Studio Jay was honored to provide the music and DJ for a wedding yesterday in Central Oregon. It was a full but fun day as we shared the festivities with the young couple and their families. The wedding and reception took place at the log structure of the American Legion Hall in LaPine, Oregon, a venue we had never before seen. As I entered the building I was struck by the look of the room itself, the wedding colors, table arrangement, wedding couple pictures, and the details of the decor and obvious effort that had gone into transforming the log structure into a beautiful space for a special event. I have to admit that I feel this way every time we are a part of a wedding. As many weddings as we have been involved with, every couple manages to make their "place" unique and amazing. Even if it's a venue I have seen numerous times, it will look completely different than what I've seen before. I enjoy seeing new decorating ideas, new color schemes, new room arrangements and I learn something new or gain new creative ideas each and every time.
I encourage brides-to-be to enjoy the wedding decorating process. With sites like Etsy, Pinterest and dozens more, there is no end to fresh fun ideas for wedding decor. When I ask a bride how she came up with some great new thing, she most often replies that she saw it on Pinterest. Yesterday I was in the midst of a new old venue and beautifully creative wedding decorations. As the event wore on, though, I had the thought that aged experience Studio Jay offered was of great value. It was important to the success of the wedding that Tom knew how things should flow, how to maintain calm and cheer when things got behind schedule, how to move things along smoothly, who should do what and when. I have experience dissipating stress, stepping in to help where needed, even running to the kitchen to find a "stand-in" cake cutting knife that will look good in photographs. When interviewing photographers and DJs for your upcoming wedding, remember to give credit to experience. Experienced people (Something Old) behind the scenes will add to the quality and success of your (Something New) fabulous wedding day.