Bella Collina Wedding DJ | Eshaba + Rakin

Eshaba & Rakin’s Bella Collina Wedding was an evening to remember!

Eshaba first contacted us about 3 months prior to the wedding day, explaining how she wanted a beautiful, yet, fun party atmosphere for her friends and family members to enjoy.

Couple that description with an outstanding team of photographers… You produce images like you see below!

Once the rain settled, the formal ceremony had been completed, and the lights began to dim… It was time to celebrate Eshaba & Rakin’s love for one another. Filling the ballroom at Bella Collina with some incredible floral and decor pieces, accompanied with just the right amount of lighting, the stage had been set for a fun filled evening with Rakin and Eshaba’s close friends and family. Through out the evening everyone enjoyed watching the love between our newlyweds flourish, looking on as they enjoyed their first dance, heard from their close friends with a few wonderful speeches, and as the dance floor opened the fun really began!

The couple decided to also choose our very own DJ FyerFly, to entertain their guests through out the evening. The newlyweds and their friends enjoyed stomping their feet to the latest in Top40, a few old school songs, and even incorporating a couple Bollywood tracks to celebrate their family’s heritage and culture. This wedding sticks out in our minds because of the unparalleled love that is shared between the newlyweds… and also the warm, inviting, comforting feeling that we received from the family through out the day. Such a wonderful group of folks!

The new family that Rakin and Eshaba have created, is sure to be a home filled with love and laughter, and we wish them nothing but wonderful memories of their wedding day at Bella Collina.

Eshaba & Rakin are due to have another wedding celebration in Bangladesh in the coming month’s for close to 600 people… we wish them the best in their new marriage together, and appreciate you choosing FyerFly to be a small part of your special day!

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Opening Songs for Your Wedding Reception

Dance itOpening Songs for Your Wedding Reception

Ever wanted to start a conversation but didn’t know how? Ooh… that’s awkward. Ever tried to start a party but didn’t know how? Ooh… that’s really awkward. No sweat, we’ve done all the work for you. Here are our top picks to break the ice  so you can break it down at your reception.

Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake

You Shook Me All Night Long – AD/DC

Hey Ya! – OutKast

Shut Up and Dance – WALK THE MOON

Danza Kuduro – Don Omar

Me Too – Meghan Trainor

Love on Top – Beyoncé

I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas

Cake by the Ocean – DNCE

Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5

Don’t Stop the Music – Rihanna

How Deep Is Your Love – Calvin Harris

Fireball – Pitbull

Wobble – V.I.C.

Raise Your Glass – P!nk

Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO

Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson

Bang Bang – Jessie J

Timber – Pitbull

How to Choose Songs for Your Wedding Reception

How to Choose Songs for Your Wedding Reception

There goes grandpa. Running off to the dance floor. Or maybe that was more of a fast waddle. Nonetheless, what song is playing that old Grandpa Bob loves so much? Why does he all of a sudden have so much energy, when he was practically falling asleep at your ceremony? Aha! He simply loves the music being played. It brings him back to his heyday. Reception music is highly important, not only to you, but to your guests. Who doesn’t look forward to a wedding reception? For guests, it’s the holy grail of the whole wedding day. That’s their time to take off the heels or undo the tie that’s been choking them to death, and go absolutely crazy. Or, if that’s not your taste, the music should be apropos to the mood you’re setting. No one is going to break out the cat daddy while Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds” is playing. Different weddings require different types of music. You have to choose music that reflects your personality, while also catering to your guests. Still confused? Yeah me too. Read on, I’ll try to make it better.

How to Choose Songs for Your Wedding Reception

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We have experienced a trend in reception music selection. The type of music that brides and grooms select, in some way, reflect them. Shocking! Age is the biggest factor on music selection. If you’re 70 years young, Jay Z may not be your cup of tea, which is totally fine! These details are exactly what we need to figure out. Luckily, if you have an amazing DJ (like those of us at Tagas *wink*), you can fill out a planning packet. What is a planning packet? It’s a file where you detail exactly what type of music you do and do not want, the atmosphere you would like to set during the reception, and how much interaction you wish your DJ to have throughout the reception. After thumbing through some packets, we noticed a couple of trends when it comes to reception music.

Dinner Music- I don’t know about any of you, but if I’m hungry, I am a grump. I’m assuming that is why most receptions start out with dinner. Dinner music is just as important as the songs you choose for the dancing portion of the night. The first aspect to look at, is what type of wedding you’re having. A popular option for all weddings is music by Peter Lee Johnson. If you don’t know PLJ, he’s a young guy who makes violin covers of numerous top 40 songs. Check him out on Youtube, he’s amazing. Additional popular dinner choices include music by Jason Mraz, different acoustic covers of songs, and Michael Buble.

The Beach Wedding- If you’re having a beach wedding, or destination wedding somewhere like Hawaii (wooh Aloha!), a laid back vibe is always a good idea. Most beachy brides and grooms prefer a cocktail hour reception with not a lot of DJ interaction. Popular beach music includes Jimmy Buffett and Hootie and the Blowfish.

The Older Couple/ Older Guests- So it turns out grandpa was a Jitterbug back in his day and he loves swing music! Well he’s not alone. Most older couples or guests favor traditional 1950’s music, including swing and Rat Pack type of music.

The 80’s Couple- “It’s a nice day for a.. white wedding.” A little Billy Idol for those 1980’s brides and grooms. You’re welcome. Popular music choices for you guys include ACDC, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, and Michael Jackson.

The Young Couple- Most young couples are going to request top 40’s or house music. Top 40 music is always a great choice because most guests will know/recognize it, even those “hip and with it” parents. And if they don’t recognize it, it’s always easy to dance to. Win win.

So there it is, a little guide to choosing your reception music. Remember, this is just an outline so feel free to mix ideas, music, genres, etc! Make your reception something to remember. Have the guests leave with sore muscles, body aches and even better, a hurt ego. (Another quick tip: get a videographer for some evidence) Now go get planning, there’s no time like the present, and this is the fun part of the process!

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Photo Cred: Thirteenth Moon Photography