Trish and Jon’s wedding day weather couldn’t have been any more perfect if they had phoned it in. It was literally 70 degrees when guests arrived at the incomparable Pavilions at the Angus Barn. I mean, it was absolutely gorgeous! And so, of course, the cocktail hour was outside where guests where greeted by great music (by me) and amazing food (by the Angus Barn). Once everyone had a few drinks, I asked them to come inside for the introductions. The parents came in to Natalie Cole’s “This Will Be An Everlasting Love” and the rest of the bridal party danced in to “Say Hey” by Michael Franti. This set the mood for the whole party. I could tell this was going to be a good one!

Trish and Jon did their first dance right after the introductions to a slighty sped up version of “At Last” by Etta James. For two soldiers, they danced like stars! I loved it! Next up, Trish and her dad danced to the theme song from “The Little Princess” movie that apparently was watched alot in the Todd household as she and her sisters grew up! Finally, Jon and his mother danced to the classic “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong. Next up, Mr. Todd, the father of the bride, really nailed a welcome speech that had the entire room cracking up, and then Trish’s aunt gave a lovely blessing. The food stations opened up after that, and I can speak from experience here, the food was amazing! Wow. I almost overdid it.

Coming out of dinner, the best man and maid of honor both gave perfect toasts and then Trish and Jon made their way to the other end of the room to cut an AMAZINGly huge and lovely cake. That thing was beast! Once the cake cutting was done, it was party time! Several of the guest made their way back outside for s’mores and the amazing weather, but I eventually lured everyone in with every type of music possible. I went from Zac Brown to Usher to Robert Earl Keen and all the way around again. It was a great mix of music for everyone. This couple did a great job creating their playlist. The only break I gave the dancers was for the bouquet toss (“Jump” by the Pointer Sisters) and garter toss (“Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen). Then, right back to party rocking! The night ended with several of their requests including “My Best Friend” by Tim McGraw…but it just didn’t feel right to end it there. Seeing as how alot of the folks were from Boston, and it was almost St. Patrick’s Day, it was only right to rock out to “Shipping Up To Boston” by Dropkick Murphys before sending the guests out to line up for the sparkler exit. What a perfect ending to a perfect night!

As always, the Angus Barn did their thing, but Priscilla and Kristen with Orangerie Events were also on hand as the event’s wedding planners, and they did a remarkable job of making everything not only look beautiful, but keeping the event almost perfectly on schedule (which is no small feat in this business). Heart Stone Films, my favorite video team in the world, were on hand shooting every moment and I’m sure that trailer will be fantastic! And lastly, a young lady I had never met, Perry Vaile, photographed the day. Check out the photos! What a great team on this wedding! Congrats to the new Mr. and Mrs. Smith!