Getting Fresh Ideas for Wedding and Party Music

by Robbie Schlosser

Thanks in advance for reading this article. I appreciate your interest and hope you get a few good ideas. I'd love to hear what you liked. Please write me a little COMMENT below. Start a conversation. Tell me what you think, and I'll reply. Promise.

Here we back in 2010, greeting Joyce and James’ grand entrance in their elegant wedding at the Stonepine Estate, in Carmel Valley.  I found this photo (from Andrew Hsu’s wonderful video) on Stacie Tamaki’s blog, The Flirty Guide.

This fabulous wedding reception required coordinated work from many people — planners, designers, florists, photographers, musicians, videographers, and more.  It was so exciting to collaborate with all these experts!  Working with a team like this is a wonderful way of getting fresh ideas.

Here’s another:  We’re extremely proud to be part of the San Francisco Dream Wedding Giveaway!  Following a year-long nation-wide contest, last Thursday and Friday over 40 colleagues presented a fabulous wedding to Vanessa and Mike Hawkins, and our portion was entertaining at the cocktail reception following their ceremony.  This was truly an unforgettable event, and an honor to collaborate with so many of the SF Bay Area’s top wedding and event professionals.

These are just two recent examples of dedicated teamwork producing magical results.  This happens all the time, in settings ranging from athletic teams and performance groups to “think tanks” and company brainstorming sessions.  In each case, there’s a happy combination of everyone inspiring each other to contribute their best, while keeping a clear focus on their goal.

In my continuing search for fresh, new ideas, I found still another example last night.  Out of curiosity, I attended a meeting of iPhone and iPad app developers.  Here’s where it’s happening these days.  I walked into a room filled with about 100 mostly young, bright, and eager “geeks”, either full- or part-time programmers or businesses looking to hire them.

The meeting featured several presentations of developing technologies (new information, in new combinations), which added to the excited buzz already swirling around the room.  Everyone seemed intent on greeting old friends and meeting new ones, and I could feel new ideas generating all around me.  And I picked up a few ideas myself!

What lessons am I learning, especially about planning wedding and party music? 

First, I refresh my thoughts by sharing ideas regularly with my best colleagues.  And second, I step outside my day-to-day routines often, to discover new things to do and new ways to do them.

Thanks for reading this article. I appreciate your interest and hope you get a few good ideas here. Got one or two? I'd love to hear what you liked. Please write me a little COMMENT below. Start a conversation -- I'll reply. Promise.

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Meanwhile, the Magnolia Jazz Band entertains at weddings and parties throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. If you are ever nearby, you’ll love catching us in action, seeing and hearing us create a great mood.

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