Monica & Dre’s Wedding At The Cotton Room

Monica and Shodre chose Durham NC’s Cotton Room for their wedding ceremony and reception on Sunday October 30th. The ceremony was held right in the middle of the room in front of a white fireplace with a huge mirror over it. It was so charming!! I ran the mics and music for the ceremony. Dre and the minister entered to Jamie Foxx’s “When I First Saw You” and Monica & her father to “Giving Myself” by Jennifer Hudson.

During the ceremony they had a unity candle ceremony. During the song for prayer ring bearer Ezra sang “This Day” that literally brought tears to my eyes! I am not kidding!! They recessed to “Exceptional” by Babyface and the 150 guests made their way to the back of the room for the social hour as the staff flipped the room for lunch. I had a mix of 80’s to current R&B playing.

The Dinner

After some pics and video were done by Artije Photography & CLT Productions, the wedding party was ready to enter. The guests found their seats and I introduced the wedding party. They entered to “This Will Be” by Natalie Cole and Monica & Dre came to the floor for their first dance to “This Is Why I Love You” by Major. Monica’s father welcomed everyone and blessed the meal and the buffet opened. During dinner I had the same playlist playing as the social hour.

The Dancing

After lunch we had the cake cutting and toasts followed by an anniversary dance to “Here & Now” with the winners being married 33 years. I opened the floor with some line dances and R&B that kept them dancing for the next hour. It was fun seeing the kids dance to “Juju On Dat Beat” too!! They ended the reception with a bubble exit from the front of the building. Thank you Monica & Dre and congratulations!!