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W.W. Couples Choice 2018!

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NYE – Boston Harbor Hotel

I was able to spend New Years Eve at the Boston Harbor Hotel!  Lorian & Andre’s wedding was in the Atlantic Room.  With fireworks over the harbor at midnight, we entered 2018 with style :-).

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Chequessett – Wellfleet

What an awesome night this was! I was all the way down in Wellfleet at the Chequessett Yacht & Country Club. Such a beautiful couple, and such a great venue! Congrats Josh & Molly!

-DJ Dave

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Julie and Tim’s Memorial D...

The Lighthouse Inn in West Dennis – Cape Cod

From the first time I met with Julie I knew how important the music was going to be for her wedding.  Julie has spent some time as a professional DJ, and her family is loaded with musical talent!  Tim was all about the music, and knew he wanted to dance all night.  The best part for me was that both Tim, and Julie had an amazing vision of just how they wanted their wedding day to go.  This made what would have been a great wedding at the Lighthouse Inn, PHENOMENAL!

After a picture perfect ceremony on the Beach behind the inn, guests enjoyed cocktails both inside, and out on the deck overlooking the water.  The music during cocktails included lots of really fun upbeat hits from all generations like (It’s Your Thing – The Isley Brothers, Listen to the Music – Doobie Brothers, Riptide – Vance Joy, and Mr. Big Stuff – Jean Knight).  The bridal party was introduced to Diana Ross’s – I’m Coming Out, and the Newlyweds followed with a favorite of mine, Love You Madly by Cake.  They followed this up with their first dance, Stevie Nicks – Leather and Lace.   Once everyone was served an amazing meal by the Lighthouse Inn Staff, there were 5 Toasts.  The Maid and Matron of Honor, and both Best Men.  These were followed by a very special “Thank You” toast by Julie and Tim with a dance component to it.  To cap that off, Julie’s Dad performed a song that he wrote for her when she was born, titled “Julie”.  Once Tim danced with his mom (Stevie Wonder – You are the Sunshine of My Life), the dance floor filled and nobody looked back!  Please enjoy the pictures below from Rachel at Dragonfly Photography!

~ Dave

 

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Wedding Songs for 2015

With the arrival of 2015 and the record breaking snow totals that we’re getting here in Massachusetts, comes the arrival of new weddings! I’m looking forward to working with all of you who have chosen me to be a part of your special day. If you’re still wondering what will be the perfect song to dance to, here are some newer songs that may just work for you.

Ed Sheeran – Thinking out loud
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp-EO5I60KA

Ingrid Michaelson – It Was Always You
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5sucb2mTAk

Brett Eldredge – Mean to Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwleDNQGpTk

Damien Rice
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ofGnC13zfA

Bill Griese – From Nashville with a James Taylor sound and feel. He has a great Bride & Groom song and also a Father/Daughter song
I Will, I Do – bride & groom
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pb-1Vd0V18

This Dance – father/daughter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5rVQ-zq-L4
check out his website – www.billgriese.com. I liked Taylor Swift’s Ex. 🙂

This one would be great for wedding party introductions:

Matchbox Twenty – Our Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEKKrdYTsIw

This one would be fun for cutting the cake:

Sara Watkins – You & Me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJY4asP8lT4

This song has been reinvented so many times and I’ve played it at weddings often. I like Sam Beam’s (of Iron & Wine) spin on it here:

Rhiannon Giddens & Sam Beam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHMlZxG339Y

‘Home Again’ by Michael Kiwanuka
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJ4s3G7hgR4

This one could make a could last dance song:

Here, Now by Andrew Simple
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXCYL_pFFJ8

I’ll be posting more throughout the year – so check back!!

Greg

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White Cliffs Country Club –...

White Cliffs Country Club is my favorite local wedding reception venue. So it makes me happy to post about the upcoming Stevens-Stevens reception that will take place there. You read it right, both the bride & groom grew up with the name Stevens. How convenient is that? Elizabeth isn’t going to have to change any of the things that many brides have to change, i.e. bank accounts, drivers licenses, caller id, etc.

White Cliffs Country Club - Ceremony

If you’re new to my blog, “The Perfect Wedding Music” lists other couple’s wedding songs in hopes that the information may inspire musically. Maybe you’ll find one song or many that you wouldn’t have otherwise considered. As a dj, I do my best to try to pass along as much information I can to couples planning weddings. 

Cake Cutting: “Long Skirt, Short Jacket” by Cake – The groom like the idea of a cake cutting song by a group with the name Cake. 

First Dance: “Have I Told You Lately” by Van Morrison or “At Last” by Beyonce’

Bride & Father: “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra

Groom & Mother: “Forever Young” by Rod Stewart

The Gilded Harps will be providing ceremony & cocktail reception music. 

If you want to read other posts from the “Perfect Wedding Music” series, check out the Barn at Gibbet Hill or the Larz Anderson Museum. Both are recent weddings.

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Barn at Gibbet Hill – R...

The Barn at Gibbet Hill seems to be are home away from home!! It seems like I just wrote about a wedding at the Barn at Gibbet Hill.  The wedding I’m writing about will be on Sunday (Dave was just there yesterday).

So Mike and Serena have made some great choices – some that I’ve never used before.

Introduction music for the wedding party: “Burnin’ for You” by Blue Oyster Cult.

Introduction music for the bride & groom: “Just Marries” from the move Up soundtrack.

Bride & Groom first dance: “Lay, Lady Lay” by Bob Dylan

Cake Cutting: “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” by Franki Valli & the Four Seasons

Combined Groom/Mother & Bride/Father-in-law dance: “Here Comes The Sun ” by the Beatles

Last Dance: “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King

For this wedding we’ll be offering sound support for the wedding ceremony (microphones & PA), music for the cocktail reception and dj services for dinner & dancing. Please look for weddings from this past weekend that will be appearing soon. We provided dj services at: Popponesset Inn, The Verve at the Crowne Plaza in Natick, & the Barn at Gibbet Hill in Groton. We also provided lighting for two weddings at the Canoe Club Ballroom and one at the Crane Estate at Castle Hill. 

This week we have weddings to dj at the Lyman Estate, Ocean’s Edge, Exchange Conference Center, Fruitlands and the Barn at Gibbet Hill. We will also be providing lighting for weddings at the Boston Museum of Science and the Canoe Club Ballroom. I love it when it’s busy!! 

 

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Commander’s Mansion –...

Wedding season has really jumped into full gear, and last weekend The Commander’s Mansion in Watertown was the place to be!  With amazing food provided by East Meets West Catering, and the flawless planning of Marrero Events this Wedding was truly Top Notch!  Uplighting was provided by Creative Uplighting, and the tent looked phenominal!  Laura and Will decided to use blue, and green tones to highlight their tree theme which couldn’t have looked any better.  Being on Cinco DeMayo they decided it would be exciting to wrap up their cocktail hour lawn games including Croquet, Bocce and Ring Toss with a Pinata!  It made for an amazing photo-op for Melissa Coe Photography! 

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Larz Anderson Auto Museum –...

The Larz Anderson Auto Museum is a fantastic event space for weddings. If you haven’t been, the museum has America’s oldest car collection on display within its event space. I’m so excited to be the dj there tomorrow as I have a first on the agenda. The Bride & Groom will be driven into the space at introductions in a beautiful 1937 Packard Limousine. It’s the only venue I’ve ever know to ok something as crazy as this. It’s only fitting since the groom is an auto mechanic by trade.

They have submitted their final list of formal songs:

  • Intros: Let it Rock by Kevin Rudolf & Kickstart my Heart by Motley Crue (when the bride & groom enter).
  • First Dance: “To Make You Feel My Love” by Adele (after much debate)
  • Bride & Father: “I Loved her First” by Heartland
  • Groom & Mother: “Anyway” Martina McBride
  • Cake Cutting: “Start the Commotion” by the Wiseguys
  • Last Dance: “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley
  • The cake cutting song is one I have never used before. It should get us some good energy. If you haven’t read any of the other “Best Wedding Music” posts, check out: Gibbet Hill, MIT Faculty Club, and deCordova Sculpture Park

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MIT Faculty Club – Boston ...

I’ve been waiting for tonight’s MIT Faculty Club wedding with great anticipation. I actually wrote about it a few weeks ago under my best wedding music column. I knew after meeting with Andrew & Rona and then seeing their playlist that something special was going to happen. It did – the wedding was amazing.

I don’t even know where to begin. The night started out with a fantastically choreographed first dance. Andrew & Rona took my advice to take a few dance lessons from my friend Michele Cloutier of Dance in Boston. They did and it paid dividends. It was so much fun to see these two dancing together. 

They also had the most unique sign in board I’ve ever seen. Each table had a puzzle piece and some marking pencils. The guests were encouraged to make a note on their tables puzzle piece. The pieces will later  fit together to form a giant puzzle guest book.

The MIT Faculty Club served up one of the best wedding meals I had ever eaten. Each of the vendors had their choice of Salmon, Char (I had never heard of this) or filet mignon. I’m not a fish eater so I went with the filet and it was delicious. Seriously one of the best wedding meals -ever. [ continue reading ]

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