Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Kevin Keuhl & Jennifer Pagan - Sat. 06-20-2009

Kevin & Jennifer held their wedding reception at Bear's Paw Country Club. It was our first time playing at the country club, and the staff was great. We loaded in early - as it was one of the hottest days this year and we would need to change clothes after moving the equipment. We were pleasantly surprised with how great the a/c cooled the place during the entire evening... and how great Monica and her staff were.

The reception began at 7:00 pm, as the introductions were to U2's "Beautiful Day." Kevin & Jen went into their first dance, Chicago's "You're The Inspiration." During their dance we noticed how there wasn't a dry eye anywhere near the dance floor, as both families truly felt the emotion of the moment.

Dinner soon followed. All 130 guests were ready to have fun as the dance floor stayed busy during dinner. It's always a great feeling to see guests dancing so early in the evening.

Jennifer had some specific songs to play that night, dedicating "More" by Nat King Cole to her parents (their wedding song), and "500 Miles" by the Proclaimers for her Irish family - they certainly like to have fun! Kevin's from Wisconsin - and his relatives asked for a polka. After hearing that, as Jen is from Philadelphia, she requested a "Mummer's Dance" - and got all the Philadelphians on the floor!

Everyone really enjoyed themselves during the night. The party was set to end at 11:00 pm. However, Jennifer's dad wanted to "keep going" - and it kept going until almost 1:00 am! They were having a great time enjoying each other while dancing to a wide mix of music. Afterwards both families came up to us thanking us for the wonderful time they had. The bride's sister - Kate - who had gotten married a year ago - said she enjoyed herself so much, that she wished we were the DJ's for her wedding. The entertainment can truly impact the memories of such a special day.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Matt Koblegard & Angie Smith - Sat 06-13-2009

Matt & Angie held their reception at the Colony Bay Club, which is located on the water in Estero. The view at the club was spectacular. Jennifer Angleoro and her team of photographers were right on point, as usual. For videography they used Iberseder Productions.

The cocktail hour was held on the third floor of the exclusive club. The reception was on the second floor, where we set up our system.

Matt & Angie told us they wanted FUN! at their wedding. The song they chose for the introductions of their Bridal Party was "White Wedding" by Billy Idol. For their introduction, they left it up to Scott - and Angie & Matt came into the beginning of Blur's "Song 2" - Whooo Hoooo! It was great!

After the intro's, they went right into their first dance - Brad Paisley's "She's Everything". The toast followed, and then dinner. Between courses, we could feel the energy in the room, and changed the music up to get some dancing going early. As the entree was served, we toned it down again for dinner.

Matt & Angie fed each other a piece of their beautiful cake, and then were treated to a surprise song by Matt's brother Sean - he sang and played guitar to a song he wrote just for the two of them. Everyone enjoyed it.

The rest of the night was a great party. Angie & Matt thanked us several times - we're so lucky to have the opportunity to be part of such special days in peoples lives.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

David LaMarca & Alicia Freese * Sat 06-06-09

David & Alicia held their reception at the Naples Hilton, which is so convenient as their guests don't have to drive after the reception.

As learned in a toast by Alicia's dad, most of the guests were from out of town. People traveled from Massachusetts, Missouri, Arizona, and even Bosnia (the Best Man) to be at their wedding! That's a long flight!

As usual, things ran just perfect at the Hilton. David & Alicia booked us for extra time that, as their reception ran from 6:30 pm until midnight. Everyone had a great time! The biggest surprise was that Alicia NEVER left the dance floor once the dancing began. She was just very, very happy, smiled all night, and danced the night away!

The Bridal Party was introduced into the room to "Family Affair" by Mary J. Blige. They walked in to "Beautiful" by Akon (Alicia's favorite), and their First Dance was "These Are The Days" by Van Morrison.

Since there was all age groups in the room, the music varied thru genres and decades throughout the reception. Everyone stayed and enjoyed the evening! Alicia and Dave are great, sincere people. We're glad we could be part of their special day.

Dustin Corrente & Liz Fox * Friday 06-05-09

Dustin and Liz held their wedding at the LaPlaya Resort in Naples. The ceremony was on the beach, while the cocktail hour was on the terrace on the bay side. We were the entertainment for the reception, which started at 8:30 pm.

When we met with Dustin and Liz, they told us that they wanted everyone to have a great time. And they did! They are caring people, and explained that recently they rescued their dog from a shelter. In lieu of wedding favors, they made donations to the ASPCA animal fund in the names of each of their guests. When told, the guests applauded with happiness.

Liz was such a happy bride! She wrote us today letting us know what a great time she had, and it was exactly as she wanted. Most of their guests were from out of town, and were enjoying the beach weather. Another beautiful wedding!

Vincent Saputo and Kim Vansciver 5-31-09

Vincent & Kimberly planned their destination wedding from New Jersey. After only seeing our website online, they called and booked us without checking others. Their wedding was on a Sunday night, but since everyone was from out of town, they were there to have fun with no worries!

Vincent & Kim were married on the lawn at the Naples Beach Club Hotel. She looked so beautiful when she walked out in her gown. It was a bright and sunny evening, and everything went perfect.

Their reception followed at the Countryside Clubhouse. They were such a happy, laid back couple. Everyone commented on how easy going they both were. Kim & Vincent chose to add our lighting package for their reception. It was a really fun night - they partied until after 1:30 AM!