Kelly & Tyler

Their wedding was not only the joining of two wonderful people but also a coming together of some of Toronto's finest wedding professionals and artists.

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One King West

In July 2013, Laura from Laura & Co. Events reached out to St. Royal by sending an inquiry to us from our website. After trading a few emails with Laura about the event it became very apparent to me that this wedding was going to be very special. Unbeknownst to me, Kelly and Tyler had joined us at our free showcase at the Drake Hotel. They had emailed Laura mid-song to say that it was going to be the St. Royals at their wedding!

Laura and I discussed music and band details thoroughly as we wanted to make sure that the entire wedding would be covered for music. We wanted to carefully plan everything before accepting the first payment from Kelly and Tyler. This way there would be no surprise expenses in the months and weeks leading up the wedding day.

"As each intro was made the laughter was loud and the cheers even louder ultimately hitting their pinnacle as Kelly and Tyler entered the room."

The wedding was going to be taking place in the historic Grand Banking Hall at One King West, here in Toronto. Since One King West was an old building it was important to diagnose where the electrical power was going to be located and how it was going to hold up with the high quality PA and lighting system that we typically provide. Our head of production, Mike Walther worked with the venue to analyze all the technicalities. We arranged for the venue to provide an extra power drop at the stage area to ensure no unwanted breaks in the music.

In the months leading up to the wedding day Kelly, Tyler, Laura and I started discussing the finer details of the event. On a convenient Sunday morning we met over coffee to go over the itinerary and carefully stitched all the music-specific elements and requests into the plan. We had a lot of fun showing off Kelly and Tylerʼs fun personalities when it came to selecting the bridal party entrance music. Ignoring any trends, Kelly and Tyler gave me explicate instructions to DJ specific WWE wrestler theme songs for each pairing in the bridal party.

Some of these WWE wrestling themes were a bit rare, making it difficult to locate the high quality files I needed. After some YouTube diving and Google queries I was able to locate great quality versions of the requested themes which I added to their playlist that we worked on in our meeting.

On the day of the wedding everyone involved was in sync with each other and on point. Our AV setup team had finished right on time leaving us (the musicians) with a clean and impressive looking stage. Soundcheck was quick and concise. The guests arrived to the beautifully decorated room with Frank Sinatra classics playing away in the background as they mingled excitedly. Laura, Paul (the MC) and I went over the order of personnel, songs and timing one final time before the grand entrances. As each intro was made the laughter was loud and the cheers even louder ultimately hitting their pinnacle as Kelly and Tyler entered the room.

After dinner the DJ played Kelly and Tylerʼs first dance “Not With Haste” by Mumford and Sons. The St. Royals were on stage ready to go at this point and as the song ended the band launched into their first set and lit up the dance floor for over three hours. People were dancing, sweating, and jumping around to the live band. Even after the lights came on, the couple’s excitement persuaded the band to stay on stage and we played two more encores! Joined by the screaming chorus of all of their friends the band played the final song of the night, an emotional rendition of the Beatlesʼ “Hey Jude”.

The very next day I received this email from Kelly and Tyler:

“‎James! Where do I start – you guys were absolutely fabulous. The night was amazing and I can’t say how many compliments we received about the band – there was sooo many! Everyone loved you guys. I don’t think the dance floor was never not full! You guys had everyone on their feet for the whole night. We couldn’t have asked for anything better. You guys were a tremendous part in the success of the night and we are so thankful. Please pass on the thanks to the rest of the band!”

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“The St. Royals are truly an amazing band, amazing entertainers, and amazing to work with. From the beginning they replied to me with a friendly, fast and efficient email answering all of my “newly engaged, no idea what I am doing” questions. The St. Royals made it easy. Leading up to the big day, They were very approachable and thoroughly organized. They met with me in person on a Sunday morning and ran through the whole plan for the wedding. I can’t praise them enough – they are more then what you would ever expect, accommodating beyond belief, and they truly want you to have the best experience. They ensure the best music is played for your crowd and that your guests have a great time. I have never received so many compliments in one night as I did about the band – everyone of all ages (my 90 year old grandfather, my parents, my sisters, friends and even my 20 year old cousin) all raved about how good the band was, how great the music was, and how entertaining they were. I would definitely recommend this band without a doubt! They made my wedding what it was, and I can’t begin to explain how much fun my groom and I had, as well as all my guests. People still rave about them to this day!” KELLY MCBOYLE - Bride

  1. Rescue Me
  2. This Old Heart
  3. Ain't Too Proud
  4. Reach Out
  5. Grapevine
  6. I Wish
  7. I Feel Good
  8. Shake Your Body Down
  9. ABC
  10. I Want You Back
  11. Rock With You
  12. My Girl
  13. Natural Woman
  14. Forget You
  15. Chain Of Fools
  16. Signed Sealed
  17. Cant Hurry Love
  18. Lets Groove
  19. Valerie
  20. Proud Mary
  21. Think
  22. Tightrope - Happy - Tightrope
  23. Jungle Boogie
  24. I Shot The Sheriff
  25. Diamonds
  26. Call Me Al
  27. That Thing
  28. Respect
  29. Kiss
  30. Give It To Me
  31. Miss You
  32. Shout
  33. I'm Every Woman
  34. Higher Higher
  35. Dance To The Music
  36. Everyday People
  37. Workin' Day And Night
  38. Superstition
  39. E: Help From My Friends
  40. E: Hey Jude

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