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Saturday
May142016

RECENT NJ WEDDING: DIANA + MICHAEL (DJ: JOSEPH)

DJ Joseph Schimicci recently provided the music for Diana + Michael's beautiful spring wedding, held at the Woodcliff Manor. Photographed by Fede Photography, the night was filled with Motown, classic 90s hip-hop + R&B, and Top 40 hits.

Listen to some of our favorite picks from the night below. You'll need to sign up (free!) or log in to Spotify here.

 

All photos by Fede Photography

Monday
Mar282016

RECENT CT WEDDING: LAURA + ADRIAN (DJ: ROB)

DJ Rob Sicat recently provided the music for Laura + Adrian's beautiful wedding, held at the rustic Cobb's Mill Inn. Photographed by Melissa Kruse, the night was filled with 60s + 70s classics, indie pop-rock, 80s hits, and a good dose of current Top 40.

Listen to some of our favorite picks from the night below. You'll need to sign up (free!) or log in to Spotify here.

 

DINNER featured songs from Ray Charles, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Radiohead, Elbow, and more:

DANCING For dancing, it was a mix of funk, soul, 80s hits, and current Top 40: Michael Jackson, James Brown, Whitney Houston, Marvin Gaye, Daft Punk, Walk The Moon, and OMI:

All photos by Melissa Kruse

Sunday
Feb282016

RECENT NYC WEDDING: BRIANNA + TONY (DJ: JOSEPH)

DJ Joseph Schimicci recently provided the music for Casandra + Dusty's wedding, held at the incredible Nomad Hotel. Photographed by the amazing Julian Ribinik, the night was filled with jazz standards, indie pop-rock, Motown, 70s+80s classics, and Top 40 hits.

Listen to some of our favorite picks from the night below. You'll need to sign up (free!) or log in to Spotify here.

 

COCKTAIL HOUR As guests gathered for the cocktail hour, they were greeted with indie hits, and a few old classics: Charlie XCX, Passion Pit, MGMT, King Harvest, and Talking Heads:

DINNER featured old-school soul, R&B, jazz standards, and a few 70s favorites: Stevie Wonder, Barry White, Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel, and David Van Morrison:

DANCING For dancing, it was a mix of 80s hits, 90s Hip-Hop + R&B, and current Top 40: Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Ginuwine, Bell Biv Devoe, Silento, Diplo, OMI, The Weeknd, and Kanye:

 

 

 

All photos by Julian Ribinik

Sunday
Jan312016

RECENT CT WEDDING: BRIANNA + TONY (DJ: ROB)

DJ Rob Sicat recently provided the music for Brianna + Tony's wedding, held at the elegant Aria (no relation!). Photographed by Emily Roembach-Clark, the night was filled with jazz standards, indie pop-rock, 70s + 80s classics, and Top 40 hits.

Listen to some of our favorite picks from the night below. You'll need to sign up (free!) or log in to Spotify here.

 

COCKTAIL HOUR As guests gathered for the cocktail hour, they were greeted with recent indie hits, and a couple old classics: Alabama Shakes, HAIM, The Black Keys, Paul Simon, and Fleetwood Mac:

DINNER featured old-school soul, R&B, jazz standards, and a few 70s jams: Ray Charles, Bill Withers, Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Led Zeppelin, and David Bowie:

DANCING For dancing, it was a mix of 80s hits, 90s R&B, and current Top 40: Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Bon Jovi, Heavy D, Bell Biv Devoe, Silento, Drake, Katy Perry, and Kanye:

 

 

 

All photos by Emily Roembach-Clark

Monday
Jan252016

RECENT UPSTATE WEDDING: TINA + RICHARD (DJ: JOSEPH)

DJ Joseph Schimicci recently provided the music for Tina + Richard's beautiful fall wedding, held at the Castle Hotel. Photographed by the very talented Agaton Strom, the night was filled with classic 80s pop, New Wave, and 90s hits.

Listen to some of our favorite picks from the night below. You'll need to sign up (free!) or log in to Spotify here.

 

 

 

All photos by Agaton Strom

Wednesday
Jan062016

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Monday
Nov302015

RECENT LONG ISLAND WEDDING: COLLEEN + DEREK (DJ: ROB)

DJ Rob Sicat recently provided the music for Colleen + Derek's wedding, held at the beautiful Barn at Old Bethpage. Photographed by the amazing Tina Sbrigato, the night was filled with jazz standards, classic soul, indie pop-rock, 80s classics, and Top 40 hits.

Listen to some of our favorite picks from the night below. You'll need to sign up (free!) or log in to Spotify here.

 

COCKTAIL HOUR As guests gathered for the cocktail hour, they were greeted with music that complemented the rustic setting of the barn: The Avett Brothers, Alabama Shakes, Yo La Tengo, and M. Ward:

DINNER featured old-school soul, R&B, and jazz standards: Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Frank Sinatra, and Nat King Cole:

DANCING For dancing, it was a mix of 60s/70s funk & soul, 80s hits from Michael Jackson, Rick James, and Hall & Oates, and Top 40 artists Calvin Harris, Macklemore, and Daft Punk:

All photos by Tina Sbrigato - Fahrenheit NYC

Sunday
Nov222015

RECENT NJ WEDDING: AMY + GERRIT (DJ: JOE)

DJ Joe Dunn recently provided the music for Amy + Gerrit's wedding, held at the beautiful Laurita Winery. Photographed by our friends at Montclair Studio, the night was filled with 60s/70s funk & soul, classic 80s, 90s hip-hop, and a good dose of Top 40 hits!

Listen to some of our favorite picks from the night below. You'll need to sign up (free!) or log in to Spotify here.

 

All photos by Montclair Studio

Sunday
Nov152015

RECENT BROOKLYN WEDDING: KELLY + JON (DJ: JOSEPH)

DJ Joseph Schimicci recently provided the music for Kelly + Jon's beautiful fall wedding, held at Giando on the Water, overlooking the East River. Photographed by the amazing Lauren Spinelli, the night was filled with classic 80s, 90s Hip-Hop, Top 40 hits, and a few 60s & 70s jams as well!

Listen to some of our favorite picks from the night below. You'll need to sign up (free!) or log in to Spotify here.

 

All photos by Lauren Spinelli

Sunday
Nov082015

PLAYLIST: CEREMONY PROCESSIONAL

Photo by Clean Plate Pictures

Walking down the aisle can be one of the most exciting, beautiful, memorable moments of your wedding day. And if 'Here Comes the Bride,' isn't exactly your style, here's a list of some of our favorite alternatives...

** "Reign of Love" starts @ 3:57 during "Lovers in Japan"

Sunday
Nov012015

RECENT NYC WEDDING: KELLY + JASON (DJ: ROB)

DJ Rob Sicat recently provided the music for Kelly + Jason's wedding, held on a perfect fall evening at The Central Park Boathouse. Photographed by the incredibly talented Mekina Saylor, the day was filled with jazz standards, classic soul, a good dose of 80s + 90s, and Top 40 hits.

Listen to some of our favorite picks from the night below. You'll need to sign up (free!) or log in to Spotify here.

COCKTAIL HOUR As guests gathered for the cocktail hour, they were greeted with music that complemented the elegant setting of Central Park: Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Sam Cooke, and Ray Charles:

DINNER featured great soul, R&B, and singer-songwriters: Ben E King, Al Green, The Temptations, Ray LaMontagne, Ed Sheeran, Jack Johnson, and Ingrid Michaelson:

RECEPTION For dancing, it was a mix of 90s R&B, house tracks from Fedde Le Grand and Martin Garrix, and Top 40 artists Drake, Calvin Harris and Fetty Wap:

All photos by Mekina Saylor Weddings

Sunday
Oct252015

RECENT NJ WEDDING: LINDSAY + JOE (DJ: JOSEPH)

DJ Joseph Schimicci recently provided the music for Lindsay + Joe's beautiful summer wedding, held at The Place on the Lake in East Brunswick, NJ. Photographed by the amazing Pictures by Todd, the day was filled with classic 80s, 90s Hip-Hop and R&B, Top 40, and a few Country hits as well!

Listen to some of our favorite picks from the night below. You'll need to sign up (free!) or log in to Spotify here.

 

All photos by Pictures by Todd

Thursday
Oct152015

PLAYLIST: KATIA & NIC (DJ: JOE)

Katia + Nic's recent wedding was a perfect Saturday evening at the Crystal Springs Resort. Dinner + Dancing was an eclectic mix of Indie, Electro, Jazz, 80s, Hip-Hop & Top 40.

Photograph by: Joseph Delgado

Listen to some of their favorite picks from the night below. You'll need to sign up (free!) or log in to Spotify here.

Friday
Oct092015

RECENT NY WEDDING: JENNIFER + HECTOR (DJ: ROB)

DJ Rob Sicat recently provided the music for Jennifer + Hector's wedding, held at The Alger House in NYC. Photographed by the amazing Stylish & Hip Weddings, the day was filled with Indie Rock, New Wave, classic 80s, Latin (including a Hora Loca!), and Top 40 hits.

Listen to some of our favorite picks from the night below. You'll need to sign up (free!) or log in to Spotify here.

 

PRE-CEREMONY As guests were seated for the ceremony, they were greeted with music that complemented the elegant setting of The Alger House: St. Lucia, Jose Gonzalez, Washed Out, and The Temper Trap:

COCKTAIL HOUR featured more indie and 80s favorites: Hall & Oates, The Cure, David Bowie, Mark Ronson, LCD Soundsystem, Daft Punk, and M83:

RECEPTION For dancing, it was a mix of 90s R&B, 80s hits from Michael Jackson and Depeche Mode, and Top 40 artists Beyonce, Usher and Flo Rida:

All photos by Stylish & Hip Weddings

Friday
Oct092015

PLAYLIST: Autumn Dinner/Cocktail Hour

Met with a fantastic couple, Jess + Eric, getting married this fall in a beautiful, modern venue here in the NYC area, known for its amazing architecture + design: dramatic large-scale California Craftsman-style lodge aesthetics; the overall design embodies an underlying Eastern flare incorporating the Chinese Five Elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water.

It's going to be a beautiful autumn wedding.

You can continue the "autumn feel" (or any season) theme throughout the cocktail hour or dinner music, creating a warm, rustic mood: slightly country, some older titles, some newer....with a little folksy, bluegrass, singer/songwriter feel to it.  Lighter mood, a little piano, upright bass, acoustic guitar. Maybe even a lil' banjo. 

For a farmhouse/rustic barn wedding, you could skew a little more in the country-western direction (Hank Williams, Garth Brooks, Dixie Chicks).....a more modern venue might lean more current/indie rock (Weepies, Joshua Radin, The Shins).

Wednesday
Jul292015

PLAYLIST: THE ORIGINALS

You probably don't know these by name but give 'em a listen and you'll probably instantly recognize some of your favorite songs.  Bonus points if you can ID the last one...

Sunday
Jul192015

Columbia Law School Graduation Ball

Photo by Paul Francis Photography

Columbia Law School recently held their 2015 Graduation Ball at the incredible Capitale on Bowery. DJ Nicole played a great mix of current Pop & Hip-Hop, with some early aughts and 90s hits thrown in for good measure!

 

All photos by Kepinski Photography

Listen to some of our favorite picks from the night below. You'll need to sign up (free!) or log in to Spotify here.

Tuesday
Jun232015

PLAYLIST: KERRI + ANDREW

Kerri + Andrew's recent wedding was a perfect Saturday evening at Battery Gardens, overlooking the beautiful New York Harbor. A warm mix of Ingrid Michaelson, Miles Davis, Regina Spektor and Joshua Radin greeted guests for the ceremony.  Kerri walked down the aisle to a custom edit of "The Luckiest" (Piano Instrumental).

Feist, Dizzy Gillespie, Adele, Rilo Kiley + Amy Winehouse filled the downstairs bar for cocktails. Dinner + Dancing was a mix of singer/songwriters, Top 40 with a twist of rock favorites from Bruce Hornsby + Paul McCartney.  View Kerri + Andrew's full playlist here.

Listen to some of their favorite picks from the night below. You'll need to sign up (free!) or log in to Spotify here.

Monday
May042015

PLAYLIST: SPRING COCKTAIL HOUR

Now that winter is officially over, we've defrosted our favorite Spring Cocktail Hour playlist (and added some new favorites) for your delight! Perfect for your patio/outdoor/deck/wherever spring cocktail hour - full of bright, fun, airy, let's-celebrate artists: Pharrell, Jack Johnson, Paul Simon, Frank Sinatra, Portugal the Man, Vampire Weekend and more!

So sit back, sip some lemonade while you put the finishing touches on that seating chart and be happy...spring is here! 

Tuesday
Apr212015

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Thank you to top10weddingvendors.com for picking Aria Melody DJ as one of the Top 10 DJs in NYC!  Looking forward to a great year to come!  

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