How to Choose a Band for your Wedding
By Guest Contributor: Hans, Best Bands
Unless you already have the ideal band in mind (most folks don’t), a great talent agency that specializes in this type of entertainment is an amazing ally and resource. Working with a professional, you’ll quickly get to the heart of booking a great band, as well as buttoning up a lot of detail and “what ifs”, that you probably haven’t thought of. In a brief time, you’ll have bands to choose from that are in your price range, available on your date, match your musical preferences, etc.
Here are a few tips to consider in narrowing your options:
Beautiful and Colorful
An October wedding date is risky in the unpredictable, late-fall, Adirondack weather – but in this case the risk paid off. Foliage, luckily a little behind in Keene Valley, and plenty of colors for Mother Nature to show off for this cool (47 degrees) but glorious day. Guests were warned to dress warm and bring parkas to the outdoor ceremony – and cashmere pashminas kept the bridesmaids cozy. This couple was was even more beautiful and colorful than the day – Grateful for every moment and the opportunity to share it with 100 plus of their closest friends and family. Having witnessed so very many weddings it is such a pleasure to watch this bride and groom with love and respect. #fallwedding
This wedding took place at the family private summer home on Tupper Lake. Another rainy morning on this day gave way to a sunny and spectacular afternoon, that become so warm, we passed out the rain umbrellas during ceremony for sun shade. Juniper Events & Design takes the time to set up a special date for all our couples following the ceremony where they can toast one another, pause and take in the day and eat some of the delicious food (Solitude Catering) they may miss while socializing. Few date spots rival this one, on waterside rocks on the red Adirondack chairs (where they later returned to watch the shooting stars). The couple did a pre-dinner formal dance, followed by a 15-minute amazing Hora (Silver Arrow Band) where everyone in attendance was on the dance floor in full celebration. View photo gallery. #weddingstars @Solitudecatering @SilverArrowBand @taylorrentalnewyork @oliveortwisttravelingbarco, Trillium Floral, Rob Hickey Photography.
Whiteface and more Whiteface!
A Whiteface Mountain summit ceremony followed by a lovely Whiteface Lodge reception on a picture perfect Adirondack Day. Getting 100-plus guests bussed up a mountain was no small feat, (two back up weather plans) - but thanks to the organization of ORDA it all worked out just perfectly. Post ceremony this couple donned their sneakers and hiked from the castle to the summit for a portrait session. Worth the hike! Captured the shot of the century.
Followed by more mellow lean-to time at the Whiteface Lodge for a champagne steal away moment. Nothing but smiles, fun socks and a good time by all. Followed by more mellow lean-to time at the Whiteface Lodge for a champagne steal away moment. Nothing but smiles, fun socks and a good time by all.
Amazing event collaboration team: Whiteface Mountain, Whiteface Lodge, Centerplate - ORDA, Taylor Rental, Whitney Tracy at Mountainaire Gatherings Photography, Black Sheep Gardens Event Florist.
#whitefacewedding @WhitefaceLakePlacid @whitefacelodge @centerplate @taylorrentalnewyork @blacksheepflorist @mountainairegatherings
Let’s Work Together
A perfect example of synergy. There were 1000 things to do. Cocktail hour just about to start. Passed appetizers being plated. Food station being set. We had this charming idea of a tiered pre pour station greeting. Champagne and wine. Until the wind started gusting. And glasses were blowing over into each other and breaking. Enter team synergy. The most important element of a successful event. This amazing serving crew from The Hindquarter Catering jumped in to help bartenders from Olive or Twist Traveling Bar Co. For a holding team long enough to save the day. Go team!!
#weddingteam @TheHindquarter @oliveortwisttravelingbarco
Magical Mountain Top Wedding
This bilingual event brought together many countries and languages to the family homestead in Keene, NY. The bride’s family owns and operates The Mountain House, a long-time, historical family homestead, a popular and magical, mountain top venue. So when it came to this wedding, location was a no-brainer. The family couldn’t have been more grateful, trusting and gracious and the whole process was a seamless celebration. With lots of GREAT latin music to dance all night long (well, at least until the sound ordinance). See amazing wedding photo gallery. #mountainwedding @adkmountainhouse @dubbsbbq @DueWestPhotographyNY @EnufChocolates, East Branch Organics.
Mimi Wacholder, Founder and Principal Consultant