Featured Weddings | Cleveland Music Group
DJ Scott Jones was recently introduced to a unique, novelty wedding service called Storymix. With this budget-friendly process, wedding guests can get involved in making a fun, professionally edited wedding video from their own perspective.
Using up to 5 of Storymix’s HD handheld cameras or a complimentary iPhone app, anyone at the wedding, rehearsal or honeymoon can capture video clips throughout the day. You then return the cameras and/or upload the video and pick a theme. Storymix takes all that video and allows you to personalize it online, or they will edit it for you. The result isn’t a replacement for a videographer’s cinematic or documentary-style wedding video, but is an interactive and affordable way to get another perspective of an entire wedding experience.
Storymix doesn’t just cater to weddings, either. Their service is a great way to package, memorialize and present a corporate event, family vacation, Bar Mitzva, or life milestone.
Below is sample of the finished product for one of our recent brides. DJ Scott Jones can be spotted towards the end!
A bride and her planner, Gina of Shi Shi Events, approached Jerry Bruno Productions last year to ask if we could help her recreate the wedding scene from the move Love, Actually. We said “yes, actually!”
This was actually the second time we’d been asked that same request, only this time, the bride wanted the recreation to be spot-on. The design of her church made this easy, as the singers were able to sing from the balcony and many of the musicians were able to discretely sit among the guests until the song began at the end of the ceremony. The song was a surprise to everyone but the bride and her planner.
If you have any special requests for a fun twist or surprise at your wedding or event, Jerry Bruno Productions can help. Have something in mind but you aren’t sure how to pull it off? We have ideas galore as well as vast experience in virtually all of the local Cleveland and Northeast Ohio venues. Ask us for advice!
Enjoy the video!
Singing in The Avenue means that my friend and co-singer, Tiffany, and I are at weddings almost every Saturday night…working. When Tiffany asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding to Rick Smith Jr, I was so excited to get the chance to be a part of a wedding from the other side of the stage. I’ve been in weddings before, but I never got to truly be a part of the process because every one was out of state from where I was living: My brother’s wedding in Iowa, two childhood friends’ weddings in Wisconsin where I grew up, and another friend’s wedding in Indiana where I attended high school.
So I had a blast on “girl day,” aka the Bachelorette party, where we treated ourselves and Tiffany to glorious facials and outdoor cabana massages at Spa West in Westlake. It was 90 degrees, but with the oil on your skin and a light breeze, combined with light music and birds chirping, it was all I could do to keep from laughing at the wonderfulness of it all. Heaven. We topped the day off with swimming, sun, dinner, and dancing in a sweaty down town club, where all the boys straddled between jealousy that someone had snagged the beautiful Tiffany and relief that they were still single themselves.
The wedding shower, put on by Tiffany’s family, was as pretty as many of the weddings we’ve performed at! I cleaned off my plate, a delicious dinner at Crowne Plaza Independence. Then the other bridesmaids and I ran around fetching presents and cleaning up wrapping paper as we came to the realization that being a bridesmaid comes with honor as well as duties!
I love my strapless, form-fitting fuschia bridesmaid dress from Caché; I will be wearing it at many other weddings that book The Avenue! Finally, a bridesmaid dress that really will get more wears. I also love Tiffany’s theme of Watermellon. Pink & green are so fun, bright and summery!
Tiffany and I were singing together at Pickwick & Frolic, pre-Avenue, the night she met Rick there seven years ago. I’ll never forget her face lighting up as she said, “he’s cute!” I’m so grateful to share in this experience with them!
The wedding is this Saturday, at St. Basil the Great in Brecksville and the Hilton Fairlawn. Seeing as how Tiffany and Rick are so well connected in the entertainment industry, word has it it will be quite the event, and of course, The Orchestra will be playing.
Wedding Date: August 16, 2008
Ceremony Venue: Holy Trinity Church – Avon
Reception Venue: La Centre – Westlake
Used from Jerry Bruno: Rick and the Cutting Edge
First Dance: The Way You Look Tonight, Frank Sinatra
Photographer: Perfect Image
Wedding Gown: All About You, Las Vegas, Nevada
Cake: Gypsy Beans & Bakery – Cleveland
Honeymoon: Walt Disney World, Florida
How we met: I was dating Rick’s neighbor’s brother when we were introduced. Then a year later, we started dating.
Last month, DJ Scott Jones had the privilege of working a really fun wedding thanks to a creative bride.
Cleveland couple Mary King and her groom Andrew Rothacker, are huge Cavs fans. (No surprise there.) They wanted to do the Cavs’ style grand entrance that is becoming popular at Ohio weddings.
But Mary had a great idea, and went one step further. Not only would her bridal party run in to the reception to Young Jeezy’s “Put On” and Kevin Rudolf’s “Let It Rock,” they would do it while the real, live voice of the Cavs, Ahmaad Crump, announced their names. And, she completely surprised her groom in pulling it off!
“It was amazing and it electrified the entire reception,” said DJ Scott Jones, who was also hired by the smart bride. “Ahmaad was a stellar guest MC and he really helped kick off the party.”