On Saturday, I came back from Kinston where I did a great rehearsal dinner after-party for Kent and Stacy. The restaurant where it took place was called The Chef and Farmer, and the food looked amazing…I wish I had eaten there instead of Hardee’s in the parking lot of my hotel! Oh well…

Ashely and Aaron’s reception took place at the beautiful Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) here in Raleigh. The venue is really unique, and a great place for a party. The guests arrived at 6:00pm for cocktails on the upper level of the museum. I ran a speaker up to the top for this part of the event. Shortly past 7:00, the bridal party was ready to be introduced. Each couple came in to a different song, which was hilarious! The best was “Drink” by Lil Jon where that bridesmaid and groomsman took shots when they were intro’d! Hilarious! Finally, Ashley and Aaron made their way up from the bottom floor to the sounds of “I Gotta Feeling” and the place erupted with applause! They went right into their first dance “Crazy Love” by Van Morrison. After that, they both welcomed the crowd and thanked them for coming. As they ended, the food stations by Posh Nosh Catering opened up.

Later, the bride’s sister and the best man gave great toasts. As the toasts ended, it was time for Aaron to dance with his mom to “What a Wonderful World” and then Ashley danced with four very important men in her life to “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra. We danced a while after that, but then stopped again for the cake cutting. We got more dancing in and then took one last break for the bouquet and garter toss. After that, it was all dance party until around 10:45. We sent the newlyweds off with a huge sparkler exit. What a great reception!