Laura and Paul had both their ceremony and reception at Bay 7 in Durham on October 29th and it could not have been more sweet and touching!
The Wedding Ceremony
As guests arrived for the ceremony on the first floor, they had a live trio playing music made up of piano, violin and guitar. They were so good!! There’s no way I could compete with these guys. I provided a mic for their minister Diane during the ceremony. After a short ceremony, Diane invited the 130 guests to the second floor for the cocktail hour while Kelly and the staff at Bay 7 flipped the room for dinner.
The Cocktail Hour
During the cocktail hour the trio played again, this time adding vocals. The music was standards mixed with indie rock. It was almost like if you listened to the Willie Nelson “Stardust” album being played by The Avett Brothers. It was so good!! After pics and video were taken by Smitten & Hooked and Dansby Productions I invited guests back downstairs for dinner and dancing.
The First Dance
I introduced the wedding party to “I Gotta Feeling” and Laura & Paul with his children to “Happy”. This was one the cutest groups ever! They came to the dance floor and Laura and Paul had their first dance to “Swept Away (Sentimental Version)” By The Avett Brothers. They welcomed everyone, Paul’s Father blessed the meal and Laura released everyone to the buffet at the same time (LOL). But, I made them wait to be released by the staff. The food was amazing!! The first table was a delicious seafood boil followed by beef, mac & cheese, veggies… During dinner I had a mix of standards, classic soul, classic & indie rock playing.
After dinner we had the cake cutting to “Cake By The Ocean” followed by the toasts. Laura joined her Father on the floor for their dance to “What A Wonderful World” and Paul & his Mother to “My Wish”. I opened the floor with “My Girl” and Paul flew to the floor. That’s all it took to get people dancing. The floor filled by the end of the song and stayed that way for the next 2 hours to everything from oldies to top 40. The loved sing a longs!
We ended the night with “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri and a sparkler exit from the top floor. Thank you Laura and Paul and congratulations!