Monday, July 04, 2011
At around 5:45pm on the evening of July 2, 2011, Joseph E. Petrucelli presided over the wedding of Henry M. Shteamer and Laal F. Shams-Molkara at the Metropolitan Building in Long Island City, Queens. Dinner, drinks and dancing followed, as well as live music performed by the groom, the officiant, the bride and assorted friends.
Thank you to all who helped make this such a beautiful event. I am a very happy man.
Laal walked down the aisle to a loop of David Thomas Broughton's "The Heart You Don't Look Out For," and the celebratory post-ceremony fanfare was "Never Stop" by the Bad Plus. The first-dance soundtrack was a medley of Van Morrison's "Cul de Sac" and Thin Lizzy's "Wild One." The live set included works by Glenn Danzig, Eddie Money, Becker/Fagen and the Strokes. Billy Ocean's "Caribbean Queen" kicked off the DJ portion, and various Takoma releases (Fahey, Kottke) played during cocktail hour and dinner.