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!

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.

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.

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Jul 022013
 

Wedding Planner to the Stars, Mindy Weiss, gives E! the scoop on what’s hot for 2013 celebrity weddings on E!online.

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Celebrity Wedding Planner – Mindy Weiss

A few of the highlights:

  1. Love and Protect
  2. Light Up
  3. Mix It Up
  4. Stun in Sleeves
  5. Give Back

Head on over to E!online to check out the video and article.

Jun 062013
 

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!

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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!

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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!

Wedding Ceremony and Reception Music: The Masters Group DJ Entertainment

Wedding Caterer: Sage Catering

Wedding Venue: Brandywine Manor House Inn

Wedding Flowers: Domenic Graziano Flowers

Wedding Cake: The Master’s Baker

May 312013
 

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.

Apr 242013
 

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Your Philadelphia Wedding DJ is the blog for The Masters Group at www.mastersgroup.net.

Mar 242013
 

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.

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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

Feb 062013
 

Groom’s Guide to Planning a Wedding [TheKnot.com]

The Knot has a great article just for the guys in planning your wedding. There are some great tips of what to do and what NOT to do.

Some of the things to tackle are choosing your groomsmen, finding the perfect wedding bands, getting in shape for the big day, and many more.

Photo: Janae Shields Photography (TheKnot)



I think the best advice is always to check with your bride-to-be before making a final decision on anything. You want to be able to survive through all of the wedding planning ups and downs and avoid the drama. This is one case where it is definitely better to be safe than sorry!

Check out the full story here.

Feb 012013
 

Best Unknown Wedding Websites

HuffPost Weddings has 12 of the Top Wedding Sites you’ve never heard of. They include everything from Wedding Style, Destination Weddings, and Wedding Planning and Gifts for the Groom. There are also websites that you may not think of as wedding sites, but they can be put to good use to plan and organize your wedding.




A few of the Wedding Websites:

  1. The Stylish Dresser
  2. Jet Fete
  3. Guest Shots
  4. The Man Registry

See the slideshow here with all 12 of the Top Wedding Sites You’ve Never Heard Of.