The most incredible moment of our lives took place on August 19,
2008, at 6:00 pm on the gorgeous beach of the Outer Banks in
South Nags Head, NC. We dipped our toes in the sand, stared
into each other’s eyes while sharing our vows, all with the
mesmerizing ocean’s waves and setting sun in the backdrop.
Among all our loving family and friends and many neighbors
partaking in the ceremony from close by, we were honored to have
Greg Shelton share his beautiful music throughout our wedding
Despite never meeting Greg before that day and only having
communicated through email, Greg offered us the fitting touch to
a “moment of a lifetime.” His prelude set the tone perfectly
and prepared our small congregation for a very soothing
One of the most exciting aspects of all was Greg’s
implementation of Ben Harper’s gorgeous song, “Happy Ever After
In Your Eyes” which we chose as Danny’s bridal entrance theme.
As all local musicians do, Greg presented us with a detailed
song list on his website. However, we went off the board and
asked him if he could play this particular melody. And without
hesitation, he agreed and put himself to the task of learning a
brand new song. Danny and I were both amazed at how it turned
out. (Greg later shared with us both that he is ecstatic to
have a new addition to his song list).
The other amazing aspect of Greg’s performance came during our
sand ceremony. As our mothers were participating, Greg quietly
strummed “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” as background sound. Then
once Danny and I began our turn pouring the sand, he slowly
began singing and could not have timed it up any better.
The ceremony could not have ended any more perfect than to the
beat and joyous words of Bob Marley’s “Is This Love” as the two
of us headed through our congregation for the first time as Mr.
and Mrs. Uhrich.
Danny and I agreed that our wedding celebration/ceremony was the
most beautiful and most gorgeous day of our lives. We both
realize it would never have happened if not for our family and
friends. But we also know that our ceremony was only fitting
and “perfect” due to the fact that Greg Shelton added his
elegant music and friendly character. We are so thankful he
could share in our gorgeous day and we now call him our friend.
- Jeremy and Danny Young
Thanks again for a great time!
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Greg Shelton brought together an
exceptional group of musicians for our daughterâ€™s wedding
(June, 2009). Not only was their music and musicianship superb,
they were responsive to our needs, interacted well with our
guests, and played a wide array of songs that spanned the
generations. My daughter thanked me for encouraging live music
as everyone had a great time and danced the night away. And my
wife and I were so impressed we sought him out during our stay
in OBX where he was playing one evening in a local restaurant.
Although the venue was not the same, the eveningâ€™s music was
once again perfect. Thanks Greg. Hope to hear you again.
Skip and I can't put into words how special
you made our wedding day. I had always dreamt this day would be
an intimate celebration that included our families and closest
friends and that's exactly what we shared. After all, I had only
waited 45 years for my special day.
As I was waiting to make my entrance on the arms of my
brothers, I looked around the lawn at all of our friends
gathered there with anticipation of seeing my husband to be and
hearing your beautiful music. Not only are you an accomplished
guitartist but you're an awesome singer as well. This was
my first opportunity at seeing you as a soloist. I was thrilled
that while our guests were gathering and waiting for the
ceremony to begin that you entertained them with beautiful love
songs. But, I was about to find out the best was to come!
As Skip and I were saying our vows, I don't think either
of us had ever been happier than at that moment. As the minister
said his prayer and pronounced us husband and wife we turned
around on that big covered porch to look down at our families
and best friends gathered there. You began playing and singing,
"Have I told you Lately that I Love you" by Vann Morrison. You
simply took my
breath away! As you know, up until the last minute we had a hard
time deciding on the main song and Skip chose this song only the
week before our wedding. I know you remember me calling you in a
panic saying we had changed our mind only to find out you didn't
know this song. You went out,
bought the music and learned it in less than a week. Greg, your
personal touch and going beyond the call of duty will forever
remain with Skip and me. Thank you again for sharing our special
day with us. Warm regards,
Kaye & Skip.