16th Wedding of the year = INCREDIBLE with Lainey and Jason

Couple: Lainey and Jason

Venue: Salem Cross Inn, West Brookfield MA

Photo: Stephanie Vegliante

Date: 9-1-17

Everything about this wedding was incredible. Start to finish – one of the best I’ve ever been a part of with an incredible crowd. I was connected with Lainey and Jason earlier this year from a co-worker of mine (Shout Out to MONA!) who was nice enough to refer and pass along my info. Since they live in CT though and we were unable to meet up in person, we took advantage of the 2017 technology and facetimed just to chat details and vibe to make sure it would be a good fit. Before I knew it, I was requesting that Friday Sept 1st off from my office so I could rock L&J’s wedding at the Salem Cross Inn.

We had kept in touch via email and texts/calls over the months leading up to the wedding so I was always connected and on the same page timeline wise and music vibe to deliver them exactly what they wanted with a setlist that best represented them as a couple – while reading the crowd of course and throwing in some party pleasers as well. The venue was a bit of a drive from Boston so I set off that morning super early and had plenty of time once I arrived to setup outside in the back garden area for ceremony and cocktail hour along with everything inside for dinner and dancing. The venue was awesome – nice rusting New England feel and it sounded great as well which is always a bonus.

Never know what you’ll get weather wise when you book an event this huge so far in advance. However – L&J lucked out and it was perfect. Sunny skies and not too hot either. As guests started trickling in for the ceremony – I had one PA Speaker setup off to the side with a Mic for the officiant. Greeted them with some chill Vitamin String Quarter music as they all took their seats and was time to begin. The wedding party processed to Ed Sheeran ‘Tenerife Sea’ while Lainey processed to ‘A Thousand Years’ by The Piano Guys (incredible cover of this song if you’ve never heard it). With the sun beaming down on them – they were officially married with the “I Do’s” and exchange of rings – and walked off to Whitney Houston’s ‘How Will I Know’. Everyone then made their way over in the same area to the cocktail hour where I had another speaker setup with a playlist we had gone over of specifics of music from The Fray, to Of Monsters and Men, Jack Johnson, and many others. It paired well with the nice weather and gorgeous rustic landscape outside.

As everyone made their way inside the barn area for the reception – I had the wedding party lined up for introductions. Parents were all announced to Michael Buble ‘Thing Called Love’, Groomsman as a group were all announced to Macklemore ‘Thrift Shop’, The Bridesmaids were announced to ‘Girls Run The World’ Beyoncé and finally Mr. and Mrs. Jason Frey were introduced to ‘Crazy in Love’ by Beyoncé. With the attention on them – they transitioned right into their first dance ‘Perfect’ by Ed Sheeran. We got into a few speeches and toasts and dinner was underway with a similar vibe from cocktail hour – folk indie rock with some old school Sinatra esque tunes thrown in for good measure as well. As dinner was winding down L&J went into cake cutting with the song they chose ‘Sugar Sugar’ from the Archies. Lainey was then up with her father for a dance to ‘I Loved Her First’ by Heartland.

Dance floor was then officially open to all guests – and all guests took over and rocked out. With the lights dimmed down a bit and my lighting rig thrown on – I kicked off with some classics from Contours, Jackson 5 and into Bruno, JT, and all over the music map of 80s/90s/early 2000s and other Top 40. The energy was crazy and as I said earlier – made for one of the best weddings I’ve ever done. I remember waking up the next day wishing we could do it all over again.

Congrats to Lainey and Jason – and thank you for allowing me to be a part of this party. I still think we should just do it all again sometime soon! CHEERS!!!

Another shout out and thank-you to my coworker again for connecting all of us for this to happen – you the best Mo Money! (And your family is TOP NOTCH – great time partying with everyone!)

Couple iPhone snaps from the evening:

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