I was back out to The Fearrington the 2nd Sunday in a row, this time for Jessica and Benjamin’s big day in the garden terrace with photographer Krystal Kast (I’m there again this coming Sunday for Christine and Richard’s big day)! I set up before the cocktail hour, but did not provide music for it. They had a 5 piece all girl bluegrass band playing the outdoor cocktail hour and I loved them !!!! As the cocktail hour ended, guests made their way inside the open air Terrace and I had a mix of recorded bluegrass playing.
Jessica and Ben joined their guests and Jessica’s father said a heart felt welcome that opened the food buffet as I had a soft rock and classic rock music mix playing. I even played “Jessica” by The Allman Brothers for Jessica’s parents. As guests finished eating, Jessica and Ben had their first dance to John Mayer’s “Love Is A Verb”. Jessica’s father then joined her on the floor for their dance. For their song her father recorded himself playing Tony Bennett’s version of “The Way You Look Tonight” on guitar. OMG !! It was beautiful and so special. There was not a dry eye in the room including mine. What a fantastic moment to witness. Ben then escorted his mother to the floor for their dance to “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon and Garfunkel. I opened the floor with some Motown and it instantly filled. I don’t know where everyone came from! I shortly went into some current and 80’s music that kept them dancing until the toasts by the wedding party and Ben’s thank you to everyone. Jessica then put on an apron for the “cobbler cutting”, not cake and I played “All You Need Is Love” by The Beatles. They also had a funnel cake food truck behind the outdoor bar that shortly opened .
I opened the floor again with “The Wobble” for the cutest little girl guest and she went crazy dancing with her family. After some dancing, we paused for the bouquet toss to “Single ladies” then back to more dancing to some 70’s and 80‘s that kept them out till the end of the night.
I ended the night with some high energy dancing to “Hey Ya”, “Happy”, “You Make My Dreams Come True” and finally The B-52’s “Rock Lobster”..lol. So great. The guests exited the terrace and Jessica and Ben ran through the row of lit sparkler. This group was so fun and I was thrilled I was able to play for them!