Keri and JoeThis is Karl with Coastal DJ and Video here to share the details from an absolutely fantastic wedding ceremony and celebration at Watermark Marina in Wilmington this past Saturday, May 16th. The families and close friends of Keri Woessner and Joe Hemby came together by the Cape Fear River Waterfront to witness their wedding ceremony in the spring sunshine. The weather and the scenery could not have been more perfect. They said their vows to each other and were announced as a married couple to the witnesses whom then roared with applause. Everyone headed indoors for cocktails and snacks while the professionals with Jesse Stephenson Photography snapped those perfect wedding photos.

Once the wedding party was ready to join the reception, everyone was invited to head outside under the tent for the reception. The Bridesmaids and Groomsmen danced on their way out to the dance floor as they were introduced. However, Joe and Keri were not to be outdone, showing their moves to “I’m sexy and I know it” by LMFAO and Pitbull. Immediately after they were introduced they shared their first dance to “Thinking Out Loud,” by Ed Sheeran. Middle of the Island Catering Company then served up a delicious buffet for the guests. Once the Bride and Groom were ready to get the party going, they grabbed their parents for the traditional dances.

Cake cutting took place right after the father and bride dance and the mother and son dance. After the cake was cut, the fires were lit for the smores station, and the music and lights lit up the dance floor for the rest of the party. Keri and Joe were smart to work in more than two and a half hours of dance party into their celebration. I was able to honor all of their favorite songs and requests from their guests. Revelers of all ages had a blast moving to the music from more than six decades. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hemby, Congratulations once more, and thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your amazing event! Cheers to the Newlyweds!