Gretchen+Rylie: Grand Forks Wedding DJ

Gretchen and Rylie first dance

Gretchen+Rylie: Grand Forks Wedding DJ

Gretchen Beal and Rylie Devier

Grand Forks Wedding DJ

Friday, September 2nd, 2016
Ramada Inn, Grand Forks

I brought a camera with me tonight, so enjoy the highlights from the dance.

Gretchen and Rylie first danceThey liked the idea of games, so we did the shoe game during dinner (I don’t use shoes, though, because that’s gross), and a game to give away the garter.  We also did a send off at the end of the dance, even though Gretchen and Rylie didn’t make it very far.  I ran into them about 30 minutes later, after I finished packing up my gear.

The dance was great.  Almost every single song here was either requested in advance by Rylie and Gretchen (mostly Rylie) or guests at the dance.  Seriously.  I think I picked two of these cold.  Lots of Rylie’s requests didn’t get played, he just had so many.

I made special custom short edits of their first dance and Gretchen’s dance with her dad.  This kept each song under 3 minutes to help keep things moving.  For his dance with his mom, Rylie had me start with Celine Dion, then signaled me when it was time to surprise his mom with some Shania Twain.

Some nice dance-offs to ‘Teach Me How to Dougie.”  My only shame is I missed filming a few great moments.

The music was mostly a mix of 80s and 2000s.  Marvel as I play everything from “Urgent” by Foreigner and “Gangham Style” by Psy.  But, that’s the way it works: if you’re dancing pretty much the whole night, I’ll play just about any request you have.

Wedding DJ Playlist

1st Dance: “The Only One Who Gets Me” (custom short edit) – Charles Kelley
Father/Daughter: “I Loved Her First” (custom short edit) – Heartland
Mother/Son: “Because You Loved Me” – Celine Dion, then “Man, I Feel Like a Woman” by Shania Twain
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
Cupid Shuffle
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrerll
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Then – Brad Paisley
Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show
Party for Two – Shania Twain and Billy Currington
Old Time Rock N’ Roll – Bob Seger
Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) – Silento
*Dollar Dance*
Cha Cha Slide
Mickey – Toni Basil
I Knew the Bride – Nick Lowe
Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard
Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
Mambo No. 5 – Lou Bega
Bootylicious – Destiny’s Child
Wannabe – Spice Girls
*Bouquet Toss*
*Garter Giveaway*
Dancing Queen – Abba
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
Stayin Alive – Bee Gees
Walk this Way – Run DMC
Another One Bites the Dust – Queen
Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
Jump On It – Sir Mix-a-Lot
Gangham Style – Psy
Collide – Howie Day
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
You Make My Dreams (Come True) – Hall & Oates
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams
Urgent – Foreigner
Teach Me How to Dougie – Cali Swag District
Yeah – Usher
Crazy in Love – Beyonce and Jay-Z
Shoop – Salt N Pepa
Hollaback Girl – Gwen Stefani
Sexyback – Justin Timberlake
Drunk in Love – Beyonce
Cat Daddy- Rejectz
Wobble – V.I.C.
Turn Down for What – DJ Snake
Bye Bye Bye – NSYNC
I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys
Return of the Mack – Mark Morrison
Mo Money Mo Problems – Notorious B.I.G.
Walk It Out – Unk
I’ll Be – Edwin McCain
Ignition (Remix) – R. Kelly
Formation – Beyonce
I Love It – Icona Pop
Closer – Chainsmokers
Shut Up and dance – Walk the Moon
500 Miles (I’m Gonna Be) – Proclaimers


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