As a wedding DJ I love a great love story, and Susan and Mark’s is a really good one… and a Wedding at The Umstead Hotel adds to the treat!  They met when they were 16 and 17, dated but nothing serious.  Then, started dating again and 20 and 21, but still nothing serious.  But, after 40 years they saw each other again and now on March 23rd it was the right time!

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Now in their 60’s it was time for their wedding at The Umstead Hotel.  The ceremony was held inside for the 40 guests and Arioso Strings covered their music for that and the cocktail hour.  After the cocktail hour was over the doors to the salon opened and guests found their seats.  The room looked beautiful with floral arrangements by Watered Garden.  I’m sure photographer Joe Payne got some great shots!

I introduced Susan and Mark to Harry Connick’s instrumental “It Had To be You” and they came in for their first dance to “Devoted To You” by The Everly Brothers.  Her Matron Of Honor said a toast and William Thorne blessed the meal.  The soup, salads and entrees came out and I had a mix of 50’s and 60’s love songs playing.  I even played “The Ballad Of The Green Berets” for Mark and his fellow Green Berets!

After dinner we had a champagne toast by Mark’s Brother and the cake cutting to “Sugar, Sugar”, then opened the floor with some 50’s and 60’s dance songs and ballads.

Thank you so much for having me as your DJ Susan and Mark and sharing your wonderful love story with me!!