Bride and Groom: Julie & Martin Shull
Where & When: All Saints Chapel in Raleigh NC on May 7th, 2016
Julie and Martin have got to be two of the sweetest and nicest people I have worked on a wedding with! I met them at an open house at All Saints Chapel and instantly knew that we would be a great match. They had both their ceremony and reception in the historic white chapel and I was there to provide music all day.
Photographer- Bronwyn Duffield
Caterer- Catering By Design
Florist- Yeopim Flowers
Wedding Ceremony Songs
Pre-Ceremony music by Vitamin String Quartet and Piano Guys
Parents Thru Bridesmaids Entrance: “Feather” from Forrest Gump
Bride Processional: Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Vitamin String Quartet
Recessional: “Alla Hornpipe” by Handel
Wedding Reception Songs
Introduction of the Wedding Party: “Happy” by Pharrell
First Dance: “As Time Goes By” by Dooley Wilson from Casablanca
Father-Bride Dance: “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
Mother-Groom Dance: “Forever Young” by Bob Dylan
Cake Cutting: “How Sweet It is” by James Taylor
Anniversary Dance” “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra
Last Dance: “Somebody To Love” by Queen
The Wedding Ceremony
As guests arrived for the ceremony I had a mix of pop songs performed classically by Vitamin String Quartet and The Piano Guys. The small white Chapel looked beautiful with floral arrangements by Sybil Skinner from Yeopim Flowers. The parents thru the bridesmaids walked the aisle to “Feather” from Forrest Gump and Julie & her father to “”Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Vitamin String Quartet. After a short ceremony by Reverend Ronald Poythress and readings by both fathers, Julie, Martin and the wedding party recessed to Handel’s “Alla Hornpipe” and the guests were invited to the basement for cocktails.
The Social Hour
During the cocktail hour guests enjoyed custom drinks, passed hors d’oeuvres, a selfie station and a snow cone station! Yes, an awesome snow cone station!!! During the cocktail hour I had a mix of pop, classic soul and standards playing.
After pics were taken by photographer Bronwyn Duffield guests made their way back up to the main floor that had been transformed for dinner and dancing. The wedding party was introduced to Pharrell’s “Happy” and Julie and Martin came in to some of the loudest cheering I have heard. They came to the dance floor for their first dance to “As Time Goes By” by Dooley Wilson from the movie Casablanca. Julie then danced with her father to “What A Wonderful World” and Martin and his mother to “Forever Young” by Bob Dylan. Julie’s father blessed the meal and the buffet opened. During dinner I continued the same playlist as cocktails.
The Dinner & Dancing
After dinner we had the toasts and the cake cutting to “How Sweet It Is” by James Taylor. I invited the married couples to the dance floor for an anniversary dance to “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra and then opened the floor to everyone with “My Girl” that filled it instantly. The guests didn’t leave the packed dance floor for 2 ½ hours and danced to oldies, top 40, sing a longs and a couple line dances.
We ended the night with Queen’s “Somebody To Love” and guests left for the sparkler exit as I played “Celebration”. What a fun night and wonderful couple! Thank you Julie and Martin and congratulations.
This was one of my favorite weddings, and not one I, or the guests, will soon forget!
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