Jason + Angela | Backyard Wedding | Norfolk, VA | September
Home is wherever I'm with you. Jason and Angela decided to have their wedding in the beautiful backyard of the bride's long-time friend's home which made it a very easy going, stress-free, and fun atmosphere which made everyone feel at home the entire day. Initially, I thought it was because they were in the comforts of someone’s home, or because of the near-perfect weather in late September, or because of the drinks, but I quickly realized it was because of them, the couple. They made everyone feel at home. As I played prelude music prior to the ceremony I watched from a distance as the Groom shook hands and hugged every single guest with a smile, making sure they felt welcome and appreciated for being there.
During dinner time I watched as Angela sparked conversation with every table, listening smiling, and making them feel at home and making an effort to dance with every guest on the floor. There is just something amazing that happens when a couple, that not only wants the day to go well for themselves but who sincerely and joyfully desires everyone around them to have the best time possible and to feel at home. Their first dance song meant everything to them. I did a special edit for it so that it could fit perfectly for their style. It was a cover by the artist of a popular song- Thank You- Recorded Live at Esplanade Arts & Heritage by Chris Cornell.
My favorite moment of the night was when I played "Fireman" by Lil Wayne which was a request from one of the guests, it was a song the bride and her friends used to jam to back in school. There was a table of guests that were full of their high school friends and I actually spent a good amount of time during dinner time chatting with them and joking with them which led them to tell me during the dance party that "Fireman" was their favorite song and when I played it they all went crazy and the bride knew every word!
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Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Armstrong!
Bridesmaids song- Little Pieces of You by Ben Hartley
Bride Entrance- Little Pieces of You by Ben Hartley
Recessional song- Hold My Hand by Hootie & The Blowfish
Bridal party entrance song- 40 Day Dream by Sharpe, Edward & The Magnetic Zeroes
Bride and Groom entrance song- Montana by Pierce Edens
First dance- Thank You- Recorded Live at Esplanade Arts & Hertiage by Chris Cornell
Cake cutting song - Cake - Challenge Version by Flo Rida, 99 Percent
Last song of the night- Don't Stop Believin' by Journey
Great Dance Song Ideas:
I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
Yeah! – Usher Feat. Lil Jon & Ludacris
Sweet Caroline – Niel Diamond
You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
Love Shack – The B-52’s
Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & Goon Rock
1999 – Prince
Celebration – Kool & The Gang
Low (Apple Bottom Jeans) – Flo Rida Feat. T-Pain
Get Down Tonight – KC & The Sunshine Band
Photographer- Rebecca Burt Photography
Hair- Flawless Onsite - Danielle
Makeup- Holly with Blushtones
Caterer- Mobile Pignic
Florist- Crafted Stems
Desserts- Kadi Bakes
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