Written by: Harry McCloskey
Photos by: Artistic Imagery
When Jackie first came into my office to go over things I already knew it was going to be a fun wedding. In The Mix did her brothers wedding last year and we knew it was a party crowd, so I obviously was excited to get to do another member of the Funk’s family weddings!
The wedding took place at the beautiful Adie Mansion in Doylestown Pa. We have worked a couple weddings there over the years and I must say it’s an amazing place to have a wedding reception. It’s classic and elegant and I love the setting for there wedding ceremonies.
From the first moment I seen this couple standing in front of the officiant at the ceremony, I knew there was something special about these two. I have done hundred of weddings over the years, and granted most couples look happy and glowing on their wedding day, but it was something different with Jackie and Jim. For starters, it was hands down my favorite wedding ceremony I’ve ever been a part of! They decided to recite their own vowels, and although they had the crowd laughing at some of the things said, you could tell they were said wholeheartedly. I honestly just felt like it was a scene out of a movie.
As Crystal aka DJ Skitlz opened up the dance floor, it was instantaneously packed with people waiting to get out there and start the party! The crowd was electric from the first song! And with much surprise, there was even a surprised guest there to make a special appearance! Yes, you guessed it, Pope Francis himself!
As the emcee, I’m always looking for fun things to get the crowd involved, one of them being a game of spin the bottle! No, not the game we played as kids but the same concept. Everyone gets in a big circle and when the bottle lands on you, you get in the middle and strut your stuff! We’ll when the bottle landed on grand mom in a wheel chair you would think it wasn’t happening, but I was wrong, she was pushed in the middle of the dance floor and everyone went nuts as she was spun around! It was definitely a sight to see!
This wedding was also the first wedding we got to use our new up lighting and WOW what a difference it was! I believe it made the room look amazing! It set an ambiance to an already exquisite venue. We had the room set to a pretty purple color, until we opened up the dance floor and then they changed to multiple colors for the rest of the night! Just like any man who gets a new toy, I was excited to set them up and check them out! Total success!
As every wedding must come to an end, even though most of the time we’re having as much fun as the guests and never wanted it to end. The night came to a close with everyone once again in a big circle on the dance floor as the bride and groom sang on the microphone to Billy Joel’s Piano Man. It was a great time with a great crowd! Thanks again to Jim and Jackie Brooks, we hope it was everything you dreamt it would be!