Karina and Jim had lemons everywhere for their wedding at Bay 7 in Durham NC on July 7th.  I don’t believe I have seen the room ever look that beautiful!

The ceremony was held on the first floor at the bottom of the stairs.  I ran a mic for their officiant and 3 readers.  Arioso Strings was there to provide music.  After the service the 120 guests were invited to the second floor for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres provided by The Angus Barn.  During the cocktail hour I had a mix of standards, Latin samba jazz and classic soul playing. After the cocktail hour, the guests made their way back downstairs to their tables. The room looked just beautiful with floral arrangements by Blossom Bay and designed by newly dubbed “Queen Planner” Carrington from Mclean Events.

I introduced just Karina and Jim to the intro of the Core Zee remix of “Doses and Mimosas” by Cherub and they had their first dance to the acoustic mix of “Fire And The Flood” by Vance Joy.  It’s such a great version of the song!  Their Fathers welcomed everyone and blessed the meal. The plated salads came out and the food stations opened shortly.  During dinner was the same mix as cocktails.

After dinner we had the toasts and a thank you from Jim.  The Sugar Euphoria cake cutting followed to “Wildest Dreams” by Taylor Swift.  It was lemon, of course..LOL.  Karina joined her Father on the floor for their dance to “In My Life” by The Beatles.  It was so sweet!  They sang it to each other like I’m sure they did when she was a little girl.  I opened the floor to The Hora and a Polka that got everyone up and to the floor within seconds!  Some Motown and top 40 followed and kept everyone dancing for the next 2 hours. I played lots of top 40, Latin, 80’s, EDM and some hip-hop at the end.

They had their last dance to the regular version of “Fire And The Flood” before everyone left on a bus to the after party.  What a fun night and great group to play for! Thank you Karina, Jim, Sarah & Carrington. I had the best time!!!


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