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Apr 122015
 
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Bon Appetit magazine has published their Guide To Weddings and it list some great “Do’s” and “Don’ts” to make your big day a unique and memorable one. The entire staff of the well known foodie mag contribute some personal tips based upon their own experiences and some that they’ve witnessed first hand.

As expected, most of the tips are based on the food for:

  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Wedding Cocktail Hour
  • Wedding Reception Dinner
  • Wedding Cake Recipes
  • Late night wedding snacks

There also some great general tips including:

  • Brides + Bridesmaid attire
  • The After Party
  • The Wedding Registry

This is definitely worth the quick read!

Jan 252015
 

Maroon 5′s new video for their song “Sugar” is taking the internet and Bride’s wish lists by storm. The band and “Wedding Crashers” director David Dobkin crashed real weddings and surprise Brides & Grooms by singing the song. Guests are confused at first until they realize that it truly is Adam Levine and Maroon 5 right in front of them.

Maroon 5 Sugar Video Philadelphia Wedding DJ

The reactions are priceless and the video includes audio of their reactions along with the music. This is a must-see video to a perfect pop love song. Just think of it as “Wedding Crashers Pt. 2 starring Maroon 5″.

Sep 232014
 
Appleford Estate Wedding DJ from The Masters Group DJ Entertainment

Appleford Estate in Villanova, PA is one of  our all-time favorite Philadelphia area wedding venues. The Masters Group has been a preferred Wedding Disc-Jockey there for the last 7+ years. At Appleford, we provide both Ceremony music and sound systems along with wedding reception planning and DJ entertainment.

Below are a few recent Appleford wedding client reviews from our Facebook page.

Appleford Wedding DJ reviews, Philadelphia Wedding DJ in Villanova, PA at Appleford Estate

 

Appleford Wedding music, Villanova wedding DJ at Appleford Estate

 

Jul 022014
 

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is one of my favorite shows and I always look forward to the #Hashtag game every week. After experiencing a #WeddingFail involving a wedding he recently attended, this was one of the most poular topics. Check out some of the best ones below:

WeddingFail Hashtag

Jul 022014
 
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There is nothing better than a surprise choreographed dance at a wedding. Most times it is the bride & groom, sometimes a bride & father, or the groom & mother. This dance includes a medley of hits by Beyonce, Destiny’s Child, The Backstreet Boys, along with a Persian number performed by the groom and his groomsmen. Sean Rajaee is the groom who pulled this number off for his lucky bride Ariana.


These are always fun to see and are usually entertaining. This group really had it together as some of the groomsmen who flew in had to learn it via YouTube and last minute instruction before the wedding. A terrific job done by all and the crowd went wild!

Dec 262013
 

HuffPost Weddings has The Top 10 Wedding Trends of 2013 by Lover.ly, a popular site for sharing wedding ideas. These popular trends are not going away any time soon but really came into their own this past year.

Photo by Chelsey Boatwright Photography

A few of the popular trends include:

  1. Colorful Decor
  2. Gold Everything
  3. Mint Green

To see the whole list, check out the article at HuffPost Weddings and find more wedding inspiration at Lover.ly.

What do you think will be some of the new wedding trends for 2014? Chime in on our Google+ page to let us know your thoughts.

Sep 192013
 
Bride & Groom First Dance

Trying to narrow down your choices for your First Dance as husband and wife? Then check out this Spotify playlist of the Top 10 First Dance Songs as of September 2013. This list is compiled by DJ Intelligence which tracks music played by Disc-Jockeys across the USA.

It’s always a good idea too know what is popular at the moment. That way you can either go with one of these songs or select something totally different and unique.

My advice to brides and grooms has always been to select a song that has some sort of meaning for them… the night they first met, the first kiss, the moment they knew they wanted to spend the rest of their life with them.

Enjoy and Share!

Aug 302013
 

With many of today’s couples posting and sharing everything about planning their wedding, social media use has skyrocketed over the past few years. SAP, a global Information Technology leader, has a social media application that was used to gather the info for this Infographic on the use of social media when planning a wedding.

SAP listened to what brides and grooms were saying and posting online between January 2013 and June 2013. The results were broken down into categories below.

Wedding Infographic, Wedding Planning, Wedding Websites, Social Media

To Have, To Hold, and To Post – Saying “I Do” in Socail Media

Aug 122013
 

A trend that has been popular over the last few years is the “Surprise” First Dance. This is when the bride and groom begin by dancing to a slow song and then the music switches to a fast song and they begin a choreographed routine. Some are very intricate in their choreography while others are freestyle with the couple just having fun.

Even though the trend has slowed a little, there are still some great choreographed First Dance performances out there. There is no reason why a couple can’t do whatever they want… something silly, funny, awkward.

What really makes it special is when the song that they dance to has some sort of meaning as well. For instance, Raquel Kelly, E! Fashion Police Producer & Creator of the Wedding Blog “I Guess I Do”, recently wrote an article on HuffPost Weddings about her own “Surprise” First Dance and the meaning behind it. Not only does she do a fantastic job of explaining it’s meaning, she has the awesome routine with her husband on video to go along with it.

So, I think that if a bride and groom want to do a “Surprise” First Dance, then go for it. Don’t worry about if it’s not the hottest trend right now or what others may think. Just go out, have fun, and make a memory that you and your spouse will remember for the rest of your lives!

Jul 222013
 
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Wedding Paper Divas surveyed over 1,000 adults who attended weddings over the past 12 months. Questions were based on the sharing of wedding details, photos, tweets, etc. on social media. While many encourage sharing of photos, some do not as they may not be the most flattering pictures. Some even distributed a special #hashtag for pics, video, and tweets.

 

This has really become a hot topic among brides recently and I can attest to this. There are many weddings where I see people just standing around playing with their phones. Could be wedding related or maybe they are just checking their e-mail, texts, or Facebook.

Regardless, it looks kind of silly when everyone else is engaged in conversation, eating, drinking, dancing and enjoying themselves while the wallflowers stand around checking their phones.

How do you feel about Social Media Sharing during a Wedding?

 

Jul 122013
 
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The Masters Group was featured on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night during their Twitter #Late Night Hashtag segment. The hashtag was for #FakeJayzLyrics since his new album came out this week. There were thousands of submissions and yours truly, @MastersGroupDJ was selected by Jimmy and performed by Tariq and The Roots.

How cool is that?

VIDEO: my tweet is at 1:30 into the video.

Jul 092013
 

Have you ever wondered how brides and grooms choose wedding cake toppers? It is a great way  for couples to add a personal touch to their wedding cake.

Some popular choices are based on a favorite activity (video games, movies) or sport (baseball, football), while some are based on the bride or groom’s career (fireman, nurse). It also can be based on the overall wedding theme or can simply be a monogrammed initial of the couple’s last name.

Simply Bridal’s Blog has an infographic on some of the most popular Wedding Cake Toppers. Click image to view full size.

Top Wedding Cake Toppers INFOGRAPHIC, Wedding Cake, Wedding Style