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Dec26

Event Review: Danny + Kara at the Hyatt Regency at the Arcade

The New Year's Newlyweds.  Photo by Tami Keehn of Tamarie Photography.

The New Year’s Newlyweds. Photo by Tami Keehn of Tamarie Photography.

Happy New Year to our friends and fans and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to Danny and Kara!

A year ago, this week, on Monday, December 31, 2012, the Something New Entertainment team had the privilege to provide Master of Ceremonies, Disc Jockey, and Lighting Design for Danny and Kara’s beautiful New Year’s Eve Wedding Ceremony and Reception at the Hyatt Regency at the Arcade in Downtown Cleveland.  MC Justin and DJ AJ9 worked alongside the lovely and talented Miss Tami Keehn of Tamarie Photography.

A very special thanks to Tami for allowing us to use these lovely images of the event — be sure to catch our exclusive interview with her, on the blog next week!  We’re happy to ring in the new year with such a long-anticipated interview.  Tami got these photos and this interview back to us months and months ago, you see, but we wanted to save them for a “happy anniversary” post!

 

The Bride's Grecian Goddess Gown.  Photo by Tamarie Photography.

The Bride’s Grecian Goddess Gown. Photo by Tamarie Photography.

The Groom's Classic Style.  Photo by Tamarie Photography.

The Groom’s Classic Style. Photo by Tamarie Photography.

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Danny and Kara’s event combined elements of early twentieth century design — giving a nod to the building’s history and echoing some of the stylistic elements of its heydays in the teens, twenties, and thirties with heavy influences of Art Nouveau, Deco, and Glamour.

 

Photo by Tami Keehn of Tamarie Photography.

Photos by Tami Keehn of Tamarie Photography.

 

Built in 1890 and modelled after the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, this beautiful and historic structure is marked as one of the very first indoor shopping malls in the United States.  Part of the building was remodeled in 1939 by Walker and Weeks — the prestigious Cleveland architecture firm responsible for some of Northeast Ohio’s most iconic buildings, including Cleveland Public Auditorium (sometimes called Public Hall), the Superior Building, Cleveland Public Library, and Severance Hall.

 

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Cute retro centerpieces. Photo by Tamarie Photography.

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Cute retro centerpieces. Photo by Tamarie Photography.

 

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Some seriously cute vintage camera and record table centerpieces rounded out the retro decor feel and hinted at some of the music to come!  These were so simple and timeless, but I know they must have been lots of work to put together — this couple has so much STYLE.

 

 

 

SIlver Slippers!  Photo by Tamarie Photography.

Silver Slippers! Photo by Tamarie Photography.

 

When asked what their wedding colors would be, the bride said “sparkly!”  Indeed — from the bride’s glittering hair comb down to her shimmering silver shoes, this wedding was literally gilded from head to toe!  The groom even wore a sequined cummerbund, and — of course — no New Year’s Eve celebration would be complete without a confetti bar!  Guests were encouraged to assemble their own custom mix bag of confetti for Danny and Kara’s big midnight send-off.  How cute is that?

 

The Bride's Beautiful Wedding Gown from Something White Bridal Boutique, as well as her embellished clutch.  Photo by Tami Keehn of Tamarie Photography.

The Bride’s Beautiful Wedding Gown from Something White Bridal Boutique, as well as her embellished clutch. Photo by Tami Keehn of Tamarie Photography.

 

New Year’s Eve has always been a special time to Danny and Kara, and we celebrated several of their New Year’s traditions, together, over the course of the evening (including a late-night snack of potato chips and ginger ale).

 

Danny and Kara's Iconic First Dance as a Newly-Married Couple.  Photo by Tami Keehn of Tamarie Photography.

Danny and Kara’s Iconic First Dance as a Newly-Married Couple. Lighting Design, DJ, and Master of Ceremonies by Something New Entertainment.  Photo by Tami Keehn of Tamarie Photography.

 

The couple chose “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” by the Orioles for their first official dance as a newly-married couple — as foreshadowed by one of their centerpieces!

 

Countdown to 2013!  In lieu of a TV broadcast of the NYC ball drop, DJ AJ9 created an interactive projected countdown ending in a sparkling “Happy New Year 2013” message — much to the guests’s delight!

 

Happy New Year 2013!  Projection by Something New Entertainment.  Photo by Tami Keehn of Tamarie Photography.

Happy New Year 2013! Projection by Something New Entertainment. Photo by Tami Keehn of Tamarie Photography.

The Bride and Groom's Last Kiss of 2012 and First Kiss of 2013!  Photo by Tamarie Photography.

The Bride and Groom’s Last Kiss of 2012 and First Kiss of 2013! Photo by Tamarie Photography.

Dancing and Merriment!  Photo by Tamarie Photography.

Dancing and Merriment! Photo by Tamarie Photography.

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Then, the couple danced the night away with their closest friends and family.  What a night!

Spin!  Photo by Tamarie Photography.

Spin! Photo by Tamarie Photography.

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