Sarah and Giancarlo chose the country chic feel of The Barn at Summerfield Farms in the Greensboro area for their wedding on a perfect 70 degree October 4th day that Sarah has been planning since she was 12. I was thrilled to play for Sarah and see 2 of my past brides, Leigh and Angelique, and Angelique’s parents at the wedding! I was also excited to work with planner Melissa Lewkowicz, Twenty-One Films and photographer Griffin Davis! Their ceremony was held in the barn and I had a mix of 60’s and 70’s folk rock playing as guests arrived. The ceremony was ready to start both in English and Spanish and I provided mic’s for both ministers and well as for a singer & 4 readers later in the service. The grandparents and parents entered to an instrumental of the Christian song “Joyful, Joyful”, the wedding party to an instrumental of “Awake My Soul” and Sarah to an instrumental of The Rollins Stones’ “Wild Horses”. After a wonderful ceremony, they exited to Edward Sharpe’s “Home”. Guests made their way to the side porch for cocktails and I played a mix of soft rock, country and some Latin for Giancarlo’s Peruvian family. Some guests even went on a hayride around the property while the wedding party had pic’s taken.
The pics were done and it was time to introduce the wedding party to “You Are The Best Thing” and Sarah and Giancarlo had their first dance to Van Morrison’s “Crazy Love”. Sarah’s father welcomed everyone and one of her ministers, Mark, blessed the family style meal held in an adjoining tent. I continued a soft rock and country mix during dinner and added some indie rock. After dinner, guests made their way back to the barn for the remained of the reception.
We had 4 toasts and then the cake cutting to “How Sweet It Is” that opened the dessert bar. Sarah had a surprise for her father when he joined her on the floor for their dance. “Sweet Child Of Mine” by Guns N Roses! He got a huge grin on his face and everyone started clapping to the beat. They danced and he sang it to her. So great!! Giancarlo then escorted his mother to the floor and they danced to Carole King’s “Child Of Mine”. I opened the floor with some Motown and salsa that had both sides of the family dancing together. I always love to see how music brings everyone together at a wedding! After a couple of hours dancing to Latin music and top 40 as well as guests visiting the bonfire outside and snacking on 3 different flavor’s of popcorn, it was time for their last dances to a kick line to “New York, New York and then Beyonce’s XO and a sparkler exit. What a fun reception !!