Congregation Beth El, Berkeley Jewish Traditional Wedding under the Chuppah.
Andre and Michelle Wedding
Date: Sunday, September 01, 2013
Location: Congregation Beth El, Berkeley
Times: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
6:00 PM: Wedding ceremony begins inside:
Music to walk down the aisle: theme song from the movie: Somewhere in Time.
Music to exit down the aisle: Game of thrones main theme song
6:30 PM: Hor D’oevres and drinks in hallway area, everyone finds seating card-Music to be played: Bossa nova
7:10 PM: Move into social hall, everyone sits at their table
7:20 PM Andre and Michelle welcome everyone with the microphone (we don’t want to be announced)
and then DJ calls up our kids and their friends to say the blessings before we begin the buffet ( Emma, Shauna, Eliana, Deco, Jadin, Caton and Hudson)
7:30 PM Begin buffet (DJ announces for people to go up, by table-there are 8 tables) and there will be 2 lines on each side to go faster
Music for buffet and through dinner: Bossa Nova
7:45 PM Toasts (while people are eating); 1) Best man Claudio Pereira, 2) Sister and matron of honor: Marisa Lowre 3) family friend Armelle Cloche
8:00 PM Michelle and Andre’s First dance: Gal Costa-Aquerela do Brasil-play for about 1 minute and 30 seconds and then transition intoWe no speak Italiano and everyone can join us:
Reception Music: Dance music-we love Pit bull, lady gaga(especially the song born this way),black eyed peas etc, mixed in with some fun 80s if possible. We also love the songs: aint no mountain high enough, last dance by donna summer, dancing queen-abba too.
9:00 PM Cake cutting: I’m yours by Jason Mraz
More dancing until 10 PM
Last song of the night: Black eyed peas: The time (dirty bit)
Rabbi Mates-Muchin is the Rabbi officiating the wedding, Oded Hilu is the caterer
Thank you so much! 🙂
Review from Michelle
Chris Webb far exceeded our expectations as the DJ for our wedding. When I first talked to Chris on the phone, I got a great vibe. He was personable, patient, and a great listener with a sense of humor. He asked all the right questions. I could tell he truly wanted to capture what we wanted for music on our wedding day.
He played our music for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.
Our music ranged from a movie theme song to bossa nova and pop music for dancing.
He got every single detail right. He called up people who were saying toasts, called up tables for the buffet and made sure we stopped dancing for the cake cutting ceremony.
His timing was impeccable! He also knew which requests from guests to accept and which to decline. Our dance floor was full the entire night right up to the end. So many guests raved about our DJ.
A bonus here is that Chris is affordable.
We loved having Chris as our DJ and I think we even miss him!
Congregation beth el, berkeley, September 1st Wedding Jewish