Louis DiPasqua and Julie Kemblowski WeddingVenue: Justin’s Grill – East Syracuse, NY
Date: June 28, 2014
We were back at Justin’s Grill to close out our 2014 June weddings. This time it was Louis DiPasqua and Julie Kemblowski who had the honors of tying the knot on this Saturday afternoon. The banquet room at Justin’s was adorned with the colors of the day… purple and white, matching the colors of the candy buffet waiting for the guests as they entered the room. The ceremony was held outside on Justin’s patio with a violin instrumental of Marry Me by Train as the processional and a piano instrumental of Rascal Flatts’ Bless This Broken Road serving as Julie’s accompaniment as she walked down the aisle. The wedding also served as the creation of a blended family, and all of Louis and Julie’s children were included in the ceremony. During the ceremony’s sand pouring, each of the kids got their chance to pour along with their parents, and there was even a new baby of the family pulled in by a decorated wagon. After the “I-do’s”, the ceremony concluded with Everything by Michael Buble and transitioned into cocktail hour.
Following cocktail hour and pictures, the reception began. Much like the ceremony, the grand entrances were a family affair. Before the Best Man and Matron of Honor and Bride and Groom were introduced, many of the kids got their own group introduction with the rest accompanying the later groups into the reception. The music they chose for the grand entrance was Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours by Stevie Wonder. Following the introductions, Louis and Julie went straight into their first dance, which they chose to be I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith. Louis and Julie had the crowd’s attention as they participated in their one of the biggest moments of the day. When the dancing was over, everyone had a seat to a stock circus theme song and settle in for toasts and dinner.
Dinner ended with the cake cutting. Salt City Sound Machine’s cameras caught Louis faux-attacking the cake as if he were the villain of a slasher film. But when the slices were ultimately made, the music that accompanied the money was Sugar, Sugar by the Archies. A short time later, Louis and Julie participated in the parents’ dances with saw Louis dance with his mother to Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton and Julie dancing with her father to That’s What Friends are For by Dionne Warwick. Louis and Julie also opted for a dollar dance, which took place later in the afternoon. With about 50 – 60 people in attendance, there weren’t amazingly long lines for the right to dance with the bride or groom to their chosen songs, I’ll Be by Lonestar and I’ll Be by Edwin McCain, but someone did manage to slip in a $1,000,000 bill!
Dancing was a popular feature of the day and seemed to unite the small guest list together. Many of the kids in attendance had their pick of requests that included Dirt Road Anthem (Jason Aldean), Happy (Pharrell Williams), and We Will Rock You (Queen) among others. Group dances were also very popular throughout the afternoon
particularly, the Cupid Shuffle. At one point, the Beatles’ All You Need is Love was played, which led to a large dance circle. And as the afternoon reached its end, Louis and Julie decided on a dual All 4 One ending to their wedding featuring the songs, I Can Love You Like That and I Swear. And that concluded the wedding reception and the newly formed DiPasquas left with smiles and joy.
Congratulations to Louis and Julie. Thank you for choosing Salt City Sound Machine and we wish you the best of luck in the future!
- Marry Me (Violin Instrumental) – Train (Ceremony – Processional)
- Bless This Broken Road (Piano Instrumental) – Rascal Flatts (Ceremony – Bridal Processional)
- Everything – Michael Buble (Ceremony – Recessional)
- Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours – Stevie Wonder (Grand Entrance)
- I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith (First Dance)
- Sugar, Sugar – The Archies (Cake Cutting)
- Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton (Parents Dance – Father/Daughter)
- That’s What Friends Are For – Dionne Warwick (Parents Dance – Mother/Son)
- Amazed – Lonestar / I’ll Be – Edwin McCain (Dollar Dance)
- I Can Love You Like That / I Swear – All 4 One (Last Dance)