Category: Events


Spring Has Sprung!

Happy Spring Everyone,

When we last checked in with you all, we were getting set to rock Valentine’s Day at Seasons at Windham Mountain, and that we did. It was one of the best (if not coldest) ski weekends of the season and the folks at Seasons were up and dancing with us to help warm up after a chilly afternoon on the slopes! Our favorite newly-engaged guitar-god, JT Curtis filled in for Danny and rocked the house while showing his beautiful fiancé the love! Hey JT, we know an awesome band for your wedding 😉

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That was quite a move, and he still nailed the solo!

 

We kicked off the year on January 16th when we hit the road to play for Natasha and Brian’s Wedding in Washington DC at The Capitol View at 400. We first met Natasha a few years back when we played for her mom’s 50th bash in Maryland. We all had so much fun with these folks, we were super psyched to rock out with them again in our nation’s capital. Natasha is an amazing professional dancer and aerialist and really showed off her skills during the couple’s first dance, You’re The Cream in My Coffee.

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Natasha and Brian captivated the crowd.

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It was an awesome way to kick off 2016!

 

On New Year’s Eve we got a chance to party with our friends at The Wolfert’s Roost Country Club in Albany, NY – wow, we really get around! Amy, kicked off the festivities that night by flexing her solo acoustic guitar and vocal muscles during the cocktail hour before she joined the full band for dancing in the ball room!

 

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Happy New Year!

 

In March we all took some time off before donning our masks for this year’s annual GCCA Beaux Arts Ball on April 2nd,which honored our friend and colleague Frank Cuthbert for his contributions to supporting local art and artists. Frank is a wonderfully talented composer and performer. We had the privilege of performing a piece from Frank’s musical Coney Island entitled Great Kissers in New York, and later in the evening we surprised Frank and called him up on stage to sing one of our favorites of his songs, Nervous. We have such a great time at this event each year and this year was no exception. We feel honored to contribute to this very worthy cause in our small way and truly respect the people who work tirelessly to make sure that the arts are supported in our community. Thank you to Kay Stamer and David and Jean Slutsky for allowing us to be a part of this event year after year and to Frank for rocking with us!

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Frank Cuthbert belts out his tune, Nervous, at the Beaux Arts Ball!

 

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Danny plays “that funky music, white boy”.

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Amy’s awesome masked selfie!

 

On April 4th, Yves and the guys provided a jazz trio for the Stanley M. Isaacs Center Gala at The Racquet and Tennis Club on Park Avenue in NYC. Yves delighted the crowd with his cocktail-hour crooning while Bennett tickled the ivories for the guests as they mingled and perused the silent auction items before heading into the main ballroom for dinner and a live auction to benefit the center.

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Gala-goers anxiously await the live auction portion of the evening.

 

 

Those are just some of the highlights of this past winter, we’ve been working on some new and exciting things for this coming season while trying to stay warm. Learning new songs, developing new services that we can offer our amazing clients and  bringing you up to date for winter/ early spring fun with Nite-Time.

Next up: Catch Yves and Amy performing at the Windham Bridal Expo on May 15th. We’ll be unveiling our new site ygpltd.com. Finally, you’ll be able to find all of our services in one place, from acoustic acts to full bands to DJs to musical ceremony services (complete with officiant). We are so excited about our expansion and look forward to making all of your entertainment wishes come true!

 

Yves and Amy and the band are getting bundled up to rock your Valentine ski weekend’s socks off!

If you’re in the area, or feel like having an arctic adventure, come on up to Seasons at Windham Mountain Resort and check out Nite-Time rockin’ out for lovers (requited or otherwise).

We jam from 4pm – 7pm, today: Sunday, February 14th.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Summer Recap Time!!

Well, the holidays are fast approaching and so we figured this would be a good time for a recap of this summer’s parties and happenings. We’ve been so busy this year we’ve barely had time to stay in touch with you all, but if you’ve been following us on Instagram you’re ahead of the game. Here are some of our favorite pics from the grooviest parties of the summer (yes, we’re bringing back groovy – pass it on).

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Meredith and Andrew took a spin around the floor to their first dance “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen.

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Danny took a solo at sunset on the beach at Sands Light. Pretty cool!

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Then we all joined in…

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… and Amy whipped out the guitar!

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Beach drums, uh huh.

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Then we were back on the water in Ship Bottom jamming out with the Tepper family.

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This kid did an awesome “worm”! Looking forward to next year, y’all.

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We promise Danny will rock out this hard again!

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Yes, that’s Yves on acoustic guitar. He rocked it out at Windham CC!

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Kelty had an awesome time the night of her wedding at the Ridgewood CC.

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Kevin danced with his mom to this classic.

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Then everyone got down!

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We had a great time with Kelty and Kevin and all of their family and friends!

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We celebrated with and performed for our dear friends David and Patrick as they finally tied the knot.

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Legally!!

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Now that calls for a toast!

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Kaila and Chris had an idyllic setting for their ceremony at The Garrison.

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Later on, Chris jammed out with the band to some Led Zeppelin sung by Yves. These guys rocked!!

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We found a little time to get into the studio.

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The last wedding of the summer was on the other side of the country! That’s Napa in the background.

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Constance and Tarek had another amazing view courtesy of Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford, CA.

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Then they took the party inside to dance all night!

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We may have done some wine tasting the next day…

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Yves and Amy found a little time to relax on the water…

 

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…but you can’t stop this guy from working, even in a beach bungalow! Here’s to another great season.

Thanks so much to all of our wonderful clients, those featured here and all the rest, for an amazing season! We can’t believe how fast it went by, but now we’re heading right into Holiday Party season, so stay tuned…

 

Hey everyone!

I know it’s been a while since we last posted, but we have had a crazy busy couple of months. We rocked some pretty awesome events in May and June in addition to starting the planning process with Nite-Time’s Class of 2016. We figured you all might want to see what we’ve been up to, so here are some photo highlights of our spring season…

We were honored to return (for the eighth year) to perform for the amazing folks at the Princeton Child Development Institute. They do such wonderful work with children and adults living with autism and they do a terrific job organizing this event each year.

PCDI's Spring Sensations Gala had a Parisian theme this year.

PCDI’s Spring Sensations Gala had a Parisian theme this year.

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Amy at the Spring Sensations Gala.

Yves looking right at home in "Paris".

Yves looking right at home in “Paris”.

This marked the third year in a row that the good people at the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center asked us to perform for their Spring Gala and one of the few times of the year that Amy and Bennett get to perform as a duo before the full band gets rockin’. Always fun!

Amy and Bennett enjoying some duo time at the Isaacs Center Gala.

Amy and Bennett enjoying some duo time at the Isaacs Center Gala.

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We rocked a small fete with our friends from Arizona Iced Tea on Memorial Day weekend and Amy got to go electric… again!

Amy's pink telecaster comes out of hiding!

Amy’s pink telecaster comes out of hiding!

Amy and Yves soaking up a little sun at Sands Point before rockin' out!

Amy and Yves soaking up a little sun at Sands Point before rockin’ out!

Of course, no spring would be complete without our Columbia College Reunion Weekend revelers jamming to tunes from every decade on the plaza outside the iconic Low Library in the heart of NYC! We probably say this every year, but this year seemed to bring out more alumni than ever before.

Amy and Danny laying it down!

Amy and Danny laying it down!

This one's for you!

This one’s for you!

These are just the folks chillin' out behind the stage!

These are just the folks chillin’ out behind the stage!

Amy snapped this selfie with the crowd.

Amy snapped this selfie with the crowd.

OK, this one's just a weird cool band selfie.

OK, this one’s just a weird cool band selfie!

We were invited to perform for Duggal Visual Solutions’ summer yacht party again this year and it was so much fun! This year’s party was on the Hornblower Infinity, a boat with a capacity of 1000 people, so cool.

All Aboard!

All Aboard!

Did we mention it was a white party?

Did we mention it was a white party?

All white. Can't believe all the guys had white pants, looking good!

All white. Can’t believe all the guys had white pants, looking good!

Amy and Yves got to rock it duo style at the Wolfert’s Roost CC’s Belmont Stakes party on June 6th. We’re not saying the acoustic good vibes we sent out had anything to do with American Pharoah’s historic triple crown win, but you never know 😉

Amy and Yves getting set to jam out, acoustically.

Amy and Yves getting set to jam out, acoustically.

Just three days before the end of spring on June 18th, wedding season kicked in for us again with Bianca and Lyncean’s NYC nuptials. These two ER docs are so busy they had to schedule their wedding for a Thursday night. It’s all good, we’ll rock a party any day of the week. More to come on that one…

Bianca and Lyncean enjoying their beautiful and origami themed wedding cake.

Bianca and Lyncean enjoying their beautiful and origami themed wedding cake.

Follow us on Instagram to see these and other great pics from Nite-Time’s weddings and events.

Michelin Guide Star Gala 2015!

Date: September 30, 2014

Location: Guastavino’s, 409 E 59th St., NYC

Cuisines: All of Them!

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photo courtesy of Chase and Michelin

 

 

 

 

 

We at Nite-Time were honored to be asked to entertain NYC’s top chefs, restauranteurs, sommeliers and mixologists for the second year in a row at this year’s annual Michelin Guide Star Gala! This year marked the 10th anniversary of the guide’s first New York issue and the celebration was off the hook.

 

 

 

Of course, the food was amazing. We got to taste dishes from amazing chefs like Jean-Georges Vongerichten, James Kent, Bill Telepan and Brad Steelman, just to name a few.

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The evening started with a tasting event sponsored by Laurent Perrier and several cocktail demonstrations by some of NYC’s top mixologists. There were passed appetizers provided by Guastavino’s as well as a gorgeous antipasto table. We provided a duo of saxophone and piano to play some lighter selections for this portion of the evening.

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After the speeches and the awards all six of us got up on the stage and, of course, ramped up the music to get people dancing and working off the incredibly delicious calories!

Here are some pics that highlight the night…

Just moments later we got to sample this amazing cocktail made with Snow Leopard Vodka and cardamom!

Just moments later we got to sample this amazing cocktail made with Snow Leopard Vodka and cardamom!

Just hangin' with my old pal the Michelin Man.

Just hangin’ with my old pal the Michelin Man.

Jean-Georges' table. Mmmm caviar!

Jean-Georges’ table. Mmmm caviar!

The honored chefs share a toast.

The honored chefs share a toast.

photo courtesy of Michelin and Chase.

photo courtesy of Michelin and Chase

photo courtesy of Michelin and Chase.

photo courtesy of Michelin and Chase.

The folks from Laurent Perrier getting ready for the VIP tasting.

The folks from Laurent Perrier getting ready for the VIP tasting.

Thanks again to Michelin, Chase and Karlitz and Company Events for having us.

If you’d like to check out more pics from this amazing evening go to: ctmphotoplus.com.

Date: May 31

Location: On campus at Columbia University, NYC

Best Reunion Highlight: 30th Anniversary Ghostbuster in Full Costume, Sweet!

 

I know, I know we say it every year, but really, this year was off the hook at Columbia! We’ve just had the best time playing for the alumni over the years. This year was a celebration of class years ending in four and nine, which made it the 30th anniversary of arguably the best movie ever shot on campus, Ghostbusters (I’m not sure what other movies have been shot on campus though).

We got some great pics sent to us from Scott Rudd, an amazing photographer and musician who was on the scene to capture the event. We just thought we’d share them with all of you…

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Choosing songs by graduation year is fun!

 

A high note!

A high note!

 

From "backstage". photo by Scott Rudd

From “backstage”.

 

Gettin' down!

Gettin’ down!

 

The dancing never stops.

The dancing never stops.

 

A view from the top.

A view from the top.

all photos above courtesy of Scott Rudd

 

We also got to hang with as close to a real Ghostbuster as possible. I’m not sure he was sanctioned by the University, and he may have been run off campus shortly after this shot was taken, but we had a great time anyway!

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Just had to get a shot with this guy!

 

Thanks again Columbia! Looking forward to the next time…

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: March 29th

Location: The Coppertree Restaurant at Hunter Mountain, Hunter, NY

Honorees: Lisa Fox Martin and Betsy Jacks of The Thomas Cole National Historic Site

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OK, it’s kind of hard to rock while you’re rocking a mask…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We want to thank the GCCA for having us back. We’ve had a great time for the last few years at this event and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year! This year’s event was a masked ball again and it’s always fun to get a little kooky.

We helped raise money for the arts (and you know that’s always needed) and had a great party in the process. This year’s honorees are two amazing women who have done more than I can say to bring The Thomas Cole National Historic Site into prominence within the world art community. Thomas Cole is considered by many to be the father of the Hudson River School of American art. For more information, or to get involved go to: www.thomascole.org.

If you’d like to learn more about the Greene County Council on the Arts or to donate to this amazing organization that works tirelessly to enrich the lives of artists and art lovers alike in the Hudson Valley you can check out: www.greenearts.org.

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, here’s some great shots from the night!

State Assemblyman Pete Lopez gives Lisa and Betsy with the 2014 Distinguish Service Award.

State Assemblyman Pete Lopez gives Lisa and Betsy with the 2014 Distinguished Service Award.

 

Sometimes you've gotta slow dance! A lighter moment in the night.

Sometimes you’ve gotta slow dance! A lighter moment in the night.

 

Danny rocking an awesome solo!

Danny rocking an awesome solo!

 

As usual, the floor was packed all night!!

As usual, the floor was packed all night!!

 

Happy New Year Everyone!

I know, it’s a tad late, but we were so busy last year, we thought we’d take a couple of weeks to kick back. We haven’t gotten much of a chance, because planning for this year’s events and weddings is already in full swing. We’re looking forward to partying with old friends and making new ones on the dance floor in 2014!

This year’s resolution is to keep you all more updated on what we’re doing, songs we’re adding to our already massive repertoire and to showcase some of the awesome clients, brides and grooms we’ll be working with this year.

But first, let’s take a minute to look back at some of the highlights from last year in photo form, shall we?

Qiana and Chris kicked off 2013 with a rockin' February wedding!

Qiana and Chris kicked off 2013 with a rockin’ February wedding!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had a great tie participating in our first ever NY Magazine Weddings event. See you again in March!

We had a great time participating in our first ever NY Magazine Weddings event. See you again in March!

 

 

Tina and Dave had a beautiful wedding at The 21 Club.

Tina and Dave had a beautiful wedding at The 21 Club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caught this beautiful sunset the night of Sarah and Jose's wedding at The Boat House in Central Park.

Caught this beautiful sunset the night of Sarah and Jose’s wedding at The Central Park Boathouse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah and Jose cutting their beautiful (and chocolatey) cake!

Sarah and Jose cutting their beautiful (and chocolatey) cake!

 

 

Setting up for Columbia. The calm before the dancing storm!

Setting up for the Starlight Reception at Columbia U. The calm before the dancing storm!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't you just love this view?

Don’t you just love this view?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evan and Rachel's hora. I love the look on her face!!

Evan and Rachel’s hora. I love the look on her face!!

 

 

Yves jammin' out at Rachel and Evan's wedding.

Yves jammin’ out at Rachel and Evan’s wedding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yves and his big band at The Great Gatsby themed July 4th party on LI!

Yves and his big band at The Great Gatsby themed July 4th party on LI!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ellen Wolff's great shot of all 12 of us in July!!

Ellen Wolff’s great shot of all 12 of us in July!!

 

 

Evin and Robert's ceremony at The Stone House at NY Botanical Gardens.

Evin and Robert’s ceremony at The Stone Mill at NY Botanical Gardens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evin cutting loose on the dance floor!

Evin cutting loose on the dance floor!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They had such a cool set up for the Sunningdale CC's 100th anniversary.

They had such a cool set up for the Sunningdale CC’s 100th anniversary.

 

 

 

A mini challah for every guest at Mitch and Mimi's wedding, how cute?

A mini challah for every guest at Mimi and Mitch’s wedding, how cute?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And how cute are Mimi and Mitch?

And how cute are Mimi and Mitch?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or how cute are we for that matter? That was a fun party!

or how cute are we for that matter? That was a fun party!

 

 

Knigi and Bogdan Getting Down! These two had serious moves.

Knigi and Bogdan Getting Down at The Water Club! These two had serious moves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maryann and Matt had style!

Maryann and Matt had style!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maryann and Matt also had the coolest thing ever at their wedding - mashed potato bar w/ all the fixin's. Too good!

Maryann and Matt also had the coolest thing ever at their wedding – mashed potato bar w/ all the fixin’s. Too good!

 

 

Jen and Tom's first dance at The Garrison.

Jen and Tom’s first dance at The Garrison.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jen and Yves at the end of the night. Another happy bride - we love it!

Jen and Yves at the end of the night. Another happy bride – we love it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer and Blah Blah share their first dance at A Private Estate in Germantown, NY.

Jennifer and Peter share their first dance at A Private Estate in Germantown, NY.

 

 

Jennifer rocked the mic that night when she serenaded her man with "Orange Colored Sky"!

Jennifer rocked the mic that night when she serenaded her man with “Orange Colored Sky”!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yves and me with the Michelin Man at the Michelin Star Awards Gala. We love that guy.

Yves and me with the Michelin Man at The Michelin Star Awards Gala. We love that guy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Danny and John playing for the cocktail hour at the Michelin Gala at Guastavino's. I think I was somewhere eating something amazing during this!

Danny and John playing for the cocktail hour at the Michelin Gala at Guastavino’s. I think I was somewhere eating something amazing during this!

 

 

Folks getting down to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Franklin Hospital on LI, part of the North Shore LIJ Health Care system.

Folks getting down to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Franklin Hospital on LI, part of the North Shore LIJ Health Care System.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ann and Matt's first dance at The Saratoga National in Saratoga Springs.

Ann and Matt’s first dance at The Saratoga National in Saratoga Springs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ann and Matt displayed old photos of their families weddings near their cake. We saw this a couple of times this year - it's such a nice personal touch, I think everyone should do it!

Ann and Matt displayed old family wedding photos near their cake. We saw this a couple of times this year – it’s such a nice personal touch, I think everyone should do it!

 

 

Ann, Matt and me at the end of the night. I had such a great time partying with them!

Ann, Matt and me at the end of the night. I had such a great time partying with them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas with the John St. Crew! See you in December...

Christmas with the John St. Crew! See you in December…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There you go, 2013 in pictures… looking forward to 2014’s party season which we kick off in a few short weeks with a Valentine’s Weekend wedding!

TTFN

Amy