Jorjetta and Ryan came together as husband and wife at a gorgeous venue, the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Spa. The couple meticulously planned their ceremony and reception to their liking. The ceremony took place outdoors, their reception space was beautifully decorated, and a top live wedding band performed for most of their day. There were plenty of outdoor spots for their photographer, Fineline Weddings, to capture the bride and groom in their element. We bet they will cherish those photos and memories for years to come, as well as the amazing performance by the John Parker Band!
The bride wore a mermaid style wedding dress. Her gown was ivory and the bodice was intricately woven in silver thread. She looked radiant in the soft light here, taken at the Chateau Lafayette, a hotel on the grounds of the venue. The bridal party was able to get ready for the day there before heading off to the ceremony.
What a pretty group of ladies! Their dresses were perfect for an evening of dancing; soft and light! The girls all carried bouquets similar to the bride’s.
We love the color scheme of the wedding- blue, gray, white, and pink. The groom wore a dark blue tux, with his groomsmen below in gray. So handsome and sophisticated, this group must have been ready for the night ahead with drinks, dinner, and dancing!
The ceremony was picturesque, outside on the grounds of the resort. For the ceremony a strings trio was provided by John Parker. The bride and groom exchanged their vows under a grand altar wrapped in satin and decorated with roses.
Preclude: Hornpipe, Claire de Lune, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Processional: Largo- Winter, Vivaldi- Four Seasons, Wagner- Here Comes The Bride
Recessional: Mendelssohn- Wedding March
We love these two photos of the happy couple after their ceremony. Calm and collected, the nerves gone. It would soon be time to party with John Parker Band! Cocktails were in full swing with the strings trio playing sweetly for the crowd.
The ballroom was decorated with tall centerpieces by Neubauer’s Florist. Tables were covered in lace, gold silverware adorned the pearled chargers, and menus were tucked in gray napkins. The cake was the perfect addition to the decor, a decadent creation of white and pink.
John Parker Band announced the bridal party into the reception when it was time to enter the ballroom. The night was off to a great start as the bride and groom shared their first dance to “All of Me”. The dance floor was in the center of the room and everyone gathered around to watch the happy couple. Then, the groom shared a song he had picked out for his bride, “Gorchivo Vino”.
Throughout the night the bride and groom’s Greek and Bulgarian culture was celebrated with music and traditional customs. Guests had a blast as John Parker Band was able to play lots of Greek music & guests’s requests. The band also lead the tradition of breaking the bread. It’s a fun one- the mother’s of the groom and bride hold and feed the couple a portion of bread. Then the best man has to break the bread over their heads to see who will be the spender and bread winner!
First Dance: John Legend, All of Me
Groom/Mother: Paul Todd, The First Lady In My Life
Father/Daughter: Anthony Carter, Daddy’s Angel
Speciality Songs: Bust A Move, Bridal Party Entrance, Greek Music
Later in the evening guests had a blast during the money dance, another Greek tradition. The bride and groom were blessed with plenty of good fortune as their family and friends threw bills in the air! The band changed it up a bit to play top hits from today and some of the bride and groom’s favorite oldies, such as “Build Me Up Buttercup” and “September”. There certainly was something for everyone to enjoy and put on their dancing shoes. The party continued on late into the night with a fireworks display – even more dancing with the band – and THEN an after party, where John Parker Band acted as DJ. What a night to remember!
“John Parker Band did a wonderful job! Our family was so impressed with the band and entertainment. The band is so professional and the night was a huge hit!” -Groom
We’d like to thank Jorjetta and Ryan for having John Parker Band be a part of their celebration. The band had a wonderful time embracing their culture and playing awesome music. If you’d like to have a top wedding band for your wedding or event, don’t look any further! Contact John Parker Band today to discuss the details. For more information on the other vendors Jorjetta and Ryan used for their wedding, please refer to the list below, including their talented photographer from Fineline Weddings.
Musicians: The John Parker Band
Venue: Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Flowers for Ceremony: Neubauer’s Florist
Flowers for Reception: Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Photography: Fineline Weddings