Becky and Tommy had their reception on the top floor of The Cardinal Club in Raleigh overlooking downtown with floor to ceiling windows. It really is one of the best views in Raleigh and I’m sure photographers Brian Mullins and Jenn Aan got some great pics! They always do. Wedding planner Shawn Schindler from Your Special Day was there to make sure everything went off without a hitch and the room looked awesome with lights by Simpsound Productions and floral arrangements by Expressions Of Love.
When the cocktail hour was over guests made their way into the room and I went to line up the wedding party with Shawn. I was so glad she was there to help. They were very excited to get into the room and get things started! Each of the 10 couples had their own entrance song custom picked by Becky and Tommy. Everything from Harry Connick to MGMT and WWE wrestler Shawn Michael’s theme were used for the introductions. So funny !! Becky and Tommy finally made their way into the room to a roar of applause and had their first dance to “This Years Love” by David Gray. Becky’s Father welcomed everyone and salads and entrées were served. For dinner music I played a custom mix of standards, soft rock and some classic soul.
The champagne was poured after dinner and the 3 toasts made way to the Cinda’s cake cutting to “How Sweet It Is”. Becky then danced with her Father to “Daughters” by Loudon Wainwright and Tommy escorted his Mother to the floor to dance to “Forever Young” by Rod Stewart. Rod re-recorded it in the 90’s with a slower version, so I used that one. I opened the floor after that with a short Motown set, then mixed into “Blurred Lines” and the floor filled ! We stopped briefly for the bouquet toss and garter toss then back to dancing.
The night ended way too early for this rowdy crowd! For their last song, I had the guests make a huge circle around Becky and Tommy and Shawn passed out bubbles for a bubble shower during their last song, “Book Of Love” by The Magnetic Fields.
What a fun and crazy group of friends and family!