I had already played for Alexandra & Adam this summer where they attended a wedding I DJd for their friends Kayla & Jesse, so I was excited to see them again. They chose Wake Forest’s historic plantation house, The Sutherland, for both ceremony and reception on a beautiful October 25th. The ceremony was held in front of the grooms cabin. I ran the mics for the ceremony and guitarist Devin Coogan played guitar. After the ceremony, the wedding party recessed to “Happy” from Despicable Me. Alexandra LOVES the minions. Guests made their way to the grooms terrace for the cocktail hour on the grooms terrace while Beth Ely and videographers Phil & Lucy from Twenty-One Films got some shots of the wedding party.
After the cocktail hour, guests made their way back to the brick garden for dinner and dancing. I introduced the wedding party to “All About Tonight” by Blake Shelton and Alex and Adam had their first dance to “God Gave Me You” by Blake. After the first dance Alex’s father joined her on the floor for their dance that started with “My Wish” for about a minute but then went through “Brown Eyed Girl”, “The Hokey Pokey”, “She’s A Bad Mama Jama”, “Imma Be” and finally “Enter Sandman” where all the wedding party joined them. So great! Adam then escorted his mother to the floor for their dance to “You’ll Be In My Heart” by Phil Collins followed by a welcome by Alexandra’s father. The delicious barbeque Rocky Top buffet opened and I played a mix of rock, country and classic soul.
After dinner we had the cake cutting to “Sugar” by Maroon 5 and some toasts including a very heartfelt toast by Alex’s father that I have to admit got me a little teary. I invited all the married guests to the floor for an anniversary dance to “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra and then opened the floor to everyone with some Motown and top 40. We paused briefly for a garter toss to “I’m Still A Guy” and bouquet toss to “God Made Girls”, then back to dancing to line dances, top 40 and some 70’s. We ended the night with “Mean To Me” by Brett Eldredge and finally “Time Of My Life” from Dirty Dancing before their sparkler exit.
Congratulations Alexandra and Adam and thank you for having me as your DJ!