Lauren & Kyle

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Lauren and Kyle planned an early spring garden wedding at the beautiful McGill Rose Garden in Uptown Charlotte. But with only a week to go, there was an 80% chance of rain in Saturday’s forecast We all became anxious and began to prepare for the possibility of a wash-out, watching the weather for any sign of improvement. Each day the chance decreased and by Saturday at noon, the sun was shining bright without a cloud in the sky.

The ceremony was beautiful, located in the rear of the garden under a natural canopy of trees. Lauren entered accompanied by a SocialSoundtracks customized instrumental version of “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles, using the original recordings. Following the exchange of vows and rings, the bride and groom walked past their cheering family and friends before disappearing with the rest of their party for photos.

Following a fun and exciting grand entrance, the Matron of Honor performed Coldplay’s “Green Eyes” as Lauren and Kyle shared their first dance together.

Although there were a few guests eager to hit the floor toward the end of dinner, but the parent dances were still to come. After clearing the floor, Rod Stewart and Frank Sinatra were selected for the Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dances. Open dancing was announced with “Pump It” by the Black Eyed Peas, and for the next 3 hours it seems like it never emptied. At one point, I tried to slow it down to give everyone a breather, and a epic dance version of Spin the Bottle broke out on one end. Needless to say, they weren’t ready for a break. Through the night, we traveled from contemporary Top 40 to classic soul and disco, and everything in between. The biggest hit of the night wasn’t the floor-filling, sing-a-long to “Purple Rain”, it was the song after that – Drake’s “Nice for What”. I’d received a ton of requests for it, but Lauren asked that I wait to play it until later. Unfortunately, things ended sooner than we all realized, and before we knew it, their car arrived. We squeezed in one final song, “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by the Proclaimers, before they exited through a tunnel of sparkler holding friends and family!

I couldn’t have asked for a better couple to kick off the 2018 wedding season with. I had a blast, and am honored that they chose me to help them celebrate!