You may have heard that there are three things Katy has always wanted for her wedding — and that one of those things was a live band. So I considered it my duty to find a very large number of bands in order to have sufficient confidence that I would find the perfect fit. I scoured all the gig websites, and in the end I had a spreadsheet of 8 different characteristics for a total of 87 bands from the Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver markets. (I only stopped there because I couldn't find any more!)
In a somewhat spooky coincidence, out of all of those 87 bands, the one Katy & I both (independently) picked for our top choice turned out to be based in none other than Milwaukie, Oregon — a Portland suburb named after Milwaukee, Wisconsin (at a time before standardized spelling) — which is where we had just moved to. How's that for serendipity? We both picked Mike and the Pressure Point band for their incredible energy — but given how many other bands I evaluated, going into last night I can say that I probably had unfairly high expectations for them (which I tried to keep in check). Even still, I was absolutely floored.
Mike, please convey my and Katy's utmost appreciation to everyone in the band, and let them know that their unstoppable energy made Katy the absolute happiest bride on earth. Faces were plastered with permanent smiles, and the dance floor was packed until the end. Our afterparty had an amazing energy and high turnout which was only made possible by an incredible performance on your part. We cannot express enough gratitude for making our evening more special than we thought possible. You were an absolute pleasure to work with and celebrate with. We wish we could hire you every weekend.
Morgan & Katy
10/12/19 Seattle Wedding