Melissa and Kyle chose Angier NC’s Barclay Villa for both ceremony and reception. It is a beautiful venue and looks exactly like a castle! I was thrilled to play there for their wedding on August 19th!!
The Wedding Ceremony
As the guests arrived they gathered in the front sitting room until making their way around back for the ceremony. They took their seats and witnessed the fairytale ceremony in front of a gazebo. The wedding party entered to “All Of My” covered by Daniel Jang. Melissa and her Father entered to “A Thousand Years” by The Piano Guys. Minister Glen did an amazing job! After the ceremony they recessed to “Marry You” by Bruno Mars. The guests were invited to the pool on the opposite side of the property for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. I had a mix of rock, soul and standards playing while photographer Carolina MediaStar and videographers Reel Weddings got some shots.
The First Dance
After the cocktail hour, the 100 guests made their way to the 2-story ballroom that looked and smelled amazing with arrangements by Brides and Bouquets. I left music playing and went upstairs to the billiard room to line the wedding party up with help from their planner, Jeff from At Last Weddings & Events. They came down the grand staircase to “I Gotta Feelin””. Melissa and Kyle came down and right into their first dance to “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Haley Reinhart. The Parents dances followed and Minister Glen blessed the meal. During dinner I played the same music mix.
After dinner we had the toasts and I opened the floor with a request from Melissa’s 76 year old Grandmother, “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner. She got right up to dance and guests soon followed. That was really all it took to keep them dancing all night. I played a huge mix of oldies, top 40, some 80’s and even a few hip-hop songs for Melissa and her bridesmaids. We paused for the cake cutting to “Sugar” by Maroon 5 and then an anniversary dance to “Unchained Melody” with winners married 56 years! WOW!!
Back to dancing until the end of the night after a bouquet & garter toss. I loved seeing her Grandmother dancing all night and a traditional Hawaiian dance performance from her Father’s side of the family. We ended the night with “Over and Over Again” by Nathan Sykes & Ariana Grande before a sparkler exit. Thank you Melissa and Kyle and congratulations!
Photo courtesy of Carolina MediaStar
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