The Inn at New Hyde Park was the glorious setting for the reception of Samantha and Joseph's wedding on August 7, 2015. The stunning couple shared their vows in their church before greeting family and friends for a night of celebration and dancing. We love this sneak peek from Silverfox Photography mainly because of how much fun the night looked, but also because they got some GREAT shots of Steven the MC! We're especially big fans of the group shot at the end :) Hope you enjoy, too!
Here at Silverfox, we love seeing the finished products of our brides and grooms having a blast! In the spirit of Throwback Thursday-or #tbt as it's formally known ;) enjoy some of our select real Silverfox Wedding moments.
Robert & Christina - The Inn at New Hyde Park
Gorgeous hues of soft pink and purple uplighting and Silverfox DJs spinning a mix of Top 40 set the tone for celebration! Robert and Christina's darling personalities really shine through in every captured moment of this party-rocking event, while delicate cherry blossom branches loan a breathtaking finish to this springtime modern Long Island Wedding.
Candice & Brodie - Oheka Castle
Crisp whites, hardwood floors, and the incandescent flicker of candles made this classic Long Island wedding a living fairytale. Silverfox DJs curated a fabulous mix of classic standards and tasteful modern dance grooves that delighted and excited Candice and Brodie's guests, who happened to travel all the way from down under. That's right, Oheka Castle was a destination wedding for these two Australian love birds. Silverfox Photography captured some beautiful joy-filled moments!
Stephanie & Chris - Woodbury Country Club
This Wedding Reception was bursting with fun, playful energy! Woodbury Country Club boasts a gorgeous natural wood dance floor, offsetting the delicately dressed windows, and dazzling wall treatments of this room. You can truly see the love radiating from this bride and groom, surrounded by the warmth of their beautiful family and friends!
Janis & Charles - Westbury Manor
What a crowd! The Wedding Reception of Janis and Charles had incredible photo-ops. We love Westbury Manor's intimate and elegant setting, and with our loungey purple uplighting, it was a pumping party to remember. These folks got down until the very last dance, had incredible, emotionally charged speeches, and exploded with excitement on the dance floor.
A couple weeks ago we gave you a lesson on selecting songs for each section of a ceremony. Today, we want to add to the knowledge with some tips to use when choosing songs for you own wedding ceremony!
Brides have been walking down the aisle to Richard Wagner’s “Bridal Chorus” for almost 200 years in the Western world. It's a true classic, but what began as a church standard two centuries ago is being phased out with more contemporary music being phased in. While we respect and honor the tradition of "Here Comes the Bride," we also understand and appreciate when couples want to choose songs that reflect their personalities a little better.
With so many options, it can be a challenge to pick the perfect song for each point in your ceremony. Having played just about everything imaginable, here are a few useful tips for selecting ceremony music:
- Like what you pick – It's your day, so let the music reflect that! A song that speaks to your hearts as a couple will set the tone for the ceremony and dictate the emotions you and your guests feel. Any genre is welcomed as long as it has a positive vibe.
- Consider a cover – Maybe an original track you love is waaay over played. Search if any other artists have recorded a cover version. Chances are that it has been done! For example, "Make You Feel My Love" is covered by Adele, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, and ortoPilot. Groups like Vitamin String Quartet and The Piano Guys offer classic instrumental renditions of modern music, too.
- Edit till it's yours – It's possible to customize songs that you choose with editing tools. Intros can be trimmed and songs can be mixed or looped to suit the length of your processional.
- Don’t sweat the timing – It's nearly impossible to match the length of your processional or recessional to the music. Let the DJ start and fade out the music at the appropriate time. Just make sure that the melody is suitable for a natural walking pace and enjoy the moment worry free!
- Make the recessional fun – This is really a grand entrance and exit all rolled into one. You've just kissed for the first time as husband and wife, and now the party can begin! The more upbeat the song, the better.
Make your musical choices a representation of your love and this special celebration. Now is the time to be original and create a personalized experience that's 100% you.
Check out our hand-picked playlists for some 'wedspiration' on SPOTIFY!
Time to celebrate the "Real Wedding" of SilverFoxy DJ couple, Katie and Gordon! These love birds said their "I do's" at a beautiful church before heading over to Woodbury County Club where they celebrated friends, family, and becoming husband and wife! DJ Oscar was accompanied by MC Steven, and together, they rocked the house. Some of our favorite moments include their "first touch" and the emotional father daughter dance. Take a glance at these highlights from the big day captured by Silverfox Photography!
It's easy to get caught up thinking about making a reception playlist for your big day. Naturally, you want that perfect balance of Top 40 dance jams, some classics, a couple throwbacks to honor your younger years, and some romantic ballads for a slow dance or two. But reception song selection is the fun part! It's the ceremony music that's probably going to take some additional research and planning. Don't sweat it, though, we've got your back!
When you're thinking about ceremony music, you must first consider the type of ceremony and the venue where you'll be reciting your "I do's." A traditional ceremony in a house of worship may limit you to classic or religious songs, while a casual ceremony at a catering hall or outside will give you more flexibility. Remember that your ceremony has the potential to set the tone for the entire day and should be a representation of your personalities and your love. With that said, here are the moments in your ceremony where you'll want to think about music and song selection!
The music that plays as your guests walk into your church or ceremony area, mingle, and take a seat This music will definitely play a big role in setting the tone. Regardless of the location, keep it light, romantic, and uplifting! The prelude typically lasts about 20-30 minutes, so choose several songs.
First comes the groom followed by the wedding party. This music can be whatever your heart desires as long as it moves at a reasonable pace suitable for walking naturally. Before the bride gets her cue to enter the ceremony, the bridal party processional song comes to an end and all of the attendees stand as a new song begins. This song should be a bit more dramatic. Nothing says drama like the opening of "The Bridal Chorus" better known as "Here Comes the Bride." A more modern bride might go for something like "At Last" by Etta James.
Interlude songs are important to consider if you're going to perform any type of ritual, like a candle lighting ceremony, sand ceremony, or knot tying ceremony. Maybe a musical interlude will be in the form of worship, or maybe you'll want to have a loved one serenade you with a meaningful tune. Transitions during the ceremony are also a nice time to play a musical interlude.
You said your "I do's" and sealed them with a kiss! Woo! Now it's time to celebrate! Pick a song to play while you exit your ceremony. Make it a happy one, because happy is probably an understatement as to how you'll be feeling in that moment. We suggest something like "All You Need is Love" by The Beatles, "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and The Waves, or "I Choose You" by Sara Bareilles.
Take the songs that didn't make the cut for your recessional and put them in the lineup to play afterward while your guests linger at the end of the ceremony.
Happy listening! If you're stumped you can always ask the pros at Silverfox DJs for any recommendations!
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