Janis & Wyatt - Midnight Rave

Janis & Wyatt

One part we love about being involved in weddings is getting a glimpse into their lives, friends and personalities. Janis & Wyatt (July 23rd, 2016) were special to us from the get go, they were referred by our amazing friends at Newly Sound who though we were a perfect fit for them. Janis wanted a rave during her reception dance and Skylar is an avid electronic music lover and finding out she planned to walk down the aisle to Odessa we knew a match had been made. 

We had a lot of communicating through the months preceding the wedding (some wedding we have lots and other only the odd email), Janis would send emails with songs she like and more emails of songs she liked with lists… by the time the wedding came we guess their were well over a hundred songs she’d mentioned to us. This was amazing, tons of great songs and a very clear idea of what she was looking for on her special day. When the speeches confirmed our idea that Janis was a planner we laughed (“oh she made lists for everyone.”) according to her friends she was the queen of lists, she was teased and loved, Wyatt was teased and loved and we had tear and sore stomachs from all the laughs. The love in room that night was palpable, it was special to witness so much affection for these two.

 The big table was pulled out for Janis & Wyatt.

The big table was pulled out for Janis & Wyatt.

As 11:30 hit the lights went dark, up came the lasers and smoke. Everything you would find at a proper rave including glow sticks was their, including the stomping feet and crazy dance moves. Helping to create a mood and an experience is nothing less then terrifying… I mean exhilarating. It is scary and exciting, but we knew pretty quick that the vision that Janis & Wyatt wanted came together perfectly.

They left some beautiful words for us:

Sarah and Skylar are a wicked team! They are responsive, cool and really know what they are doing. They had a great questionnaire to ensure our tastes were met, and in addition to that, we had a lot personalization to add in and they went above and beyond to suit our wishes. We wanted to include a midnight rave in our reception music, and the enthusiasm Skylar showed in the meeting sealed our fate! Sarah DJ’d at my bachelorette party and nailed it! They also came to our ceremony to assist us with our music there, which really put us at ease. Their presentation and set up was top notch (hello BOSE speakers!?). They bring such great energy and really care about your musical preferences... We couldn’t imagine our wedding without the CoffeeJockeys in it. We would recommend them to everyone: a real dream-team!
— Janis & Wyatt

Coming up on one year of marriage, congratulations Janis & Wyatt and thank you for letting us be apart of your important day.

1990 to 2017... what has changed?

2017 Love season is almost upon us, Skylar and I had the most amazing 2016 and are looking forward to what is to come this year. Last year, we had some major highlights with a “rave” hour at one wedding and closing another with two hours of punk music. The ability to be creative, fun and share in a day filled with love, is an amazing feeling.

This year our first wedding is at the Glenora Club, a beautiful venue in the Edmonton river valley will kick off the season . One of the things we love about being apart of weddings is creating a mood or atmosphere that is special for the couple. This couple asked if we could create a 90’s power hour for their wedding, we are going to record it and post the actual wedding power hour.

The popular music from the 90’s compared to the popular music from today (the last 3-5 years) is very different. Listening to some 90’s classics I noticed how catchy and memorable the intros are. Then move to a level of energy that you just can’t stop moving to. Today the songs that are like this are different in that they still get you up and dancing but don’t have the same excitement, intensity or energy that I believe will lend itself to becoming a “classic”. Comparing Jump Around to Whip Nae Nae, they both have great hooks, fun actions, but will Whip Nae Nae be played at wedding in 20 years? For this girl Jump Around will always win out over a song like Whip Nae Nae, only time will tell.