Smith Wedding, Firehouse at Landis Valley Museum

Hey, it’s Andrew here with a recap of the wedding and reception of the new Mr. and Mrs. Dan and Leona Smith from July 9th at the Firehouse at Landis Valley.

I was familiar with the Yellow Barn at Landis Valley, having attended a few weddings there, but this was my first experience with the Firehouse. It was nice to find a new piece of a well-known venue. The Firehouse is a smaller venue, which fit the night well as Dan and Leona had a very intimate wedding with only about 40-50 guests.

I was lucky enough to be able to help them with both their ceremony and reception. The ceremony was outside next to the Firehouse, but it almost didn’t end up that way. Just as I was getting ready to load up and head over the Landis Valley a storm rolled in. It didn’t last very long and fortunately by the time I was loaded it was only drizzling lightly and the sun had come back out. When I got up to Landis Valley, it barely looked liked it had rained at all. Such is the nature of summer thunderstorms.

The prelude to the ceremony was a selection of modern songs arranged for strings and piano by groups like The Piano Guys and the Brooklyn Duo. I really like these kinds of selections as it lets you use songs you enjoy modern songs with a classic feel. I’m sure I’ve said that before, but it bears repeating, because so many couples often struggle with what to play for their ceremonies. The quality of many of the instrumental versions of popular music is making people forget that muzak or elevator music was ever a dirty word.

After the reception we moved inside for cocktail hour and dinner time, which were backed by a mixture of modern love songs by artists like Jason Mraz, John Legend, Lenny Kravitz, and Sam Smith. The bridal party danced their way in to “Uptown Funk” and the new couple were “Sign, Sealed, Delivered” into the room.

The night turned out to be one of the hottest of the year so far, and the room air conditioners weren’t doing much but making noise. So what do you do when do the room gets a bit stifling? You open up the end of the room.

Party time was a mix of classic songs and modern jams. With a smaller crowd on a scorching evening there was a bit more socializing than dancing, but the ones who were out on the dance floor had fun all night.

Thanks Dan and Leona for having ProVolve Entertainment be a part of your big day!

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