This is the first of two weddings I'm playing at Borio's Lakeside in Cicero this month alone. What a beautiful venue! Right on the shore of Oneida Lake... and a wonderful day. Originally, the forecast had called for a chance of rain, but we lucked out with sunny skies and comfortable temperatures for an outdoor ceremony, followed by an indoor reception.
For the outdoor ceremony, I had an hour of instrumental music to play as guests arrived and took their seats. Then, Crystal and Dan wanted certain parts of certain songs for their entrances, so I edited those songs down to the desired parts and played them all from CDs. Right after the ceremony was over, my wife Elizabeth and I packed up the gear we needed outside and moved it inside with the rest of the gear, which was already set-up for the reception. (Similar to another indoor/outdoor event last year in Cooperstown.)
This was a great night, and want to thank Dan and Crystal for choosing me as their DJ. I also want to thank the management at Borio's for allowing me to stop by about a week ahead of time for a quick "site survey" so I could stake out the locations and plan my set-ups before arriving.