Special Treat for the first dance thanks to a special guest
It has been a busy year! Finally have a small window and I want to take this opportunity to fill you in on a special event I was privileged to be a part of this past Fall. A few months ago I as part of a special treat for a couple's first dance as husband and wife. Let me build the scene and provide some background information on all those involved. The wedding and reception were held along Charleston's scenic Ashley river at beautiful Magnolia Plantation. The cocktail hour and reception were on the Veranda of the plantation's historic house.
Lorraine and Ellie of Invitation Only Events LLC
All the decorations were provided by and arranged by Lorraine and and Ellie from Invitation Only Charleston. Everything elegantly displayed, meticulously laid out to perfection. I have worked with them on several occasions and when it comes to event planning they may very well be one the best in the Charleston Area. With any luck I will get to work many more events with them in .the furue.
The musical entertainment for the ceremony and cocktail hour was provided Classical Charleston and it was superb! Excellent music and sound!
Yes, I am stalling on the surprise.
Video was done by Thomas Kemp of 326 Films First time working with this vendor; but he was very professional and I am sure he provided excellent video coverage.
Cocktail service was provided by Jon Wilson of Watering Hole. I have worked with them on several occasions; 3 times in the past year alone and each time it was a pleasure to work with such professional bartenders. Hope to work with them at another event soon.
Chris Smith of Chris & Cami Photograhy covered the event and I would like to thank them for the photographs below they provided me for the Blog. I have worked with them in the past and they are among the best in Charleston and the surrounding area. Thanks Chris!
Ok Let's move on the fun surprise. I was contacted by the mother of the bride to see if I could work with her on a surprise for the Bride and Groom's First Dance. We worked out the details and made it happen.
For the First Dance, who shows up to sing for them... a winner of American Idol... Trent Harmon! What a privilege. He was such a down to earth, easy person to talk to and work with. He is very personable and a great performer.
Katie & Grayson's First Dance
While the couple knew he was there as a personal friend and guest; they did not find out until shortly before their first dance he would be singing Elvis Presley's Can't Help Falling in Love for them. Afterwards, he performed a few more including his single. There's a Girl. Which everyone enjoyed and started off the dance floor.
We provided the musical entertainment for the remainder of the evening including all the request made by the Bride & Groom and their guests.
There's is nothing like working with a professional recording artist at such wonderful reception for such a great couple.
Everyone had a fantastic time and we received a personal Thank You note from the bride a few weeks later. These personal Thank You notes really help make our day as we strive to provide all our clients the best and most professional service possible.
Thanks to Chris & Cami for the fantastic photos!
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