Megan and Alex chose the beautiful Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, NC on June 21st for their ceremony, cocktail hour and reception with Melissa Sayre from the Inn, planner extraordinaire Erin McLean and photographer Cyn Kain.
After a wonderful ceremony by minister Ed Sansbury and music by Arioso Strings, the 180 guests made their way to the hall of the old well room for food and drink. The doors to the ballroom opened and I had a mix of soft rock and classic soul playing as guests found their tables.
I introduced only Megan and Alex to ECU’s theme (I wore my pirate cufflinks for Alex) “Purple Haze” and people started clapping along until the doors opened and there was a thunderous roar when they came into the room. They went directly into their first dance of “Swept Away (Sentimental version)” by The Avett Brothers. Megan’s father then welcomed everyone for coming and her Grandpa Charles said the blessing. The 3 course meal of appetizers, salad and entrée’s came out and I continued a soft rock and R&B mix for dinner.
After dinner we had the Ashley’s cake cutting to “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” and toasts by the Maid Of Honor, Best man and Alex’s father. Megan then joined her father on the floor to dance to “What A Wonderful World” and Alex escorted his mother to the floor to dance to Van Morrison’s “Have I Told You Lately”.
I opened the floor with “My Girl” and it filled with young and old. The floor stayed filled with family, friends, fraternity brothers and sorority sisters the entire 2 hours. We stopped briefly for the bouquet toss to “Single Ladies” and garter toss to “Let’s Get It On”. A few of Megan’s sorority sisters sang a song to her backed up by the groomsmen, then back to dancing. The night ended with Sinatra’s “The Way You Look Tonight” and AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long”. They made their exit through thrown rose petals from the front of the Inn.
What a fun night and I am so happy for them! Thank you for having me as your DJ Megan & Alex !