Elizabeth and Bill chose downtown Cary’s beautiful Matthews House on October 5th for their wedding ceremony, cocktail hour ad reception. The outdoor ceremony on the side lawn was the prefect setting for the 80 guests with help from The Matthews House’s Preeti and floral arrangements by Brides & Bouquets. I’m sure photographer Renee Sprink (One of my fav’s!) got some great pics as did videographer Lindsay from Heart Stone Films. I did not provide music for the ceremony because they had the fantastic harpist, Amy Kortus for that. After the ceremony, the cocktail hour was held in the courtyard between the Matthews House and the reception hall and I had a mix of soft rock and country playing.
After some pics were taken of the wedding party, guests started making their way into the reception hall for dinner and dancing. I introduced the wedding party to “I Gotta Feelin’” and Elizabeth and Bill had their first dance to “Hey Pretty Girl” by Kip Moore. I love that song for a first dance! Bill’s father and best man Jeff toasted them and the buffet opened. I continued a soft rock and country music mix during dinner.
After dinner, Elizabeth joined her father on the floor to dance to Krystal Keith’s “Daddy Dance With Me”. Krystal is Toby Keith’s daughter and wrote and performed it for him. Bill escorted his mother to the floor and they danced to “I Hope You Dance”. I opened the floor to everyone with “The Cupid Shuffle” that filled it. After dancing to oldies, line dances and some current top 40, we stopped briefly for the Cinda’s Cake cutting to “How Sweet It Is” and a bouquet toss to “Single Ladies” and then back to dancing until the end. They even did a train around the room to Grand Funk’s “The Locomotion”. I loved seeing Elizabeth’s grandfather out there with everyone dancing and singing to “Don’t Stop Believin’” and Elizabeth’s parents dancing to their wedding song “Let It Be Me” by Willie Nelson! We ended the night with a sparkler exit. What a great group to play for and the sweetest bride!!!