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January 10, 2022

The Knot Best of Weddings Reviews: 2021 Wrap

We love being a part of The Knot community, so to start off the New Year of 2022, we would like to express our appreciation for our amazing couples, clients, and fellow vendors who got us through 2021.

We were able to be a part of some incredible events and create amazing memories. The enthusiasm from both vendors and clients helps continue doing what we love doing, and helps boost us into The Knot Hall of Fame (!!) We feel incredibly lucky to kick off the New Year with a pep in our step and hope for many love stories ahead! With that spirit, we’d like to share some of our favorite reviews from the past year.

We cannot say enough wonderful things about this band! Working with them was a dream come true. Our producer was incredibly organized, and having the band do MCing services as well as playing the cocktail hour and reception took pressure off of us and any of our guests to do any big announcements. They were incredible and helped us to relax a lot during our big day, and when one of them started rapping during “Crazy in Love,” our crowd lost their minds and loved every second of it. He had an amazing vocal range and we were completely blown away. One of the other singer’s voice is so beautiful that it literally made several guests (including me) tear up. Her rendition of “Can’t Help Falling in Love” was so lovely and powerful that having that song as our first dance didn’t even feel cliché because the band made it so unique. The instrumentalists were incredible and everyone seemed happy to be playing. Them singing on the dance floor at the end of the night with all of us helped to make this the best wedding reception I’ve ever attended, and the band’s energy was infectious. They read the room perfectly with their song choices, and although a lot of our older guests left after dinner and before dancing really started, those who stayed for the dancing at the reception danced right up until the end of the night. Thank you so much to the Bluewater Kings for bringing the most amazing energy and talent; we were absolutely blown away and feel honored to have had you play at our wedding reception!!!

Andrea O.
December 2021

Bluewater Kings Band was the SINGLE BEST thing we did for our wedding! We have told numerous friends with upcoming weddings that a live band (but specifically Bluewater Kings) was the game changer that made our wedding the most incredible party! The entire process with them was flawless. The planning website is comprehensive and so easy to use- every detail is accounted for. Our coordinator was prompt in answering questions and extremely accommodating with our requests (even some last minute week of ones). We booked a 7 piece band with horns and they were ROCKING! I (the bride) seriously didn’t leave the dance floor from it’s opening after my father-daughter dance until 10:30pm – and that was just to pee! I had more fun than I can ever remember! The band sounded incredible, the singers were having so much fun and it was just an awesome show! Not only did they sound incredible for the dance floor, the cocktail hour quartet was beautiful and just what I wanted, and our last hour of DJ club music was so perfect. The band also kept the schedule going perfectly and made it the best night ever! Book Bluewater Kings Band – they are worth so much more than you will pay! Thank you guys- we love you!

Abbey T.
December 2021

The Blue Water Kings were an absolute blast at our September 2021 wedding at the Morton Arboretum. They provided the sound system for our outdoor ceremony, and performed live during our reception. The ceremony sound was perfect, and their playing during the reception was top notch. We opted for the six piece band, and it was perfect. They respected our request for minimal MCing, and kept everyone dancing with their amazing energy, great musicianship, and a well-planned set list. Our band contact helped us understand the various packages and was extremely responsive to our questions. Before the wedding, they met with us to get our music preferences. We didn’t get to choose our set list specifically, but it was better that way—they know what makes an amazing set list better than we do, and we ended up with a fantastic mix of styles. The King’s music was one of the best parts of our wedding, and I can’t thank them enough for helping make our big day so special. People have continued to rave to us after the wedding about how awesome our band was. 10/10 would recommend!

Holly D.
November 2021

The Bluewater Kings lit up our room! 🔥 First and foremost they were talented and created a lively experience in our venue, but their whole customer experience was professional and hospitable. They were extremely flexible when my wife and I decided to delay or wedding due to Covid concerns. They were prompt, communicative, and played their schedule exactly as advertised. They even learned some entirely new songs for us that they have never played before! And beyond that, they played “Sherry” by Franky Valli (a family favorite of ours) and crushed it even though they had never performed it live before. As good as it gets. 5/5

Jeffrey P.
October 2021

Wow y’all. We really cannot say enough about Bluewater Kings Band. We got married on Sept. 11, 2021 and they helped to make our night so very memorable. We always knew we wanted a live band, and they totally blew our expectations out of the water. We booked a cocktail hour pianist and a 5 piece band which ended up being perfect. Our MC and did an amazing job. He was so kind, laid back, organized, and really helped to make sure the night flowed really well. We love music band we love dancing. So do our families. From the time that the first dance ended until the very end of the night at 11:30 pm, the dance floor was completely packed. The band had everyone dancing and singing all night – THAT is the sign of an amazing band right there! The music they played was exactly what we wanted and they sounded better than we could’ve asked for! Since our wedding, we can’t count the number of times that our family and friends have said how much they loved the band and how great they were. If you’re looking for a live band for your wedding – this is the band for you. Just do it!! Book them!

Tess C.
September 2021