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Feb 2017

Wedding Music 101: DJ David Osborne of Sound Insight Productions

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When you first start planning your wedding, the venue, style, and other details (ahem.. the dress) often get top priority. The wedding music easily gets put off, or handed over for someone else to take care of. Regardless of whether you want to party ’til the break of dawn, or just get your favorite songs in, who you choose to deliver on your wedding day can make a pretty big impact on the overall experience. We reached out to the talented Mr. David Osborne, an experienced Wedding DJ based out of Athens, Georgia and Owner of Sound Insight Productions. He’s offered up some great advice to common questions that might pop up when planning your wedding music.

For starters, don’t be afraid to tell them what you want. As David puts it, “I want a couple’s input, style, and their passion for the event! I take it from there, and balance their requests with my ability to read the crowd and bring it all together.”

If you are a huge music buff, you might already have a large number of songs in mind that you want to hear at your reception, or perhaps you can’t think of any. Either one is okay! “I have some couples that request 100, while others request zero,” says David. “I always try my best to incorporate and honor requests and suggestions (I mean, it’s their wedding!) I do, however, give all couples 5 must-play songs, those are for those possibly unusual, but very sentimental, songs that are important to the couple and/or guests.”

David also points out it’s your wedding at the end of the day, and you can have whatever music you’d like, but keep in mind that your particular taste might not always equal crowd-pleasers. He suggests avoiding an abundance of only one style or non-danceable music. If you’re having trouble deciding what songs to go with, try thinking of those that are popular and well-known. “The common thread, across all crowds and styles, is familiarity. People love to dance to music they know and like. With clever and purposeful mixing, remixing, and programming, lesser known songs can definitely be worked in.”

All things to take into consideration when you think about your wedding day music. David’s one last bit of advice: “Don’t limit yourself TOO much. It’s perfectly fine to have restrictions on the music played, but you should allow your DJ some flexibility (if they’re a good DJ, they will respect the flexibility, not abuse it). Also, if you want people to dance, you and your new spouse have to get out there and dance as well!”

Visit Sound Insight Productions for more info on booking David for your wedding or event- We highly recommend him!!

Sep 2015

A Food Truck Wedding with Holy Crepe

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This Spring, I got the chance to work on a Food Truck Wedding with Holy Crepe of Athens, Georgia. It was a huge success, to say the least, with amazing food and a fun outdoor vibe. If you want to try them out for yourself, you can find the Holy Crepe Food Truck at Live Wire during the week and, on weekends, at The West Broad Farmer’s Market and Sunday Center Market. The Spring wedding was one of the first large events they participated in, and since then, they have selectively taken on a few more (one event exceeding a thousand guests!). With so many catering opportunities pouring in, I was excited to hear from their owner, Saphir Grici, about his plans for taking on more weddings and events in the upcoming year.
For their catering menu, they’ll continue to offer crepes, featuring a selection of sweet and savory options with choice of fillings. Additionally, they’ll be offering individual French pastries called Caneles (pronounced Can-ay-lay), or as Saphir likes to call them, Cake Brules, for large events. If you like the idea of cupcakes or macaroons over wedding cake, these are a great option to consider. Check out the pics above to see these displayed- I am really looking forward to trying one myself!

You can visit their Facebook Page or website to find Holy Crepe’s weekly truck schedule or to contact them about catering your next event. They’re a great choice for any outdoor or informal occasion- like a laid back rehearsal dinner, engagement party, or barmitzvahs/batmitzvahs. And with football season getting started, they’re a perfect choice for your next tailgating party!