Meghan and Chris introduced us to an electro-swing band called Caravan Palace; they chose two songs for their swingin’
introduction. Chris grabbed Meghan when they hit the dance floor and showed off some swing moves before their dance to “Steal My Heart Away” by Van Morrison.
Meghan was gorgeous, tall and elegant with flowers in her hair. The girls wore electric bold blue gowns in different cuts and carried yellow and white bouquets, except for the Matron of Honor wore a white dress with blue and green print. I love blue and yellow!
The floral centerpieces were mixed arrangements of blue, yellow, purple and pale green hydrangeas, roses and irises. A five tiered cupcake display of chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with blue and yellow icing stood in place of the cake.
Meghan’s father began with a warm welcome to everyone. The Matron of Honor quoted Anais Nin, Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born,” and teased about the infamous leather pants, brandishing the photographic evidence.
Then the Best Man gave his toast, the story of how he met Chris and Meghan, complete with samples of swing and house music from their college days and chants of the groom’s last name: “Hip Hip HASEMAN!”
Meghan’s cousin sang an amazing version of “Whistlin’ Gypsy Rover” a capella, finishing to a standing ovation. The newlyweds swing danced to the Black Eyed Peas and shook it to a double shot of Phoenix.
But this was a first for us: at the end of the night the groom jumped behind our DJ gear to mix a little Basement Jaxx with Caravan Palace. A guest appearance by DJ Dislexic!
This was a fun-spirited, energetic group with character to spare. Thanks so much for inviting us to the wedding, Meghan and Chris!