Member of Association Of Bridal Consultants and President of A. Wiest Entertainment
STAN WIEST is recommended for Wedding Music in the new book
“The Perfect Wedding Reception”
STAN WIEST is also featured in BRIDAL GUIDE MAGAZINE
Recommended by NEW YORK MAGAZINE
JOAN HAMBURG -WOR AM RADIO PERSONALITY IN NEW YORK RECOMMENDS STAN WIEST MUSIC
In Her New Book "City Weddings Second Edition" Published 2003 Joan Hamburg says:
"With over 17 bands and orchestras working for him, Stan Wiest can get you the perfect music for your wedding, and, because he's a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants, Wiest really understands the intricacies of wedding performances. The list of musicians he can get for you is enormous, since he handles everything from ballroom dance bands to steel drums, mariachi groups, bagpipers, bluegrass bands,classical groups, Greek bouzouki music, sitars, German Octoberfest, and even DJ's. Go to his website and take a look at the 112 music pages he has set up. He's great to work with and an amazing wedding resource."
THE STAN WIEST BAND / ORCHESTRA
|LISTEN TO THE STAN WIEST ORCHESTRA|
|Track 1 - Deja Vu|
|Track 2 - Crazy In Love|
|Track 3 - Fighter|
|Track 4 - Toxic|
|Track 5 - Hurt|
|Track 6 - Rock Your Body|
|Track 7 - Hips Don't Lie|
|Track 8 - SOS Rescue Me|
|Track 9 - Beautiful|
|Track 10 - Ain't No Other Man|
|Track 11 - Sexy Back|
|Track 12 - Yeah|
|Track 13 - Everytime We Touch|
|Track 14 - Crazy|
|Track 15 - Pick Up the Pieces|
|Track 16 - Dancing Queen|
|Track 17 - Brown-Eyed Girl|
|Track 18 - In The Mood|
|Track 19 - Soul Man|
|Track 20 - Respect|
|Track 21 - I Will Survive|
|WEDDING COCKTAIL HOUR
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TRENDS IN WEDDINGS – MUSIC AND PLANNING
1) THEME WEDDINGS
2) DESTINATION WEDDINGS
3) RETURN TO ELEGANCE
Jazz,Swing and Ballroom Dance Music makes a big comeback
1) Theme Weddings
A) Multiple bands at a wedding reception combining American as well as authentic
Ethnic dance music.
Examples of Multi Bands receptions:
American Band and Greek Band with Bouzouki and Greek Singers
American Band and Latin/Salsa Band
American Band and Portuguese Band
B) Big Band Swing Weddings
50’s wedding-guests invited in 50’s attire-only 1950’s music played
At one wedding the bride and groom dressed in attire from the movie
“Gone With The Wind”. Music for the first two hours was only from that era.
At another wedding the music was completely from The Great Gatsby era. Bride,Groom,Bridal Party and Guests were all attired in Great Gatsby era attire.
2) Destination Weddings
One bride and groom rented the Wadsworth Athenium
Museum in Hartford,Connecticut for the wedding. A chamber ensemble played for
the wedding ceremony in one location of the museum. A jazz trio played the cocktail hour in the outside exhibition pavilion. Formal dinner was served in the sculpture gallery with the music of Cole Porter and George Gershwin. Dancing to a full Orchestra in the main exhibition room –among the paintings of Picasso and Monet. Brides and Grooms are searching for exotic,out of the way places such as Country Inns, Country Bed and Breakfast locations and old Mansions.
Some weddings have become two and three day events. For one wedding
The bride and groom arranged for a multi day stay at a hotel. The guests spent one day at a golf tournament,another day on a fishing excursion. The pre-wedding dinner (night before the wedding) was for all the guests with a jazz band. The wedding reception the following day was with a full dance band-Performing everything from swing to the latest hits on the radio.
Brides and Grooms are taking Ballroom Dancing lessons.There’s a dramatic increase in requests for Ballroom Dance Music. The trend is away from anything gimmicky such as give aways,light shows,fog machines etc. The trend is also away from throwing the bouquet and garter. The trend is to present the bouquet to someone special (bride’s mother,special friend,relative). A recent wedding had the need of an additional coordinator due to the multiple musical groups and arrangements. A string quartet performed for the wedding ceremony 6 PM to 7 PM (one hour-music as guests arrived and then the ceremony).
The cocktail hour was 7 PM to 8:30 PM with a Jazz Trio. The wedding reception was 5 hours (including Viennese hour) 8:30 PM to 1:30 AM with a full dance band. At 12 Midnight an 8 piece Mariachi band in full Mariachi attire was brought in to serenade the guests.
The elegant trends for wedding ceremony music have been towards String quartets and Harp-Flute-Cello ensembles.
Cocktail hour trends have been for Steel Drum Bands, Strolling Mariachi Bands,Jazz ands,Strolling Violins as well as elegant piano music of Cole Porter and George Gershwin.
After the wedding reception guests retire to a Cigar Room with a Jazz Pianist,Jazz Duo or Jazz Trio.
There is also a noticeable increase in Black Tie weddings – both in the catering establishments and country club settings.
Please feel free to contact STAN WIEST with your questions.
STAN WIEST (A. STAN WIEST MUSIC)
(631) 754- 0594
FAX (631) 754-4236
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