DJs to the Rescue

BTL Staff
By | 2018-03-07T16:35:36-05:00 March 7th, 2018|Guides, Marriage, Wedding|

In order to help with selecting wedding music – which should be the most fun part of planning, but is often times the most overwhelming – BTL asked a couple experts, Chris Blanchard (aka DJ Loki) and Walter Cooper (aka DJ Romeo), to weigh in. As the owner of Rockstar Weddings with Diallo Spigner, Blanchard has been bringing his love of music from the clubs and bars of Metro Detroit to weddings and corporate events since the early 2000s.
“This is the year for jubilant self (couple) expression. This only happens once and couples should throw the celebration they want. It’s their day, and although we compromise everyday in life … the wedding day is the only day they don’t have to. Get creative with the theme and let the pros do the rest,” said Blanchard.
Cooper started his career in the LGBTQ community as a lip sync performer named Romeo Milliown. He is now the resident DJ on Friday nights with DJ Ray at Inuendo in Detroit. Cooper owns OneFour3 Entertainment with his fiance and photographer, Gerald Terrell. They created this entertainment group in October 2015 to offer DJ, talent and photography services.
“I’m the kind of DJ that listens to and plays all kinds of music. When I say that I mean everything from country to rock. I love to play with many different genres. My strength is hip hop and R&B,” said Cooper.
Both DJs shared their picks for various song categories many people stress about when planning for the big day. Here’s a little wedding playlist help from them below.

Blanchard’s Hit List
Slow dance
Bryan Adams “Everything I Do”
Song to get people on the dance floor
Black Eyed Peas “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody”
Songs to play during cocktail hour
Any acid jazz mix – dance music which incorporates elements of jazz, funk, soul and hip-hop
First-dance song
McLean – “My Name”
Club-style song
Chris Lake – “How Deep Is Your Love” remix
Entrance song
Deorro – “Yee” (instrumental)
Mother-son song
Van Morrison – “Into the Mystic”
Daddy-daughter song
Tim McGraw – “My Little Girl”

Cooper’s Hit List
Slow dance
Whitney Houston – “Saving All My Love”
Song to get people on the dance floor
Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
 Songs to play during cocktail hour
Soul for Real – “Candy Rain”
First-dance song
John Legend – “All of Me”
Club-style song
YFN Lucci – “Everyday We Lit”
Entrance song
Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B – “Finesse” Remix
Mother-son song
Boyz II Men – “Song for Mama”
Daddy-daughter song
Luther Vandross – “Dance With My Father”

For more information, visit Rockstar Weddings at rock-star-weddings.com/ or OneFour3 Entertainment at facebook.com/onefour3entertainment/.

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