This Saturday we had the privilege to be part of Nancy & Ted’s wedding celebration at the Mellon Auditorium. It was a lavish affair, coordinated by Jessica Brown of Simply Chic Events. The space was beautifully decorated, with flowers by Edge Floral Design and dramatic lighting by John Farr.
Following the wedding ceremony, guests mingled over cocktails and the beautiful music of The Sage String Quartet. They made their way to their seats and enjoyed the retro jazz of Carte Blanche. The band looked amazing on the grand stage as they delivered their mix of 20’s and 30’s jazz, with a few surprises thrown in (like “Lovesong” by The Cure). The band introduced the newly married couple, and Nancy and Ted danced to the Ella Fitzgerald tune “My One and Only Love.”
The father of the bride welcomed everyone and Design Cuisine began to serve a luscious meal. During dinner, guests were regaled with toasts by the Maid of Honor and Best Man. Nancy and Ted cut the cake by Maggie Austin Cakes before the band struck up Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable” so that they could dance with their parents.
The dancefloor opened for the rest of the guests with Daft Punk’s “Da Funk” and the Alex Metric remix of “Lisztomania” by Phoenix. We then heard the De La Soul-sampling “Ooooh!” by Featurecast, “Circus” by Britney Spears and Ke$ha’s “Blow.”
The crowd started jumping to the A-Trak remix of “Heads Will Roll” by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. We had a request for “Bizarre Love Triangle” by New Order which was followed up with LMFAO’s always popular “Party Rock Anthem”. People loved the DJ Kontrol mashup of Kings Of Leon and Mims – “This Is Why The Sex Is Fire”, and the party kept going when it blended seamlessly into Cali Swag District’s “Teach Me How To Dougie”.
The crowd on the dancefloor went crazy for Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ “Empire State of Mind”, which went into “This Too Shall Pass” by Ok Go and then to A-Ha’s “Take On Me”. A request came in for Jay-Z & Kanye West’s “Ni**as In Paris”. Daryle apologized to anyone who might be offended by some of the language, but late in the evening it is too good not to play, and it went over big. It was followed up by something a bit cleaner, Cee Lo Green’s “Forget You”.
The single ladies took over the floor so that Nancy could toss the bouquet, and the night was wrapped up with a crowd favorite, “Maps” by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Karen O’s own father was in attendance and complimented Daryle for playing his daughter’s music!). It was a beautiful night and everyone had a blast! Congratulations to Nancy and Ted!