Archive for September, 2011
Kristina and Nathan were referred to Silver Sound by Trust. DJ Paul Evans was assigned to the production, a six-hour reception spanning two floors. A diverse selection of music, from the classics to modern dance to Italian to Arabian and Irish. According to Paul, “We switched a few things around to accommodate some curve balls. Working with Jerry from Perfect Setting and getting permission from Father of the Bride, Dave Gambone, we were setup on the floor right where the action was.” Christina said she couldn’t believe that it was 10:30pm and she only had a half hour to go. Despite arranging a six hour reception she wanted more time to celebrate. The Mother of the Bride, Susan, provided the Arabian music while Paul supplied the Italian tracks on for the Gambone side of the family. Nathan wanted some Irish Music so he and his friends could perform their Irish Jig. Paul said it was a demanding crowd with diverse music tastes so he and his assistant Ben made sure to cover all the bases.
Heather and Tim chose the Du Barry Room at the Hotel Dupont. Cocktails were downstairs in the Christina Room, where DJ Paul Evans and his assistant set up a separate sound system featuring a mix of songs the couple selected. The guests moved up the spiral staircase to the main party room. Heather was concerned that a planned dance set between courses might fall flat on participation. Paul called Heather and Tim to the dance floor and asked everyone to gather around and bow their heads in a solemn moment of silence. To their surprise, this was just to lure them onto the dance floor so DJ Paul Evans could suddenly hit the crowd with ‘Gotta Feeling’ by the Black Eyed Peas. As the dance song kicked in he implored everyone to clap their hands and follow Tim’s lead dancing with Heather. The set took off and went fifteen minutes strong until the main course was served. An exceptional part of the evening was the Flambe served up by the incredible wait staff under the direction of Kim and Alan at the Hotel Dupont. With the lights dimmed down for the moment, Paul played the Talking Heads, ‘Burning Down the House,’ as the Flambe’s were wheeled out to be served to the guests.
After a Penn State Sing Along, Paul played Zombie Nation for the graduates who chanted their school name. Later on, a real party ensued finishing strong with everyone chanting one more song on the dance floor. The very last song Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole was themed for Heather and Tim’s Hawaiian Honeymoon.