The article mentions the great wealth of wedding planning info out there on the internet. The tricky part for couples planning their wedding though, is sifting through all of the websites, blogs, pins, tweets, and #hashtags to find what is appropriate for them and what is appropriate for somebody else. Just because a celebrity had fire dancers performing during cocktail hour doesn’t mean it would be a good idea for your wedding.
Just like in everyday life, this applies to weddings and your wedding budget. You really do get what you pay for. The biggest challenge for all brides is knowing what to trim from the budget and what to gladly pay a little extra for. Of course, your Wedding DJ Entertainment should be a top priority but that’s just me…
One of the best parts of my job as a wedding DJ is that I get to meet all kinds of great people, from all walks of life, at different stages in their journey to getting married. I met with Michelle & Bobby in the summer of 2012 to discuss their vision for their wedding and how The Masters Group works to make it fun, easy to plan, and memorable. I knew when I met the young couple that this would be a fantastic event and I was right!
The color theme was black and white with pink accents to match the bridesmaids. It looked classy and elegant.
The Wedding Ceremony and Reception was held at The Brandywine Manor House Inn in Honeybrook, PA. A beautiful open setting with multiple outdoor and indoor ceremony sites, the spacious main ballroom, and the new Manor House Barn circa 1794. The Masters Group provided music for the ceremony which was held at The Lakeview site. Once the ceremony was over everyone headed indoors to the main ballroom to enjoy butlered hors d’oeuvres and cocktails from the event’s caterer, Sage Catering. I have been lucky enough to work with the team at Sage at many events and I can truly say, they are the best of the best!
After cocktail hour, the large bridal party was introduced and the bride & groom made their entrance. They danced to Bryan Adams – All For Love for their first dance. The toasts followed by the Maid of Honor (sister of the bride who is a wedding planner and helped plan the event) and Best Man (brother of the groom). Both were entertaining, touching, and from the heart. After dinner the dancing begun as I played a mix of great music selected by the bride & groom along with some dance floor faves that I felt would work after reading the crowd. The group was energetic, fun, and everyone had a great time on the dance floor!
The pink uplighting really added a magical touch to the dance floor as the bride & groom and guests danced the night away.
I want to thank Michelle & Bobby for letting me be a part of their wedding. It was an honor and a lot of fun working with them. Also, thanks to Nancy, Gordon, and Dan at BMHI for a wonderful evening. And last, but not least, to Sage Catering for another fantastic event. We love working with Dana, Ed, Greg, Liz and the team at Sage!
TODAY has a very informative article covering one of the latest style trends in dress codes. Instead of the normal black tie or semi-formal attire, brides and grooms are requesting very specific wardrobe styles.
Source: Martha Stewart Weddings via Nico Events
Depending on the type of event, guests are being asked to dress in styles ranging from all white for a beach wedding, to bohemian chic for a rustic barn wedding, or the latest hot trend – the Gatsby era style for a high society wedding. Guests normally embrace this opportunity to feel like they are a part of the big day and get to play dress up.
So the next time you are invited to a wedding with a specific dress code request, go for it and enjoy the experience.
Geeks come in all shapes and sizes and when it comes to “popping the question” to your geek-lovin’ lady, have no fear, we have the lowdown on the how, what, where, and when.
eHarmony UK has a “geek-tastic” infographic titled The Geek’s Guide to Proposing.
It has some great info laid out in a very entertaining way. It’s filled with “geek-speak” and QR codes but explained so that everyone from the mild-mannered geek to the cool, hip, techno-geek can understand it. My favorite is the History of Geeky Proposals. Check it out below…
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 30 years since that magical performance of “Billie Jean” introducing “The Moonwalk”on Motown’s 25th Anniversary special.
I can still remember watching it on TV as a 13 year old kid who was raised in a musical household. With a father who was a multi-talented musician, singer, and songwriter, who played in a wedding band for many years, along with my older brothers and sisters musical influences, I was well versed in many genres and styles of music.
My earliest musical memories were of my sister Diane’s 8-track player that she had with “The Beatles” cartridge blairing away. Being the oldest of the bunch, she was the go-to person for what was happening in music, and not just what was on the radio either.
It was the “Off the Wall” album released in 1979 that she had that introduced me to Michael Jackson as a solo artist. With it playing in heavy rotation, I would first hear “Don’t Stop til You Get Enough“, “Rock With You“, and “Off the Wall“… all future Top 10 singles.
In 1982, the “Thriller” album came out around Christmas and was a must have for the holidays. “Billie Jean” was the second single released and the album just exploded. Followed by “Beat It” and “Thriller“, the album became and still remains the best selling album of all time. At that time, music videos became the biggest thing for the music industry. Those three videos were seen everywhere… on TV, in stores, at the mall, skating rinks, etc.
On March 25, 1983 I was watching Michael perform with his brothers, The Jackson 5, on the Motown special and thought that it was good. But then he uttered “Those were some good songs, I love those songs a lot. But I especially… like the new songs”. The beat from “Billie Jean” kicks in and he begins. I’m watching in disbelief as it comes to the part where he magically glides backwards across the stage… and the “Moonwalk” is born.
So, my brothers and I, along with the rest of the world, would try to figure out how he did it and practice it. Even today, there isn’t an event that I’m DJ-ing where I’m playing “Billie Jean” that somebody, whether they’re 7 or 70, is trying to do the “Moonwalk”.
Watch the full clip below of that memorable night via YouTube:
New York Weddings has an interesting Infographic , detailed on HuffPost Weddings, about what Brides would change or not change about their wedding after the big day.
New York Weddings Magazine
100 Brides were surveyed and survey questions include:
What Do You Regret Splurging On
What Did You Do With Your Dress
How Long it Took to Pay Off Your Wedding
Did You Have a Wedding Registry
It’s easy to look back and second guess every decision that was made, but as long as you were happy with everything, that’s all that should really matter. You could drive yourself crazy if you went back and really reviewed all of the wedding planning that took many months to do.
If you got married recently, what would you go back and change if you could do it over?
Let us know on Twitter… Tweet to @MastersGroupDJ using hashtag #WeddingDoOver