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Two Big Texas Hearts from Houston Britt & Malli Get Married in May at The Liberty Hotel in Boston

It was an absolute joy to perform at a wedding last weekend for a couple as warm and hospitable as the state they flew in from. Brittany and Jamahl (or Britt and Malli) are one of my favorite wedding couples of all time. They flew up from Houston, TX for a wedding day here in Boston.

Brittany and Jamahl Thomas at Liberty Hotel Boston

Bride Brittany and Groom Jamahl with their Best Man and Matron of Honor outside The Liberty Hotel Boston

Both were so relaxed when we met about a year ago and shared in our initial Skype chat. Meeting the couple face to face several months back to begin planning, inside the stunning and cavernous lobby of their chosen venue, The Liberty Hotel in Boston, they were the very same in person — perhaps even more so. As I tried to make them feel comfortable, they returned the favor and expressed their desire to have me partake intimately throughout the wedding day, so I would “feel like family.”

Brittany is from the border of Texas and Louisiana. She is one of the most genuine and considerate young ladies I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing — her now husband is a very lucky man, a sentiment with which he fully agrees. Jamahl is from Newton — another class act. The couple met in Connecticut while in college, almost ten years ago. One look at them, and you know they are a match made in heaven.

The day was a beautiful one. After a wedding service at a Newton Baptist church, an intimate group of family and close friends joined the couple at the hotel for the reception. Aside from having candlelit dinner all around the fourth floor balcony under the hotel’s main rotunda, the cocktail hour, formalities, and later dancing, all took place in a small unique foyer and several adjoining rooms, each of which held something nice: in one, the place cards, ornate bird cage for special notes from guests to the bride and groom, the cake, and favors; in another, a fully stocked bar; the third, a flat panel monitor that we provided on which a recurring slideshow of the couple’s memories played throughout the evening; and the fourth, a talented and very personable local caricature artist who captured guests’ images into youthful cartoon portrayals of themselves (we were happy to help arrange this service for the couple).

Brittany Jamahl Thank You Note

Thank you note from the couple… after a million thank yous in person.

We created perhaps our cleanest musical setup to date in this unique yet challenging space, with our main speakers filling the foyer and first pair of rooms with tunes, and utilizing a second audio setup with piped music in further down the hall and into the second set of smaller side rooms. The best man’s and matron of honor’s toasts were so warm and heartfelt and sparked many tears. The cake cutting — during which Jamahl ended up wearing more than he actually ingested — was hilarious, as Brittany afterward held up her dress with one hand and pranced away from her groom to avoid potential retaliation. The couple’s first slow dance was breathtaking, and then their guests made the dance floor a blast.

It was terrific working with Erinne Bundrock and crew at The Liberty Hotel, photographer Vail Fucci and her talented second-shooter team (photo above courtesy of), and one joy of a caricature artist Laura.

Congratulations and thanks are due to Britt and Malli once more for being truly amazing.

Please check out my friend Vail Fucci’s blog and photos from this special day right here.

Thanks for reaching. Cheers.
John Dudley ~ DJJohnDudley.com

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