On Friday, June 12th, Silicon Forest Entertainment was lucky to be the wedding DJ for Dan & Amanda Newbold. They held their ceremony at the beautiful Cathedral Park under the St. George Bridge in Portland, OR. Unfortunately, there is no power at the ceremony site but Dan was able to secure a small bluetooth speaker for us to cue some prelude music and processional songs. After the ceremony concluded, the guests were invited to attend the reception at the World Trade Center in Portland.
If you’ve never been to the World Trade Center, the weddings are generally held in the upper bridge level and the views are amazing. As you can see in the pictures below, the entire building is walled in glass and supported by industrial steel beams. You really don’t have to do much to decorate the place. It was meant to be used as a modern wedding space. We didn’t need to provide any uplighting since the string lights were just the right amount of ambiance for the occasion. The food service was incredible and the staff were very accommodating to the vendors. As a DJ, I often resent the staff for the telling us to “Turn it down”, thus crushing the momentum of the dance floor and the overall enjoyment. This wasn’t the case at the WTC though. I even had some staff come up and compliment us on the quality of the sound equipment.
Here’s a highlight video of some of the dancing that I managed to capture from my iPhone. Pardon the shakiness at points as I was multitasking 🙂
Some highlight songs included:
- First Dance: “Sugar” by Tyler Ward (Cover)
- Dan & Penelope: “You Are So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker
- Grand Entrance: “Marry You” by Bruno Mars
- Garter Toss: “Happy” by Pharell Williams.
Dan & Amanda make a beautiful couple and they’ve already started a beautiful family together. We were happy to join them and their friends as they started this new chapter in their life! I snapped a few pictures with my iPhone but I’ll update the blog soon with the real pictures from HourGlass Photography.