When Sabrina stopped Gabe and asked him to tie her shoe all those years ago, little did she know it would land us at her Aunt’s Farm in Cary on September 16th for her wedding.
The Wedding Ceremony
Sabrina and Gabe had their ceremony on the side lawn of the barn at the pond. The pond has a large fountain right in the middle that can be turned off. They held the ceremony on a dock that goes out into the pond. It is just beautiful! The Grandparents and Parents entered to “First Day Of My Life” by Bright Eyes. This is an indie roc classic that I love! The wedding party entered to “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” by IZ and Sabrina and her Father to “A Thousand Years”. After a short ceremony officiated by Derrick DeLain, Sabrina & Gabe recessed to “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” and the wedding party to “September”.
The Cocktail Hour
The 150 guests made their way to the open-air pavilion of Morris Peaceland Farm for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with help from planners Dolled Up And Planned Out. During the cocktail hour I had a mix of jam bands, indie bluegrass and indie rock playing. Wonderland Pictures was there to get shots of the wedding party around the grounds and against the barn.
The First Dance
After pics were taken I introduced the wedding party to “Crazy In Love” and Sabrina & Gabe to “Bring ‘Em Out”. They had their first dance to “Lets Stay Together” by Al Green. Sabrina’s Father joined her on the floor for their dance to “Sweet Pea” and Gabe & his Mother to “A Mother’s Song”. Gabe welcomed everyone and told the story about their chance meeting before Derrick blessed the meal. The Indulge food stations opened and I went back to playing music adding some classic soul to the mix. The food was so good!!!
I opened the floor with some Motown and top 40 that filled in within 2 songs. For the next 2 hours the floor stayed packed to oldies, a few line dances, top 40, lots of 80’s and 90’s and even a polka for Gabe’s adorable Grandmother. We paused for the cake cutting to “How Sweet It Is” and then back to dancing to some hip-hop and top 40 until the end of the night. We ended with Rihanna’s “We Found Love” and a sparkler exit from the barn.
What a great crown to play for and fun Bride & Groom. Congratulations Sabrina and Gabe and that you for tying her shoe!
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