Josy+Jesse: Detroit Lakes wedding DJ

Josy+Jesse: Detroit Lakes wedding DJ

Josy Hoff and Jesse Rue

Detroit Lakes Wedding DJ

Josy and Jesse Rue

photo by Emily Koska Photography

Saturday, June 10th, 2017
Maplelag Resort, Callaway, Minnesota
Photos by Emily Koska Photography
Video by Grassfire Studios

I DJ’ed Jesse’s sister’s wedding in November of 2015 which led to my favorite detail of the day: a guest stopped me and pointed out a little girl.  Now about 2, I had held her in newborn form at in 2015 during dinner (yes, I steal babies… don’t worry, I give them back).

Today I was responsible for three different sound systems: the ceremony outdoors, on the shores of the lake; dinner and speeches were in one room; the dance in yet another room.

Fortunately, the heat held off and it didn’t even hit 80 degrees.  There was a light breeze and most of the ceremony was in the shade.

The dance got a bit hot, and people were propping open doors outside, which led to the first time I’ve ever had to announce: “Please keep the doors closed so we don’t let in bugs or bats.”  Yes, bats.  Fun fact: rabies is 100% fatal if you don’t get the shot before it reaches your brain, so there’s that.

No dollar dance, no garter tonight.  No games.

No requests in advance.  A few during the dance.  More country music than I usually play.

Josy’s mom had me stay and play a 5th hour, so this dance was long, long, long.  I was good and exhausted by the end of it.

I loved LOVED their choice of first dance song, Dean Martin’s big and fun “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head.”

Wedding Dance Playlist!

An * indicates a guest request

1st Dance: Ain’t That a Kick in the Head – Dean Martin
Father/bride and groom/mother: Rockies Turn to Rose – Ian Tyson
Twist and Shout
Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Amazed – Lonestar
Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show (suck it, Darius Rucker)
Fishin’ in the Dark – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Sold (Grundy County Auction) – John Michael Montgomery
Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
*Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top
Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Old Time Rock N’ Roll – Bob Seger
Cupid Shuffle
*Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon
Honey I’m Good – Andy Grammar
Party in the USA – Miley Cyrus
Timber – Pitbull and Kesha
Happy – Pharrel
Love Shack – B52s
Wannabe – Spice Girls
Single Ladies – Beyonce
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall & Oates
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
If You’re Gonna Play in Texas – Alabama
Thank God I’m a Country Boy – John Denver
Callin’ Baton Rouge – Garth Brooks
Then – Brad Paisley
Shout – Otis Day
Sugar – Maroon 5
Cha Cha Slide
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
Man!  I Feel Like a Woman – Shania Twain
Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy) – Big & Rich
Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band
* Why Didn’t I Think of That – Doug Stone
*That’s Just About Right – Blackhawk
Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard
Mony Mony – Billy Idol
Sexy and I Know It – LMFAO
Ignition (Remix) – RKelly
Yeah – Usher
Low – Flo Rida
Turn Down for What – Lil Jon
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Mickey – Toni Basil
Tiny Dancer – Elton John
Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees
YMCA – Village People
*Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Run Around Sue – Dion and the Belmonts
Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
Mambo No. 5 – Lou Bega
Hey Ya – Outkast
My House – Flo Rida
Friends in Low Places – Garth Brooks
*Something Like That – Tim McGraw
Chattahoochee – Alan Jackson
*Goodbye Earl – Dixie Chicks
Any Man of Mine – Shania Twain
Keep Your Hands to Yourself – Georgia Satellites
*Would You Go With Me – Josh Turner
*Baby Got Back – Sir Mix a Lot
Thrift Shop – Macklemore
*Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
*Your Love – Outfield
Little Willy – Sweet
Cecilia – Simon and Garfunkel
*500 Miles (I’m Gonna Be) – Proclaimers

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