Jessica and John have to be two of the nicest people I have DJd for! They chose one of my favorite venues, The Historic Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, for their wedding reception on February 27th. After their church ceremony, the 190 guests made their way to the Inn for cocktails in the hallway and passed hors d’oeuvres while photographer Diane Personette and videographer David Tran from Charis Films got some shots. Photos were done and Jessica and John arrived ready to get the party started! The doors to the Hill ballroom opened and the Inn’s Tiffany helped guests find their seats and get ready for the introductions.
The Wedding Introductions & Dinner
The 20 person wedding party all came in all together as a group to “Forever” by Chris Brown followed by Jessica & John’s parents. Jessica and John came in to a loud roar from the crowd and right to the floor for their first dance to “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran. John then welcomed everyone and their pastor blessed the meal. The individually served salads and entrée’s came out and I had a mix of country, soft rock and beach music playing.
The Cake Cutting & Dancing
After dinner we had the champagne toasts and a Blue Moon Bakery cake cutting to “You Are The Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne. They came back to the dance floor after for a combined parents dance to “What A Wonderful World” by Michael Buble. I then opened the floor with “Carolina Girls” followed by some beach, Motown and current dance music. For the next couple hours, guests danced to 80’s, 90’s, oldies, current hits and some line dances. We paused briefly for the bouquet toss to “Single Ladies” (congrats to Sarah from The Angus Barn for catching) and garter toss to “Let’s Get It On”, then back to dancing until the end of the night.
The Last Dance
We ended the night with “Wagon Wheel” and their last dance with everyone to “Carolina” by Eric Church. I sent guests to the lobby for the confetti exit and they got to take Duck Donuts as a parting favor. I mean, who doesn’t love a maple bacon donut late at night??? But, the floor wasn’t closed for Jessica and John. They had one last private dance with only them in the room to “I’ll Follow You” by Jon McLaughlin. What a beautiful moment! Thank you John and Jessica and congratulations!