I have DJ’d some amazing weddings, but Kaylyn and Will’s wedding at The Ballantyne Hotel in Charlotte on August 18th is one at the top of the list of epic weddings I have DJ’d! I have never had 2 opening bands, along with fireworks, during an 8 hour reception before.
I met Kaylyn when I DJ’d her sister Allie’s wedding 2 years ago at The Fearrington. Her wedding to Michael was so beautiful and I had the best time DJing for her family and their guests. When I was invited back to DJ for them by planner Erin from McLean Events, I was thrilled, honored and humbled!
The ceremony was held at The Ballantyne for their 200 guests. After the ceremony, they enjoyed a cocktail hour before heading to the grand ballroom where I was all set up. The room looked beautiful with floral arrangements by Lily Greenthumbs. American Idol singer Haley Reinhart’s band introduced Kaylyn & Will and they came in to loud applause for their first dance to Haley’s cover of “Can’t Help Falling In Love”. She has the most beautiful voice and is so sweet!! They took their seats and Kaylyn’s Mother gave an amazing welcome speech to everyone especially Will’s friends and family that came from England. The served entrées came out and Haley and her band played during dinner.
After dinner I opened the floor for 30 minutes or so and it filled quickly. I can’t wait to see the dance pics by photographer Jacqui Cole and videographers Chris & Toni from Heart Stone Films! After dancing, we had a couple toasts and the cake cutting to a classical cover of Oasis’s “Wonderwall”. I invited guests out back for a private fireworks show that lasted 10 minutes! Just amazing!! Everyone came back in and now were treated to band number 2, I Love This Band from Atlanta! They killed it and played non-stop for 2 ½ hours!!
As soon as I Love This Band was done, I took over and kept people dancing for the next 2.5 hours. What an amazing wedding and I couldn’t love this family more! Thank you Kaylyn, Will, Pamela, Erin & Carrington! I will never forget how amazing a Weller girl wedding can be!!
Photo courtesy of Jacqui Cole Photography
Randy Bennett works out of the Raleigh office, has 38 years of DJ experience, and wants to be YOUR Wedding DJ. Contact Randy here or call 919-785-9001.