Sunday, July 19, 2009

Michael Tarabokija and Veronica Venturoso Sat July18, 2009

Michael and Veronica first met with us in July 2008 to inquire for our services for their wedding, and reserved us nearly a year from their wedding date. Well, good things come to those who wait - and it was surely a good, no - a GREAT night!

Michael and Veronica had their wedding reception at the Hyatt At Coconut Point. Everything was beautiful. Custom linens on the tables, beautiful flowers in clear lit vases, and food galore. Veronica's family is from Italy; Michael's family is from Croatia... and with tradition, no one was going home hungry! They had a huge spread during cocktail hour including prime rib, shrimp, sushi, and so much more. They gave their guests a four-course dinner. At ten o'clock, they opened a dessert buffet for the "Venetian Hour." Whoa - lots of great food!

As for music, they had their Bridal Party enter with Jennifer Lopez's "Let's Get Loud." They came in to a remix of Pink's "Get The Party Started." Their first dance song was Bon Jovi's "Thank You For Loving Me" - and like everyone else from New Jersey - they love Bon Jovi!

They booked our light show, a bubble machine, and our gobo projector with their names lit up and projected onto the dance floor.

What a great crowd. Very happy and relaxed. And there were sixteen kids there too - having no problems getting down on the dance floor with all the adults! Michael and Veronica were very happy, and they should be - it was an incredible evening!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Eric Wasser and Lisa Szabo Friday 7-10-2009

Eric & Lisa held their wedding and reception at the Windstar Country Club. It was a beautiful evening! The wedding was held in an adjacent room to the reception. To honor her parents, Lisa chose their wedding song to walk down the aisle ("The Wedding Song" by John Paul Stookey - from the group "Peter, Paul & Mary").

After the cocktail hour, the doors to the reception area opened for the guests. We're sure everyone was surprised that at each table a live fish was part of their centerpiece! The Bridal Party walked into Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough." As Eric & Lisa both love the band U2 - they chose "Elevation" to walk in to - it was great.

The song they chose for their first dance song was John Hiatt's "Have A Little Faith In Me". It was a touching acoustic song.

After the toasts the guests were treated to a buffet style meal. The guests really seemed to enjoy the dinner.

After dinner Lisa danced to a song she and her father used to sing when she was young - "Forever In Blue Jeans" by Neil Diamond. Eric let his mom choose the song for them - "A Song For My Son On His Wedding Day" by Mikki Vierick. Mom was so excited and couldn't wait to dance with her son!

Their wedding cake was one of the best tasting cakes we've sampled in a LONG time. Lisa chose a cheesecake wedding cake with one layer of chocolate. It was very moist and tasted great. So often wedding cakes look fabulous yet are often dry - but this one looked and tasted incredible!

For the rest of the night - Lisa & Eric wanted their guests to have fun - which they did. And the couple had some fun with each other - as Eric is from New York and Lisa is from Chicago. They chose to begin the night with "Everybody Needs Somebody" by the Blues Brothers - the movie was based around Chicago. Eric chose to close the evening with Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" which packed the floor too. The guests weren't done and shouted for one more - for Lisa we played "Sweet Home Chicago" by the Blues Brothers again - what a great evening it was!