Vicki and Kolin Burgoyne! 17 of 2016 season.

Venue: Commonwealth Restaurant and Market, Cambridge MA

Date: 9-4-16

Couple: Vicki and Kolin

To round out my crazy hat trick of a triple header wedding weekend I couldn’t have had a better wedding than this. Vicki and Kolin were a complete gem to work with and get to know over the last several months. Seriously just genuinely awesome people who know how to throw one hell of a party, and I was thrilled to be a part of said party! As I do with all of my couples – we met months ago for a consultation meeting to feel each other out and just discuss the vibe of the night and what direction of music. We were instantly all on the same page and Vicki even came by 6B Lounge on a Friday to see me in action for 90s Night and I was booked for their big day shortly after that. Vicki even attended some of the Thursday night gigs I was doing earlier this year at Hops N’ Scotch in Brookline – so awesome to have her come out and support my bar gigs.

The three of us kept in touch via email and through a couple of meetings we really locked down exactly what they wanted musically. Going with a mix of indie rock stuff like Passion Pit and Grouplove for cocktail hour, into some more chill yet fun 80s and 90s jams for dinner (they wanted it to be fun and upbeat all night), and our dance party mix was any and everything you could think of! It was awesome to bring to life for them on that actual day.

V & K held their ceremony at a chapel in Cambridge so while that was going on I made my way over to the Commonwealth Market and set up. This venue was awesome and I will be going back many times to come in the future. Seriously one of the best vendor dinners I’ve ever had in my life! The cocktail hour was held outside near their outdoor bar so I had a smaller minimal set up going for that while everyone arrived from the chapel. This was really fun to play mixing up stuff from Nathaniel Rateliff to Phoenix, etc. Once the cocktail hour wrapped up and everyone made their way inside to the back part of the restaurant for dinner we went into introductions and speeches to keep things moving. I had another smaller set up for this as well (this is where having more than enough speakers, cables, etc. comes in handy)! The wedding party was introduced to “Let’s Go Crazy” from the late and great Prince, while the bride and groom were announced to “Now That We’ve Found Love” from Heavy D & The Boyz. (AWESOME introduction song choice). The speeches were all very well done from their Best Man and Maid of Honor. People were really digging the dinner tunes and once that concluded we all moved into another area of the restaurant where my main set up was ready to go.

The first dance was up next and was played live by their friend Michelle – who I had plugged into my mixer for her guitar and set her up with a microphone. We sound checked everything earlier in the afternoon and she knocked it out of the park doing a cover of “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran. It was SO well done! Kolin and his mother shared a dance to “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong and then it was OPEN DANCE FLOOR! V & K wanted a lot of 90s tunes which I guess is a specialty of mine at this point and I was throwing in a good amount of top 40 and old school funk/soul songs as well to spread it out over all generations and eras. The crowd was fantastic – so fun to work with and would dance to anything. Ended the night with a huge dance party sing-along of S.O.B. by Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats. AMAZING wedding to be a part of!

CONGRATS Mr. and Mrs. Burgoyne and thank-you TONS for having me keep the beat going all night! (Kolin – I will still be visiting Area 4 for dinner soon!) and Vicki let me know next time you want to come by 90s Night.

Couple iPhone quick pics below:

 

 

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