Bride and Groom: Tiela & Tim

Where & When: The Umstead Hotel on July 31st, 2016

The Professionals:

Venue planner- Amanda at The Umstead Hotel & Spa

Planner- Sally Oakley

Photographer- Dara Blakely

Video- Twenty-One Films

Cake- Ashley Cakes

Florist- The Watered Garden

Wedding Ceremony Songs

Processional – “Marry Me” by Martina McBride

Recessional – “Gonna Know We Were Here” by Jason Aldean

Wedding Reception Songs

Introduction of the Bride & Groom: Brady Bunch Theme

First Dance: “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri

Cake Cutting: “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran

Last Dance: “Amazed” by Lonestar

I love the story of Tiela & Tim’s journey to their wedding! They were High School Sweethearts that went separate direction, yet ended up together years later. Such a great story!

Their ceremony was held outside at The Umstead and officiated over by Bill Simpson. Tim walked down the aisle with his son and daughter and Tiela with her son and daughter. After a short ceremony the 60 guests made their way to the pre-function area outside the ballroom for cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres. During the cocktail hour I had a mix of country and soft rock playing. After Dara & Phil got some pics and video the doors to the ballroom opened and guests found their tables.

Tiela, Tim and their children were introduced to the very appropriate “Brady Bunch Theme” and Tim & Tiela had their first dance followed by a welcome by Tim. The food stations opened and I informed the guests what was at each. During dinner I had the same playlist as cocktails.

After dinner we had the toast and cake cutting and I opened the floor with some funk and top 40 them kept the guests dancing for the next hour and a half. I played lots of 80’s, oldies, some 70’s and even some country. We ended the night with Tim & Tiela walking thru the hall with guests throwing “funfetti” over them.

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