Lauren & Lonny

On a comfortable Mid-March evening (with a slight drizzle), the Smokin’ Section ( NJ wedding band / party band ) made their first visit to Morris County’s MeadowWood Manor.   Lauren & Lonny had our trumpet and flute provide the set up and processional music for their reception and they chose 2 classics: Pachelbel’s “Canon in D” and “Trumpet […]

Caitlin and Matt

The Smokin’ Section NJ party band had our first visit to the Imperia in Somerset on a slightly muggy late September day/eve.  Caitlin and Matt had first seen us at their friend’s Trish and Gordon’s wedding almost 5 years back at the HollyHedge Estate in New Hope, Pa and knew right then they wanted the Smokin’ Section at their […]

Chrissy & John

The Smokin’ Section had our first engagement at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange on this rather muggy late August afternoon/evening.  We had played Chrissy’s sister Beth’s wedding about 2 years and 1 month before this. At that time, Beth & her fiance (now husband) Ari had picked the Smokin’ Section as the best of NJ Wedding Bands […]

Liz and Tyler

It had been threatening to rain for much of the day, but the weather held out for Liz and Tyler…. They even got a beautiful sunset during their reception at Jack Baker’s Lobster Shanty, located on the scenic bay at Point Pleasant.

After arriving from their ceremony, Tyler and Liz and their guests enjoyed cocktail hour hors d’oeuvres and music […]

Jenn & John

Jenn and John had a picture perfect June day for their wedding at Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank.  The weather was sunny but not hot, and there was not a touch of humidity in the air.

After ceremony finished, the guests adjourned to bar and the deck, where they enjoyed a great view of the Navesink River, Red Bank, […]

Suzanne & Dan

Suzanne and Dan know a good thing when they see it, and within a week of meeting each other they knew they would eventually be married.  A little over a year after Dan proposed to Suzanne with an onion ring (standing in for a diamond), their big day arrived.  When the couple first contacted the Smokin’ Section NJ party […]

Erik & Brian

Erik and Brian had perfect weather for their early June wedding celebration.  To make things even better, the ceremony and festivities took place at an absolutely beautiful location, the Haven Beach Club.  The club is located in (where else?) Haven Beach on New Jersey’s treasure Long Beach Island, with an amazing view of the bay.

Brian and Erik chose to […]

Danielle & Greg

The Smokin’ Section crossed the river for Danielle & Greg’s late March wedding reception at the elegant 24 Fifth Ave, in the heart of Greenwich Village, a few blocks from Washington Square Park.  It was somewhat misty out for much of the day, but the weather did not dampen the crowd’s spirits one bit.

After cocktail hour with our keyboardist […]

Franny’s Birthday

The streamlined version of the Smokin’ Section (5 pieces) had a blast celebrating Franny’s birthday at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Hackensack.   Franny’s wife Jennifer did a great job putting together this surprise party on very short notice.  We got the call (or should we say e-mail?) about it the Tuesday before it was going to happen.

Franny got her […]

Lauren & Joey

The Smokin’ Section really enjoyed getting a chance to celebrate again with Joey’s family…. we had played his sister Sarah’s wedding reception at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club in Asbury Park in June of 2010.

Joey and Lauren had a perfect early Fall day (it felt almost like late Summer) for their wedding reception at Mayfair Farms in West Orange.  The […]