This day didn’t start out beautiful weather-wise … but it ended picture-perfect!

Alexis Trotz and Mike Kearsey planned a mini-destination wedding at the Jersey shore.  They chose the beautiful Bonnet Island Estates in Manahawkin, NJ– absolutely gorgeous.  Married in the boathouse, cocktails on the patio, and reception in the Grand Ballroom made this a perfect night for them, and their friends and families!

I met with Alexis, Mike, and Mom & Dad via Skype, as they lived in Pennsylvania.  We met a few times, and the chemistry was instant!  They were pretty particular, but completely casual and fun.  I always say how important it is that the client and the entertainer “click”–  and we did!

With only a small area to set up my equipment, I had to think out of the box.  The sound system was at the top of the dance floor, opposite Alexis & Mike, while the intelligent lighting fixtures were at the opposite side, wirelessly connected.  I placed the lighting towers far enough from the Bride and Groom so as not to be in every picture, but close enough to perfectly impact the dance floor (… and the room!).  We ran our LED uplighting around the entire room, accenting the beams in the ballroom in a way that made an already beautiful venue absolutely gorgeous and elegant.

Alexis and I discussed placement of their custom monogram as we planned for the event.  She really hoped we could put it outside on the barn– we did.  You’ll catch a glimpse of how great this turned out in the video.  This was an unusual touch that really “signed” the event as theirs.

Alexis & Mike wrote a wonderful review on SCE Event Group’s WeddingWire.com page, which included:

“Tony Tee Neto … was the BEST and we would recommend him to anyone!! The dance floor was packed all night and we received many compliments from our guests how great Tony was. My husband danced more than I’ve ever seen him dance! 

Throughout the process Tony always answered our emails right away and was willing to conduct our initial meeting via skype which was so helpful as our wedding was a mini-destination and it was hard to drive down the shore to meet with all of our vendors. Tony was awesome… thank you so much, you played a huge part of making our day so memorable.”

Thank YOU, Alexis & Mike!
You rocked!

And thanks for reading, watching the video, and commenting!

Tony Tee Neto