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Andi said:

We loved our entire experience - the band is so wonderful to work with and they absolutely bring the party!! We have gotten multiple inquiries about who our "AMAZING BAND" was. If you're looking for a wedding band, you've found your perfect option in The Pictures!! :)

5.0/5.0

Byron,

Thanks for the awesome job that you and the band did for us!! People are still talking about how good ya'll were & how the dance floor was packed all night long. This says something about your band- at one time on the dance floor was the bride's 5 year old cousin and her 95 year old great aunt on the dance floor at the same time!! Who can say that?

Thanks again,

Gena Campbell
Mother of the Bride

Thanks, Byron!!

All we can say is that The Pictures were fantastic!

We had numerous people young and old ask the name of the band during the evening, as well as, the next morning at the brunch.

When we booked The Omni for the New Years Eve wedding Alice told us to call The Pictures right away, so we did without even calling the bride and groom who were out of town at the time. They checked with friends weeks later when we finally mentioned our booking, luckily The Rapp Family had booked The Pictures in Wimberley for their daughter's wedding and her sister is married to a very good friend of the family, after the rave reviews we were out of the dog house.

We thanked the band at the end of the evening heard they were driving back to Austin that night, so we raided the hospitality room and sent them home with snacks.

We have no criticism or suggestions and this is coming from a family that is brutally honest.

A big Thank You to The Pictures.
Shelly & Mark Grenader

Byron,

I wanted to send you this email to tell you what a great time we had Saturday night at Amy and Ryan's wedding. You guys crushed it - I can't imagine anything better. The dance floor was packed right up to the end.

My nephew and his wife are professional musicians and they (along with many other people at the wedding) made a special point to come up to me to tell me how great you guys were.

You really got the crowd going.

Thanks so much for making my best day perfect.

JPA

P.S. Thanks also for the extra songs - crowd loved it

Byron,

You guys totally kicked ass at our wedding on Saturday night at Brazos Hall. Tons of people (and a wide cross section of types of people) kept bringing it up, like:

"OMG, this band is so kickass! Who are they?"

"Wow, your band was sooo good. How did you find them??"

"It seems like your band plays basically everything, and it's all good."

"I came back from the bathroom and thought an ipod song was being played while on break..but no, it wasn't a recorded copy..it was your band. wtf man"

My mom: "the woman singer in your band, that girl is going to be so tired I bet. She's dancing around the whole time, AND she had a voice. The guy too. Those guys were really performers!"

And several people: "hey, do you know where the drummer guy got those light up glasses? I need to get some of those!"

I was actually married once before, and you guys played my wedding then (Klempay/Vinton, at the Hilton on 4/24/2010). I semi-jokingly put a link to you guys in the list of bands that Kelly was supposed to check out on YouTube (as I assumed I'd be barred from picking some vendors over again, just like I was barred from using my tux from that wedding), and what do you know...she brought me to her computer to show me her favorite band in the list. When I saw who she was raving about, I burst out laughing. She ended up figuring out why it was hilarious to me. Oddly, she didn't seem to care at all that you guys played my first wedding, and I said I was cool with it if she was...and boy am I (and a whole bunch of wedding guests) glad!

Thanks again!

Corbett

Abby said:

I first heard The Pictures at my cousin's wedding in 2014. I not only enjoyed their entertainment, but my cousin recommended them without hesitation and could not stop raving about how much all of their guests loved them and how wonderful they were to work with. As soon as we found out they were available for our wedding date, we booked them without giving it a second thought! The Pictures absolutely made our wedding reception as fun as it was. The dance floor was full the entire night due to their expansive setlist and engaging performance.

Byron was wonderful to work with as well! He was very quick to respond to any questions or requests that I had. He was so kind throughout the entire planning process and was always available to speak on the phone or via email to talk through any sort of logistics for the evening to ensure that the night was exactly what we wanted it to be.

They even tailored their setlist for the evening to certain genres/categories per our request. We asked them to learn our favorite song and they did so without hesitation - and did a great job performing it! Since our wedding, we have heard from so many of our guests about how much they enjoyed The Pictures and that they were the best wedding band they had ever heard. I would recommend The Pictures to anyone! If you're looking for a band that will get all of your guest on the dance floor, no matter what age (my grandma has not stopped talking about how great they are!), then look no further than The Pictures!

Jenna said:

Best Vendor of my Wedding!! If I could have only selected one vendor for my wedding, this would have been it. The Pictures single-handledly made the evening an unforgettable party for everyone there! Extremely interactive, great at reading the crowd, and highly talented as well. Played an impressive set, ranging from former decades to current top hits. Byron (the liaison/band member that we dealt with during the planning) was so incredibly friendly, and also quite helpful when we asked for advice. Also, the band was more than happy to learn a new song for our first dance (and did a great job performing it!). Truly excellent. This, hands down, will be your best purchase if you select them for your event.

Thank you all for all the hard work you put into making our wedding perfect! 95% of the day looked/tasted/sounded/ran better than we could have imagined, and the other 5% were minor hiccups that you all rolled with and helped us recover quickly from, and we are very grateful! You were all absolutely wonderful to work with and really made our dream wedding come to life. We couldn't have picked better vendors & partners. Please pass our thanks on to your teams too! Thank you for everything!

Thanks and best,

Kristin & Jamie

Kristin & Jamie

Byron, Chris, and The Pictures crew-

Andrew and I cannot thank you guys enough for the AMAZING music at our wedding! We have heard from countless people that it was the most fun wedding they had ever been to, and we know it's all because of you guys! They are all raving about The Pictures Band :)

Before we even booked the church and venue, we booked you guys... which was one of the best decisions we made throughout this process. Your energy is infectious and it shows in your work that you truly love what you do. We couldn't be happier, so thank you for making our day one to remember for everyone who was there! It was a fantastic evening!

Sincerely,

Erin & Andrew Wallace

Byron,

I'm sure you guys hear it all the time, but it never hurts to hear it again. You guys killed it Saturday night. What a great performance. Many times people told me if they did not look up there, they would have bet it was the original artists.

Tym D. Kelley

Thank you Byron!! Cannot thank you enough for such a great party. People RAVED about the band! You guys are top notch.

Best wishes,

Jenna Rapp

Byron,

Another of my kids get married, and another wonderful reception. And THE PICTURES was, as back in 2010, an integral part of it.

As I mentioned on Sunday evening, I wish I had more children yet to be married—just so I could look forward to another party with you and the band. You guys rock!

In addition to your usual ‘over the top’ performance, I will appreciate it if you will convey a message to Victoria: She absolutely ‘killed it’ with her performance of LET IT GO, interacting with both my 3 year old granddaughter and 4 year old great niece. My wife was moved to tears. I can’t wait to see the video of this!

Thanks so much for helping make more of our family memories.

Best regards,

Alan Schwartz

From The Knot:

The Pictures are the ULTIMATE wedding band. From the very beginning, we envisioned a total party atmosphere of a reception - where no one would be in their seats because they were up dancing. The Pictures were key in making that vision come true.

Our families, friends, videographers and photographers all commented on how it was one of the few weddings they've been to where literally everyone was up dancing. From Earth Wind and Fire to 80s favorites to current hits, the Pictures are experts at it all. At least six people have asked us who are band was to hire them at their weddings. I could not have asked for a more fabulous band!...

We could not be more excited about having our 1st choice in bands be able to play for us on our wedding day. My fiance heard you guys play at a wedding 5-10 years ago, and he still remembers it to this day! Thank you!!! :)

Erin Johnson, MS, SLP-CF
Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow

From The Knot:

The Pictures were outstanding! They got everyone to dance at our wedding: guests of all ages, guests who normally don't dance, etc. Repeatedly, the first thing people said after our wedding was, "Your wedding was wonderful, and the band was absolutely amazing!" I couldn't agree more. The band coordinator's responsiveness with planning before the wedding was great as well. I couldn't recommend The Pictures more, and I'm sure many of my friends will be using them in the future.

From The Knot:

AMAZING and you should BOOK THEM!!! We hired The Pictures to play at our wedding this July and they were fantastic! During dinner they played classic music at a nice level. People could hear the music but were still able to talk. The first song that they played post dinner had everyone on the dance floor! Nobody left the dance floor until the lights went on at the end of the night. At one point I looked around and there were laser beams, from their light display, going around the room and smoke coming up from the stage, also provided by them, and I felt like I was at a concert! I am still so impressed with their level of skill and professionalism that I can hardly believe they were actually at my wedding. They were so good I can hardly believe it. My 90 year old grandma loved them, my 60 year old parents loved them and my 30 year old friends loved them! BOOK THEM!!!

From The Knot:

The Pictures was the most amazing band we ever could have had perform at our wedding! The dance floor was PACKED all night long and everyone cannot stop raving about the band even weeks after the wedding. It was like our own personal concert! I really, really hope to have some other event in the near future that we can have them perform at! I promise you won't be disappointed and your guests will be so happy if you have The Pictures at your wedding!

Byron,

It's the groom here.

I didn't get a chance to tell you at the reception Saturday but Kathryn and I wanted to take this time to tell you that y'all's performance made our wedding perfect. I can't even come close to counting all the raves and compliments on y'all. You all were astounding performers. Thank you so much for making our wedding day the happiest day of our lives so far

I'll be sure to recommend y'all to anyone who will listen and wish y'all had a Facebook page to link people to.

Chris and Kathryn Kannady

Byron,

Just a short note to thank you & the Band for making my daughter's special night Spectacular! Our guests were totally floored with your talent, as were we all. They still ask, who was That band? Friends from New York, Dallas, wash, DC, Paris, and Dubai, UAE were in attendance and are all likely checking your website or YouTube. Y'all kept the crowd involved and energized for the entire evening.

I can't Thank You enough. You will forever be part of our special memories.

Sincerely,
Kim Wagner
Mother of the Bride

 

Hi Byron,

I’ve been meaning all week to email you and tell you that we thought your band did a FANTASTIC job at Jenna’s wedding this past Sunday night. The dance floor was packed the whole night and there wasn’t one song that I didn’t want to dance to. As a consequence, I was on the dance floor the whole night! We really appreciated that you guys listened to our suggestions on the playlist and I think it worked out as we sure had a dance floor full of enthusiastic dancers. Many people have since asked me the name of the band so

I know you guys do this every week so it’s just another gig for you, but we sure appreciated your efforts and just wanted you to know how very much we, and our guests, loved listening and dancing to your music. You guys were just fabulous!

Thank you!!!
Chelsea

Byron and Chris,

It was wonderful working with you and the band last weekend on Jennifer & David's wedding at the Petroleum Club! A BIG thanks to you both for being so flexible and easy to work with, I greatly appreciate it! The band sounded awesome and put on a great show! I hope you to work with you all again soon!

Sincerely,
Sharon Cohen

Thanks to you!

You all were so awesome!!! Everyone had so much fun dancing. You all are amazing! Thanks off making our event so much fun and so memorable!

Marie Felan
Manos de Christo

BEYOND amazing! We had a fabulous time and we kept getting compliments about the band. People were so impressed with the way they acclimated to the situation and we couldn't have been happier. I told my mom in St. Louis that I want them at my wedding some day!

Lauren Mielziner
Event Coordinator
Jewish Family Service
4131 S. Braeswood
Houston, TX 77025

We were so honored to have you guys there and everyone loved you! You guys were amazing and so easy to work with! Thanks for making our night so fun!! We'll be sure to call you for the anniversary parties :)

Judith

Chris, Byron, Robin, Chuck, Jimmy & David -

As usual, you guys were spectacular !!! Thanks so much for crowning our event and allowing Jamie to sing with ya'll, too. She has such a silky smooth voice that lights me up!

Sincerely,

Jeff Clark

Our wedding Friday night was perfect! The Pictures made our wedding. Everyone loved the band...so many compliments! It was just so fun dancing with everyone. Our song sounded perfect! Thank you so much!!!

In one word - awesome! I had heard them play at a friend's wedding and knew we had to have them for ours. Booking a great band was my #1 priority for my wedding, I wanted everyone to have fun and dance all night - which is exactly what happened. All our guests raved about how great they were. They are great at reading the crowd and played through scheduled breaks when the dancefloor was going strong. What more could anyone ask for? Consummate professionals worth every cent! I requested a song they had never performed for our first dance, which they learned no problem and played for us. They are a phenomenal band and truly made our party a blast. Highly recommend!

Dear Byron,

WOW!!....It was FABULOUS!! I can not say enough about the performance on Saturday night! The band kept the party rolling and uptempo....just what we wanted! I have had so many guests compliment the band and ask who you. Several guests told me that they had asked for your business card. Everyone, old and young, had a blast and, at one point when I looked around the room, there were only a handful of people in their seats.

AWESOME !! Thank you for an incredible, professional and energetic band. I can not wait to attend the next party where you are performing!

Many thanks,

Susan and Tim Leopold

Dear Susan,

I wanted to follow up with you on your email in regards to the band The Pictures for Sarah and Anderson wedding at Houston CC. They were on fire! =) The male and female singers were awesome! The band put on a show with the lights and stage presence it was a killer performance! Such a joy to work with them again.

I look forward to working with you again!

My Best,

Charity Lykins
Wedding Consultant
832.715.0342

Phoebe,

I wanted to take a few minutes to share our thoughts on The Pictures performance at Fiesta German last Thursday:.

WOW! They were perfect! I heard so so so many compliments and had so many people ask who the band was and tell us how amazing they were. I had one friend say to me "I wish The Pictures could play at EVERY party we go to during Fiesta this week." The music the first couple of hours was perfect for the older folks and once they cranked it up the dance floor was packed the entire time. Please pass along our appreciation for their hard work that night! We could not be more pleased with their performance. Also, please thank them for really listening to our song suggestions and playing the ones that were important to us--that was really appreciated. I know not all bands are that accommodating!

Thanks for your recommendation!

Helen

Byron – thank you so much!! Your band was absolutely phenomenal. I continue to hear rave reviews about the band at the wedding. You guys definitely made the night. I will be recommending you to all of my friends, and I am trying to figure out a reason to have another big party, so I can have you play again! You guys truly did an outstanding job. Please let me know if I can ever do anything to help.

Thanks!
Melissa

Byron,

Thanks again for playing at Andrew and Becca's wedding. You and the band were fabulous and everyone commented on how great y'all are. You kept everyone up and dancing all night and as Andrew says, the band makes the party. Thanks to you and the guys for everything and for giving our kids a memorable evening.

Susan Perin

Susan,

We were more than pleased with Greg Giacona and The Pictures. They were AWESOME; absolutely marvelous. We were all blown away with the incredible talent that performed masterfully all night. They were without a doubt the best wedding band I have had witnessed. By the end of the night there were even 80 year old grandmothers out on the dance floor. They could have easily played for an additional hour and our guests would still be screaming for more.

I do not know why I had never heard them before because they were great. Our planner Valerie Eissler was strongly recommending them from day one. I am so happy we listened to her.

Ray B. Nelson
Deep Gulf Energy LP

Susan,

I'm sorry I am just now getting back to you.

The Pictures were WONDERFUL!! Everyone loved them and they really put on a great show!! I can't even tell you how many people have called or emailed us trying to find out their name!

They played everything we wanted to hear and nothing we didn't. They definitely knew how to entertain the crowd and we absolutely loved them! The band did a really great job of playing music for younger and older groups alike. They were friendly and fun on stage, which made everyone want to be out on the dance floor (exactly what we wanted). Totally exceeded any expectations we had!! I cannot even think of a single negative to say about them. The set times were great and we felt like every song was our favorite! We would absolutely recommend The Pictures to anyone looking for a band.

We would also like to thank you for all your help in coordinating with the band and Mike O'Donnell. You made everything run so smoothly and we really appreciate it.

Thank you,

Natalie

"Byron...I have to tell u I was at a function today and a friend of mine was raving about a wedding reception she went to last Sat. Nite and said the band was the best she had ever heard. I asked her who the band was and she said The Pictures!! I am so excited!!"

Hi Byron

We showed up for two seconds because my sister was not comfortable. I should have came alone but I love yalls sound. Please send contract and what I need to do. Can't wait to have you and your band play at my Wedding! Yall are amazing! I will refer yall to all my friends too who will be getting married!!

Thanks

Holly BaKer

"Working with Byron is flawless. Not only do my clients enjoy the music, but they deliver. They are always on time, give you more than you ask for and are very easy to work with. You know that if you use Bryon and The Pictures Band you will have a successful event every time. Thank you Bryon and The Pictures for being such good partners of PRA San Antonio."

Byron,

I just wanted to thank you for such an amazing performance at our wedding! I cannot tell you how many people came up to me saying it was the best wedding band they ever heard. You went above and beyond my expectations & we could not be happier. David Sixt was the one that recommended you so I also will be thanking him.

Thank you again! Merry Christmas!!

Lauren & Jon Greene

Hi Byron,

I wanted to thank you and your band for the awesome performance at my wedding! It had been my dream for your band to play at my wedding and that dream came true, I had my fairy tale wedding and married my prince charming and also the BEST entertainment provided by you. Thank you thank you thank you for performing on my special day! All the guests that attended the wedding can't stop talking about your band and how awesome you guys are. My only regret is that Kyle and I did not get our picture taken with y'all, sure wish we would have. I will have to blame my photographer for that...lol!! Hope to see you perform again soon and maybe we can get that picture then. Sorry I am just now getting around to thanking you and your band, please pass this message to them as well. I am trying to get my life back to reality and it's been hard to do!

Have a great day!

Courtney Riley Long

I also thought you might want to see my review on WeddingWire:

Is 5 stars the highest I can rate them?? I can't say enough good things about The Pictures!! They are absolutely amazing! The dance floor was PACKED all night, everyone LOVED the music....we didn't want the night to end! The Pictures made our wedding reception the party people are still raving about 5 months later! Some of the comments I got that night were..."Best band EVER!" "I forgot I was listening to a wedding band...they sound like the real artists!!" "I can't believe how great these guys are!!" "Could we pay them for another hour?!?"

And Byron is such a joy to work with - very flexible and helpful. I would HIGHLY recommend The Pictures to anyone having a party, reunion, wedding...any event where you want everyone to have a fabulous time! With them on the stage, it's guaranteed!!

Byron,

Thanks for your message, we just came back from our honeymoon and haven't stopped talking about our magical night. You all were amazing, which I knew you would be. There are many things that are a blur to me from that evening, but not the music. I only wish that I would have had the foresight to have asked that you guys make a CD of the music you did for us that night so I could replay it in my car, in my home...that would have been an awesome memory for us to have had. Thank you for everything and for being very kind and patient with my middle son Adam who wouldn't leave you guys alone. We will see you at the Eisenman wedding in May.

Take care. Suzy Zeplain Solomon!

The Pictures were terrific. They ran a great party and had everyone on the dance floor the entire evening. We got many raves about them. Thank you.

Paul

The Pictures were a true pleasure to work with! The dance floor was packed all night and it is always impressive to work with them as they are always keeping their music up to date which really sets them apart! Thanks for all that you and Barbara did to make this wedding such a success.

Keely

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keely thorne events
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Byron and the Pictures,

I just wanted to thank you for playing at our wedding, the music was beyond amazing and everyone was so professional. You have no idea how nice it is to be able to relax and know that your band is here on time and ready to go etc. Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day exceptional. I am still getting comments on how fabulous our band was! I will most defiantly be passing your name along to everyone I know with a glowing recommendation. Please extend my warmest thanks to the other members of the band. Have a great wedding season! ;)

Katie Ellis Mixon and Matt Mixon

Byron-totally awesome job in San Antonio. You and the whole band were great to work with and did an outstanding job. I look forward to another opportunity to hire you...soon!!!

Lee J

Lee J. Hamilton
Lee J. Hamilton Entertainment

The Pictures were amazing...fun...super easy to work with...very professional...dance floor was packed...great party!!!!!!

Angela

Byron-totally awesome job in San Antonio. You and the whole band were great to work with and did an outstanding job. I look forward to another opportunity to hire you...soon!!!

Lee J

Lee J. Hamilton
Lee J. Hamilton Entertainment

Byron,

Wow! What can I say! The Pictures were fantastic this weekend and the music could not have been better. You did a wonderful job of reading the crowd and you really did it well. You certainly had that floor full at all times. The Hora was amazing! Honestly, I thought it was the best wedding ever. And, I am not being partial as I have another daughter that was married three years ago and her wedding is still very fresh in our minds. I have heard nothing but the best of compliments of your band! Congratulations to you and thank you so much for making this wedding spectacular.

Susan and Ronnie.

Byron,

It was fabulous! The music was incredible...everyone wanted the name of the band! We truly thank you!!!

Also, thanks for the great pictures!

Cindy Weinstein

Weinstein - Cohen Wedding Reception
The Houstonian
Houston, TX 05-24-09

Thank you, Byron. We are STILL getting compliments on yall's performance. It was a blast and The Pictures were awesome :)

Catherine Handlin

Byron,

Thank you, thank you soooo much! I had more people come up and ask who u guys were! Could not have been better, was everything I'd hoped for! Thank u again

Kara Wheat
Independent Consultant
Arbonne International

Hi Byron!

I wanted to tell you guys that y'all made the reception. Everyone kept asking how we found you and telling us how AMAZING you all were. I was blown away. My friend's dad summed it up when he asked me: "So, how did you find these guys? Did you just go online and google 'Best wedding band EVER'?"

THANK YOU!

Ann Marie and Joel

Hi Byron!

Just wanted to say thanks again, and let you know I've gotten a zillion compliments on our choice of band for the Heart Ball. You all were absolutely fantastic!! Thanks for putting on a great show, and for humoring my request for the New Order song there at the end!!

All the best,

Susan Salch

Tenth Anniversary Heart Ball of Austin
February 24, 2007
Austin, TX

You did the exact timeline we discussed. The band sounded tight & fab. Your horns were crisp. The male singer as always was very good & very cool. The female singer could really belt them.. Everybody went on & on about the music & the night. You kept them on the floor & did all the great wedding STUFF!! Everyone had a ball.

If you ever need a referral, let me know. Thanks for letting me downgrade two songs with my drumming, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks again for every thing.

John Bridger

Dear Byron,

Thank you so much for making Alyse and David's wedding so marveluos! Y'all are over the top terrific! Every song was wonderful. Your sound is spectacularly blended and your singers wonderful. Thank you for accompanying David Propis for the "horas". And a special thank you for accompanying Alyse when she sang. Her singing was a surprise for us and we were thrilled. We hope to have you be a part of future celebrations that we will have. We wish y'all only the best! Again, thank you so very much,

Amelia and Joe Kornfeld

Thank you--we knew when we heard you at the Freed wedding in Houston last year, that as soon as our daugher got engaged, that you were the band we wanted.. Next to the groom, the music is the most important component of the wedding success. Thanks so much for making our daughter;'s wedding a fairy tale come true. Everyone is raving how much fun it was--you were not too loud and your selections were perfect. Thank you for working with me on the breaks so that the crowd kept their energy all evening.

Susan Klaiman

Graeme-

Thank you , thank you for all your help with this wedding! The bands were such a GREAT hit. Everyone asked about them and no one had heard The Pictures before. They were absolutely fantastic. I had many comments about the bands but my favorite was from a young man who (in his day) was very, very involved in the New Orleans Deb scene and he said this was the best music band combination he had ever heard! I thought that spoke volumes. Please pass on to both bands how wonderful we thought they both were!!

Thank you, thank you (again!) for everything--

Pam Blackburn

Dear Candy,

The Pictures were so wonderful Saturday night! They just are wonderful people, wonderful band, and wonderful to work with.

They work very hard and make it seem effortless. I love when I have the opportunity to share the evening with them.

It was a terrific wedding and everyone had such a great time.

Thank you for putting it all together for Stacey and John. They are such an adorable couple!

Hugs,

Bobbi Asarch

The wedding was wonderful and you all had a HUGE part in all the fun!!! Everyone loved your band. Thanks again so much and hope to talk to you soon.

Ginny Hester

Byron,

I just wanted to thank you and The Pictures for a wonderful time at the wedding! Everyone could not stop talking about how great they were and how wonderful they sound. Please let them know that I appreciate everything that they have done for us and allowing Jaron to sing Kiss! He really had such a great time up there...not that he remembers a lot of it..J Also I want to thank them for singing the first dance! Jaron thought it was the CD...Amazing!! They truly are such a wonderful group and they made our reception a blast. We will remember them forever! I hope that everything went well on their end and they had a good time as well! Thanks again for everything and I am looking forward to the next event The Pictures will be attending!!

Sincerely,

The Hester and Simon Families

THE PICTURES BAND RECOGNIZED IN
THE KNOT BEST OF WEDDING MAGAZINE

Annual Survey of Recently Married Couples in Texas Reveals Top Wedding Vendors

THE PICTURES BAND is pleased to announce it has been selected as a 2008 Pick for The Knot Best of Weddings magazine, a coast-to-coast, by-brides-for-brides guide to the top wedding sites, photographers, florists, and more in over 40 key cities across the United States published by The Knot Inc. (www.theknot.com), the #1 wedding website and most trusted wedding resource.

The Knot conducted its second annual survey of over 20,000 recent brides to capture detailed feed back on every business that couples hired for their wedding celebration.

Texas newlyweds contributed their raves and reviews on the area's wedding professionals. The newlyweds were asked to rate their vendors on multiple criteria, from creativity to professionalism, and to comment on their experiences. The resulting ratings and detailed feedback were aggregated by the editors of The Knot to create this one-of-a-kind publication highlighting the best wedding resources in each region according to local brides. The survey was administered by Harris Interactive.

"The Pictures were the most professional band and are capable of all styles of music."

We hope you will join us in celebrating this tremendous accolade.

....the feedback once again is that you guys are great :-) we appreciate your coming and flexibility.

Kathy S. Henderson
Sr. National Account Manager
Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company

Hi Byron,

Just wanted to let you know that we came to hear the band tonite at the Crystal Ballroom and thought you were fabulous! We are looking forward to having you perform at our daughter's wedding. Let me know when we need get together with music.

Thanks, Cindy Weinstein

Hi Byron,

Jeremy and I were thrilled with your performance during our wedding reception. You guys were absolutely amazing! Everyone was asking about the band. The Pictures were definitely a hit... the hightlight of the evening to say the least! We also wanted to thank you for learning "Linger". You couldn't have ended the night in a more perfect way. We will always remember that :) Thanks again for everything Byron.

Jessica Holzbach

Byron

I appreciate your groups performance so much. You were on time, ready to go and played to the end as scheduled. I think that it was obvious that all in attendance, young and old, had a great time. Thank you so much.

Yes, Ms. Whitney had a large time. When this was planned, she said " Daddy, I don't want this at our church. I am going to do this one time and I want it to be a party". She does love to enjoy herself and I know that she and Spencer will remember last Saturday the rest of there lives.

Your groups performance made it special. Please extend my appreciation to all who were there.

If I get a chance, I will certainly recommend your band.

Thank again and best wishes in your future endeavors.

George L. Marshall
National Account Executive
The Shevell Group

I cannot tell you how many compliments we've had about how absolutely wonderful the band was. Of course, we knew you were fantastic and the wedding guests have validated our opinion. Thank you for making our wedding the perfect occasion we all dreamed it would be.

Becky Vannatter

We were extremely pleased with The Pictures last evening. All great feedback from the employees! Very versatile, high energy, volume of music was perfect. Great band to dance to.

Thanks so much!

Susan Hannan
Director, Facilities & Administration
Plains Exploration & Production

Byron,

I just wanted to say again that your band rocked my reception!! You guys were my favorite part of the reception by far. And my guests are still talking about it. I know this may be far-fetched but I was going to make a CD for my husband for his birthday of the playlist from our wedding. Would you still happen to have the playlist for that night? If not, I totally understand! ANd thank you!!!!!

Best,

Maggie Jeffries

Byron,

Thank you sooooooo much! You guys rocked the house! We have had so many compliments on how awesome the band was! We loved y'all! The wedding sure wouldn't have been the same without you there! Also, thank you so much for learning not only our first dance song but the Nickelback song! It meant so much to us! If you ever need a recommendation from us, we are all over it! Thanks again!!! You all were so amazing!

Carrie and Jim

Byron,

as I said to you at the conclusion of the wedding reception, you and The Pictures did an awesome job. Like everyone giving party, I wanted our guests to have to have a great time and for the reception to be memorable. But the three that were most important to me were my husband and the bride and groom. Their comments about your performance were, "Awesome, wonderful, well worth every penny, etc." The good news is, all three were more than pleased...you exceeded their expectations and no one can ask for more than that! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Betty Rennell

Thank you so much. And I probably heard 100 different times how wonderful the band was. Thank you for making the reception so much fun. I have a feeling you might be getting calls for future receptions in b/cs after this...

Karen Reece
Petrohawk

Byron,

Jeff and I just wanted to thank you and The Pictures for helping us have an amazing reception! We had so much fun, and so did everyone that was there! (I even wore out the heels on both shoes--that's got to say something!!!)

We were so glad to have you and have put your name out to anyone who will listen!

Thanks again,

Stephanie and Jeffery Dickens

Byron,

Thank you so much!!! We had an absolute blast!! You are amazing and every single person that went cannot stop talking about how incredible you were!! Yay Pictures!!!

Thank you for making it so incredible...we will never forget it!

Love,

Allyson and Ryan

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