Video of the Grandview, a Truly Unique Hudson Valley Wedding Venue

Thanks to photographer Gary Cirlin of Christine Studios for sharing this fantastic video of one of the Hudson Valley’s best wedding venues, the Grandview in Poughkeepsie.


The Grandview – Grand Ballroom

With its spectacular views of the Hudson River, indoor and outdoor ballroom options, and first class food and service, it’s no wonder that the Grandview is a premier choice for Hudson Valley brides and grooms looking to make their wedding unique and memorable.  Don’t forget to stop at Shadows on the Hudson as well for your rehearsal dinner or wedding after-party!

Floral arrangements in this video were provided by my good friends at Flowers by David Anthony.  Uplighting of the Grandview in this video was provided by my good friend DJ Andrew Enriquez at Enriquez Entertainment.  All of these vendors are highly recommended!

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding,

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

Allan E. Levine Photography’s Images from Nicole and Paul’s Hudson Valley Wedding at the Grandview

Thanks to Nicole and Paul for inviting me, DJ Bri Swatek, Spinning with Style to be a part of their incredible Hudson Valley wedding at the Grandview!   As my good friend, photographer Allan E. Levine says on his Facebook page, it was a “beautiful wedding day filled with warmth, family and Love.”

Thanks to Allan E. Levine for taking such wonderful photos.  Take a look at this fantastic wedding . . .

Videos Posted by Allan E. Levine Photography: Nicole and Paul – May 29, 2010:
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1406297631547

The video is available on YouTube as well:

Congratulations!

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

Best Hudson Valley Wedding Ever . . . Great Wedding Planning Ideas, Resources, and Vendor Reviews

Looking for the best in Hudson Valley wedding planning ideas, resources, and vendor reviews? Look no further than Best Hudson Valley Wedding Ever!
    


    

Stephanie and Jeff Padovani’s Best Hudson Valley Wedding Ever is the premier local website for New York wedding planning in the Hudson Valley including Westchester, Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Columbia County weddings and beyond! Looking for a way to make your wedding a once-in-a-lifetime event that reflects your unique style? Visit http://www.besthudsonvalleyweddingever.com.

Congratulation 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

Images from Majestic Studios

Please enjoy the following wedding images sent to me by one of the best professional photographers in the Hudson Valley, Mark Greenstone of Majestic Studios:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWJ_Im22jbE

You can view more of Mark’s slideshows on the Majestic Studios YouTube Channel or on the Majestic Studios Facebook Page.

The pictures speak for themselves of course, but Mark is also a great guy to work with.  I highly recommend him and his work for your special day!

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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

Images from Cheryl Bolton-Reuter Photography

Please enjoy the following wedding images sent to me by one of the best professional photographers in the Hudson Valley, Cheryl Bolton-Reuter:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwbTlfYKQpY

You can view more of Cheryl’s work on the Bolton-Reuter Photography website.  The pictures speak for themselves of course, but Cheryl is also a wonderful person to work with.  I highly recommend her and her work for your special day!

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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