I had the pleasure to play for Lindsay and Shawn on November 9th at the beautiful Prestonwood Country Club in Cary NC. I was so excited to play for their wedding! I had met them a few times and had played for their friends Ashley and Colby Mooney’s wedding a few years ago. It was so great seeing everyone again. I think Ashley and one of my biggest fans. Working again with planner Sally Oakley and photographer Dara Blakely was a huge bonus for me!
Lindsay and Shawn had their ceremony in the large ballroom of Prestonwood and the 170 guests heard classical pop songs as they were seated. I controlled Reverend Robin Renteria’s mic volume also. She always does such a nice ceremony. The wedding party and Lindsay entered and exited to “A Thousand Years part 2” by Christina Perri. After the ceremony, guests were invited to the hallway and foyer for the cocktail hour and I had a mix of classic soul, standards, and soft rock playing.
Pictures were done and it was time to open the ballroom filled with floral arrangements by The Watered Garden for dinner and dancing. The wedding party danced into the room to “Forever” by Chris Brown and lined the floor. Lindsay and Shawn came into the room to a loud roar from the guests and had their first dance to “Stay With You’ by John Legend. After that, the wedding party found their seats and Lindsay’s Father George came up to welcome guests which turned into him and 4 family members reciting a “ditty” that was a custom poem about Lindsay and Shawn to the tune of “Skip to my Lou”. It was so funny and they did a great job! The salads came out and the buffet opened shortly. I continued a mix of standards, classic soul, and soft rock for dinner music.
After dinner, we had toasts by the Maid and Matron of Honor and Shawn’s Best Man, Stubby who used to work with Shawn at the place Lindsay and Shawn met, Checkers Pizza. The cake cutting followed to “Yellow” by Coldplay at the top of the stairs. Lindsay and Shawn came back down the stairs and she met her father on the dance floor to dance to “I Look To You” by Whitney Houston and Shawn danced with his Sister to Van Morrison’s “Have I Told You Lately”. I announced that the Shutterbooth photo booth was opened in the front lobby and invited guests to sign the thumbprint tree, then opened the floor with a few Motown songs than on to some current that had the younger guests join the older guests already on the floor. The energy went through the roof!
We stopped briefly for the bouquet toss to “Girl On Fire” and the garter toss to “Blurred Lines”. The floor opened again with “Electric Slide” and everyone filled the floor again until the last song of “All Of Me” by John Legend and they made their exit from the front of the Club to white rose petals.
It was such a wonderful reception and I had a blast playing for Lindsay, Shawn, Ashley & Colby and their friends and families!