even more excitement to the dancing crowd with favorites like “Yeah” by Usher and today’s hits like “Sweet But Psycho” by Ava Maxx.

It was pretty obvious that everyone could have kept celebrating and dancing long into the small hours of the night, but the time finally came for guests to say farewell to the brides. As guests left the dance floor and the newlyweds were alone in the quiet space, Lauren and Elle were able to share one final dance together privately to “Anyone” by Justin Bieber.

And at last, it was time for a formal farewell. The happy couple left their wedding at Cypress Grove under a blazing archway of sparklers and well-wishes from guests, ready to start their new life together.

Soundwave DJ / MC:
DJ Les Kopasz

Processional: “Speechless” by Dan & Shay
Recessional: “Today Was a Fairytale” by Taylor Swift
Introduction: “I Kissed a Girl” by Katy Perry
First Dance: “From the Ground Up” by Dan & Shay
Last Dance With Guests: “Love Story” by Taylor Swift
Private Last Dance: “Anyone” by Justin Bieber

Venue: Cypress Grove 
Coordinator: 
Anna Christine Events
Caterer: Big City Catering
Officiant: Kelly Hunsberger
Floral: Bluegrass Chic
Photo: Kate Andrews Photography and Film

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The Alfond Inn, nestled in the heart of Winter Park, was transformed into a green wonderland for the enchanted forest wedding of Matilda and Sean. Soundwave provided DJ and extensive LED Lighting Design to bring the bride and groom’s vision to life.  We worked closely with Wedding Planner, Pavone Events, and Raining Roses, florist, to create this fairytale reception.

A gentle abundance of soft, romantic LED Wall Uplighting set the stage for these two lovebirds. The focal point of the Lighting Design was Wall Texturing.  The Wall Texturing is how we illuminated the tree / forest design on the main focal wall.  To illuminate trees on the entire wall, we used 3 high powered LED projection machines with “forest” gobos.  Additionally, the oversized centerpiece trees and floral were illuminated with LED lights. Twenty-four Wall Uplights in candlelight color gave the room a sweeping glow.

Soundwave Owner DJ Les Kopasz kicked off the reception by introducing the wedding party to “Jump In The Line” by Harry Belafonte. The newlyweds then danced to “A Thousand Years (ft Evynne Hollens and Lindsey Stirling)” by Peter Hollens. 

DJ Les played a custom list of Celtic music as the guests enjoyed their dinner. The guests enjoyed the Newlywed Game, featuring a host of questions about Matilda and Sean. Afterward, the bride and groom cut the cake to Eat It by Weird Al.

Guests hit the dance floor for a high-energy mix of Alternative, Disco/Funk, 70’s rock, and throwback ’80s-’90s. The night came to a close with the lights dimming and the aptly-titled Closing Time by Semisonic. Then, guests escorted the bride and groom outside for a final goodbye under the stars, closing the evening on this Celtic-inspired, enchanted forest wedding at the Alfond Inn.


Soundwave DJ / MC:

Owner Les Kopasz 

Soundwave Lighting & Design, and Options:
24 LED Uplights
Wall Texturing
Pinspots for Floral, Cake and Newlywed Table
Illuminated Designer DJ Front Board
Dance Lights

Introduction: Jump In The Line by Harry Belafonte
First Dance: A Thousand Years (ft Evynne Hollens and Lindsey Stirling) by Peter Hollens
Last Dance With Guests: Closing Time by Semisonic

Venue: The Alfond Inn
Coordinator:
 Pavone Events
Floral: Raining Roses
Photo: That First Moment
Cake: Sprinkles 

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Love is Paradise, and that’s exactly how the brides Meagen and Steffanie felt on May 21, 2021. The romantic island vibe of Paradise Cove in Central Florida was the perfect backdrop. Set against acres of lush Floridian foliage, Paradise Cove offers a variety of breathtaking lakeside spaces for you to celebrate with up to 300 of your biggest fans.

Meagan and Steffanie added creative touches throughout their own ceremony, including personal vows and a violinist accompaniment to our Soundwave’s Latin Expert DJ & MC, Ray Vales. The officiant, who was a close friend to the brides, was supplied a lavaliere microphone by Soundwave to ensure that friends and family could listen to the heartfelt dedication. After the brides shared their first kiss as a married couple, they exited down the aisle to cheers from the joyful crowd and the song “We Found Love” by Rihanna.

The reception began with introductions by DJ Ray Vales, and he set the excitement for the brides’ entrances as the newly pronounced: Mrs. Meagen and Steffanie Riccardo. The newlyweds shared a touching first dance to “Better Place” by Rachel Platten. Gold chivari chairs, classic and beautiful navy accents, candles, and tropical florals added a layer of warmth and elegance to the room.

Guests hit the dance floor and enjoyed being able to make requests for their favorite current hits. The newlyweds also had a list of favorites to add to DJ Ray’s collection of fan favorites. Toasts, dinner, cake cutting, and parent dances rounded out the evening. A great surprise was the brides and their brothers sharing a dance to “Hey Brother” by Tessa Rose Jackson. 

“What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong was the perfect song to end the evening as guests gathered around for one final dance. With a cool breeze sweeping through the dance floor and the reflection of the moon over the water, Paradise Cove was the perfect setting for a perfect wedding.

Soundwave DJ / MC:
DJ/MC Latin Expert Ray Vales

Processional: Dusk Til Dawn, Daniel Jang
Recessional: We Found Love, Rihanna
Introduction: Roses, Saint Jhn
First Dance: Better Place, Rachel Platten
Last Dance With Guests: What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong

Venue: Paradise Cove
Coordinator:
Kayli Coleman (Paradise Cove)
Caterer: Plus Catering
Officiant: Cindy Diaz (family friend)
Floral: Atmospheres Floral and Decor
Photo: Castaldo Studio
Video: Castaldo Studio

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James and Karsyn’s Margaritaville Resort wedding, May 15, 2021, felt like a destination wedding to a tropical paradise. Held at the Margaritaville Resort in Orlando, FL, guests felt as though they had been whisked away on a Caribbean vacation complete with beautiful lagoon-style pools, tropical pool bars, and stunning coastal decor.

The couple’s unplugged ceremony began as exquisite bride Karsyn was escorted down the aisle to “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran. The newlyweds exchanged vows in a lovely outdoor ceremony beneath the shade of Florida palm trees, as 90 of their closest friends and family members looked on.

Following cocktail hour in the prefunction area to the ballroom, steel drums serenaded guests as they began to be seated for the reception in the Grand Ballroom. Beautifully decorated with tropical florals and soft LED Wall Uplighting – the ballroom had an inviting coastal vibe.

Soundwave Owner DJ Les Kopasz introduced the wedding party to “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO, then Mr. and Mrs. Hale were announced to “Best Love Song” by T Pain and Chris Brown. The newlyweds danced to “Better Together” by Luke Combs before groom James formally welcomed their guests.

The evening was a lovely mix of dinner, parent dances, cake cutting, and open dancing. DJ Les was given creative liberty to choose most of the playlist and kept the dance floor packed with a solid mix of 80s rock, throwback 80s-90s, early 2000s, country, and current hits. The night drew to a close as “Don’t Wanna Go Home” by Jason Derulo was played for the last dance with guests. After everyone had gathered outside for a formal farewell, the newlyweds shared a sweet private dance to “Under My Skin” by Nate Smith, closing out the evening on their tropical Margaritaville Resort wedding.

Soundwave DJ / MC:
DJ/MC Owner Les Kopasz

Soundwave Lighting & Design, and Options:
Designer Illuminated DJ Front Board
Dance Lights
24 Uplights for Main Focal Wall and Entrance Doors
Cake Pinspot

Processional: Valentine, Jim Brickman
Bride: Perfect, Ed Sheeran
Recessional: Marry You, Bruno Mars
Introduction: Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO
First Dance: Better Together, Luke Combs
Father Daughter: I Loved Her First, Heartland…fade
Mother Son: My Wish, Rascal…fade
Last Dance With Guests: Don’t Wanna Go Home, Jason Derulo
Private Last Dance: Under My Skin, Nate Smith

Venue: Margaritaville Resort
Coordinator:
Melanie Paige Events
Caterer: Margaritaville Resort
Floral: Fern and Curl Designs
Photo: Amalie Orrange
Video: The Garrs
Cake:  Cake and Bake