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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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