Lindsay & Hal’s Wedding

What a fun wedding reception at The Umstead Hotel in Cary NC!! Lindsay & Hal brought a New Jersey reception to North Carolina and I was thrilled to help them pull it off with a lot of help from Gina from A Southern Soiree on September 17th, 2016!!

The Wedding Ceremony

Their wedding ceremony was help in the back of the Umstead and overlooks a pond. It is absolutely beautiful there with floral arrangements by Fresh Affairs and I provided music. After the ceremony, their Rabbi invited guests to the back patio for cocktails, pasta & BBQ stations while videographers Heart Stone Films and  photographer Jenn Aan from Halftone Studios got some shots.

The Dinner

After the cocktail hour, the 150 guests found their seats inside the ballroom and got ready for the party to begin! I introduced the wedding party and finally Lindsay & Hal came in to thunderous applause. They came to the floor for their choreographed first dance and then we had a hora dance that a friend of theirs remixed that filled the floor !! After that I continued dance music for 25 minutes while the staff brought out the first course of crab cakes. During that course I played dinner music.

Towards the end of the first course we had the first set of toasts by the mothers and stepfather. After that it was back to dancing while the staff cleared the table and brought out the second course of salad. After salad, we had the second round of toasts that included Hal’s cousin interrupting his other best man’s toast with “Showdown” by ELO from the “Kingpin” movie. It was classic!!!

The Dancing

After the entrees were finished Lindsay danced with her stepfather and brother in memory of her late father Ken and then Hal danced with his mother. I opened up the floor again until we paused briefly for the Simply Cakes cake cutting and the ice cream bar opened. We finished the night with a packed dance floor and a confetti canon finale on the dance floor.

This was one of my favorite weddings, and not one I, or the guests, will soon forget!

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