Bride and Groom: Erin & John Aaron

Where & When: Melrose Knitting Mill in Raleigh NC on June 10th, 2016

The Professionals:

Planner- Steph Smith with Chad Biggs Event Planning & Design

Photographer- AJ Dunlap

Video- Twenty-One Films

Cake- Ashley Cakes

Florist- North Raleigh Florist

Ceremony Musicians – Udeshi Hargett & Alisa Turner

Wedding Reception Songs

Introduction of the Wedding Party: Sirius- Alan Parsons Project (Chicago Bulls Theme)

First Dance: “Mirrors” by Justin Timberlake / “Tatted Up (Remix)”

Father-Bride Dance: “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King

Mother-Groom Dance: “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong

Cake Cutting: “How Sweet It is” by James Taylor

Last Dance: “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond

 

I loved playing for this wedding so much!! They came there to party and that’s what they did!!

As guests arrived for the ceremony at Melrose Knitting Mill located above Babylon Restaurant in Raleigh they were welcomed by the wonderful sounds of Udeshi playing violin. They took their seats and the ceremony started. As the wedding party and Erin came down the aisle Alisa sang and played piano. What a beautiful voice!!

After the ceremony guests made their way outside to the pool area for cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres while the staff and I got the room ready for the reception.

After the cocktail hour guests made their way back up to the ballroom for dinner and dancing. I introduced the wedding party and Erin & John Aaron came in for their first dance that started out with “Mirrors” for a minute, then into “Tatted Up (Remix)” that had the wedding party join John Aaron and his tatted up wife that has 2 of the most beautifully done sleeves I have seen! After that they had parents dances and a blessing by minister Jason Gore. The buffet opened and I played a mix of standards, soft rock, country and classic soul.

After dinner we had toasts and the cake cutting then opened the floor with some beach and Motown that filled it with young and old. We paused briefly for the bouquet toss to “Move” by Ludacris, then back to dancing to hip-hop and top 40 til the end of the night and a sparkler exit

This was one of my favorite weddings, and not one I, or the guests, will soon forget!