One of my favorite places to work is the Cairnwood Mansion. It is a beautiful venue that has a great deal of history. Unlike a single ballroom, Cairnwood has multiple rooms in which the occasion takes place simultaneously, creating a unique experience for the guests. A wedding at Cairnwood begins with hors d’oeurves and drinks being butlered throughout the rooms of the mansion, while the DJ and I provide the pleasurable, musical accompaniment to the cocktail hour. Upon its completion, the guests enter the main lobby of the building, the Great Hall.
Welcomed into the room are the parents of our guests of honor, the bridal party, and the newlyweds, who descend the beautiful staircase, and head to the center of the room; so begins their first dance as husband and wife. Following the toasts, guests enter the multiple dining rooms for a delicious meal. Our job is to complement the dinner with music that begins with “We’ve Only Just Begun” by The Carpenters, followed by variety of classic R&B and soft rock. After dinner, guests re-enter the Great Hall for our Cake Cutting. After the cake is wiped off the couple’s faces, party room or the library opens its doors for the parent dances, kicking off a night filled with dancing.
On November 25th, the night before Thanksgiving, I had the privilege of MCing the wedding of Kate and Brandon, a young couple whose objective was partying and celebrating with friends and family. The happiness on their faces showed me that I was doing my job successfully. It was also my first time working with Culinary Concepts, whose food was outstanding. Cataloging the beauty of the evening was John from Costello Photography, whose beautiful photos are shared here on our blog. Most importantly, thank you to the Mann and Skupski families for allowing Cutting Edge Entertainment to be a part of their celebration.
Congratulations to Kate and Brandon! I wish you both the best and have a Happy New Year!
Photos courtesy of Costello Photography – www.costellophotography.com