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Wedding: Elise and Ryan at West Branch Resort, 8/13/16

Wedding: Elise and Ryan at West Branch Resort, 8/13/16

Elise and Ryan’s wedding day will probably stick out in my memories of the 2016 wedding season for breaking two records: longest distance traveled and hottest wedding day of the year. Now, I realize those might sound like complaints, but to the contrary! It was beautiful day for a drive to Hancock, where one can find The River Run Restaurant at the West Branch Resort, nestled between route 17 and the Pennsylvania border.  While intense storms caused power outages in the Syracuse area on August 13, we were far enough south to avoid the storms — allowing Elise and Ryan to get married outside under clear blue skies, surrounded by the westernmost fringe of the Catskill Mountains. [ More » ]

Wedding: Carly and Mike at MKJ Farm, 8/7/16

Wedding: Carly and Mike at MKJ Farm, 8/7/16

What a busy wedding season! Although I usually try to give myself one weekend off per month, I somehow managed to let myself book all four weekends in August… so that explains why I’m a little behind on my blogging. In any event, the first weekend in August brought me back to a familiar venue, MKJ Farm in Deansboro. Located about 25 minutes south of Utica, just off route 12B, MKJ Farm provided a perfect setting for Carly and Mike’s wedding, especially considering they just started their own farm not too long ago. [ More » ]

Wedding: Kate and Brendan at SKY Armory, 7/16/16

Wedding: Kate and Brendan at SKY Armory, 7/16/16

Kate and Brendan are an amazing couple and put together a wonderful wedding at one of Syracuse’s newest venues, SKY Armory.  Although I’ve heard plenty of buzz about the venue since it opened, this was my first opportunity to visit SKY Armory in person, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.  I’m pleased to say the staff was awesome to work with and the entire experience was a great success.  Check out the post for photos and some great ideas you can “borrow” for your own wedding. [ More » ]

Wedding: Brandi and Dan in Madison, 7/9/16

Wedding: Brandi and Dan in Madison, 7/9/16

With over 300 people, Brandi and Dan’s wedding at a private residence (her parents’) in Madison was one of the largest weddings I’ve played. A giant party tent had room for over 20 guest tables, a large dance floor, three bars (saving guests from long walks or long lines), a photobooth and more. When it comes to staging an outdoor wedding at a private residence, there’s plenty of things that could go wrong or overlooked — but Brandi, Dan and their families hit it right out of the park!

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Wedding: Stephanie and Joshua at The Beeches in Rome, 6/11/16

Wedding: Stephanie and Joshua at The Beeches in Rome, 6/11/16

You can tell wedding season is getting busy when I start to fall behind on my blogging!  In what seems like just the blink of an eye, it’s already been nearly two weeks since Stephanie and Joshua tied the knot at The Beeches in Rome.  Although I’ve played receptions at The Beeches in the past, this was the first time I’ve worked with a couple who also had their ceremony on-site. [ More » ]

Wedding: Clare and James at Cross Lake Inn and Marina, 6/4/16

Wedding: Clare and James at Cross Lake Inn and Marina, 6/4/16

After a few weddings followed by some time traveling with family, it was exciting to resume the 2016 wedding season with Clare and James at the Cross Lake Inn and Marina in Cato. We couldn’t have asked for better weather for a reception that featured the bride, groom and the entire wedding party arriving by boat! If you’re a Disney fan, you’ll definitely want to check out the photos.
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Wedding: Sarah and Bernard at Sheraton, Syracuse, 5/7/16

Wedding: Sarah and Bernard at Sheraton, Syracuse, 5/7/16

My latest wedding takes me to a venue where I’ve been an event guest a time or two, but not yet a DJ — the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center. Sarah and Bernard are an amazing couple who put on a spectacular party for their family and friends! Check out the blog post to check out the elegant decor and find out how this bride and groom helped to kick things up a notch on the dance floor. [ More » ]

Wedding: Emily and Greg at Hilton Garden Inn, East Syracuse, 4/30/16

Wedding: Emily and Greg at Hilton Garden Inn, East Syracuse, 4/30/16

My second wedding of 2016 is one I’ve been looking forward to for quite some time.  It’s always an honor and a pleasure to be asked to help friends celebrate their wedding day, so I was thrilled when Greg and Emily asked me to DJ their reception.

Greg and I are friends from my days as a local TV news producer.  Even though I changed careers a few years back, it was a pleasant surprise when Greg thoughtfully recommended me to DJ his brother’s wedding (which took place last fall), and then again, when Greg and Emily became engaged and asked me to DJ their own reception!  It was nice to see Matt, Justin and many other familiar faces again. [ More » ]

Wedding: Matt and Justin at Glenora Wine Cellars, 10/24/15

Wedding: Matt and Justin at Glenora Wine Cellars, 10/24/15

It’s nice when things end on a high note, so I’m pleased to say my 2015 wedding season did just that!  Matt and Justin were great clients who chose an excellent venue and invited an awesome group of guests to their wedding in the Finger Lakes.  And they picked a wonderful date — the autumn colors were at their peak (or pretty darn close), combining with Seneca Lake to provide a spectacular backdrop for the outdoor ceremony. [ More » ]

Wedding: Anessa and Jason at the Beacon Hotel, 10/17/15

Wedding: Anessa and Jason at the Beacon Hotel, 10/17/15

As a former TV news producer, I’m used to adjusting on-the-fly to unexpected changes… but it was quite a shock when bride-to-be Anessa called me a few weeks before her wedding to inform me that Jason had been in a bad accident.  I felt horrible for them, as they weren’t yet sure exactly how this would impact their wedding day plans.  Thankfully, Jason was able to get back on his feet again in time to keep everything on October 17th, albeit with some changes including moving the location by about 95 miles. [ More » ]