It’s “Hot Times, summer in the city” as Philadelphia sweats its way through the hottest summer in many years, so the Contagious Party Band took a slight road trip northwest of the city to Phoenixville, Pa. to the Columbia Station to be exact. It seemed like a good idea to start off the month of August 2010. We managed to leave the city behind but the “hot times” came along for the wedding of Kelly Schoeninger and Andrew Stazi. Love was the theme for the day with much being shown by a supporting cast of guests who traveled from as far away as Singapore and Australia to share the day with Andy and Kelly. After an energetic introduction of the Bridal Party, the happy couple shared their first official dance to The Beatles' "Here, There, and Everywhere" which the band learned especially for them. As we all got settled in for the evening’s event, Robert Ryan Catering’s magnificent staff served an amazing meal to the guest. It turned out that they would need the energy.
Energy up, the heat is on and the party is underway. Contagious did what we do best and took the lead in making the party happen. Andy and Kelly’s crew came prepared, keeping a packed dance floor all night long. As we got to the part of the evening where a requested Anniversary Dance came to the top of the evening’s agenda the dance floor was so pack it was hard to find the happy couple. That was OK as they were unceremoniously removed from the dance floor for being married LESS THAN ONE DAY! It took quite few minutes to get to the senior married couple who topped out at SIXTY YEARS of marital bliss. What better example to have on your wedding day than a couple who has walked the path of life together for Sixty Years. Kelly and Andy then presented them with a small token of their appreciation for sharing the day with them and the two couples completed the Anniversary dance together. As things started to wind down the temperature started to rise as the band challenged the guests to a little dance contest. On a personal note I got a little more than I can handle as the Mother of the Bride, Lynda Schoeninger, worked what I like to call the “Brick House Breakdown” to the max and sent me back to the stage with my lesson learned. Kelly and Andy took the last “breakdown” and literally “tore up the dance floor” it was truly a “first”. As the big event started to come to a conclusion the evening’s breeze came through to cool us all down and let us catch our breath. What a day! The Contagious Band was honored to be the entertainment for the evening’s events and offer our best wishes to Andy and Kelly. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of when it all began.
Here is a picture of the happy couple, Andy and Kelly: