While “Phoenix” plays a variety of events, my favorite events are wedding receptions. Few events can match the joy that is evident on so many levels. Obviously, the love shared by the bride and groom takes center stage followed by the love of family and friends but many couples take their event to another level by incorporating the traditions they love. Family traditions, ethnic traditions, fraternity or sorority traditions, etc. add a level of depth to a reception that makes it unlike any other because it’s unique to the couple.
Last Saturday night “Phoenix” played for the wedding reception of Allison and Zachary at Old Hickory Golf Club. They paid tribute to Allison’s Armenian heritage by having us play pre-recorded Armenian music for dancing during one of our breaks. Allison and her family led the other guests on the packed dance floor. They had a wonderful time dancing to the festive traditional music. (The bride and groom met in grade school so I’m sure those steps were not new to Zachary!)
“Phoenix” has witnessed wonderful Jewish traditions at several weddings over the years (we play a “mean” Hava Nagila) but this was our first “Armenian wedding” and it was as much fun as I thought it would be. The guests continued dancing and singing along with us past the scheduled end of the reception (even after the bar had closed!) so I’m sure they had as much fun as I did!
Don’t be afraid to incorporate your own traditions or put your own spin on your event. Allison and Zachary had trays of cookies and donut holes along with Ted Drewes Frozen Custard to refuel those who danced off their dinner! A photo booth, with props, gave the guests an opportunity to make a fun photo for the bride and groom. Show your personality with ideas of your own. I’d be happy to help you create the event you and your guests will always remember with “Phoenix.”