Jeanne and Marc chose the beautiful Umstead Hotel for both ceremony and reception. It was a little rainy, so Kelley Ann and the staff at The Umstead quickly changed one of the banquet rooms into a beautiful ceremony space with gorgeous floral arrangements by Fleurtations Weddings. They had a live harpist for their ceremony music. Photographer Susan Leggette was there getting some great pics. As the ceremony concluded, the guests made their way across the hall for the cocktail hour in the pre-function area and I had a mix of jazz standards playing with Frank, Dean and Ella included. Jeanne and Marc joined the guests for the last half as their pictures were done being taken.
The doors of the ballroom opened and the 130 guests made their way to their seats. I introduced the wedding party to “Dancing In The Moonlight” by Toploader and Jeanne & Marc went directly to the dance floor for their first dance, “It’s Impossible” by Perry Como. Marc welcomed everyone to the wedding reception, I opened the 4 food stations and went back to a jazz standards playlist.
After dinner the staff poured the champagne and 3 toasts were given. The cake cutting to “How Sweet It Is” opened the cupcake station and Jeanne made her way to the floor to dance with her Father to “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong. I couldn’t believe he was out there dancing most of the night since he is a Great-Grandfather!! What a great guy. I opened the floor with some oldies and the guests followed. I switched to some current dance music and 80’s and Jeanne’s co-workers ate it up!
The evening came to an end with their last song “Last Dance” by Donna Summer. What a fun group and I was so happy to be a part of it.