The Celebrate Life Series Presents a New, Unique and Fun Cake Cutting Idea for Your Wedding: via Mike Walter

The Celebrate Life Series continues with a segment on how to make your cake cutting more fun, unique and memorable for both you and your guests. This episode features my good friend, wedding entertainment expert and author of 10 Things You Can Do To Have A Better Day, Mike Walter.

After 25 years of entertaining couples, Mike got to enjoy the view from the other side of the DJ booth and experience The Best Wedding Reception Ever with his gorgeously-awesome fiance, Kelly. And, while he did come up with a few neat ideas on his own, it was KELLY’s ultra-creative idea that earned Mike another interview slot here on the Celebrate Life Series and has quite a few Wedding Entertainers buzzing across the country! 🙂

Singing “The Bride Cuts The Cake” may have been cool back in 1989, and just playing a cool song in the background while the bride & groom feed each other might have been cool enough for the past couple of years, but… if you are looking for a way to make your wedding reception different from your sister’s or different from the 6 other receptions you’ve gone to recently, check out this clip.

Brilliant and super-fun!

Best wishes to Kelly and Mike!

The MMP Entertainment and Event Production Team helps the world Celebrate Life! MMP is led by Executive Director, 3-Time National DJ Entertainer of the Year and ADJA Leadership Award recipient, Marcello Pedalino.

How To Give a Classy and Memorable Best Man’s Toast: Advice from Glenn O’Brien, GQ’s “Style Guy”

If you’re an avid reader and fan of GQ Magazine, you know Glenn O’Brien.   He’s the style Yoda to all the wannabe Jedis out there who do their best to follow in his fashionably-elegant and seemingly-unflappable good taste footsteps.

In this month’s “Style Guy” column, Mr. O’Brien responded to a soon-to-be Best Man who essentially asked him how to give a “classy,” “sentimental,” “charming” and “memorable” toast.

Mr. O’Brien’s advice was spot on.  Having seen a number of toasts that have made it to youtube for all the wrong reasons, I’m going to risk plagiarism for the sake of all the brides and grooms out there who are hoping to have The Best Wedding Reception… Ever!, and share his reply with you here.

“I advise utter tact and diplomacy.  Your words will live in infamy.  After the ceremony, one should still behave ceremonially.  The roast is for the bachelor party, not mixed company.  Yes, you may toss out a few left-handed compliments for laughs, but never tread into the area of premarital relations, the wedding night, or worse.   By far the best tactic is sucking up to the bride and her clan by insisting just how lucky your friend is to have found such a perfect bride.” –Glenn O’Brien

Like the words of wisdom found in my friend Tom Haibeck’s book, Wedding Toasts Made Easy , Mr. O’Brien’s guidance should be heeded by anyone who will be given a glass of champagne, everyone’s attention and a microphone at someone’s once-in-a-lifetime celebration.  

Fortunately, when I was given the honor to be chosen as best man for my dear friends Mike & Kelly recently, my experience as a Master of Ceremonies and Wedding Entertainment Director served me well.   And “sucking up” to the bride was easy… because it was genuine.

Good luck everyone!  If I can help in anyway, let me know.



Wedding Day Rapture

Every groom should experience rapture on his wedding day.

When you marry a beautiful soul and you surround yourself with family and friends, the magic ensues. Mike Walter lined up the stars by hand and brought his own flavor of joy to the celebration.

Life is good.

The Celebrate Life Series- Marcello Recommends: 10 Things You Can Do To Have A Better Day by Mike Walter

He’s been a featured guest on MMP’s Celebrate Life Series and a frequent contributor to our Sunshine Club;  he’s an established business leader, consultant and performer in the DJ Entertainment industry-  and now, he’s a twice- published author.   Mike Walter, once again joins our recommended list of influential thought leaders who wrote a book for all of the aspiring souls out there who were wondering, “is this as good as it gets?”

With his latest release, 10 Things You Can Do To Have a Better Day, Mike joins the ranks of  Neen James Brene Brown, Danny Meyer, Kevin Hall, Gary Vaynerchuk and Tony Hsieh who took the time to eloquently share part of their life’s journey with others.  For most of these extraordinary personalities,  their best sellers were either published as a cathartic endeavor, a kindle-friendly way to pass on the sage guidance they were fortunate to receive over the years, or simply a personal commitment to paying it forward.  I think the 10 Things handbook is an engaging trifecta.

Wanna lose weight? check.   Find more energy? check.  Enjoy a more satisfying relationship? check.  Discover fulfillment? check.   Take a vacation? check again.  Do you wanna be more productive, be happier and smile more than you ever thought was possible????….   Like they told Joey in the old Prego commercial, It’s In There!  

DISCLAIMERyour mileage and results may vary and you might not look as good or content as the guy on the left when you’re done.   But, if you don’t at least feel a little better about your life’s potential, your future opportunities, or this limit-less world we live in after reading Mike’s pocketful of sunshine, you better check your pulse.  Seriously.

Don’t just take my word for it.  10 Things has been getting rave reviews since its release a few months ago.    Even if I didn’t have the honor and pleasure to call Mike a dear friend and colleague, I’d still be praising the positive vibes that his book is spreading across the globe.

In this episode of the Celebrate Life Interview Series, Mike dishes out some more great tips and suggestions for finding joy, planning a cool honeymoon, which sports teams to cheer for, and how to mentally prepare for a marathon.

He  also gives a sneak peak into the upcoming sequel to Ten Things as well as a little tease of his  father’s fascinating book which is due out shortly.

With wedding plans just months away, the MMP team would like to wish Mike and his beautiful fiance Kelly, who is also a Sunshine Club contributor, all the health, happiness and success that life has to offer.

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Pay It Forward, Really.

This cell phone pic was part of a collection called, “21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity.”   I know we have a lot of parents and good samaritans who visit us here at the Sunshine Club so I thought you’d appreciate the gesture too.  Thanks to one of the best Yogis out there, Kelly O’Neil, for another ‘feel good’ submission.


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