I had played for Mary English and Jeff a couple months earlier at their friend Melissa’s post-wedding party and they had a blast! I was so excited to play for them again this time surrounded by their family along with friends at NC State’s Alumni Center on June 16th.
The ceremony was held at Christ Episcopal Church and guests made their way over to the Alumni Center right after. The cocktail hour was held in the front lobby as well as the bar/dining area where I had music playing. I had a mix of beach music, soft rock and standards playing. After pics and video were taken by Photographer Megan Kerns and Erin from Three Thirty Six Films, the doors to the ballroom opened and I invited guests to their seats. The oval ballroom looked beautiful with floral arrangements by wedding planner Caroline Ruth.
I introduced the wedding party to Signed, Sealed, Delivered and Mary English and Jeff came in for their first dance. They danced to an edit I made of “Say You Won’t Let Go” by James Arthur. She danced with her Father after that to a couple minutes of “Butterfly Kisses’ and a minute of “Brown Eyed Girl”. It was so sweet!! Jeff escorted his Mother to the floor for their dance to “The Man You’ve Become”. Mary English’s Father welcomed everyone and blessed the meal. During dinner I had the same music mix playing as cocktails.
After dinner we had the toasts and Cupcake Shoppe cake cutting to “How Sweet It Is” by James Taylor. I opened the floor to everyone with some beach music that filled it by the end if the first song! For the next 2 hours guests danced to beach music, oldies, top 40, some 80’s & 90’s and even some 2000’s. We ended the night with Wagon Wheel by Darius and a sparkler exit from the front of the building.
Thank you for everything Mary English, Jeff & Caroline! I had the best time!!!
Photo courtesy of Megan Kerns Photography
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