Over the weekend we had the pleasure of providing the entertainment for Matt and Shwetha and their wedding at the Springfield Golf and Country Club. The Country Club is an elegant and relaxed venue with a great staff. Jen Toney was particularly helpful in keeping everything on track while allowing the schedule to be flexible, so that each component of the event happened at just the right time.
The ceremony took place in the Grand Ballroom, in front of the expansive windows overlooking the golf course and the woods of West Springfield. A classical guitar player provided the musical accompaniment, and continued to play on the veranda during cocktail hour. As the sun started to set, the temperature outside came down and the guests made their way out to enjoy their drinks and hors d’oeuvres. The Polynesian shrimp skewers were especially tasty.
After taking some photos on the golf course, Shwetha and Matt came inside to perform their first dance. They had practiced a delightfully fun foxtrot to “More (Theme from Mondo Cane)”. Shwetha’s dress was beautiful, with simple lines elaborately embellished with sequins. She was rivaled only by her mother, in a gorgeous iridescent multicolored sari. Matt looked very smart himself in his slate grey three-piece suit, even after shedding his jacket to better execute his dance moves. Michelle Lindsay was there to capture every moment; looking forward to seeing her images soon!
Matt’s father Jeff gave a funny and heartfelt speech before dinner. He had everyone smiling and laughing, as did the best man Chad and maid of honor Isabel, who each offered toasts to the bride and groom.
After dinner, Shwetha and her father took to the dancefloor to Frank Sinatra’s classic “The Way You Look Tonight.” Matt and his mother joined them midway through the song to the applause of the crowd. As the final bars faded, Daryle kicked up the energy and got everyone on the floor.
Highlights included the Sam & Dave/Bruno Mars/Queen blend and The Rolling Stones melding into Michael Jackson When Flo Rida blended with Salt ‘n’ Pepa, the crowd went crazy. A special request for The B-52s “Love Shack” was a big hit, with everyone singing and shaking the tambourines. We slowed things down for another request, this one for Matt’s grandparents: The Platters “Only You.”
After a well-received disco set and a few 80s songs, the crowd was sweaty, exhausted, and all smiles. Everyone gathered outside to give Matt and Shwetha a sparkler sendoff. It was a perfect ending for a wonderful event. Our heartfelt congratulations to the happy couple!