PV hit the road for the upstate this past Saturday and a wedding at the Wyche Pavilion (www.peacecenter.org/facilities_rentals/wyche_pavilion.php). We have played at the Peace Center in the past but never at the Wyche Pavilion. What a great location as it sits right on the Reedy River in downtown Greenville, SC. It was great weather, perfect for the venue! The bride and groom took a trolley ride from the ceremony to the reception site and were announced into the Pavilion and then led in by a bagpiper! Two bagpiper intros in one weekend was a first for us as well.
The bride and groom moved right into their first dance, Strawberry Swing by Coldplay played live by PV which we learned specifically for their dance! The next dance was another one that we learned specially for the bride and her father, Forever Young by Rod Stewart. The groom danced with his mom to What A Wonderful World by Louie Armstrong played live by PV. After the first dances the bride and groom went ahead and cut the cake so that they could just concentrate on celebrating for the rest of the evening…and that is exactly what they did! They danced the whole second set, through the break with the IPOD music and the whole third set as well. What a great crowd! There were a ton of great photo opportunities and they were in good hands because they hired Heather Forsyche (www.heatherforsyche.com) to come up from Charleston for the photography. It was great to see a familiar, friendly face at an out of town wedding! The last song for the evening was Don’t Stop Believing and they left the Pavilion over a really cool cable hung bridge across the Reedy River. What a neat way to conclude a wedding and congrats to the happy couple!