Internet, say hello to Mr. and Mrs. Kempton! Wedding #14/2015

Please welcome the newlyweds, Jill & Jon Kempton! What an amazing wedding this was. The date: September 12, 2015. I cannot give you guys a link to the venue this time around as it was a private residence in Cape Cod at Jon’s parents house. We took over the entire backyard and it was so gorgeous and looked stunning once everything was set up. I have actually known Jill for many years at this point and not to date myself or sound old but we went to High School together down in West Palm Beach, Florida back in the late 90s until 2001. Okay so we are getting older, no idea where the time goes! Jill actually moved up to Boston several years ago and we were able to reconnect. It was during this move she met the one and only Jon. Jon is awesome. The three of us all share a mutual bond for our love and fasciation for the old school so bad they’re good Pauly Shore movies! (Don’t judge me guys).

I recommended a friend of mine to Jill & Jon for photography and she was awesome – I cannot wait to see all of the pics from the day (some are posted below). She even shot my surprise engagement earlier this year. Say hello to Abigail Kuzia! (and book her for any event you need photos done!)

For the wedding itself Jill & Jon wanted a more indie rock & reggae vibe throughout the earlier stages of the evening. We did a pre-ceremony cocktail hour while guests were arriving by the pool area which was all reggae and really set the tone for a fun mini cocktail hour. Moving into the ceremony itself I had all the music set to go. The wedding party walked into an instrumental version of “First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes. Jill’s aisle song was an instrumental cover of “Bittersweet Symphony” by the Verve. The ceremony itself was really well done and off they went as official newlyweds to “Just Can’t Get Enough” by Depeche Mode. That was so fun to play and already had half the crowd moving and dancing along.

Cocktail hour following the ceremony was a mix of everything from Of Monsters & Men to Sublime to Moby tunes. It was a really fun playlist to create for them since I’m a big fan of all that music myself anyway. I introduced them right before dinner to “You Make My Dreams Come True” by Hall & Oates and we went right into the Best Man and Maid of Honor speeches. Dinner itself was a mix of more mellow classic rock Tom Petty, The Eagles, Huey Lewis but still some indie rock thrown in there as well. The food was OUTSTANDING! One of the best steaks I’ve had no joke.

Finally it was dance party time! Jill and Jon opened the dance floor up with their first dance of “Love Song” the cover of the Cure done by Adele. We were all over the place after that hitting some New Kids on the Block tunes, Fatboy Slim, Young MC’s “Bust a Move” for one of the bridesmaids Erin – it’s her favorite song and she can rap the entire thing for you! Also threw in the old school classics like “Twist & Shout” by the Beatles, “Celebration” by Kool & The Gang, “September” by Earth Wind and Fire. Watching the crowd all try and do the “Watch Me Whip, Watch Me Nae-Nae” dance was a real sight to see also. The only thing was since we were in a residential area in a backyard we all of the sudden got shut down by the cops from neighbors complaining pretty early on. It was okay though as we just hung out at the house and recapped the night.

I cannot thank Jill & Jon enough for choosing me to rock the wedding – rocked it so hard they had to shut us down! Ha. CONGRATS to you both – such an awesome couple and good friends. Cheers!


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