Jason & Kim - November 11, 2011

If you’re looking for a unique idea to get your guests involved with the music selection process, here’s a tip from Jason & Kim: leave a blank on your RSVP cards for requesting a song. Quite a few of their guests took advantage of it, and I played as many of them as I could fit during the course of the evening.

The full playlist is posted below, including their “Top 11 Most Requested Songs.” (I chose to go with 11 songs because of the 11-11-11 date.) Since Jason & Kim had taken the time to tally up the requests, I decided to open the dancing with their guests’ top song choices.

The Venue: Paradise Cove in Southlake

Paradise Cove is kind of a “hidden” place on the south side of Grapevine Lake in Southlake. In fact, Google Maps didn’t quite get me all the way there. If you’re trying to find it, you need to go past the map marker at the corner of El Camino Ct. & Midway Dr. Just stay on Midway until you see it. On my first trip to visit the venue, I turned around too soon.

They have a neat spot for ceremonies that overlooks the lake, and the staff was very organized and friendly. Tina helped to make sure everything was in place and running smoothly, and Steve is one of the friendliest bartenders you’ll meet!

The Coincidental #11

When I first met with Jason & Kim about their 11-11-11 wedding, they told me about some strange coincidences with the number 11. Not only was it Kim’s favorite number, but it kept popping up throughout the wedding planning process. They booked the venue on 1/11, found “the dress” on 2/11, booked the photographers on 3/11 (the fantastic Sara & Rocky Photography), and booked the officiant and photobooth on 4/11.

As they were telling me about this, I took a quick glance at my calendar to see what the date was. May 14th. Well, even though I didn’t meet with them on the 11th, it still worked out :)

Later on, I found out that there were 11 girls that went out with Kim on her bachelorette party, which was on 9/11. The date I found this out was at our final consultation meeting on 10/11. Strange! It makes me wonder how often these things happen and perhaps we just don’t pay attention to them.

The Music

The following is a list of songs that were actually played at the wedding. I ended up playing mostly requests, as you can tell from the ** next to each song.

* from Jason & Kim’s request list
** requested by one of their guests

Cocktail Hour

You don’t need the DJ to play cocktail music when you’ve hired the incredibly talented harpist Cindy Horstman. I had the pleasure of listening to Cindy play at two different weddings in the past two weeks, and she’s one of the best harpists you’ll find anywhere.

First Dance
Ben Harper - Forever [1994]*

IZ - Over The Rainbow (father-daughter edit) [2004]*

Melissa DuVall - A Mother's Prayer (mother-son edit) [2009]*

Dinner Selections
Elton John - Your Song [1971]**
UB40 - Can't Help Falling In Love (single version) [1993]*
Dusty Springfield - The Look Of Love (soundtrack version) [1967]**
Shania Twain - From This Moment On (The IV Mix) [1998]**
Natalie Cole - This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) [1975]**
Coldplay Viva La Vida (Radio Edit) [2008]**
Caedmon's Call - Table for Two [2000]**
Carpenters - We've Only Just Begun [1970]**
Adele - Lovesong [2011]**
UB40 - Here I Am (Come And Take Me) (Radio Edit) [1991]**
Tim McGraw with Faith Hill - It's Your Love [1997]**
Nat King Cole - Unforgettable [1951]**
Sanctus Real - Lead Me [2010]**
Beatles - Love Me Do (mono) [1964]**
All-4-One - I Can Love You Like That [1995]
UB40 - Red Red Wine (short single version) [1984]

Cake Cutting
Cake - Love You Madly [2002]*

Anniversary Dance
Moonlight & Roses (This was the bride’s grandparents’ wedding song.)

The Top 11 Most Requested Songs (from the RSVP cards)
11. Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (mono) [1965]**
10. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama (promo single version) [1974]**
9. Sublime - What I Got (Kahne Radio Edit) [1996]**
8. Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise [1995]**
7. V.I.C. - Wobble (Clean Version) [2008]**
6. Michael Jackson - Billie Jean [1983]**
5. Flo Rida f/T-Pain - Low (New Radio Mix) [2008]**
4. All-4-One - I Swear (Radio Mix) [1994]**
3. Etta James - At Last [1961]**
2. Sir Mix-A-Lot - Baby Got Back [1992]**
1. B-52’s - Love Shack (single version) [1989]**

Isley Brothers - Shout (Parts 1 & 2) [1959]**
Bob Kames - The Chicken Dance [1981]*
(This is one of those songs that only gets played when the bride & groom specifically ask for it.)
Mase - Feel So Good (Radio Mix) [1997]*
INXS - Need You Tonight [1988]**
Marcia Griffiths - Electric Boogie [1990]**
Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby (Radio Mix) [1990]**
Madonna - Borderline (single version) [1984]**
Cupid - Cupid Shuffle (extended) [2007]**
Britney Spears - Toxic [2004]
69 Boyz - Tootsee Roll (Rap Version) [1994]*
LMFAO - Sexy And I Know It [2011]
LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem (Updated Radio Edit) [2011]

Bouquet Toss
Troggs - Wild Thing (mono) [1966]**

Garter Removal / Toss
Sublime - What I Got (garter version) [1996]*
Guns N' Roses - Welcome To The Jungle [1988]*

George Strait - I Cross My Heart [1992]**
Soulja Boy Tell'em - Crank Dat (Vocal) [2007]**
California Swag District - Teach Me How To Dougie [2010]**
Warren G & Nate Dogg - Regulate (Radio Version) [1994]*
Snoop Doggy Dogg Gin And Juice (Radio Version) [1994]*
Skee-Lo - I Wish (Radio Edit) [1995]**
'N Sync - Bye Bye Bye (Radio Edit) [2000]**
Billy Squier - The Stroke [1981]**
Billy Idol - White Wedding (single version) [1983]**
Knack - My Sharona (single version) [1979]
Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine (357 Edit-Remix) [1988]*
Steve Earle - Copperhead Road [1988]*
Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight (single version) [1978]**
Three 6 Mafia f/Young Buck, Eightball & MJG - Stay Fly (Clean) [2005]*
Salt-N-Pepa - Push It (Remix) [1987]**
Run-DMC - It’s Tricky [1987]
Romantics - What I Like About You [1980]**
Rihanna - Rude Boy [2010]**
Britney Spears - 3 [2009]**
Maroon 5 Feat. Christina Aguilera - Moves Like Jagger [2011]
Enur f/Natasja - Calabria 2007 (Radio Edit) [2008]
George Strait - Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind [1984]**
Destiny's Child - Bootylicious (Radio Edit) [2001]**
DJ Kool - Let Me Clear My Throat (Klassic Kool Original Version) [1997]
House Of Pain - Jump Around (Clean Master Mix) [1992]**
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz f/Ying Yang Twins - Get Low (Radio) [2003]
Pretenders - Message Of Love [1981]**
Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (LP version) [1979]
Bob Carlisle - Butterfly Kisses (short edit) [1997]**
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Home (Radio Edit) [2010]*
Andrew Gold - Thank You For Being A Friend (single version) [1978]*