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Shana & Rob 04.08.09  
This is the first, completely official, roll out the red carpet, Flashdance wedding and we couldn't have possibly set the bar any higher! We kicked it off on Our Labor of Love's home court in the good old ATL. You can learn a lot about Atlanta from these guys, and see things like this there, but let's get back to this wedding...

Shana & Rob's wedding was flawless! I find something great in every wedding I play (well?!). But every single thing was great about this wedding. From the first phone calls with Shana over a year ago I knew this was going to be my kind of party... Then just a few weeks before the big day she called me with surprises that really upped the ante.

#1 We want you to play Gn'R Sweet Child O' Mine after we stomp on the glasses (it was a Jewish ceremony). At first I wasn't quite sure, but you should have seen the way they sold it when Slash's opening guitar solo started. They were jumping in the air with a delight, the likes of which, I haven't seen in years... Brilliant!

#2 Rob and I have a top secret first dance that we had choreographed by Gabriella at MatriMony Mony to "I Got You Babe" by Sonny & Cher. (Yes!) We will just come out on the empty dancefloor during dinner and stand back to back and that will be your cue to start it. They murdered it! Brought the house down, there were twirls, balet moves, air splits, dips, hootie hoos, and a bunch of moves that I don't even have descriptive words for! Stunner.
#3 (This was the part when I really lost my shit!) My bridesmaids and I have been rehearsing every move to Beyonce's Single Ladies dance from the video and we are going to perform it at the reception! Oh yeah, and it's top secret too, please don't even tell the coordinator (I love it!) It was all kinds of awesome. The initial crowd reaction was utter disbelief, shortly followed by ecstacy. More of that nonsense available here VIDEO
One 20 or so minute run of records in particular toward the end of the night had this group hyperventilating by the end, here it is in order.

Poison - Bell Biv DeVoe
Be Faithful - Crooklyn Clan
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Sex Machine - James Brown
Kiss - Prince
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
Upside Down - Diana Ross
The Breaks - Kurtis Blow
Think (About It) - Lyn Collins
Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
Let's Dance - David Bowie
Dance To The Drummer's Beat - Herman Kelly
Please Mr. Postman - The Marvels
The Tears of a Clown - Smokey Robinson
La La Love You - The Pixies
Stuck In The Middle With You - Strealers Wheel
No Sleep Till Brooklyn - The Beastie Boys
Hypnotize - Notorious B.I.G
There are a million other reasons this wedding ruled but there are some things that just can't be described without diminishing their impact. Let's just say they win and leave it at that.

Here is some video and photos cleverly edited together by our most awesome partner in crime Shanghai...

a few days after the wedding I received an e-mail from Shana and it was so awesome that I wanted to put a bit of it here...

i just wanted to send a quick thank you your way -- we are still getting complements on you and your work at the wedding! it was mind blowing!

thank you for doing such an amazing job -- you are a genius at what you do. you made the party what i wanted it to be -- uninhibited, joyous fun.

x, shana (&rob)

Take a second and head over to Our Labor of Love to see the rest of the beautiful photos they shot. It is really stunning how many amazing images came from this wedding.
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