We are proud to announce that Wavelength has been rated by local brides and voted The Knot Best of Weddings 2013 Pick. Thank you to all our brides and grooms for taking the time to rate our services. Third year in a row! We are honored to have shared in your special day. You’re the best!
Plans were made last winter after a long Friday night drive up from New York City. Jackie and Chris were planning a destination wedding in New Harbor and wanted a lively dance party with lots of motown and classics. Beautiful bride and groom, gorgeous location, fun group of guests and one terrific dance party. Jackie and Chris’s wedding was all that and more. It was pretty awesome to have Jackie and Chris join the band on stage too. We had such a fantastic time celebrating at The Contented Sole, what a great day.
We recently received a handwritten thank you note from Jackie and Chris. How special is that! Dear Wavelength – We were so happy and honored to have you be a part of our wedding day! It goes without saying your music went way above and beyond our expectations! So many of our guests were commenting on what a great dance party it was! Thank you for making our day that much more special and we are forever indebted to you all! Wishing you all the best…Jackie and Chris
Thank you to Cuppa Photography for sharing your wonderful photos!
As we wrap up our 2012 weddings and special events season, we want to send a great big THANK YOU to our clients! We thank you for your business. We couldn’t have so much fun without you! We just love to receive your notes and appreciate you taking the time to send us these two recent ones. We’ve had an amazing year with wonderful clients, great venues, fellow friends and vendors, awesome events and beautiful weddings throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusettes. We can’t wait to get started on next year. Wishing everyone a Married Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Joyous New Year from our family to yours!
What a wonderful celebration we were privileged to be a part of in September with Abby and Matt at Camp Manitou. A super nice couple and a fantastic time was had by all. Abby and Matt’s engagement story was very special and brought them back to Camp Manitou for a beautiful weekend in Waterville. Lots of special touches were seen throughout including their first dance song, Today and Hava Nagilia shared by Abby and Matt and Matt’s parents. It was a very memorable day for us all. Every one of the band members received a gift bag from the bride and groom. This was a first! We are very thankful for the wonderful people we are honored to work with! Thank you to Bethany and Dan Photography and Michelle Garner Photography for sharing the photos.
Abby’s review as seen on The Knot: Wavelength was amazing! My husband was given the job of finding a band for our wedding in Maine, and he came across Wavelength. We were a little bit apprehensive initially because we live in FL and were getting married in ME, so we weren’t able to see them live. Johnna met with me in person, though, when I was visiting Maine before the wedding, and set my mind at ease. She provided me with a CD of tracks, and we hired them a few days later. We couldn’t be happier! The band was outstanding, and often times sounded so much like the original artists of the songs that people didn’t realize they were listening to a band! No only that, they learned 5 songs for us (including our first dance song), and Kathleen even looked up the lyrics and sang “Call Me Maybe” acapella for our niece. When the band took breaks, so did our guests, but as soon as the band took to the stage again, people were immediately back on the dance floor! We absolutely made the right choice with Wavelength, and I would recommend them to anyone!
It’s time to start catching up with our posts and reminiscing about these amazing weddings of 2012. We couldn’t have been more thrilled for the opportunity to celebrate with Meg and Dan in Ogunquit on August 11, 2012. Coming from Boston, The Cliff House Resort and Spa was just the perfect spot for Meg and Dan to hold their wedding reception. Beautiful backdrop, nice ballroom, pretty pink dresses and flowers, a super nice couple and a terrific dance crowd made for a magical evening. We played Dog Days Are Over by Florence and the Machine as a special request. It was a ton of fun. Kathleen from Connerton Photography traveled from Newport, RI and was just amazing. Thank you for having us!
Meg and Dan’s Wedding Wire Review: My husband and I LOVED Wavelength. They were great to work with and got the crowd up and dancing until the very end of the night. Friends and family are still talking about how much fun they had and how amazing the music was. Thanks again for an unforgettable night.
Here is their beautiful wedding video highlight by Ogden-Media
It couldn’t have been a more perfect day for Megan and Nick. With sunny skies in Scarborough, Broadturn Farm was transformed into a magical place where family and friends would celebrate the wedding of a wonderful couple. We were delighted to be a part of such a special day. We originally planned to travel to New York for Megan and Nick’s August wedding but to our happy surprise, the location was changed to Broadturn Farm which was 10 minutes away from our studio! Their farm wedding was quite special. So many details! The event planning from Paula of A Family Affair Of Maine was just spectacular. The vintage cars, the burlap, the smores and all of their amazing vendors and family and friends made for a very special celebration. Sharyn Peavey Photography captured it all. We are so happy to have had the opportunity to get to know this super sweet couple and their family. Thank you for allowing us to share your day with you!
Nick, thank you for the wonderful review on The Knot. Experienced, Extremely Talented and Professional: We were introduced to Wavelength by my wife’s father. He had been getting lessons from one of the band members, Paul. We checked out their website, which is extremely informative, and decided this would be a great choice. From our first meeting with Johnna, the band manager, we knew we had made the right choice. Johnna had great ideas and experience to lend to our admittedly general requests. She was accomodating to our musical style and song requests and I was personally impressed with her level of professionalism and organization. Onto the band; Wavelegnth is very versatile and has the ability to play all kinds of music. We had them do the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. The bands versatility provided us with a variety of different sounds that merged well with the ambiance we were looking to create for each part of the wedding. They even accomodated our special request to have my Uncle Fred play with the band to sing and play piano for our first dance. People were dancing the whole night at the reception and loved the band. There were absolutely no problems dealing with them and they were completely professional. We could not have been happier to have them be a part of our special day, they were awesome. The combination of Johnna’s planning expertise with the band’s versatility and skill make Wavelength an amazing choice for a wedding band. Highly recommended.
Amanda and Stephen celebrated their wedding in June at the beautiful Asticou Inn. Bar Harbor is such a nice vacation spot and wedding destination location. Photographer Graham Terhune from Chapel Hill captured it beautifully! Arriving from North Carolina just two days before the wedding, Amanda and Stephen helped us put together the selections for their special dances that were so meaningful to this occasion. We added As Time Goes By and Edelweiss for formal dances and then Jesse’s Girl for a favorite 80′s hit for their rocking dance party. It was a fantastic day. Thank you so much for allowing Wavelength to share your wedding day with you along with your loving family and friends!
Ben and Briana’s wedding reception wast tented in Briana’s parent’s backyard in Bowdoinham during a very hot day in mid-July. The heat and humidity did not stop this crowd from dancing the night away. With Ben and Briana living in London, their celebration was coordinated here in Maine and across the pond for the past year with thoughtful music selections and detailed setup arrangements by wonderful hosts. It was beautiful, thank you!
”…I am a bit of a music buff from way back to the Woodstock days and I appreciate good music. They blew me away, much better than I expected. All of the members of the band were very accomplished. I really enjoyed the lead guitar player. What a great time…” Jim, father of the bride
Wavelength’s 2012 wedding season has begun and we couldn’t be more thrilled. It is magical to celebrate love and happiness dancing the night away. The band is busy rehearsing new first dance songs, father/daughter songs and more current dance hits for the wedding and special events season upon us. It’s all about the music, you know.
Check out our public schedule and join the dance party! Here’s a recent live clip of “Rolling In The Deep” from Zackery’s Lounge this Spring:
Everyone loves cocktail hour. It’s the kickoff to your celebration that will set the tone for the night. It’s also more of a laid-back setting for guests to mingle while you take photos or catch-up with out-of-town guests. Easy listening music is a great addition to cocktail hour. We can help you set the bar high. Before the band kicks off the reception music, consider adding an ensemble to jazz up the pre-party atmosphere. Here are samples from Wavelength’s guitarist and pianist.
For a complete list of current songs from Wavelength that include ceremony and reception selections, click playlist.
Names: Dan & Karinne
Ages: 24 & 26
Bride Hometown: Portland, ME
Groom Hometown: Waltham, MA
Current Residence: Merrimack Valley, New Hampshire
First Date: November 4, 2007
Engagement Date: February 4, 2011
Wedding Date: June 23, 2012
Ceremony Location: First Parish Church in Yarmouth, ME
Reception Location: Ocean Gateway in Portland, ME
Wavelength: Where did you meet?
Dan and Karinne: We met while we were both students at the University of New Hampshire.
Wavelength: What do you like most about your venue?
Dan and Karinne: We love that Ocean Gateway is on the water and that it has floor to ceiling windows that look out into the harbor.
Wavelength: Are you incorporating any special touches?
Dan and Karinne: Wavelength has graciously agreed to play two wedding songs for us. We are each dedicating a song to the other.
Bride to Groom Wedding Song: God Bless the Broken Road – Rascal Flatts
Groom to Bride Wedding Song: She’s Got a Way – Billy Joel
Wavelength: Why did you choose Wavelength as your wedding band?
Dan and Karinne: We spent a long time looking for a good but affordable wedding band. We were excited to find Wavelength and to learn that they offered affordable wedding packages. After attending a show at the Fireside Inn and Suites in Westbrook, we were thrilled to discover that the band put on an incredible show. They were exactly what we wanted. Johnna (their manager) has been great at being flexible and helping us to incorporate special touches into our reception. We are looking forward to a great night!
Wavelength: What are your honeymoon plans?
Dan and Karinne: We are going to a resort in Mexico for the week following the wedding.
Weddings and special events offer the opportunity to reflect on relationships through celebration and music. With a special song or dance, you can make your wedding or special event personal and unique. You might have a first dance song that holds special meaning to you as a couple or maybe you are looking forward to learning a new dance routine. Is there a favorite song that you share with your mom or dad from your childhood? An anniversary or ethnic song that is important to you? A song that you’ve anticipated walking down the aisle to? Do you have a musician in your family or a close friend who sings? Over the years, Wavelength has added a number of selections to our repetoire for such special moments. Please let us know how we can help make your event unforgettable.
Wedding Party Introductions
Ethnic song or dance
Wavelength is pleased to announce that the band has won Wedding Wire’s Bride’s Choice Award 2012. This marks the third year in a row. We are honored to be in the top 5% of wedding professionals nationwide. Thank you to our past clients and newleyweds who took the time to review our music and services. We are honored to have had the opportunity to share in your special day!
Winter in Maine and New Hampshire can be quite lovely. If you don’t mind the cold, there are many possibilites a winter wedding or special event can bring. From downtown Portland, the coast, to the mountains in Maine and New Hampshire, the possibilities are endless. As the typical “off-season” for most weddings and special events here in the Northeast, you may find you have more options when planning a winter event. Don’t forget there is Valentine’s Day in there too! We have many winter dates still available. Contact Us for availability and more information on our winter rate special offer effective January 1 to March 31, 2012 by calling Johnna at 207-883-0893.
As we wrap up 2011 and get ready for the upcoming 2012 wedding season, we are looking at various pieces of our Signature wedding packages that our clients are most interested in. Wavelength offers dinner/dance wedding packages with an additional option for a customized Signature Event that includes a ceremony and cocktail hour ensemble. Our ensembles perform on-site and sometimes at a different location while the band is setting up and getting ready for your reception. To get a feel for the different sounds, check out our solo ceremony music samples below from Wavelength’s acoustic guitarist and keyboardist. Contact us for more information on additional options.
We have just been notified that Wavelength is selected to receive The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2012 award. We are honored to have been voted #1 in our market for the second year in a row. The announcement will be made official by The Knot in January. We wish to THANK our wonderful 2011 brides and grooms who took the time to write amazing reviews of our band’s music and services throughout the year. We have had such a great time working with our clients over the years who decided to chose Wavelength to celebrate their precious weddings with them and we are so looking forward to another great year in 2012. THANK YOU!
We are absolutely thrilled to kick off our 2011 wedding season tomorrow in Portland. It’s been months and months of planning with so many wonderful couples and family members that we are beyond ready to start playing for these amazing weddings. Wavelength will be traveling throughout Maine and New Hampshire from May to October for a much anticipated wedding season this year. 2011 marks our 12th year of performing together as Wavelength. As manager and wedding planner, Johnna starts her 9th year with the band. We have ceremonies, cocktail parties and wedding receptions to perform for. We’re ready so let’s get started!
What a great dance party at the Camden Harbour Inn! Wavelength enjoyed a wonderful wedding reception in Camden last June with Stephanie and Jake. We couldn’t have asked for a better dance crowd. It was exactly what Stephanie had asked for when she first contacted us to provide entertainment for her wedding in Camden. We spoke on the phone and sent emails during the course of her planning process since she was planning from Kentucky. Her wedding planner at Bayview Concierge was a great help when arranging for some of the finer details and arrangements at the Camden Harbour Inn. Thank you so much Catherine! It turned out that everyone was having so much fun that they asked Wavelength to continue the dance party for an extra hour past our original scheduled performance time. A true compliment to any wedding band. Here’s their note that we wanted to share:
“We had an amazing time at our wedding and the band was awesome! The Inn told us that we were the most active/dancing/partying crowd they had ever seen – and that is totally thanks to the band! Everyone loved the music and it created exactly what I wanted our reception to be; One Big Dance Party! Thank you and the band so much!”
Stephanie and Jake
Congratulations to the newly engaged couples over Valentines. We know that your music choice will set the tone for a memorable wedding celebration and Wavelength would be honored to work with you to help make it unforgettable. Contact us for available dates in 2011 and 2012.
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. ~Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally
Photo by www.russellcaronphotography.com
For all the brides who are planning a Maine wedding whether you currently live in Maine, have moved away or are planning a destination wedding, we suggest you check out the new website by The Maine Wedding Company at http://www.maineweddingcompany.com/. The website is an online wedding guide and resource specific to Maine which provides ideas for planning your Maine wedding. Wavelength is proud to be featured on the site among Maine’s finest wedding professionals.
Congratulations to all the new brides who received engagement rings this Christmas. What an exciting time! Thank you for your inquiries from both the future brides and grooms of 2011. We look forward to providing musical services to you. If you need recommendations, please contact us for referrals of top wedding vendors in the area for photography, catering, florists, venues and transportation services.