Kristen and Mike are not your typical couple. And they didn’t want a typical wedding.
They chose the Kinney Bungalow at Sunset Farm in Narragansett, RI for their wedding and reception. It’s a pretty setting and they ended up with a picture perfect day. From the start, I could tell they were going to make this day their own. Any couple who chooses Tom Waits “Hang on St. Christopher” as their recessional clearly is not going to follow ‘tradition’ — I loved it.
One brother, Matt, performed the ceremony (guests learned later on that, including that day, Matt had attended only two weddings. And Matt had been the officiant at both.)
Mike’s older brother, Pete, was not only the Best Man, but he also recorded a beautiful version of Canon in “D” for Kristen’s walk to the ceremony. He also delivered one of the funniest, sweetest toasts I’ve heard in a very long time.
Kristen’s dad (Paul) and sister (Karen) rounded out the wedding party and were equally fun. Two good families coming together with friends to share in the celebration. And celebrate they did. The dance floor was full when we ended the night.
The “hotties” of Team Hotwheels. Four great ladies who are riding the 2010 Pan-Mass Challenge to raise money for the Jimmy Fund. I’ve had the absolute pleasure to work with two core members, Caroline and Missy, over the last few years. The selflessness that they exhibit is humbling, participating not only in the PMC itself, but also as key organizers for the PMC-Kids Ride in Natick, Massachusetts. I’m proud to call them my friends.
Lauren and Chris were married at the Lyman Estate in Waltham. If you have never been there, I strongly recommend you give it a look. It’s a gorgeous Victorian mansion with amazing gardens and manicured landscapes. I’d love to see the photos from that perfect Spring day.
We did most of our communication by e-mail and on a pretty short time line due to the crazy schedule that the bride and groom were trying to manage. They were a little frazzled at the end. In fact, we never even discussed any of the music wish list until just a few days before the wedding. The result?
The day went off perfectly. For their dinner hour, they had retained a very talented musician by the name of Nate Watkins. The song selections were great and he was a great guy to work with. You can visit his website here.
Their wedding was small but the guests were lively. There was much fun and laughter and dancing. As is usually the case, the night flew by. I think the couple had exactly the kind of day they wanted. I was very happy with the sweet review that they posted on Weddingwire.
I wish them well.
DJ Jerry B’s first post. I don’t know yet what my plan is for this thing. Maybe it will be like my attempt at finding a use for Twitter. That didn’t last long at all. But, having been doing the disc jockey thing for as many years as I have, maybe there is something I can do to help dispel the perception that all DJs are crass, cheesy or obnoxious. I guess only time will tell. In the mean time, here I am, another frustrated writer out in the internets.