I was back at downtown Raleigh’s beautiful Merrimon Wynne House again, this time for Kasey and Grover’s wedding on June 29th.
Because of the heat, they had the ceremony inside the Carriage House and I ran a mic for their officiant Dr. Kenneth Clapp. They had a live pianist provide music and he was just amazing!! Kasey looked amazing with hair and makeup by the ladies at Makeup By Ashley Mooney. What a beautiful ceremony with floral arrangements by Meristem Floral. After the ceremony, the 200 guests were invited into the house for cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres.
After pics were finished by Ally and Bobby Photography and the room was flipped by Rocky Top Catering, the guests were invited into a huge air conditioned tent on the lawn for dinner. I had a wireless speaker in the tent for dinner music and announcements. After everyone had taken their seats and the wedding party was ready, I introduced them to “Clique” by Kanye West. Kasey and Grover entered to “End Game” and took their seats at the sweetheart table. Her brother welcomed everyone and her Uncle James blessed the meal. The buffet opened and I had a mix of rock, classic soul, beach and standards playing.
After dinner we had the toasts and Kasey, Grover and their parents snuck away for a private Ashley’s Cake cutting in the house. After they were done I invited everyone back to the Carriage House where I was for the formal dances. Greenhouse Picker Sisters had set up a couple lounge areas that were awesome! They had their first dance to Clay Walker’s “She Likes It In The Morning”. Kasey’s Father joined her after that for their dance to “Barbie Bandaids” by The Isaacs. Grover escorted his Mother to the floor for their dance to “A Mother’s Song”.
I opened the floor with some Beach Music and Top 40 that soon filled it for the next 2 ½ hours straight! They had picked a great mix of current Top 40, 2000’s throwbacks, some Beach music and sing a longs that kept everyone dancing all night.
We ended the night with “Wagon Wheel” before a sparkler exit from the front of the House. Thank you so much Kasey, Grover and Kaila!! I had the best time!!
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