True North DJ Services
Scott Rideout - Owner - True North DJ Services
We asked Scott to share some thoughts on DJing weddings.
What do you love about weddings?
There are a few things that spring to mind and I would say my top 3 things are:
1. Peace, love & fun. During a wedding, for one day, all of the outside noise (such as politics & "bad news") takes a complete backseat and the entire group is in one space, with one shared goal - to celebrate and have fun. There aren't too many places on the planet anymore where that happens. I love that part!
2. The father of the bride speech. Gets me every time. As a father of a beautiful little girl, I can only imagine how the father is feeling - until it is my turn in a few years!
3. Put simply ... Getting a dance floor into a craze, and having "regular people" do ridiculous things. There's a knack to getting Grandma and a groomsman dancing to Notorious BIG's Hypnotize - and when it happens, it's magic. ;-)
Is there anything else that you’d like to share that wedding couples might want to know?
Find a DJ that you trust and go with it! Give them guidance, but then allow them "do their thing". Your DJ should provide you with music that takes people on a journey through the day. A good DJ will find the pulse of your room and help your party peak at the right time and use a variety of music to keep everyone happy.
Do you have a favourite testimonial you could pass along for us to share?
My fav! ... From an online testimonial …
I guess I could sum up the experience with something my cousin told me during the fifth hour of our reception: "I hate your DJ. He doesn't let me stop dancing."
Following 10 years of travel, Scott and his wife moved to Halifax from Fredericton & South Africa. They bought a small home in Bedford, and started to put down roots for their future family.
While working a 9 to 5 as a marketing consultant in Halifax, True North DJs started from the basement of their 1st home. His DJ “side job” was relegated to the basement in the beginning, along with 2 sets of speakers, a DJ mixer & dance lights.
Over the years, their family based company has grown from having Scott as a one-man-show, to multiple DJs, photo booths, atmospheric effects and producing a product that has resonated with clients as well as the special events & wedding industries. They have received multiple awards and continue to be passionate about their product and people who entrust them with their parties!
Contact: Scott Rideout