Over the past week, I had the honor of performing with Jellyroll for two very inspiring people, Adam Taliaferro and Kevin Reilly. Adam is the founder of the Adam Taliaferro Foundation; and Kevin is a Comcast Sports broadcaster and motivational speaker. Both Adam and Kevin had great football careers cut short at young ages, in the prime of their careers. Adam suffered a paralyzing injury while playing for Penn State, and Kevin lost an arm to cancer during his NFL career, where he played for our Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots.
Adam was told he would never walk again after his injury. He didn't hear that, and went on to lead the Penn State Nittany Lion football team onto the field less than a year later, first walking, then jogging, in front of over 100,000 fans. After Kevin's diagnosis with a rare cancer ended his football career, he underwent...
Did you know that BVTLive! offers a variety of options for Specialty Acts? Ranging from small jazz ensembles, DJs, to acoustic performers, BVTLive! presents just about any ensemble you can imagine. We continually strive to create a unique entertainment experience, customized to your vision and budget.
BVTLive! Specialty Acts create a terrific atmosphere for any country club, corporate, or family event, as well as galas and mitzvahs.
One of our highlights this winter was on Valentine’s Day, when we had multiple acts performing at numerous country clubs, including Philadelphia Country Club, Radley Run Country Club, St. David's Golf Club, and more. Below we have highlighted some of our Specialty Act's events throughout the first quarter of 2015.
Bill Handy, one BVTLive’s very own, is a solo pianist with years of experience, and has notably played at The Union League, the Academy of Music, and the Kimmel Center. Recently, he has also...
Staying current is one of the most important aspects of the wedding industry. Each year we see clients suggesting ideas for photos based on what they see on social media. For many, this is a great way to start a conversation with their photographer, so that the couple can show a photographer a vision of what the wedding will be.
As a photographer who has been in the industry for many years, I see two sides to the "Pinterest wedding." Although Pinterest is a great tool for ideas, recently I have also seen it being overused. My suggestion to couples is to not overdue their wedding with so many borrowed ideas that the wedding turns out feeling like a Pinterest page of its own. Another area to be cautious about is finding an abundance of photo ideas so as not to enjoy the natural poses that can come up during the...
With all of the amazing options in wedding entertainment, seeing bands perform live has become part of a couple’s wedding planning experience. Most bands and entertainment companies offer you the opportunity to see live performances, typically in a showcase setting. It is not unusual for a couple to see up to 5 bands perform in a single evening. As fun as this is, it can be overwhelming. So, I thought I would offer some things for a couple to consider.
What you see is what you get
Be sure that the band you are seeing is the band you will actually get if you hire them. Here are some questions and considerations:
Is this the exact group of musicians I can expect at my wedding if I hire this band?
Make sure that the musicians in each particular band are dedicated to the success of the band in which they are...
BVTLive! hosted The Wedding Event at The Westin Philadelphia on Sunday, February 22, 2015. The event was a great success with live music from three of the area’s top dance bands, advice from wedding experts, and delicious dinner and drinks. BVTLive! would like to thank everyone who came out to The Westin Philadelphia to make this event a true success!
As registration took place, guests enjoyed hearing live piano courtesy of Bill Handy and complimentary champagne before doors opened. Starting off the event, Big Ric Rising took the stage. During their set, everyone enjoyed delicious food and drink selections complimentary of The Westin Philadelphia. Following Big Ric Rising, our first set of panelists took the stage—the wedding planners.
Wedding Planners Panel
Our first panel, facilitated by Tim Sudall of Allure Films, was made up of six of the Philadelphia area’s top wedding planners. Guests were able to hear advice...