Broadway Vibes Meets Saugerties Steamboat Co.

Saugerties Steamboat Co,. The Hudson Valley, Saugerties NY

The Review

“If you choose to work with DJ Lou, you will have made the right decision, and we’d like to tell you why. DJ Lou was all of the things you would have on your DJ wish list – he was a fantastic communicator, listened to our vision attentively and helped us to achieve it, accommodated a wide range of musical tastes, and had great equipment. Additionally, DJ Lou went above and beyond to accommodate some unique quirks to our wedding. Specifically, we needed to properly mix a song to match the key of a friend who was singing us down the aisle, needed to find and strip down a Japanese song that was not easily found in music catalogues, and cater to a crowd that was a healthy mix of performing artists and muggles. DJ Lou handled all of these challenges and more for us skillfully and enthusiastically, and our wedding would not have been nearly as seamless and enjoyable as it was without him.”

– Riza & Alex

Originally Sourced: Google

My Observations

A melding of performance, culture, and talent makes this particular wedding at the Saugerties Steamboat Co. something to behold. Riza Takahashi is an Assistant Producer of numerous projects including MEAN GIRLS in Japan after formerly being a cast member on Broadway. Alex Laznovky is Maryland/DC native, graduate of St. Johns University School of Law,

This wedding presented some unique elements, from micing up Riza, Alex, the officiant Michael, broadway performer Devon Hadsell for her rendition of Can’t Help Falling In Love. Also with Riza being a former broadway performer, she had a very special surprise to sing a pitch and time-edited Kana Uemura song Light.

To show just how extraordinary Riza & Alex were, they had asked if I could come out to a quick rehearsal and then invited to their scrumptious rehearsal dinner. There I got to spend a lot of time getting to know the major guests that were to be in attendance including Alex’s dad who literally we struck up an hours-long conversation from our shared similar history.

In the end, everything went off flawlessly and this wedding was truly incredibly inclusive and so much fun to have been a part of.

The Professionals

Playlist Sampler

Cocktail & Dinner

  • Africa – Toto
  • Too Busy Thinking About My Baby – Marvin Gaye
  • Silly Love Songs – Paul McCartney & Wings
  • Fooled Around And Fell In Love – Elvin Bishop

Dance

  • Get Me Bodied – Beyonce
  • Never Leave You (Uh Ohhh) – Lumidee
  • Sexy Chick – David Guetta f/ Akon
  • Lemon – NERD f/ Rihanna

A Ceremony Snippet

6/16/2023 - Riza & Alex Ceremony Snippet

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