Real Wedding


The Perfect Day at Havana Springs Resort

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Photos by Derek Alvarez Photography
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What a memorable night! Jon and Grace had amazing energy. Everyone was friendly and easy-going. During the final review, we discussed timelines for the wedding and reviewed music selections. I was excited to discover how much we had in common -- MoTown, '90s pop, top 40 hits and more. But then Jon asked me to add songs from Shoreline Mafia, at which point my smile exploded since Shoreline Mafia is a favorite. It was a good sign and I just knew the night would be magical.

The weather was perfect and venue was beautiful at Havana Springs Resort. I arrived early to set up the ceremony and reception. When I checked in with Jon, he and his friends were playing Fortnite. I felt so welcome and the groomsmen were hanging out and having fun. The wedding ceremony was amazing! Our violinist, Sommer, also from Amplify, had a fantastic performance. Everything was so perfect and elegant as everyone walked down the aisle.

At the reception, the introduction of the bride and groom was super cool. Jon and Grace came out dancing and smiling to Dave East's "Let it Go."

The Dance Floor was lit! We went on a magical music adventure, crossing through a lot of genres. The playlist I prepared had music for everyone. Age didn't matter, everyone danced like the New Year's ball was about to drop. At various moments, I played slower country music, along with Motown to give every couple their own moment between dancing. For couples attending a wedding, I love to set a mood that reminds them of their wedding or a peek into the future for their wedding later on in life.

As the night continued, some of the elderly folks and kids began to retire to their rooms and it was at this point Jon and Grace wanted to elevate the music to more of a nightclub feel. I played all the classic southern rap groups like Ying Yang Twins, Lil Jon, and Juvenille! The dance floor energy went to a new level, so that was the right moment to bring add some live scratching and blending flair. We cranked up the volume to Shoreline Mafia (the moment I was waiting for), and I got out and joined everyone on the dance floor!

I couldn't have asked for a better night. With the energy and happiness I felt, it was like I was the one who got married. I thank Jon, Grace and Amplify for allowing me to be a part of that truly magical experience.

The Soundtrack

First Dance

Bouquet Toss

Party Starter


"Amplify was a pleasure to work with. Darvon has a tremendous musical knowledge-base that is truly in a class of his own. He helped facilitate a smooth and stress free wedding, from the ceremony's processional, through the reception, and all the way through to the last song in our after hours playlist. Extremely accommodating and professional."