Last night the wedding of Channel 11’s Jodi Applegate and Yankees broadcaster Michael Kay at the Plaza Hotel can only be described as an absolute Grand Slam.
Managing the ceremony from home plate was Mayor Rudy Giuliani to a combined crowd of Yankee and Broadcast TV Stars.
During the ceremony, our elegant string ensemble performed “At Last” for the groom (this being his first walk down the aisle ) and for Jodi, a lovely arrangement of the “Love Theme from the film “Somewhere in Time”
The first dance was a swinging version of Michael Bublé’s “I Just Hadn’t (sic) Met You Yet”
And later in the night, the crowd roared when Michael got up to sing “Build Me Up Butter Cup” with the Charles St. Paul Dance Band.
One of the many highlights of the evening included a sultry version of “Besame Mucho” sung by the groom’s uncle, Film Actor Danny Aiello.
Besame Mucho sung live by Danny Aiello
Listen to his Sultry and Swinging version of Besame Mucho (Kiss me Much) as he sang it to Jodi and Michael –
As Danny said, “If I knew your band was so good I would have sung another one. You guys were fantastic!”
It was the Star Talent, Charles St. Paul Dance Band that led this championship crowd to a non-stop, packed dance floor. From Swinging Sinatra to Retro Dance Hits of the 70’s and 80’s on up to the Yankee Anthem, Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind” – As one ecstatic guest put it “This band is the perfect party band.”
As Jodi said “My goal was to make it the greatest party that anyone has ever been to.” and the guests said “Home Run !” to that. MORE
We have to mention the meticulous work of Great Performances, the catering team at the Plaza, led by Dean Martinus and Steve Rice, the talented and omnipresent photo team led by David Hechler of Hechler Studios, the elegant decor from Tantawan Bloom and the creative lighting & sound team from Bentley Meeker that all helped make our performance a great success.