Archive for May, 2014


Michelle and Mike Rock Out!

Date: May 16th

Location: The Rockleigh

First Dance: Future Days by Pearl Jam

Last Dance: Yellow Ledbetter by Pearl Jam

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Michelle and Mike saw us at Jamie and Bill’s wedding out at Salt Air Farm in 2012 and like Jamie and Bill they are huge classic rock fans. They love Pearl Jam and chose songs by the band both to start and to end their night. It was a lot of fun getting to really rock out and Yves did a great job channeling his inner Eddie Vedder!

For the cocktail hour, which was jammed packed with every imaginable kind of food and drink, Danny played solo guitar versions of rock classics while the guests mingled and munched.

A row of champagne glasses to accompany the caviar!

A row of champagne glasses to accompany the caviar!

 

Wine and cheese always the perfect pair.

Wine and cheese, always the perfect pair.

 

This painstakingly laid out wall of toast points accompanied the bruschetta table.

This painstakingly laid out wall of toast points accompanied the bruschetta table.

Next the party moved into the main ballroom. We brought in the couple’s parents with the Hall and Oates classic You Make my Dreams Come True and we announced the bridal party with Michael Jackson’s Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough. Michelle and Mike entered to Signed,  Sealed, Delivered by Stevie Wonder, but they chose the Pearl Jam ballad Future Days for their first dance. The song is heartfelt and beautiful, a perfect choice for a first dance.

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We had a great time playing Michelle and Mike’s special requests which included Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins, Free by Zac Brown Band and Run Around by Blues Traveller. Michelle danced with her dad to Billy Preston’s You Are So Beautiful to Me. She specifically asked that we sing the second verse, which is often left out and is not in the popular version by Joe Cocker. It was a very sweet moment. Mike chose My Wish by Rascal Flatts as his dance with his mom, which always gets folks choked up.

For the last dance of the night the couple requested that we play Yellow Ledbetter by Pearl Jam, a song that I honestly never knew had real words 🙂 Yves did a great job singing them though, whatever they are! Of course, all of Michelle and Mike’s friends got out on the floor and made it one of those awesome moments that we love, when everyone comes together.

We had a lot of fun with Michelle and Mike’s musical selections and their fun loving dancing crowd. Here are some more fun pics from the night…

Michelle and Mike had all of their guests put their thumbprint and name on this drawing. They formed the leaves of the tree and will be a keepsake for the couple forever. Cool!

Michelle and Mike had all of their guests put their thumbprint and name on this drawing. They formed the leaves of the tree and will be a keepsake for the couple forever. Cool!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ready for cake?

Ready for cake?

 

 

Mike's going for the whole thing!

Mike’s going for the whole thing!

 

A happy centerpiece.

A happy centerpiece.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The guys getting ready to play.

The guys getting ready to play.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michelle and Mike and Me!

Michelle and Mike and Me!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michelle and Me and Yves!

Michelle and Me and Yves!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks so much for having us guys! Have a great time in Spain… we are jealous 😉

 

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Date: May 3

Location: The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village

The Cause: Princeton Child Development Institute

We’ve had the honor of working with PCDI on their Spring Sensations Gala for the past seven years, and we couldn’t be more happy to play a small part in raising money for this great cause. The Princeton Child Development Institute “provides quality treatment, education and professional training and mentoring” and through its research has “pioneered comprehensive intervention models that are used nationally and internationally for the benefit of persons with autism”.

This year’s Spring Sensations Gala’s theme was “Springtime in the City” the room was decked out with flowers, lampposts and park benches to give the feel of an urban park setting blossoming with the renewal that comes each spring.

Amy enjoying the park-like scenery.

Amy enjoying the park-like scenery.

There were some amazing items up for auction this year including a brand new Honda Stateline Motorcycle that drew a lot of attention and more importantly a good sum of funds for the organization. No, we didn’t win it, but the gentleman who did, let us get a shot of it…

Amy playing Vanna between sets!

Amy playing Vanna between sets!

 

After the auction items were all sold and dinner was served we got up on the stage to rock out for these amazing folks! Thanks again for having us back and we can’t wait to do it again! Here’s some more fun shots from the night…

Puppet Show and Yves! Yves poses with one of the auction items.

Puppet Show and Yves!
Yves poses with one of the auction items.

 

More of the cool park decor.

More of the cool park decor.

 

I got a shot while we were setting up of the beautiful hand painted stage back drop that highlighted the theme.

I got a shot while we were setting up of the beautiful hand painted stage back drop that highlighted the theme.

 

 

Date: April 24

Location: The University Club, 1 W 54th Street, NYC

Event: The 2014 Glitter and Glamour Gala

Organization: Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center, 415 E 93rd Street, NYC

Honorees: New York Junior League and Manhattan Borough President, Gale A. Brewer

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This year Nite-Time had the honor of performing for the second consecutive year at the Glitter and Glamour Gala to benefit the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood center which “in working with the poor, the isolated and disconnected of all ages, genders, backgrounds and abilities, promotes social and physical well-being and encourages growth, self-reliance and dignity throughout every stage of life.” It is a great organization that does so much to help so many, so we are happy to give something back in our small way.

This year’s honorees were the New York Junior League and Manhattan Borough President, Gale A. Brewer. The New York Junior League is one of the oldest and largest women’s nonprofit volunteer organizations in New York City and Gale A. Brewer has successfully passed legislation guaranteeing paid sick leave for hourly employees and compelling landlords to fix repeat violations as well as the nation’s first law protecting domestic workers.

The event was stunningly designed by Ned Kelly and beautifully set in the historic University Club on West 54th Street. We began the evening with some lighter tunes by the baby grand piano as guests arrived and enjoyed cocktails and appetizers while checking out the amazing items up for bid at the silent auction.

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Amy sets the mood with some sweet melodies.

We transitioned into the main ballroom with the full band playing some slightly more upbeat music to signal that the party was ramping up. Next the emcee for the evening, Sara Haines of ABC News, stepped up to the mic and kicked off the evening’s award presentations.

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Sara Haines begins the evening’s festivities.

Once the awards were presented and dinner was complete, we got back on stage to entertain the people that give of themselves for this great cause all year. It felt good. Everybody got up to shake their cares away for a while and we had a great time too!

Thanks for having us back and we hope to see you next year. Keep up the great work.

Here are some more pics for the evening.

 

Amy hits a high note.

Amy hits a high note.

Gale A. Brewer accepts her award.

Gale A. Brewer accepts her award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of Ned Kelly's beautiful arrangements.

One of Ned Kelly’s beautiful arrangements.

A shot of the room and the gorgeous architecture at The University Club.

A shot of the room and the gorgeous architecture at The University Club.