Melissa and Jonathan wanted a lo-key romantic wedding at The Pavilion at Carriage Farm in Raleigh and I was thrilled to help make it happen on February 2nd.
Melissa had her heart set on an outdoor ceremony and Mother Nature helped her out perfectly!! The first 70 degree February day came just in time, 2 days after it was freezing. As the 80 guests arrived I had some light classical music playing. The site looked beautiful with floral arrangements by Daniel’s Florist. The Grandparents and Parents entered to “Ode To Joy”, Wedding party to a classical cover of “Perfect” and Melissa & her Father to “Canon In D”. After a short service by Pastor Eddie that included a unity candle prayer, they recessed to a classical cover of “All Of Me” followed by “Waterfall”. Pastor Eddie invited everyone to the outdoor patio for a social hour. I had a mix of rock, classic soul and country playing.
When it was time for introductions, planner Stephanie Shaul nvited everyone inside for the reception. I introduced the wedding party to “Footloose” and Melissa and Jonathan to “Best Day Of My Life”. They had their first dance to “Die A Happy Man” followed by the parents dances. Melissa and her Father danced to “Forever Young” by Rod Stewart and Jonathan and his Mother to “Simple Man” by Shinedown. Her Father welcomed everyone and Pastor Eddie blessed the meal.
After dinner we had an anniversary dance to “Still The One” by Orleans (LOVE that song!!). The s’mores station opened outside at the bonfire and I opened the floor to everyone with some beach music, top 40 and 80’s. I even played a good early 2000’s set for the wedding party to dance and sing a long to. I’m sure photographer Megan Kerns and videographers Muddy Trails got some great shots of them!! We paused for the Simply Cakescutting to “You’re My Best friend” then back to dancing until the end of the night.
We ended the night with a last dance to ”Perfect” by Ed Sheeran and a sparkler exit. Thank you Melissa, Jonathan and Stephanie! That was a beautiful wedding!!
Photos courtesy of Megan Kerns Photography
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