Archive for May, 2010

Real First Dance: Al Green’s Love and Happiness

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Courtney & Jeff at the Halcyon House

Courtney and Jeff were married at the Halcyon House in Washington, DC and wanted a more uptempo song that “suited their personalities better.”

Al Green’s “Love and Happiness” was a great choice since Al Green is one of Jeff and Courtney’s favorite artists, and they had a blast on the dance floor!

Courtney & Jeff at the Halcyon House

images by Delia Sullivan

Chris Laich Music Services and Style Me Pretty

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Style Me Pretty Little Black Book

Wow, what a great way to start the week!

Carrie from Style Me Pretty dropped us a line to say that Chris Laich Music Services has been added to Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book!!

Style Me Pretty carefully selects the best of the best in the wedding industry through a rigorous process, ensuring that their Little Black Book is filled with the highest quality contacts for couples planning their weddings.  It’s an exclusive list, a great resource, and such a great honor to add to our curriculum vitae.

Learn more about Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book or browse the listings, and Happy Planning!

Classic First Dance Song: As Time Goes By

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

“As Time Goes By” is a timeless love song crooned by the iconic Frank Sinatra and made even more romantic by its use in one of the most romantic movies of all time, Casablanca.

Humphrey Bogart plays Rick Blaine opposite Ingrid Bergman’s Ilsa Lund as former lovers reunited…with complications.   “As Time Goes By” is the song that reminds them of their time together in Paris.

Filled with lines like:

“You must remember this
A kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh.
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by.”

“As Time Goes By” is a great first dance pick, and Casablanca is a must add to your Netflix queue!

Light It Up

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

After the ceremony site, the dance floor is where a lot of wedding day magic happens.  Up-lighting, monograms projected on the floor, and other special effects can add some drama to an already spectacular day.

Some event spaces come with the lighting and dramatic dance floors ready for use, while others have guidelines for what is allowed.  Be sure to ask your site manager your options or hire a wedding planner to handle the logistics for you!



Light It Up

all images via Style Me Pretty, clockwise from upper left: Details, DetailsJennifer Lindberg Weddings, Wayne Yuan Photography,

Dance, Dance, Dance

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

We love when our clients share their wedding day photos.  There’s nothing like being able to look over the images and seeing what a great time everyone had!

Here’s Courtney and Jeff at the Halcyon House:

Courtney & Jeff at the Halcyon House

images by Delia Sullivan

And Jeff, Patti, and their families cutting a rug at The Metropolitan Club!

Jeff & Patti

images by Tracy Atlee

Click their names to to hear more about Jeff and Patti’s or Courtney and Jeff’s weddings!

Modern Mixtape

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Add some vintage vinyl flavor to your favors by creating a playlist for your guests on imitation vinyl CDs by Verbatim. Burn the CDs, then print personalized labels right on your desktop printer. At around $25 for a pack of 50, they’re a great deal and pack a lot of punch in the personality department!

Verbatim CD