I couldn’t wait to DJ Tara and Mike’s wedding at Highgrove Estate in Fuquay Varina on April 20th! I was excited to finally meet them, but also to see the new renovations at Highgrove!!
The ceremony was held in the new back ceremony site and the rain stopped just in time. The service was held by Reverend Barbara Lodge with music provided by a quartet from Elegant Ensembles. As soon as the ceremony ended the sun came out and lite the trees in the background for pics and video by Walters & Walters and Twenty One Films. It was just beautiful and I LOVE the new renovations!!!
They held the cocktail hour outside and Elegant Ensemble stayed to play for that. They do a great job covering pop love songs! After pics were done and the room was ready, I took over the music and guests found their seats inside the reception room. The room looked beautiful with floral arrangements by Flowers On Broad Street. I left music playing and went inside the house to line the wedding party up for introductions.
I introduced the Wedding party to “Crazy In Love” and Tara & Mike to “Without You” by David Guetta & Usher (Love that song!!). They came to the dance floor and had their first dance to “I’ll Never Love Again” by Lady Gaga. This was the final song in “A Star Is Born”. After their dance the wedding party took their seats and we had the Parents dances. Tara and her Father danced to “Lullabye” by Billy Joel and Mike and his Mother to “I Hope You Dance”. Her Father welcomed everyone and the salads came out before the buffet opened. During dinner I had a mix of standards, soft rock and classic soul playing.
After dinner we had the toasts and cake cutting to “How Sweet It Is”. I opened the floor to everyone with some Motown & Disco songs, then right into some top 40 and dance. It packed by the first song and stayed packed for the next 1.5 hours. Considering there were only 60 guests, it was an awesome dance floor with lots of energy!! We paused for the bouquet and garter toss, then right back to dancing.
We ended the night with “Despacito”, but they weren’t ready to leave yet. They started chanting “One more song!!” So,“Bye Bye Bye” by N’Sync was the new last dance. They had a sparkler exit from the front of the house.
Thank you so much for everything Tara, Mike and Amanda!! That wedding was so fun!!
Photos courtesy of Walters & Walters