We owe a HUGE thanks to Julie and Matt for having us play at their wedding at Minerals Resort and Spa in Vernon, NJ on May 5! Julie and Matt booked us about a year before their event, so after all of the planning, it was exciting to see everything come together and come out so successful!
Their ceremony featured Andrea on solo piano with beautiful classical music, and then our jazz trio of sax, guitar and bass for the cocktail hour. Both of these were held outside, where it looked like it might pour at any second! But luckily, the rain held off all day! The reception featured our full 9 piece band with both Rhonda and Keith on vocals, and our full horn section, which is always a blast to play with!
We had a good little “save” during the wedding. Julie and Matt were going to do their first dance and parents’ dances to recordings and had planned to give us an iPod to play the songs off of. I’m assuming the iPod was somewhere in the room, but that people just were busy and forgot to give it to us. Luckily, I had a backup plan and had downloaded their songs to my own iPod “just in case”! Problem solved – No delays in the flow of the wedding, and the dances went off without a hitch!
Overall, it was another great wedding, with lots of dancing, and we had lots of compliments on the band once again. Julie and Matt were awesome to work with through it all, with Julie being extremely organized (making my job very easy!!!) I’m very proud of the band with all that we’ve been accomplishing – one successful wedding after another! While we’re primarily a Hudson Valley Wedding Band, we’re more than happy to travel all over the tri-state area to perform for weddings! Can’t wait for all of the fun performances the band’s got lined up for this year!
“Thanks for everything Joe! We had such an incredible night! And your band was definitely the highlight, as I was hoping. We got raving reviews from so many of our guests that “the band was absolutely incredible”! Loved all the songs you played, and clearly our guests had a blast. I was hoping that everyone would dance, and was thrilled that they did. Thanks to you and the whole band for a wonderful night!” – Julie and Matt