Marcus & Mari Stokes wedding at The Highlands at Dove Mountain

As a professional Wedding DJ in Tucson I always do my best to create a special experience for my clients with some unique, fun and yet… unexpected moments. Usually it is quite obvious when the plan I have worked so diligently upon  is having the effect I was hoping to create for my brides and grooms, however, this time I was not quite so sure…

Marcus and Mari’s wedding was relatively small with family and friends, most of whom had to travel in order to take part in the celebration. Marcus and Mari are an awesome couple who are obviously as much in “friends” as they are in “love”.

Although they like having fun and sharing the experience with those whom they love the most I couldn’t always tell if Mari was having a good time. I knew she was tired from a long drive from Oklahoma, and from working out all the the last minute details that a destination wedding brings with it, but somehow I had the distinct impression that she wasn’t enjoying herself.

When I would visit with her throughout the evening and asked how she was doing she would have a little smile and say that she was having a great time. However, I wasn’t really convinced. I thought for a time that somehow I had missed the mark and had not created the experience that I had hoped, planned and anticipated for her and her husband.

Then last night she sent me this note which made me realize that people find and express joy in their own ways:

“Thank you so much for everything. You were amazing. You have no idea how many people commented on the dinner service you coordinated, the slide show, the newlywed game….and so many of your other special touches. So many of our most memorable moments from that day will forever be wrapped up in you and your special touches. It says a lot if my dad says you were worth every penny . I was able to enjoy the night because you and Elizabeth had everything under control. You kept everything running smoothly and made sure Marcus and I were happy the entire night.
It is so obvious when someone loves what they do and it is obvious you love what you do. We cannot say thank you enough.”

Even though it was not apparent to me at the moment, it was a sharp reminder to me of the impact and difference that we can make as part of  the wedding team, and this is such a powerful incentive to continually strive go beyond typical boundaries and make each and every wedding the best ever!

Thank you Marcus and Mari for the privilege… and the lesson!

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