Back in 2010, I saw Daddy Pop perform in Hoboken and I was immediately obsessed. Unfortunately, they were more of a Jersey Shore band, so I thought it was a one-time treat. Two years later I was blown away by the band our friends hired for th...
eir wedding. Sure enough though, as I'm looking at the band members, I realized that I recognized them...it was Daddy Pop! A year after that, our other friends hired Daddy Pop for their wedding, and once again, everyone raved about the band.
The day after we booked our venue for our wedding, the first thing I did was call up Daddy Pop to see if they were available. I didn't need to spend a second thinking about bands. I've been to over 30 weddings in my life, and Daddy Pop was all I wanted. In all honestly, I would have changed the wedding date if they weren't available.
About a month before the wedding, I filled out all of the necessary paperwork. I barely highlighted any "must play" or "do not play" songs because I had complete faith that the band would be able to read the crowd the day of the wedding, and make sure everyone was up on the dance floor. About two weeks before the wedding, the band leader, Liz, called to speak with me. She was a bit surprised about how open we were to anything, in which I just said, "You are incredible, and anything you do will be perfect." I just asked that one of my favorite songs would be played at some point when I was in the room.
The day of the wedding, I couldn't have been happier. The band has a new singer, Chris, who brought a totally amazing vibe to the group. I loved that the band came out on the dance floor and interacted with the guests. They knew exactly what to sing and when to perform it. Our entrance song, first-dance, mother-son, and father-daughter songs were all performed live and I wish we had a videographer for the sole reason of being able to hear the band again. The few songs we did request were all sung at the most perfect time. As for my favorite song, Liz knew just when to sing it!
"Best band I have ever heard at a wedding!" was just one of the many phrases that has been floating around since our May wedding.
Thank you Daddy Pop for truly making our wedding a dream come true! I'm definitely going to be making some trips down the Shore to see them perform again.