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Wedding Voodoo

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Wedding Voodoo

Robert Hall

While setting up for my most recent wedding, my friend (and wedding videographer extraordinaire) Firas and I were chit-chatting about memorable wedding moments. I discussed in detail one of my fondest memories, which took places years prior when I was still an assistant learning the trade at Robert Bruce Photography

The wedding took place in Grosse Pointe at a beautiful chapel. We had the excellent opportunity to photograph the couple on the piers of the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, prior to the reception taking place in the ballroom. At this point in my career, it was the most extravagant wedding I had ever been a part of. But the true memory took place when mid-reception, the Rick Lieder Band set down their instruments to let the groom and friends temporarily take the stage. As I walked away from the stage to tend to equipment stashed to the corner, I heard a killer tone burst from the amplifier as the opening riff of Voodoo Child (Slight Return) began. He ripped his way through the entire song, and I've cherished that out-of-the-blue moment ever since it happened.

Well the wedding commenced, and things ran behind, which lead Firas and I rushing into the church to properly set up before the ceremony. As I walked in and glanced to my right, I got my first glimpse of the groomsmen. I continued on but something made me do a double take. I turned to Firas and exclaimed, "That's the guy! That's the groom that played VooDoo Child". Later at the reception I was pleased to see the Rick Lieder Band on stage at the Marriot Centerpoint. Sure enough, the audience and I were treated to the now-ritual of Alex playing Voodoo Child at a wedding.  So here's a few shots and a video clip from his performance, do you think he'd make Jimi proud?

P.S. He never pursued music because he was busy becoming a doctor. So if you're wondering where all those cool traits and abilities are, he's got 'em.

P.S. He never pursued music because he was busy becoming a doctor. So if you're wondering where all those cool traits and abilities are, he's got 'em.