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In the last few weeks of Florida winter, on February 25, 2022, Rebecca and Aaron tied the knot at The Alfond Inn, Winter Park. The couple selected a gorgeous color palette of deep colors like black, gold and crimson throughout their outdoor ceremony and indoor reception. In addition, they requested fun pop hits all about love from artists like Coldplay and Taylor Swift. The combination was perfect for their romantic winter wedding, and we loved every upbeat moment!

But First, Set Up

Hours before all the festivities, Soundwave Entertainment arrived onsite with our crew.  First, we set up the officiant’s lavaliere microphone and speakers for the outdoor ceremony. Meanwhile, the ballroom was quickly becoming a romantic winter wedding wonderland. Alongside the rich colors on the tabletops, we set up Centerpiece Pinspots Lights to illuminate the beautiful floral. The walls appeared to glow with soft candlelight thanks to our 24 LED Uplights set to Candle Light Color. This addition has always been a popular choice among our clients, and it added so much depth and warmth to Rebecca and Aaron’s wedding! With the reception sound system, we also set up our Optimus Luxury Sound System. This is an all white, grand sound system offered exclusively by our very own, DJ Les Kopasz.

Let the Ceremony Begin

To start the ceremony, “Ladies and gentlemen, the ceremony is beginning” was announced gently over the speakers. Guests quickly finished their mingling and turned their attention toward the aisle. Dearly Beloved – Kingdom Hearts, by Vitamin String Quartet welcomed the guests of honor and wedding party. Next, A Thousand Years, by The Piano Guys stirred the emotions of everyone in attendance as Rebecca glided down the aisle on her father’s arm. After the vows and the kiss, Whole Lives, by Jake Scott ushered the ceremony out into the cocktail hour. While guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, Soundwave played a custom instrumental mix of love songs from both old and new artists – perfect for a romantic winter wedding.

Celebration Central

Never Gonna Give You Up, by Rick Astley played as the wedding party rick-rolled down into the reception area. This fun energy continued through the romantic winter wedding after an intimate moment between the bride and groom. If You Love Her by Forest Blakk ft. Megan Trainor was the anthem for the newlywed’s first dance. Then came speeches, the meal, dances with the parents, and the cutting of the cake. Finally, it was time to dance!

Get Up Outta’ Your Seat!

DJ Les fired off hits from Taylor Swift, classics from the ’80s, jams from the ’90s, hits from the 2000s and today’s chart-toppers. We even got some great photo ops with crowd participation dances like Cha Cha Slide and Cupid Shuffle. It was such a fun, flirty atmosphere we won’t soon forget. DJ Les made the call for last dance, and everyone poured onto the dance floor for a wild round of Party in the USA, by Miley Cyrus. Then, we dropped it way back, with slow, soft music as guests left the reception to line up for the farewell. But first, Rebecca and Justin shared a private last dance to Come Away with Me. Finally, they made their way outside to their waiting guests, and ran off hand-in-hand into their future together.

Venue: The Alfond Inn
Coordinator: Blush by Brandee Gaar
Photo/Video: Mike Briggs Photography
Florist: Flowers by Lesley

Soundwave DJ / MC: DJ Les Kopasz

Soundwave Lighting & Design, and Options:
24 LED Up Lights in Warm, Candle Light Glow
Pinspotting on the Centerpieces, Cake and Sweetheart Table
Dance Lights
Optimus All White Sound System

Processional: Dearly Beloved – Kingdom Hearts, Vitamin String Quartet
Bride Entrance: A Thousand Years, The Piano Guys
Recessional: Whole Lives, Jake Scott
Introduction: Never Gonna Give You Up, Rick Astley
First Dance: If You Love Her, Forest Blakk Ft. Megan Trainor
Last Dance: Party in the USA, Miley Cyrus

 

Soundwave Entertainment Services:
DJ/MC Owner Les Kopasz
Photo Booth
18 Wall Uplights in Very Soft Pink
Cake Pinspot
Pinspotting on the Tall Centerpieces
Designer DJ Front Board ~ Illuminated White Chic

Venue: Lake Mary Events Center
Wedding Attendents Song: Angel Dream, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Wedding Processional Song: My Love My Life, Cast of Mamma Mia
Wedding Recessional Song: Rose of Sharon, Mumford and Songs
Introduction Song: Get Ready, Temptations
First Dance Song: Beyond, Leon Bridges
Father Daughter Song: Wildflowers, Tom Petty
Mother Son Song: Love Me Like a Rock, Paul Simon
Last Dance Song: Last Dance, Donna Summer
Private Last Dance Song: One That I Want, Xavier Dunn
Wedding Planner: Nicole Squared Events
Caterer: Arthur’s Catering
Floral: Flowers By Lesley
Photo: Mike Briggs Photography
Video: Cinemedia
Cake: Sugar Sugar Cake

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Venue: Longwood Community Building

Soundwave Services:
DJ/MC Les
Designer Illuminated DJ Front Board
Lighting ~ 35 Wall Uplights, 6 Snowflake Gobos, Pinspotting on Cake and Centerpieces

Bride and Groom: Aileen and David
Processional: Christmas Canon, Christmas Music Band
Introduction: Uptown Funk, Bruno Mars
First Dance: Bless The Broken Road, Rascal Flatts
Caterer: Cocktails Catering
Floral: Longwood Events
Cake: Sugar Sugar Cake Boutique
Photo: Mike Briggs Photography

Soundwave Services:
DJ/MC
LED Lighting ~ 18 LED Lights for Full Room, Cake Pinspot

Bride and Groom: Natalie and James
Processional: A Thousand Years,The Piano Guys
Introduction: Terminator Theme, Brad Fiedel
First Dance: Truly, Madly Deeply, Savage Garden
Father/Daughter and Mother/Son: Wildflowers, Tom Petty
Venue: Lake Mary Events Center
Caterer: Magic Occasions
Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies Wedding Officiants
Photo: Mike Briggs Photography

Soundwave Services:
DJ/MC
LED Lighting ~ 24 LED Lights in soft pink, 15 Pinspots for Centerpieces, Cake and Candy Bar
Guitarist
Photo Booth

Bride and Groom: Danielle and David
First Dance: Free, Zac Brown
Father/Daughter: Times of Your Life, Paul Anka
Mother/Son: You Should Be Here, Cole Swindell
Venue: Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
Coordinator: Blush By Brandee Gaar
Photo: Mike Briggs Photography
Floral: Lee Forrest Design Floral Boutique
Cake: Sugar Sugar Cake Boutique

Soundwave Services:
DJ/MC
LED Lighting ~ 24 LED Uplights, 5 Pinspots for Cake, Sweetheart and Candy Table
Guitarist
Photobooth

Bride and Groom: Melanie and Greg
Processional: Best Day of My Life, American Authors (Soundwave Guitarist Perform)
Introduction: Shut Up And Dance, Walk the Moon
First Dance: Lucky, Colbie Caillat
Father/Daughter: In Your Time, Bob Seger
Mother/Son: Beautiful Boy, Celine Dion
Venue: Omni Resort at Champions Gate
Coordinator: Blush By Brandee Gaar
Photo: Mike Briggs Photography
Floral: The Flower Studio
Cake: Sugar Sugar Cake Boutique

Soundwave Services:
DJ/MC ~ Ceremony, Reception
LED Lighting ~ 18 LED Lights in Warm Candle Light Glow, Cake Pinspot

Bride and Groom: Katie and Mark
Processional: Can’t Help Falling In Love, Hailey Reinhart
Introduction: Forever, Chris Brown
First Dance: How Long Will I Love You, Elli Goulding
Father/Daughter and Mother/Son: What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong
Venue: Lake Mary Events Center
Caterer: Puff ‘N Stuff
Caterer: Levan’s Catering
Caterer: Plus Catering
Photo: Mike Briggs Photography
Floral: Country Club Florist

Soundwave Services:
DJ/MC ~ Ceremony, Cocktails and Reception
LED Lighting ~ Pinspotting on Cake, Newlywed Table

Bride and Groom: Lauren and Michael
Processional: Wedding March, Wagner
Introduction: 24K Magic, Bruno Mars
First Dance: Lets Stay Together, Al Green
Father/Daughter: Walk With You, Phil Collins
Mother/Son: You’ll Be In My Heart
Venue: Crowne Plaza Orlando Universal
Coordinator: AATR / An Affair To Remember
Photo: Mike Briggs Photography
Floral: Weddings By Carly Ane’s