A modern, Jewish wedding

Sadie + Zach
I can't think of a sweeter couple to feature than Sadie and Zach, who were married on Valentine's Day 2016! The two exchanged vows at Hickory Street Annex in Deep Ellum. The busy, young duo discovered me via The Knot, and entrusted me to provide music for their entire Jewish ceremony and the cocktail hour, which was expertly pulled together by Ruth Spirer from Events by Ruth. You may read more about the couple via this New York Times Wedding Article

The couple, who have worked on a combined total of 14 Democratic political campaigns, met in 2009 at the Washington apartment of his sister . . .
— NY Times Weddings

Ceremony Music
Guests received Classical and Folk music while waiting for the ceremony to begin. Groomsmen entered to "Blackbird" by The Beatles. The Groom and Bridesmaids entered to "In My Life" by The Beatles. The bride entered to "My Valentine" by Paul McCartney, immediately followed by Sadie circling Zach seven times under the Chuppah (canopy). After the glass was smashed, the couple and bridal party recessed to "Siman Tov U'Mazal Tov"; played a capella, to perfectly timed claps by exuberant family and friends.

Cocktail Music
Guests mingled at the bar while I played a mix of popular tunes during the cocktail hour; I started them off with upbeat love songs like "She Will Be Loved" and worked in more energetic, upbeat tunes, like "Get Lucky" and "I Can't Feel My Face". I got the guests prepped and ready to enjoy dinner and dancing.

Glimpse of the Bride, Sadie, while Zach looks on.

Hickory Street Annex

Warehouse Elevator

Entrance & Water Fountain

Reunion Tower on Valentine's Night

Driving Home
The "cherry on top" of the evening was seeing a HUGE HEART on Reunion Tower's lighted ball.  

Today was a great day to celebrate love!


Planner: Ruth Spirer, Events by Ruth
Rabbi: Fred Guttman
Violinist: Gailybird
Venue: Hickory Street Annex
Band: Professor D

All photos taken by Gaily, except where noted

Gaily Bird

The Electric Violin Lady, Allen, TX, 75013