Magaly & Kevin’s Wedding Reception
Our story begins with our bride, Magaly, when she attended the wedding of Carlo and Jonalyn Pistritto on Jan 15 at the Ballroom at the Ben. She liked the music mix so much, she and Kevin met with DJ Paul Evans and hired him for their celebration. Fast forward to June 17th, 2011 and we begin Magaly and Kevin’s reception at the Brigalias in Sicklerville, NJ.
During dinner Paul bgena the evening with some classic rocks songs from Rod Stewart and Billy Joel. But as soon as he put on some Bachata and Merengue, a Latin Dance party was underway, complete with Salsa and moving along into Latin themed club songs from artists like Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez. All line dances from the Cha Cha Slide to the Cupid Shuffle were well received and Paul remembers the crowd young and old really jamming to Rockin’ Robin by the Jackson 5.
A guest requested a Spanish Line Dance that had a Country Western feel with Spanish Vocals. As you can see in the pictures and video below when this song came on everyone on the dance floor were twirling napkins like lassos. Right after that, DJ Paul Evans dropped in the “Mexican Hat Dance,” to continue the napkin twirling.
Magaly told Paul to put on a Conga for the ladies to circle around her and Kevin standing on chairs with Kevin holding her veil, when the song stopped, Paul was to drop in “All the Single Ladies,” and announce the throwing of the garter.
The night was a huge hit and in this particular instance exhibited DJ Paul Evans skill at fusing Latin and American Pop standards together to bring together a mix of people with different musical tastes onto the floor and keep them there!