Shelby & Adam chose the beautiful Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill for their ceremony and reception. Even though the rain didn’t cooperate, it was a beautiful and fun day with a lot of help from Melissa Sayre at The Inn, planner Tracy Adams, photographer Martha Manning and video by Heart Stone Films.

Their ceremony was held inside in the Chancellor’s ballroom and guests were seated to tracks off the Piano tribute to Relient K CD. Their Grandparents and Parents came down the isle to “Joy” by Phil Whickham, the wedding party entered to “Stolen” by Dashboard Confessional and Shelby walked down the isle to “Garden” by NeedToBreathe. After the ceremony, Shelby and Adam’s recessional was “On Top Of The World” by Imagine Dragons and guests were invited down the hall for the cocktail hour and reception.

The wedding party entered the reception to “Must Have Done Something Right” by Relient K and Shelby and Adam went right into their first dance, “Better Together” by Jack Johnson. Shelby’s Father came out after the first dance for a wonderfully executed welcome and then a blessing by Adam’s Father, Alex made way to the dinner food stations. For dinner I played a mix of soft rock and indie rock and got lots of compliments on the playlist, especially “Northern Sky” by Nick Drake.

After dinner were the toasts followed by the cake cutting to “When U Love Somebody” by The Fruit Bats. Shelby then made her way to the floor for a dance with her Father to “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra and Adam met his Mother on the floor to dance to a great Christian rock song, “Find Your Wings” by Mark Harris. An anniversary dance followed to “Fly Me To The Moon” by Frank Sinatra and I opened the floor to “My Girl”. I played a short beach music / oldies set for the older guests, then current top 40 for Shelby and her friends and family. Some of the groomsmen even got out there during “Call Me Maybe”! Shelby and her family literally were on the dance floor for 2 hours straight. They were so fun that I didn’t want it to end.

I ended the night with “Shout” from Animal House and they made their exit to bubbles from the front of The Inn. What a fun night and I couldn’t be happier for Shelby and Adam !