Wednesday, September 3, 2008
A recent wedding celebration at a distinctive California beach venue made good use of live music. Vintage, Old Hollywood swing and jazz, some Motown and a hefty side order of anything that was ever played in an Audrey Hepburn movie were the order of the day and evening.
I LOVED this wedding! Lots of humor and wit, a bride and groom with delightful taste in music and all-around superb communication despite time constraints….it was a great collaboration!
“No Macarena,” the bride had told me.
“Sinatra. And lots of swing music. And some Elvis, Beatles…and ‘Sweet Caroline’ as a surprise for my fiance, who is a Boston Red Sox fan.”
They would do their first dance after dinner. They wanted a gracious pace, but most of all they wanted their guests to have a lot of fun.
Both from traditional Asian families, they would be making two costume changes during dinner, and visiting with each table in the large ballroom. The music would be vintage, but also upbeat and entertaining.
With an Alice In Wonderland theme, a Mad Hatter Tea Party candy station and a lovely California beach setting, we could have gone in a lot of directions with the music.
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