On Saturday, April 9th 2011, I had the pleasure of performing for an awesome couple and about 150 of their closest friends and family: Shannon and David hardly stopped to catch their breath and the Sound Connection Crew was at the helm!

I hadn’t been to Merri-Makers Water’s Edge in Seabright, NJ, in quite some time.  This great venue really allows you to “feel the beach.” If you’re looking for a “shore feel” to your reception venue, this one’s fantastic!  It’s literally located on the beach; as soon as you pull up, the vibe is relaxed.  Cocktail hour happens on the first level, and helping paint the picture with sound, Sound Connection’s very own Dave Grossman rocked the steel drums– can you get more “beachy?!”  Dave then joined us on the second level with saxophonist Andy to “Rock The Reception!” This room is light and airy, and your guests can step on the terrace to take in the ocean air and view!  Awesome!

Shannon and David are a pretty relaxed couple, and all they wanted was for their guests to have an incredible time.  I assured them that everyone would dance all night … and boy, did they DANCE!  If you take a peek at the Video Log, you’ll get a pretty good idea of just how much fun these folks had!  The parting comment from the parents was, “Tony! Incredible job!  We had 3 Grandmas in the room, and at some point, they ALL danced!” — nice.

I had a full sound system perfect for the size of the room; intelligent lighting to spotlight their introductions and first dance; multimedia video production with two flat screens, to show their Love Story Montage and candid dance floor snapshots; and of course, our live percussionist and sax player.  And yes, the Bridal Party DID play the bongos at some point.  We also had gorgeous uplighting all around the room in Shannon’s Tiffany Blue; and I also created a Custom Audio Edit of their intro song.

I hope you’ll take a 5-minute peek into this great time.  If you enjoy it, please comment, “Like”, “Favorite”, “Post”, and “Tweet” it!

My personal thanks to Shannon and David, their families, and their friends for allowing me and Sound Connection Entertainment the opportunity to play for their wedding reception.  You were wonderful!

Tony Tee Neto