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A Note from the Father of the Bride: I have three daughters and have had entertainment for their weddings ranging from live bands to the Wedding DJ. If you are looking for the perfect way to ensure that the wedding and reception are perfect, then you must HIRE THE WEDDING DJ!! My only regret is that I had two weddings before discovering him! He has great experience and the tools and talent to make the night unforgettable for all who attend! I contacted him late, but he was able to help us in the planning phase and was a GREAT resource! On the wedding day, he came early, prepared and tested everything to ensure there were no surprises. We had an outdoor wedding and he set up a sound system for the wedding ensuring that even old deaf aviators (like myself) could hear every word! His schedule ensured that the night was well organized and everyone present enjoyed themselves. He determined the “pulse” of the attendees and ensured that the song selection provided something for everyone. The dance floor was never empty! Fathers need to ensure they have a great toast for their daughter and new husband, a good “Father/Daughter” dance song AND the Wedding DJ to remove the stress of the wedding night! If you are looking for the best, call this man!!!

"Denny was absolutely phenomenal"

From Lauren -
"Denny was absolutely phenomenal! He really made sure the events of our wedding went as smooth as possible! Dylan and I did not know much about the order and inner workings of weddings and Denny made wonderful suggestions and helpful tips. Denny really went above and beyond to make sure Dylan and I got everything we had hoped for. Above all, he really listened to us and made sure he understood everything thoroughly to the point that Dylan and I were never concerned about our DJ being fantastic. In fact, Denny really made our wedding reception truly everything Dylan and I could've ever asked for! We couldn't recommend him any more than we do!" He called back within hours...850-597-2930.
Photos by http://www.christiemeresse.com/

Lauren and Tyler's Beach Wedding

I just had the BEST time with the whole group. There were a lot of people there from Will and Laura's wedding. Lauren's dad, Sid Matthew, a great guy, was a hoot. Everyone danced until they couldn't anymore.

Here's what Lauren and Tyler said,

"Our wedding was the best EVER!!! There were some challenging things that we required, including having music played very far down on the beach, that Denny handled with ease! He was there to set up very early, which made me feel confident there would be no problems.  The music was perfect, everything turned out great, and it was the best day of our lives, (so far)!"

Victoria and Joseph

What a fun time, we could have gone on all night! Victoria and Joseph wanted to get their new life started...and catch a plane, or it wouldn't have ended.

In Tori and Joseph's words...
"Denny was a HUGE part of what made our special day memorable and perfect! As a DJ, he went above and beyond! He was nothing but receptive to our desires and because he listened to what we wanted, he helped make our special day what it was intended to be...ours. Not only was his music selection chosen around our likes, but he made our reception the party we always wanted. He read the crowd and really made it the awesome party that it was. Even working with our vendors, he helped run everything smoothly and even our photographer said he was great to work with! His organizational skills helped guide our reception along and we really could not have done it without him. If you want a great DJ and so much more, Denny is that DJ! Joseph and I will always look back and say how awesomely fun and organized our reception was and we have Denny to thank for that!"

"Denny really made our wedding day special"

 In Leona's words...
“When planning my wedding day, I was faced with dozens of decisions. Probably the most important one for me was selecting the right DJ. It was important to me to get someone with a good voice and good personality that I could trust to make announcements throughout the night and keep the reception moving along. I wanted a professional that could read the crowd, know when to throw on a slow song or crank up volume! The first time I talked to Denny, I got a good feeling about him. He got back with me within 24 hours. He worked with me on pricing. A week or so before the wedding, we met in person to finalize things. We talked about my vision for the ceremony, the reception and the music that would accompany all the night’s activities. He listened to my thoughts, asked questions, and provided suggestions. When the big day finally came, Denny came through 110%. Everything was as we planned. With so many things going on that day, it was such a relief knowing I didn’t have to worry about the DJ. Denny really made our wedding day a special day!” Don't think that just anyone with speakers and music can do this right...850-597-2930. Photos by http://www.christiemeresse.com/

"I don't think you could find a better DJ for your wedding."

"The Wedding DJ" did an exceptional job! He met with us beforehand to get everything perfect. So very helpful with ideas for songs for our ceremony. Every thing was right on key! I didn't have a single worry! He adjusted to our casual setting and was very personable with the wedding party and guests, giving the reception a comfortable tone. I don't think we could have had a better DJ for our wedding! I would recommend him to anyone! With Denny you can have a worry free ceremony and reception without missing a beat!-Rachel
Wedding Photographer: Sarah Burke 850.933.9755 sjburke4@gmail.com

"Our ceremony and reception were absolutely AMAZING!"

"Will and I live in New York, but wanted an intimate family and friends wedding on the beach at Alligator Point, Florida. We found Denny online, and without even meeting him, we booked him on good faith and trust in the vibe and experience he conveyed over the phone. Denny did not disappoint! He put in the extra effort to make sure our ceremony and reception were absolutely amazing! Everyone was out on the dance floor, sweaty, sandy and having a blast. Our friends and family continue to tell us what a wonderful time they had, and Will and I are still on a cloud!" And to think it turned out so well...long distance! 850-597-2930

"Denny went above and beyond anything we could have dreamed of."

Michael and I can’t thank you enough for making our wedding reception such a fun, exciting, and memorable night. You went above and beyond anything we could have dreamed of. I can honestly say I have never seen my parents get up and dance at a party so willingly. You made the atmosphere so inviting and comfortable. I was really concerned that my dad would be quiet and reserved like he usually is at parties but you brought him out of his shell and it meant the world to me. My father is one of the most influential people in my family and had he not enjoyed himself, none of us would have.

There was such an excellent mix of the music we asked for, from older salsa songs to newer popular hits. There was never a dull moment. You kept us on our toes and definitely surprised us with the conga line. You did such an amazing job making the itinerary and making sure everything ran smoothly. It was so nice of you to work with our wedding coordinator at the reception hall and to make sure nothing went awry. We were never concerned about anything.

We knew from the beginning you would be great but we wanted to thank you for going out of your way to research the specific songs for my family and for finding the perfect acoustic version of our first dance song. Our main goal for our wedding reception was to have a fun, casual, yet memorable night for all our families and friends and we got exactly that, thanks to you.

Thanks again,

Christina and Mike

p.s. we have attached a few pictures of the reception that some of our friends took. We will send you some more later." The WEDDING DJ MC 850.587.2930

Lauren and Brad @ Florida State's University Center

These two were relatively quiet in our pre-wedding meetings, but they sure can party. The theme was the "Rat Pack" and I was really excited because it just sounds like a party with great music from a wide range of genres in addition to the theme's own music. I even downloaded a picture of Frank, Dean, Sammy, Joey and Peter to make sure my tux was authentic...it was great!

Here's Lauren and Brad...
"Thank you again for everything, you did a fantastic job at our wedding.  We have received several compliments from friends and family about your great attitude and professionalism during the wedding.  On top of that we would also like to thank you for making yourself available to us before the wedding for planning sessions, this part of the wedding planning process could not have gone smoother.  We will definitely be recommending you to anyone we know planning a wedding in the future." Weddingdjsolutions@gmail.com

Crow-Landrum in Port St. Joe Beach, FL near Panama City Beach and Mexico Beach

"Hello Denny,
You know there's always a hint of uncertainty when you hire a service without any prior knowledge about the folks doing the job. But without doubt you more than delivered outstanding quality services on my daughter's wedding day at Windmark Resort. Once we met in Tallahassee, I was fairly confident we had done the right thing in hiring "The Wedding DJ". But with a major crisis of the lack of electrical power where we needed it at the ceremony site and no one available to fix "it", I found my "guts" churning. But when you arrived earlier on Saturday than you had to and did not stop until you "fixed" the crisis, I stopped worrying or stressing over that whole aspect of the wedding. You did a very professional job with genuine interest and concern for helping to make the wedding a happy memory for everyone. Also you used your years of experience in timing to know the best times for all the aspects of the evening including when to wind the reception up - leaving our guests wishing the night could go on forever... perfect....
We will be sure to recommend you to anyone who is looking for someone to provide high quality services. We'll also tell them that not only do you get great service, you also get to make a new friend....
We appreciate your part in making the evening "unbelievable" in Katelyn and Kyle's words and for relieving one of the knots in my stomach with a smile and your "let me handle it for you" attitude and performance.
Thank you....
Janora and Mark Crow"
You cannot comprehend what goes into this kind of event...get a pro...850-597-2930.

Mel and Jon @ Wakulla Springs State Park, Wakulla, Florida

I really like these two. They are from South Carolina and even with the distance involved, we still had a flawless, fun day. Here's what they said..."Denny went above and beyond to help us. We live in South Carolina and got married in Tallahassee as a destination wedding. This made planning a challenge for me. I found all of my vendor's over the Internet. Denny was very flexible in meeting with me when I was in town on planning trips. He was also able to recommend others as well. I originally wanted live music for the ceremony and was having trouble finding groups for this. Denny looked around Tallahassee to help find music for me. When neither of us could find live musicians, he did the ceremony himself, at no extra charge. His prices were very reasonable and he did a great job!" Photos by Ron Ranew@ www.coffeetablephotobook.com

Brian and Jennifer @ Tallahassee, FL Civic Center...

WOW! There was palpable love in the room with these outstanding folks...In their exact words:
"Denny made our reception great! The music was fantastic, and he had all our guests out on the dance floor, busting a move. He also did a fantastic job organizing all the essential reception events, so we had nothing to worry about. We went in without much of an idea what needed to happen in a reception, and what music to use, and Denny was great about helping us figure all that out. He worked in all our most special songs, and gave us a fantastic, worry-free day to celebrate with our family and friends. Denny, thanks for memories that will last a lifetime!" This is a once-in-a-lifetime event, don't get it wrong, there are no do-overs, call him...850-597-2930, Questions don't cost a penny.

Kisha and Vincent @ Cap. City Country Club, Tallahassee, Florida

Beautiful bride...awesome groom. Great people and friends that danced ALL night! Exact words from Kisha:
"When we started planning our wedding I did a search of local dj's in the Tallahassee area. Luckily I came across Denny, The Wedding DJ's website and read some of the good things people had to say about him. I sent him an email to ask him some questions and get his pricing which I must say is beyond reasonable for what you get! Denny responded back to me within hours of my email and answered all my questions and we scheduled an appointment to meet and discuss what my needs were. All along he was very organized and very professional. I gave Denny all of our song choices for the reception and he created a time line/schedule which not only kept him on top of things but also helped everyone else out. :-) The reception was a blast and everyone had a fantastic time. I don't mean to brag but I have never seen so many people dancing at a wedding reception! He played all the songs we wanted to hear and took requests from our friends and family which made them all happy as well. I would definetly recommend Denny to other brides and would use him again should the need arise. Sincerely, Kisha Boccio" Calling him was so comfortable and immediately put me at ease. 850 - 597-2930. Photos by Ron Ranew www.coffeetablephotobook.com

The Church's @ Wakulla Springs State Park, Florida

You'd never know it was raining at The Lodge at Wakulla Springs, this party ROCKED!-

"Denny was fantastic at our wedding, but his contributions to our big day began many months prior. He was a fantastic resource in planning our ceremony and reception, bringing years of event experience to the table. The day of the wedding the weather took a turn for the worse and forced us to move the ceremony inside at the last minute, but Denny took the change in stride without missing a beat. During the reception, he worked to get everyone out on the dance floor with a great variety of songs, even incorporating special ethnic musical requests from the guests." I can't believe how much he helped to organize things...850-597-2930. Photos by http://www.christiemeresse.com/

The Hoslers @ St. Thomas More on the Florida State Campus

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I have never seen such a glow from a bride as I did with Jen. She and Jimmy looked great, and their friends and family rocked! I booked two more weddings just from that reception alone. Here's why according to Jen..."We had meetings with Denny before our wedding and felt completely reassured of how our reception was going to flow. We trusted him and knew that he had everything under control. The reception was a lot of fun! I had many family members and friends make comments to me about the great job that Denny was doing. He was very attentive to my husband and I the whole time, even filling our champagne glasses. He kept the party going and everyone had a great time! Thank you Denny!!"

Kendall and Brad Myers at FSU Alumni Club on the Florida State Campus

All I can say is, WOW! BEAUTIFUL wedding...here's what Kendall says:

"Sorry it has taken me so long, it's really been a whirlwind. I want people to know how great you were!
It was really great to work with you. The day was absolutely perfect and we owe you for a lot of it. No matter what people say, you can't prepare for how fast the day goes by. It was wonderful to have someone that had it all together that we could trust to take care of it for us. Thanks again for the wonderful reception. We and our guests had a great time."

Awesome photos by www.pictureladies.com

Cory Smith Bar Mitzvah

Wow!!! What a great time. Everyone, and I mean everyone, was up and dancing all night. I was so busy I didn't get enough pictures, especially since my battery went dead. I brought twice as many games as I needed and the action never stopped. Here's Cory's Mom...

"You made the party the best fun for the entire family and all our friends. The entire family loved the party and it was cool for all that joined us. I know there are lasting memories. Everyone at the Bar Mitzvah thought the games and enthusiasm energy level was fabulous. The marshmallow monster truck and hula hoops were over the top!"

Bobbi Jo Thompson and Erik Kosec @ Willow Pond, Monticello, FL


Perfect weather and a beautiful wedding at Willow Pond in Monticello. Bobbi Jo, Erik and I choreographed the whole ceremony, that and the reception went flawlessly... in Bobbi Jo's words:
Thanks for such a great day! You were always one step ahead of the party and we loved every minute of it. We received lots of compliments from our guests about how you were more than just the DJ......Not to mention you were the first one there and the last one to leave. Your help to organize the wedding and write up itineraries for everybody made our life so much easier. We loved that you contacted us with issues and didn't wait for us to contact you because we were extremely busy. We got more than what we expected from you! Thanks again!!

Why it's O.K. to pay a little more...

"It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought is incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do.

The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot. It can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run. And if you do that, you will have enough to pay for something better.

There is hardly anything in the world that someone can't make a little worse and sell a little cheaper - and people who consider price alone are this man's lawful prey." --John Ruskin (1819-1900)

Amanda and Paolo at Wakulla Springs

No matter what time of year, the Lodge at Wakulla Springs is such a nice setting and the staff is great. Amanda and Paolo have to be a couple of the nicest people I have ever met and their friends and family were dancing up a storm. We had a good sized contingent from South Florida, so the night featured it's share of Salsa. Here's what Amanda and Paolo said - "Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding. Everyone had such a great time and it wouldn't have been possible without you." Christie Merresse did another awesome job on the pictures.

One of my brides in movie with Renee Zellwegger and Harry Connick Jr...

After another great reception last night, I was thinking (and talking) about how lucky I am to be doing something I love and I was asked what the highlights are...in other words, what's a good day? The things that make this the most fun are: I get a huge amount of satisfaction in being partially (OK, mostly) responsible for people having a good time, I take it very personally in ensuring the bride has the best day of her life so far and then she tells me exactly that, I really like using my equipment because I'm a music lover and I get to share my huge system with everyone...more or less in that order. I also remembered a wedding I did after seeing that the bride is doing a new movie with Renee Zellwegger and Harry Connick Jr. called "New in Town". You may remember Siobhan Fallon (not related to Jimmy although they both starred on Saturday Night Live) as Elaine's roommate on Seinfeld, the bus driver in Forrest Gump or as Alec Baldwin's sister on 30 Rock. The point here is, although she was already very famous at the time I Emcee/DJ'd her reception, Siobhan was just like every other bride...frantic, happy, expectant and deserving of a good job by everyone she hires. Siobhan had an awesome reception in Cazenovia, New York just outside Syracuse and she thanked me for it. That's what I work for...from every bride...because you deserve to start your new journey with a strong step in the right direction. Just thinking out loud.

Mallory & Matthew McGinnis

Here's what Mallory had to say about the most important day of her life so far..."The meetings with THE WEDDING DJ went great. He had everything in order and it only took about 20 min. to get everything just right. The reception was awesome and THE WEDDING DJ got everyone involved. He really kept the energy high and knew when to move on to another event for the evening. He was an excellent choice!"

What a great time...for everybody! Mallory and Matthew's wedding was attended by nearly 200 people, and held at Capitol City Country Club in Tallahassee. I love wedding receptions because I get to be part of very happy times and travel the entire state of Florida and Georgia doing beach weddings, destination weddings & theme weddings...but it's really nice to be right here in the center of the Panhandle in good old Tally with it's familiar faces, places and like all of Florida and Georgia, no shortage of people who know how to party.