Bride and Groom: Alysha & Ryan
Where & When: Berry Hill Plantation on June 11th, 2016
Planner- Rhonda at Berry Hill Resort
Photographer- Chris Bell
Wedding Reception Songs
Introduction of the Bride & Groom: “2001: A Space Odyssey”
First Dance: “Die A Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett
Father-Bride Dance: “Vienna” by Billy Joel
Mother-Groom Dance: “Then They Do” by Trace Adkins
Cake Cutting: “How Sweet It is” by James Taylor
Last Dance: “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond
Party is all I can say about this wedding!
The wedding ceremony was held on the front porch of the beautiful huge white plantation house. After the ceremony guests made their way inside for the cocktail hour and to get away from the 95-degree heat.
After pics were taken by Chris, the guests made their way to the bottom floor where I was set up for dinner and dancing. They found their seats and I introduced the wedding party that all had a funny dance in. They lined up in front of me and got ready for Alysha & Ryan’s entrance. They came into thunderous applause and had their first dance followed by a welcome by Alysha’s father. The buffet opened and I played a mix of standards, soft rock, country, and classic soul. I even played a couple of Avett Brothers songs.
The Cake Pull
After dinner, we had toasts and a “cake pull” before the cake cutting where each bridesmaid pulled a charm from the bottom of the cake for a fortune. A couple of girls found out they are having babies! LOL.
After the cake cutting, we had parents’ dances and opened the floor with some Motown and top 40 that filled it within a minute! Even the King Of Pop with gourmet popsicles in the hall couldn’t keep people from filling the dance floor all night. They danced to oldies, top 40, hip-hop, country, and even some 2000’s pop hits. Alysha loves Britney!!
We ended the night with “Piano Man”, “Friends In Low Places” and finally “Sweet Caroline” before their sparkler exit.
This was one of my favorite weddings and not one I, or the guests, will soon forget!