John Joseph Inn and Elizabeth Restaurant

The John Joseph Inn and Elizabeth Restaurant is one of my favorite wedding venues in the Finger Lakes. This charming property in Groton, NY, was formerly the Rose Inn and was mostly destroyed from a 2004 fire. John and his wife Elizabeth acquired the property and did an amazing job restoring and … [Read more...]

When to Book Your Wedding DJ

So... You've booked the perfect venue for your Finger Lakes wedding. Now what? Many couples immediately start looking for the professionals that can help make their wedding a great success. Depending on your priorities, that might be the music and photographer. The best musicians, DJs and … [Read more...]

Wedding Ceremonies at Anabel Taylor Hall

If you are affiliated with Cornell, there are some great options for planning a wedding ceremony and/or reception on campus. For chapel ceremonies, consider either the Sage Chapel or the Anabel Taylor Hall. Anabel Taylor Hall is located alongside Campus Road and was constructed in 1953. It is a … [Read more...]

Robert H. Treman State Park Weddings

Robert H. Treman State Park is a beautiful spot for a wedding reception. I recall a recent reception that I played at Treman Park that was quite involved. The day started with my playing piano for the ceremony at Anabel Taylor Hall on Cornell Campus. They had a nice vintage Steinway upright which I … [Read more...]

The Importance of Uplighting

I bring uplights to every Finger Lakes wedding that I perform at. It can transform just about any space--from ballrooms to marquee tents and I consider them a must-have. And don't just take my word for it, ask your photographer. Wedding photographers always thank me for bringing my uplights because … [Read more...]

Best Man Toasts

Although you can have any of your guests give a toast at your Finger Lakes wedding, the tradition is to include the Best Man and Maid or Matron of Honor. With all the weddings I've DJ'd and played the piano for, I've heard quite a few toasts and I thought I'd share some pointers for the Best … [Read more...]

Indie Music Inspiration

In my constant search for music, one of my favorite resources for new Indie music is at a blog called Did You Hear the New Mixtape. Every month they have a post with the best new Indie music. And best of all, you can instantly stream the playlists on Spotify. They even have download links for all … [Read more...]