It was another busy night of weekday planning with Cori, Chris, and I. I am always amazed at how brides and grooms find time to squeeze in wedding planning in their already very full lives! Cori and Chris are no exception. Chris, for example has to manage his full-time career at the Bay Bridge Airport, find time to tend to his new home (and the lawn that goes with it!) as well as his addiction to the gym! Cori is quite the same with a demanding job in Radiology, also lovingly caring for the INSIDE of their new home, as well as spending time with her family and friends in PA as they welcome new babies and new life moments. It has been my pleasure to work alongside this great couple and help make planning as easy and stress free as possible!
Onto one of the most fun meetings in wedding planning – meeting with your DJ! We met with the amazing Christopher Temple of C&J Entertainment to talk about music selections for the big day. C&J Entertainment has been in the market for over 30 years. The company was founded by Chris’s father, Jim Temple. They’re headquartered in Odenton, MD, which makes them centrally located to serve Baltimore, Annapolis, Washington D.C, and Northern VA. C&J is well respected as a fair, reputable, and talented Entertainment Agency. Don’t just take my word for it — check out their reviews online at weddingwire.com and you’ll see they have over 200 reviews and a five star rating!
Chris Temple has serviced hundreds, if not thousands of events, and has a great working knowledge of what works and does not. He is an expert in all things music and clued the couple into some great new trends. C&J is also an expert on logistics – we are having the ceremony in one location, cocktails in another, and the reception in a third! It was not a worry for Chris, who instantly scribbled down the notes and ensured we’ll have music at all three sites and it will be no problem. It’s such a pleasure to work with a knowledgeable, friendly expert!
Our meeting began with Chris talking the couple through the details of the day, starting with the ceremony. Chris suggested the Vitamin String Quartet. This is a group that plays contemporary scores with classic quartet instruments. What a great idea for the ceremony processional! It was so helpful to meet in Chris’ office so he could play us songs in real time as we were talking about them, and also build on the couple’s suggestions and ideas. We were able to listen to many options and made a few selections.
Chris then walked us through some of the reception moments we would need to choose songs for, such as introductions of the bridal party, the couple’s first dance, parent dances and even cake cutting! Cori and Chris loved Chris Temple’s suggestions and were so happy to be in “the right hands” musically for the big day! They really felt that Chris Temple “got” them as a couple, and they are excited to see him on the big day.
We walked away with a lot of musical homework between now and October but we know we are in the most amazing hands. Stay tuned to hear what we decided for the wedding music and also to see our upcoming sample table, photobooth, and more!
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