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October 2020

Courtney and Jeff’s Backyard Wedding

Courtney and Jeff’s Backyard Wedding 150 150 adam Michael

Everyone says that finding your soulmate happens when you least expect it, well they’re right! The story of Courtney and Jeff began when she saw this very handsome fella liking all her Instagram pics. She immediately started liking his back.

Next thing she knows she had about 20 likes. She noticed on his Instagram bio that he had a Facebook. Courtney thought, “how could I not message him?” So she gathered all my strength and sent a message starting with “Hey, what’s up?” Who would’ve known those three small words years later would make me the happiest person alive.

They talked on the phone and FaceTime for about a month until he finally came to visit. They both live in New York, but she’ll never forget the feeling of  him walking up to her door the first time. After just sitting there and talking together for hours they realized that they could definitely see myself with. Little did they know four years later they would be planning the wedding of their dreams and inviting Around Town Entertainment to play their wedding on October 3, 2020. 

So we took a road trip to their home in Slingerlands, New York and performed for their family and friends! It was a very intimate and one of the most memorable performances we have showcased!

The day started with a heartwarming courtyard ceremony in their backyard. The bride and groom chose “You and Me” by Dave Matthews as the processional song, performed by a guitarist from Around Town Entertainment. The bride chose “Back Together” by Jack Johnson as she walked down the grass to kiss her groom. The two kissed and exchanged vows as “Accidentally in Love” by Counting Crows performed during the couple’s special moment.

Then, a jazz trio from Around Town Entertainment delighted guests as they sipped on cocktails on Courtney and Jeff’s patio. Next was the reception in the pergola next to the pool house. They had their first dance to an acoustic version of Beyonce’s Halo performed by Around Town Entertainment’s Alternative Band. The bride also had a very emotional dance with her father to the song “I Loved Her First” by Heartland.  The groom then danced with his mom to “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts. After dinner, the newlyweds had their cake cutting ceremony while Christina Aguilera’s “Candyman” played in the background by the wedding band. 

To end the night, the Alternative Band performed a variety of classic hits like Clean Bandit, The Rolling Stones, Luis Fonzi, and many more! All that said, we could not be happier with how their wedding turned out.  Courtney and Jeff’s expectations were exceeded beyond anything they ever imagined, and we could not be more grateful to play for them.  Their wedding will always hold a special place in the heart of the Around Town Entertainment family.

For live video footage of our live set bands please visit our website www.aroundtownent.com. The bands are fresh in style but well round to appeal to everyone. Guests will dance and sweat, all night!

AN OUTDOOR SOIREE!

AN OUTDOOR SOIREE! 150 150 adam Michael

 

September 12, 2020 was the perfect night for Karly Morgenstein and Donald Knaus Junior to tie the knot. It would all happen at the picturesque venue Andover Farms in Andover, New Jersey. The evening began with an intimate outdoor ceremony. The pianist from Around Town Entertainment serenaded the guests as they arrived and were escorted to their seats before the ceremony began. Then the selected songs for the ceremony began as it was time for the bridal and groom to walk down the aisle. The groom’s song was Pachebel’s “Canon in D”. And the bride chose a classic song “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley. The guests shared this very special moments as the bride and groom exchanges vows and were wed. They were met with cheers as the announced husband and wife. The pianist played the most appropriate song chosen by the couple “Best Days Of My Life” by American Authors.
The guests were invited to a spectacular cocktail style event. The couple opted for this to create a loose and casual vibe and also of course to really make sure guests had the ability to move around and dance. And did they dance! The night was filled with great music provided by Around Town Entertainment. The bride and groom chose The Authority band, one of five unique bands from Around Town Entertainment. The company offers five separate and set bands that have become an incredibly popular choice for most couples seeking a high energy and high end Connecticut wedding band, New Jersey Wedding Band and New York Wedding band.
The band prepared all the songs and performed each for the introduction of the bride and groom, their first dance, their parent dances and their cake cutting moment. They also prepared the couple’s favorite dance songs that they really wanted to hear at the wedding.
The introduction song “Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince and the crowd did go crazy! The bride and groom of course had an intimate first dance and they chose the song “You Light Up My Life” by Whitney Houston. The father then cut in and had a special moment to dance with his daughter to the song “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw. The groom had a dance with his mom as well and they danced to the song “Sunrise Sunset” by Perry Cuomo.
The couple cut their cake later in the evening and the band performed the song “If You Ask Me To” by Mackenzie Porter. Some of the special requested songs that were added were “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner, “Together Forever” by Rick Astley, “Gloria” by Laura Branigan, “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen just to name a few.
It was our honor to have been chosen by Mr. and Mrs. Knaus Junior for their special event. For live video footage of our five set bands please visit our website www.aroundtownent.com. Each band has thirty minutes of live and unedited video showing a full range of styles from the classic hits to the most current top 40 radio hits. The bands are fresh in style but well round to appeal to everyone. We truly want all guests dancing, all night!