For my last wedding of the year I was at The Cloth Mill in Hillsborough to celebrate with Becky and Zach and 130 of their guests on their one year anniversary.
This was my first time seeing The Cloth Mill and I absolutely love the space! It has floor to ceiling windows along one brick wall, Hardwood floors and exposed beam ceiling. The ceremony and reception were all in the same room so it made it great for me with no down time between the ceremony and reception.
The Wedding Ceremony
When the guests arrived for the ceremony I had a mix of contemporary love songs playing. Becky along with her Father and Stepfather walked down the aisle to “I Get To Love You” by Ruelle. After the ceremony everyone joined them for communion before recessing to “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” by Meghan Trainor. Officiant Beth Crissman invited guests to enjoy refreshments at the bar while the staff started flipping the room.
The First Dance
During the social hour I had a mix of classic soul, classic rock and standards playing. Becky, Zach and their wedding party were at the end of the room and outside getting pics taken by photographer Natalie Schram. After pics were done I invited guests to take their seats. I introduced the wedding party to “I Gotta feeling” and they came in with their own pose and dance. Becky and Zach came in and right to the dance floor for their dance to “Love Centric” by Joe. It was so sweet as they sang it to each other. Becky danced with her Father and Stepfather to “My Wish” and Zach & his Mother to “Landslide”. Zach’s Father welcomed everyone and the BBQ buffet opened. During dinner I had the same music mix playing.
After dinner we had the toasts and cake cutting to “How Sweet It Is”. I invited the married couples to join them for an anniversary dance with the winners at 62 years married! WOW!! I opened the floor to everyone with some Motown and top 40 that filled it with young and old. I knew in advance that Zach liked 2000’s hip-hop so played a lot of that for the last 2 hours when most of the younger guests were dancing. I ended the night with a big sing a long to “Don’t Stop believin’”.
What a fun night and great way to end the 2017 wedding season. Thank you Becky, Zach and Denise and congratulations! Zach, thank you so much for your service to our country. I was honored to play for you!
Photo courtesy of Natalie E. Photography
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