Boba and Aléna contacted Amore’ DJ Entertainment for their Denver wedding after attending a wedding performed in May that was also rich with Russian tradition specifically crafted for that wedding. Boba and Aléna chose to have both their ceremony and reception at Jing Restaurant in Denver for their 60 closest friends and family, but…they wanted to “ramp up” the interactive wedding fun to resemble a wedding in Russia, and weave in a few special surprises for their guests to reflect just the two of them.
The ceremony was officiated by Ed Ward, the best wedding Officiant in Denver, who consistently embraces new wedding ideas and carefully weaves them strategically into each couple’s heritage, culture and tradition. (Well done Ed!) He included his customary “water ceremony,” then as a new twist, embraced Boba and Aléna’s idea of a “honey” ceremony with heartfelt writing that Ed authored specifically for them as we played “Beautiful in My Eyes” by Joshua Kadison softly in the background. It was awesome!
The cocktail hour began in a separate room, as the Jing Restaurant staff quickly turned the ceremony room into a gorgeous setting for the fantastic dinner to follow….and so would the very interactive Russian wedding fun.
…but, we like tasteful and well planned wedding surprises.
We worked with Boba and Aléna as they wanted to do something very special for their guests. Immediately after their introduction, Boba and Aléna would go immediately into their first dance. However, not just any first dance…a special surprise. They began their first dance to “I Will Always Love You” by Whiteny Houston, then after a strategic and perfectly timed record scratch, Boba ripped off his jacket, pulled out a rose, and they went into a choreographed wedding dance to a tango. They did a tango to “Santa Maria” by the Gotan Project from the movie “Shall We Dance.” It was AWESOME!
…and now, the fun was ready to spill over…Russian style.
You see, a wedding reception in Russia could last as long as two, or even three days – packed full of activities, and lots of never-ending fun. Every song, tasteful activity, or interactive wedding game is specifically designed for the Bride and Groom with guests “playing” for either the Bride or the Groom. We didn’t have two or three days for our wedding celebration, but just five short hours, but we were repeatedly trying to determine what the “purpose for the play” would be. After lots of research and creative pondering, Amore’ DJ Entertainment decided to do this: what one household chore would either Boba or Aléna get a six month “pass” on? Game on.
We had lots of tasteful Russian wedding fun for the next five hours…during cocktails, dinner, dancing and more! (and the video below shows a lot more)
We took a break for some heartfelt toasts that were delivered in both Russian and English, followed by a great cake done by California Bakery.
Then, back to the fun, more dancing, more music, and more interactive fun.
A short pause for the bouquet and garter, and back to the fun.
In the end, Aléna edged out Boba by just two points. She gets a six month pass from vacuuming. Sorry Boba.
To see more smiles, joy, laughter and wedding fun from Boba and Aléna’s wedding, just click below.