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Wedding: Arthur and Evan at Marriott Syracuse Downtown, 1/14/17

Wedding: Arthur and Evan at Marriott Syracuse Downtown, 1/14/17

Had an absolute blast playing Arthur and Evan’s wedding this past weekend in the Persian Terrace ballroom at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.  Not only was the wedding lots of fun, but it crossed-off two big items from my “never have I ever” list as a wedding DJ.  Check out the full post to find out what was unique about this wedding, see some photos, and which songs the pair selected for the key moments of their special day!

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Wedding: Heather and Jeff, Upstairs at The Dino, Syracuse, 9/17/16

Wedding: Heather and Jeff, Upstairs at The Dino, Syracuse, 9/17/16

Heather and Jeff were a pleasure to work with and their wedding plans brought me to a new venue — at least new in terms of my DJ experience.  Although I’ve eaten at the original Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Syracuse many times, this was my first time at their “Upstairs at The Dino” event space, which opened in 2009.   The food was excellent, the venue space was wonderful and the guests had a great time! [ More » ]

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

Wedding: Kate and Brendan at SKY Armory, Syracuse, 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 » ]

Thieves Hit CNY Weddings: 6 Ideas to Secure Your Gifts

Thieves Hit CNY Weddings: 6 Ideas to Secure Your Gifts

Various Central New York news outlets have published reports this week about a string of wedding reception thefts in the Utica area.  At least three local venues were hit by a pair of wedding crashers who walked right in, grabbed the newlywed couple’s gift cards (and the cash inside those cards) and walked right out.   There may not be any recourse for the victims, but their experience serves as a lesson for those of you planning future weddings.  Find out how weddings can be an easy target —  and how some simple planning is all it takes to safeguard your own gifts.

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Wedding: Mackenzie and Jeremy at Green Lakes, Fayetteville, 6/18/16

Wedding: Mackenzie and Jeremy at Green Lakes, Fayetteville, 6/18/16

In the few years since I’ve moved from Syracuse to Fayetteville, I’ve had Green Lakes State Park practically in my backyard, but never realized its potential as a wedding venue… until now! It’s all thanks to Mackenzie and Jeremy, who held their ceremony and reception at the park’s Old Administration Building.  If you’ve been to the park but aren’t familiar with this building, you’ve probably seen it before; if you’re standing on the beach, it’s the stone building up on the hill to the left. [ More » ]

Sneak Peek: Marriott Syracuse Downtown

Sneak Peek: Marriott Syracuse Downtown

What’s old is new again.  Finally, that saying rings true for the former Hotel Syracuse.  Now the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, it has new life after $70 million in renovations.  This past weekend, more than a thousand attended “Forever Hotel Syracuse: A Historic Gala.”  The fundraiser for the Onondaga Historical Association provided a first look at the fruits of the extensive renovations.  Thanks to some fortunate luck, I had the chance to accompany my wife to the event, camera in hand. [ More » ]

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

Wedding: Clare and James at Cross Lake Inn and Marina, Cato, 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 » ]

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