I took a road trip east this past weekend to Abilena Plantation in New Bern, NC. Brett and Taylor’s reception surely looked to be a rain out as the guests arrived for cocktail hour. The wind started blowing, the napkins were flying, the tent was shaking, but someone somewhere was looking out for them and soon enough it all stopped a rainbow came out just as they were finishing their pre-reception photos with Cara Galati of F8 Photo Studios. Wow, what a sight!

Soon after their photos, it was time for introductions. The bridal party entered to “Marry You” by Bruno Mars. When Taylor and Brett walked in, I cranked their intro song “You Make My Dreams Come True” by Hall & Oates. The guests were on the their feet and cheering! They went right into their first dance “Everything I Do, I Do It For You” by Bryan Adams. The bride’s father then welcome everyone, the blessing was said and the buffet dinner was opened.

As dinner came to a close, we did the toasts and the cake cutting. Next, Brett and her father danced to “I Loved Her First” by Heartland and Taylor and his mom danced to “Like Jesus Does” by Eric Church. After that, it was time to move the big head table and clear some room for some dancing! The guests hit the floor to oldies and beach music early on, but we turned the corner to newer stuff by the end of the night. What a party! It rocked. Shout out to Stephanie and Lauren with Viva L’Event for doing another fantastic job of keeping the night flowing.