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Jennifer & Wade’s Spring Wedding at The Cotton Room in Durham, NC

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Talk about a beautiful, amazing wedding and a couple that were even more amazing to work with!  Jennifer & Wade had their dream wedding at The Cotton Room in Durham on a perfect spring day.  We got to provide audio for their wedding ceremony and their wedding reception.  We were very excited to work with with some of very favorite photographers from Kivus & Camera.  Thanks so much Wade & Jennifer and best wishes!

Jennifer & Wade’s Durham Wedding Team

Venue:  The Cotton Room

Photography:  Kivus & Camera

Wedding Cake: Cinda’s Creative Cakes

Wedding Uplighting:  All Around Raleigh DJ Company

Hair and Makeup:   The Makeup Addict

Wedding Officiant: Perry Hardison

Wedding Florist:  Tre Bella


Jennifer & Wade’s

Wedding Timeline

The Cotton Room

Photographer is Kivus and Camera, Coordinator is Heather at The Cotton Room

6:00 – DJ set up for the ceremony w/mic for officiant and mic ready for use

  • Prelude music is All of me (John Legend), The Luckiest (Ben Folds), Life on Mars (Bowie), Thunder Road (Springsteen from Born to Run), John Mayer, Beatles
  • Bride Entrance: I’m Yours (Jason Mraz)
  • Recessional: On Top of the World (Imagine Dragons)

7:00 – Cocktail Hour

8:10 – Grand Entrance

  • Song is ‘Happy’ by Pharrel
  • Jennifer and Wade!!

8:12 – First Dance

  • Song is ‘If I Should Fall Behind’ by Bruce Springsteen (Lucky Town album)

8:15 – Dinner

  • Blessing by Perry (officiant)
  • Billy Joel, DJ’s Choice

9:10 – Father/Daughter

  • Song is ‘Delaney Talks to Statues’ by Jimmy Buffett
  • Jennifer and Don

9:15 – Mother/Son

  • Song is ‘In My Life’ by The Beatles
  • Wade and Lisa

9:20 – Dancing begins!!

  • Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran), Here on out (Dave Matthews Band)

10:00 – Cake Cutting

  • Song is ‘Cake by the Ocean’ by DNCE

12:00 – Expected End of Jennifer and Wade’s Wedding

  • Last song is ‘Shut Up and Dance’ by Walk the Moon

DO NOT PLAY: Country, Taylor Swift, Boy Bands, Nelly

Songs/artists we like: Lady gaga, The Killers, Wagon wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show*, Born to run, Elton John, Outkast (Hey Ya), Michael Jackson, Black Keys, Avicii, Galantis, Silence (Marshmello), Take it Easy (Eagles)*, Africa (Toto)*, Drake, Mike Posner, Walk the Moon, Take on me (A-ha), Where are U now (Skrillex, Diplo), All Star, (Smashmouth), Eastside (Halsey), Dave Matthews Band, Jackson 5, Don’t stop believing*, Billy Joel, Sweet Caroline, U2

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Laura & Blair’s Wedding at The Cotton Room in Durham, NC

Photo by Connection Photography www.connectionphoto.com

Today we’re taking a look back at Laura & Blair classic southern fall wedding sprinkled with gold magnolia leaves.  This couple let their unique style come through in every little detail on their wedding day and everything came together amazingly. Laura and her team of bridesmaids made the gold magnolia backdrop for their wedding ceremony.  The groom is a musician and Laura’s entrance song was his own version of Canon in D…wow!  Make sure you scroll through all of the photos below because it got a little out of control when I called Laura and Blair up and let them take over the turntables!

“Thank you to these amazing wedding vendors for helping us make Laura and Blair’s wedding day perfect!”

 Venue: The Cotton Room is a true Durham original with exposed brick, lots of sunlight and wood floors but what truly makes this venue top-notch is the incredible staff.

Photography: Joseph and Andrea at Connection Photography were absolutely amazing to work with again!  Check out their beautiful and artistic style in the photos below.

 Florist: Only Tre Bella could capture the bride and groom’s exact style in flowers.  We are lucky to work with Tre Bella a lot and they always impress.

Wedding Cake: Miel Bon Bons artistically captured Laura and Blair truly unique style with the delicious and beautiful wedding cake.

Catering: Triangle Catering provided an amazing in-house experience worthy of the amazing day.

Laura & Blair Wedding’s Timeline/Planner

The Cotton Room, Durham, NC

 4 pm – All Around Raleigh DJ set up and playing music

4:30 – Ceremony Begins

  • Prelude music is solo classical (Chopin-Waltz in A flat Major, Liszt-Love Dream, Bach-Cello Suite 1, etc)
  • Pre-processional (family) song is ‘Clair de Lune’ by Debussy
  • Processional (bridal party and bride) song is ‘Canon in D’ performed by the groom
  • Recessional song is ‘You Are the Best Thing’ by Ray LaMontagne

4:50 – 5:50 – Cocktail Hour

5:55 – Grande Entrance

  • Mr & Mrs Blair & Laura!!

6:00 – Dinner Begins

  • Welcome by Andrea’s Father Ron

7:00 – Toasts

  • Best Man and Maid of Honor

7:15 – First Dance

  • Song is personalized version of ‘You Make My Dreams Come True’

7:20 – Father/Daughter

  • Song is ‘Landslide’ by Fleetwood Mac
  • Ron and Laura

7:25 – Mother/Son Dance

  • Song is ‘You Make Me Feel So Young’ by Frank Sinatra
  • Blair and Elizabeth

7:30 – Open Dancing

8:00 – Cake Cutting

  • Song is ‘Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie’ by Jay and the Techniques

8:05 – Party Time!!

10:00 – Expected end of Laura and Blair’s Wedding Spectacular


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