I was so excited to play for Claire, Greg and her family visiting from the UK at her wedding in downtown Raleigh at All Saints Chapel on November 3rd.
The ceremony was held on the main floor of the 150 year old adorable white church. It looked beautiful with floral arrangements by Flowers On Broad Street. They had a live acoustic guitarist provide music and officiant Ben held the service. After a short ceremony, the 100 guests were invited to the basement for cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres by planner Michelle from Magnolia & Grace Events. During the cocktail hour I had a mix of standards, 60’s British rock and some current indie rock playing.
After pics and video were taken by Kivus & Camera and RalGoodFilms and the room was flipped by Rocky Top Catering, guests were invited back upstairs for dinner and dancing. I introduced Claire and Greg to “The Way You Look Tonight” by Sinatra and when they reached the dance floor they had their first dance to “La Vie En Rose” by Daniela Andrade. It is such a beautiful version of the song! After their dance her Father welcomed everyone and the buffet opened. During dinner I played a set of classic standards.
After dinner we had the toasts and cake cutting to “How Sweet It is”. Claire joined her Father on the floor for their dance to “What A Wonderful World” and Greg & his Mother to “Days Like This” by Van Morrison. I opened the floor to everyone with “My Girl” and it filled within 41 seconds! Not kidding! I checked. LOL.
For the next 2 1/2 hours I played a few line dances, oldies, top 40 and 80’s. I even played Karma Chameleon for Hunter, the cutest little flower girl! As soon as it came on she started bouncing up and down with Claire. So cute. I ended the night with the acoustic version of ”Perfect” by Ed Sheeran and invited everyone outside for a sparkler exit. After everyone had left the room, Claire and Greg had a private last dance to “Just The Way You Are” by Billy Joel. It’s always just the sweetest moment!
Thank you Claire, Greg and Michelle! I had an absolute blast!!
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