What a fabulous, fabulous time!
Emily & Brett are two very down-to-earth, fun-loving, genuine people who wanted to have their reception at their family home in the hills of Woodside, CA.
I have always believed that the best way to maximize the success of private residence weddings is to do a thorough pre-event technical and logistical walk-through at the site. This does a lot of good: it ensures that I know where it is, how to park and load in, and most importantly, what equipment and how much of it is needed to have the best coverage and “event flow” possible. I like to think that 20+ years in this business has allowed me to accrue valuable knowledge and experience that can be shared with my clients to both optimize the potential successes and avoid the potential pitfalls of their event. Think of it: I do this every week, yet they probably are doing it for the very first time, so I am just glad I can be of help!
The party went late into the night, with people of all ages having fun and dancing the night away. Emily & Brett danced their first dance to “Come Fly With Me” by Frank Sinatra, which was a fantastic choice.
Also, they selected Sound In Motion’s terrific “Love Story” package: DJ, MC, full sound coverage, PLUS we make a photo montage (set to music) in advance that covers everything from baby pictures to the engagement shot. We then shoot a full-length HD video of the wedding from pre-ceremony bride’s prep to the last dance and send off, edit it down and produce four copies of a custom-labeled and packaged DVD for the bride and groom and their families. Additionally, at the cake cutting, we bring in a full big-screen projection system and show the montage to everyone as part of the reception’s entertainment! It really is a great “personal connect” for our clients to their guests and tells the story of how we all got to be there on the wedding day!
Here’s some dance footage that will really give you the feeling of what it was like to be at this special celebration:
Again, it was indeed a grand celebration. Overtime? You bet we went overtime… thought we wouldn’t? : )