After 74 other weddings, 2018 came to a close with Elizabeth and Winston’s epic wedding at Forest Hall in Pittsboro NC on New Years Eve.
When I arrived to set up, the wedding party was outside taking pictures and I could tell that this was going to be an absolute blast! The ceremony was held on one side of the venue and I was there for mics and music. They had the cocktail hour before the ceremony. As the 100 guests arrived I had a mix of standards and indie rock playing. They enjoyed drinks from both the bar and coffee bar along with some light munchies. The ceremony was about to get under way and they found their seats. The Grandparents thru the Bridesmaids entered to “Wouldn’t It Make A Lovely Photograph” by Ray Lamontagne. Elizabeth entered to “I Get To Love You” by Ruelle. I LOVE that song!! After a short service officiated by their friend Thomas that included communion, they recessed to “Weathered” by Jack Garratt. The wedding party went out to the hall to line up for introductions and the guests made their way to the adjoining room for dinner.
After lining the wedding party up with lots of help from planner Chelsy from The Gathering Company, I introduced them to “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)”. Mr &. Mrs Bob Vance from Vance refrigeration (inside joke), I mean, Elizabeth and Winston came in to loud applause and found their seats at the head table. They welcomed everyone and her Father blessed the meal. The City Barbeque buffet opened and I continued a standards and indie rock playlist.
After dinner we had the toasts and I invited everyone back to the main room for the first dances. They had their first dance to the acoustic version of “Depth Over Distance” by Ben Howard followed by a dual Parents dance. Their Parents dance was to “What A Wonderful World” then came an anniversary dance with the winners at 38 years married. I opened the floor to everyone with some Motown and top 40 that filled it for the next 2.5 hours. I played lots of 70’s, 80’s, top 40 and some Latin & 2000’s hip-hop. The Duck Donuts station opened for the last hour as did the mac and cheese station. YUM!!
We did the New Years countdown and sang Auld Lang Syne before ending the night with “Candy Shop” by 50 Cent and a glowstick exit. I can’t wait to see the pics of that by Kathleen from Amelya Jayne Photography!
Thank you so much Elizabeth, Winston and Chelsy!! I couldn’t have had a better time celebrating New Years Eve!!
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