Colonial Dames Wedding

Colonial Dames Wedding

Ready for the sunshine!

It had been raining pretty hard all morning.  When the parents of the bride and groom arrived, I promised them that the rain would clear up in time for the wedding ceremony at noon.  Luckily it cleared up just in time and we began the wedding prelude to the sound of strings right on schedule.

The rest of the afternoon was gorgeous.  The toasts were meaningful and heartfelt, and the dance floor was packed.

Here’s what the bride had to say

The Ceremony

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The Cocktail Hour

Colonial Dames Cocktail Hour


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Colonial Dames Wedding Playlist
  • The Beatles – Here Comes The Sun
  • The Avett Brothers – January Wedding
  • Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat – Lucky
  • Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are
  • Etta James – At Last
  • Nat King Cole – L-O-V-E – Remastered
  • Rod Stewart – The Way You Look Tonight
  • Frank Sinatra – Summer Wind
  • Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
  • Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
  • Mateo Oxley – When I Fall In Love – Acoustic
  • Ben E. King – Stand By Me
  • Frank Sinatra, Count Basie – Fly Me To The Moon
  • James Taylor – How Sweet It Is [To Be Loved By You]
  • Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
  • Van Morrison – Crazy Love
  • The Turtles – Happy Together
  • Toploader – Dancing in the Moonlight
  • Queen – You’re My Best Friend
  • Ray Charles – I’ve Got A Woman
  • The United States Naval Academy Band – Anchors Away
  • Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg – The Next Episode
  • Phil Phillips & The Twilights – Sea Of Love
  • Harry Chapin – Tangled Up Puppet
  • Ray LaMontagne – You Are the Best Thing
  • The Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) 
  • Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates – You Make My Dreams
  • Bruno Mars – Treasure
  • Grand Funk Railroad – Some Kind Of Wonderful 
  • Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl
  • The Temptations – Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
  • Kool & The Gang – Celebration
  • Sister Sledge – We Are Family
  • WALK THE MOON – Shut Up and Dance
  • Earth, Wind & Fire – September
  • Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
  • Justin Timberlake – CAN’T STOP THE FEELING! 
  • Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa – One Kiss (with Dua Lipa)
  • Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still
  • Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
  • Journey – Faithfully
  • Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness – Synesthesia
  • Dirty Dancing – (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life
  • Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling in Love

Listen to the Reception Playlist from the Colonial Dames Wedding on Spotify


Venue – Colonial Dames
Photographer – Noreen Turner
Officiant – Charles Cooper
Catering – Power Catering Events

Photos courtesy of Noreen Turner Photography 

Check out her blog post about the wedding for even more photos.

Mother-Groom Dance

The mother of the groom selected the song “I’ll Stand By You” written by Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders performed by Carrie Underwood.  The groom forwarded me the email that his mom wrote about why she selected the song.  I was so moved by it, that I asked if I could read it before playing the song:

“If I wrote songs for a living, I would have written “I’ll Stand By You”, myself.  From the moment I first held you I knew it would be an adventure raising you. I have been thankful for every minute of it.  One day, I gave you and your path over to the Lord because I was so grateful to God for you, but knew that ultimately you were His.  All I ever wanted to do was support you and your dreams, no matter what they were. My father always made me feel like if there were no one in my life that stood by my side, that he would always be right there for me.  When I became your Mother, the same sentiments grew stronger each day as I watched you grow. One day, you w have the honor of having a son or daughter placed in your arms and in your care so that you too will be there standing by a new little life to nurture and love as much as I have and always will love.  Nothing you can do can ever make me love you less.”

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