Wedding First Dance

Already my second wedding of the year, I was thrilled to be playing for Ashley, Miles, their families and friends at their wedding in Raleigh NC at The NC Museum Of Art on January 9th! Their wedding ceremony was in the old wing. I was in the new wing for cocktails, dinner and dancing.

The Cocktail Hour

As the ceremony ended, guests made their way to my wing for passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. I had a mix of soft rock, classic soul and standards playing for the 140 guests. After some pics were taken by the Wake Forest Portrait Shoppe, I invited guests to dance floor area for the introduction of the wedding party and Ashley & Miles. I introduced them to Andy Grammer’s “Good To Be Alive”. Ashley and Miles came right to the dance floor for their dance to “Favorite Day” by indie rock group Wonderful Smith. Great song!

Ashley’s father welcomed everyone and then joined her on the floor for their dance to “I Loved Her First” . Miles and his mothers dance followed to “A Mother’s Love” by Mark Masri. I invited the guests to the heavy hors d’oeuvres stations and continued the cocktail hour playlist for the next 45 minutes so guests could visit, eat and get pics with Ashley and Miles.

The Cake Cutting and Dancing

After everyone had eaten and were ready to move on we had the Cinda’s Cake cutting to “How Sweet It Is” and the opened the floor with some Motown and top 40. Guests danced to top 40, oldies, line dances and some sing a longs until the end of the night. It even including a long train to “C’Mon Ride The Train”. I ended the reception with “Piano Man” that had Miles and his buddies in a large circle. They may have had their pants on the ground singing it at the top of their lungs! Ashley’s father even joined in!!

For me, The best part of the night was the look on Ashley’s face when she turned around and saw what they were doing. That was classic!! I then played “Sweet Caroline” and finished the night with “Wagon Wheel” before the black and white streamer stick exit. What a fun night and a great group. Thank you Ashley and Miles and Miles, thank you for your service to our country!