Monday, September 30, 2013

Jenn and Shane - Mill Top Banquet and Conference Center September 28th

Saturday's wedding reception was extra special for me as I was honored to be asked to provide the wedding reception music and entertainment for the Daughter of my photographer friend Rich Walton.  The night was split into two rooms at The Mill Top in Noblesville - The cocktail hour, photobooth and dance area was in one room, and dinner in another. Both rooms were stunningly beautiful. Banquet manager Susan Liang did a fantastic job directing the nights events. 
It's always great to work with Brandon and Cybil New with B&C Studios who provided videography service. Troy Hill provided the (very popular) photo booth and photography and was assisted by Mark Dutkevitch. I look forward to seeing their shots of the night
The evening moved quickly starting with the cocktail hour. I could tell by the noise level that this was going to be a partying crowd - and was it ever! Jenn and Shane arrived to mingle with the guests and then cut the cake before everyone moved over to the second room for the wedding party introductions and dinner.
Catering was provided by MBP Catering  - The food was all delicious but most memorable for me was the mashed potato bar! After dessert there were several heartfelt and very funny toasts and then Jenn and Shane were ready to dance! 

The couple's first dance was to Ray LaMontane's - You are the best thing. Jenn then shared a dance with her Father to Stevie Wonder's - Isn't she lovely.

Shane danced with his Mom to Michael Buble's - You make me feel so young.
Jenn and Shane wanted to spotlight all the married couples, so we did an anniversary dance to Can't help falling in love by Elvis. That was followed by one of the bartenders providing a very entertaining Fire show!

 The next two and half hours was non stop dancing and celebrating - It just went by so quickly!

Jenn and Shane, thanks for letting me be a part of your special day. Here is some video I hope you enjoy.  Oh, the lady you see smiling deliriously looks that way because she found the fan I put on the dance floor : )


Saturday, September 28, 2013

Stephanee and JD - Columbia Club September 27

What a great couple to work for! Stephanee and JD wanted a night to remember for their closest friends, family, and everyone's kids (who had a blast with the table full of assorted activities).
The wedding ceremony took place in the Columbia Club's Harrison room and then after, everyone headed into the lounge while the staff flipped the room for the reception. One party highlight includes a guest vote for the couples first dance.  A ballot with three choices was provided to each table and guests were asked to vote. There were several hilarious write in votes including a song from 2 Live Crew.  Another highlight includes a money bouquet that replaced the traditional flower bouquet and everyone was invited to attempt to catch it.  What a sight!
Later, Stephanee wanted to pull a prank on JD.  So, for the garter toss, we had the bride and 3 other ladies seated. JD was blindfolded and he was instructed to kneel down and figure out which leg belonged to his bride.  However after JD was blindfolded, three of his buddies replaced the ladies in the chairs. I think after the second hairy leg JD was on to the prank. My thanks to Columbia club's wedding and catering guru A.J. Plough and to photographer Anne Buskirk who worked non stop to capture ALL the fun moments (Blurry shots below from me). Taylor's bakery provided the cake.

First dance - Stay with me - John Legend
Father Daughter dance Here with you - Neil Young
Mother Son dance - Over the rainbow Tom T. Hall 
Bouquet toss - Money talks - AC/DC
Garter toss - Legs - ZZ Top 
Last dance - Hey Ho - Lumineers

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Alex and Paul - D'Amore September 21st

It was an incredibly fun wedding reception last night at D'Amore! Alex and Paul met while both were attending Purdue University - Paul is originally from Ireland and came to the U.S when he was 17. We added some Irish music (contemporary artists) for the cocktail hour and dinner to make his friends and family who came over feel at home. Their friend Drew played guitar and sang for their first dance and cake cutting and did an exceptional job - top notch!. It was a pleasure working with Kevin and Alica Monahan with Monahan Photography , and Kelly Robertson and the team at Thomas catering.

First dance - I won't give up - Jason Mraz (Performed by Drew Smidler)
Cake cutting - Mirrors - Justin Timberlake  (Performed by Drew Smidler)
Parents dance - My Wish - Rascal Flatts
Last dance - Everything I do - Bryan Adams

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Custom first dance or parent dance

Looking to do something extra special for your first dance or parent dance?
We can take your vows or personal message and create a custom song mix.
This video gives you an idea of what is possible.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Kids activity at a wedding reception


A bride and groom who had a lot of small children in attendance for their reception wanted to  make them feel a part of the festivities. I brought a plexiglass montage photo frame that had spaces for 10 photos along with washable markers and 4" x 6" blank index cards. I asked the kids to draw things they saw throughout the wedding and reception and the kids had a blast all night creating their wedding art - Many more of the "masterpieces" were placed in back of the mounted drawings you see and the couple can rotate them from time to time. I had my favorite as you can see on the bottom : ) 

Download and print pages from our Indy Coloring Book and put your artistic spin on Indy’s monument Circle, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture, or the Central Canal.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Recorded long distance toast

Have a close family member or friend who can't attend your wedding? They can still be a part of the celebration by calling our toll free number (866) 427-6428 press 0 and they can record a toast, well wishes etc. This gets emailed to us as an mp3 and we can play it at the reception!

Here is a video example!
Thanks to Bob Ridge with IndyVisual for the video