Brie and Mike’s reception took place at the brand new venue 214 Martin here in Raleigh on November 8th, 2014. This place was a vacant shell for years, but the owners have really stepped up and made a great space there!

Guests arrived after the ceremony and were treated to cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from Sisters Catering. I lined up the bridal party shortly after and brought them in to Pharrell’s “Happy”. Brie and Mike then had their first dance to Sam Smith’s “Make it to Me” which was my first time playing this song. I love Sam Smith! Great choice. The food was blessed and the buffet opened. The food looked great! After dinner, toasts were given and the cake was cut. Mike and his mom actually did the first of the parent dances to “Wagon Wheel” by Old Crow Medicine Show. Everyone loved it and clapped along. Next up was Brie and her father. We made a custom edit for them of “I Loved Her First” that mixed into Paul Simon’s “You Can Call Me Al”. They did the whole routine from the video and everything! It was awesome!

Dancing opened after that and the floor stayed packed until the very end of the night when Brie and Mike sang Sam Smith’s “Stay with Me” on my mic to the crowd just before the sparkler sendoff! What a great reception!