Kameleon, one of the premiere wedding bands in Ireland, is an independent 9-10 piece “high energy” act featuring 3 amazing lead vocalists, guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, sax, trumpet and trombone. As performing music for all age groups is our primary goal, any audience will be delighted by our exciting versions of songs by Cole Porter, Glen Miller, Motown and Disco classics, Latin and Current music. We keep the dance floor packed as we segue from one song to another in medley style, to build the momentum. Please contact us for availability!
“Congratulations on being featured in New York Magazine Wedding Issue. Our editors included only the highest quality shops and services. This is to let every bride and groom know that you are a New York Magazine favorite!”
New York Magazine letter to Kameleon Orchestras, Spring 2003
New York Magazine’s May 2002 Issue lists Kameleon Orchestras as one of New York’s Top Bands!
“This band’s musical repertoire includes crowd pleasers from artists like Jennifer Lopez, Santana, Enrique Iglesias, and Dido – and high-energy entertainment is its forte. A good choice for top 40 fans who want a contemporary sound with a more personal touch.”
Dear Lou – Thank you for an incredible night of music you provided for our daughter at Laura Belle. Everyone thought we had the best band of all time. What a night! Not only was the music terrific, but each member of the band couldn’t have been nicer and more fun. We are so glad you were there to make the night so special!
Dear Lou – Words cannot describe the incredible time we had on the night of our wedding at The Waldorf, and how your music made it a memorable evening! Energy, talent and professionalism are three words that best describe you and your Orchestra, Kameleon. Our guests are still calling and raving about the music and how they danced non-stop! Elliot and I wish to thank you for doing such a great job.
Dear Lou – After going to hear several bands play live, I thought my daughter was crazy when she began another band search on the Internet. Obviously, she had not yet found her dream musicians, until she found you and Kameleon. You are such a warm, caring person, whose determination to make a great wedding party was felt from the beginning of our initial meeting. This all became a reality on May 3, 2003 at the Riverhead Aquarium, when Kameleon, with such talented and personable musicians and singers, helped to make this the best wedding ever! You created a happy, vibrant, festive musical atmosphere that everyone of all age groups enjoyed. We are still getting raves about “The Band!” We wish to extend a heart felt “Thank You” for helping to make this wedding a dream to be remembered and cherished forever!
“Fantastic Job!”, the members of KAMELEON are true professionals of the highest caliber! I appreciate that you learned all of the additional songs we requested. KAMELEON is the best band we and our guests have ever heard!
Our guests have phoned us over the last few days to mention how terrific KAMELEON was! Lou, thanks for all of your patience and for playing everything we asked for. You were all excellent and displayed pure professionalism. We will highly recommend you always!
Dear Lou – We had a blast!!! Everyone I spoke with raved about your band. Marlene and I want to thank you for the best night of our lives. Thanks again!
Dear KAMELEON, When you said you can Rock, you weren’t kidding! We want to thank you for making our wedding, a day we will never forget! All of our friends and guests commented on how “awesome” the band was! People kept coming over to us saying “where did you get those guys?” P.S. thanks for the Greatful Dead songs, they were more than real!
Dear Lou, thanks once again for a wonderful day! Your performance truly made us “Feel Brand New”. As soon as we get back from our honeymoon in Italy, we will send you a recommendation letter. Arrivedeci!
A belated thanks to KAMELEON for the extraordinary entertainment you provided at my wedding. Everyone commented on how “the music made the difference” in the evening, and how everyone danced from beginning to end! I will see you again for our numerous corporate events!
Dear Lou, Thank you for making our wedding at the Central Park Boat House so terrific! KAMELEON was a blast! There is no question that we chose the best band for our wedding, and can’t wait untill the next event in our family so we can see you all again!
Dear Lou and the members of Kameleon, We write to thank you for making such beautiful music at our children’s wedding at Shelter Rock Jewish center. Countless people who attended had the highest praise for your band and the variety of songs. We shall recommend Kameleon to anyone planning a party in the future. Sincerely,
Dear Lou, Thank you for making Debbie and Adam’s September 8th wedding so spectacular! The music kept everyone out of their seats. Our guests ahd a fabulous time and rated you the best band around. Thanks again,
Dear Lou, Thank you so much for performing so fantastically at our wedding. Everyone was talking for weeks afterward how great the band was and how much they enjoyed dancing! Many guests mentioned to us that this was the best wedding ever. Thanks for making it so much fun! Sincerely,
Dear Lou and Kameleon, Thank you so much for the great job you did at our wedding. What we loved most is that you played “Comfortably Numb” for us. I’ve never heard a wedding band play Pink Floyd like you did. It was “awesome.” Love,
Dear Lou, I am sorry that it has taken us so long to say thank you, but here it is… Thank you again for everything! We had a terrific time and you guys were a blast! There is no question that we chose the best band for our wedding at the Central Park Boat House. We can’t wait for the next event in our family so we can see you again.
Dear Lou and the Band, Wow! You guys were awesome! Thanks for making our wedding phenomenal. It was a pleasure working with all of you from the planning stages to the actual wedding. Lou- thanks for being there for us! Warmest regards,
Dear Lou and Kameleon, Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding an incredible event we will never forget! The band was extra ordinary and your energy was contagious!!! All of our guests had so much fun and the dance floor was packed all night. We loved it! Love,
Dear Lou and Kameleon, We wanted to thank you again for making our wedding at Cold Springs Country Club so special. Our guests commented that the band members all sounded and looked great, and had never danced so much at any wedding prior to ours! Thanks for playing the songs we requested. The band was truly the highlight of our evening. We still can’t get over how beautiful our wedding song, “Songbird by Fleetwood Mac” sounded. We will always recommend you.
Dear Lou, What can we say? You guys were fantastic- even better than we expected! You will definitely be getting some call from our guests. Please put us on your mailing list so we can see you again.
Dear Lou, We had been meaning to send you a note since we got home from Hawaii, but it has taken us a while to adjust to reality. We can’t thank you enough. People are still calling us to talk about how wonderful our wedding was. We’ve heard about the Flowers, the Place, but mostly we heard how great the band was, and how you sounded like “the real thing” for each and every song. You kept everybody up the entire night! Our feet were numb for days! The night was wonderful and we have wonderful memories. We’ve heard many times, “it was the best wedding ever!” Lou- your experience in the wedding business was apparent throughout the night as you pleased all of the different age groups in our families. Thanks for making our wedding the craziest, wildest formal party ever! We look forward to seeing all of you at our friends’ weddings, although we like to think of you as “ours!” Best wishes,
Dear Lou and Kameleon, I can not begin to express our gratitude to you and all of the band members for making our wedding reception a complete success. I knew once I saw the video, I would not be disappointed. Every guest has told me that yuys were the best band they had ever heard at a wedding. Please accept our sincerest thanks for a superior job- extremely well done. Please do not hesitate to use us as a reference. Truly,
Dear Lou, Thank you so much for making my son’s Bar Mitzvah spectacular! Your band was outstanding in every way. The Horah Medley, the Candlelighting, the games with the kids, the Latin Music, the Motown, Disco, Swing and Current Dance Music were all fantastic. The adults danced all night and the Kids stayed in the room… Thanks again,
To Kameleon Orchestras: You guys were terrific! We had a great time at our annual holiday party and everyone is raving about you. We will book you again next year as soon as we have a date set. Talk to you soon,
You might have heard of a couple wearing an alien suit for a wedding dress or a couple who get wed in a pink cadillac in Las Vegas wedding strip. Although it sound like fun, many still don’t get the wishes of couples to celebrate their wedding this way.
If you want to have an exciting wedding, you can get wed in an extraordinary way without looking like a psycho for getting married in an alien suit. Destination Wedding is gaining popularity these days because it satisfies the wants of adventurous couples without being a clown.
Destination Wedding is for couples who want to get wed on the sandy beach of Fiji Islands or at the romantic canals of Italy or at the Eiffel Tower.
Wedding guests for Destination Wedding usually are the closest families and friends of the bride and groom. Of course, only those who love you the most will take the time, energy and money just to get to attend your wedding day.
But do you know that there is a list of Destination Wedding etiquette to follow? Destination Wedding Etiquette is just an enhancement of wedding etiquette that we have come to know.
Basic Destination Wedding Etiquette
* The very first Destination Wedding Etiquette that you should know is that you should tell your guest in advance, at least six months, of the when and the where of your Destination Wedding.
This Destination Wedding Etiquette is important because it will give your guests an ample time to decide whether or not they should attend your wedding. Your guests also needs to check-in in a hotel and fly just to get to your Destination Wedding.
Also, it’s important to check which band are going to play in your wedding.
You may ask, should you pay for the travel expenses and hotel accommodation of your guests? Destination Wedding Etiquette tells that you should not. You are not responsible for their tickets and hotel fees. You would go broke if you do. Your guests know this fact and they should not ask you about it in the first place.
If any of them ask you the awkward question of, “Would you I pay for the tickets and hotel fees?” You could answer this way so as not to hurt his or her feelings: “Oh, I would love to treat you for a vacation but our budget is so limited that I could only accommodate your dinner after my wedding.” You have better lines than this. Use it using your friendly voice.
* The second most important Destination Wedding Etiquette is to provide your guests with information about the place. You should also scout for the cheapest hotels in the area where they could stay.
You can create a Destination Wedding Information, a brochure type info kit, that contains the basic information about the town of your wedding venue and the scenic places that your guests can go before and after the wedding. Remember that Destination Wedding is like a honeymoon wedding? Think of the best honeymoon places and vacation spots in the area so that couples and singles alike will enjoy the place.
Also, create a map of the area so that your guests would know how to navigate the area.
Other Destination Wedding Etiquette
– Destination Wedding Etiquette allows bride to wear any wedding dress that they would like to wear. Of course, if you are a fashionable bride, you would like to wear a simple yet elegant wedding dress even without looking at Destination Wedding Etiquette books. For chic and fashionable brides the fabric and design of the bride’s wedding dress must conform to the location.
For example, if you are getting married at the sandy beaches of the Fiji Islands, you should wear chiffon and even semi-translucent wedding gown in white or other colors like aquamarine. This kind of wedding dress will look very sexy on the beach.
– Bring insect repellant lotions, sunblock and face hydro spritzer like Evian to make your guest feel comfortable in your wedding reception and ceremony which would be held in an unroofed venue.
This is not necessarily one of the rules of Destination Wedding Etiquette. This is just your way of saying thanks to your beloved family and friends who took the time and have spent fortune just to witness you getting tied with your one true love.
The Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette book is a very comprehensive book on wedding etiquette. The wedding situations depicted here are full of every situation in which a expecting couple will need to do or just say the right thing.
The Emily Post Wedding Etiquette book has every answer to every question b couples regarding the proper wedding etiquette. Also, included in the Emily post Wedding Etiquette book are very valuable advice on how a couple will set up either a traditional or a non-traditional wedding ceremony.
The Emily Post Wedding Etiquette book also includes the right and efficient way to dress and depends on the level of formality of a couple’s wedding, aside from this, the Emily Post Wedding Etiquette book teaches the couple how wedding invitations will be written, etc.
The modern couples who originated from different kinds of backgrounds need the Emily Post Wedding Etiquette book. The Emily post Wedding Etiquette book is also needed by the brides and grooms that have entered their second marriages. Aside from this, the Emily Post Wedding Etiquette book is needed by children from a divorce.
Finally, the Emily Post Wedding Etiquette book is needed by anyone who needs to make sure that will be able to get everything that are just right for their wedding!
To give the reader a sneak peak, here are some of the possible topic or subject that they could read about in a Emily post Wedding Etiquette book:
1. Expenses Handled by the Flower Girl/s in a Wedding
The Emily Post Wedding Etiquette book will usually inform the reader that a flower girl is usually picked as before the age of six years old.
The Emily Post Wedding Etiquette book will tell the reader that the families of the flower girl or flower girls are expected to cover the expenses for their flower girl dress, for their other attires, and also their travel expenses.
The Emily Post Wedding Etiquette books also tells us that the flower girls are not usually expected to bring along a shower gift to bridal showers that they may attend.
If the parents of the flower girl or flower girls do attend, the shower gift expectations will be just the same as the other bridal shower guest. If the flower girl or flower girls do attend more than one bridal shower or bridal party, they are expected of bringing only one bridal shower gift.
The flower girls are really not responsible for helping out financially with the bridal shower.
2. Expenses Handled by the Best Man
The Emily Post Wedding Etiquette book will tell the reader that the best man will usually handled the expenses for his own formal wear along with his accessories. He will also handle the travel expenses, as well as one shower gift and one wedding gift.
The Emily Post Wedding Etiquette book will also share in the cost of the bachelor party.
3. Expenses Handled by the Groomsmen or the Ushers
The Emily Post Wedding Etiquette book will usually note that the groomsmen aged sixteen years and below are not expected to help out with the cost of the wedding.
The Emily Post Wedding Etiquette book will tell the reader that the groomsmen or ushers will shoulder the expense of their own formal wear as well as their own accessories. The covered expense will also include travel expenses, one shower gift and one wedding gift.
Aside from this, the Emily Post Wedding Etiquette book will teach the reader that the groomsmen or ushers will share with the cost of the bachelor party with the best man.
4. Expenses handled by the Ring Bearer and the Trainbearer
The Emily Post Wedding Etiquette book will also teach the reader that the kids under the age of six are okay to be the ring bearer or trainbearer.
The families of the ring bearer and train bearer, however, are expected to shoulder the attires, and the travel expenses of the ring bearer and the train bearer.
The ring bearer and and train bearer is not really expected to bring along any gift to any kind of pre-wedding parties that they may like to attend.
If the parents of the ring bearer or train bearer do attend, the expectations for the gifts will still be the same as with any other guest. If the ring bearer or train bearer do attend more than just one party, only a single shower gift is expected.
Weddings were almost always held during daytime in the past. But like evolution, the customs and norms on weddings have also evolved over time.
Most couples nowadays find evening weddings more romantic and ideal. Evening weddings have increased popularity over time.
People see weddings, especially receptions as a perfect time to mingle with old and new friends and generally socialize. However, only few know that several wedding etiquettes do exist for evening weddings.
As for almost any issue hounding etiquettes on weddings, you will be surprised how evening wedding etiquettes mainly revolve around the most basic issue and concern on weddings— attires.
For the bride and the groom, it is surprising that not much is expected during evening weddings. Evening weddings, according to several etiquette books and guides, should be treated as if they were daytime wedding. But take note, the case only applies to brides and grooms.
Being a nice and good guest, you are expected to follow several practical and unwritten guidelines. You would not want to create a bad impression to people, don’t you?
To illustrate the most common dilemma encountered by guests, who really try hard to be good guests, read on for a sample situation that you may have encountered in the past.
An evening wedding situation
Annie was invited to the wedding of a high school friend. The event poses a lot of excitement to her because she sees it as an opportunity to touch base and catch up with old high school friends.
Thus, Annie wants to make sure she will create a good and fashionable impression on that night. She wants to show everyone how she has improved and gotten prettier and foxier over the years.
However, one concerning factor about the wedding was that it is an evening wedding. Annie has attended just a couple of evening weddings before, and those were informal events, unlike this forthcoming one.
The invitation sent to her clearly and boldly emphasized that the guests are expected to come in formal attire. Ahh, Annie thought. That would be to her advantage. She will more exuberate radiance through a beautifully made gown.
The wedding night of her friend turned out to be disaster for Annie. Why? Because with her utmost desire to ‘dress to impress,’ she found that she over did it.
Annie wear a very beautiful and radiant fire-engine red gown. The dress accentuated her figure, and no wonder, she was really beautiful.
If she was beautiful on her gown, what went wrong? What happened in the evening wedding that made Annie want to run out instantly from the event?
Apparently, Annie unintentionally stole the bride’s wedding thunder. Since she came in flaming red and beautiful gown, all eyes were on her during the wedding. Some people, to her dismay, also came to congratulate her, mistakenly identifying her as the bride.
It can never be flattering. Not all eyes were smiling to Annie. The bride’s eyes were flaming red, with anger! All the bride’s maids, and almost all the ladies in the ceremony showed those disgusted and unwanting looks to Annie. She thought, she should never have attended that evening wedding.
Dress for the occasion
Evening wedding invitations that bear the phrase “black tie optional,” indicates that the evening wedding is meant to be a formal gathering and the hosts intend the guests to appear formal.
Men are expected to appear in their tuxedos and women in their evening ball gowns.
For the burden of the ladies, they should first find out about the wedding colors and motifs before showing up at the wedding. Otherwise, they, for sure, would not want to catch hot and daunting eyes during the entire ceremony until the reception.
For the ladies, remember not over do it. Do not steal the thunder from the bride. Do not out do the bride’s maids, the maid of honors and the bride’s mom as well.
Dress down. Find a suitable color and design of the gown that can attract attention, but not too much to the extent that all eyes are totally fixed on you. Remember, it should be the bride who should stand out on her much-awaited moment.
A wedding of an acquiantance is going to be held some time soon. You are now thinking of what gift you should give the newly wed. But do you know that there are gift giving wedding etiquette? Yes, there is such a thing. If you are contemplating on giving cash as a gift, read on first the gift giving cash wedding etiquette before you do such a move.
Gift Giving Cash Wedding Etiquette Fact 1:
If a guest who receive an invitation can’t make it to the wedding, they are not obligated to send gifts and much more cash gifts. Wedding etiquette dictates, however, that those who are unable to attend should send a congratulatory card for the groom or for both couples or a simple best wishes note to the bride.
Gift Giving Cash Wedding Etiquette Fact 2:
Cash gifts or any gift items may be sent to the bride or groom’s home before the wedding or to the couple’s new home one year afterwards. This is a way of guests to lessen the burden to the newlyweds, such as how would they transport heavy gift items. Couple need not worry about renting a truct to transport the gifts to their new home. Also, your cash gift will be a great help to couples within their first year of marriage who are still in the stage of raising their own savings.
Gift Giving Cash Wedding Etiquette Fact 3:
Giving cash gifts are not a violation of wedding etiquette. Couples need cash as a start up money for them. They need to rent a new apartment, bigger than their bachelor pad, if any of them has one, buy toiletries and groceries for the two of them, buy appliances and furniture that the two of them needs. These are just few among the many expenses that a couple would face in the first few months of their marriage which is why gift giving cash is a good idea to do and does not violate any wedding etiquette.
Gift Giving Cash Wedding Etiquette Fact 4:
So how much should you give if you decide to give the couple cash as a gift?
It is a horrible idea that the amount or price of one’s wedding gift should equate to what the couples had spent on your dinner at the wedding reception. It is untrue. You can give as much as you want and as less as you want, if your budget is really tight. But in gift giving cash wedding etiquette, a guest’s transportation does not count as a cash gift to the couple.
Gift Giving Cash Wedding Etiquette Fact 5:
Also, don’t stop yourself from giving cash gifts if the couple has listed their preferred wedding gifts in registry. Buying gifts from the wedding registry list are optional; you can either give the couple the gift of their choice or don’t.
So, the gift giving cash wedding etiquette fact # 5 is that you can give cash gifts eventhough the couples have a wedding registry.
Here are gift giving cash wedding etiquette for couples:
Wedding registries are gaining popularity these days. But there are limitations on how much the bride and groom may direct gift giving. Gift giving cash is a wedding etiquette violation. You should not tell your guests that you prefer cash than gift items or request donations in cash to pay up a mortgage or ask them to give you cash to fund your honeymoon or that gift giving cash is preferred because you will send the money to charity.
Whether you like it or don’t asking for gift giving in cash will make you look greedy, even if you claim that the money will go to charity. Also, your guests will fell less generous.
Gift giving of cash is an option to guests. They may opt to give cash as a wedding gift but wedding etiquette tells that you should not, ever, ask them for gift giving of cash. You may use the cash gifts in anyway you want.
If the bride and groom receive cash from guests, accept it and say your thanks, write them a thank you note the way you would do after opening a gift item.