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Goldbug Island Wedding | Summer Love Of Elayna + Thomas

29 July 2017

Goldbug Island is a beautiful wedding venue owned by the East Cooper Outboard Motor Club. Goldbug Island As you are travelling up Ben Sawyer Blvd toward the Ben Sawyer Bridge and Sullivan's Island, you need to slow down or you might just miss the turn off to Goldbug. Goldbug Island has a gorgeous view of the Intracoastal Waterway right near Sullivan's Island. That view of the waterway served as the backdrop to the wonderful summer wedding ceremony of Elayna & Thomas back on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Elayna & Thomas found me back in the spring, and as the weeks and months approached and I began to gather and assemble all the music for their playlist, it was very apparent they were seriously into their music.  When a couple is really into their music as much as Elayna & Thomas were, their playlist selections become the soundtrack to the biggest day of their lives.  Planning the perfect playlist is really easy. Be sure to check back over my complete blog for more ideas about wowing your guests with your very own perfect playlist.

Goldbug Island Wedding Venue

As expected, being the second weekend of July, the weather was a bit hot and humid, but since the guests were in close proximity to the water for the wedding ceremony, as well as cocktail hour, there was a nice breeze that cooled us off before we moved back inside to the cold air conditioning for the dinner social time and dancing later in the night.

Elayna & Thomas' Wedding Ceremony Prelude Selections

"All You Need Is Love" Instrumental

"7 Years" - Lukas Graham (Piano Cover) Costantino Carrara

"How To Save A Life" - The Fray (Piano Version)

Elayna & Thomas' Wedding Ceremony Music Selections

Parents & Grandparents Entrance | Beethoven's 5 Secrets - One Republic - The Piano Guys

Bridal Wedding Party Processional Song | "What A Wonderful World" - Piano Instrumental

Bride Processional Song | "To Love You More" - Celine Dion cover (violins)

RECESSIONAL SONG | "Riptide" (Instrumental) Vance Joy

After the splendid wedding ceremony, Elayna & Thomas and the bridal party and family got pictures done while all the guests got to enjoy some beverages during cocktail hour til around 7pm when the guests moved inside for dinner and dancing.
COCKTAIL "Half" Hour Music Selections
"Upside Down" | Jack Johnson
"Time" | Hootie & The Blowfish
"Sugar" | Maroon 5
"Only Wanna Be With You" | Hootie & The Blowfish
"Can't Stop The Feeling" | Justin Timberlake
"Come To Me" | Goo Goo Dolls
"Brand New" | Ben Rector
"Everything" | Michael Buble

As the guests all moved inside, we were anxiously awaiting the introduction of the bridal party and to get the reception underway. The cool air conditioning was a welcome relief after the ceremony and cocktail hour being held outside. We'd need the air conditioning to cool all the guests off during an impressive night of dancing.
FIRST DANCE SONG: "Loving You Easy" | Zac Brown Band
FATHER / DAUGHTER DANCE SONG: "My Little Girl" | Tim McGraw
MOTHER / SON DANCE SONG: "You'll Be In My Heart" | Phil Collins

Elayna & Thomas' Dinner Music Selections

Margaritaville Jimmy Buffett
A Thousand Miles Vanessa Carlton
Wagon Wheel  Darius Rucker
Red Red Wine UB40
Toes Zac Brown Band
Sweet Dreams [Are Made Of This] Eurythmics
On Top Of The World  Imagine Dragons
Love Story Taylor Swift
Hold On Wilson Phillips
You're My Best Friend Queen
I Do  Colbie Caillat
If I Could Do It Again Corey Smith
Alright Darius Rucker
Jack & Diane John Mellencamp
You and Me Ben Rector
Sweet Dreams [Are Made Of This] Eurythmics
The Power Of Love Huey Lewis & The News
This Will Be (an everlasting love) Natalie Cole
Toes Zac Brown Band
This Is What You Do Bethel Music & Matt Stinton
My Dear Bethel Music & Hunter G K Thompson
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) James Taylor
In Case You Didn't Know Brett Young
Let's Stay Together  Seal


Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Shout  Isley Brothers
September Earth-Wind & Fire
Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
Come On Eileen (No Violins Intro) Dexy's Midnight Runners
Party in the U.S.A. Miley Cyrus
Locked Out Of Heaven  Bruno Marrs
Crazy In Love Beyonce
Mambo#5 Lou Bega
Hips Don't Lie [With Wyclef Jean] Shakira
Despacito [Remix] Justin Bieber
Cake [Radio Edit] Flo Rida
Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield
Livin' On A Prayer-shorter intro Bon Jovi
My Girl The Temptations
Thrift Shop Macklemore - Ryan Lewis
Shut Up And Dance Walk The Moon
Brick House The Commodores
Another One Bites The Dust Queen
Low [Apple Bottom Jeans] Flo Rida
Crank That (Soulja Boy) Soulja Boy
24K Magic [Radio Edit] Bruno Marrs
It's Tricky Run DMC
Closer [Feat. Halsey] Chainsmokers
Margaritaville Jimmy Buffett
Oops I Did It Again Britney Spears
Cheerleader [OMI] Felix Jaehn Ext OMI
Sexyback Justin Timberlake
Uptown Funk [Mark Ronson-Bruno Marrs] Mark Ronson - Bruno Marrs
Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen
Push It Salt N Pepa
Shake It Off  Taylor Swift
Ice Ice Baby Vanilla Ice
You Shook Me All Night Long AC/DC
Hey Ya! Outkast
Hot In Herre [MB Edit] Nelly
Funky Cold Medina Tone Loc
Ignition [Remix] R. Kelly
Yeah! [feat. Lil Jon & Ludacris] Usher
I Want It That Way Backstreet Boys
Don't Stop Believin Journey
Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
Save The Last Dance For Me  Michael Buble  

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What a beautiful night it turned into for Elayna & Thomas. Both loved to dance and their guests all danced around them through out the night leading up to their sparkler sendoff. This newly married couple had the pleasure of spending a relaxing week in Mexico for their honeymoon. I really enjoyed that night. Elayna & Thomas made the music about them and when a couple does that and is really into their music, it makes for an incredible evening of dancing and fun.  The summer is rolling on and I am looking forward to the fall for numerous reasons and have been reaching out to all my fall brides and grooms. While I tend to love summer weather, I am actually looking forward to some autumn weather in Charleston. Unfortunately, I'll need to wait a little longer for that :). Are you ready to sit down and discuss the music for your upcoming Charleston wedding ceremony and reception? I love talking music with newly engaged couples. It's so refreshing to hear all their likes and dislikes. Click the link up above to reach out to me by filling out a contact form and providing me a few more details about your big day. Destination couples coming to Charleston are ALWAYS welcome. Looking for reasons to get married in Charleston? Be sure to click the preceding link.

Elayna Thomas Save The Last For Dance