A wild dance party doesn’t even do Alexandra and Brendan’s wedding at Melrose Knitting Mill in downtown Raleigh NC justice!

The ceremony was held earlier in the day on May 18that Sacred Heart Cathedral.  I can’t wait to see the pics and video of that from photographer Melissa Blythe and videographer Nathan from Oak City Films! After the ceremony the 120 guests has a couple hours to rest up before coming over to the reception.

They arrived to Melrose Knitting Mill and were escorted to the outdoor patio for the cocktail hour. After pics of the room were taken and the cocktail hour ended, they were invited to the second floor reception area for dinner and dancing.  The room looked beautiful with floral arrangements by Meristem Floral! I left music playing and went to line the wedding party up with help from planner Jessica.

I introduced them to “Countdown” by Beyonce and each couple had their own dance.  Alex and Brendan came in to loud applause and had their first dance to “Better Together” by Jack Johnson. Alex danced with her Father next to “My Little Girl” and Brendan and his Mother to “Humble & Kind”. They welcomed everyone and her Uncle blessed the meal.  During dinner I had a mix of soft rock and classic soul playing.  Her Grandparents even hit the floor to dance to “I Love This Bar” during dinner. Their favorite song..lol.

After dinner we had the toasts and Ashley Cakes cutting to “How Sweet It is”.  I, of course, had a slice of the the snickerdoodle cake (my fav).  Before opening the floor to everyone we had an anniversary dance to “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra that Alex’s Grandparents won.  I opened the floor to everyone with some beach and top 40 that filled it, I mean FILLED IT!!, for the next 3 hours.  There was not a slow minute on the floor!!  We paused for the bouquet toss to “Single Ladies” and then back to dancing. Even the late night pizza delivery didn’t keep people off the floor. They danced while eating pizza!! LOL.

We ended the night with a few sing a longs including “Wagon Wheel, “Sweet Caroline” and finally “New York, New York” before a sparkler send off and  horse drawn carriage exit.

Thank you Alexandra, Brendan and Jessica!  That was an epic night!!

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