A Good Toss Needs a Good Song

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Top 15 Songs for the Bouquet Toss Brides-to-be, you know you want that perfect song for the Bouquet Toss at your wedding and yet you may have trouble finding the right song to throw your flowers too. Here are the Top 15 Songs … Continue reading

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Top 15 Songs for Garter Toss

Top 15 Songs for Garter Toss

These are the top 15 songs requested or adviced for the Garter Toss portion of the wedding reception. Of coarse, there are plenty more to choose from and the song should fit the type of music genre the guy prefers. If you have a certain song you feel would fit better that is ok, these are some of the top requests and to spark your own ideas for the perfect Garter Toss song!

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  1. Another One Bites the Dust – Queen
  2. Sexyback – Justin Timberlake
  3. Real Good Man – Tim McGraw
  4. Bad to the Bone – George Thorogood & The Destroyers
  5. Big Pimpin’ – Jay-Z f. UGK
  6. Bad Boys – Inner Circle
  7. Macho Man – Village People
  8. Boys Round Here – Blake Shelton
  9. It’s My Life – Bon JoviIt's My Life  Bon Jovi from thefaithlab.info
  10. You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
  11. Country Grammar – Nelly
  12. Nothing But A Good Time – Poison
  13. I’m Too Sexy – Right Said Fred
  14. Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
  15. Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top
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DJ TRAXX in the Smokies wins 2014 AWARD

DJ TRAXX Wins 2014 Award with WeddingWire.com Couples Choice Award! This is given by number of reviews and rating given. DJ’s who receive this award should be highly considered for your next wedding or event. As it is always suggested you should contact the DJ you are considering to see if they are a good fit for your wedding day.

weddingwire.com couples choice award 2014

weddingwire.com couples choice award 2014

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What Brides Need to Know

In the crazy busy world we live in it is easy to to say, throwing in the idea of planning a wedding, can seem a bit overwhelming. Heck even trying to plan to be at a wedding, that isn’t yours, can be a bit overwhelming. Here are a few things Brides Need To Know when planning a wedding.

1. It’s your wedding so make it your own! Other than your fiance’ take all other “have-to-do” ideas from other sources  and throw them out the window! Don’t try to make everyone else happy,  just focus on you. You know what will make you happy so go with it. If you spend too much time trying to fit in other peoples view of “a perfect wedding” you may find yourself stressing out on how you will fit in what you wanted to do in the first place.

3. Get a checklist of all the things you need to have a wedding and reception. You can find them online real easy and print it out. It may open your eyes to new ideas and close your mind to the ideas you would never have at your wedding. It is a great tool to use to make sure all your details are in check.

4. Location, location, location. Make sure your location is the perfect setting for your wedding. That setting may not be what you see in the movies…have you seen the budget of a major movie? crazy high and sometimes way over the top, even though great to see on the big screen. Keep things in perspective but always see what your options are. You may find the perfect location and a good price. Knowing the feel of what you want is the first step. Beach, Country, Vintage, outdoor vs. indoor, elegant, or possibly a relatives home. You pick what will make the day special the rest will follow.

5. Food. So I get you want the food to be great. Let me tell you this one thing. Longs the food is good it doesn’t matter what type it is. Your guest want only one thing at this time to feed themselves and to enjoy it while they are eating. Go simple. You don’t always need prime rib and fancy potatoes. Mash those bad boys and get some BBQ on the side if you are having a country-style wedding. Go with a good flavored chicken breast with some seasoned green beans. The idea is to not stress out by impressing your guests by the food, impress them by how much you love your fiance’. Tasty food is all you need ad you don’t always have to spend a lot of money to get it either.

6. I would not be helping if I didn’t say know the size of your reception and get the right entertainment for the feel you are looking for. If you are having a reception of 25 people then prop up the personal speakers and play music through your digital player. If your are having a reception for 40 and above know what type of feel you want. Laid back or get up and dance the night away! DJs are great for this! The right DJ will keep this moving smoothly and in the direction you need it to throughout the reception. Bands are good too. They might be limited to what they know for song selections, however, can know enough to keep things going. You may want a two piece band to play great background music or a full band to get things jamming! Remember with a band they will need to take a break and to plan for the intermission. No matter what you do the entertainment will make or break your event so make sure it is the right feel and right set up for your wedding day!

7. Find someone else to manage the final details. Ok so you have all the ideas you want in your head and figured out, now what?!? Get someone else in your family who is organized to make it happen. Or have the locations event planner get all the details together. Meet with them every now and then to make sure your ideas are not becoming altered by the “easy way out” method.

8. Remember you are marrying your fiance’ not everyone else that same day. Sure, when you marry two families become united and you will have plenty of time to take their suggestions later in life. This is the day you will remember with your fiance’ take time together in the moments of the wedding. Get the photos you need, but don’t go crazy. Have your photographer there from start to finish. They will get more than enough for you to reminiscence over as the years go by. Dance with your fiance’, introduce family members to each other, take a brief walk with each other. Make this day yours, share it with your friends and family and once the day comes just let the details fall the way they will. Now that may not be in the exact way you originally planned it, however, if it’s not going to steer you away from being happy then let it be what it is. Sometime the biggest plan changers become the best memories later.

Congratulations on getting married and I hope God finds His way in the center of it. Take care and what are you waiting for get to planning your special wedding day!

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Fun ideas For PROM

Images001 158_fullThe following are Fun ideas that you can do for PROM according to the website www.PromGirl.com                                           Photo provided by DJ TRAXX in the Smokies

  • Bring bubbles to the prom; Or, an even better idea is to suggest it to the prom committee! It may sound a little out there, but I guarantee you and your classmates will have a ball. No one can resist bubbles!
  • Go to the prom in a van! It’s a lot cheaper than a limo, and much more fun than driving separately. Find someone to let you borrow their mini van, or rent one for a day or two. You can even decorate it with hand painted signs and streamers. Your own little prom chariot!
  • Get your date pumped up for the occasion. Send him cute messages as the prom approaches. Stuff them in his locker at school or e-mail him. Let him know you are ready and really psyched!
  • Floor him with your creativity and design your own fancy invitation! Request the honor of your “Prince Charming” at the ball. Slip it into his locker or book bag so he’ll be surprised!
  • Get down! Does your date jam? Better find out before its too late to do anything about it. Give him dance lessons. If he needs them, that is. Make it fun and learn a few steps together!
  • Surprise him with a delicious & romantic pre-prom feast! Celebrate the approach of their big night with a private little one!
  • Spend an afternoon together at the tux shop. Have him try on every style, and decide together which one makes him feel the most suave and debonair. Hey, rent a James Bond flick the night before!
  • Ask the prom committee to include disposable cameras in the budget. Have them gathered up at the end of the night and create a prom collage, or post the best pix on a website for everyone to enjoy!
  • Plan an “after prom” sleepover with your friends. you might want to just hangout and relax! Then, when everyone is wide awake you can have a wild breakfast of omelets, waffles, pancakes or whatever! Mmmmmmmm!
  • Once you get back all the photos you shot (before, during, and after the prom), put together a collage of pictures and sayings just for your friends! If you’re really happy with the results, you can bring it to a professional photographer for duplicates! It’s a very thoughtful and generous gesture that they will always treasure.
  • Play Steven Spielberg and make a mini movie! Film tons of footage of your friends, family, and teachers! Edit it, copy it, and then you can distribute it!

The above information is from the site www.PromGirl.com

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The Smoky Mountains are Alive with Music

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The Smoky Mountains are alive with music! With weddings on the rise more and more brides are wanting music with their weddings, both for the ceremony and reception! It seems that The Smoky Mountains spark an energy like no other place on this earth. Many DJ’s in this area are busy starting the beginning of March through the month of December.

If you are looking for a destination wedding filled with fun, thrills, and music, the Smoky Mountains is the place to get married. With great attractions, shows, and natural views this area is an A+, not only for you and your fiance’, but for your friends and family who want to celebrate with you as well. Take the time to look into this fast growing area and hire a DJ that can play your favorite songs from your hometown, while enjoying the Great Smoky Mountains on your wedding day!!!

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Bride’s Choice Award

WeddingWire.com Bride’s Choice Award – Last year was such an amazing year for my DJ company! I am blessed to have a lot of area word of mouth business. 2013 is looking very good so far! I am always happy to talk to all the new Brides and Grooms to help them with their special day. I simply am happy to have the opportunity to do the same this year as well.  I just received WeddingWire.com’s Bridal Choice Award as well and I couldn’t be more humbled and excited at the same time! I hope to be the DJ at your next special event and have a great day!

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New Year’s Eve Fun Facts

  1. Did you know that on December 31, 1907 saw the very first ball lowering in Times Square?
  2. The modern ball that is dropped is made from Waterford Crystal and weights over 1,000 pounds. There are over 9,000 LED lights, but uses hardly any energy. The ball begins to drop at 11:59 and completes the journey exactly at midnight to ring in the New Year.
  3. On New Year’s Eve, about 75% of American Parties are with 20 people or less.
  4. Noise making and fireworks on New Year’s Eve is believed to have originated in ancient times, when noise and fire were thought to dispel evil spirits and bring good luck.
  5. The Spanish ritual on New Year’s eve is to eat twelve grapes at midnight. The tradition is meant to secure twelve happy months in the coming year.


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History of Christmas Carols the first Mobile Music :)

From: www.WhyChristmas.com

Carols were first sung in Europe thousands of years ago, but these were not Christmas Carols. They were pagan songs, sung at the Winter Solstice celebrations as people danced round stone circles (The word carol originally meant to dance to something). The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year, usually taking place around the 22nd December. The word Carol actually means dance or a song of praise and joy! Carols used to be written and sung during all four seasons, but only the tradition of singing them at Christmas has really survived.

Early Christians took over the pagan solstice celebrations for Christmas and gave people Christian songs to sing instead of pagan ones. In AD 129, a Roman Bishop said that a song called “Angel’s Hymn” should be sung at a Christmas service in Rome. Another famous early Christmas Hymn was written in 760AD, by Comas of Jerusalem, for the Greek Orthodox Church. Soon after this many composers all over Europe started to write ‘Christmas carols’. However, not many people liked them as they were all written and sung in Latin, a language that the normal people couldn’t understand. By the time of the Middles Ages (the 1200s), most people had lost interest in celebrating Christmas altogether.

This was changed by St. Francis of Assisi when, in 1223, he started hisNativity Plays in Italy. The people in the plays sang songs or ‘canticles’ that told the story during the plays. Sometimes, the choruses of these new carols were in Latin; but normally they were all in a language that the people watching the play could understand and join in! The new carols spread to France, Spain, Germany and other European countries.

The earliest carol, like this, was written in 1410. Sadly only a very small fragment of it still exists. The carol was about Mary and Jesus meeting different people in Bethlehem. Most Carols from this time and the Elizabethan period are untrue stories, very loosely based on the Christmas story, about the holy family and were seen as entertaining rather than religious songs. They were usually sung in homes rather than in churches! Traveling singers or Minstrels started singing these carols and the words were changed for the local people wherever they were traveling. One carols that changed like this is ‘I Saw Three Ships’.

When Oliver Cromwell and the Puritans came to power in England in 1647, the celebration of Christmas and singing carols was stopped. However, the carols survived as people still sang them in secret. Carols remained mainly unsung until Victorian times, when two men called William Sandys and Davis Gilbert collected lots of old Christmas music from villages in England.

Before carol singing in public became popular, there were sometimes official carol singers called ‘Waits’. These were bands of people led by important local leaders (such as council leaders) who had the only power in the towns and villages to take money from the public (if others did this, they were sometimes charged as beggars!). They were called ‘Waits’ because they only sang on Christmas Eve (This was sometimes known as ‘watchnight’ or ‘waitnight’ because of the shepherds were watching their sheep when the angels appeared to them.), when the Christmas celebrations began.

Also, at this time, many orchestras and choirs were being set up in the cities of England and people wanted Christmas songs to sing, so carols once again became popular. Many new carols, such as ‘Good King Wenceslas’, were also written in the Victorian period.

New carols services were created and became popular, as did the custom of singing carols in the streets. Both of these customs are still popular today! One of the most popular types of Carols services are Carols by Candlelight services. At this service, the church is only lit by candlelight and it feels very Christmassy! Carols by Candlelight services are held in countries all over the world.

Perhaps the most famous carol service, is the service of Nine Lessons and Carols from King’s College in Cambridge, UK. This service takes place on Christmas Eve and is broadcast live on BBC Radio (and all over the world). In my house, we listen to it and it means Christmas has really started! The Service was first performed in 1918 as a way of the college celebrating the end of the First World War. It is always started with a single choir boy singing a solo of the first verse of the Carol ‘Once in Royal David’s City’. Sing along to Once in Royal David’s City! (on a different site) A service of Nine Lessons and Carols has nine bible readings (or lessons), that tell the Christmas story, with one or two carols between each lesson. Sometimes you get carol services which are a combination of nine lessons and carols and carols by candlelight! So you have nine lessons and carols by candlelight!

Now you know :

Information provided by: http://www.whychristmas.com


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Scenic Helicopter Tours for your Honeymoon

While you are getting married in the Smoky Mountain you will want to take advantage of Scenic Helicopter Rides honeymoon package. This allows you to fly over the most visited National Park in the nation with simply you and your sweetie as you marvel over God’s country right in my back yard. It is beautiful and there is no better way to view the Smoky Mountains than through a birds eye view.  Their flights are a once in a lifetime experience that cannot be missed and will create a memory you both will never forget. Experience the magic and comfort of a helicopter sightseeing tour and fly over areas where few men or women have set foot.

Make sure you look for the Black and Yellow Helicopters when you in town!

Call them today at (865) 453-6342

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