Victoria & John hired me to provide music for their rehearsal dinner after party at Raleigh’s Carolina Country Club Pool Cottage. The club is over 100 years old and is location inside the beltline and is minutes from downtown.

John had what has to be one of the most unique groom’s cakes I have ever seen. The base was the GOP elephant with a Nationals baseball at the end of it’s trunk. The elephant also has logos from Denison and Syracuse colleges with an Indiana cutout all done by Cinda’s Cakes and they did an excellent job as always!

Guests arrived at the pool cottage and the cocktail hour music was a mix of classic rock, country, motown and some 90’s college rock. Guests were singing along and heads were bopping. Their floral arrangements were done by Kelly Odom who always does an amazing job and photographer Craig Carpenter from Luster Studios was there to catch every crazy minute.

Victoria & John got there a little while after the guests and were received to hollers and screams! You could tell their college friends were thrilled to all be back together again.

Dancing started to beach and Motown and the older guests as well as their friends from college made their way to the dance floor. For the next couple hours I played everything with a large portion going to 80’s and 90’s. All Victoria’s girlfriends made a huge circle and sang along to the last 30 minutes. They had a blast!!

I was so happy to be party of this party and start off their wedding weekend. Congratulations Victoria & John and Happy Anniversary to their friends Jake and Brandi that were celebrating their 1 year anniversary with them that weekend and yes, I did play Looking Glass’s “Brandy” for them..twice 🙂