Weddings are not just about the bride and groom, they are also about family. Jonathan and Elizabeth’s family were a part their special day. Many of their family members were in the bridal court. Their photographer, Jessica Vogelsang, captured some beautiful memories of the bond between the bride and her sisters, and the groom with the ring bearers. The couple chose a sophisticated venue for their reception, where they shared emotional dances with their parents, as the premier live wedding band, John Parker Band, performed.
The ladies looked lovely. The maids of honor wore silver sequin gowns and carried bouquets of white roses and gray flowers. The bride wore a sweetheart gown with lace and delicate beading.
The bride’s bouquet matched the flower girl’s crown of white roses and baby’s breath. The bride’s tear drop earrings, diamond bracelet, and hair pendant completed her ensemble.
The youngest flower girl waited patiently to do her very important job! Isn’t she the sweetest? Both flower girls wore matching gold dresses and shoes.
How joyous was the groom, showing off festive socks. He wore a blue suit, seasonal tie, and white shirt. His patent shoes shined and a rose was pinned to his lapel. What a great looking groom!
The ring bearers wore blue jackets like the groom with beige pants and shoes. They held hands as they timidly walked down the aisle of the grand St. Michael’s of the Valley church. Soon they would not be so shy, out on the dance floor!
Everyone rejoiced once the bride and groom were announced husband and wife. Guests headed to the reception at an exclusive country club after the ceremony, eager to hear the sounds of John Parker Band.
Guests were greeted by the band playing festive jazz music as they mingled and munched during cocktail hour. The country club was aglow with lights and a large evergreen tree stood in the center of the room. The newlyweds waltzed in once the band started to play their song, “You Are The Best Thing”. All the couples in the room were invited to join in before the song came to an end.
First Dance: Ray LaMontagne, You Are The Best Thing
Groom/Mother: Josh Groban, You Raise Me Up
Bride/Father: Temptations, My Girl
Last Song of the Night: Rembrandts, I’ll Be There For You
John Parker Band played holiday tunes as guests enjoyed a sit down dinner. The father of the bride toasted to the happy couple and the maid of honors also raised their glasses to the bride and groom. The band began to play “My Girl” for the bride to dance with her father. There must not have been a dry eye in the room!
The groom also shared a dance with his mother. As requested the band played “You Raise Me Up”. Guests were invited to join in right before the song ended. The party was just about to start rolling- but first, cake!
“Everyone at the wedding had a blast! The band kept us going and our guests had fun. You have a great band!” – Groom
John Parker Band performed many of the bride and groom’s favorite songs. The couple chose a variety of tunes for the band to play, including classic rock, fun oldies, and top hits from today. There was something for everyone to enjoy, guests from all ages crowded the dance floor and were having fun!
The party was an absolute blast. Guests did not stop dancing the whole night, which is exactly what the bride and groom hoped for. The band played late into the night, cranking out hit after hit. We loved seeing everyone enjoy the live entertainment!
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about Jonathan and Elizabeth’s wedding. John Parker Band was honored to be a part of their special day and enjoyed celebrating the happy couple. If you are looking for an elite live band for your wedding or event, contact John Parker Band today. We’d love to talk about your party and make your night one to remember. Take a moment to visit all the other vendors Jonathan and Elizabeth enlisted for their wedding, including their wonderful photographer, Jessica Vogelsang.
Reception Venue: Country Club
Ceremony Location: St. Michael’s of the Valley
Flowers: A Garden of Earthly Delights
Photography: Jessica Vogelsang
Cake: Provided by the Country Club
Musicians: John Parker Band