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Apr27

An Eclectic Industrial Celebration at smARTspace

This article is LONG overdue, but… the timing is also a little bit significant, too.

Two years ago, today, on Saturday, April 27, 2015, we (MC Justin and Anna-Jeannine “DJ AJ9” Herman, Wedding Entertainment Director®) had the pleasure of providing wedding entertainment and lighting design for Dan and Erin’s modern wedding celebration at 78th Street Studios, an art gallery “white space” on Cleveland’s West Side.

Happy 2nd Anniversary, Dan and Erin!!!

We first met dan and Erin through the magic of the internet.  They were planning their Cleveland wedding from out-of-town just a bit South in Columbus, Ohio.

Like them, their wedding day was light on tradition simply for tradition’s sake, but rich meaningful moments and a whole lot of style!  Here’s a brief review of their wedding day style and some of the planning and soundtrack that made their special day so perfectly-tailored for them:

Erin and Dan Enjoy Matching Love Letters. Photos by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.

Erin and Dan Enjoy Matching Love Letters. Photos by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.

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Dan and Erin began the day with a stunning First Look downstairs from their rooms at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel at Tower City, photographed by one of Cleveland’s very finest film photographers (and all-around awesome people), Mr. Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.

Erin and Dan's First Look. Photos by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.

Erin and Dan's Stunning First Look at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Photos by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.

Erin and Dan’s Stunning First Look at Tower City. Photos by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.

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Next, they headed to the HEDGE gallery, upstairs at 78th Street Studios, for a brief but touching ceremony by Pastor John Lentz, Jr. of Forest Hill Presbyterian Church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

Wedding Ceremony at 78th Street Studios on the West Side of Cleveland. Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.

Wedding Ceremony at 78th Street Studios on the West Side of Cleveland. Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.

Wedding Ceremony at 78th Street Studios on the West Side of Cleveland. Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.

Wedding Ceremony at 78th Street Studios on the West Side of Cleveland. Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.

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After the Wedding Ceremony, guests gathered downstairs for a cocktail hour in 78th Street Studios’ SmARTSpace.

Wedding Reception Table Decor.  Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.

Wedding Reception Table Decor. Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.

Wedding Reception Table Decor.  Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.

Wedding Reception Table Decor. Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.

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Before too long, it was time for the Grand Entrance!  Dan and Erin included their parents, who entered to “Everlasting Love” by Robert Knight.

The Guys.  Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.

The Guys. Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.  Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

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They were followed by Dan’s groomsmen (Andy, Austin, and Greg) to “Young, Wild & Free” by Wiz Kalifa (ft. Snoop Dogg and Bruno Mars).

The Gals.  Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.

The Gals. Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.  Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

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Then, Erin’s bridesmaids (Caitlin, Brittany, and Abbie) entered to “I Gotta Feelin'” by the Black Eyed Peas.

… and finally… entering to “Marry You” by Bruno Mars….

The New Mr. & Mrs.: Dan and Erin!!!

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.  Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic. Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

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Before dinner — a stationed affair with cuisine from around the world by Chef Ruth Kostadinov of Gatherings Kitchen and Kitchen Basics — Dan and Erin were honored by several toasts and speeches, including from Erin’s Dad, Gary.

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.  Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic. Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.  Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic. Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

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Erin’s sisters (Caitlin and Brittany) and Dan’s brother (Andy) also made toasts.

Some of their dinner selections included:

“Come Away with Me” by Norah Jones

“Your Body Is A Wonderland” by John Mayer

“Fast Car” by Tracy Chapman

After dinner, the couple cut the cake to the ever-popular “How Sweet It Is (to be Loved by You)” by James Taylor.

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.  Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic. Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

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Then, Dan and Erin opened the dance floor with a special song just for the two of them — “You Are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne — before sharing a dance with their parents — “In My Life” by the Beatles.

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.  Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic. Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

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And, then…

Dancing!

Here are some selections from the couple’s request list:

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.  Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic. Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

Must play:

“Forever” by Chris Brown

“Everything” by Michael Buble

“Somewhere over the Rainbow/What A Wonderful World” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.  Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic. Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

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Play If Requested:

“All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey.

(Guess what: it WAS requested!!!)

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.  Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic. Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.  Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic. Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

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Other Requests:

“Dynamite” by Taio Cruz

“Club Can’t Handle Me” by Flo Rida

“Get Low” by Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz

“Baby” by Justin Bieber

“Give Me Everything” by Pitbull

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.  Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic. Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

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“Higher” by Taio Cruz

“I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz

“Low” by Flo Rida ft T.Pain

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic. Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.  Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic. Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

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“OMG” by Usher

“Tik Tok” by Ke$ha

“What’s Luv?” by Fat Joe Feat. Ashanti

“Yeah 3x” by Chris Brown

“Yeah!” by Usher

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.  Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic. Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.  Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic. Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

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“I Believe In You And Me” by Whitney Houston

“Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson

“I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston

“Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.  Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic. Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.  Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic. Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

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“Baby I Need Your Loving” by Four Tops

“Bring It On Home To Me” by Sam Cooke

“Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison

“Build Me Up Buttercup” by Foundations

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.  Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic. Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.  Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic. Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

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“Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valli

“Everyday (Will be Like a Holiday)” by William Bell

“For Once In My Life” by Stevie Wonder

“Get Ready” by Temptations

“L-O-V-E” by Nat King Cole

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic.  Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic. Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

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“Oh What A Night” by Frankie Valli

“Old Time Rock N Roll” by Bob Seger

“Reach Out I’ll Be There” by Four Tops

“Something About The Way You Look Tonight” by Elton John

A spring wedding at the West 7. “Can't Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valli “Everyday (Will be Like a Holiday)” by William Bell “For Once In My Life” by Stevie Wonder “Get Ready” by Temptations “L-O-V-E” by Nat King Cole8th Street Studio in dowtown Cleveland with Erin and Dan. All photos by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic, a Cleveland wedding photographer. More on the web at www.hunterphotographic.com.

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic. Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

“Stand By Me” by Ben E. King

“Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond

“The Way You Do The Things You Do” by The Temptations

“The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra

“Walking On Sunshine” by Katrina And The Waves

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic. Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

Photo by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic. Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.

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“What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong

“Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton

“You Can’t Hurry Love” by Supremes

“I Promise I Will Try” by Eric Johnson

It was a great night, and I’m so pleased to be able to share it with you, today!

Hope you enjoyed our review — leave Erin and Dan some love, in the comments!!!

XO

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AJ9

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