Bay 7 at The American Tobacco Historic District is always such a fun place for a wedding! Diana and Daniel’s Wedding Reception on August 3rd was no exception.
Their ceremony was held earlier at Duke Chapel. I can’t wait to see photographer Cassie with FireRose Photography’s pics!! After the ceremony, the 160 guests made their way over to Bay 7 where I was. As the 160 guests arrived the had a live pianist playing upstairs for the cocktail hour. Toward the end of the cocktail hour I invited everyone to their seats downstairs and left some music playing while I lined the wedding party up for introductions. The tables looked beautiful with floral arrangements by The English Garden.
I introduced them to “Party Rock Anthem” and each couple had their own dance at the bottom of the stairs. Diana and Daniel were introduced to “Can’t Stop The Feeling” and had their first dance to “Extraordinary Magic” by Ben Rector. They took their seats and her Father welcomed everyone followed by a blessing. The salads and entrees came out and I played a mix of classical music during dinner. I also got to say hi to a past Bride (Ashley) who was a guest and I played for back in 2015.
Towards the end of dinner Diana’s Mother Nancy surprised them with a video montage she narrated with pics of Diana and Daniel growing up and their life together. She did a great job and everyone loved it! After the presentation we had the toasts and Parents dances. Daniel and his Mother started to “Humble and Kind” by Tim McGraw. Diana joined her Father on the floor for their dance that started with “What A Wonderful World” for a minute, then into “What is Love” for a short time and finally “Let’s Get It Started” that all the wedding party joined for. After a minute of that song I mixed into “24K Magic” and opened the floor. It packed instantly and stayed that way all night! I even played “Blue” by Eiffel 65 and “Everytime We Touch” for all the Duke Alumni! It was mayhem!!
We paused for the Capital Cakes cutting to “This Will be (An Everlasting Love)” and then back to dancing until the end of the night. We had a bouquet toss at the end of the night to “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” before a last dance to “Wagon Wheel” by Darius Rucker and a sparkler exit.
Thank you Diana, Daniel, Angel, Jack and Nancy! I had an amazing time!!