Monique and Jerry are such a lovely & funny couple and I was thrilled to be playing their wedding ceremony and reception. I didn’t get to meet Monique until right before she walked down the aisle, but she was stunning! The ceremony was held outside in the brick courtyard at downtown Raleigh’s wonderful Lebanese restaurant Sitti. I had light classical music playing as guests found their seats. The wedding party and Monique entered to The Brooklyn Duo’s “Jurassic Park Medley” (LOL!!). After a short service by Pastor Francoise, the guests made their way to the dining room for cocktails and air conditioning while Monique and Jerry had some pics taken around downtown Raleigh.

Then pics were done and Monique and Jerry were introduced to her favorite song, “Treasure” by Bruno Mars. They made their way through the small crowd of 50 and to the floor for their first dance to “Kiss Me” by Ed Sheeran. I invited guests back into the dining room for dinner and buffet opened. During dinner I had a mix of soft rock, indie rock and a few beach music songs playing including “Jerry’s In Love” by Chairmen Of The Board. Towards the end of dinner we had a few toasts and I invited all the guests back out to the brickyard for dancing. Monique started with her dance with her father to “Unforgettable” by Natalie and Nat King Cole and Jerry escorted his mother to the floor for their dance to “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong.   I opened the floor for everyone with Motown and some current dance music.

We paused briefly for the cake cutting inside to “How Sweet It Is” that even included a traditional Jamaican cake! I ended the night with Luther Vandross’s “Always & Forever” and their exit to “Treasure” by Bruno Mars.