Saturday saw me venture up into Neepawa territory. My first of two weekends in a row up there.
I arrived to help Kevin, Sara along with their family and friends celebrate the start of their new life together. It was a lot of fun — right from the get go.
Following Kevin & Sara’s arrival into the reception hall (Evans Banquet Room) I introduced each of their wedding party members separately. Each wedding party member also had their own “theme” music to walk into. Leah did a GREAT job of singing along to her childhood favourite group ABBA as she bounced in to “Mamma Mia!” Lot’s of fun and laughter there!
Kevin’s long time friend (and the reason these two got together in the first place!) Scott then took over as the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. I was his right hand man as he did a great job guiding their guests through the remainder of the introductions, the kissing activity, dinner and toasts. Releasing tables to the buffet line with Scott was a lot of fun as I put something together ahead of time called “Kevin & Sara’s Horse & Construction Tool Identification Quiz”. Sara’s history with show jumping and competing with horses during her childhood has always been a large part of who she is. Kevin of course, being in the construction business, was also featured through the construction tool portion of this game. Lot’s of fun and lot’s of laughs (notice a theme here!) were had through this activity!
Among the many, I’ll leave you with one final moment of the night… and the reason behind this attached photo. When it came time for Kevin to approach Sara and remove the garter, “garter removal” music didn’t start playing. Rather — the tune from one of Sara’s favourite movies, Dirty Dancing, started playing. As the opening notes of “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” filled the hall, the guys from the wedding party stood up from the crowd and started approaching her while singing the song to her. It was an awesome moment… which was followed up by my inviting all of the other guys down to the floor, surrounding her and singing the chorus at the top of their lungs. Great job gentlemen. You did Kevin proud and I think you made Sara feel pretty good too!
I hope the stories shared on my page here can inspire you if you’re planning something special. Kevin & Sara’s reception ended with “Turning Page” by Sleeping At Last — the same song that she entered into their wedding ceremony with. What a perfect way to end it; just how it started.
~ Dave Ternier :: Master of Ceremonies :: Disc Jockey
(By the way… Tracy A. Conrad was their wedding photographer. She and her “assistant” were a lot of fun to work and speak with. I’ve seen a few photos already and they are nothing short of breathtaking! She should be another photographer for you to check out if you’re looking.)