Once again, I was lucky enough to play at the Duke Mansion. I LOVE the charm of this place, and, out of all the venues I've played at in Charlotte, I would choose this one for my hypothetical wedding. Even though you are in the heart of Charlotte, you cannot hear a single thing! It is like you're transported to the countryside.
June in Charlotte can be brutal outdoors, and it definitely was! Even at 5pm, I was still drenched in sweat within 5 minutes of playing outdoors. The lucky guests got to stand inside in the AC until the last minute! The outdoor gardens of the Duke Mansion made a beautiful scene, even in the heat, for Ban and Jeff's wedding. How Ban still looked immaculate in hair and make-up through the entire ceremony was nothing short of sorcery.
The couple chose this for their music:
Seating of the Mothers: Air on the G-String by J.S. Bach
Bridesmaids: Prelude in C by J.S. Bach
Bridal: Canon in D by Pachelbel
Recessional: Sonatina No. 3 - Allegro by F.J. Nadermann