On the night before Thanksgiving in 2018, Dylan and Alexandra met at the opening of Te Amo Tequila Bar in New Haven, Connecticut while they were both trying to get a drink. “Trying” because the bar was incredibly crowded, which proved to be a great challenge. However, our hero of the story, Dylan, moved over to let Alex into the bar area and the rest is history!
Dylan and Alex got engaged at Bouchard Restaurant & Inn in Newport, Rhode Island on August 13th 2020. When Alex said yes, and Dylan opened the box, the couple broke into a panic! The ring was missing! The couple spent about 20 minutes searching up, down, and all-around to find the ring. With the help of fellow restaurant patrons and the staff at Bouchard Restaurant & Inn, the ring was found! Can you guess where? Under the table! The two wiped their brows and everyone in the restaurant celebrated the retrieval of the ring! Take two, Dylan placed the ring on Alex’s finger, and the building erupted with cheers and applause! “Congratulations!” was met with champagne toasts, and the two celebrated their engagement!
Alexandra and Dylan had their wedding ceremony at the St. George Catholic Church in Guilford, Connecticut. Going back to where they met, they decided to have their Reception in New Haven, more specifically at the New Haven Lawn Club. As the guests arrived from the ceremony, they were greeted with cocktails and a jazz trio from Around Town Entertainment’s After Party Band. The trio underscored the cocktail hour with some jazz classics to kick off the evening!
Then, the party started! The bridal party entered to the party anthem of the night “I Gotta Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas, as the After Party Band’s sang! Then the After Party band’s lead male vocalist switched gears to welcome Dylan and Alex to the dancefloor with “Let’s Get Married” by Jagged Edge! The crowd was roaring and all the guests were ready to dance the night away! First things first, the smitten newlyweds celebrated their First Dance by holding one another and dancing along to the After Party Band playing “A Thousand Years.” Then in classic large Italian family-style, everyone joined in for the Band’s “Tarantella!” Around and ’round they went before taking a moment to let Alex and her Father have a special dance. The After Party Band played “You’ll Be In My Heart” by Phil Collins, as the guests all watched and hummed along, feeling their hearts warm at the sentimentality. Then the charming Dylan, welcomed his mother to the dance floor to dance to Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” which had all the guests singing along and itching to join them on the dance floor!
Alex absolutely LOVES Drake so of course, the After Party Band delivered!!! They played the iconic “Find Your Love” by Drake, which made Alexandra tear up the dance floor in excitement! All the guests had an absolute blast as the band played all their favorite songs through the decades, and they danced the night away!
Thanks, Alex and Dylan for celebrating your big day with the After Party Band!