Venue: The Adolphus
Coordinators: Trudy and Sarah – Lagniappe Weddings
Photographer: Joseph Ellis
Lighting: Absolute Lighting
Ceremony/Cocktail Music: Nick DiGennaro
Officiant: Marty Younkin
Linens: BBJ Linens
Florist: Garden Gate Floral

Nick and Sharon had met in highschool and they were the coolest couple. Working in conjuction with Trudy and Sarah, they put together an awesome evening with an awesome look and feel to everything. The evening kicked off with an incredible ceremony in the Grand Ballroom of the Adolphus. Nick DiGennaro and his trio provided the music and I provided the Mic-ing. To transform the look of the ballroom and make it fitting for a ceremony, The east wall of the ballroom was run with Pipe and Drape and was up-lit in a warm tone. Then the isle was lined with mixed height column vases and floated candles and rose petals. Then the isle and stage were also pin spotted from the ceiling (done by Absolute Lighting). Marty Younkin performed the ceremony and I have worked with Marty more times than I can seriously remember. If you need someone to marry you and you don’t know who to hire, you have to hire Marty Younkin. Once the ceremony was over, then the behind the scenes of an entire room flip happend. The guests were escorted to the foyer for the cocktail hour and Nick and his trio provided the music. Inside the ballroom, the airwall was retracted and everyone got to work. Phillip and I rushed to reset on the stage as soon as the Adolphus staff rolled it into place. The sky lift came out and the guys from Absolute had to move and re-aim ever pin spot for the reception layout. (ps, that sky lift needs some oil, it screeched like a banshee) They also flew and aimed an elipsoidal loaded with Nick and Sharons monogram on the dancefloor. Meanwhile, the staff of the Adolphus came out in force and moved all the tables into place, deployed the water glasses and lit all the candles. It was amazing to see this much done in such little time. When the guests came back in, the room was completely transformed. Everything went great and I noticed an interesting effect of the Grand Ballroom. Right outside the windows of the ballroom are wash lights to illuminate the face of the hotel. This created a Vegas, loss of time reference, effect. Even when Phillip and I were tearing down in the middle of the night, it felt like 8pm, due to the windows still having a sunlit feel. It was actually kind of cool. It was that, or all the caffeine I had drank.

Here was Sharon’s mother’s reply the Monday right after the wedding


Thank you so much for your talent and taste. Everyone is still buzzing about what a wonderful time they had and you were such a grand part of making the evening a very special one. The music was perfect and it made everyone get up have a fantastic time dancing. Thank you for your part in making that happen and it was a pleasure working with you. Hope to see you at Mike's wedding if he ever settles down.