Bonnie and Timothy Mueller’s Reception April 4, 2009

Friends and Family celebrate after Destination Wedding

Waikiki Beach in Hawaii was the setting for the wedding of Bonnie Franks and Timothy Mueller on March 6, 2009.  A reception/celebration was held for the couple in the Quad Cities on April 4 at the Radisson Quad City Plaza.   We were honored and pleased to provide the entertainment for their special event.

The evening was designed to be a very informal celebration of Bonnie and Tim’s marriage in Hawaii.  Guests arrived at the Radisson at 7:00 PM and enjoyed cocktails in the atrium area of the hotel.  At 7:40 PM Bonnie and Tim entered the atrium from the grand staircase.  We set up one of our BOSE line array sound systems in the atrium area and piped in instrumental jazz music until the banquet room was opened.

Once inside the banquet room guests were treated to an array of appetizers decorated Hawaiian style.  Guests enjoyed crabbed stuffed mushrooms, meatballs and a wide selection of other treats prepared by the Radisson chefs.

Elegant Appetizer Display at the Radisson (Photo by Black Tie/Tim Schaver)

Elegant Appetizer Display at the Radisson (Photo by Black Tie/Tim Schaver)

Some tropical flair enhanced the appetizer buffet (Photo by Black Tie/Tim Schaver)

Some tropical flair enhanced the appetizer buffet (Photo by Black Tie/Tim Schaver)

At the other end of the room was featured a sweets table from Heller Specialty Cakes in Geneseo.  All kinds of goodies including cookies, cupcakes and a key lime something were there for the guests to enjoy.

Part of the sweets table (Photo by Black Tie/Tim Schaver)

Part of the sweets table (Photo by Black Tie/Tim Schaver)

Well dressed younger guests enjoy the dance floor. (Photo by Black Tie/Tim Schaver)

Well dressed younger guests enjoy the dance floor. (Photo by Black Tie/Tim Schaver)

Enjoying a special dance with the Bride!  (Photo by Black Tie/Tim Schaver)

Enjoying a special dance with the Bride! (Photo by Black Tie/Tim Schaver)

The center of the room featured the dance floor, which we opened at around 8:46 PM.  There were no traditional formal wedding dances or events, just fun and celebration!  Guests enjoyed dancing until 12:00 AM.  Some of the guests were really good dancers!

Bonnie and Tim’s guest list was around 175 and there were a wide range of ages represented.  The guests were some of the nicest people I have ever worked with and a large group stayed until the end to celebrate with Bonnie and Tim.

Below are the vendors who helped Bonnie and Tim celebrate:

Men’s Wear: Von Maur

Beverage and Catering: The Radisson Quad City plaza

Sweets Table: Heller Specialty Cakes

Photographer: Kathy Qualls

Wedding Ceremony Location: Waikiki

Honeymoon: Maui

Entertainment: Black Tie

The music set list featured a variety of music styles and was a combination of DJ’s Choice and Guests Requests:

Eric Clapton Wonderful Tonight
Lonestar Amazed
Frank Sinatra The Way You Look Tonight
Glenn Miller In The Mood
The Beatles I Saw Her Standing There
Kool & The Gang Celebration
Sister Sledge We Are Family
Mr C Cha Cha Slide Main Mix
The Village People Y.M.C.A
Prince Kiss
Daft Punk

Jason Mraz

One More Time

I’m Yours

Sheriff When I’m With You
Anne Murray Could I Have This Dance
Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville
Wilson Pickett Mustang Sally
Reel 2 Real I Like To Move It
Usher Yeah
Beyonce Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
Bob Marley & The Wailers One Love/People Get Ready
The Righteous Brothers Unchained Melody
Israel Kamakawiwo’ole Over The Rainbow
Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl
Simon & Garfunkel Cecilia
Marcia Griffiths Electric Boogie
Cupid Cupid Shuffle
Flo Rida Low
Bee Gees Stayin’ Alive
ABBA Dancing Queen
Santana Maria Maria
Wild Cherry Play That Funky Music
Lady GaGa Just Dance
Garth Brooks The Dance
Lonestar I’m Already There
Michael Jackson The Way You Make Me Feel
Peaches & Herb Shake Your Groove Thing
Gretchen Wilson Redneck Woman
AC You Shook Me All Night Long
Train Drops Of Jupiter
Warren G Regulate
Grand Funk Railroad Some Kind Of Wonderful
Otis Day Shout
Jimmy Buffett Brown Eyed Girl
Huey Lewis & The News The Power Of Love
Journey Faithfully
Journey Don’t Stop Believin’
The Rolling Stones Start Me Up
Norman Greenbaum Spirit in the Sky
Bachman-Turner Overdrive Takin’ Care Of Business
Beyonce Feat. JayZ Crazy In Love
Billy Joel Piano Man
Don McClean American Pie
Guests show their love and support for the new couple!  (Photo by Black Tie/Tim Schaver)

Guests show their love and support for the new couple! (Photo by Black Tie/Tim Schaver)

It was a pleasure helping Bonnie and Tim celebrate with their friends and family!

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