I have had “write a review for Shine” on my to-do list since my wedding day (6/9/18….I guess I’m not TOO behind; after all, it’s only been 20 days…), and the reason I start with that is I really leave reviews sparingly but I had no doubt I would be writing one for this band. As both a PR professional and a small business owner (not to mention a VERY Type A personality), I understand and appreciate the value and merit of a review, and I take them quite seriously.
That said, I cannot rave enough about Shine. My husband and I were at a wedding in Geneva, New York (close to the bride’s home town) a couple of years ago before we were even engaged, and Shine was their band. Since we are from NJ/NYC, we had never heard of them, but to say we were beyond impressed is an understatement. Although we weren’t even engaged at that point, we got their business card, saying that we would look them up when our time came.
Sure enough, they were first on our list when we started to look for vendors for our wedding day. I must also add that my mom had a local band in mind for us, but my husband really pushed for Shine (I will give him major credit, especially as this was one of his only wedding-related tasks – ha!). He himself is a musician and he assured my mom that she would not regret it if we booked them. Needless to say, we all could not have been happier that we did!
Jonathan is incredibly professional, easy to work with, accommodating and responsive. There were also no hesitations when it came to the fact that the band would have to travel a bit of a distance to perform for us and we worked around those logistics easily.
I really cannot say enough positive things about Shine’s talent. Absolute rock stars! They are so kind, fun and beyond gifted. It was really a priority for us to have guests dancing from the start of the reception to the end, and Shine did not fail in meeting those expectations. They also worked seamlessly with us to arrange for one of our groomsmen to play the keyboard during the bridal recessional because it was a song my husband wrote and it was very meaningful to us. At the end of the evening, I started a chant “one last song” because I simply did not want it to end, and Shine delivered. We were all mesmerized by how incredible they were for the entire party, and I’m still getting compliments to this day.
Pushing HARD for my sister and her fiancé to book them for their wedding next summer. Hope to see you guys again soon someday regardless!!