Wedding First Dance

This was my first wedding of the weekend for the Svaboda family. I was hired for both Robby (the Son) and Matti (the Sister)’s weddings. It was a great idea since both were getting married and the family would all be together anyway. For Brittany and Robby (he was dressed in an NC State tie and socks), they had the ceremony on January 16th at 214 Martin Street in downtown Raleigh followed by a baptism of their beautiful baby Austin. Before the ceremony one year old Austin was escorted down the aisle by his Aunt Tiffany to “Sexytback”. It may be one of the cutest things I have ever seen! Brittany then entered to a cover of Garth Brooks’ “She’s Every Woman”. After a short ceremony they recessed to “The Wedding March” and then came back shortly for Austin’s baptism during which I played the hymn “All Things Bright & Beautiful”. After the ceremonies were over, guests made their way to the front of the room for the cocktail hour while the staff flipped the room for dinner and dancing.

As soon as the cocktail hour started there were a couple surprise special guests. NC State’s Mr & Mrs Wuf showed up from the top of the stairs and came down to hang out with the guests and get pics taken. They were great at keeping the kids entertained! During the cocktail hour I had a mix of country, top 40 and soft rock playing. After pic were taken by photographers Rebecca and Brian Mullins, Brittany and Robby were ready for their first dance to “You Make It Look Easy” by Eric Church. The pasta and taco food stations opened and I continued the same playlist as cocktailsr. Brittany and Robby’s table was decorated with an NC State wolf centerpiece.

After dinner we had a few toasts and the cake cutting (Mr & Mrs Wuf cake topper) to “Die A Happy Man”. Before opening the dance floor to everyone, we had the bouquet toss to “Single Ladies” and garter toss to “I’m Still A Guy” and then opened to everyone with “My Girl” followed by some oldies, top 40, country and line dances until their last dance to “I Don’t Dance” by Lee Brice.

I was thrilled to play for them and meet their son Austin. He is a doll!