Picture prefect can’t describe the wedding of Katie and Matt at The Sutherland in Wake Forest, NC on March 2nd. After a week of off and on rain, the weather turned perfect for them!
Their ceremony was held on the brick walled lawn. I provided music and a mic for officiant Katherine Edwards. The Grandparents and Parents entered to “Canon In D” and wedding party to “A Thousand Years” by The Piano Guys. Katie and her Father entered to “Beethoven’s 5thSecret” also by The Piano Guys. After a short service, they recessed to “You’re My best Friend” by Queen and Katherine invited the 80 guests to the other side of the house for cocktails on the grooms terrace.
During the cocktail hour I had a mix of rock, classic soul and country playing while guests enjoyed drinks by POUR and passed hors d’oeuvres by Rocky Top Catering. Towards the end of the cocktail hour, guests started coming into the pavilion where I was and finding their seats. The room looked beautiful with floral arrangements by Lyn from Fresh Affairs! I left some music playing and went to line the wedding party up for intros with help from The Sutherland’s Christy.
I introduced the wedding party to “Now That We Found Love” by Heavy D and Matt and Katie to “Can’t Stop The Feeling”. They had their first dance to “Millionaire” followed by the parents dances. Katie and her Father danced to “I’ll Be There” by Josh Turner and Matt & his Mother to “Five Minutes More” by Scotty McCreery. Katie’s Father welcomed everyone and the salads came out before the buffet opened. During dinner was same music mix as cocktails.
After dinner we had the Ashley Cakes cutting to “How Sweet It Is” and then the toasts. Before opening the floor to everyone we had an anniversary dance to “Something That We Do” by Clint Black with the winners at 61 years married!! Wow!! I opened the floor to everyone with “Build Me Up Buttercup” that filled the floor! It was amazing to only have 5 ppl left sitting during the first dance song for everyone. For the next 3 hours they danced to oldies, beach, top 40, some 80’s and 2000’s throwbacks and some 90’s hip-hop. We paused for the bouquet toss to “Where Dem Girls At” and garter toss to “You Look Good”.
We ended the night with “Dancing In The Moonlight” before a private last dance for just Katie and Matt to “Dance With Me” by Morgan Evans and Kelsea Ballerini. The guests filled bags of candy for a late night treat and lined up for a sparkler exit. I can’t wait to see more pics from photographer Kelsey Nelson and videographers Twenty-One Films!!
Thank you Katie, Matt and Christy! I had the best time!!
Photos courtesy of Kelsey Nelson Photography
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