Our most recent wedding was a unique one. We played at The Montauk House in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The Montauk House is a beautiful building from the 1880s that was modeled after a palace in Venice, Italy. So, it was pretty amazing on the inside!
Most weddings feature a ceremony followed by a cocktail hour, and then a four hour reception. This wedding was a bit unique, and we loved it! There are two floors to the Montauk House. The ceremony was held on the second floor, and immediately after the ceremony, guests were escorted out into some “overflow” rooms while the ceremony room was turned over to become the cocktail room. During that time, the couple had a great mariachi band performing.
The cocktail hour featured old 1920s or 1930s style jazz from an acoustic group with a female singer, and actually lasted for almost 3 hours. Guests were served appetizers non-stop during that time, and that was essentially the meal. Following that, we basically “led” them downstairs by starting our set with The Spencer Davis Group’s “Gimme Some Lovin'”, which led guests into a two and a half hour dance party on the first floor.
It was fun for us because the couple loved Motown / Soul music, so we were asked to only play music from that genre, which is one of our favorites to begin with! We had our full horn section, so that made it even better!
It was an all-around great wedding for The Kazz Music Orchestra! Only one more wedding, and a New Year’s Eve party in 2012, and then we’ve got a little break until wedding season 2013! What a great year so far!