For my second wedding on Saturday with La Fete I was at The Umstead Hotel with Katie from La Fete, Carrie from The Umstead and photographer James Walters for Andrea and Aaron’s big day. The room was absolutely beautiful!!
There was a surprise guest for the cocktail hour. Ramses, the UNC mascot joined for pics with everyone (including me) and totally surprised Aaron who is a huge fan. After the cocktail hour, the 100 guests made their way into the ballroom for dinner and dancing. The wedding party and parents entered to Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel” and Andrea and Aaron danced into the room to loud applause. The stopped on the dance floor for their now second dance to “Young and Beautiful” by Lana Del Ray and it was so precious to see them singing it to each other like they were the only ones in the room. They took their seats after that and Andrea’s father welcomed everyone.
The 3 course meal came our including soup, salad and entrée’s. During dinner I played a mix of soft rock, classic rock and some classic soul with a few Sinatra songs for me J. As dinner wound down, guests started dancing to beach music and classic soul. We had the cake cutting to “How Sweet It Is” after a couple toasts. Andrea then danced with her father to “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” by Brother IZ and Aaron joined his mother on the floor for their dance to “In My Life” by The Beatles.
I opened the floor, again, with some more Motown and beach music that brought everyone back onto the floor for the next 2 hours along with some 80’s 90’s and current dance music. We paused briefly for the bouquet toss to “Single Ladies” and garter toss to “Foxey Lady” then back to dancing til the end of the night and a rose petal exit. What a fun night and a great group to play for. Thank you Andrea and Aaron. I’m going to Disney World (which I did Sunday) !