So, I have to say that I normally don’t have enough hours in the day to blog for my weddings, but Natalie and Brian changed that!! Natalie inspired me to write this blog based on her energy that beautiful Saturday afternoon.
Natalie and Brian had their ceremony and wedding reception at the beautiful Governor’s Club in Chapel Hill on October 24th. As we have seen lately, the weather could not have been better! They had their ceremony outside on the clubhouse patio and then guests were invited inside for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the upper lobby and upper outside patio while a pianist played some selections for the cocktail hour. Photographer Brian Mullins was busy outside taking advantage of the gorgeous weather getting pictures of the wedding party and the couple. Once the photos were wrapped up, guests were invited into the beautifully decorated ballroom where Natalie’s mother had done the flower arrangements and centerpieces for the tables. While the guests found their tables I went out to line up the wedding party. They were an excited bunch to say the least, very fun to work with! The wedding party were introduced to “Gonna Fly” the theme music from the movie ‘Rocky’. Then Natalie and Brian entered the room to AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” and that’s when the place went nuts!! Natalie was so pumped it was amazing, she had everyone on their feet and ready to party! Natalie handed off her bouquet and the couple had their first dance to “Someone Like You” by Van Morrison. Love that song! Natalie then danced with her father to the Temptations “My Girl” with Brian dancing with his mother to “The Way You Look Tonight” by Mr. Frank Sinatra. Natalie’s father then welcomed the guests and then the meal was blessed. Natalie and Brian wanted an upbeat evening so I played a large selection of Motown, Soul and R&B during dinner.
As dinner wrapped up, toasts were given and they cut their cake to Marvin Gaye’s “How Sweet It Is”. I then opened the dance floor and it filled for the rest of the night! I played oldies, more Motown, James Brown, 70’s, 90’s hip-hop, and a few Top 40 songs, the crowd loved all of it! For the last dance, Natalie and Brian wanted to keep the energy high and selected the Bee Gees ” You Should Be Dancing”. I can’t wait to see the pictures from Brian Mullins as there were so many great action shots! Once everyone applauded for the couple one last time, they made there way outside for the sparkler exit. This was such a great crowd to play for and I enjoyed working with Natalie and Brian throughout the process. Thank you both so much for the inspiration to write this down!