Music is a wonderful theme to build a wedding around. I had the pleasure last night serving as Doug and Samantha’s wedding officiant at Ramsey’s at the Club, an absolutely beautiful venue in Toluca Lake, and I used musical analogies and of weddings and marriage for my remarks, and I was very grateful for the compliments I received afterwards. One guest even asked me if I was a poet! Doug the groom is a musician himself, the bridal entry music was Etta James “At Last,” and the couple both love Pink Floyd. Those were the nuggets I used to personalize my remarks and engage the guests. I even got everyone to sing the line “We don’t need no education.” Sounds crazy, but it was all good! I can now say that I’ve successfully used Pink Floyd lyrics in a wedding. In addition to the rebellious school kid mantra from “The Wall,” I also showed the connection between “How I Wish You Were Here” and Etta James “At Last.”
This was my first time to see Ramsey’s at the Club, and I hope I get to go back soon. It’s an elegant, intimate space, and does not require much at all in the way of additional decoration. This photo is taken from the Ramsey’s website:
Depending on your budget, I would highly recommend Ramsey’s, not only for its charm and appearance, but also for it’s wonderful food, prepared under executive chef Jesse Genovese. I only stayed for appetizers after the ceremony, but YUM!
Congratulations, Doug and Samantha! Thanks again for the honor of being your wedding officiant.