Kaitlin and Clay are about the sweetest couple that I could ever work for, so laid back and in love. The Bride owns a vintage rental company called Simply Put Vintage Rentals, so being a wedding vendor herself she came into this wedding with a very distinctive image of what she wanted. A southern chic wedding with amazing food, music, and atmosphere…and boy did she get it! Assembling an amazing team of vendors including Priscilla of Orangerie Events for planning, the dynamite team of Nancy and Will Ray of Nancy Ray Photography, Tre Bella florist, and firsts for me Taylor Lane Media for Video, Maxie B’s for the cake, and Holly Tate Fine Catering. (I believe I’ve worked with Holly before, but her food was amazing no matter what!)
The Ceremony and Reception were held in an amazing downtown High Point location called The Lofts at Union Square. A 1904 structure built, designed, and inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, this place oozes charm.
Kaitlin and Clay’s ceremony started with some nice music from a solo guitar and keyboard, who were members of their church, and in themselves a pleasure to be around. Playing and singing some worship songs, and soft tunes made for a very light and festive affair. Once the “I Do’s” were said, I played Ben Rector’s “Let The Good Times Roll” for the recessional. I went straight to Sinatra for some cocktails as we began to flip the room for the Reception to begin.
We introduced only the newly minted Mr. & Mrs. Holland, and their first dance began to “Dance with me Baby”, another great choice by Ben Rector. The Father of the Bride gave a welcome and Blessing, then dinner stations were opened.
A couple of toasts by a nervous Best Man and Maid of Honor led to a great cake cutting with Natalie Cole’s “Everlasting Love” in the background. Kaitlin and Clay ordered a combined Bride/Father dance and Groom/Mother Dance to “My Girl” by the Temptations and we opened the dance floor. It was like these people had never danced before! The floor was instantly packed, and everyone was having a blast! (Rumor has it that there was not 1 but 2 ripped Groomsmen’s trousers! I think that was to “Turn Down for What” or Bruno Mars’ “Bubble Butt”! HA!) But I couldn’t tell because I was working so hard keeping up with these folks! They jammed for a couple more hours before we had to shut down to Michael Buble’s remake of the classic Drifter’s song “Save The Last Dance for Me”. The guests then moved to the lobby for a very chic bubble exit!
I am always nervous when asked to DJ a wedding vendor’s wedding but it was such an honor for me to be involved with such a sweet couple’s event, that I may change my perspective! Hopefully Nancy Ray will send me some photos of the event. When she does I will post them here!
Best wishes to Kaitlin and Clay in their new life together, and thank you for having me at your event!