Whitney and Josh chose Wake Forest’s historic Sutherland for their wedding ceremony and reception with planner Ashlee. Originally they planned on the side garden for their outdoor ceremony and groom’s terrace for the cocktail hour, but Mother Nature had other plans. So, we moved it all into the pavilion. No problem! The rain did not damper the mood at all. Take that Mother Nature! LOL! The guests arrived and made their way to the pavilion decorated with beautiful floral arrangements by Southern Petals. I had a mix of classical pop songs playing by Vitamin String Quartet. The parents thru the bridesmaids walked down the aisle to “Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring” and Whitney and her father to a guitar version of “Canon In D”. After the ceremony that included a solo of “At Last” sung by Whitney’s Aunt during the blending of the sand, they recessed to “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” and guests made their way to the bar for refreshments and hours d’oeuvres. During the cocktail hour I played a mix of rock, country and classic soul.
The Wedding Introductions
After some pics were taken by Michelle from Magnolia Photography and videographer Alex D’Amato invited guests to their tables and lined the wedding party up for introductions. They were introduced to “This Will Be” by Natalie Cole and they all had their own dance into the pavilion. Whitney and Josh came in and right to the dance floor for their first dance to “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” by Jake Owen. This was the song Jake was playing at his concert the first time Josh told Whitney he loved her. So sweet!! Everyone took their seats and Whitney’s father welcomed them followed by a blessing by her Uncle. The buffet opened and I continued the same music mix as cocktails.
The Cake Cutting and Dancing
After dinner we had toasts and the cake cutting to “How Sweet It Is” by James Taylor. Whitney joined her father on the floor for their dance to “My Girl” with a big awwwww from the crowd and Josh escorted his mother to the floor for their dance to “Don’t Blink” by Kenny Chesney. I opened the floor with some beach music and Motown that filled it for the next 3 hours. During that time I played top 40, oldies, beach music, country, line dances, 80’s and some sing a longs.
The Last Dance
We paused briefly for the bouquet toss to “P.Y.T.” and garter removal and toss to “Danger Zone”. We ended the night with a huge circle singing “Sweet Caroline” and finally a sparkler exit. What a fun night and wonderful couple! Congratulations Whitney, Josh, Toni and Chris and thank you!
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