Jami & Sean. Wedding #6 of 2018.

Couple: Jami & Sean

Date: 6-30-18

Venue: Mansion at Turner Hill, Ipswich MA

Photography: Alexsandra Wiciel with second shooter Ashley Lynn

Videographer: Daniel Brennan

Live Cocktail Hour Musicians (who were AWESOME!): Steve Rondo & Richie Aversa

Catering: Vinwood

Florist: Gordon Florist & Greenhouse

I was connected with Jami & Sean through Lindsay & Mike who’s wedding I did in 2017. Jami and her sister ventured out on a Friday night to check me out at 6B Lounge & we briefly chatted there. I guess they were happy with what we heard because before I knew it we were finalizing paperwork & the date for June 30th at Turner Hill in Ipswich.

They were beyond easy to work with and fun along the entire way and very organized with their music wants/do not wants, timelines, and every other detail I could think of asking. After meeting up and going over everything in depth and various emails I was ready to go and headed out nice and early as I always do especially with a venue I’ve not worked at yet.

Their ceremony was held off site and they had live acoustic musicians setting up for cocktail hour so setup wise wasn’t too crazy for me. One main setup inside the reception tent and the venue was stunning. I had enough time to walk the grounds a little and explore the inside of the mansion, really awesome place.

Guests started to arrive post ceremony and headed directly into the cocktail hour on the backside courtyard area of the mansion. The weather was perfect as well. The musicians sounded great & I was able to hang and listen to a few covers of DMB, Goo Goo Dolls, Jason Mraz, etc.

As cocktail hour concluded, everyone headed into the tent and found their seats while I lined up the wedding party along with Jami & Sean to be introduced. TI’s “Bring Em Out” was the wedding party intro tune, while Mr. and Mrs. Sean Hayden entered to “Everyone Falls in Love Sometimes” by Tanto Metro & Devonte which brought them directly into first dance “Never Stop” by Safety Suit (wedding version).

After a couple of speeches & toasts we carried on with dinner music mixed of chill classic rock & folk from James Taylor to Springsteen, Petty, Lumineers & more. To keep things moving and on schedule Jami & Sean kicked the dance party off with some parent dances. Jami & her Dad danced to Bill Withers “Lean on Me”. Sean & his mother danced to “When You Need Me” by Springsteen. We also had a very special family dance dedicated to Jami’s brother whom passed away & she danced with her mother, sister, father & other family members to James Taylor “Fire & Rain”. It was very emotional & very incredible to witness & be a part of.

From that moment on – the wheels instantly came off! (In the best way possible.) This crowd was on fire! Jami & Sean really wanted a mix of things but a lot of their must plays were in my wheelhouse of 90s/early 2k’s throwbacks. Mixing that in with some top 40 of Bruno/JT to some classics of Jackson 5/Earth Wind & Fire, it was seriously one of the best nights of my life as a DJ. It also helped the venue staff were all great to work with along with the new vendors I just met that night, loved the photographers & videographer – all were so easy to work with which just makes the night smoother for everyone involved.

CONGRATS to Jami & Sean. You guys rock. Your crowd rocks. This was one for the books!

A few iPhone pics below:

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