I was back again to one of my favorite venues, The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, for Cecily & Nick’s wedding on April 25th in the Old Well Room. I was thrilled to be working with Kristen from The Inn, Priscilla & Brooke from Orangerie Events and photographer Heba Salama!
After the ceremony at The Chapel Of The Cross, guests made their way to The Carolina Inn for cocktails and the reception. The cocktail hour was held in the hall in front of the Old Well Room and the 100 guests enjoyed drinks and passed hors d’oeuvres. The doors to the ballroom opened and guests found their tables. I introduced the wedding party to “Sun Daze” by Florida Georgia Line and each set of Bridesmaids & Groomsmen danced into the room. It was time for Cecily & Nick’s intro and they came in to “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley (that later in the night Nick sang to Cecily..ha ha). They made their way to the dance floor and had their now second dance as husband & wife to “Who I Am With You” by country artist Chris Young. The guests and wedding party took their seats and Cecily’s father welcomed everyone and blessed the 3 course meal that started with crabcakes. During dinner I had a mix of country, soft rock and classic soul. After the first course we had a couple toasts and the second course of gazpacho came out.
After dinner we had the Cinda’s cake cutting to “Lovely Day” by fav Bill Withers and Nick said a heart felt thank you to everyone especially Cecily. Nicely done Nick! Cecily made her way to the dance floor and had her dance with her father to “Fly Me To The Moon” and Nick then danced with his mother to Van Morrison’s “Days Like This”. I opened the floor to everyone with “September” and filled the floor for the next 2 ½ hours to oldies, country, rock, current dance music and some 80’s. The night ended with “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond and “Carolina” by Eric Church, but they weren’t ready to go yet so I played “New York, New York” to close out the night. What a fun night and adorable little flower girl Sophia! Thank you Cecily and Nick, I had a blast!