Kristin and Matt’s ceremony and reception took place Saturday in Farmville, NC. I had never been to May-Lew Farm, but I certainly hope that I get a chance to go back! It was gorgeous there and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect! This is the first time in what seems like forever that I didn’t sweat to death during the load in! I didn’t do the audio for the ceremony, so I was able to finish my setup for the cocktail and reception areas and just watch. It was beautiful!

The First Dance

As soon as the guests left the ceremony area, they made their way over to the patio outside the main barn for cocktails and passed food. After about an hour, the barn was opened to the guests and everyone took their seat for introductions. Each pairing that entered had their own song which is challenging for an MC, but if you practice, you’ll get it right! I had everyone stand and Matt and Kristin came in to “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”. The guests loved it and sat as the first dance began. They chose “Die a Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett. I’m not a huge country fan, but this is a great song! After the first dance, Kristin and her dad danced to “Survive” by Jimmy Buffett and then Matt and his mother danced to “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts. They wanted me to ask everyone to join in with them which most folks did. Great start to the night. Next, Kristin’s dad gave a great welcome, the pastor blessed the food and then the food stations opened! Excellent food there-beef tenderloin, pasta, shrimp and grits! Yes!

The Dancing

After dinner, it was time for toasts. Kristin’s sister nailed it with a rendition of the song “Sisters” from the movie “White Christmas”. Great toast! The cake was cut and the dance floor opened to one of my favorites, “My Girl” by The Temptations. These folks partied for almost two hours with the only breaks being for the anniversary dance (her grandmother won and had been married 59 years!), and then of course the bouquet and garter tosses. Other than that, it was dancing until the big sparkler sendoff at 10pm. What a party! Congrats to the “new pair of Oakleys” (which was their hashtag for the event).