What a nice family and couple!!  I never met Shelby and Jake until their wedding at Highgrove Estate in Fuquay Varina on October 27th, but had a nice chat with her Mother, Janni a year ago.

Their ceremony was held in the back overlooking a beautiful fall colored hill.  As the 150 guests arrived I had a mix of acoustic guitar covers playing.  The guests found their seats and the ceremony was under way.  The Grandparents, Parents and Groomsmen entered to a cover of “Fields Of Gold” by Harvey Reid.  The Bridesmaids and Jr. Bridesmaids entered to the first party of “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Kina Grannis.  Officiant Kevin asked everyone to stand, the doors to the house opened to reveal Shelby and Her Father, and I started the second half of the song.  It was timed perfectly!  After a short service they recessed to “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire.

After the ceremony, the guests were invited to the back patio for cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres. I had a mix of standards playing that was heavy on Sinatra and Buble.  After pics were done by Amber from Six Foot Photography, the doors to the ballroom opened and I invited guests inside for dinner with help from Britnie from Highgrove.  I introduced the wedding party to “This Will be (An Everlasting Love)”.  Shelby and Jake came in to loud applause and had their first dance to “Just The Way You Are” by Billy Joel.  Her Father welcomed everyone and blessed the meal. The salads and family style entrees came out and I had a mix of soft rock playing.

After dinner we had the toasts and cake cutting to “How Sweet It Is”.  Shelby joined her Father on the floor for their dance to “Walk With You” by Edwin McCain.  This is one of my favorite Father/Daughter songs!  Jake escorted his Mother to the floor for their dance to “My Wish”.  I opened the floor with “Brick House”, “Play That Funky Music” and some Top 40 that filled it.

The Krispy Kreme flambe station opened outside and guests enjoyed that as well as dancing.  We paused for a bouquet toss to “Man, I Feel Like A Woman” and garter toss to “American Woman”, then back to dancing.  We ended the night with a last dance to “At Last” before a sparkler exit.

Thank you so much Shelby, Jake, Janni and Britnie!  I had the best time!!

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