Christy and David chose the beautiful Highgrove Estates in Fuquay-Varina for their ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception and I provided music for all. The outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour could not have had a more perfect temperature. A little cloudy, but what ya gonna do? lol. Guests arrived at Highgrove and I had some light piano-based classical covers of pop songs playing. The ceremony was about, to begin with, pastor Copeland and guests found their seats with a huge pond and trees in the background. Christy’s Grandparents entered “Through The Years”, both parents to “Slipping Through My Fingers”, the groomsmen to “All Of Me” and the bridesmaids to “A Thousand Years”, all piano versions. Christy entered with her father to “Canon In D”. After a prayer, a reading, and the sealing of a time capsule, Christy and David were married and had their recessional to “The Wedding March”.
Guests made their way to the outdoor bar area for cocktails and appetizers while I had a mix of standards playing as Christy, David and the wedding party had pictures taken all over the property. It was time for the reception to start and I invited all the guests into the ballroom with floral arrangements by Flowers On Broad. I introduced the wedding party to Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” and Christy and David had their first dance to Michael Buble’s “Call Me Irresponsible”. It was so sweet to see them singing it to each other. The wedding party took their seats and Christy’s father said a heartfelt welcome that included him not losing a daughter but, “gaining 2 bedrooms”.. LOL Classic! After a blessing by Pastor Copeland, the family-style dinner came out and I had a mix of standards, soft rock, and R&B playing.
After dinner and a couple of toasts, we had the Sweet Memories cake cutting to Michael Buble’s “Nice ‘N’ Easy” and the dessert bar and the coffee station opened in the house as well as the Shutter Booth photo booth. Christy met her father on the dance floor for their dance to “My Girl” and David escorted his mother to the floor to dance to Brother IZ’s “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”. I opened the floor to everyone with “Carolina Girls” and some other beach music and Motown and the floor packed till the end of the night. I loved seeing Christy’s Grandparents who have been married 57 years dancing with everyone to “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “Dynamite”. Ha ha… I even played “Sweet Home Alabama” because Lynyrd Skynyrd was David’s first concert.
The night came to an end with some sings along songs and finally, Donna Summer’s “Last Dance” and I invited everyone to the front of the house for their sparkler exit. I can’t wait to see pics from photographer Jessie Felix.