Morgan and Matthew’s October wedding took place on a nice fall afternoon in uptown Greenville at The Martinsborough Room. The day began with guests arriving late afternoon to prepare for Morgan and Matt’s ceremony & reception held on the 3rd floor of the Martinsborough Room which was beautifully decorated by Val Conger from Your Perfect Day!
Guests arrived to a few seating songs then shortly came time for the ceremony service that was officiated by Bonnie Lee Compton. The wedding vows were exchanged and after just a few minutes of service Morgan and Matt were officially husband and wife.
Finishing up the ceremony the bride & groom and members of the wedding party were taken off by one of Greenville’s top photographers – Laurie Crutchfield for photos. Next came the most important songs of the evening:
- Introduction Song: “Purple Haze” for all the ECU Pirate crew.
- First Dance: “Let’s stay together” by Al Green.
- Father/Daughter Dance: “The way you look tonight” by Frank Sinatra.
- Mother/Son dance: “Have I told You Lately” by Rod Stewart.
The food was brought out and catered by Scarborough Fare Catering with quality and excellence. The food was absolutely amazing as always. Beef tenderloin, shrimp & grits were served with all kinds of great sides to compliment a wonderful meal. Allison Thomas does a great job with the food and hospitality and definitely keeps their staff on track with everything, so great job again Allison!
After an incredible dinner it was time for the bride & groom to cut their cake. We all gathered around by the cake table in front of a gorgeous cake where Morgan and Matt were surrounded by family, friends, and guests to witness the cutting of the cake. As I envisioned this happening to Matt with him wearing cake on his wedding day, this did in fact happen. Morgan smeared cake all over Matt’s face and we all had a good laugh for a minute then as any great bride would do for her newly wedded husband she made sure he was cleaned up nicely! I guess Morgan wears the pants in this new family.
An Evening Of Dancing!
I thought a good luck dance would be good for everyone in the room to be able to come out and join us for one song to get things moving again. We had just about every single person in the room out on the dance floor for the good luck dance and from here on, it was all she wrote for open dance time. It was what the crowd needed to jump start the whole room for an amazing party!
We were all eager to get the party started at this point and from a great meal and cake it was officially time to rock this reception and show Uptown Greenville and all of Pirate land people what time it was tonight! I kicked my show off with “Shout” by The Isley Brothers and the people came out of the wood work to hit the dance floor. From there it was non-stop action for the remainder of the night.
Let me tell you, when you get an ECU college crowd on the floor to the right music, they don’t stop if you know how to shift the mix. I can’t begin to tell how much this crowd shook the foundation including the ring bearer and flower girl that took center stage and were the feature entertainment for a major portion of the night. When it comes to wedding music and the best Greenville DJ, I don’t assume to be the man. However after being with this group and the compliments I received with the music and announcements I felt like I had landed the title for sure!
With some good Carolina Beach music, a few motown hits like “My Girl” and some oldies such as “Sugar Sugar” by the Archies you’re on your way to filling up your dance floor. We broke out hits from the 80’s like Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and a few good sing-a-long country songs like “Friends in Low Places”, “Family Tradition”, “You Never even called me by my name”, to “Wagon Wheel” by Old Crow Medicine Show. The night progressed with newer music from artists like LMFAO with the “Party Rock Anthem”, Pitbull Ft. Ne-Yo “Give me Everything”, Nicki Minaj “Super Bass”, “Black and Yellow”, to Petey Pablo’s “Raise Up” a direct request from the bride herself to ending the night with their first dance song “Let’s stay together” by Al Green.
The Perfect End To A Perfect Wedding
All I can say is we had two very happy people along with a room full to top it all off. The New Mr. and Mrs. Matthew and Morgan Morris for the last dance of the night that was announced by me as being the “last dance” but 1st of many to come for my two new friends. Congratulations to Morgan and Matt on your marriage and thanks again for the opportunity to be a part of a truly great Greenville wedding!
George Wainwright with Coastal DJ & Video