Shelley and Brandon had a beautiful wedding day at the Mark Hopkins hotel. I was excited to work for them and to return to this historic venue; it was my third visit in about a year. I really liked this couple’s set list; Christina Perri’s emotional “A Thousand Years” for the opening procession, “Happy Together” by the Turtles to close the ceremony, and a varied set of tunes for the cocktail hour including songs by U2, Fun, Sara Bareilles, and Bruno Mars.
It was really fun to work for Kelly and Ryan, an awesome easy-going couple with a great taste for music. They hired me to play their ceremony and cocktail hour at the Berkeley City Club, one of the premier event venues in Berkeley and a cool, historical Bay Area treasure. The ceremony was held in the classy Members’ Room, with the cocktail hour outside on the terrace. Kelly and Ryan pulled together some eclectic requests for their music, including songs by Huey Lewis, Hall & Oates, Bon Jovi, and Lady Gaga.