Ritz Carlton – Charlotte, NC Wedding Venue

Sample Wedding at the Ritz Carlton (Charlotte)

Shawn and Carly surprised everyone in attendance last Friday night at the Urban Garden at The Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte. The majority of the 200 guests thought that they were attending an engagement party for the couple until I got on the mic and informed them, “Surprise! They are actually getting married tonight, in 15 minutes up these stairs!” Everyone went wild and that’s how the night began!

The ceremony was filled with awesome moments. The pastor did a great job, but the real highlights were the bridal party entrance to a hip hop remix of “Canon in D” and then Carly entering led by a live bagpipe! It was awesome! After the ceremony, guests went back downstairs for cocktails and toasts. Once the ceremony room was flipped into a dinner and dance space, everyone made their way back up for the first dance (“Living of Love” by Avett Bros.), the father/daughter dance (“Your Song” by Ewan McGregor), and the mother/son dance (“93 Million Miles” by Jason Mraz). I played a few more “toe-tappers” and then get right into dancing. These people danced for over 2.5 hours straight! What a crowd and what a great surprise wedding!