It's rare that I get to weddings on significant calendar days of the year. At this point in my career I think New Year's Eve is really it.

So I was absolutely delighted when my pal Ben asked me to play a Valentine's Day wedding for he and his lovely bride Amy.

And it was another North Ridge family wedding. I don't think you can understand how excited I get to play events from my North Ridge family. It's an honor, a privilege, and a load of fun!

Amy & Ben chose to have their reception at the Great Lakes Culinary Center in Southfield, MI. I apologize in advance to any other event venue that may be reading this, but GLCC has THE BEST meal of any venue I've ever played. You would expect that from a place that trains people how to cook. It was absolute torture to have to get there early to set up the gear. Imagine, 2 hours of being subjected to the smell of garlic and a sundry spices...and not being able to eat it! I digress. :)

I was among friends today. The spirit of love was in the air and it was comforting to know that my second event of the year would be spent with people that I've grown to love over the years.

I even made new friends. I had the pleasure of working alongside the husband/wife team of Heather & Kevin Autry of Ignited Photography. These two were an absolute blast and I can't wait to meet up with them again.

The event was simple, elegant, and perfect (to say the least.) As a bonus, I was able to get in a few moments of dancing my own face off with my pals Drew, Jordan, and Monica in the mix. Crazy kids.

Here are the special songs Amy and Ben danced to:

"This is Love" - For King & Country

"Thinking Out Loud" - Ed Sheeran

"Once in Love With Amy" - Frank Sinatra

"Mr. Blue Sky" - ELO



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