The weekend actually started with an amazing rehearsal dinner after party for Julia Kerr and her fiancé “Panda Bear” at the lovely, historic Cobblestone Hall. Katie Dunn with La Fete did an incredible job transforming the place with the help of CE Rental and Themeworks. It was honestly the best I’ve ever seen it. When the guests showed up, they were ready to party! What a great start to the weekend!

On Saturday, it was wedding time with Erin McLean of Erin McLean Events! Megan and Matt’s wedding took place at Highgrove which is such a neat venue in Fuquay Varina, NC. They had there ceremony behind the house, and then cocktails under the gazebo. The weather held out, which was great! After cocktails, the guests came into the main room and were seated for introductions. Their intro song was “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” and then the father of the bride gave a welcome, and Megan’s uncle gave a nice blessing. After dinner, there were two toasts, the cake cutting and then of course the first dance to “You Are The Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne (a favorite of mine). Megan danced with her dad to “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw, and Matt and his mother danced to “Stand by Me” by Seal. After the special dances, we opened up the dance floor with the anniversary dance with the winner being Matt’s grandparents at 56 years! From then on, it was a straight dance party with only a short bouquet and garter toss break. As the night came to a close, I played “Wagon Wheel” and everyone was singing at the top of their lungs. Guests then lined up out in front of the house for the perfect sparkler departure. Amazing wedding! Congrats to the new Mr. and Mrs. Williams! I hope to get some photos from the awesome team of Will and Nancy Ray.