Richard Yung and Brenna Casler WeddingVenue: Springside Inn - Auburn, NY ; The Lodge at Welch Allyn - Skaneateles, NY
Date: July 11, 2015
Argyle socks!! That’s what I think about when I think of the Yung/Casler wedding! Well, that plus DJing at one of the best venues in Central New York for the first time, and the fact that Rich and Bre are a fantastic couple that were just a joy to work for… also, argyle socks!!! More on that in a second..
Rich and Breanna were married on 7/11/15, splitting time between the ceremony, which took place at the Springside Inn in Auburn, NY, and the reception at The Lodge at Welch Allyn… therefore Salt City Sound Machine was pulling double duty. The Springside Inn features a gazebo on their sprawling lawn. Guests were seated in front of the gazebo separated by the aisle. The parents and the wedding party including bride and groom took a long walk at the top of the lawn down to the gazebo for the ceremony. The songs that accompanied them were: Minstrel Boy by The Corrs for the parents and groomsmen, The Cello Song by The Piano Guys for the bridesmaids, and A Thousand Years by The Piano Guys for Breanna’s lovely walk down the aisle. Finally, after the vows and “I-do’s”, Rich and Bre were married and took their triumphant walk back to Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) by Stevie Wonder. Then it was time to tear down the skeleton set up, pack up the car, and move the party to The Lodge.
The Lodge was ready for the arrival and amongst the standard wedding fare, featured a home-baked cake from the bride’s cousin, Hannah, and floral designs from Adrianne Kompf of Julie’s Flowers, one of the last local weddings she served before the big move to Arizona. Guests arrived from the Springside almost immediately and cocktail hour began. As the family and bridal party gathered on the upper level of the venue and were lined up for introductions, it was revealed that the groomsmen were all wearing argyle socks… which, in a complete coincidence, I was rocking as well. We all tucked our pants into our socks to show off the argyle and the reception began.
The Lodge features a dual staircase leading from the top floor to the bottom. Each pairing that were introduced walked down the initial stairs, paused at the split, and continued with their entrance. First were the parents of both the bride and groom (Boogie Shoes – K.C. and the Sunshine Band), followed by the wedding party (Applause – Lady Gaga), and finally Rich and Bre (Let’s Get Married Remix – Jagged Edge). Following the introductions, Bre and Rich enjoyed their First Dance (I Choose You – Sara Bareilles) followed shortly thereafter by the Father/Daughter dance (When You Need Me – Bruce Springsteen) and the Mother/Son dance (What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong). When the specific songs came to an end, everyone sat down for some speeches and toasts by Breanna’s Matron of Honor, Corinne, and Rich’s twin brother and Best Man, Benjamin. Finally, it was time for a Stations style dinner for all of those in attendance who ate with an assortment of homemade desserts and candy at their tables.
After their meal, and a mid-dinner sunset picture for the Bride and Groom, the dancing started, lasting nearly three hours. Bre and Rich had an assortment of requests ranging from the classic pop stylings of Michael Jackson to the modern hip-hop of the Ying Yang Twins and Flo Rida. There were also group dances requested as the trend toward more modern steps such as The Wobble and Cupid Shuffle won out over older stuff like the Electric Slide, which resided firmly on the Do-Not-Play list. The dancing also created a little bit of singing, as the flower girl, Bailey, grabbed the microphone for a performance of Let It Go. Beyond that, the dance floor was filled throughout the evening, and everyone seemed to have a great time.
Throughout dancing, Bre and Rich had some special moments scheduled. The home-baked cake was cut directly after dinner (You Are the Best Thing – Ray Lamontagne) and enjoyed throughout the night. Later on, Bre and Rich had a two-song Generations Dance, (Unforgettable – Nat King Cole and Natalie King Cole / Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton) and later still, Bre tossed the bouquet to the single ladies in attendance (Run The World (Girls) – Beyonce). Finally, as 11pm approached, it was time to conclude this two-venue, argyle sock wedding with the last dance (Rhythm of Love/Can’t Help Falling in Love – Straight No Chaser). Bre and Rich went on to wedded bliss and it was an absolute treat to be their DJ
Congratulations to Rich and Breanna. Thank you for choosing Salt City Sound Machine and we wish you the best of luck in the future!
- Minstrel Boy – The Corrs (Ceremony Processional – Parents and Groomsmen)
- The Cello Song – The Piano Guys (Ceremony Processional – Bridesmaids)
- A Thousand Years – The Piano Guys (Bridal Processional)
- Signed, Signed, Delivered (I’m Yours) – Stevie Wonder (Recessional)
- Boogie Shoes – K.C. and the Sunshine Band (Reception Entrance – Parents)
- Applause – Lady Gaga (Reception Entrance – Wedding Party)
- Let’s Get Married (Remix) – Jagged Edge (Reception Entrance – Bride and Groom)
- I Choose You – Sara Bareilles (First Dance)
- When You Need Me – Bruce Springsteen (Father/Daughter Dance)
- What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong (Mother/Son Dance)
- You Are the Best Thing – Ray Lamontagne (Cake Cutting)
- Unforgettable – Nat King Cole and Natalie King Cole / Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton (Generations Dances)
- Run The World (Girls) – Beyonce (Bouquet Toss)
- Rhythm of Love/Can’t Help Falling in Love – Straight No Chaser (Last Dance)