This trend setting LA couple chose to have their October 2008 ceremony and reception on a beautiful private estate in Bel Air, California.
Music from the soundtrack of "Cinema Paradiso" played for prelude. Processional music from eclectic Icelanders, Sigur Ross, was used for the processional.
Tara and Jason chose "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey as their Reception entrance song. Once the toasts and meal and mingling were done, it was time to get down to business on the dance floor.
Sam Cooke's classic love song, "Cupid", served as the First Dance. As Tara's family had New Orleans roots, we quickly jumped into a "Second Line" song to get the dance floor moving. Second Line is a traditional southern term for what those who follow and dance behind the first line of parade floats are called.
Our Bride and Groom broke out colorful umbrellas and led the second line of guests, winding around the property and eventually back to the dance floor. Mardi Gras type beads were handed out and the guests seemed to really enjoy this unique tradition.
Next we played a traditional Hora to honor Jason's heritage and the guests wasted no time lifting the Newlyweds into the air!
The wedding cake was one of the most unusual and beautiful I have seen. The serve yourself candy bar table, adjacent to the cake, was a nice touch.
Back on the dance floor, Jason used "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Barry White as the garter removal song. The enthusiastic crowd then partied to everything from "We Are Family" to "Sexyback" to Brian Setzer's swing song, "Gettin' In The Mood".
We closed the night out with one of Tara's favorites, "Crazy Love" by Van Morrison.
We used a two speaker, digital Yamaha system, Raptor lighting for the dance floor and a wireless lapel for the clergy.
Here's to another great beginning!