Monday, October 17, 2011

Gig Log - Wedding at Barley Sheaf Farm - Holicong, PA

This past Saturday, I performed at Christina and Jeremiah's wedding reception at the rustic Barley Sheaf Farm in Holicong, PA - not far from New Hope, PA.  An autumn wedding in this area can by idyllic, and this celebration lived up to that expectation with a gorgeous, comfortably cool early autumn day.  

Barley Sheaf Farm is a charming compound that contains an Inn, a barn and other amenities.  The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm has been featured in prestigious publications such as The New Yorker, National Geographic Traveler, and The Robb Report.  The Inn was formerly the home of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright George Kaufman.  Colorful mums brightened the landscape.

Christina - from New Jersey, met Jeremiah while studying for her doctorate in the Chapel Hill, North Carolina area.  Planning a wedding from out-of-state can be a challenge, but I met with the couple at Barley Sheaf earlier in the summer to review the logistics of their partially tented wedding (some tables were located inside the Inn while others were located on the patio underneath a tent).

I was located underneath the tent and kept the volume low through a gourmet dinner.  The dance party kicked in hard for the final hours, and despite the falling temperatures, guests kept warm with a campfire in the backyard and a hot dance mix!

There were many special moments throughout the reception - a wonderful welcome toast by Mr. Dorio, and well-delivered, heartfelt toasts by the Maid of Honor Jen and the Best Man John later on.  Special thanks to Joe from Joe Craig Photo and Fred from Barley Sheaf who were great professionals to work with in making this event a huge success.

Key Tracks -

At Last (I Found a Love) - Taj Mahal (Grand Entrance of the Bride and Groom)
I Was a Fool - Roman Dance (First Dance)  (Roman Candle is a band from the Chapel Hill area)
Jump Jive and Wail - Brian Setzer Orchestra (an advanced swing dancing couple amazed guests)
Firecracker - Josh Turner (Cakecutting Song)
Hallelujah, I Love Her So - Ray Charles (Cocktail Hour)
Make You Feel My Love - Adele (Slow Dance)
Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley (Open Dancing)
Ignition (Remix) - R. Kelly (Open Dancing)
I Wanna Go - Britney Spears (Open Dancing)
Your Man - Josh Turner (final dance)


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