Ariel and Jeffrey were high school sweethearts. They met during a school social. Jeffrey went to the all-boys school that was hosting and Ariel went to the all-girls school. It was nearing the end of the night when Jeffrey came up to Ariel and tapped her on the shoulder, asking her to a dance. They danced for a little and shared a kiss.
The next day she woke up to a Facebook friend request from Jeffrey. They stayed in touch for a while but it soon faded away. Ten years later they rekindled and have been stuck to each other ever since.
On their 9-year anniversary, Jeffrey told her that he had planned a surprise to celebrate. So they drove up into the hills to a spot that they both loved and planned a picnic! When they arrived, Ariel saw a white aisle with white roses and candles all the way leading up to a beautiful rotunda. One of their favorite songs, “A Whole New World,” started playing as she made her way up the aisle. Once they reached the rotunda, he was down on one knee popping the very important question.
The day they married was truly beautiful. Ariel and Jeffrey invited Around Town Entertainment out to perform for their wedding at The Lace Factory in Deep River, CT. The couple wanted a romantic, breezy, and fun wedding, which was what The Lace Factory exactly delivered. The circa-1875, vintage-glam event space was charming and beautiful- think rustic brick walls, vintage hardwood floors, and exposed beams and walls!
Ariel and Jeffrey wanted to bring small reminiscences of their Spanish beginnings to the wedding day, so guests were transported to the ceremony in high style aboard the Essex Steam Train. They were greeted with sangria and beautiful acoustic music by a guitarist from Around Town Entertainment as they arrived.
The bride entered the courtyard garden in an ethereal Claire Pettibone sheath. As she walked down the aisle, the guitarist played an instrumental version of “A Thousand Years.” She found her groom with tears streaming down his eyes.
The reception at The Lace Factory’s main ballroom was equally amazing. The large windows let in the best sunlight and there was enough room to fit all two hundred of their guests comfortably. The bride and groom chose the Around Town Band from Around Town Entertainment as the dance band for the evening.
The Around Town Band started the set with an upbeat performance of “Hot in Here” by Nelly as the bride made her grand entrance. Next, the bride and groom had their first dance to “Loving You Easy” by Zac Brown Band. The father and daughter held their dance to “Just Fishin’ by Trace Adkin. Right after that, the mother and son had a special moment as they danced to Jim Brickman’s “Never Alone.” The bride and groom even had a sparkler send off at the end of the night which added to the excitement of the magical evening!
Around Town Entertainment is proud to have been chosen to perform at The Lace Factory for their very big day! Everything was just simply beautiful. Around Town Entertainment is anxious to come back!