Maday + Jon – July 20, 2019

I am so overjoyed to see the film made by D.P. Weddings for Maday and Jon’s celebration this summer.  Before I say any more – click this link to see the video now!

The wedding day started out in Manhattan, with a traditional Catholic ceremony in Midtown.  The guests traveled to Sound River Studios in Long Island City while the wedding party took street shots around Lincoln Center.  It was the HOTTEST day of the summer (I think it was the hottest day in NY of 2019- period!), but the energy of the wedding kept the celebration going all night long.  The reception was one of the best parties I have ever been a part of, complete with a 10 piece live Cuban band that switched out with the DJ in intervals.  The DJ stuck to tunes familiar to Americans, but all of the guests kept dancing no matter who was playing, regardless if they were American or Cuban!

The food was an endless Cuban buffet, which stayed open all night through the dancing, and dessert included Milk Bar desserts and boutique peanut butter cups.  The bride and groom had their first dance beneath a cascade of 3′ long sparklers, and Cuban cigars were available on the waterfront patio for guests to enjoy at their leisure.

The showstopper of the evening, however, was the bride’s entrance.  After the groom and groomsmen were announced by the DJ, the bride’s family and her bridesmaids began their entrance dancing to Gloria Estefan’s “Conga”, until the bride appeared in a white tasseled jumpsuit – with backup dancers!  The bride is owner of a dancing studio, and choreographed her entrance in the most epic entrances I have ever seen! As the recorded music ended, the live band picked up the beat and took over the song with a live rendition.  This got the party started- and it didn’t slow down once, for the rest of the night!

Decor included lights by Gala Productions, and live tropical plants rented from NYC Plant Rentals.  The waterfront warehouse was transformed into a vision of Cuba!

Congrats again to Maday and Jon – you had such a fantastic, memorable day.

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