I was thrilled for Jarvis & Meredith’s wedding in downtown Raleigh at The Merrimon-Wynne House on April 21st! They are such a wonderful couple and so happy together!
The Wedding Ceremony
The ceremony was held on the lawn under a huge tree. The weather was perfect! As the 160 guests arrived I had a mix of R&B and rock love songs playing. The grandparents and parents came down the aisle to “Endless Love” by Diana Ross & Lionel Richie. Jarvis & his Groomsmen were next to walk the aisle to “All Of Me”. The Bridesmaids followed to “Wonderful Tonight” by Vitamin String Quartet and finally Meredith & her Father to “A Thousand Years” by The Piano Guys. After a short ceremony by officiant Scott Simmons, the wedding party recessed to “Love On Top”. The guests made their way in the house for cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres.
The Introductions & First dance
After pics & video were taken photographer Kelly Bledsoe & Two Suits Films the guests were invited into the carriage house where I was ready to go. I introduced the wedding party to “Can’t Stop The Feeling” and our newly married couple to “That’s What I Like”. They came in and had their first dance to “Can’t Let Go” by Anthony Hamilton. They took their seats and Meredith danced with her Father to an acoustic version of The Allman Brothers song “Soulshine” covered by Warren Haynes. After their dance her Father welcomed everyone and blessed the meal. The Rocky Top Catering buffet opened after salads were served and I had a mix of R&B and rock playing.
Towards the end of dinner Meredith & Jarvis snuck in the house for a private Simply Cakes cutting with their parents and grandparents. When they were done they came back in the carriage house for the toasts. I opened the floor with an anniversary dance to “Let’s Stay Together” and then to everyone with some R&B that filled t for the next 1 ½ hours. We paused for the bouquet toss to “PYT” and garter toss to “Blurred Lines”. “The Wobble” brought everyone back out to the floor and they stayed there till the last dance to “Wagon Wheel” by Darius. I sent everyone to the front of the house for a sparkler exit to end the night.