Rachel and Doug’s Dance Party - Oceanview Wedding

I had a an amazing time planning and DJing Rachel and Doug's dance party.

Rachel and I connected many months ago as she was in the early stages of her wedding planning. She had a genuine interest in wanting me to be “her wedding DJ.” When I learned more about her and Doug, each performers in the Dirty Dancing touring group, life long singers/performers and she was also a former Lululemon educator, I knew I wanted to be her DJ.

While she and Doug did the majority of their planning while touring the country and from their home in New York City, it always felt natural to connect with them and ensure all of the music and lighting details of their event were just right.

As an added bonus, I even got to play a couple of popular tunes from Dirty Dancing, which even included recreating that iconic moment with Doug lifting Rachel up during “I’ve Had The Time of My Life” ala Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.

Here’s a look at their setlist:

  • Fourplay - Little Foxes
  • Kenny G - Homeland
  • Kirk Whalum - Playing With Fire
  • Fourplay - Rio Rush
  • Notorius B.I.G. - Crush On You
  • 50 Cent - In Da Club
  • Jill Scott - You Got Me
  • Paul Hardcastle - Peace On Earth
  • A Tribe Called Quest - Bonita Applebum
  • Norman Brown - West Coast Coolin'
  • Pamela Williams - Fly Away With Me
  • ZHU - Generationwhy (Original Mix)
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) (Mennska Remix)
  • The Beatangers - Do The Funk
  • Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind (Joey Negro Extended Disco Mix)
  • Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours
  • Mindi Abair - The Joint
  • Frank Sinatra - I Get A Kick Out Of You
  • Ingrid Michaelson - Boys Chase Girls
  • Beyonce - XO
  • Craig David - Officially Yours
  • Chantal Kreviazuk - Feels Like Home
  • Zedd f./Matthew Koma & Miriam Bryant - Find You
  • Tori Kelly - Should've Been Us (Lost Kings Remix)  
  • Harry Belafonte - Banana Boat (Day-o)
  • Charming Horses feat. Grace Grundy - Higher Love (Original Mix)
  • Chainsmokers ft ROZES - Roses (Adam Foster Remix)  
  • Discotron - Disco Ballin'  
  • Mike Perry f./Shy Martin - The Ocean
  • Kygo f./Maty Noyes - Stay
  • Mike Posner - I Took A Pill In Ibiza (SeeB Remix)  
  • Major Lazer ft Justin Bieber & MO - Cold Water (J Rythm BPM Supreme Remix)
  • Zendaya ft Chris Brown - Something New (Intro Clean)

Father/Daughter Dance
Carlisle, Bob - Butterfly Kisses
Harry Belafonte - Banana Boat (Day-o)

Mother/Son Dance
Carole King - Child of Mine

Open Dancing - First Set

  • Dean Martin - That's Amore
  • Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
  • Al Green - Let's Stay Together
  • Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling!
  • Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk (Select Mix Remix)
  • Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
  • Daya - Sit Still, Look Pretty
  • Drake f./Wizkid & Kyla - One Dance
  • Timeflies - Once In A While
  • The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face (Select Mix Remix)
  • Kiiara - Gold (J Farell Remix)  
  • Hailee Steinfeld, Grey, Zedd - Starving (Select Mix Remix)

Cake Cutting
Michael Buble - How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You

Open Dancing - Second Set

  • Randy Houser - Runnin' Outta Moonlight
  • Darius Rucker - Wagon Wheel
  • The Contours - Do You Love Me
  • Jennifer Warnes - I've Had The Time of My Life
  • Zedd f./Foxes - Clarity
  • Avicii - Wake Me Up
  • Calvin Harris f./Ellie Goulding - I Need Your Love (Promo Only Nicky Romero Quick Edit)
  • Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream
  • DNCE - Cake By The Ocean (Riddler Remix)  
  • V.I.C. - Wobble

Last Dance
Gavin DeGraw - Follow Through

Vendor Team
DJ/Master of Ceremonies: Justin Kanoya, DJ Kanoya Productions
Venue: Oceanview Room
Coordinator: Wilmus Weddings
Photographer: Paige Nelson Photography
Cake: The Sweet Tooth Bakery

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