Beautiful Wedding at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa in Long Branch, NJ
Maria and Andy were married on a beautiful September evening on the beach at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa for a Wedding in Long Branch, NJ. A collection of live musicians, including a mandolin, flute and upright bass, provided the music during the ceremony. After the bride and groom said their vows the musicians broke into bluegrass as they walked down the aisle as man and wife.
As the ceremony ended the guests moved to the venue steps away from the beach for the cocktail hour. For the cocktail hour we created a custom soundtrack featuring “Jumpin with Symphony Sid” by Joe Jackson and “Sing, Sing, Sing” by Anita O’Day. We tried to incorporate the bride and grooms shared love for 80s and 90s punk and new age music.
For the reception guests moved upstairs to the Ocean Front Ballroom. In addition to the music, pre planned with the bride and groom, we also provided our wireless up-lighting system for the room which enhanced the ambience of the Ballroom.
The parents of the bride and groom were introduced to “Spanish Flea” by Herb Alpert. Maria and Andy came out dancing to “Soul Bossa Nova” by Quincy Jones. In a break from the norm the bride and groom danced a foxtrot for their first dance to “For Me, Formidable” by Charles Aznavour. The dinner started with “Glad You’re Here” by Macy Gray. While they cut the cake, “From this Moment On” by Diana Krall played in the background. We kept the energy level high for the rest of the night by playing a mix of the bride and groom’s favorites: 50’s, 70’s Funk, 80’s and 90’s Punk, new wave, as well as more current music.
We are so happy we were there to help celebrate Maria and Andy’s happy day!
Photos provided by: www.ArtisticExpressionsVideo.com
For our wedding reception on September 17, 2011, we worked with Ben of Create Excitement, Inc. Ben was great to work with in the planning phase and he did an excellent job as our DJ during the event. Our guests had a lot of fun dancing because Ben was able to set the tempo of the evening really well.
In the planning phase, Ben was highly responsive. He worked with us to select music for our reception and suggested songs to play at special moments. He reviewed our song choices and made suggestions based on his experience. Ben freely shared his recommendations and was always open to searching for and listening to all of the songs that we suggested as possible plays. Closer to the event, we had a few phone conferences with Ben to iron out all of the final details and that really helped settle some of the pre-wedding stress.
Ben also provided us with uplighting for our reception. He provided us with options and sent us example videos so that we could see how the lighting would look in a room. The lighting for our reception was so beautiful, looks great in pictures and beautifully set the mood that we were seeking.
Ben’s interaction with our guests at the reception was always professional and, as per our request, he didn’t create a show, rather, he let the musical selections motivate the guests. In the occasions where Ben engaged our guests, he always did so in a sophisticated way, never overly effusive or tacky.
The prices for Create Excitement are easily accessible on the website. This made it easy for us to determine which of the many available services fit within our budget. There were never any surprises or fee upcharge for any of the elements that we selected. This made our experience with Ben and Create Excitement even more positive. We would definitely recommend Ben and Create Excitement to our friends and family.