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The Wedding Weekend

Advice, Tips
In the past, it was customary for a wedding to be was made up of only two parts: the ceremony and the reception. Now, more and more families are deciding to extend their special day to encompass the entire weekend. Mundane planning sessions have become elegant and sophisticated preludes to the wedding day. Sometimes, the celebration continues after the…
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BVTLive!’s Intern Pride

News
BVTLive! intern Kim Bydlon founded and directed a huge service event on West Chester University’s campus for her senior graduation project from the Honors College. The “Once Upon a Prom” Dress Drive occurred on Friday, October 10th, from 4 to 8pm in Sykes Student Union. With the help of 25 student volunteers, the event collected…
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Picking Tunes for the Big Moments

Advice, Tips
Music is one of most important parts of your wedding day. From the moment you wake up, until you hit the pillow for the first time as a married couple, the music you choose can have a huge impact on your wedding day. Below, we have put together a guide to picking out the right…
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Vendor Spotlight: The Farm at Eagles Ridge

Wedding & Party Bands
Bought in 1999 by Stuart and Cynthia Herr, The Farm at Eagles Ridge exudes an aura of rustic beauty that can truly be summed up in one brief statement found on their website: “Elegance without convention. Authentic texture. Refined charm. That’s the Farm at Eagles Ridge.” No need to search further; you have truly found…
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The Importance of Lighting Your Event Space

Advice, Tips
I know what you’re thinking: “as if I need another thing on my to-do list,” right? You’ve made the guest list, decided which relatives should sit together, the caterer and the band are booked; what else is there to worry about? Well, as your event day approaches, think about the importance of lighting your venue.…
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BVTLive! Is Proud to Welcome Joanne Farrell Dickerson as Executive Entertainment Consultant

News
BVTLive! has announced that Joanne Farrell Dickerson has joined the BVTLive! team. Joanne comes with a wealth of experience in the entertainment industry, most notably as lead female vocalist for BVTLive!’s Midnight Hour dance band, for which she will continue to perform. Joanne also managed Sway Entertainment, a specialty live entertainment company since 2004. Joanne…
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Inspired Emotions End The Summer In Style

Wedding & Party Bands
The BVTLive! Specialty Acts and Inspired Emotions have been quite active this past month. Take a look at how these accomplished acts have ended their summer! Bill Handy performed at Finley Catering’s Crystal Tea Room for a custom ceremony and cocktail hour.  During an Engagement Party at Doubletree in Plymouth Meeting, Lou Lanza performed Classical…
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The Evolution of the Ceremony Song by Lou Lanza

Advice From Pros and Brides
On the many recent ceremonies that I have been a part of as a vocalist, musician, or as a coordinator the most striking trend I have noticed is the variety of styles and selections. Naturally, the evergreen type of selections have still been popular. Pieces such as Pachelbel’s Canon in D, Purcell’s Trumpet Voluntary, &…
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Wedding Day Timeline By Linda Simunov

Advice From Pros and Brides
Timing is Everything! We have all been there, the wedding that started late! And I don’t mean, 5 or 10 minutes late. Do yourself, your vendors, and most of all, your guests a huge favor by creating a “Wedding Day Timeline”. Your guests may not notice when the timing is working, but they will definitely…
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Sid Miller Dance Band visits Martha’s Vineyard

Wedding & Party Bands
The Sid Miller Dance Band performed at an exquisite wedding in Martha’s Vineyard on July 19th. We were elated to be a part of Sara and Phillip’s special day. After we thought one encore was enough, the guest s requested another! We could have played all night, had they not had a sound ordinance. The…
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