A rainy reception is an understatement for James and Blair’s wedding at The Chapel Hill Carriage House on June 8th, 2019. BUT, it turned out to be a blast!
Their Ceremony was held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. After the service, the guests started over to The Carriage House for the reception. As the 120 guests arrived I had a mix of soft rock musicians from NC (James Taylor, Old Crow, Avett Brothers..) along with classic standards by Sinatra and Dean Martin. Guests enjoyed cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres by Caterers The Mediterranean Deli.
After pics were finished by Ally & Bobby Photography, the guests escaped the sprinkles from the sky and found their seats under the pavilion. I left music playing and lined the wedding party up with planner Cheryl Anne from Kast Events. I introduced them to “Summertime Romance” by Johnnyswim and Blair and James to “Found A Heart” by Emily Hearn. They came to the floor and had their first dance to Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable”. They took their seats, her Father welcomed everyone and his Father blessed the meal.
The buffet opened shortly and during dinner I played more soft rock and standards. After dinner we had the toasts and Simply Cakes cutting to “A Taste Of Honey” by The Beatles. The Parents dances followed with Blair and her Father dancing to “The Way You Look Tonight” by Sinatra. James and his Mother had their dance to “Kentucky Waltz” by Mark Howard. James did a great job!! I opened the floor to everyone with “Build Me Up Buttercup” at the exact same time that a torrential downpour started!! The pavilion kept everyone dry to dance the night away which they did. We only paused from dancing once, for the bouquet toss to “Man, I Feel Like A Woman”.
We ended the night with “Perfect” by Durham natives Bombadil. The rain kept everyone from a sparkler exit, so the guests just made a couple rows for Blair and James to walk through.
Thank you for everything Blair, James and Cheryl Anne!!