The band was on the coast this weekend, and it was a stormy one! Fortunately, the tent did its job and kept the gear and the guests (mostly) dry. Because of the constant change of plans due to the weather, I wasn’t able to focus on getting good pics with my camera, but I took a few with my phone. If it’s true about it being good luck for a couple for it to rain on their wedding day, then this bride and groom should be together for a long time!
The band recently had the pleasure of playing in one of our favorite cities, Charleston, South Carolina. Although it was a typical Summer night in Charleston (hot, humid with the threat of rain), the band as well as those attended had a great time! If you are thinking about getting married in the South, Charleston would be a great place to consider; here is a great listing of Charleston venues to check out.
The band got to stay off the road this last weekend and had a great time playing a beautiful wedding in Atlanta. Great clients, lots of festivities and partying into the night! I was only able to get a few pre-show shots, but figured it would be worth posting them regardless. Enjoy!
For those interested in having their special day outdoors in Georgia, here is a great article which looks at some of the more well known and highly rated venues in Georgia. Enjoy!
Having played at many wedding venues over the last several years, I have learned a lot about what works from the client’s side of things, especially when it comes to their music choices. One of the things that I have come across recently is the issue that comes with venues not being truthful to potential clients when selling them on their capabilities to have music (especially live music played by a band) as a part of their wedding. In a nutshell, it is VERY IMPORTANT when discussing the option of live music with the venue owner/manager/coordinator what decibel levels are acceptable. Again, this is crucial! We have played several venues that told the wedding party that live music was possible, but when we arrived were told that the music needed to be less than 90 dB in volume at all times. To give you a comparison, 90 dB is equivalent to truck traffic at street level, according to OSHA. I can tell you that at their peak, most bands will hit closer to 100 dB on a regular basis during a live show. If you want a to protect yourself from issues, choose a venue that either a) does not have a sound level ordinance in/near it’s location or b) the dB reading can be at least 100 dB at the properties edge. Remember, I am talking about bands that play music most typical at weddings, ie rock, dance, music, etc. There is nothing worse than finding out on your big day that although you and your guests planned on partying and dancing the night away to the music of the live band you hired, the band will have to play so quiet and subdued it will be impossible to get the energy and atmosphere required to make the night happen the way you pictured it in your mind.
In conclusion, when choosing where you want to get married, if you are going to have a band, ASK ABOUT SPECIFIC (the maximum dB) VOLUME LEVELS).
Thanks for stopping by, and good luck as you plan your big day.
Here are some photos from the event from Melissa Garland Photography. Enjoy!
The band recently played at the Old Medical College in Augusta, GA for a very enthusiastic crowd. The photographer at the event, Melissa Garlington of garlingtonphotos.com was right in the thick of it, getting some great shots. Her and her assistant were very attentive and aware of the evening’s flow, and seemed to always be right in the correct space to get some great shots; not an easy thing to do! If you are in need of a photographer for your wedding or any other special event, I would certainly recommend Melissa and her company to capture your special day.
The band recently performed at a beautiful wedding in Savannah: although the forecast called for rain, the sksy miraculously cleared right before the reception, and the crowd was able to enjoy the beautiful evening. I wasn’t able to get many pics, but took a few before the performance…
Having sat through many, many , many (do you get the picture) speeches by the best man at a wedding, some good and some bad, I thought it would be of use to round up some helpful links to articles that tackle this potentially very stressful experience. I hope they will be useful to you or anyone you know that needs to give a speech as the best man…good luck!!
The Square One Band recently had the pleasure to play at the Olde Pink House in Savannah, GA to celebrate the wedding of a beautiful couple. The event was a blast, with those in attendance partying to the wee hours of the night. The couple made a great choice in their photographers, Jade and Matthew from Jade and Matthew Take Pictures. They were very attentive to their clients, and took special care to capture the specialness and excitement of the evening. Here are some of their excellent pics, more shots on the way!