Heather & Ken’s Wedding at The Barclay Villa
I had been anxiously waiting for Heather and Ken’s wedding since the day I met her, her mother and beautiful daughter! She was so excited for her day and I wanted to make it perfect for them on November 11th.
The Wedding Ceremony
The ceremony was held at the gazebo on the side on The Barclay Villa. I provided mics for their minister Katherine Edwards and Ken. The wedding party entered to “Hallelujiah” by Lindsay Stirling and Heather to a song she found on Vimeo. After a wonderful ceremony that included a sand ceremony to “Thinking Out loud” by Daniel Jang, they recessed to “Can’t Take My Eyes Of You” by Frankie Valli. The guests made their way to the cocktail hour at the pool on the other side of the house. I had a mix of country, rock and standards playing.
The Introductions & Dinner
.After some pics were taken by Sanders Photography, the guests made their way into the grand ballroom for dinner and dancing with help from Courtney from Chrisabethella Catering. The room looked beautiful with a huge fireplace on one end, balcony along both sides, my red uplighting, floral arrangements by Forest Hills Florist and a wide stairway to the second floor. I introduced the wedding party into the room and they had their own personalized song to come in to. Heather & Ken entered to “Wedding Day” by Seal & Heidi Klum and had their first dance to “We Found Each Other In The Dark” by City & Color. Heather danced with her father to “My Little Girl” and Ken and his Grandmother to “Because You Loved Me”. Her parents welcomed everyone and blessed the meal and the food stations opened. During dinner I played the same music mix.
After dinner we had the toasts and opened the floor with some Motown and top 40. The flower girls danced, I think, more than anyone all night! They were the cutest, especially Lexi! We paused for the 6 tier cake cutting to “Sugar” by Maroon 5 and a shout out to Heather’s Mom for her birthday, then back to dancing to top 40 and hip-hop. We ended the night with “Take me Home Tonight” by Eddie Money and a sparkler exit from the front of the building.
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