Couple: Katie & Brian Wedding Date: April 17, 2010
DJ: Evan Reitmeyer
Katie and Brian were wonderful to work with - they were one of my "long-distance" couples. Since they live in North Carolina, we "met" over the telephone in the fall just before our son Alex was born and I could tell right away they would be a lot of fun! They had seen Anthony at a friend's wedding and, as luck would have it, he was already booked on their date but I was available. We were able to keep in touch via email, and even managed to squeeze in a (short) face-to-face meeting a few days before the wedding once they got into town.
The reception was in one of my favorite rooms for a wedding in DC - the Rotunda at the Ronald Reagan Building. It's perfect for a smaller group (Katie and Brian had about 80 guests) and has great wood finishes and a dome ceiling. Danielle Johnson from the Reagan Building was great to work with, and I got to work with one of my pals, photographer Amie Otto, who gave us some great pictures!
The centerpieces were lovely, and were done by our friends Gerry and Rebecca at Petal's Edge!
Katie and Brian shared their first dance to a classic, "Someone Like You" by Van Morrison. Then it was time to get down! Their guests were fabulous on the dancefloor and I was able to work in everything from 60's motown to 80's rock and current dance music. I was tired just watching!
Everyone took a break for a few minutes to enjoy the cake, courtesy of Cakes by Linda, and then it was back to to dancefloor!
Everyone seemed to have a great time, it was such a pleasure playing for Katie and Brian and their families and friends. These ladies look like they're showing off their rings, so maybe I'll get a chance to do it again before too long!
Congrats to Katie and Brian on hosting such a beautiful, fun event!