Carla & Linda’s Wedding on October 21st, 2016

I was so happy for Carla and Linda and for their wedding day! After 23 years together, they were finally getting married!!!

The Wedding Ceremony

The wedding ceremony was held on the side lawn of the Merrimon-Wynne. I provided mics and music for the ceremony and Mikkel Paige was there to capture the moments on film. After a short ceremony with a couple readings, the guests made their way into the house for cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres by Beau Catering. They had some classic jazz playing in the house.

The Reception

After the cocktail hour, the girls from Viva L’Event invited guests into the carriage house where I was for the dinner and the rest of the wedding reception. The room looked beautiful with arrangements by Meristem Floral! I introduced Carla & Linda and they came right to the dance floor for their first dance to “Over & Over Again” covered by Leroy Sanchez (well, second. They danced to “I Choose you” after they came in for a few seconds). After their dance they welcomed everyone, their minister Nancy blessed the meal and Beau described the dinner that was coming. During dinner I had a mix of classic soul, standards and soft rock playing.

The Cake Cutting and Dancing

After dinner we had the toasts and Cupcake Shoppe cake cutting and Slice Pie Company table opened. I opened the floor with “Build Me Up Buttercup” that brought young and old out. After that song a guest took the mic and told the story of how they met in a club with Linda singing “I’m Gonna Get You Baby” by Bizarre Inc. to Carla from across the room. So, I had to play that and it filled the floor again! For the next 2 hours I played lots of 80’s and 90’s, a few slow songs and some current dance music until their last dance with everyone. I invited the guests to the front of the house for a sparkler exit and Carla and Linda had a private dance to Madonna’s “Rain” with just them in the room. It was so sweet!!!

This was one of my favorite weddings, and not one I, or the guests, will soon forget!

Photo courtesy of Mikkel Paige Photography

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