An epic wedding doesn’t come along very often, but this was the second in a month. I can’t decide which was better, this one or Jess and Mike Glennon’s last month with NFL players everywhere. For this, Maddie and Nathan had their reception at The Chapel Hill Country Club on July 4th and what a celebration it was!
The 140 guests arrived at the club for cocktails in the ballroom and bar area and I had a mix of soft rock, beach music, standards and country playing. Shortly Maddie, Nathan and their wedding party arrived for pics on the golf course by photographer Carolyn Stotts. After they got the pics they wanted, they came into the club and were ready for introductions with help from the club’s Julie Aridas. The wedding party including parents entered to “Uptown Funk” and Maddie and Nathan entered to “Celebration”. The danced into the room and came to the floor for their now seconds dance to a custom edit I did that started with Brad Paisley’s “Then” and went into “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”. After the applause wound down, they took their seats and Maddie’s parents welcomed everyone followed by a blessing by her Uncle Bob. The floor stations opened and guests ate and visited. During dinner I continued the same mix as cocktails.
After dinner, we had 4 very different, but heartfelt toasts that ended with a toast by Nathan’s father that included a karaoke version of “ I Wanna Know What Love Is” performed by Nathan’s family. After that, they welcomed Maddie to the family with a line dance to “Man, I Feel Like A Woman” that had Nathan dancing with them in a curly red wig and then a group dance to “We Are Family” that packed the floor with the guests. That’s when I knew this was going to be epic! Maddie had her dance with her father to ‘What A Wonderful World” and Nathan escorted his stepmother to the floor for their dance to “My Wish”. I opened the floor to everyone with some beach and oldies that filled it for the next 3 hours! They danced to top 40, line dances and oldies until we paused briefly for the cake cutting to “Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch”.
Some current top 40 and hip hop filled the floor again until we stopped for the bouquet toss to “Single Ladies”, garter toss to “Pour Some Sugar On me” and a surprise bridesmaids dance with Maddie to “Hold On” by Wilson Phillips. Back to dancing til the end of the night to 80’s sing-a long songs, hip hop and a tribute to all the military past, present and families to “American Soldier” by Toby Keith. I even saw a train to “Get Down Tonight”..lol. The night ended with everyone on the floor to “Sweet Caroline”, “Grow Old With You” by Adam Sandler and their last dance to “I’ve Had The Time Of My Life” from Dirty Dancing. They had a sparkler exit from the front of the country club and I played “Courtesy Of The Red, White and Blue” as guests left.
I could not have had a better time DJing this wedding and the guests couldn’t have been more fun to play to. Congratulations Maddie and Nathan and thank you!