Shenandoah Lodge in Lake Charles is a lovely place to have a wedding reception, and that’s just what Sydni and Zack did in January of 2023. The facility is modern and well maintained, and also quite cozy. The couple’s ceremony and reception both took place inside the gorgeous Events Center on the main level. Guests enjoyed cocktails in the gallery area while the venue staff converted the Events Center from the ceremony setup to the reception setup. I was impressed with the venue staff, who managed a seamless flip of the space. They have really excellent event coordinators as well, who kept everything on schedule with poise and professionalism. They were a huge help to me as well! The venue had their accolades on display, and they have also been included in The Knot’s Best of Weddings. Well deserved! This couple found me through my profile on Thumbtack.

For this event, I provided the sound system for both the ceremony and reception, along with wireless microphones for both (clip-on for the officiant and the groom, and a handheld mic for toasts). I also provided the full lighting package, including uplighting and both dance floor lighting packages. I also prepared a special edit of the couple’s first dance song (something I’m more than happy to do and have done for several couples), which worked out well as they had worked out a really wonderful choreography for their dance together. They had an eclectic song selection for the reception as well, that blended together some contemporary songs, some 80’s retro, and a bunch of their favorite EDM tunes. Their processional and recessional songs were really inspiring too!

Here’s the playlist from the event:

Processional: Porter Robinson & Madeon

Shelter (Piano Version)  

Bride’s Processional: Porter Robinson                      


Recessional: For King & Country                   

For God Is With Us                                                        

Cocktail Hour


Wedding Party Entrance: Modern English                       

I Melt With You                                                           

Couple’s First Dance: Jon Forman


Shoe Game, Speeches 


Cake Cutting: The Archies                          

Sugar Sugar                                                               

Cake Cutting: DNCE                                 

Cake By the Ocean                                                         

Father/Daughter Dance: Aqualung                             

Brighter Than Sunshine                                                    

Mother/Son Dance: Crowder                              

Thanks Giver                                                              

Anniversary Dance: Nat King Cole                        


Dance Floor Open: Jackson, Michael                     

Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough                                            

Whitney Houston                      

I Wanna Dance With Somebody                                               

Throttle, Earth, Wind & Fire        

September (Remix)                                                         

Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa              

One Kiss                                                                  

Yves V                               

We Got That Cool (feat. Afrojack & Icona Pop)                             

Crystal Waters                       

100% Pure Love                                                            

Rihanna Ft Calvin Harris             

We Found Love                                                             

New Order                            

Bizarre Love Triangle                                                     

When In Rome                         

The Promise                                                               


Don’t Stop Believing                                                      

The Outfield                         

Your Love                                                                 

Ed Sheeran & Andrea Bocelli          

Perfect Symphony                                                          

Dean Martin                          


Frank Sinatra                        

The Way You Look Tonight                                                  

Soft Cell                            

Tainted Love                                                              


I Ain’t Worried                                                           

San Holo                             


Lady Gaga                            



Take On Me                                                                

Kenny Loggins                        


Wham! UK                             

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go                                               

Hollywood Principle & Dr Awkward     

Solar Eclipses                                                            

The Aston Shuffle                    

Sunrise (Won’t Get Lost) [feat. Tommy Trash] [Tommy Trash Radio Edit]     


Andromeda (feat. DRAM)                                                    

ZHU & Bob Moses                      

Desire (Single Edit)                                                      

Virtual Self                         

Ghost Voices                                                              

ZHU & Bob Moses                      

Desire (Single Edit)                                                      

RÜFÜS DU SOL                         



With You                                                                  



Michael Jackson                      

Billie Jean                                                               

Couple’s Private Dance: Porter Robinson