For my first of 3 weddings this weekend I was at downtown Raleigh’s Merrimon Wynne house for Catherine and Phil‘s wedding on August 23rd.
The ceremony was held inside the carriage house and I ran a mic for their friend and officiant Dominic, as well as one for Phil and their readers. I also ran all the music for the ceremony. As the 150 guests arrived I had a mix of classical music playing. The Grandparents, Parents and wedding party entered to “Air On A G String”. Catherine and her Father entered to “Canon In D’. After a short service and a few readings, they recessed to “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”. Planner Kathy from Sally Oakley Events invited guests inside the house for the cocktail hour while the staff from Rocky Top Catering flipped the room for dinner.
After the room was set and pics were taken by Adrienne from F8 Photo Studios and videographer Andrew Kennedy, the guests were invited back into the carriage house for the reception. I left music playing and went to get Catherine and Phil ready for their introduction. They came in to L.O.V.E. by Nat King Cole and had their first dance to it. Her Father welcomed everyone and 91 year old Grandfather blessed the meal. During dinner I had a mix of rock, classic soul and standards playing.
After dinner we had the toasts followed by the Parents dances. Catherine and her Father danced to “Isn’t She Lovely” and Phil and his Mother to “My Wish”. I opened the floor to everyone with some 70’s and Top 40 and guests danced and enjoyed the Edible Arts cupcake display.
For the next 2 hours they danced non-stop to top 40, Latin, 80’s and some classic rock before the last dance to “Shout” by The Isley Brothers. I announced the after party at Coglins downtown and invited guests to take some Krispy Kreme donuts on the way out.
Thank you Catherine, Phillip, Abby and Kathy! This wedding was so fun!!
Photos courtesy of F8 Photo Studios