Shock and Awe

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Shock and Awe

Daniella and Anthony lived together in the Lower East Side when they got engaged. Anthony was working in music at the time and every evening, Daniella would wait for him outside of the Delancey street subway stop and they would walk home together.  On one particular evening, they were supposed to go to see a local act in a piano bar downtown. But when Daniella got there, Anthony wasn’t there. 

Feeling a bit annoyed, Daniella walked back to their building alone. As she walked up to the door, she noticed the door was slightly left open. She walked through the door, ready to give Anthony a fit, and there he was, handsome as ever in a suit, with the lights dim and a smile on his face. Daniella was stunned! Anthony had created a beautiful set up at home filled with flowers, candles, and mementos from their favorite trips. With their favorite Taking Back Sunday song playing softly in the background, this was one of the best days in Daniella’s life. 

When Anthony asked her to marry him, she cried like a baby! She couldn’t properly say “Yes!” because the moment was filled with so much love and joy. 

Once the wedding planning began, they both agreed to have Around Town Entertainment perform at their wedding, the rest was history. Daniella and Anthony chose the Altitude Band from Around Town Entertainment because of their unique, high energetic performances of cover songs.  

Fast forward to their wedding in The Liberty Warehouse in Brooklyn, NY.  Located in the historic shipping yards of Pier 41, the Altitude Band had the opportunity to play in a charming pre-Civil War 1850 setting overlooking the views of New York Harbor in front of 300 plus guests. The Statue of Liberty was the backdrop making it perfect for a beautiful sunny day to have the ceremony outside. 

As guests entered the outside courtyard, a pianist from the Altitude Band performed Serenade by Haydn. The bride walked down the aisle to Ave Maria by Schubert. After that bride and groom exchanged vows, they made their grand exit to Bonfire Heart by James Blunt.

Next, guests made their way to the Harbor Room for cocktails to start the evening. Surrounded by a 7,000 sq. ft. room with an attached built-in bar area, the space was perfect for mingling as guests enjoyed listening to Around Town Entertainment’s jazz trio while relaxing near wood-burning fireplaces. Classy!

After that, everyone headed to the Governors Room for the main reception. As the bride and groom made their entrance, the Altitude Band played “Let’s Get Loud” Jennifer Lopez to energize the room. Then, the newlywed couple took their first dance to “The Wonder of You” Elvis Presley. The father and daughter held a touching moment while the wedding band performed “I’ll Stand by You” The Pretenders. The mother and son also held a special dance to “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra. After dinner and cake, the night continued on the dance floor where guests sang along to every song the wedding band performed. From Louis Armstrong to AC/DC the wedding band kept the good vibes going all night making it an evening to never forget!

Best wishes to Daniella and Anthony!

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