THE PLANNING PROCESS
Early January 2018, I received a call and was introduced to Jase Cannon. Jase was the event coordinator for the wedding reception of Vero Ruelles and Gary Giglio. Jase told me that I had DJ’d Vero sister’s wedding 7 years ago and would love to interview me for her wedding to be held on July 13 at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park.
I was aware of their busy schedule, rather then have them me at my ofﬁce in Brooklyn I offered to meet them in a Soho Cafe’. Within minutes of our meeting I knew that Vero and Gary were looking for a sophisticated/Elegant atmosphere with a great dance party. We discussed some great idea’s and had a follow up meeting at the Boat House. The on site meeting allow me to give a more visible & realistic view. We were on our way to creating a great party.
The music list would consist of top 40 dance, Paladium House and Traditional Latin Salsa. I suggested combining the DJ with Live Musicians. A 3 piece horn section consisting of Sax, Trumpet and Trombone and Latin Percussionist playing along with the recorded songs played by the DJ would be appreciated by all the guests. The proper balance of Lighting design to accompany the music was essential. Vero’s was concerned that the lighting could possibly take away from the elegance she wanted to achieve. I assured her that I understood her vision and with my experience in lighting design that it would be possible to create the proper balance.
THE WEDDING EVENT
The wedding began with a beautiful ceremony accompanied by Violinist, Cellist and Harpist as Vero walked down the aisle. The Reception soon followed. Our plan was successful! The guests danced along with the Bride and Groom to a great song list mixed perfectly by the DJ along with the accents of the live musicians. It truly was a memorable evening.