Monday, July 18, 2011

Wedding at the Mansion at Ridley Creek

This past Friday, Ambient DJ Service had the honor of providing music and entertainment at Nicole and Fred's wedding reception at the Mansion at Ridley Creek in Newtown Square, PA.

The Mansion is located deep inside a state park.  As a result, the event needed to be concluded by 9 PM,  resulting in an early start time of 3:30 PM for the ceremony.  Load-ins at mansions are typically harder than at banquet halls, and this event was no exception.  For the ceremony, the bride fell in love with the sounds of the Vitamin String Quartet (performs classical cover versions of popular songs).  The bridal party entered to VSQ's version of "Can't Help Falling in Love" while the bride and her dad processed to the VSQ's version of the Arcade Fire song "Neighborhood No. 1 (Tunnels)".

After enjoying a beautiful outdoors ceremony in pleasant July weather with the ambient sounds of the woods, the action moved indoors.  Reflecting the couple's Indie rock tastes, the mix was stacked with artists such as Mumford and Sons, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Adele, Wilco, Radiohead and The National.

Guests enjoyed an evening of fine dining, cocktails and dancefloor fun. The 80s were particularly popular with the ladies!  Congratulations Nicole and Fred!
The beautiful bride is walked down the aisle by her Dad
Onsite Ceremony at the Mansion at Ridley Creek
Exchanging Vows
Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Fred Clothier IV!
Feeling the Beats of Ambient DJ Service
DJ Command Center
We placed an LED par can to uplight the cake table
Key Tracks:
Desire - Ryan Adams (ceremony)
Paparazzi - Cover Version by Vitamin String Quartet (ceremony)
Born This Way (dance remix) - Lady Gaga (grand entrance of bridal party)
That Time - Regina Spektor (grand entrance of bride and groom)
My Favourite Book - Stars (First Dance)
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper (open dancing)
Material Girl - Madonna (open dancing)
Home - Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros (ceremony recessional and open dancing)
Young Blood - The Naked and Famous (cocktail hour)
All I Want is You - Barry Louis Polisar (cakecutting)
Nobody Does it Better - Carly Simon (slow dance)
Harvest Moon - Neil Young (slow dance)

Special thanks to the other fine professionals working at this event:  Dan from Christina's Catering, Amy and Mert from Amy Tucker Photography, and "go-getter" Len from La Penna's Envisioned Video.


  1. Nicole & Fred made the right decision on having you guys as their DJs for their big day !!!

  2. Thanks Gregg...
    We absolutely made the right decision!!! The music was absolutely amazing and everyone had a fabulous time! Thank you so much for sharing such a big part and helping to make our special day run so smoothly and just PERFECT!!!!
    Nicole & Fred