“Good plans shape good decisions. That’s why good planning helps to make elusive dreams come true.” Funny—this very wise statement wasn’t made concerning planning a wedding, but seriously, can you think of better advice for it, or a better subject this person could have been talking about? Planning a wedding, well, it’s not for the faint of heart. Though it may seem like a perfectly lovely way to spend your time, the truth is it can be one of the most stressful things you’ll ever do. You should be enjoying the planning stage of your wedding, but it may not be going so smoothly. From working out the budget to locating a venue to finding a top wedding performer, here are some valuable tips on planning a wedding that will help you get back to the important part of yours … the love you feel for your betrothed and your future together. Continue reading “Tips for Planning a Wedding”→
Guest list—check. Venue—check. Bridal gown—check. Food—check. In planning your wedding, you’ve been marking next to each item on your checklist, slowly, surely—and in some cases, painstakingly—nailing down each and every choice. And now? You’re finally down to the fun part—choosing the wedding band! Okay, choosing a band—or anything else—for your wedding isn’t easy. But your journey to the right band for your wedding most assuredly is one of the most enjoyable parts of planning your wedding. After all, you get to listen to a lot of great music performed by wedding performers in New Jersey! Bet you can’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon, particularly when you’re endeavoring to create the most important day of your life. But now that it’s time to choose a wedding band, how do you go about doing it? Here are some tips from the best wedding bands in New Jersey and throughout the country on how to choose a wedding band. Continue reading “How to Choose a Wedding Band”→
Summer breeze makes you feel fine … and so does a summer wedding. No other season of the year lends itself more pleasantly or appropriately to stepping up and taking those all-important vows than summer. The beautiful sunny horizons, the brilliant and billowy flowers, the sparkling teal grass, and the crisp, warm air—it all culminates into the ultimate backdrop for your ultimate day. And choosing the music for your summer wedding is one of the funnest aspects of planning your nuptials. Though never an easy task, determining the musical atmosphere of your wedding is an important decision the two of you must make together. But it doesn’t have to cause friction between you and your betrothed. Top wedding performers in New Jersey and throughout the country offer the following helpful tips on the best music for your summer wedding. Continue reading “Best Music for a Summer Wedding”→
“Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.” American jurist and poet Oliver Wendell Holmes was the one who said it. Of course, with your nuptials just around the corner, it’s a sentiment you’ve discovered as well, isn’t it? You’ve found the key, and the gates have been flung wide open, and now that you’re facing the crossroads of the rest of your life with the one you love, it’s time to get down to business and plan the wedding. Your checklist includes all the important things—venue, bridal gown, groomsmen’s tuxedos, floral arrangements, and of course, wedding music. The truth about choosing wedding music is that more couples find this to be the most difficult aspect of planning a wedding than any other. After all, when it comes to music, you surely can’t please everyone. You may even find it hard to come to a mutual agreement about your wedding music between the two of you. Thankfully, there is information you can learn about the different types of wedding music that can assist in nailing down your choices. Here are some tips from top wedding performers in New Jersey that can help. Continue reading “Types of Wedding Music”→
The past season was quite a turnaround for the Blue Devils – and for their legion of fans – as they lost to an inspired Oregon team in the Sweet Sixteen of March Madness. It was a far cry from their previous year championship run.
Even granting that Jahlil Okafor, the wunderkind operating on the block, left for the NBA, Duke still had a roster of veteran contributors and solid, reliable players, not to mention a top-2 pick in this year’s NBA draft in Brandon Ingram. But Coach K could not get the team revving to defend their championship, disappointing all season long in the ACC with losses even to unheralded teams. And then uninspired play booted them out of the NCAA Tournament.
Looking ahead though, Duke has all the reason to forget last season. With only three players graduating or NBA bound, many of the productive players are still with the team, and look to improve even more. And after a fruitful recruiting class, Grayson Allen, Amile Jefferson, and Luke Kennard are going to receive plenty of help.
The No. 1 ranked players from the frontcourt positions are all coming to town, with center Marques Bolden the last one to commit to Duke. He joins power forward Harry Giles and small forward Jayson Tatum, both of whom have already committed last year. The freshman list includes Frank Jackson, the No. 4 point guard and two solid rookies in Javin DeLaurier and Jack White.
The Blue Devils suddenly have a loaded, deep roster. Turning last season’s disappointment into an embarrassment of riches, a look at the roster and the coaching staff makes Duke title favorites once again.
A veteran public school educator and professional musician, Vince Pettinelli also has a deep interest in sports. Know more about him by following his Facebook page.