The Airlie Center in Warrenton, Virginia is a really pretty spot for a wedding. For Michelle and Kevin’s wedding they performed the ceremony in this really wonderful garden, which at the time had flowers in full bloom and a really nice set up for the service. Since they had strings and the Airlie Center handled the mics for the service, I just sat up in the Pavilion so I was ready for dinner and dancing. The strings played for the cocktail hour as well, which was held next to the garden with a quaint little bar set up.
For dinner and dancing they moved everyone inside to the pavilion, which has to have one of the biggest ceiling fans I have ever seen. For dinner I played a mix of soft rock and Motown classics with songs like “With a Girl Like You” by The Troggs and “Under the Boardwalk”by The Drifters. After dinner we moved into the first dance and parent dances, and quickly the dance floor was really popping off. I started out with a few Motown classics and then really got things going when I played “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” by The Temptations. After a short set we broke quickly for a cake cutting, and got right back into action.
Once we got into some more modern music, the room really came alive. It didn’t matter if the guests were young or old; I saw all them fist-pumping at some point. That’s why I feel it’s really key to play some older songs early on in your wedding, because your more mature guests will appreciate the consideration, and it sets them up to feel more comfortable with newer, less-familiar to them music.
The songs of the night would have to be Calvin Harris’ “Feel so Close,” and our final song Eddie Money “Take me Home Tonight.”
I have to say this was one of my all-time favorite weddings. The bride and groom were on the dance floor all night and all their guests were right there with them, making for a super special night.
First Dance: “What a Wonderful World” by Louie Armstrong
Father/Daughter Dance: “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton
Mother/Son Dance: “In My Life”, The Beatles
Photos By: Emily Chastain