This weekend was very busy for Northeast DJs. Friday night DJ Danny D was seen hosting an 80s night at Jimmy The Greeks in Old Orchard Beach followed by the Freeport High School prom on Saturday night at The Portland Club. Saturday morning Kim (my girlfriend who oftens helps me at my events) and I (DJ Greg) traveled to the beautiful town of Boothbay Harbor to begin setup for the Zimbone/Joyce reception. The ceremony and reception were being held with an oceanfront view at the Linekin Bay Resort. While Northeast DJs has provided entertainment many times in the Boothbay Harbor area this was my first time visiting Linekin Bay.
As always, there is a certain amount of nervousness and anxiety when working a wedding reception. For me, the butterflies are always heightened when traveling to a new location. In this case, it was also the first wedding of the season for Northeast DJ (needless to say, I was a bit nervous and excited to get the party started). In the past, I have used the comparision to opening day in baseball. We spend months doing bridal shows and preparing for wedding season but when opening day comes you are just waiting for your chance to get up to the plate and swing away. In many ways, it is probably similar to what bride and grooms experience. They have spent months (sometimes years) planning their reception. Everything happens so quickly, the ceremony comes and goes and then they are waiting for their opportunity to be formally introduced so they can start celebrating all of their hard work.
To give you some back history, during our consultations Wendy had asked if it was possible to provide two sound systems, one for the Main Lodge where guests would enjoy their meal and one for the West Lodge where all the dancing would take place. Kim and I arrived roughly three hours before the scheduled events to begin setup of the first system in the Main Lodge. We than began our setup in the West Lodge. After successfully completing the sound checks in the two rooms we were able watch from afar the ceremony (which was truly beautiful).
Immediately following the cocktail hour, I made the formal introductions of the parents, bridal party and the newly married Mr. and Mrs. David Joyce. The best man, Jim Joyce welcomed guests and provided the toast. In addition to Jim’s speech, many members of the bridal party spoke about the beautiful relationship David and Wendy share. Upon the conclusion of the dinner service we made our way in to the West Lodge where guests were able to kick back, dance and enjoy the evening.
Mark, the manager for Linekin Bay Resort, and his staff did a phenomenal job of prepping the ceremony location, dinner location and the reception location. Wendy and David were a joy to work with and their family and friends were a great group to party with. I couldn’t think of a better way to start wedding season than with the Zimbone and Joyce families!
Thank you Wendy and David for allowing Northeast DJs to be part of your wedding day.
Here’s a quick look at the day:
- First dance: Better Together by Jack Johnson
- Paul (Father of the Bride) and Wendy danced to: Little Miss Magic by Jimmy Buffett
- Muriel (Mother of the groom) and David danced to: In My Life by The Beatles