The Sutherland is one of Wake Forest’s prettiest and most historic properties. I highly encourage that you check it out if you’re having an event. Anyway, moving on, the day couldn’t have been prettier a couple of Saturdays ago for Sarah and Justin’s ceremony. The guests made their way to the ceremony area where a hand made arbor was placed at the end of the aisle. It was gorgeous! Sarah and her mom picked some amazing pieces of music for the ceremony and it went perfectly including a part in the middle where they put together a wooden cross together. I had never seen that, and thought it was a great addition to the ceremony. As the ceremony wrapped up, the guests headed around the house for some refreshments as I finished getting ready for the reception under the pavilion.

After an hour or so, I went inside the house to line up the bridal party for intros. The parents came out to “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts and then the bridal party and couple entered to Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel”. They did their first dance to “Keeper of the Stars” by Tracy Byrd. Next, Sarah and her dad had their dance. It was a custom edit that my DJ, Randy Bennett, put together. It started with “Daddy Dance with Me” and then they started shagging in the middle! Great father/daughter dance. Justin and his mom danced to “A Mother’s Prayer” by Bonnie Barbey. We actually did a custom edit to that song as well to shorten it a little (always a good idea when songs run over 3 minutes). Afterwards the blessing was said and the buffet was opened. The food was great by the way!

After cutting the cake, it was time for some dancing! It took a little coaxing and some chilly temperatures to get them moving, but once they did, the guests had a great time. I played lots of group participation stuff and that went over best. Mixed in a couple of ballads and sent the couple off with a sparkler departure. Another great Fall wedding in the books. I’m sure I’ll be seeing some great photos of this one later from Nancy Ray.