An Outdoor Wedding in New Jersey on a Perfect Summer Night

Outdoor wedding at  Shadowbrook NJHave you thought about having an outdoor wedding in New Jersey? You aren’t alone – wedding season in New Jersey is in full swing during the summer, which is perfect for an outdoor event. That’s just what Jenn and Joel wanted at the Shadowbrook in Shrewsbury, NJ. Actually, not only was the ceremony outside but so was the cocktail hour.

There’s something extra special about outdoor weddings, especially at a venue like the Shadowbrook, which is New Jersey’s most elegant Georgian mansion, set on twenty secluded acres.


One of the memorable things about this wedding for us was the diverse music that was played throughout the evening. The ceremony offered classical music selections, including for the recessional song, a classical version of a rock song – “Don’t Stop Believing” covered by The Vitamin String Quartet.

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When it came time for the bride and groom to enter and be introduced, the music had shifted to alternative rock, featuring “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors” The first dance segued the tone to the country music sounds of Hunter Hayes and his song “Wanted”. The country music continued for the bride and father dance, featuring “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw.


For the groom’s dance with his mother it was as classic rock as you can get with “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Outdoor wedding at  Shadowbrook NJ


We’d like to say that the music and lighting (we provided that too) was awesome, but we’re pretty sure you’d rather hear what the couple had to say, so here’s five star review the bride gave us afterward:

My husband and I absolutely loved working with Ben at Create Excitement! I was having a hard time trying to choose songs for the ceremony and Ben was able to set up an appointment for us to come down to the office and help us work out the kinks. Ben has such a huge personality and you can tell he loves every minute of what he does. After our appointment I felt much better about the ceremony music and couldn’t wait for our reception! On our wedding day we couldn’t have asked for more. Everything ran smoothly and people were out on the dance floor. Our experience with Ben was absolutely great and we would recommend him to anyone looking for a great DJ for their event!

Having a DJ with a big library, and the knowledge to match it, can make all the difference for providing the soundtrack to a great time for your guests. Give us a call and see what we can do for you!

Outdoor wedding at  Shadowbrook NJ

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