One of the more unique venues the Square One Band has performed at has been the Rustix Manor in Woodstock, GA. It’s layout and location is perfect for a large outdoor wedding, and even though it is located in a Woodstock, it has a much more rural feel because of the amount of acreage that belongs to the venue’s owner. In a word (or three), a very cool place! For more information, click here.
The band played in a town we don’t get too very often, Mobile, Alabama. Although it was a bit of a haul, the crowd’s enthusiasm during our set made it well worth the effort! The weather held out during most of the trip down, although it rained a bit during our load out, which is never fun. Regardless, it was a successful trip for the Square One Band, and we look forward to going back to Mobile next Summer when another show is planned there. Until next time!
One of the more memorable events that occur during the reception, especially for brides, is the Father-Daughter dance. Over the course of the last several years, Sweetwater Junction has been asked for advice on what to pick for this (hopefully) once-in-a-lifetime occurrence.
Here are a couple of things to consider when picking that special song:
1) Tempo: How fast is the song? Unless you want to be doing a jitterbug, you may want to make sure the song is on the slower side. Trust me, I have seen many occassions where the song choice was far to fast, especially if the father of the bride is older.
2) Length: More often than note, dancing for more than four minutes or so may become a little awkward; remember, you will be the focal point for your guests. If you are naturally uncomfortable in the spotlight, you may want to pick a song that is shorter in length.
3) Lyrical Content: Obviously, you want to pick something that is appropriate and defines the kind of relationship you have with your father. With that, I have included a few links that include many choices for a Father-Daughter dance. Good luck in your decision making!
The band had a great time recently playing for a wonder couple on their very special wedding day. Their photographer, from top-notch outfit Bayless Photography, Inc., provided us with some fabulous pictures. I could tell the photographer went out of her way to get some great shots, and really worked well with the crowd. Highly recommended!
The band had the pleasure of performing in Columbia, SC at the State Museum last weekend for a rambunctious Sorority Parent Function. Great crowd, and a pleasure to perform for these gracious hosts. A few blurry shots, but I guess better than nothing!
I am often asked where some of my favorite wedding reception locations have been, and without a doubt, Asheville is certainly in the top tier; the band has played there several times, and between the views, the weather, and the choice of venues to hold a wedding reception, it is hard to beat. For brides and grooms looking for the perfect spot, I have included several links which give details about several of the reception venues available in or near Asheville, NC. Enjoy!
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!
Here are some photos from the event from Melissa Garland Photography. Enjoy!