I wanted to share this wedding with you for several reasons. First of all, I'm proud of Melissa for getting married on September 11 and bringing new joy to the day for everyone. Secondly, she had the wedding at the Peter Shields Inn, which is the most gorgeous Great Gatsby place EVER. Third, she gave the guests a gift they will NEVER forget!
Picture this: you walk on the beach in your formal clothes. Peter Shields has some drinks chilled on ice for you (nice touch, by the way, Peter Shields)! Your vioinist is playing Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, and Bach. The whole ceremony is classical: Pachelbel Canon, Wedding March, Ave Maria.
Then, BOOM! Tailored to the musical loves of the guests, the violin starts the bridesmaids' favorite MICHAEL JACKSON MEDLEY (Thriller, PYT, Beat It, Dirty Diana, and Wanna Be Starting Something). The father of the groom loves Jethro Tull, so Aqualung is next. Then you've got Kiss "Rock and Roll All Night," AC/DC "You Shook Me All Night Long," Taylor Swift "Love Story," Bryan Adams "Everything I Do, I Do For You," Van Morrison's "Moondance," Lady Gaga "Bad Romance," Bon Jovi's "Living on a Prayer," finishing off with "Devil Went Down to Georgia"!
I walked down to the water's edge with the wedding party for the pictures. The love in my heart for the day is that everyone had a special song. EVERYONE was smiling and felt the bride really loved them and had thought of them.
If you are on a serious budget and cannot afford a DJ (you know, the ipod is a reasonable alternative), you can toss your fearless violinist a small extra fee and let the good times roll!
Love to you all,