Favorite Wedding Stories – Kettle Moraine Ranch

This is one of our favorite wedding stories that Spotlight DJ’s had the pleasure of being a part of.  We want your wedding day to be everything you envision and more!  We wanted to give you a taste of the memories we create.

Alyssa and Matt held their wedding at the Kettle Moraine Ranch in Eagle, Wisconsin.  The ranch is made out to look like a small western town. It has horseback riding, wagon rides and mining for gold. It’s like you’ve stepped back in time!

Alyssa had told us that she wanted her wedding on a ranch because it was a fun atmosphere.

They were able to rent out the ranch for just their 200 guests. People brought cowboy hats, cowboy boots and lassos.

We set up our ceremony audio speakers and a microphone outside so that they could have their ceremony right on the grass at the ranch.  The sunshine made for a perfect day to have the ceremony outside.  There were some geese and ducks that walked right past the crowd sitting during the ceremony and everyone including the minister took a moment to watch.  It was as if the animals didn’t even notice there was a wedding ceremony taking place!

After the ceremony Alyssa and Matt slipped away to get pictures taken all over the ranch on horseback, on some of the old wagons and in front of the rustic western buildings.

The wedding reception was held in a recently renovated western themed barn on the ranch.  We setup our DJ equipment on a stage that overlooked the dinner tables. Alyssa and Matt requested a lot of country music as well as a good mix of everything from 50s and 60s music into all of current hits.

The best man had an unbelievable speech of inspiration for the bride and groom that was followed by a very nice dinner.  We could tell the crowd was anxious to dance and we started the dancing just as soon as dinner ended.  Toby Keith, Zac Brown Band and Kenny Chesney were just some of the requested artists.

About halfway through the evening Alyssa had mentioned that she wanted us to call family members that had brought their own instruments out onto the dance floor.  It was something that they really wanted to get pictures of and it meant a lot to them. This was a tradition for their family that they did at weddings.

We announced for family members to come out onto the dance floor. Many people came out including grandma and grandpa who had tambourines and rhythm sticks. They played along to a few country songs and everyone came out to dance.   It was an incredible evening and something that was a new experience for us!

Many of the wedding guests were staying at a hotel nearby that had a shuttle bus picking them up at the end of the evening.  When the bus came to pick everyone up at the end of the night, the bride and groom had to ask us to stop playing the dance music because no one was getting on the shuttle bus to head back to the hotel.  They Just wanted to keep partying and dancing. It made us feel really good to know that no one wanted to leave!