Caitlin and Logan chose the 2014 PGA Masters location of Pinehurst Resort for their wedding reception on August 2nd, 2014 and I was thrilled and honored to play for this couple that met while both attended West Point and work with Michele Soderquist from Pinehurst and photographer Cara Galati from F8 Photo Studio! The 150 guests started arriving and I had a mix of standards playing on the patio off the back of the ballroom for the cocktail hour. Caitlin and Logan arrived shortly and joined guests out back.
The social hour wrapped up and guests found their seats in the ballroom. The wedding party met in the hallway and I went out to try to settle them down and line them up. I could tell this was going to be a fun and rowdy group! The wedding party danced into the room in couples to Fergie’s “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” from The Great Gatsby soundtrack and Caitlin and Logan came in and right to the dance floor for their first dance to “You and Me” by Dave Matthews. Caitlin’s father welcomed everyone and her hilarious grandfather blessed the food after we had a few toasts. The buffet opened shortly and I continued a standards mix through dinner.
After dinner we had the cake cutting to “That’s Amore”, Caitlin danced with her father to “Carolina In My Mind” and Logan escorted his mother to the floor for their dance to “My Wish”. I then invited the single ladies to the floor for the bouquet toss to “It’s Raining men” and garter toss to “Pour Some Sugar On Me” that brought the energy way up and ready to rock the dance floor, which they did! I opened the floor with Motown and it filled quickly. Shortly I went into some current dance music that brought young and old alike out to the floor. They danced so hard that they broke the dance floor!! Seriously, the floor had to be put back together. Ha ha..
After the staff quickly fixed the floor, it was back to dancing to some oldies, hip-hop and even some EDM. This fun group danced for nearly 4 hours hard. The night ended with groomsmen dancing shirtless, Caitlin’s grandfather doing “The Wobble” and everyone joining in for their last dance, “New York, New York”, before hitting up the candy bar on their way out. What a fun crowd and I was honored to play for all these servicemen and women!