I was so excited to play for Anne & Kyle’s wedding at Merrimon-Wynne and see many of the guests again from Maggie & Frankie’s wedding that I had done earlier in the month. Anne was a bridesmaid at that wedding.
The Wedding Ceremony
The wedding ceremony was held on the side lawn. As guests were seated I had a mix of classical versions of pop songs playing. The rain cleared up right in time for the ceremony to begin. After a short ceremony by Rev Barbara Lodge and a couple readings, they were married. The guests made their way into the Merrimon-Wynne house for cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres while Rachel & Jordan from Blue Barn Photography and videographer Andrew from Milestone got some pics. I had a mix of country, soft rock, classic soul and standards playing.
After the cocktail hour was over, the 175 guests made their way into the carriage house for dinner and dancing with help from Amanda from Shawn Schindler Events. I introduced the wedding party and Anne and Kyle came in and right to the floor for their first dance to “All For You” by Keith Urban followed by the parents dances, a welcome by Anne’s Father and blessing by Kyle’s Grandfather. The plated salads from Rocky Top Catering came out and the buffet opened shortly. During dinner I played a mix of country and soft rock.
After dinner we had the toasts and I opened the dance floor with “Build Me Up Buttercup” while Anne & Kyle went inside to cut the Cinda’s Creative cake with their close family members. The floor packed instantly and stayed filled for the next 2 hours. We paused for the bouquet & garter tosses, then back to dancing til the end of the night. They even had a conga line going through the room to “We Are Family” in memory of Anne’s Uncle. I loved seeing Anne and her bridesmaids all dancing to “Work From Home” again!
The night ended with “Wagon Wheel” and a sparkler exit from the front of the house. This was one of my favorite weddings, and not one I, or the guests, will soon forget!