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Pictorial: Amanda + Matthew’s Winter Wonderland, Guy’s Party Centre

Amanda and Matthew's Romantic First Dance at Guy's Party Center.  Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.  Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

Amanda and Matthew’s Romantic First Dance at Guy’s Party Center. Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment. Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

 

On Saturday, January 15, 2011, the Something New Entertainment Team had the privilege for providing a Master of Ceremonies, Disc Jockey Services, and uplighting design for Amanda and Matthew’s Winter Wonderland wedding reception in the North Ballroom At Guy’s Party Center.

This week, they are celebrating not only their 3rd wedding anniversary but they are also welcoming a new addition, due this week!  We say: “Happy Anniversary to two of you VWs, and Happy Birthday to Mini Van!”  Let’s celebrate!

This beautiful event was stunningly captured by our talented colleagues at Essence of Love Photography.

 

The Opening Lightscape at Guy's Party Center. Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment. Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

The Opening Lightscape at Guy’s Party Center. Uplighting by Something New Entertainment. Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

 

During DJ AJ9’s initial lighting design meeting with the bride, Amanda identified her Winter-Themed color palette of a teal blue with white, and we discussed options for tempering some of the room’s warmly lit, harder angled crystal light fixtures to give them an icier glow to fit better with her decor including winter colors, snowflakes, and icicles.

 

It's All in the Details!  Amanda and Matthew's Festive Ornament Centerpieces.  Lighting by Something New Entertainment.  Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

It’s All in the Details!  Festive Ornament Centerpieces. Lighting by Something New Entertainment. Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

DJ Justin Get's the Guests Ready for the Grand Entrance!  DJ, MC, and Uplighting by Something New Entertainment.  Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

DJ Justin Get’s the Guests Ready for the Grand Entrance! DJ, MC, and Uplighting by Something New Entertainment. Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

The Grand Entrance.  Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

The Grand Entrance. Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

 

Amanda and Matthew chose Kevin Rudolph’s “Let It Rock” for their Grand Entrance — a great, high-energy choice to kick off the night in a party mood — as well as “Chelsea Dagger” by the Fratellis for their Bridal Party’s entrance.

 

The Cutting of the Cake.  Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

The Cutting of the Cake. Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.  Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

For the cutting of the cake, Amanda and Matthew chose Queen’s “You’re My Best Friend.”  This is a very popular classic rock choice with meaningful lyrics perfect for this occasion:

Ooh you’re the best friend that I ever had
I’ve been with you such a long time
You’re my sunshine and I want you to know
That my feelings are true
I really love you
Oh you’re my best friend
The Lights Dim for the Couple's Romantic First Dance.  Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.  Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

The Lights Dim for the Couple’s First Dance. Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment. Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

 

After dinner, the lights were dimmed for Amanda and Matthew ‘s romantic — and epic — first dance to “Can’t Fight This Feeling” by REO Speedwagon.

 

The Lights Dim for the Couple's Romantic First Dance.  Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.  Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

The Lights Dim for the Couple’s Romantic First Dance. Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment. Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

 

My life has been such a whirlwind since I saw you. 
I’ve been running round in circles in my mind. 
And it always seems that I’m following you, girl, 
Cause you take me to the places, 
That alone I’d never find. 

 

 

Amanda's Special Dance with her Father.  Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.  Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

Amanda’s Special Dance with her Father. Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment. Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

 

Next, Amanda shared a touching dance with her father to “Let Them Be Little” by Billy Dean, a modern country ballad perfect for a special dance with a parent.

I can remember when you fit in the palm of my hand.
You felt so good in it; no bigger than a minute.
How it amazes me you’re changin’ with every blink.
Faster than a flower blooms, they grow up all too soon. 
So let them be little,
‘Cause they’re only that way for a while.
Give ’em hope, give them praise,
Give them love every day.
Let ’em cry, let ’em giggle,
Let ’em sleep in the middle,
Oh, but let them be little.

 

Amanda's Special Dance with her Father.  Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment.  Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

Amanda’s Special Dance with her Father. Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment. Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

 

Here’s to your own little one, Amanda and Matthew!!!

 

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The Garter Retrieval — Matthew Danced His Way Over!  Uplighting by Something New Entertainment.  Photo by Essence of Love.

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The Garter Retrieval — Matthew Danced His Way Over!  Uplighting by Something New Entertainment.  Photo by Essence of Love.

 

Then, it was time for  — DANCING!!!!!  Amanda and Matthew danced the night away, surrounded by their friends and family!  A very happy ending to a very happy beginning!

 

Dancing!  DJ, MC, Uplighting, and Dance Floor Lighting by Something New Entertainment.  Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

Dancing! DJ, MC, Uplighting, and Dance Floor Lighting by Something New Entertainment. Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

Dancing!  DJ, MC, Uplighting, and Dance Floor Lighting by Something New Entertainment.  Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

Dancing! DJ, MC, Uplighting, and Dance Floor Lighting by Something New Entertainment. Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

Dancing!  DJ, MC, Uplighting, and Dance Floor Lighting by Something New Entertainment.  Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

Dancing! DJ, MC, Uplighting, and Dance Floor Lighting by Something New Entertainment. Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

Dancing!  DJ, MC, Uplighting, and Dance Floor Lighting by Something New Entertainment.  Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

Dancing! DJ, MC, Uplighting, and Dance Floor Lighting by Something New Entertainment. Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

Dancing!  DJ, MC, Uplighting, and Dance Floor Lighting by Something New Entertainment.  Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

Dancing! DJ, MC, Uplighting, and Dance Floor Lighting by Something New Entertainment. Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

Dancing!  DJ, MC, Uplighting, and Dance Floor Lighting by Something New Entertainment.  Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

Dancing! DJ, MC, Uplighting, and Dance Floor Lighting by Something New Entertainment. Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

Dancing!  DJ, MC, Uplighting, and Dance Floor Lighting by Something New Entertainment.  Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

Dancing! DJ, MC, Uplighting, and Dance Floor Lighting by Something New Entertainment. Photo by Essence of Love Photography.

Something New Entertainment video testimonial
Wedding Date: January 15th 2011
Location: Guys Party Centre (North Ballroom), Akron Ohio
Photographer: Essence Of Love Photography
Video:  Video Memories Inc.

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