My last wedding for 2011 was on November 12th. It was right around the corner from my house at The Double Tree in Tinton Falls. The celebration was for Elizabeth and Dave who had been married exactly a year before in a small ceremony and were now renewing their vows in front of their family and friends and throwing a party to celebrate.
Musically I got to play for their ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. Their officiant was a family friend who was awesome. He was funny and personable and performed one of the better ceremonies I’ve ever seen. When he mentioned that Elizabeth and David had been married a year before he emphasized it by saying, “Exactly one year ago today . . .365 days.” That got so much of a laugh I incorporated it into my grand introduction for the bride and groom.
This couple had booked multiple services with Elite Entertainment so I had the pleasure of working with Lynn Monaco from Elite Digital Images and also Jim Monaco from Elite Video Productions. Jim and I have worked weddings together for much longer than either of us would care to admit.
Their were plenty of highlights on the dance floor throughout the night. Elizabeth and Dave wanted a good mix of music and old school stuff connected great (gotta love Vanilla Ice and the Sugar Hill Gang) as did a lot of today’s dance music. We’re living in a wonderful time as DJs with great dance music coming from J-Lo, Pitbull, Lady Gaga and LMFAO (just to name a few.) We ended the night with an 80s set that led perfectly into the song Elizabeth and Dave had selected as their party finale: Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing.”
Congratulations to Elizabeth and Dave. Hope I get to celebrate with them again in the future (maybe exactly one year from now . . . 365 days)