UGA Surprise wedding [Hairy Dawg on the dancefloor]

Being based in Athens, we work with a lot of passionate Georgia fans. One of the most memorable “extras” is bringing Hairy Dawg himself to the party. He’ll dance, pose for pictures, and hype the crowd.

Hairy 💜’s being the center of attention!

DJ David Osborne in the mix, and Chris on live lighting control at Meghan and James’s wedding!

When Hairy makes his entrance, we help coordinate.

Red lighting, an energetic announcement, and of course, calling the dawgs.

The UGA Spirit Program manages all the “Hairy Dawg” actors and logistics. Contact them to get Hairy at YOUR wedding

Latin Wedding Fusion 🇵🇷 🕺🏽💃🏽

SO. MUCH. FUN.

Empire Mills - Madison GA

Ok, so this party was amazing. Let’s just get that out of the way. Amberlee and Khaled were an absolute dream to work with. They are everything I love in a couple: Fun, Creative, and Outgoing - when they said that they’d have upwards of 300 guests and many were coming from Puerto Rico, I was PUMPED.

If you want to have a super memorable, intensely fun party, it all starts with how fun YOU are.

Nuevo Grogus Salsa Band  -  Kristin Benton Photography

Nuevo Grogus Salsa Band - Kristin Benton Photography

We started the reception with Nuevo Grogus, a custom Salsa band that our talented MusicSmiths put together. They played traditional salsa and timba.

After all the formalities, DJ David Osborne took over to DJ for the next few hours. All heck broke loose and the group’s energy was UNLEASHED!

REGGAETON 🔥

Bad Bunny was the crowd favorite. FOR SURE. Some other hot hits were by Ozuna, Nicky Jam, Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, Maluma, and don’t forget Cardi B

They sang EVERY WORD.

Listen to audio from the wedding:

The guests had a special treat: Brazilian Dancers/Drummers - it was AWESOME.

Amberlee and Khaled’s wedding was incredible, so amazing, and so fun, we can’t wait to bring this kind of heat to another couple’s latin-infused wedding.

The First Dance: 2018 in review

We get asked all the time, “What’s the most popular song couples are choosing for their first dance?”. It’s hard to say, since every couple is unique and a first dance choice reflects their style, musical taste, and one-of-a-kind love story. Now that 2018 is nearly at a close, we decided to compile a list. Easily the most popular first dance of 2018 was Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect”. Both the solo version and the duet version, featuring Beyonce, racked up a total of 9 plays this year. Aside from Ed, Leon Bridges was exceptionally popular. Three of his hits, “Beyond”, “Here in my arms”, and “Coming Home”, combined for a total of 7 plays. If you look down the list, you’ll see that 3 couples chose “Stand By Me” all by different artists. Is it a coincidence that the top 3 all have a timeless, classic feel to them? Need some ideas for your own wedding, or just want to see what was hot in 2018? Take a look at the list below and listen on the embedded Spotify playlist.


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Top First Dance Songs 2018

Alphabetical

All around you - Sturgil Simpson 

All of Me - John Legend

Aquaman - Walk the Moon

Beautiful Crazy - Luke Combs 

Better Together - Jack Johnson 

Beyond - Leon Bridges

Bridge over troubled water - Simon and Garfunkel 

Can’t Help Falling in Love - Haley Reinhart 

Coming Home - Leon Bridges

Cover me up - Jason Isbell 

Forever Like that - Ben Rector 

From this Moment/Still the One - Caleb and Kelsey

Georgia on my mind - Ray Charles 

God, your mama, and me - Florida Georgia Line

Here in my arms - Leon Bridges 

Just the two of us - Bill Withers

Just the way you are - Billy Joel 

L-O-V-E Nat King Cole 

My girl - Temptations 

My prayer - Platters

Never in my wildest Dreams - Dan Auerbach 

Only You - Platters

Perfect - Ed Sheeran

Perfect - Ed Sheeran + Beyonce

Remedy - Adele 

Runaway - the Corrs

Runnin’ Home to you - Grant Gustin

Say you won’t let go - James Arthur

Stand by me - Ben E King

Stand by me - Drifters

Stand by me - Florence and the Machine 

Swept Away (sentimental version) - Avett Brothers

Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton 

The man in me - Bob Dylan

The One - Kodaline  

Wanted - Hunter Hayes

Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong 

When I said I do - Clint Black 

When you say nothing at all - Allison Krauss 

You and Me - Penny and the Quarters 

You are the best thing - Ray Lamontagne 

You make my dreams come true - Hall + Oates 


want to listen to the songs? Click on the spotify list below


Athens Violinist Chris Gustin!

Stop and watch. Chris is incredible. The unique layering and textures he achieves with a single violin is astounding. Just imagine yourself walking down the aisle with Chris' loop pedal driven arrangements as the soundtrack. Or, bring him to your next networking or industry event as background entertainment. We think he's an awesome addition to cocktail hour and dinner at weddings. Whatever the event, Chris is a great fit!