Jordie and Patrick had been dating forever and finally made it to the alter at the beautiful Highgrove Estates in Fuquat-Varina NC. Although we had to wait a little while for a rain shower to pass, it couldn’t have been a more beautiful ceremony. I’m sure photographer Greg Mills from The Image Mill and videographer John Hayes of Southern Video Design got some great pics!
The ceremony was overlooking a pond and Jodie (who is a 1st grade teacher) had her whole class right up front to see her get married. She is one of the sweetest Brides I have played for! The Grandparents came down the isle to “My Wonderful One”, the parents to an instrumental of “Annie’s Song”, the wedding party to “Canon in D” and Jordie came town to “Trumpet Tune” by John Stanley. During the ceremony a groomsman sang Edwin McCain’s “I’ll Be” and their recessional was “Water Music”. The minister, Pastor Nate Davis, was a friend of Patrick’s and has one of the best voices I have ever heard.
Music for the outdoor cocktail hour was standards and everyone was loving some Sinatra and Dean Martin. After Greg took pictures, it was time for the reception and guests were invited into the ballroom for dinner and dancing.
The wedding party danced into the room to the 80’s classic “Walking On Sunshine” and Jordie and Patrick had their first dance to “When I Say I do” by Clint Black. They were looking at each other like they were the only ones in the room. So sweet! The parents dances followed with Jordie and her Father dancing to “I Loved Her First” and Patrick and his Mother dancing to one of my favorite songs ever, “Lucky Man” by The Verve. Jordie’s Father thanked everyone for coming and it was time for the family style dinner. I played a mix of soft rock and country during dinner.
After dinner, a few toasts and the cake cutting to “How Sweet It Is” by James Taylor, dancing opened to an longest married couple dance to “The Way You Look Tonight” by Steve Tyrell from Father Of The Bride Part 2. A snowball dance followed to “My Girl” and the floor filled.
I kept them out there for an hour or so to some great Motown, oldies, 70’s and ever “Gangnam Style” for the ring bearer Carter Jarrel to show his moves. He was awesome! We stopped for the Krispy Kreme station to open with warm donuts and maple walnut ice cream inside (YUM!) and the bouquet toss to “Single Ladies” and garter toss to “Wild Thing” by The Troggs and it was back to the floor with some current club music.
They ended the evening with “Closing Time” by Semisonic and the made a sparkler exit from the front of the building. I was so happy to play for this awesome couple and it was fantastic to meet and work with Jordie’s Aunt Joy Renner who was acting as their planner and was a dream to work with.
All photos courtesy of Greg Mills from The The Image Mill