The Successful Wedding @ The Langham
It was very evident how happy everyone was for Sam and Cayle. Beautiful wedding ceremony in the Horseshoe Garden, a really fun cocktail hour on the Viennese Terrace and during the wedding reception in the Viennese Ballroom there were meaningful toasts, guests enjoying the company of each other and losing themselves on the dance floor. You can always tell how much an event was enjoyed by how long guests linger after the party is over. Well after this party no one wanted to go home!
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Cocktails on the Viennese Terrace with the Elegant Music Jazz Trio
Great American Song Book
Music was important to this family. Songs were carefully selected. One of the first questions Cayle asked was, “do you play any music from the “Great American Song Book?”” It was refreshing to be asked such a direct and interesting question. Being a pianist and jazz player I am familiar with music from the “Great American Song Book” by American composers such as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, recorded and made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Sinatra and now Michael Buble. Eagerly I said, “Sure!” This is classic American music. Indeed this music continues to influence art and culture worldwide.
Here is a partial list:
When I Fall In Love
As Time Goes By
The Very Thought Of You
Fly Me To The Moon
Moonlight In Vermont
The Way You Look Tonight
The Man I Love
Sunny Side Of The Street
Dancing In The Dark
All The Way
All The Things You Are
April In Paris
Body And Soul
Dancing Cheek To Cheek
Exactly Like You
I Could Write A Book
I Got Rhythm
If I Loved You
I’m Beginning To See The Light
It Had To Be You
It’s Only A Paper Moon
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
A Kiss to Build A Dream On
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Live Music and DJ Dance Music
This bride’s vision was to have:
- Selections from the “Great American Song Book” by the original artists performed for the wedding ceremony (pre-recorded)
- Continuing this style of music played live during the (cocktail hour and a half) by the Elegant Music Jazz Trio.
- DJ Dance Music. A variety of Top 40 and all time dance music favorites during the wedding reception after dinner. Elegant Music Dance Floor Surround Sound (a four speaker setup) was chosen for “loud dance music” later in the evening.
Cayle kind of apologized for the “do not play list” being longer than the “play list” but again I admired that music was that important to her. Actually all the work she had put in on these lists allowed me to organize the evening so that the right music selections would be played at the right time.
Congratulations Sam and Cayle and their families!
Sincerely, Eric Zimmermann Elegant Music 323-270-3650
PS: It takes teamwork to pull of an event like this. This wedding was effortlessly coordinated by Carrie Goldberg Touch of Gold Events.
PS: This just in. Here is an e-mail from the mother of the bride:
“Hi Eric,First, thank you so much for helping make Cayle and Sam’s wedding such a beautiful event. We got rave-reviews on your trio and your excellent DJ and MC presentation. You truly made things special for everyone!Secondly, you were so Right about your sound system!! You are able to control the sound to keep it lively and directed to the dance floor, yet still allow people to talk and not send guests out of the room! That is very important and quite impressive!Next, please feel free to publish the wedding to your blog. We would be thrilled! Your post is very sweet and truly captures the impact Cayle wanted the music to have on their guests’ experience.Lastly, we are happy to recommend you to anyone who is looking to have a great musical experience. Please feel free, at any time, to use our feedback or direct potential clients to us for a recommendation!Thank you again for helping make this such a memorable event!!Erin”