Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Fenske + Beasley @ Brookside

Hello All: This past weekend was uber-busy. Not only did Jerry Bruno Productions participate in the state's largest Bridal Show (IX-Today's Bride) on Sunday January 17Th, 2010, but I also had a wedding to DJ in Canton (and boy was it FOGGY). This was my first time DJ'ing at Brookside C.C. What a great venue. The food was amazing, the layout was wedding friendly and the staff was very courteous. The reception was A-1. Jason and Liz lined up some of the area's finest vendors. Jason and Liz were a lot of fun and their guests had no problem dancing. Take a look at their "formalities" music list below. The music was very hip, and very current. It was a nice change of pace.

Here's the info:

Date: Saturday January 16Th, 2010
Florist: Neil Leeson
Lighting: Event Lighting
Photographer: Jamie Jansen
Memorable Moment(s): The video montage/same day edit created by the bride & 2nd Mile Productions. It is one of the coolest things you'll see at a wedding. Actual video of the wedding day to that point and this one was mixed in with a picture montage created by the bride and groom. I will also remember the brides family forever. Liz's mom and dad (Mary and Jim) were very fun and extremely friendly. They are the type of people you want to hang out with after all the wedding stuff is done.

My kickin' iPhone images:

The head table.
Guest tables.
The table settings.
The "formalities" list.
The whole room view.
Ahh, cake!
Cocktails in the Living Room.
Their First Dance: "When I Say I Do" - Matthew West
"Party In The USA" - Miley (yes, people love it)
Congratulations Liz & Jason. I wish you and your families all the best!
Thanks for having me!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Andrew & Erika @ Walden

Hello All: Well my first official January 2010 wedding has come and gone and the bride & groom were absolutely amazing. They were two of the nicest people I have ever met. Erika and Andrew kept things small, yet eventful. They brought together 95 family and friends all organized by a last minute "E-Vite" and before they knew it, this very formal, very small reception was on. They did an exceptional job with all the details. Fillet or Salmon was the choice of night and the bride even had her go-to snack ready. (see below). Side note to future brides/grooms: It can be along day getting ready for, and having your wedding and reception, it's always good to keep a box of snacks around to keep you and the bridal party going. The whole event was held at Walden in Aurora Ohio. The ceremony was held at the "Inn" and immediately following the reception was held at the "Club". This little group of family and friends really partied.

Here are the details of this super swanky reception:

Date: January 9Th, 2010
Photographer: Rick Sheridan
Ceremony Musician: Roger Friedman
Memorable Moment(s): As always, there were a bunch of things. Two of my favorite things: The Mother/Son Dance ("That's What Friends are For") was super emotional. Andrew and his mother Cindy really shared the moment. The song was very important to the both of them and it really reminded Andrew of his childhood. You could see it in both of their eyes. Then, later in the night, Andrew really stepped things up a notch and surprised EVERYONE with his "Sexyback" Garter Removal/Toss. He had the whole thing choreographed complete with homemade extra large Magnet (don't ask ) and a Fedora. It was super sweet. Way to rock in Andrew!

Sweet iPhone photo's:

My Bose dual L1 set up.
The brides favorite snack!
The head table set up. What a great back drop.
The maid of honor's toast.
Garter Removal: "Sexyback" - Justin Timberlake
The end of the first dance/bridal party dance: "All My Life" - KC & JoJo
Rockin' the dance floor.
I wish you all the best! Congrats to Andrew & Erika.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Katie + Gill @ Botanical on NYE

Hello All: I hope everyone is having a great New Years. Happy 2010! I spent the last night of 2009 DJ'ing at a very unique wedding reception. Katie and Gill are a great couple. They were married 3 months ago in Israel in a very religious ceremony. This reception was for Katie's family and friends who could not be in attendance during their Israel ceremony. This was a mini-ceremony & celebration to help celebrate their marriage. Katie & Gill kept everything very simple for religious reasons. They only did a few of the standard wedding reception formalities: Cake Cutting, A few toasts and a Father/Daughter Dance. There wasn't even a First Dance. With a little creativity and a core group of super fun dancers we kept the dancing going until just after we rung in the New Year. I always feel revived and uplifted at a wedding reception on New Years Eve. It's electrifying! (regardless of the guest count)

Here are the details on the NYE event:

Date: December 31st, 2009.
Photographer: Imagen Photography (Nathan)
Memorable Moment(s): The toasts. All four of the toasts were amazing. You could really feel the love and dedication to the bride, groom and their families. They were all very funny and touching as well. The last dance of the night was also a huge crowd pleaser. What is with college grads and their love for the song "Laid" by James? It never fails!

My rockin' NYE iPhone photos:

Table settings.
The cake.
Single L1 Set up in the cocktail area.
Single L1 Set up in dinning room.
The room view.
A heartfelt, funny and touching toast from the FOB (Father of Bride)
A pretty full dance floor with a reception of only 90 guests.
Congrats to Katie & Gill. I wish you all the best as you start your family in Israel.