Jess obviously is a no-nonsense person who works well under pressure. Why else would she put together her wedding in just a couple of months? You might think that, given the short time frame she was under, there would be compromises somewhere along the way. The fact is, nothing could be further from the truth. Every aspect of their celebration was well planned and perfectly executed.
First a word about the Hyatt Regency Boston: their reputation is well earned. From the moment I arrived until the evening’s end, everything (and I do mean everything) was handled with the highest level of professionalism. It was elegant, but still charming and fun.
Jess and Matt’s ceremony took place on the 3rd floor terrace at the hotel and it was just beautiful. The cocktail hour followed shortly thereafter at the same location and we had chosen a selection of music that blended jazz and American standards that fit the setting.
The introductions gave an early indication of how fun this night was going to be. The bride chose the very rhythmic song “Closer” by Ne-Yo and the wedding party took their moment in the spotlight to make individualized entrances. The guests excitement grew with each introduction and by the time we brought out the newly married couple, they were ready to explode. That energy level carried over into what was originally planned as low-key dinner music. It’s rare that guests will start making requests DURING dinner, but this crowd was ready to party. Everyone was on board with moving things along so we opened up the dance floor and it was full for just about the rest of the night.
It was also altogether fitting that this wedding was held on the eve of the anniversary of September 11th. You see, this groom is not only a tremendous person, he’s also an American hero, having completed his military service after serving tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. To Matt and his new wife Jess, I am honored to have been at YOUR service.