It was early 2015. September and summer was slowly winding down. Ryan had just finished a month-long vacation in Europe with old friends and he was not sure if he really wanted to jump into the dating scene but hey, why not?
A day after he connected with Christina on Bumble, he received a message that was sweet and right to the point! Christina asked Ryan if he wanted to meet for dinner. At this point Ryan was shocked. Girls messaging guys first? That never happens!
Their first date was far from perfect- Ryan almost fell off of a chair at the wine bar he chose in the East Village. The stars were fighting for alignment because following that date they went on 2 others that week, including dancing inside Christina’s favorite music venue Brooklyn Steel.
It was on that date, Ryan shared with Christina his love for the same music and many more things they had in common! It was also the first time in years that Christina remembered feeling so calm, happy and relaxed. After some time away for travel, they finally found themselves committed and about a year later…engaged!
Fast forward to October 13, 2019- the day they invited Around Town Entertainment to play at their wedding! We traveled to The Hilton Garden Inn in Staten Island to perform for them. This place was massive! The day started in the Outdoor Gazebo where a pianist from Around Town Entertainment warmed the crowd before the bride and groom walked down the aisle with a proper ballad of Canon in D. The bride made her grand entrance to Elvis Prseley’s Can’t Help Falling in Love With You. The music continued as the bride and groom made their first kiss to “Wedding March”.
After that, guests moved to the Main Ballroom for cocktails and the reception featuring Altitude Band from Around Town Entertainment. The wedding band’s jazz trio played classical music in the background while guests mingled and relaxed on leather chairs.
When drinks were finished, it was time for Around Town Entertainment’s Altitude Band to start the main event of the evening. The wedding band opened with “Thriller” Michael Jackson while the bride and groom did their best impression of the legend. Next up, Ryan and Christina had their first dance to “Wild Horses” Rolling Stones. Next up, the father and daughter had their own duet to “Love on the Brain” Rihanna. Then, the mother and son had their dance to The Beatles “In My Life.”
The wedding band continued to turn heads and bodies the rest of the night by incorporating a very fun and high energy playlist until the end of the night. Guests were singing along to songs from The Killers, Drake, Outkast, Sia, and many more! What a night!
The Altitude Band brings high energy experience to every event in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. The bands elite, talented and studied musicians have toured with some of today’s top artists. They have been featured as artists and musicians in their own right on major records and have graced some of the world’s biggest stages.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
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