Written by: Harry McCloskey
Did I ever mention how much I love “Beach Weddings!” This beautiful wedding took place at The Grand Hotel in Cape May, New Jersey. I think it might be the best view from a beach wedding I have every seen. The Grand Hotel is literally across the street from the beach.
When Bob and Laura came in my office to meet with me, they explained that they wanted to PARTY! Bob and I graduated high school together and I always knew he loved to dance, so I knew immediately that we would be in for a good time!
The couple’s next step with In The Mix was creating their signature invitations. Our Creative Director Gregg designed a beautiful pocket invitation in her signature coral and grey color scheme. It looked great against the shimmer of the silver pocket andthey included small waves and starfish that brought her beach themes wedding right to her guest’s mailbox.
The ceremony looked like it was a scene in a movie! The weather outside was absolutely amazing! Not to hot, and had a nice breeze outside. As Laura’s father walked her down the aisle, he greeted Bob at the front and the two exchanged hugs, and Bob gave his soon to be father in law a firm smack on the butt to get things going! Everyone in attendance had a good laugh before the ceremony began. Once again, showing us not only how close they were, but how much fun this day was going to be!
As the reception started, and I started calling out the bridal party, I was excited to see Jake, whose probably about 7 years old come out. He told me during the cocktail hour that he has been preparing this for weeks! By now everyone knows the song “Whip” by Silento, well that’s exactly what he was prepping for. When I called his name and the doors opened for him to come out, he didn’t waste anytime to jump into character and start doing the dance! Like most kids, they love this song, and most know the simple steps of the refrain, but not Jake, as the DJ was about to stop the song at the end of the refrain, Jake wasn’t done, he kept going along knowing the next part of the dance. HANDS DOWN it was probably my favorite showing of a child at a wedding! I will seriously never forget it! I told him how great it was and that I put it on Facebook and the first thing out of his mouth was “wait how many likes did I get” LOL. Which I guess I should have expected this considering his dad (the groom) loves to dance! The apple didn’t fall far from the tree on this duo!
With that being said, how can I not talk about when Bob went to take off the guarder from Laura, and there was a skit done with his brother handing him a Michael Jackson jacket, white glove and hat to do a dance! I must give him credit , the guy has some killer dance moves! When Laura and Bob were done throwing the guarder and bouquet, the two lucky contestants put on their own show as the second exchange happened! It was definitely a sight to see!
As the night went on, the crowd was great! Guests were dancing all night and I think they best part of the reception is when the DJ went into a late 90s/early 2000s set and everyone was on the dance floor getting crazy! Nothing gets us going more then seeing so much energy in the room!
All and all it was a great experience, we enjoyed ourselves and we hope everyone at the wedding did too! Bob and Laura, thanks so much for have In The Mix Event Group be part of such an important day in your lives! We wish you nothing but happiness throughout the years! Congrats again, and we look forward to working events for you in the future!