Match Made At Camp!
When the weather is as cold as it has been lately, it’s easy to get nostalgic for summer. The warm weather, the chill vibes, and the lack of strong windchill–what’s not to love! Before Ricki and Chris’ wedding this Saturday, we also got to reminisce in those summery times! Ricki and Chris met while they were both camp counselors! Even though the usual camp attire consisted of constant sweat, ponytails, and camp t-shirts, that didn’t deter either of them. And a few dates later, they were absolutely inseparable! Cut to just a handful of years later, and we’re getting ready to celebrate them at Royalton on the Greens!
The day kicked off with a gorgeous ceremony: our Around Town Entertainment pianist, was already in place as guests began to pour in. The late afternoon consisted of some of Ricki and Chris’ favorites, including “You Make My Dreams Come True” and “XO”! By the time that the final note of Hall and Oates played over the piano, and it was official, there was truly not a dry eye in the house! Ricki and Chris had officially tied the knot!
From there, the party was ready for some good old-fashioned mingling, which could only mean one thing: the cocktail hour had arrived! The Around Town jazz trio, was already prepped and ready to go! Everyone partook in drinks and some light jam dancing, and pre-gamed for the main event, which obviously the reception! By the time that the hour finally ended, everyone was ready for some dancing and grooving… and in the other room, the Around Town Band was ready for plenty of that!
Once the guests took their seats, it was time to roll out the red carpet for the man and woman of the hour. And what better way to do that than with some of Jamie’s stellar vocals on “Tell Me You Love Me”?! The cheers finally died down, and Ricki and Chris took their places for the first dance! The Around Town Band’s female vocalist dished out a star worthy rendition of “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)”, and by the time it was over… we agreed! From there, it was time for a lively break–how about a hora? The entire party got to their feet and got ready for the “Hava Nagila”, with our entire band and vocalists joining in!
After such a vibrant burst of energy, we pivoted to something a little more emotional… the parent/child dances! Ricki and her father danced to “Isn’t She Lovely”, and Chris and his mother danced to “Stand by Me”! By the time that the final note played, everyone was ready for a little treat… and that was a perfect time to break out the cake! As they slices were made, the Around Town Band also treated everyone to “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”! And, with a sugar rush successfully administered, it was a perfect time to change the pace of the evening… and head towards the dance floor!
From Billy Joel to Maroon 5, and everywhere in between, we had plenty of great crowd energy to spare for our dance floor-centric portion of the night! But, that said, we churned out plenty of Ricki and Chris’ favorites along the way! The band nailed “I Wanna Get Better”, with the vocalists also perfectly belting out “Semicharmed Life”, and serving up “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” gorgeously! It was a night full of wonder, love, and plenty of excitement, but it did eventually have to come to an end. And when the clock finally struck midnight, plenty of memories had been made!