Friday, January 10, 2014

A word about photobooths at weddings

Planning on having a photo-booth at your wedding reception?
Here is some advice - Don't hang out at it all night or your dance floor will empty and people who don't know where you are will leave (I saw this at several weddings last year). I recommend hiring an owner who is also the photobooth operator who knows how to fix a printer or replace a faulty cable rather than someone who sends a kid making a low hourly wage who has no investment in how the night turns out. Check out these companies.

Indy Photo Booths

In addition, many photographers offer fun photo walls with props that accommodate larger number of people at the same time. I'm a fan of these.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

I came across this blog from Tall and Small Photography - Indianapolis Children's Museum - July 13th 2013

I'm not sure how I happened across this blog from a wedding last July at the Children's Museum, but the photos are so cool I just had to share this blog from Tall + Small photography -  Nathan and Rebecca (the bride and groom) were a pleasure to work with and they had so many great ideas to make sure their wedding was one of a kind.

I dug up a couple of pictures I took. Here is the cake topper (Photo by Mark Beecher)

Photo below by Mark Beecher

The stunning photo above by Tall + Small photography
Photographers Tall & Small (Mike & Erin Lee)
Venue: Childrens Museum Indianapolis
Ceremonial & reception music, up lighting and spot-lighting by Grapevine Productions

Introductions: The final countdown (Europe) Scott D. Davis
Cake cutting: Short skirt long jacket - Cake
First dance: All I want is you - U2 (short edit)
Parents dance: What a wonderful world - Louis Armstrong 

Here is Rebecca and Nathan's Wedding Wire review:
Mark is a pro! We were very picky about music, and he totally nailed it! Everyone had a great time. We would highly recommend him!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Amanda and James - Crowne Plaza Union Station December 28th 2013

5 solid hours of non-stop dancing - This was a crowd who was ready for a night of celebrating!
It was my pleasure to provide the music for Amanda and James wedding ceremony as well as emcee and provide the jams for their marathon reception for over 400 friends and family members. Easygoing, fun, and extremely likable are just a few words that would describe Amanda and James as a couple - also, big lovers of country music and classic rock. Their wedding took place at one of the most unique spots in Indy, Union Station. This is one of my favorite locations because of it’s history, beauty and giant dance floor.
Amanda and James, thanks for letting me be a part of your incredible day and night - I know you have a bright future as a married couple ahead!

Photo above.
I always use a remote speaker at Union Station - It helps project the music to the bar area during the cocktail hour and it helps the guests seated away from my main set up to clearly hear announcements, toasts etc as well as providing even sound for dinner music.

First dance - Who am I - Wade Bowen
Cake cutting - How sweet it is - James Taylor (live version)
Father Daughter dance - The dirt road - Sawyer Brown
Mother Son dance - Then they do - Trace Adkins
Bouquet toss - Single ladies - Beyonce
Garter toss - Pretty fly for a white guy - Off spring
Last dance - Take me home tonight - Eddie Money

Event managers - Ashlee Weiper & Megan Kissell
Photography - Luke & Cat