Carla and Justin are a wild and crazy couple who love to have fun. Their families are no different. We gathered at the beautiful Governor’s Club in Chapel Hill. The weather had been rough for the past couple of weeks, but magically cleared up for their wedding weekend. The fabulous Carly Abernathy of Events by La Fete was the planner on duty.
The ceremony on the patio started with some soft classical music, and we began the entrance for the parents, bridesmaids and groomsmen to Handel’s “Air from Water Music”. Then Carla walked with her Father to Pachelbel’s “Canon in D”. Once the vows were recited, the bride was kissed, and the couple was declared, they exited to “Spring from the Four Seasons” by Vivaldi.
The guests head up to the cocktail hour, and the bridal party head out to take photos. Once that’s taken care of, this wild bunch was ready to be introduced and party! After the line-up, the parents were introduced to “The House is Rockin” by Stevie Ray Vaughan, the bridal party came in to Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze”. Finally, Carla and Justin were introduced to “Black Betty” by Ram Jam. Awesome!
The couple’s first dance was to George Strait’s romantic ballad “I Cross My Heart”. Carla then danced with her dad to “I hope You Dance” by LeeAnn Womack, and Justin’s dance with his mother to Rascal Flatt’s “My Wish”. A ton of romance right from the get go!
The Father of the Bride made a quick welcome, and the Bride’s Uncle Joe blessed the meal. The food stations opened, and shortly after that the Best Man and Maid and Matron of Honors gave a hilarious toast. Carla and Justin apparently couldn’t decide on a wedding cake, so they had 7 different ones! Not including a really cool Groom’s cake, with working headlights! All of the cakes were made by Sugar Mama’s Cakes! They cut one of the many to Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar on Me”.
With all the formalities out of the way, it was time to stomp the night away! (We kicked the dancing off to Brooks & Dunn’s “Boot Scootin’ Boogie”!) This couple loves their country, and we jammed all night to Waylon, Johnny, George, Gretchen, Brad, Kenny, and all the top country tunes. From the slow and sappy to the jamming…we did it all!
Rounding out the night to Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel” and the encore was “Cotton Eye Joe”, this crowd was roaring! We said our goodbyes and the couple made their way to the classic Thunderbird through the sparkler exit! I had a blast, and it looked like everyone else did too! Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Justin and Carla Trepper!
Photographer Kristie for Neil Boyd Photography captured the event, and included some photos below! The Florist was The Purple Puddle, and trust me the florals were amazing! I had so much fun with this crowd, thanks for letting me be a part of your day!!
Best Wishes in your new life together!