Excerpt from “A Full Evening of Entertainment”
“…In planning a wedding there is wide latitude for self expression. For example: A bride in a Victorian dress wants to walk down the aisle to a romantic version of Canon In D, Thousand Years or perhaps a theme from Japanese Anime. This is beautiful music.
Then the same bride might like music by Michael Bublé or Sinatra performed “live” by a Jazz Trio for the cocktail hour or during dinner and then later the same bride may request dance music by the artist affectionately known as “Pitbull”…” Read more @ A Full Evening of Entertainment.
Beautiful Wedding @ Bistro Gardens Studio City, CA.
This is a beautiful wedding location. There is not much that has to be done to decorate this venue. What with 2 grand pianos, twinkle lights and the best chocolate souffle in town it is already perfect! The bride was correct though in including amber up-lights during the wedding reception which added dimension to the room and created an atmosphere for dancing. See video below.
I played Solo Piano as guests arrived and then played for the wedding ceremony processionals and recessional. I particularly liked the brides choice for her processional with her father, “I Have A Dream” by ABBA.
Groom with Mother
2 Bridesmaids with Groomsman
Music: Canon in D, J. Pachelbel
Bride and Father
Music: I Have A Dream, ABBA
Music: Ave Maria, F. Schubert
Music: All You Need Is Love, Beatles
I have to say the ceremony was beautifully conducted by Rabbi Ron Li-Paz. He is articulate and sincere with an amazing voice! As it turns out Rabbi Li-Paz also sings Opera! Real Opera! No kidding!!
Music: You Sang To Me, Marc Anthony
Father Daughter Dance
Music: What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong
Mother Son Dance
Music: Moscow Nights, Vasily Solovyov-Sedoi & Mikhail Matusovsky
Married Couple Dance
Music: You Are My Home, Vanessa Williams and Chayanne
Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You, Frankie Valli
I Can’t Help Myself, Four Tops
Dance To The Music, Sly Stone
You’re The First, The Last, Barry White
Despacito, Luis Fonsi
Off the Wall, Michael Jackson
Shape of You, Ed Sheeran
Smooth, Carlos Santana
Feel It Still, Portugal
Try a Little Tenderness, Chris Brown
Fire Burning, Sean Kingston
You Send Me, Chaka Khan & Rod Stewart
Versace On The Floor, Bruno Mars
La Vida es un Carnival, Celia Cruz
Suavemente, Elvis Crespo
Got To Give It Up, Marvin Gaye
CAN’T STOP THE FEELING!, Justin Timberlake
Danza Kuduro, Don Omar & Lucenzo
Signed Sealed Delivered, Stevie Wonder
Rakata, Wisin & Yandel
Noche de Sexo, Wisin & Yandel & Aventura
Let’s Get Loud, Jennifer Lopez
Plain Jane, A$AP Ferg
Save the Last Dance for Me, Michael Bublé
Bodak Yellow, Cardi Bodak Yellow
Get Low, Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz
Elegant White Wedding Dress and Hip-Hop
The word “Elegant” derives from Latin “eligere” which means to elect, select or choose. So “Elegant Music” is “chosen music.” This bride chose well when she hired the talented Rabbi Li-Paz for her wedding ceremony. Guests enjoyed a full evening of entertainment ranging from solo piano to DJ dance music and as the hour grew late, Hip-Hop for the party animals. See video.
Congratulations Alex and Jana!
Sincerely, Eric Zimmermann
Elegant Music 626-797-1795