Yep, Sam & Dave… well, MY Sam & Dave, anyway!
Loads of fun to be had at a very special private property, owned by my friends the LoFranco family. In fact, first let me tell you about that…
You see, Vince & Joyce built this place. The entire place. Piece-by-piece and dream-by-dream, with love in every board, nail and brick. They turned the soil, tended the gardens, and stocked the lake so their grandchildren could go fishing in little boats. It is peaceful and idyllic; a sanctuary.
I have had the privilege of DJing for their family’s weddings, and I won’t talk too much about those, because a few years after one, unspeakable tragedy visited their family. But they were grand, unforgettable celebrations, and that much it is indeed safe to say.
Happily, I have remained friends with the LoFrancos. With the parents, their children and even their grandchildren, who see me perform at their Junior High dances! It is because of this friendship and trust that they allow me to perform at their home for weddings, and in fact almost require that I or someone from Sound In Motion be the DJ if you want to have a wedding there. Luckily, they are doing the bride and groom a favor by requiring this, in my not-so-humble opinion ; )
So, Sam (Samantha) & Dave? They were awesome to be with, and the wedding was a blast. A beautiful ceremony gave way to a laid-back cocktail hour featuring music from The Chairman, Dean-o, Tony Left-My-Heart and such, and then it was on to dining as we all took a walk to the other side of the lake. Of course first we had toasts, which utilized a wireless mic and a second sound system that was well-concealed in the trees so as to not disturb the beauty of our surroundings.
After a nice dinner, it was on to – DANCING! Of course! Again – daytime wedding, dancefloor rammed – end-of-story. Not every time, but most of the time for me. I am thankful (it takes two… or perhaps 47 or so, to Tango), but trust me, it is not accidental.
My friend Heidi Hughett from Couture Celebrations was the wedding coordinator and did a great job, particularly with some interesting challenges that came her way, and an old friend of mine Greg Sargent and his lovely wife were the photographers.