Meredith and Josh had me along for their beautiful (and hot) summer wedding at the historic Grosse Pointe War Memorial in Grosse Pointe Farms, MI. This venue is easily one of the most picturesque I’ve ever seen. Just be careful about making a call on your cell phone. The War Memorial sits on the literal edge of Lake St. Clair which puts you very close to Canada (those roaming and international charges are a beast.)
This was another double-duty event for me and Motor City HDJ. I was called upon to do sound for the ceremony which was downstairs on the steps of the memorial facing the water. Yeah…it doesn’t get much better than that. I was just lucky to be in the shade.
The reception venue is inside the mansion and two of the walls allow a breathtaking view of the lake. Rough to have to look at that all night. ;)
I had the pleasure of working with a new photographer friend again Jesse Speelman. I first met him when I played Jess and Steve’s wedding at Stoney Creek.
He’s a wonderful guy to work with and certainly knows what he’s doing.
Here’s how the music went:
BRIDAL PARTY INTRODUCTION
"Gonna Fly Now" - Theme from Rocky
BRIDE/GROOM FIRST DANCE
"A Thousand Years" - Christina Perri (sung live by the bride’s friend)
"This Guy’s in Love With You" - Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
"My Wish" - Rascal Flatts
"Over the Rainbow" - Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" - Beyonce
What a great crowd! What a great way to wrap up a wonderful jam-packed event weekend!
You are two of the most beautiful people I’ve met. You’ve got beautiful families and I hope that your love for each other continues to grow over the years. Thanks for having me aboard for the big day!