Annalisa and Ryan had both ceremony and reception all in the great hall of Rose Hill Plantation. They had the ceremony in front of a huge fireplace with a roaring fore going. It was a bit cold, breezy and rainy outside, so the fire was a prefect touch! As guests arrived to the ceremony I had a mix of indie and soft rock playing. It was time for the ceremony by Dave Kurtz. The Grandparents and Parents entered to Jon Schmidt’s instrumental “Song Of The Ocean”, the wedding party to a piano version of Phillip Phillip’s “Home” and Annalisa to an edit of Coldplay’s “Postcards From Far Away” that her brother had seamlessly done. After the ceremony and “I Do’s” the wedding party exited to Us’s “No Matter Where You Are”. What a great song! The guests made their way to the back of the room so the staff could get the room ready for dinner and I had a mix of indie rock, soft rock and classic soul playing.
While Annalisa and Ryan were around the beautiful grounds of Rose Hill having pictures taken by Zack Hamby, guests enjoyed appetizers, board games and props for getting their own selfies taken. The wedding party arrived for their introduction and I had the guests fine their seats. They entered to “On Top Of The World” by Imagine Dragons and Annalisa and Ryan came to the floor and had their first dance to “Forever Like That” by Ben Rector. Ryan’s Father thanked everyone for coming and said the blessing. The buffet opened and I continued a mix of indie rock, soft rock and classic soul. All the food on the buffet was incredible!!
After dinner we had a few toasts, the Ashley Cakes cutting (and delicious cupcakes!) and parents dances. Annalisa joined her father to dance to “Love and Happiness” by Emmylou Harris & Mark Knopfler and Ryan & his mother danced to “Find Your Wings” by Mark Harris. It was so touching! Before I opened the floor for everyone we had a longest married couple dance to Sinatra’s “The Way You Look Tonight” which Annalisa’s Grandparents won at 66 years married. I couldn’t believe it.
I opened the floor with “My Girl” and the floor filled. There was some grey haired guy that came running out to the floor in a red cowboy had, pink boa and silver glitter shade sunglasses. I knew he was going to be the life of the party. I was right.. The floor stayed filled for the rest of the night and even a long conga line to “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough”. The night ended with Pharrell’s “Happy” and Annalisa and Ryan had a sparkler exit from the front of the house.