Their ceremony was held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the reception at Bay 7 both in Durham. The guests started arriving a little early and I had music going and was ready to rock. During the cocktail hour on the 2nd floor I had a mix of rock, country and classic soul playing. Of course, some Sinatra and Dean Martin too. Shannon and Thomas soon joined them for the remainder while photographer Lindsay & Cara from F8 Photo Studios took some shots downstairs. The table settings looked beautiful with floral arrangements by The English Garden.
I invited the guests downstairs for dinner and dancing and went upstairs to line up the wedding party. They were introduced to “Wow” by Beck and finally our Bride & Groom to “We Ready” by Archie Eversole. So great!! They came downstairs and right to the floor for their first dance to “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” by Frankie Valli. Shannon’s Father introduced her Grandfather who gave a very sweet, funny and heartfelt speech and Thomas’ Father blessed the meal and the salads and entrees came out. During dinner I played the same mix as cocktails.
After dinner we had the toasts and Cinda’s cake cutting. The Mother Son dance followed to “Circle Of Life” from Lion King. So funny. Shannon then joined her Father on the floor for their dance that started with “Tupelo Honey” then caught everyone off guard when it went into “Cotton Eyed Joe”! That’s all it took. The guests soon rushed the dance floor for that and “Rock Lobster” right after. The floor stayed filled for the next 3 hours.
We paused briefly for the bouquet toss to “Run The World” by Beyonce and garter toss to “Who Let The Dogs Out”, then back to dancing to top 40 and hip-hop. We ended the night with some sing-a-longs and finally “All My Life” that had everyone making a big circle around them and singing. As the guests left for the streamer popper exit they took a custom mason jar as a favor. This wedding was so fun and the dance floor was awesome every minute! Thank you Shannon & Thomas and congratulations.