Dancing Under the Stars at your New Jersey Wedding
Dancing under the stars for your wedding at the Crystal Point Yacht Club in Point Pleasant, NJ? Yes please! That is exactly the scene we provided for Sarah and Vince, along with some other intelligent lighting services.
Officiant Richard Cash performed the ceremony, accompanied by the Vitamin String Quartet and Avicci’s “Wake Me Up”. Following the ceremony, the bride walked in to the Vitamin String Quartet and “Dog Days are Over” by Florence + the Machine.
The couple also did a sand ceremony, with the mood set by the Brother Iz version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Sand ceremonies are thought to be a variation of a candle ceremony, where the bride and groom light a single candle from their own candles, creating one fire. The history of the ceremony is not well documented. Some research points to it being a Native American custom, while others point to it being a Hawaiian custom. The origins are somewhat irrelevant, because the meaning is what really counts – mixing two different “ingredients” to make a whole.
For the ceremony recessional it was a great Deadhead moment with Grateful Dead music – Shakedown Street.
The cocktail hour took guests on a musical journey through the wedding theme featuring a mix of Jimmy Buffett and Bob Marley tunes. That was followed by an introduction of the wedding party set to Back in Black, by AC/DC. For the bride and groom introduction the appropriately titled “Once In a Lifetime” song by the Talking Heads was chosen.
The first dance was an Eddie Vedder (lead signer of Pearl Jam) song called “Longing to Belong”, followed by the bride and father dance to Gaia by James Taylor. The groom danced with his mother to a custom live edit of “Sweet Child of Mine”.
Later in the evening, the cake cutting was set to David Gray’s “Now and Always”.
Some of the bride and groom favorites included the Beastie Boys, Parliament Funk, and other 90s old school tunes.
All who attended had a great time at this very unique wedding that will not be forgotten anytime soon. We wish the bride and groom many happy years!
Photo’s provided by: Morris Photographers