Jason and Sneha actually already had a multi-day wedding in India a month or so ago, but this was their big American debut and it was an amazing celebration! The day started with cocktails on the front porch of the historic Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill. I don’t think that the weather could have been more perfect and Spring-like. It was amazing! Guests had cocktails and passed food for about an hour before I made the announcement to move inside to the gorgeous Hill Ballroom.
As the almost 270 guests entered, I went out and met Jason and Sneha for the first time since Jason’s mom had been my main point of contact. They were great and very excited to get the party going! I introduced the man and maid of honor and then the bride and groom to “Sing Sing Sing” by Benny Goodman. The room was packed and went crazy when they made their entrance. They they went right into their first dance “Moondance” by Van Morrison. The father of the groom next gave a welcome and also introduced the parents of the bride and then his friend who gave a lovely blessing. Next up, dinner time! There was tons of food around the room and even outside the ballroom. It looked amazing!
As dinner ended, Jason and Sneha cut a beautiful cake by Ashley Cakes. Three people gave great toasts after the cake cutting, and then we went right into the parent dances. Sneha and her dad danced to “Daughter” by Loudon Wainwright and Jason and his mom dance to “Have I Told You Lately” by Rod Stewart. At the end of that dance, we did the Anniversary Dance to “Unforgettable” where the last couple dancing had been married forty years. This really kicked off the party and it was on for the next two hours straight. They didn’t really give me a playlist, but just let me “do my thing”! It was a great time, and at the conclusion I played “Home” by Phillip Phillips as their request for a last song and then sent everyone to the front of the hotel to send them off under a shower of bubbles in their rickshaw. What a perfect ending to a perfect day! Check out these amazing photos from photographer Perry Vaile Photograpy!