Kristen & Danny ring in the 22nd wedding of 2016 and it was UNREAL!!

Venue: The Barn at Gibbet Hill, Groton MA

Date: 10-16-16

Couple: Kristen and Danny D’Amelio

Photo: Sara Smile Photography

I am SO happy Sara Smile Photography connected me with these two. Here I come sounding possibly like a broken record again but I mean it every single time – I couldn’t have asked for a more chill yet fun and amazing couple to work a wedding with. Two of the most genuine down to earth humans out there – open to any music suggestions while full of their own ideas as well. They knew what their guests wanted to hear and together we mixed up an amazing playlist that really represented them as a couple (while throwing in several party pleasers as well).

I met with Danny & Kristen in person months prior to the big day as they ventured out to 90s Night one Friday at 6B Lounge to check me out in action. We all got along so easily and they loved the throwback tunes as well. Over the course of the months leading up to it – we were in contact several times just discussing the flow of the night and what vibe they were going for. They really wanted a mix of things and I loved the touch of live music they had for ceremony and cocktail hour. It’s always nice to be at a wedding and hear other music than knowing what song is coming up next played by me directly.

Once the ceremony and cocktail hour wrapped up everyone shuffled into the main barn area where I was set up and had some chill music going while guests made their way to the tables and seats. We went into introductions to the song “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” by The Darkness and then the couple went directly into their first dance “Can’t Help Falling In Love” covered by Haley Reinhart. We then had speeches and toasts and into dinner music which was a blend of anything from Al Green, Stevie Wonder, to Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, and Frank Sinatra. I threw in some subtle Nathaniel Rateliff as well for myself and the photographer Sara Smile who is a big fan.

Once dinner was coming to a close we went into cake cutting, which was done to the song “Sugar” by Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds. We then had a special grandparent dance song as Danny & Kristen both said a few words which was so sweet to see come to life to the song “Only You” by the Platters. Up next were the parent dances – Danny danced with his mother to “Don’t Blink” by Kenny Chesney and then an awesome surprise mash up father daughter dance – Kristen started dancing with her father to Van Morrisson “Into The Mystic” and about 3 minutes in had me go into “Pump It” by Black Eyed Peas and had the entire crowd going nuts with their hilarious dance they had practiced. It was awesome to see and led everyone into one heck of a dance party directly after! I will admit – this was a Sunday night wedding and was thinking no one will really dance or party. I was 110% wrong. The crowd was so enthusiastic and fun to work with. Everything from MJ to Justin Timberlake, Isley Brothers, Kool & The Gang, Chainsmokers, Britney, etc. they loved it all!

We closed the night out with a requested song from the couple of “Goodnight Sweetheart” by the Spaniels.

This was one of the most fun couples I’ve worked with and weddings I’ve been a part of!!!

Thank you K&D for having me rock the house, I wish you guys a lifetime of happiness! (And seriously, we have to hit a Bruins game this coming season together!)

ALSO: A HUGE THANK-YOU to Kristen & Danny for getting me T-REX SOCKS!!!

Enjoy a couple of iPhone pics below:

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