Madison and Colter Lee Wedding – June 1st, 2024

There is nothing quite like the beginning of wedding season here in east Idaho. The air is crisp and fresh, the weather can be beautiful, and the feeling of summer hangs heavy. This was exactly the kind of day June 1st, 2024 was. My first wedding of the 2024 season.

The beautiful bride and groom are Madison and Colter Lee. I had originally spoken to Madison back in September or October of last year when she booked me. 8 months later, I was driving to the private venue on the South Fork of the Snake River in Ririe, ID.

When I arrived, I met both Madison and Colter for the first time. Highly energetic and well spoken, Madison was an absolute treasure to work for. She was a tactfully demanding bride, not at all a “Bridezilla,” but knew exactly how she wanted this wedding to run. She was very detailed in her instructions to me, complete with three Spotify playlists filled with great examples of the musical tastes of the party.

I staked down my canopy just south of the main reception tent and set up the reception area with speakers and my DJ equipment. I also set up my ceremony rig at the alter area.

Did I mention how beautiful the area was? I really should have gotten more pictures. However, this was the very first wedding at this private venue and the owners are considering turning it into an official venue that can be rented. I really think they should. They could make a lot of money.

But I digress. Anyways, the ceremony went off without a hitch, despite just a little bit of a hiccup with the Zoom live stream link they were trying to maintain. I played music by Thin Lizzy, Calum Scott, Ernest, and more for the processional and recessional.

After the ceremony, the traditional cocktail hour began and I played a mix of Buddy Holly, jazz, big band, and easy listening country.

At 6:30pm, I announced the newlyweds and their wedding party as they made their grand entrance into the reception. What else but Gretchen Wilson’s Here For The Party? – a great song to welcome everybody in!

Then, it was time for the first dance. Colter and Madison chose So Damn Lucky by Chris Lane as their track. It was very fitting. Then, Colter danced with his beautiful mother to Deeper Than The Holler by Randy Travis.

Dinner and toasts commenced near 7pm and was entertained with a playlist commanded by Frank Sinatra.

After dinner, it was basically fun and dancing for the remainder of the night. There were some pretty interesting moments, such as when Madison’s father (who is a decorated Navy special forces veteran) and his friend performed a rousing rendition of The Village People’s Y.M.C.A. I really got a kick out of that!

Anyways, the night ended at 11pm with no fights, no injuries, and no property damage (except for a few tables and umbrellas that were blown over by the brief windstorm in the evening). It was a perfectly energetic, romantic, and appropriate wedding, filled with family, friends, laughter, tears of joy, and so much more.

It truly was my pleasure to serve Madison and Colter on their most special of days. Good luck to the both of you and I hope to be able to cross paths with y’all sometime again in the future!

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The Idahoan

Based in Idaho and with a global reach, The Idahoan is the Gem State’s only DJ specializing in Progressive House and Psytrance music. Drawing inspiration from legendary DJs like John Digweed, Sasha, and Paul Oakenfold, he started DJing in July 2019 and has since uploaded over 500 unique shows on Mixcloud. The Idahoan has opened for artists such as ill.GATES, Robert Babicz, and Darin Epsilon, and holds residencies on Atlantic Progression and Raverholics Radio. Additionally, he provides DJ services throughout eastern Idaho and western Wyoming, booking numerous gigs each year.