Elizabeth and Colin chose the historic Carolina Country Club in downtown Raleigh for their reception.  The club is over 100 years old and has one of the best ballrooms around.  The 175 guests arrived for the early afternoon cocktail and hors d’oeuvre lunch with a mixture of beach music, classic soul & country playing.  The flowers were done by Kelly Odom and the beautiful cake by Sugarland.  One of my favorite photographers, Renee Sprink, was there to capture everything.

Elizabeth and Colin arrived and were introduced and went right into their first dance of the absolute version of  “This Kind Of Love” by Sister Hazel.  They had a combined parents dance to a great beach music song “Ms. Grace” by The Tymes and Elizabeth’s Father welcomed everyone.  I opened up the dance floor with “Carolina Girls” and Elizabeth’s Grandfather was the first, and last one, on the floor. What a fun guy! Needless to say, that broke the ice and people started shagging and slow dancing. We stopped long enough for a wonderful toast by The Matron Of Honor and the cake cutting to “Honey Bee” by Blake Shelton.

Back to dancing with “The Wobble” and Colin’s Mother was out there with a foot brace on doing it with all the bridesmaids then into “Single Ladies”.  We finished with the bouquet toss to “Little White Church” by Little Big Town and the very appropriate last song of the evening, “With This Ring” by The Platters.  I invited everyone out front for the rose petal exit, but Elizabeth’s Grandfather kept dancing to “The Way You Make Me Feel” by Michael Jackson.  I LOVE that guy !!