John and Amanda’s Wedding, Palm Event Center

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In addition to hiring FSES for videography, John and Amanda hired me to be the DJ for their wedding on May 29, 2009 at the Palm Event Center in Pleasanton, California. The morning of the 29th, they had a traditional Catholic ceremony at St. Michaels Church in Livermore, California.  It was a small, intimate ceremony for the family.  John and Amanda then had a second ceremony on the patio at the Palm Event Center for their friends and family. The bride had designed the ballroom at the Palm Event Center to look like Cinderella’s Ball. The Palm Event Center staff set up two buffets that went with the chosen theme.  I was able to work with Sylvain Gentile for the first time. Wow, what can I say?  His work was amazing! Sylvain also took photos from the ceremony, placed them on his laptop, and made a slideshow for everyone to see at the bar. Amanda wanted to do something different for the Father/Daughter dance; she had me play two songs. They started off slow dancing to the song “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw and then I turned on “Honky Tonk Man” by Dwight Yokum, where they danced country swing. After the cake cutting, the party started and everyone danced the night away. I really believed they could have gone all night. Instead of going on a honeymoon, John and Amanda bought a house where they will be relaxing for the next week. Congratulations, John and Amanda! I wish the two of you the best of luck.

Matthew Bennett

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