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Wedding: Paula and Sarah at Embassy Suites East Syracuse, 2/17/18

The 2018 wedding season is off to a wonderful start!  Had a great time helping Paula and Sarah celebrate their nuptials at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Syracuse, just off Carrier Circle.  My first wedding of 2018 also marked the debut of my brand new wireless uplighting!  Check out photos, song selections and more in today's blog post.

Paula and Sarah tell me they've been together for years, but it was only recently that they decided to get married. And by "recently," I mean less than two months. Yes, less than two months -- to book a venue, book other vendors, and then send invitations out with enough time to get them back before the final meal count deadline. Amazing!

Despite the relatively-short timeframe, plans came together quickly and smoothly.  At our first meeting, we dove right into the nitty-gritty of the planning process: timelines, logistical concerns, song selections and announcements.  Updates were exchanged via email.

Big thanks to Stephanie from Embassy Suites for letting me stop by in mid-January to discuss the room layout -- it was a big help, especially to confirm the best way to handle sound for the cocktail hour, which was in a different space than the ceremony and reception.

Day-of, everything went right according to plan.  Here are the brides' song selections for the key moments of their wedding day:

Key Wedding Song Selections

  • Ceremony Processional: Acoustic guitar cover of Beatles / In My Life
  • Ceremony Grand Entrance: Acoustic guitar cover of Pachelbel's Canon in D
  • Ceremony Recessional: Acoustic guitar cover of Mendelssohn's Wedding March
  • Wedding Party Intros: Stevie Wonder / Signed, Sealed, Delivered
  • First Dance: John Legend / All of Me
  • Cake Cutting: James Taylor / How Sweet It Is
  • Last Dance of the Night for Everyone: Ed Sheeran / Thinking Out Loud
  • Last Dance of the Night for Newlyweds: Etta James / At Last

Photo Gallery

As mentioned at the top of the post, you'll spot my brand new uplighting units in some of these photos! My old uplights had to be plugged-in, which presented some limitations. The new lights worked wonderfully.  Cyan and coral were selected by the brides, as part of their beach-themed decor.

Here are just some of the photos I snapped -- click the blue button at the bottom to see 15 more and like/share/tag them all on Facebook!

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Here's the 5-star review Paula and Sarah provided afterwards:

Peter is a great DJ! He is very organized, offers great tips for wedding planning and time management. He keeps the dance floor full throughout the event. Uplighting did a lot to enhance the ambience in the room. We would highly recommend him to others, and there were many positive comments from our wedding guests. In fact one couple at our own wedding asked for more info about Peter and they quickly contacted him and booked him for their June wedding.

Thank you, again, Paula and Sarah, for finding me and choosing me as your DJ!  It was a pleasure to meet you both, and an honor to be a part of your very special day.  I had a great time, and I was thrilled to hear from your guests, Ashley and Chris... looking forward to their wedding this June!

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Erin and Tim's wedding at Marriott Syracuse Downtown Persian Terrace, August 2019. Photos by Peter Naughton peterthedj.com
We had an amazing experience with Peter as our DJ and everyone at our wedding raved about the music.
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Peter Naughton Productions is a mobile disc jockey and voiceover service based near Syracuse, NY.  Since 2011, Peter has specialized in Wedding DJ services for  Central New York, the Mohawk Valley, the Finger Lakes and the occasional road trip to the Southern Tier or the Thousand Islands.  One price covers everything you need for an unforgettable celebration with Peter's stress-free wedding package!
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