There is one concept that every wedding D.J. must embrace enthusiastically:
Wedding receptions are all about FAMILY milestones and memories.
Audra and Brad Daufeldt
On November 19, 2005 I was first introduced to the Daufeldt Family at the wedding reception of Kelly Hauser, who married Brent Daufeldt. Their reception was in the Radisson Quad City Plaza ballroom. I have a very distinct set of memories from that reception. The setting was beautiful, one of the most beautiful that I recall from that year. But more importantly, Brent and Kelly were an amazing couple, and the guests had an absolutely incredible time that night.
Brent and Kelly Daufeldt – First Dance in November 2005 at the Radisson Quad City Plaza
Brent and Kelly cut their wedding cake – 2005
One of Kelly’s bridesmaids was Brenda Daufeldt, Brent’s sister. Brenda got engaged to a man named Michael Bany, and on August 26, 2006 their wedding reception was held at the industrially chic Hotel Vitro in downtown Iowa City. I was again honored to be the D.J. at my second Daufeldt wedding reception. And just like Brent and Kelly’s reception, this was a truly great party!
Brenda and Michael’s wedding cake was stunning, the venue was incredible, but again, the families and the guests in attendance were simply the best. I have a very vivid set of memories from that amazing night also!
Brenda and Michael Bany – August Wedding Reception at the Hotel Vitro, Iowa City, August 2006
Brenda and Michael’s stunning wedding cake (2006)
The Daufeldt family loves music, country music in particular, and every song selected for their events were what I would call timeless classics. There were songs from Conway Twitty, Tammy Wynette, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Johnny Cash, The Eagles, Neil Diamond and more. That makes for a really fun time on the dance floor!
One of the men in Brenda and Michael’s and Kelly and Brent’s wedding party was Brad Daufeldt, the youngest brother in the family. We were thrilled when he contacted us to announce his upcoming wedding! The date was to be April 21, 2012 at the Clarion in Iowa City.
There is nothing more heart warming to see the same fun-loving family, after almost six years, getting together to celebrate another family milestone! There have also been a lot of little additions to the family!
Flower Girl and Ring Bearer’s had been practicing their photo posing, and were really good at it by the time they got to the reception!
Audra and Brad had around 350 guests looking forward to welcoming them when they arrived at the Clarion for their grand entrance around 5:45 PM.
Audra arrives in style in her private tour bus!
The wedding party made their grand entrance to “Thunderstruck” by AC-DC. Members of the wedding party included:
Parents – Tim and Deb Grieves, Don and Pat Daufeldt
Ushers – Clint Huntrods, Charlie Uthe
Bridesmaids – Callie Pederson, Kelly Littleton, Tracee Wellik, Amy Ducharme, Kay Galvin
Groomsmen – Jeff Wiele, Travis Maurer, Jeff Vedepo, Nolan Grieves, Bryan Daufeldt
Maid of Honor – Emily Grieves
Best Man – Brent Daufeldt
Below are some of the beautiful details of the banquet room:
Pink and Purple floral arrangements, pink sashes, white chair covers and table settings
White and Pink chair covers and pink uplighting. (Uplighting by Black Tie)
Tempting sweets table!
Brad’s wedding cake with the familiar IH logo.
Brad and Audra’s beautiful wedding cake.
Bridal table with pink uplighting
As we expected, Audra and Brad’s guests danced the night away, and we stayed longer than we had planned so that even more fun could be had! For more photos of the dance floor memories please visit our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/blacktieentertainment
Wedding professionals that played a role in Audra and Brad’s special day included:
Venue – The Clarion (Highlander) Hotel and Conference Center Iowa City
Photography – Gwen’s Photos North Liberty Iowa
Table Linens and Chair Covers – Best Dressed Bridal and Linens, Cedar Rapids Iowa
Floral – HyVee Waterfront, Iowa City
Ceremony – St. Josephs, West Liberty Iowa
Entertainment and Uplighting – Black Tie Entertainment, Quad Cities
Don and Pat Daufeldt
When the music was over and the dust was settling, it was a privilege for us to again say farewell to Don and Pat Daufeldt, Brad’s parents. I mentioned to Don that all the children were now married and this would be the last party we would get to do for them.
Don replied, “We still have the grandchildren’s weddings to look forward to!”
Spoken like a true family man.
Congratulations to Audra and Brad, the Grieves and Daufeldt families, as you all begin a new chapter in your lives.
And again, thanks to the Daufeldt family for sharing your children’s milestones with us. I am sure you will cherish the memories, as will we.