Photos from Shari and Matthew’s Hudson Valley wedding at The Clubhouse at Patriot Hills, Courtesy of Custom by Nicole Photography

Special thanks to my good friend Nicole at Custom by Nicole Photography for sharing this fantastic album design of Shari and Matthew’s recent wedding at The Clubhouse at Patriot Hills.
Hudson Valley Wedding Cake Cutting at Patriot Hills Set to Music and Uplighting by DJ Bri Swatek Courtesy of Custom by Nicole

Hudson Valley Wedding Cake Cutting at Patriot Hills Set to Music and Uplighting by DJ Bri Swatek Courtesy of Custom by Nicole


Shari & Mathew Album

At DJ Bri Swatek, Spinning with Style, I had the honor of being invited to provide Shari and Matthew’s DJ and uplighting services on their big day. Head to page 16 to check out their amazing reception dance party!  Congratulations Shari and Matthew!

Bri

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DJ Bri Swatek, Spinning with Style

Your DJ for Your Unique Style
in the Hudson Valley of New York

Email: briswatek@aol.com
Phone: 845.235.0080
Online: www.djbriswatek.com

Jill and David’s Favorite Music, Colors, and Style Create a Unique Theme for Their Hudson Valley Wedding

Uplighting in Red by DJ Bri Swatek Bride and Groom's Table at a Hudson Valley Wedding at The Links at Union Vale

Uplighting in Red by DJ Bri Swatek Bride and Groom's Table at a Hudson Valley Wedding at The Links at Union Vale

Looking to create a unique theme for your Hudson Valley wedding? 

Read here how my bride and groom Jill and David incorporated their favorite music, colors, and style into their “Beatles Love in Black, White and Red” wedding on Best Hudson Valley Wedding Ever.

Special thanks to Stephanie and Jeff Padovani for interviewing Jill and posting her wedding reviews of The Links at Union Vale, WishIMay Photography, and my disc jockey service, DJ Bri Swatek, Spinning with Style, on their fantastic website, Best Hudson Valley Wedding Ever.

While you’re there, check out my featured interview on Best Hudson Valley Wedding Ever as well, here.

Thanks Steph for capturing all the fun we had talking about wedding planning and turning it into a great article for Hudson Valley brides and grooms!

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding,

Bri

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DJ Bri Swatek, Spinning with Style
Your Professional Disc Jockey and MC Service
in the Hudson Valley of New York

Email:   briswatek@aol.com
Phone:  845.235.0080
Online:   www.djbriswatek.com

Involving Your Friends and Family in Your Wedding Day

As a DJ, I get sent a lot of YouTube and Facebook video clips of “crazy” wedding entrances or first dances.  Most brides and grooms have seen at least one clip of the Evolution of Dance or a ballad with a scratching sound followed by “Thriller.”  This clip I received of a ceremony entrance did highlight some of the pros and cons of the practice:

 

After my initial reaction of a few laughs, my second thought about this entrance was how much time and effort the bride and groom and their friends and family put into this choreographed number.  I can only imagine the work and the fun that went into practicing this routine.

While a staged entrance or dance like this might not fit your wedding or your style as a couple, it does ask the question:  what could you do to set your tone at your wedding, and in particular, how could you involve all of the wonderful friends and family who are in your wedding party?  Could you use more than one song in your entrance to set different moods for different groups of family or friends?  What about having two first dances, one for you as a couple, and a second one where your guests join in, creating two different moods at the very beginning?  Who have you asked to give speeches such as blessings or toasts, and have you considered spreading these speeches out at different points throughout the wedding, depending on the speaker and their personality?  Could you dedicate a song to special family members or friends who were there for you, particularly throughout all the excitement and stress of planning your once-in-a-lifetime event?  Have you considered adding a photo slideshow during dinner at your wedding, highlighting all of your memories with these special people though the years?

As the owner of Spinning with Style, I, DJ Bri Swatek, always like to ask my brides and grooms, “who’s coming to your wedding?”  It’s a simple question with a complicated answer:  all the people who are closest to you and your fiancee.  How can you make certain to express your friendship, gratitude, and love for these people on your wedding day?  It doesn’t have to be an over-the-top dance routine–it’s the thought that counts.

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DJ Bri Swatek, Spinning with Style
Your DJ for Your Unique Style
in the Hudson Valley of New York

Email: briswatek@gmail.com
Phone: 845.235.0080
Online: www.djbriswatek.com