What a fun a time I had a Melissa and Hartley’s wedding at The Fearrington Barn on December 9th! Melissa’s family is from Nicaragua, so I was able to play lots of Latin music as well American.
The Cocktail Hour
Their wedding ceremony was held earlier in the day at Sacred Heart Cathedral. After the ceremony the 125 guests rested for a little before heading over to The Fearrington for the reception. As the guests arrived for the indoor cocktail hour I had a mix of Top 40, Salsa, classic soul and rock playing. Melissa and Hartley joined them shortly.
The First Dance
As the cocktail hour ended the guests found their seats and I introduced Melissa and Navy Lieutenant Hartley to “Brown Eyed Girl”. They came in for their first dance to “The Love That We’ve Made” by Humming House. Melissa’s Father welcomed everyone and Hartley’s Father blessed the meal. The barbeque buffet opened and I continued the music mix.
After dinner we had the toasts followed by the parents dances. Melissa danced with her Father to an edit that started with “I Loved Her First” then went into “Can’t Stop The Feeling”. It caught everyone off guard and was a great way to start the dancing portion of the night. Hartley then danced with his Mother to “Forever Young” by Joan Baez. I opened the floor with the salsa song “Vivir Mi Vida” that filled it. I played some Motown, Top 40 and Latin music kept them dancing until we paused for the cake cutting.
After the cake cutting we had the bouquet toss to “Single Ladies” then back to dancing until the end of the night and a sparkler exit. What a fun night mixing the two cultures music to keep everyone dancing for 3 hours! It was so great to work with Gilda, Kaitlin & Chris from The Fearrington as well as photographer Kenzie Victory. Congratulations Melissa and Hartley and thank you for your service to our country Hartley!