I was excited to be playing for Allison & Bradley’s cocktail hour, dinner and wedding reception at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, NC on July 26th, 2014 in the large ballroom for their 160 guests. They seemed like a very sweet couple (and they were)! I was also pleasantly surprised to see another couple, Melissa & Alex, whom I had played for a couple years ago at their wedding.
For the cocktail hour, I had a mix of soft rock and country playing as guests enjoyed appetizers and drinks in the front hall and the outdoor covered patio. Photographers Elizabeth & Christa from Sweet Life Studios finished up pictures, and the ballroom opened for dinner and dancing. The wedding party entered the room from the side entrance to Europe’s “The Final Countdown” and Allison & Bradley came from the top of the stairs down to the dance floor. Their first dance was a secret to Allison, “From The Moment” by Shania Twain and she was thrilled to hear what song Bradley had chosen. Allison’s father then joined her for their dance that started out with “Butterfly Kisses” for a minute, then into “I Gotta Feelin”, “The Wobble”, “The Cupid Shuffle” and ended with “Happy”. They did a great job and had practiced a lot. It caught everyone off guard and set the tone for the reception! Bradley then danced with his mother to “A Mother’s Song” by T. Carter Music. Allison’s father welcomed everyone, Bradley blessed the food and the buffet shortly opened. I continued a mix of soft rock and country music.
After dinner, we had the cake cutting to “How Sweet It Is” and toasts by Allison’s sister, her father and Bradley’s father. We then had a “longest married couple” dance to “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra that filled the floor. I mean, filled!! Allison’s Grandparents won the contest. I then opened the floor to everyone with some beach music and Motown that brought out the older guests and some younger until I played “The Cha Cha Slide” that had everyone out there. Bradley was even dancing!
We paused shortly for the bouquet toss to “Single Ladies” and garter toss to “Get Busy” by Sean Paul, then back to dancing to some hip-hop and top 40 with some 80’s sing-a-long’s mixed in. The night ended with another surprise song for Allison, “Over” by Blake Shelton and they did a bubble exit from the front of the Country Club. What a fun night and I was thrilled to play for this sweet couple!