Alyssa & JJ invited Create Excitement to be part of their fabulous wedding at the Taylor Pavilion in Belmar, New Jersey.  This is a beautiful beach and lakefront venue, with an open-air deck for cocktail hour and stunning ceremony and reception locations. We had a wonderful time providing our DJ services for 150 of JJ and Alyssa’s guests at this charming venue.

Taylor Pavilion wedding ceremony

Image provided by Nicole Klym Photography

The Ceremony

First, we provided a sweet selection of music for their ceremony, which was outside on the boardwalk overlooking Belmar beach. Talk about a view! We welcomed their guests with the sounds of an instrumental version of “Somewhere Out There” by Fred Mollins and “Attaboy, The Goat Rodeo Sessions” by Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, and Yo-Yo Ma.

Then, the bridal court processional was accompanied by “All My Days” by Alexi Murdoch, and then Alyssa made her grand entrance to “Heartbeats” by José González. This is a great choice for a bridal processional. The lyrics, complemented by the soft acoustic sounds, always conjure up a sense of sweet romance.

The ceremony continued with a heartfelt welcome and introduction. Guests were made aware that Alyssa and JJ came together thanks to Edgar Allen Poe, and how the two fell in love as they worked on a paper about one of the author’s short stories. Little did they know, they were creating a beautiful story of their own.

After the two exchanged vows and were pronounced husband and wife, the recessional proceeded to the song of “Dreams” by the Cranberries.

Taylor Pavilion in Belmar New Jersey

Image provided by Nicole Klym Photography

The Reception

Then, we kicked off the reception with Alyssa and JJ making their grand entrance to September by Earth, Wind and Fire. We got EVERYONE on the dance floor within seconds of their entrance. It was so awesome to see everyone surrounding these two with love, and this was definitely one of the most memorable entrances for us.

Next, Alyssa and JJ had their first dance to “Time After Time” by Iron & Wine. Before you know it, we had everyone on the dance floor dancing, and taking picture in the photo booth provided by Create Excitement.

Taylor Pavilion Wedding Reception

Image provided by Nicole Klym Photography


Here’s a brief selection of some of the songs we played at the Taylor Pavilion in Belmar, New Jersey

  • Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac
  • Dancing in the Dark by Bruce Springsteen
  • Dancing Queen by ABBA
  • Got to Give it Up by Marvin Gaye
  • Burning Down the House by Talking Heads
  • Believe by Cher
  • Come on Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners
  • Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) by Backstreet Boys
  • And more. . .

Here’s what Rosanne, Alyssa’s mother had to say about Create Excitement
“Create Excitement did an amazing job with my daughter’s wedding! Ben took care of all the music, from the ceremony to the cocktail hour to the reception. He was professional, organized and knowledgeable and made a great effort to understand what my daughter and her fiancé wanted. The dance floor was full throughout the reception and everyone had a great time. Guests told me they couldn’t remember the last time they had so much fun dancing. The photo booth was great and there was an online link for the pictures which allowed family and friends to enjoy all of them. I can’t thank Ben and Create Excitement enough!”

And don’t forget, if you’re looking for great entertainment and a New Jersey DJ service for your wedding at the Taylor Pavilion in Belmar or beyond, contact Create Excitement. Click here and let’s see how we can make your wedding or celebration fun and exciting!


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