Nancy and Karla had an incredible Sunday reception at one of my favorite NC venues, The Pavilions at The Angus Barn. I can’t even talk about how amazing the weather was! Wow! Perfect Spring day. The day began with an awesome cocktail reception outside on the patio (check out that crudite spread!). After the cocktail hour, I asked the guests to come inside for the introduction of Karla and Nancy. The place literally exploded when they walked into the room to the tunes of Nat King Cole’s “L.O.V.E.” They then went right into their first dance “At Last” by Etta James. Next they took the mic and welcomed all of the guests, the food was blessed and then the always amazing Angus Barn food came out. I got a chance to eat and WOW is all I can say about that prime rib. So good!

As dinner ended, Nancy took the microphone and recognized one of her friends at the Register of Deeds that was so amazing on 10/10 when the ruling came down that same sex couples could be married. On that day, the ROD stayed open past 9:00pm and married off 53 same sex couples! Great story! Very touching stuff. Next, two of the couple’s friends gave excellent toasts and then Karla and Nancy cut the cake. As the cake cutting wrapped up, I asked all of the guests to hit the floor for the “Anniversary Dance” in which all of the married couples start out on the floor (in this case, to the song “Unforgettable”) and then I ask them to sit down by saying “If you have been married less than a year sit down, less than five years” and so on. The couple that won the bouquet from Karla had been married 68 years! Incredible!

Once that was over, I opened up the dance floor with “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” and from that moment on it was pandemonium! This was a dance party for the ages! People were going nuts! At one point, a flash mob broke out to Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk”. The night ended with everyone jumping up and down surrounding Karla and Nancy as “I Gotta Feeling” pounded from the speakers! As that song ended, the guests lined the walkway outside and sent them off under a shower of sparklers. Amazing reception! I can’t wait to see the photos from Joe Payne!