Category: Weddings


Date: June 18th

Location: The Water’s Edge, LIC, NY

First Dance: All I Want Is You by Tristan Prettyman

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Bianca and Lycean are two busy ER docs in the midst of their residency, so when they asked us to play for their wedding on a Thursday night we were more than happy to accommodate them. Their schedules keep them occupied all weekend long, but hey – we’ll rock out any day of the week, any time of day! The couple chose a band/DJ combo package to suit their very eclectic taste, which is something we’ve been doing a lot more of lately. It’s a lot of fun for us, we get to dance too. We even learned some new moves!

Bianca and Lyncean danced the night away!

Bianca and Lyncean danced the night away!

Bianca and Lyncean chose Tristan Prettyman’s version of the Barry Louis Polisar song, All I Want Is You (the song that was made popular by the movie Juno). It’s a song that is as sweet as the couple themselves.

The room was decked out in origami details from the center pieces to the cake decor. A really nice touch that someone must have spent hours on.

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Here are some more great pics and details from Bianca and Lycean’s big day…

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A scrapbook station in the corner of the room allowed guests to get creative.

A BBQ themed cocktail table featured a bucket of Porkslap Pale Ale - nice touch!

A BBQ themed cocktail table featured a bucket of Porkslap Pale Ale – nice touch!

When it came time to put down the sticks, Yves transitioned seamless from band leader to rockin' DJ!

When it came time to put down the sticks, Yves transitioned seamlessly from band leader to rockin’ DJ!

...and then there was dancing...

…and then there was dancing…

...and more dancing...

…and more dancing…

...and even more dancing!

…and even more dancing!

All with the backdrop of our amazing city!

All with the backdrop of our amazing city!

Date: April 25th

Location: FEAST Caterers at Round Hill

First Dance: Slide by Goo Goo Dolls

Last Song: Kiss Me I’m Sh**tfaced by The Dropkick Murphys

Best Parent Dance Ever!!: You Can’t Always Get What You Want by The Rolling Stones

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Heather and Derek know how to party!

Heather and Derek are self proclaimed geeks. They’re huge fans of Harry Potter, Star Wars and superheroes in general. The hashtag for posts and pics from their wedding was #425nerdynuptials and they filled the Mansion at Round Hill with personal touches. There was something that reflected their style and their sense of fun and adventure everywhere you looked, from the Star Wars style story board of their relationship history…

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to the action figures that I can only guess were collected with love and care throughout the years.

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That being said, they definitely know how to party! Check out this link to their photo booth pics by Mariana Feely, see if you  recognize anyone 😉

Heather and Derek crossed all of the modern top 40 dance music off of our song list in favor of classic rock, ’80s, ’90s and current rock. The highlights of their request list included 99 Red Balloons by Nena, Enter Sandman by Metallica (the one heavy metal song that Heather let Derek request) and You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon.

For their first dance the couple chose Slide by Goo Goo Dolls and it really got the reception started. No one could resist joining them on the dance floor and we just knew we were in for a fun night from the start.

A sweet moment for Heather and Derek just before all the guests hit the floor!

A sweet moment for Heather and Derek just before all the guests hit the floor!

We followed up the first dance with a round of horas to wish the couple good luck in their life together. For the parent dances Heather chose My Wish to dance with her dad (that song still gets me a little choked up each time) and Derek and his mom chose You Can’t Always Get What You Want by The Rolling Stones. I never asked what the significance of that tune was for them, but it was awesome! Best parent dance ever. Everyone got into it and joined them on the dance floor for a tribute and well timed sing along.

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For the last dance of the night we played Kiss Me, I’m Sh**tfaced by The Dropkick Murphys, a song Heather and Derek specifically requested for “later in the night”. We had to put the kids to bed for that one, but it was clearly a favorite of the couple and their friends. Every word was sung along with the band and it really was a great capper to the night!

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Heather and Derek truly enjoyed every moment of their wedding day, I would guess this fun-loving couple finds joy in just about everything they do together. We had an awesome time rocking out with this unique couple and their amazing friends and family.

Here are some more fun details from Heather and Derek’s “Nerdy Nuptials”…

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Heather and Derek’s Harry Potter themed cake topper.

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The programs stayed right in character.

The programs stayed right in character.

The backdrop for the photo booth shots. Just so you don't take yourself too seriously.

The backdrop for the photo booth shots. Just so you don’t take yourself too seriously.

If you won't take Yoda's word for it...

If you won’t take Yoda’s word for it…

Love love love old family wedding pics that make an appearance.

Love love love old family wedding pics that make an appearance.

Date: April 17th

Location: Bourne Mansion, Oakdale, NY

First Dance: Someone Like You by Van Morrison

Last Dance: Ho Hey by The Lumineers

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Cassie and Mike are simply adorable. They chose the beautiful, historic Bourne Mansion on Long Island for their wedding. A great spot by the water that was the perfect backdrop for the day. Their request list was varied and a lot of fun for us, a few new tunes got added to the song list that night!

Cassie and Mike had a friend perform the ceremony for them, which is just such a wonderful and personal touch. Their ceremony was both touching and humorous. Nothing beats having someone who really knows you as a couple perform your ceremony for you, except maybe having our guy Danny lay down the sweet sweet solo guitar jams. For Cassie and Mike there was Crazy Love by Van Morrison, Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole and When I Paint My Masterpiece by Bob Dylan.

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Cocktails and appetizers were accompanied by solo guitar in the solarium and featured two signature cocktails representing the bride and groom’s hometowns. Cassie and Mike had the most adorable beer koozies made to commemorate the night as well.

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As the party moved into the reception room Nite-Time introduced the bridal party into the room to Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars. We love that tune! For the first dance, Cassie and Mike chose Someone Like You, a classic by Van Morrison with a hint of I Wanna Grow Old With You from The Wedding Singer with Adam Sandler. Everyone got up on the floor to celebrate the bride and groom and they kept it rockin’ all night. Cassie danced with her dad to Lullaby by Billy Joel which always gets everyone teared up. Then we took it right into The Belle of Belfast City, a traditional Irish song, that gave Cassie’s sisters a chance to dance to a family favorite. Mike and his mom chose What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong, another great classic!

Cassie and Mike like a wide variety of music, some of the highlights of their request list include: Treasure by Bruno Mars, Shake it Off by Taylor Swift, Rosalita (always a favorite of Nite-Time) by Bruce Springsteen, Galway Girl by Steve Earle and Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon. We ended the night with the new classic Ho Hey by the Lumineers it’s becoming a party anthem in it’s own right and it’s a great way to cap off a wonderful evening.

We had such fun planning with and playing for Cassie and Mike. Here are some cool pics we snapped at their wedding…

The programs.

The programs.

These awesome vintage-style marquee letters framed the cake table.

These awesome vintage-style marquee letters framed the cake table.

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Bourne Mansion.

Mmmm, cake!

Mmmm, cake!

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Cassie and Mike cutting the cake.

Then they shared a dance.

Then they shared a dance.

Cassie and her dad.

Cassie and her dad.

Old family wedding photos were displayed in the parlor.

Old family wedding photos were displayed in the parlor.

Cassie and Yves! Thanks again for having us, hope to see you again soon.

Cassie and Yves! Thanks again for having us, hope to see you again soon.

photo courtesy of Mitch Wojnarowicz.

photo courtesy of Mitch Wojnarowicz.  www.mitchwed.com

 

Thanks to all of our amazing brides and grooms for your wonderful reviews on Weddingwire.com, they’ve earned Nite-Time a Couple’s Choice Award for 2015!

We are so lucky to get to work with all of you. Thanks for rocking’ it with us last year, lets do it again in 2015.

Check out the cool badge we got for our website…

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Date: September 13th

Location: Wainwright House, Rye, NY

First Dance: Somewhere Only We Know by Keane

Number of Streakers: 1!

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We played for Tina’s brother Frank’s wedding a few years back and when she started planning for her own special day with her fiancé Jeremy she jumped on the phone to make sure we were available for the date. I’m so glad we were! We had a great time with everyone at Frank’s wedding, and we were excited to rock it out again with the whole clan.

Tina and Jeremy chose the Wainwright House for it’s beautiful waterside location. The ceremony was planned for outside, and the couple chose some really beautiful songs for it like A Thousand Years by Christina Perri and This Is the First Day of My Life by Bright Eyes. We had a trio of piano, guitar and voice all set to play by the water. Then the rain came! No worries, a little shuffling and we were all safe and dry inside the Wainwright House’s tented reception area. The ceremony was beautiful and went off without a hitch. For their cocktail hour, Tina and Jeremy chose to have our pianist play at the acoustic piano in the parlor of the main house. The guests had passed apps and drinks inside before making their way out to the tent again to get the reception pumping!

Tina and Jeremy kicked things off with their first dance, Somewhere Only We Know by Keane, a great song that we love to do. By this time the rain had subsided and guests were able to mingle inside and outside of the tent, but we were there, so mostly – there was dancing.

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Tina’s stepdad, Ed got up to sing with the band and rocked! He stayed up and helped us out on backgrounds for a while and we all had a great time with it. It was while Ed was on stage that I saw a figure flash by the outside of the tent. It almost didn’t register, until I saw it again. It was a man, a NAKED MAN!! Awesome! Tina and Jeremy had their very own wedding streaker!! That was a first for me, but Ed told me that this particular streaker had a history of nude jogging that dates back to his college days. Ha! Too fun.

Caught in the act... kinda.

Caught in the act… kinda.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ed and the band rocking out.

Ed and the band rocking out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tina’s family owns Garden Catering in Connecticut, they’re famous for their chicken nuggets which made a perfect end of the night party favor for all of their guests (and me). Those are some seriously delicious nuggets and they definitely hit the spot on the ride home 😉

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Tina and Jeremy chose a lot of great music for their reception, but there were three tunes that had to be played for sure. We played them at Frank and Kate’s wedding and it’s a family tradition to end the night with what we call the Animal House trilogy. We start with Twistin’ the Night Away and take it into Shama Lama Ding Dong. Then we finish it off with a healthy dose of Shout! Good times.

This was a fun bunch that didn’t let the weather get them down and it was great to see Frank again and his wife Kate and their three adorable kids. A fun and beautiful family, hope to see you all again soon!

Tina, Jeremy, Yves and Amy!

Tina, Jeremy, Yves and Amy!

 

 

Amanda and Doug at Keene Farm.

Date: August 16th

Location: Keene Farm, Stuyvesant, NY

First Dance: Waltzing Fool by Lyle Lovett

Views: Stunning!

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We met Amanda and Doug through friends of ours in the Hudson Valley. Amanda is a gifted and accomplished Soprano and Doug is a member of the family that owns Golden Harvest Farm, the farm that not only supplies the apples that Doug’s brother uses to make Core Vodka, but also supplied the apples for the pie served at President Obama’s inaugural dinner. How cool is that?

Keene Farm, owned by a family friend of Doug’s (and one of the original founders of MTV) was the perfect setting for Amanda and Doug’s laid back, yet elegant vision for their wedding day. The property has amazing views, a beautiful pond and plenty of space to create different experiences throughout the event. Dinner was served under a tent by the main house, and drinks and dancing were in the barn up the hill.

The view from the barn on Keene Farm.

The view from the barn on Keene Farm.

Amanda and Doug had friends providing lighter acoustic music for the ceremony and for during the cocktail hour. At their wedding they wanted to have dinner served first and then move on to dancing, so we hit the stage after the delicious roast pig feast was served to rock everyone out! We started out with some easy dance music to lure everyone away from the dinner tent and then transitioned into the couple’s first dance Waltzing Fool by Lyle Lovett.

When we met with Amanda and Doug they were so open to all genres of music for dancing and welcomed our suggestions, but they knew for sure what song would be their first dance. On one of their first dates they saw a Lyle Lovett concert and just fell in love with the song, and each other.

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After the first dance, we did our thing and rocked out – so did the folks on the dance floor. Then we got a chance to dance when Doug and some of his friends took to the stage to play a couple of tunes. Didn’t I mention, Doug is a musician as well! These two were so much fun.

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Here are some more fun pics from the evening…

The awesome 1948 Cadillac was parked beside the house. We just had to snap a pic!

The awesome 1948 Cadillac was parked beside the house. We just had to snap a pic!

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A blurry Amanda and Doug shake a couple of tail feathers!

Ummm. There were deer!

Ummm. There were deer!

Amanda and Doug weren't the only ones to cut loose.

Amanda and Doug weren’t the only ones to cut loose.

Truly a beautiful setting. Thanks for having us Amanda and Doug!

Truly a beautiful setting. Thanks for having us Amanda and Doug!

Date: June 28th

Location: The Overlook Lodge at The Bear Mountain Inn, Bear Mountain, NY

First Dance: You’re All I Need to Get By by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

Anne Louise and Nick chose a beautiful setting for their wedding. The views from the Overlook Lodge were absolutely stunning., it felt as if we were at the top of the world.

Nick and Anne Louise are both teachers with a love of good music and friends that love to dance! We started the night off with their first dance, the Motown classic You’re All I Need to Get By which was perfect to lead us into a dance set of classic r&b hits from the era. Throughout the night we fast forwarded through the decades for the couple, who made fun and eclectic music choices from Bon Jovi to Ke$ha to The Proclaimers. The whole band truly had a great time playing for them.

Here a few pics we were able to grab from the night!

The amazing view from the dining room!

The amazing view from the dining room!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The succulents in the centerpieces were a truly charming country touch.

The succulents in the centerpieces were a truly charming country touch.

 

All of Nick and Anne Louise's college friends gathered together for a group shot.

All of Nick and Anne Louise’s college friends gathered together for a group shot.

Mmmmm cake!

Mmmmm cake!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gotta snap the cake cutting shot.

Gotta snap the cake cutting shot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks so much for having us!

Thanks so much for having us!

 

 

Date: May 30

Location: Prospect Park Boathouse, Brooklyn, NY

First Dance: All I Want Is You by Barry Louis Polisar

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Lia and Robert rocked their first dance!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lia and Robert found us online while shopping for their NYC wedding from far off Australia where the couple lives and works. A truly international couple, Lia was born in Korea and raised in Manhattan, while Robert hails from the city of Preston in the UK. The couple met in Thailand and have travelled the world together. When we first started planning with them they had just gotten back from hiking in the Philippines! All of Lia and Robert’s travels made for a super sweet and fun way of planning the seating arrangements.

 

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Coolest seating chart ever.

 

Each table was named for a significant city in the couple’s relationship, lives and travels. This map was posted at the entrance to the reception space so people could find their city and see who they would be sitting with. It was a lot of fun and we all got to learn a little something more about Lia and Robert that we might not have known.

The ceremony took place right outside the boathouse on the pond in Prospect Park. It’s a beautiful setting. The bride entered to a solo guitar version of Christina Perri’s A Thousand Years. One of the bridesmaids shared a reading from a Walt Whitman poem.

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Beautiful outdoor ceremony setting.

 

Lia and Robert’s wedding was small and intimate, making it a perfect fit for the boathouse in Prospect Park. They chose a slightly smaller version of Nite-Time. We had four pieces to complement not only the size of the space and number of guests, but the couple’s laid back style. We stayed with mostly background music through dinner and then ramped it up after everyone had finished eating and all of the speeches had been made. There was also a slideshow presentation that Lia and Robert’s families had put together set to a song written by Lia’s cousin.

We had a blast at this wedding and felt so honored to be included in Lia and Robert’s big day, right down to our own city/table!

Thank you so much guys and I hope you had an awesome time in Machu Picchu.

Lia and Yves!

Lia and Yves!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some more pics of details from the night…

 

Lia and Robert getting set for their first dance.

Lia and Robert getting set for their first dance.

Adorable cake topper.

Adorable cake topper.

Our table marker.

Our table marker.

 

Lia enters with her dad.

Lia enters with her dad.

 

The tables, waiting to be set in place.

The tables, waiting to be set in place.

 

The evenings menu and international wine list!

The evening’s menu and international wine list!

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 😉

 

Date: February 16th

Location: Tappan Hill Mansion, Tarrytown, NY

First Dance: The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra

Parent Dances: In My Life by The Beatles and Child of Mine by Carole King

Cake Cutting: Hey Paula by Paul and Paula

Other Awesome Requests: Marry You by Bruno Mars, Run Around by Blues Traveler

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Paula and Bryan are an adorable couple with a great group of friends that like to dance! We love that. Their wedding was at the beautiful and historic Tappan Hill Mansion which is at the former estate of Mark Twain. It was a great night to get out and shake off the winter blues and celebrate the marriage of two people whose families carry a time honored tradition of military service.

Bryan himself is a First Lieutenant in the Army National Guard and Paula’s grandfather served in the Ejercito Nacional de Uruguay. At the side of the reception room, a table was set for those who “have given the ultimate sacrifice, missing in action, or prisoners of war, it (the table) is reserved as a place of honor for those who answered the call to serve their country with pride and dedication but who are unable to be with us today.” It was a lovely way to honor not only the members of their families who had served including Bryan’s Grandfather Lieutenant Gerald P. Rooney and Paula’s Grandfather Coronel Jose Maria Albuquerque, but all those who have given so much for so many.

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Paula and Bryan made a grand entrance with the help of several of Bryan’s military brothers. The officers formed an archway of swords and required the couple to kiss before being able to pass each checkpoint. It was really very sweet!

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After their entrance, Paula and Bryan got right out on the floor for their first dance, the classic Frank Sinatra tune The Way You Look Tonight. Then Paula took a hold of her dad for their dance to The Beatles’ In My Life followed by Bryan’s dance with his mom to her surprise pick, Child of Mine by Carole King, a beautiful song that we hadn’t done before. It definitely made the list of parent dances now!

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Once the special dances were completed, the dance floor was open! The guests were a fun crowd and the dance floor was packed all night, but we’re used to that, we’re Nite-Time! During courses of the amazing dinner by Abigail Kirsch several speeches were made including a hilarious rap (yes rap – complete with beatbox backup) by Bryan’s three sisters. Too cute!

Later on in the evening, Bryan (who used to have a band himself) sat in and did an awesome job singing one of his favorite Billy Joel songs with us. We LOVE when members of the party sit in, it’s so fun for us and for their friends and family. Rock on Bryan!

Bryan belting out Billy Joel's You May Be Right.

Bryan belting out Billy Joel’s “You May Be Right” with Danny on backup vocals.

 

The evening was a success for all and we’ve already gotten great feedback from Bryan and his dad Bob…

Yves –

Just wanted to say thank you to you and the band for an outstanding evening Sunday. A few people commented how they had never been to a wedding with so many people dancing!

Best, Bob

Hello Yves,
 
Thank you for such wonderful words, and such incredible music!  It was a great party because you made it so!  I’ve had countless people tell me how much fun the music was and others say they haven’t seen so many people dancing at a wedding.  Such an amazing time, the craziness still hasn’t quite yet subsided.  
 
And you can bet Paula and I will be sitting down to write a glorious review for Nite-Time on wedding wire (we’ll be sitting down to do all those items this weekend) or anywhere else it comes up.  We had such a blast and could not be happier with everything.  
 
All my best,
Bryan

All our best to Paula and Bryan and hopefully we’ll party with you all again soon!

Thanks again for having Nite-Time be a part of your day!

Thanks again for having Nite-Time be a part of your day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some more great pics from the night…

Paula prepares to toss the bouquet!

Paula prepares to toss the bouquet!

 

Bryan sports a devilish grin before throwing the garter.

Bryan sports a devilish grin before throwing the garter.

The entrance crew, with swords.

The entrance crew, with swords.

I love this early shot of the white cake with the white snow behind. Just had to show how beautiful a winter wedding can be!

I love this early shot of the white cake with the white snow behind. Just had to show how beautiful a winter wedding can be!