• Thomas Heath

Multi cultural Castle Farms wedding with lavender, sage and wisteria accents!

Updated: Jun 10, 2019

SQUIRREL!!! Hah, made you look. But seriously Castle Farms is a great place for a wedding. A wedding celebration on a Wednesday is pretty uncommon for us in northern Michigan however, so I was super excited to be asked to be DJ and Master of Ceremonies for Jamie and Hayden Carter III on May 22, 2019. We were their DJ, their master of ceremonies (MC) and their lighting decor decorator. We accented the beautiful space with lavender colored uplights and a monogram on our flatscreen in their colors and fonts. When I arrived to get set up (we arrive two hours prior to start time) I was surprised to see this guy.

The cake is definitely a squirrel!

Yes. That is a cake shaped like a squirrel. There is a story (or many) behind every wedding celebration. When Jamile and Hayden started dating she would borrow his hooded sweatshirts often. Hayden is a vegetarian and Jamile would constantly find nuts in the pockets of those sweatshirts. And the nickname squirrel was born.

Classic White DJ Booth (new) at Castle Farms from Thomas Heath

After I introduced the wedding party, I asked everyone to raise their glasses that were filled with champagne and raspberries. I cued up "Raspberry Beret" by Prince and as J and H entered, everyone raised their glasses in a toast. They selected songs from The Greatest Showman, and "A Million Dreams" by Pink as their first dance song.

J and H First Dance at Castle Farms

You can clearly see the love in their eyes! After a dinner from Catering by Kelly's, we moved to the Toasts and Cake Cutting. Jamile and Hayden also presented a small wedding cake to her parents who'd been married 63 years!!! It was a wonderful family moment. The parent's dances were next, and after that we opened the dance floor for the rest of the evening. For a smaller guest count (around 70 people) this intimate group sure knew how to dance!

Uplighting and music make the Knight's Castle in Charlevoix come to life!

As you can see, the uplighting highlights the Castle architecture in Charlevoix after dark. The evening ended with Jamie and Hayden surrounded by their family and friends, with a sendoff and a trio of buses waiting to take guests home safely. A+ Event Entertainment is proud to say that we get to work with some amazing couples and vendors! Kathryn Hastings Photogrgpahy - www.Kathrynhastings.com Catering by Kelly's - www.cateringbykellys.com Bloom Floral Design - www.bloomfloraldesign.com Castle Farms - www.castlefarms.com A+ Event Entertainment - www.aplusentertains.com #binnybagsasquirrel #LoveisAplus #WeddingDJ #bestdj #castlefarmsdj

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