Megan & Derrick’s Wedding in The Old Well Room

Megan and Derrick were married at one of my favorite venues, The Carolina Inn, in Chapel Hill on March 11th, 2017. I was thrilled to be back here and work with some of my favorite co-vendors in Tiffany from The Inn, Carrington from Erin McLean Events, photographer Renee Sprink and baker Ashley Cakes!

The Wedding Ceremony

The ceremony was held in another ballroom with music provided by Save The Date Music. After a short ceremony by my buddy Reverend David James, the 150 guests made their way to the hallway outside the Old Well Room for cocktails and passed hours d’oeuvres. After pics and video were taken by Renee and Sugar Shack Films the doors to the ballroom opened and guests found their seats.

The Introductions

I introduced the wedding party and our newly married couple to “Levels” by Avicii. They came in to thunderous applause and had their first dance to “How Sweet it Is” by James Taylor. They took their seats and Megan’s father welcomed everyone followed by a blessing by Reverend James. The salads and entrées came out and I played a mix of classic soul, standards and rock during dinner.

The Dances

After dinner we had toasts and the two Ashley cake cuttings to “Sugar Sugar”. Megan then joined her Father for their dance to “My Little Girl” and Derrick escorted his Mother to the floor for their dance to “Landslide”. Before opening the floor to everyone Megan asked her Grandfather to join her for a special dance to “You Are My Sunshine” by Johnny Cash. It was so sweet and he sang it to her while they danced. I opened the floor to everyone with some Motown and top 40 that filled it for the rest of the night.

The Dancing

We paused briefly for the bouquet toss to “Jump Around” and group pics with the Pi Phi and Sig Ep alumni, then back to dancing. Their playlist was a blast with beach music, oldies, top 40, some 70’s and 80’s and sing a longs all night. We ended with “Closing Time” by Semisonic before a blue and white pom pom exit and after party at Top Of The Hill.