Working in the wedding business, we see all sorts of different stories that remind us that love is always in the air–and we love to hear them! This weekend, we got to spend time with lots of lovely couples who had plenty of wonderful stories, with beautiful proposals. With Reisa and Zachary, we were reminded of something very important: timing is everything! Although they had been friends for quite some time, and joking discussed their eventual marriage, the stars did not fully align for Reisa and Zachary until 2019, when they met again at someone else’s wedding. (Foreshadowing, anyone?) From there, it was history, and two years later, they decided to spend “the rest of eternity” together–and we got to join them!
Though their story started in Long Island, Reisa and Zachary invited us to the beautiful upstate mansion, Windham Manor, to provide the tunes for their ceremony! Surrounded by trees, the Around Town Band pianist played “When A Man Loves A Woman”, “Can’t Help Falling In Love”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, and more, while Reisa and Zachary tied the knot–and officially became husband and wife! From there, everyone moved just outside the barn, as Patrick joined Michael and Tim to become our jazz trio! While enjoying some drinks, the entire party warmed up for the main event just inside–the reception!
As the party took its seats, the man and woman of the hour entered to “Electricity”, sung by our very own Nascha! From there, it was straight to the races, and time for the first dance! Reisa and Zachary tugged at everyone’s heartstrings with “La Vie En Rose”. And before long, it was time for everyone to dance, with the Hora! Michael lead the entire band in an uproarious rendition, and by the time it was done, the party was happy for another break! And that meant it was the perfect time for the parent/child dances! Reisa and her father danced to “You Are the Sunshine of My Life”, and Zachary and his mother danced to “The Wonder of You!” With plenty of tears shed, the party had earned a pick-me-up, in the form of a sugar rush! To introduce the sugary treat, the A-List Band serenaded the party to “Cruisin'”, while the cake was sliced!
As the night went on, the party broke out their dancing shoes and truly cut a rug or two. There were plenty of highlights from the celebration, but few held a candle to the crowd reaction to “Valerie”, sung gorgeously by Esther, “Shout”, and “Levitating!” Even though the night had to come to an end, we had such a blast–congratulations, Reisa and Zachary!