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Wedding at Sassafraz, Yorkville, Toronto - Summer 2012

Toronto Wedding at Sassafraz Restaurant, Yorkville, Toronto, Ontario - Summer 2012

This wedding was held at Sassafraz, Toronto Restaurant situated in the heart of Yorkville in Toronto Ontario.  Our Toronto DJ Service provided music for the Wedding Ceremony, Dinner Reception and for the Dancing portion of the Wedding.

The Ceremony

The Wedding Ceremony was held on the first floor of the building attended by of approximately 150 people.  The Bridal Party entered the Ceremony hall for the song Unforgettable by Natalie Cole & Nat King Cole followed by the Bride & Dad who walked up the isle for 'At Last' by  Etta James.  Even though this is not a common song for the Processional song we discussed with the bride and timed it so that she entered the Ceremony Hall soon after the main intro when the main chorus started.. most of the guests spoke to us and said it was an excellent choice. The recessional song was 'Lovely Day' by Bill Withers which was played as soon as the Bride & Groom 'Kissed'.

The Ceremony was conducted by Jim Emerson of Enduring Promises, whom we have worked with many times in the past.

Cocktail Hour

Soon after the Wedding Ceremony the guests gathered on the first floor for cocktails for approx 45minutes. Based on the request by the couple we played a selection of Modern Jazz and some pre-selected song during this time.  The Bride & Groom gave their speech during cocktail hour as they didn't want to stick to the traditional style of making the speech during dinner reception.

Dinner Reception

Soon after the Cocktails, guests made their way down to the ground floor for dinner. The dinner reception lasted for approx two hours where there were there were few speeches.  The couple wanted to keep things simple and didn't have any kissing games during the dinner reception and we played some Oldies / Jazz as background music.

Since the entire event was on two separate floors our Toronto Wedding DJ's had separate equipment set-ups done on both the first floor and the ground floor.  As the dancing was taking place on the first floor our DJ's did the main equipment set-up there and did a basic equipment set-up on the ground floor since there was only a requirement for back ground music during dinner.


The dancing started at approximately 9.30pm once the guests made their way back to the first floor after dinner.  The Ceremony & Cocktail area was combined by the Staff of Sassafraz to have a single large room for dancing.  The dancing was kicked off by the Bride & Groom with their first Dance.  Our DJ's enjoyed playing a mix of Top 40, Hip-Hop, 80-90's, Rock & Roll and Dance Hall which kept the dance floor packed and happening.  The original plan by the Bride & Groom was to wrap up the the event by 1am.  However they decided to continue till 2.30am since majority of the guests refused to leave and wanted to party all night long.


The Photographer for the Wedding was the Awesome Rob Taylor from Taylor'd Photography.  We want to make a special note of thanks to Rob for sharing some photos with us to post on our Toronto DJ blog.  Check out more photos of this Wedding on Kooltempo Wedding Blog Website.  

Wedding at Sassafraz, Toronto - Photo by Taylor'd Photography 
Bride & Groom Dancing, Wedding at Sassafraz, Toronto - Photo by Taylor'd Photography 
Sassafraz, Toronto - Wedding Reception
Sassafraz, Toronto - Wedding Reception - Cake
Sassafraz, Toronto - Dinner Reception during Wedding
Wedding DJ Toronto @ Sassafraz, Toronto
Wedding Ceremony - Sassafraz, Toronto, Bride & Groom 'Wedding Vows"
DJ Liging Set-up at Sassafraz, Toronto
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