Archive for March, 2009

Reagan & Sean Henry (3-14-2009)

Posted in Weddings on March 14, 2009 by chadalanevents

Congratualtions to Reagan & Sean.

I’ve been working with Reagan and Sean since about April of 2008. These two have been so much fun to work with. They really have sparked a renewed love of my profession…and I didn’t even know that it could be done. Reagan was a very well prepared bride and she had a very clear and concise vision for her wedding day, and I’m truly glad I could be a part of that vision.

I really enjoyed all the time I spent with Reagan and Sean, when he wasn’t traveling, in our planning sessions. We had a ton of information to cover and her ideas on decor and entertainment were fantastic. Now I got to provide a small sound system at their rehersal dinner Friday which allowed me to witness a fantastic speech given by Reagan. She was so nervous to talk in front of everyone but once she started it was truly a magical moment that even I will never forget.

Ok so everything got started Saturday morning at about 9:00am with the typical equipent recheck and tie down…everything is good. I hitched up the trailor and then got ready to leave. It was about 11:00am when I left the office with the trailor to head to the Gleneagles Country Club. It was a little breezy so the drive was a little slower than planned but no big deal I always arrive at least 5 hours before the wedding is planned to start. I roll into the Gleneagles Country club at 12:30pm and begin to unload all the equipment to produce an amazing event.

Setup goes as planned and we do a sound check around 5:00pm. Now this venue has a very unusual setup because the ballroom is in 2 section that can be divided in two; however they come together to for a shape almost like an L but not as sharp an angle. This made for an intersting setup and something to take into consideration when selecting your venue. The dance floor was setup in the section with the vaulted ceilings which was great with the dance lighting and floral pinspots; however, this did pose a problem with keeping guests connected to what was going on in the entire facility since in some locations you could not see the dance floor at all. Part of this solution was to make sure we had quality sound coverage throughout the entire facility. This was accomplished with the placement of 5 speakers evenly spaced throughout the two areas plus a speaker in the lounge and in the buffet room. This allowed for all the announcements to be made and understood easily and it helped keep overall sound levels down yet supplying proper audio levels that conversation could still take place without audio fatiuge. The second solution was simply to be setup with an all wireless system allwing me to roam around the ballrooms to make announcements and still change music as needed. Not being tied to a DJ Booth has some very distinct advantages.

Here we go, it’s 7:30pm and guests begin to arrive. Having recently returned from Las Vegas and attending some fantastic seminars I heard a voice in my head. It was Jim Cerone, telling he now is the time to be the perfect host. I was there at the doors greeting all the guests and the cool thing was since I was also at the rehearsal I knew about 70 of the people by name which really added an amazing level of personal touch to the reception. After speaking with guests for a while I got the phone call from my best man to let me know the wedding party was on their way.

8:00pm the line up begins. We are introducing the entire wedding party, house party and some spouses. Now this seems like a daunting task but part of our planning sessions were on this particular subject. Reagan and Sean decided they wanted to have a little fun with their closest friends by, well, making a little fun of them. Reagan’s Dad started it all of with a little “Bad to The Bone” and the rest is history, you had to be there as Reagan and Sean shared there first dance together to a very special song. It was Wade Bowen – Who I Am. Now what made this such a special song was that Reagan and Sean this was the very first song Reagan and Sean had ever danced to. So as I termed it it was the song that started their releationship and now it is the start of their marriage. What a fantastic moment!

Unbenounced to Reagan, her father and I had got together and made a special second dance for her. After the song she selected to dance with her father, which happened to be a surprise slideshow to her song, we turned the tables on Reagan with a surprise of our own. It was instant, she was in tears as her father took her hand to dance to Tim McGraw’s – My Little Girl.

The evening was a blast. All the dancing, the “Zeta” girls and their dance routines, the newlywed game, and so much more. I really enjoy the personal connection with my clients. There are some amazing people and can’t believe how blessed I am to be a part of such a wonderful day in their lives.

Thank you so much Reagan and Sean.