Breanna and Paul had both ceremony and reception on the grounds of The Fearrington. The reception was held in the open-air pavilion known as The Garden Terrace. The cocktail hour was held outside on the patio in front of the terrace and I had a classic rock mix playing. After a few pics were taken by photographer Nick Pirinio, Breanna and Paul and the wedding party was ready to be introduced to “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” and join their guests during the remainder of the cocktail hour. As the cocktail hour wound down I had guests come inside to their seats and the roaring fire in the fireplace.
After all the guests found their seats, Breanna’s Father welcomed everyone and Paul’s best man/brother made a very touching toast. The 50 guests made their way through the buffet and I continued a classic rock music mix. As dinner ended, Breanna and Paul had their first dance to “Wonderful Tonight”, Breanna danced with her Father to “What A Wonderful World” and Paul danced with his Mother to a shortened edit of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man”. I opened the floor to some oldies and Motown and guests started dancing. After some 70’s and ’80s and a couple of slow songs we had Fearrington’s own Michelle Huckleberry cake cutting to “How Sweet It Is”. I opened the floor again with some current dance music and more 80’s and the requests started coming. I couldn’t believe the dance floor stayed busy for 2 ½ hours!
Some great moments for me were Paul dancing with his Grandmother to “Unchained melody”, best man Tim’s dedication to “Uncle Jim” to “Raise Your Glass” by Pink, and Paul’s Mother doing the bump to “Blurred Lines” haha. classic!
The bus for the guests arrived and guests filled mason jars with candy from the candy bar as Breanna and Paul made their exit to sparklers. What a fun group and I’m glad I was able to meet everyone and play for them.