We are absolutely thrilled to have our 2013 wedding season off to a great start. After many months of planning with Martha and Christopher, we couldn’t wait for May 4th to get here. We coordinated the first dance song, parent dances and introductions with Martha via email but secretly were making plans with Christopher to surprise his new bride with a guest appearance on stage with the band. A week before the wedding we had the opportunity to meet with Christopher in person at the studio to prepare for his songs. Christopher wanted to play Ray Lamontagne’s “You are the best thing” on his guitar with the band for Martha and after a bit more planning, chose an upbeat song to entertain his friends. Chris rocked it! What a wonderful personal touch for the wedding reception. We had a blast and were honored to share their special day with them. Congratulations!
Photos 1 and 3 by Michael Eric Berube, GoodPhotos.com
You Are The Best Thing, Ray Lamontagne
Make You Feel My Love – Bob Dylan/Adele
Dream A Little Dream, Mamas & The Papas
In My Life, The Beatles
I Could Not Ask For More, Edwin McCain
I Won’t Give Up, Jason Mraz
Today, Josh Raden
Just Say Yes, Snow Patrol
Lucky, Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat
Just The Way You Are, Billy Joel
Come Rain or Come Shine, Ray Charles
As Time Goes By, Frank Sinatra
God Bless the Broken Road, Rascall Flats
She’s Got a Way, Billy Joel
The Book Of Love, Peter Gabriel
Can’t Help Falling In Love, Elvis
The Luckiest, Ben Folds
For more inspiration, check out our playlist.
Wow, it’s already February! We want to take some time and catch up on our blog posts from our past wedding season and share the love. Last spring we interviewed two couples about their upcoming June weddings. Karinne and Dan were one of them. Their wedding reception at Ocean Gateway was such a beautiful setting with the large windows overlooking Portland Harbor. Karinne did a fantastic job with the decorations. She sent the band home with some of the flowers, how sweet is that! We were so excited to be chosen to provide their wedding reception entertainment and just as thrilled to hear how Karinne and Dan wanted to dedicate a song to each other for their first dance. With songs from Rascall Flats and Billy Joel, it was truly a unique and special touch for this wedding. They danced all night, what fun!
Photos by Untamed Violet Photography
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 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
Sandy and Tom thought a busy weekend summer season called for a Thursday wedding. We thought it sounded pretty good to us too so we all made our way to the beautiful Newagen Seaside Inn for a happy celebration. With warm air in August and a touch of fog, the outside wedding was beautiful. Paul played acoustic guitar for the ceremony and cocktail hour before the band kicked off the tented reception for dinner and dancing. Special touches for the songs and guests musicians made for a very warm and personalized event. We loved all the dancing! It was an absolute pleasure to work with such a great couple, wonderful venue that we always rave about and a terrific photographer who rocks, Kim Chapman Photography.
“I would highly recommend the band wavelength. From the first contact with their manager Johnna and listening to previews of their music I knew they were the band for us. They learned a new song that was not even published by a local Maine band and did a wonderful job. Everyone danced, of all ages, and raved about how great and how much fun the band was. My daughter and son sang at the reception and the band thought they were so good they asked them to sing with the band. Not many bands would go out on a limb and do that. Our wedding was on a Thursday on Southport Island and the band had no problem accomodating the week day date or the location. I would highly recommend them and would use them again in a heartbeat. They helped make the day very special.”
Eddie and Becky’s wedding was absolutely stunning this past Sunday with a gorgeous backdrop at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay Harbor. Guests move to the tent following a beautiful ceremony and cocktail hour. We introduce the wedding party and bring Eddie and Becky to the dance floor for their first dance. At the end of their dance, they immediately go into a surprise bottle dance. What fun! To our delight, the energy just got better and better and the dance floor was packed all night.
We have had some fantastic Maine wedding weather so far this season and Chris and Elena’s celebration in York certainly was one of them. It was a sunny afternoon at the Stage Neck Inn for a wonderful couple. We were honored to have had the opportunity to celebrate with Chris and Elena and their friends and family here in Maine for their destination wedding in June. We were asked to learn a very special first dance song by Frank Sinatra which turned out to be amazing. The covered patio was the perfect space for the band and dance floor. Their afternoon dance party rocked! Great photos provided by their wedding photographer, Andree Kehn Wedding Photography.
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day this week with love in the air and wedding planning in full swing, we take a look back at first dance songs that have been requested over the years and anticipate the choices for the upcoming wedding season. There’s timeless and new, it’s all up to you. We have a long list of possibilities. Check out our ballads section in our current play list for ideas. Whatever song you chose, whether it is classic or new, we know that it holds a special meaning to you and we would be honored to perform it for you. If you do not find “your song” on our play list, let us know and we’ll learn it for you.
Here’s 11 from 2011:
You Are The Best Thing, Ray Lamontagne
You And Me, Dave Mathews Band
I Knew I Loved You Before I Met You, Savage Garden
Only You Can Love Me This Way, Keith Urban
Free, Zac Brown Band
Then, Brad Paisley
Happy Together, The Turtles
Be My Honeypie, The Weepies
Feels Like Home, Edwina Hayes
White Dress, Ben Rector
Someone Like You, Van Morrison
Please leave a comment and let us know your favorite. Suggestions are welcomed!
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!
With beautiful summer weather for an outdoor ceremony and tented reception, Anna and Bryan’s destination wedding in Ellsworth was everything they had hoped for. The happy couple live in New York and spend time in Maine at Bryan’s family’s home in Ellsworth which was the wedding location. This wedding celebration rocked. We are honored to have had the opportunity to work with such a nice couple and terrific vendors. Thank you to Anna and Bryan for a most amazing time. We hope you will come and see us when you’re back in Maine. Here’s a peak at the wedding from their wonderful photographer Ashley Therese Photography.
A special thank you for the great review on The Knot Anna.
Best wedding band!!! When we were planing our wedding we said we want our guests to remember what a good time they had and to us that meant to have a live band. We were trying to find local vendors and after some research I came across Wavelength. All the outstanding reviews are so correct! Working with the manager Johnna was a breeze, she was always helpful and always responded quickly to questions in emails or phone calls. For our ceremony we had acoustic guitar music and it was perfect for our out door event. Paul did such a great job and everyone enjoyed the music. With dinner started the music of the band and it was so nice to have live music but still be able to hold a conversation without having to scream at each other over the music. The band learned Happy Together for our first dance and even played 99 red balloons for me since I am from Germany. After dinner the real party started and from that point on the dance floor was packed the whole night. Everyone was on the dance floor even the great aunt with 92!!! We added another hour that night because we didn’t want the party to end. For the last dance all guests were dancing and cheering: One more song, One more song!!! So the band played one last song for us and it was the best band I have ever seen at a wedding! Guests still keep on telling us how much fun they had dancing and everyone raves about our wedding band!!! I would recommend this band without a doubt to anyone who wants to have a night to remember and wants to see their guests dance the night away.
It is summer in Maine and we are delighted that Friday, July 22 temps will be in the 90′s in Portland with no rain in the forecast as we set sail on the Bay Mist for a cool night of rock ‘n roll on the bay. Beat the heat and enjoy the ocean breeze from 7:30-10:30 pm with Wavelength performing your favorites from yesterday to today. Tickets are still available for our annual 3-hour music cruise on the harbor. Stop by Casco Bay Lines ticket office, Commerical St., Portland, Maine and get yours today. Advance tickets are $15 and $16 day of show. We look forward to seeing our clients, friends, family and fans rock the night away with us. Thank you for your continued support!
Here’s a clip from last year’s music cruise on Casco Bay Lines, courtesy of Activity Maine. www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVTothQ7_Xk
WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce Wavelength has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for Maine Wedding Band!
Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.
Wavelength stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.
“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud Wavelength for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.”
We are happy to announce that Wavelength is among the very best Wedding Bands within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.
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