Wedding Dress You Have Always Dreamed About Unique One Of A Kind Dress Diane Lea of Stan Wiest Music

WEDDING DRESS YOU  HAVE ALWAYS DREAMED ABOUT DIANE LEA OF STAN WIEST MUSIC UNIQUE ONE OF A KIND WEDDING DRESS

 

STAN WIEST MUSIC (631) 754-0594 

EMAIL STAN@STANWIEST.COM  and STANWIEST@EARTHLINK.NET

 

THE KNOT WEDDING AWARD” TO STAN WIEST MUSIC

 “THE KNOT”

Stan is the most talented musician I have ever met. I choose unknown songs for my ceremony- and Stan learned the music and played the songs beautifully. Hearing him play was a highlight for me and all my guests. I highly recommend Stan – you won’t find a nicer more talented piano player. Also- his dj dennis was amazing. A great pair. Loved them both.

 

STAN WIEST IS RECOMMENDED BY  CBS RADIO, THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE DAILY NEWS, TIME OUT MAGAZINE, LONG ISLAND NEWSDAY, NEW YORK MAGAZINE, NEW YORK WEDDINGS MAGAZINE, BRIDAL GUIDE MAGAZINE, WEDDINGS BELLS MAGAZINE, WEDDINGS MAGAZINE

READ THE REVIEWS ON “THE KNOT”  AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

 

 

READ DIANE LEA’S ARTICLE OF HELPFUL WEDDING DRESS HINTS AND SUGGESTIONS BELOW

 

STAN WIEST MUSIC is recommended in NEW YORK MAGAZINETHE ESSENTIAL WEDDING GUIDE SPRING / SUMMER  and FALL /  WINTER  ISSUE for the 9th year in a row

NEW YORK MAGAZINE “This agency provides an array of bands and DJs- think mariachis, steel-drum ensembles, strolling violinists, and musicians well versed in Persian and Greek music. It’s a favorite among Dixieland fans, sitar aficionados and bagpipe enthusiasts. The band and DJ combo packages are especially popular for weddings”

 

Maria Mc Bride-Mellinger Editor at Bride’s Magazine in New York City Recommends STAN WIEST MUSIC for WEDDINGS in her book “The Perfect Wedding Reception”

 

 

JOAN HAMBURG -WOR AM RADIO PERSONALITY IN NEW YORK RECOMMENDS STAN WIEST MUSIC

In her award-winning book “City Weddings” 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 DJs

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”

 

 

STAN WIEST MUSIC IS A MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATION OF BRIDAL CONSULTANTS.

STAN WIEST IS A CLASSICAL AND JAZZ CONCERT PIANIST. STAN  WILL ORCHESTRATE THE MUSIC TO SUIT YOUR CEREMONY NEEDS

OVER 288 RAVE REVIEWS BY BRIDES ON  WWW.LIWEDDINGS.COM

 

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THE WEDDING DRESS YOU   HAVE ALWAYS DREAMED ABOUT
By DIANE LEA
PERFECT-ALTAR-RING    of  STAN WIEST MUSIC

Imagine Yourself in’ a wedding dress that no one ever saw
before. A dress that is just “You”.

You’re probably thinking “Sure, but I can’t afford that!”
Well you can and several brides we have helped have done just
that and for $600 -$900.

It isn’t the usual saving money by looking for a bargain at
a discount bridal factory, making the dress yourself or having
some friend’s aunt who used to work for Bloomingdale’s in
alterations do your dress.

But it does take some time, a little perseverance and
schlepping (but no more than going from Bridal salon to
Bridal salon). It is not for everyone but it is fun and very
unique and can save you oodles of money.

You start with finding at an antique clothing store, a
second hand store or a hospital or charity Thrift shop an old
wedding dress made of real satin, silk, peau de soie etc. Never
mind it has a rip, stain or isn’t even close to the real size you
need. The style doesn’t matter either! What does matter is the
quality of the fabric.

We did a wedding dress quite recently. The original
dress was real silk satin made around 1885 – it still had the
hem made for a hoop. The hand beading down the long sleeves,
bodice and down the center front of the dress was exquisite.
There were a few small light stains and the size was all wrong.
However there was so much material in the original dress that

is was easy to let out, take in, add a train (that after the church
was buttoned to the back of the dress in four elegant folds so
that the skirt became a beautiful ball gown with lovely motion).
The wedding was a late winter wedding so the material was
great. It had turned ivory over the years, so we found ivory
tulle to create a veil and we hand-beaded it to match the dress
beading.

We also bought 2 yards of finest gauge ivory wool and
created a ruana for the 20 degree temperature.

The dress alterations were handled by a professional
tailor/seamstress (cost about $350) plus the dress was
purchased originally for $275 from an antique store.

The theme of the wedding was a Victorian wedding – The
groom wore a vested tuxedo, derby, carried a pearl handled
cane. It was just slightly hinted at rather than a costume look.
The flowers and attendants all were suitably attired with just a
hint of elegant Victoriana.

The dress could just as easily have been totally modern
made into a halter dress or even strapless ensemble – with a
bolero jacket.

One can start with an elegant silk slip dress or even
nightgown and by adding, gathering, etc. make a wedding
dress that everyone remembers, and most importantly you will
love because you dictated every nuance.

Again this is not for every bride. Bridal salons are
wonderful places to get a beautiful dress, the staff is friendly
and helpful.

This is a different approach, the fittings are at your
leisure and if you need five of six visits or more the seamstress
is available and only a phone call away. Remember you are not
ordering a dress – you are bringing the dress and simply
changing this or that, adding, subtracting, gathering, folding
etc. ,-

You need a professional tailor/seamstress who makes
clothing and does quality alterations – someone who is full
time and has been established for years in the same location.
The dress we had discussed earlier began alterations in
the week after Thanksgiving and was ready the second week
of February (three (3) ) months from start to finish).

The wedding for which we helped plan all the details was for two
hundred guests, a five hour reception ,church ceremony, eight
piece orchestra, harp at the church and strolling violins for the
cocktail hour. It was completely organized from Thanksgiving
week to the third week in December. Invitations were sent out
Christmas week. January and February all the bride and
groom did was relax, set up their new home, with the last
fittings of the wedding dress in January and February. No
Stress, Gorgeous Dress! A Fantastic Affair.
For More Information Contact

DIANE
PERFECT-ALTAR-RING    (631) 754-0594 at STAN WIEST MUSIC

www.stanwiest.com/perfect-altar-ring.htm

STAN WIEST MUSIC   www.stanwiest.com

 

MEET STAN WIEST

STAN WIEST MUSIC  HAS PERFORMED FOR GALAS FOR BARBARA WALTERS, SALLY JESSY RAPHAEL, TONY RANDALL, FRANK SINATRA, SAMMY DAVIS JR, VICTOR BORGE, THE RED CROSS, IBM, USO, FLEET WEEK,  TOURED WITH IRVING CAESAR (GEORGE GERSHWIN’S LYRICIST) 

PERFORMED WEDDING FOR ROYAL FAMILY OF SRI  LANKA, THE DU PONT WEDDING, WEDDING FOR FAMILY MEMBER OF CONDUCTOR ARTURO TOSCANINI, THE TONIGHT SHOW BAND

STAN WIEST MUSIC PROVIDED THE ENTERTAINMENT FOR MARISHKA HARGITAY’S  BIRTHDAY PARTY (DETECTIVE OLIVIA BENSON ON TV “LAW AND ORDER SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT”), GALAS FOR COMMANDER “HOOT” GIBSON (IN CHARGE OF THE JOINT US RUSSIA ATLANTIS SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION), BUD HARRELSON (NY METS MANAGER) , WEDDING FOR  ROLLAND SMITH’S  (CBS TV ANCHOR) SON

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STAN WIEST PROVIDED THE MUSIC FOR THE WEDDINGS OF THE EDITORS OF RED BOOK, COSMOPOLITAN AND BRIDAL GUIDE MAGAZINES, THE WEDDING OF THE DAUGHTER OF GREG BUTTLES NEW YORK JETS ALL STAR PLAYER AND WEDDING OF THE LEAD ACTRESS IN THE BROADWAY MUSICAL “JEKYLL AND HYDE” 

STAN WIEST MUSIC PROVIDED THE 15 PIECE ORCHESTRA FOR THE WORLD PREMIER OF THE MOVIE “MADE OF HONOR” STARRING PATRICK DEMPSEY AT THE ZIEGFELD THEATER IN MANHATTAN, CBS TV CHANNEL 2 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT 15 PIECE ORCHESTRA   PERFORMING FOR PATRICK DEMPSEY

AS AN ACTOR AND MUSICIAN STAN WIEST APPEARED ON THE NBC-TV TELEVISION SOAP OPERA “ANOTHER WORLD” BOTH “BAY CITY” AND “SOMERSET”. IN MANHATTAN  STAN WORKED ON STAGE WITH ADRIENNE BARBEAU AND APPEARED IN SEVERAL MOVIES  (with Harry Belafonte, Zero Mostel)

STAN WIEST DJ AND LIVE MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT WEDDING REVIEWS ON  “THE  KNOT”

Posted by Gary M

I can’t say enough good things about Stan Wiest. A consummate professional and all around great person to work with. Anytime we had questions about anything, he got back to us in a timely manner and always worked with us to make sure we were happy. His musical skill is top notch as well, and he knew exactly the right things to play to make our wedding a special day. You can’t go wrong with Stan – Stan’s the man!

 

Posted by Kim M

We were so lucky to have Stan as the pianist at our wedding! His excellency shone through at our very intimate, Christmastime event. Can’t recommend his live jazz work enough. He was truly a pleasure to work with from beginning to end. My mother even called him the star of the show lol!

 

Posted  by Allyssa L

We were honored that Stan Wiest was able to be our pianist at our wedding. From start to finish his playing was magical. All of our guests ranted and raved about how professional and enchanting the music was. Stan exceeded our expectations and we would choose him time and time again. Thank you for a wonderful Christmas Wedding filled with music that only a talented pianist such as Stan could pull off. If you’re looking for a pianist for your wedding or big event, Stan is the man! Thanks again!

Posted by Jon F

We were lucky enough to book Stan Wiest as the piano player at our intimate COVID-era wedding reception, and his music single-handedly (double?) elevated the ambience to match the sense of celebration of a large, more formal wedding. Stan is a gentleman, a consummate professional, and, most importantly, an extremely talented solo pianist (for those who know the reference, think Carmen Cavallaro in musical style and dexterity). Stan played enjoyable classics and all our songs requests seamlessly from cocktail hour through to cake cutting with just a few short breaks. As a testament to his musical prowess, we requested the showstopper “Bumble Boogie” as the last song, and Stan performed it flawlessly after hours of playing. It was a privilege to have a musician of his caliber at our event, which makes it easy for us to recommend Stan Wiest to anyone looking to make their night “unforgettable.” A class act! You will not find better.

posted by Chris R

Stan is the man! Very professional and responsive. He greatly contributed to our wonderful wedding day.

 

Posted by Jim W

Stan arranged the music for my daughter’s wedding and my wife and I could not be happier with all that he provided. He, himself played piano during the cocktail hour and provide a string quartet for the church. The musicians and DJ for the affair were outstanding. Stan is a very professional and all around great person to work with…. No regrets.. The Best.. Great value for the money..

 

 

Reviewed by Donna L

From our first contact to the end of the festivities, we couldn’t have asked for a better addition to our wedding than Stan. He was able to satisfy our desire for traditional music for the ceremony and upbeat dance music afterwards. In addition, he acted as MC and helped the event flow smoothly. Stan is definitely the whole package

 

 

Reviewed by Candice B

Stan was an absolute delight. He took the time to learn 2 songs for our wedding ceremony and really knocked it out of the park. The ceremony wouldn’t have been as beautiful without Stan’s personal touch.

 

 

Reviewed by Karen L

Excellent experience using Stan. Starting with the reasonable price, the flexibility and attention to detail. They deliver what they promise and more… last minute I requested Science themed backgrounds for the green screen… the ones I provided were not compatible so they worked diligently to customize them and somehow made it work and did not charge me for the extra work. A pleasure to work with… accommodating and I highly recommend them.

 

 

Reviewed by Sarah D

we used stan wiest for our ceremony and cocktail hour music for our wedding and were thrilled. we met with stan and he made the process very easy and fun. he was accommodating and made us know that if we had any problems throughout the wedding planning process, we could come to him. ceremony and cocktail hour music was reasonable and knocked it out of the park. we were so happy.

 

 

Reviewed by Samantha P

Working with Stan was the easiest and best decision we made while planning our wedding. Stan is very professional and easy to work with. His knowledge of not only music for ceremony and reception but also of wedding planning in general is unmatched. He has been in this business for a long time and it shows in the connections he has made and the service he is able to provide. For our wedding, Stan provided us with the most beautiful string quartet for our ceremony, the most amazing DJ and percussionist for our reception and he himself played piano at our cocktail hour. Not only was Stan the most professional and accessible out of all our our wedding vendors, he truly tries to connect with his brides on a more personal level and you don’t feel like just another client which is so important. Stan caters to the specifics of what you want for your wedding which was so important to us and he was able to deliver a truly unique musical selection to our preferences. We cannot say enough amazing things about Stan and hands down choosing him as your music vendor will be the best decision you make during the wedding planning process. Thank you Stan, for all you do and for making our wedding unforgettable!

 

 

Reviewed by Ken T

Stan Wiest and his crew were excellent during our wedding. They made the process very laid back and we didn’t have to intervene at all. Also, huge props to Stan for learning a few Final Fantasy songs to play during the pre-ceremony. The songs I selected were also fairly difficult but he was able to handle task with ease. What a great musician! DJ and photo booth that were provided were also top notch! They made sure that everyone was dancing and there was no lull during the event. All things considered, Angela and I are extremely pleased with Stan Wiest Music and recommend him and his team to anyone looking for DJ/Music/Entertainment for the event.

 

Reviewed by Karen C

Stan and DJ Ralph did a magnificent job performing at our wedding this past weekend. We could not have been happier. Stan is an amazing piano/keyboardist and the ceremony and cocktail music was so beautiful and romantic. He played all of our favorite songs. DJ Ralph was so much fun and everyone was tearing it up on the dance floor. All of my guest commented how much fun they had. Stan and Ralph were dressed to the nines. They were professional and receptive to our ideas and requests. We were so happy with our decision to use them at our wedding. Thank you Stan and Ralph xoxox Karen & John McHugh

 

Reviewed by Andrew B

Stan Wiest is awesome. He is such a friendly, down to earth guy. He’s quirky in a good way. He was very professional, accommodating, and most of all, talented. Stan and DJ Mike brought an energy and a sophistication to my wedding that exceeded my expectations. My wife Jillian and I were very happy. Plus, he lived around the corner from us so that was a big help too. DJ Mike played all the songs we requested and even sprinkled in some songs of his own choosing that fit our tastes and mood. DJ Mike knew I was an 80’s rock fan so he brought Jillian and me out to the dance floor and had everyone circle around us. It was really quiet since this was the beginning of the wedding. DJ Mike said we looked like a fun party couple and then he played “Any Way You Want It” by Journey. I started to dance and lip sync and everybody went nuts. It was funny and cool and unexpected. My wife thought I knew about it but I had no idea. Stan Wiest is great. I highly recommend them.

 

 

Reviewed by STEVEN M

Stan did a phenomenal job ensuring the music selection for my wedding was executed as requested from myself and my beautiful wife. Stan played the piano during ceremony, cocktail hour and played all requests made during cocktail hour. The ceremony music was perfect as my wife walked down the isle to “Holy” by Florida Georgia line. Stan acted as the director for the band/DJ combination we had during the reception which was a wonderful balance between the two, honestly we couldn’t tell during some moments what song the band was playing and what song the DJ music was playing, Stan and the band were in fact that good! Lastly Stan’s attitude was wonderful and he was a pleasure to work with even with a change of venue 90 days away from the event and offered insight and solutions to help get us right on track! Stan Wiest Music IS the way to go and we will be going directly to Stan for any future music needs. Stan, thank you one last time from Myself & Carla!

 

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