All photos, except where noted, by the well-loved Sam of Samantha Warren Weddings.
I left you hanging a little bit there after my last post with those crazy gaping-mouth pictures- sorry! But a lot of you figured out that the photos were those of a surprised bride receiving an awesome gift on her wedding night- electricity! That’s right, after nearly three hours of power-free celebrating, it was time to finally really get the party going.
So here is the point in the recap where I start gushing about how amazing our band was. We booked our band, like many things for our wedding, online. We browsed about a million bands, listened to a ton of audio samples, and were getting discouraged that they all sounded exactly the same, when we stumbled upon the Boston-based Brick Park. Mr. Tiramisu called them up the next day and although they were a little more than we planned on spending, we just had a really good feeling about them. Sometimes it pays to trust your gut.
At one point in the night, although I didn’t see it, these guys were actually dumping rainwater out of one of their speakers. Their expensive equipment was certainly in danger of getting damaged or destroyed, and I don’t think it would have been unreasonable if they would have packed their stuff up, carried it carefully out of our river-filled tent, and headed back to Boston. But they didn’t. What they did was make our wedding. They rolled with the punches, playing acoustic music all night when that was the only option, shouting out our introductions and emceeing sans-microphone, and then they didn’t waste a second getting started once the power came back on.
Thank you, thank you, thank you Brick Park!
Once they started, they barely stopped, and reading the crowd perfectly, played non-stop upbeat music for the rest of the night. The dance floor was packed and those who couldn’t fit happily danced on the lawn outside the tent. Mr. Tiramisu and I took up residence on the dance floor and didn’t leave until the music stopped. And we were amazed at the number of guests who joined us out there. I can’t really express how just plain happy I was during this time. Earlier on, I had accepted the fact that we didn’t have power, probably weren’t going to have dancing, and I was still having the time of my life. So when the power miraculously flickered itself back on and the band started up, I was just over the moon.
A little dance-floor advice for you…
Do not miss out on the chance to relive your past at your wedding by dancing in a group and shouting out songs with your high school friends, even if the photos of it leave you slightly embarrassed:
Next up: the final Tiramisu recap post, where we cut the cake, toss the bouquet, and (GASP!) the garter too!
1. The Pre-Game
2. We Practice the I Dos and the Party Part Too
3. The Day is Here!
4. Going to the Chapel
5. We Do
6. Sweet Little Details Part I, Part II
7. A Few Formal Pictures and An Uninvited Guest
8. Free Fireworks!
9. The Calm After the Storm
10. Who Needs Power?
11. The Show Must Go On
- Annapolis, MD/Maine
- Wedding Date:
- July 2008
- Oceanfront lawn and tent