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Carlton + Shannon | Virginia Living Museum | Newport News, VA | May

Can you stand the rain? We were thrown a curve ball with this one! It rained horribly during what was supposed to be Carlton and Shannon's outside Wedding. They had to completely change the ceremony they had planned and bring everything inside. The wedding coordinator, Yolonda, was able to make a decision on what to do 2 hours prior to the wedding and it was 100% for the best. Although, it would have been amazing to have the ceremony outside, with it being at the museum, it worked out best for safety, logistics, and the vendors. We all worked together to ensure that it was a seamless transition and the bride did not have to concern herself about it or stress over it, nor did the guest know ANYTHING about it!

After meeting Carlton and Shannon, I learned that they are both navy pilots, fun loving, and family oriented. They have been together for almost ten years a finally decided to get married! When it came to music they trusted me so much and their goal for their wedding was for everyone to have a great time dancing. Weddings like these are so fun to me because I had two families of complete different music tastes, styles and backgrounds dancing together and having a great time. One of my favorite things about this wedding was watching Carlton and Shannon do a choreographed dance to their first dance song! It was so thought out and fun to watch.

"DJ West was awesome. There wasn’t a song that wasn’t a hit with the crowd or with us. We were having so much fun that he had to turn off the music so that we could leave. His wedding package includes everything you need for your ceremony and reception. And he was able to play songs that fit a wide variety of tastes. Pictures courtesy of Brooke Waldroup Photography."

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. McClain!


Processional- Pachelbel Canon in D

Recessional- Brooklyn by Youngblood Brass Band


Bridal Party Enters Reception- Run the World (Girls) by Beyonce

Bride/Groom Enters Reception- Love’s Theme by Love Unlimited Orchestra

First Dance- Don’t Change by Musiq Soulchild

Father/Daughter - Landslide by Fleetwood Mac

Mother/ Son Song- Lady Love by Lou Rawls

Generations Dance (pass the bouquet) - All of Me by John Legend

Couples dance (pass the bouquet)- Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers

Send off Song- Now that We Found Love by Heavy D & the Boyz

Great Dance Song Ideas:

Candy by Cameo

Before I Let Go by Frankie Beverly and Maze

Swag Surfin' by F.L.Y. (Fast Life Yungstaz)

Controlla by Drake

Handsome and Wealthy by Migos

I wanna dance with somebody by Whitney Houston


Venue- Virginia Living Museum

Wedding Planner- By Love Events & Design

Hair- Changes Hair Salon (Marci)

Makeup- Changes Hair Salon (Marci)

Caterer- Baker's Crust

Florist- Hughes Design Studio

Baker- Bella’s Custom Cakes

Photographer- Brooke Waldroup Photography

Dress- Blush Bridal

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