Made in Brooklyn

Made in Brooklyn 150 150 adam Michaels

Made in Brooklyn

In April 2014, Jacqueline and Samuel took a trip to New York City from Connecticut, where they are originally from. They were spending a few days with a close friend who lived in Brooklyn. 

On one particular day, Jacqueline and Samuel woke up early afternoon and headed into Williamsburg to go for lunch at one of their all-time favorite places. After lunch, they stepped out of the restaurant to go for a walk. Immediately to their right was a classic New York brownstone and a young man sitting on the steps with a guitar on his lap. Samuel slowed his steps and paused outside the building holding Jacqueline’s hand and flashing her a smile. The guitarist was playing their song “How We Know” by Sleeping Lion. It was a song they had learned together in a class and since then they’ve always considered it theirs. 

When Jacqueline realized what song the guitarist was playing, her face lit up. She stood and listened but never did her mind jump to the conclusion of what might happen next. Samuel lowered himself down onto one knee with tears in his eyes. Jacqueline was in disbelief and started to cry.

A few minutes later the song ended and the guitarist stood up while Samuel introduced him as his friend. It was then it dawned on Jacqueline that he had arranged this beautiful surprise and it had all been a big secret all along. Very well played!

The rest of their time in NYC was spent planning their big day. They mutually agreed to return to Connecticut for their wedding at the New Haven Lawn Club. They chose Around Town Entertainment‘s Around Town Band as the musical act for the night making it even more special. 

The day of the wedding started off properly with cocktails in the Lawn Club’s cocktail room. The room was huge and cozy while a jazz trio from Around Town Entertainment provided classic background music to start the night. The guests could not stop talking about the jazz trio, saying how great their music selection and performance was!

After that, the party moved to the Main Ballroom for dinner and dancing. The Ballroom had a timeless style and the venue was perfect for the Around Town Band to take the stage. The wedding band started off their set with a cover of “Crazy in Love” Beyonce as the bride and groom made their grand entrance. The couple then had their first dance to “Can’t Help Falling in Love” Frank Sinatra.  Adding to the atmosphere was the touch of contemporary flair to the ballroom’s exquisite architectural details and glamorous starburst chandeliers. 

After indulging in wedding cake, the newlyweds and their guests hit the dance floor. A number of guests started with their own traditional dance and then broke into a choreographed routine to songs from Britney Spears, LFO, Shakira and many more to end a fantastic evening! 

Around Town Entertainment hopes to return to New Haven Lawn Club. Remembering how it felt to laugh, and cry and embrace makes this one of the most beautiful memories that Around Town Entertainment will ever be a part of!

Best wishes Jacqueline and Samuel!

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