Jenn & Eric’s Wedding at Durham’s Bay 7
I met Jenn & Eric last year when they attended Doug & Kristi’s wedding that I also DJd. They had so much fun they knew I would be the perfect fit for their wedding at Bay 7 in Durham on May 28th.
The Wedding Ceremony
Their ceremony was held on the first floor of Bay 7 at the bottom of the stairs. As the 160 guests arrived I had a mix of classic pop songs playing. The Parents entered to “Over The Rainbow” and Groomsmen to “Home” both by The Piano Guys. The Bridesmaids entered to a piano version of “A Thousand Years” and Jenn & her Father to “Make You Feel My Love” by Adele. During the ceremony officiated by their friend Andrew, they had a reading and a beautiful vocal performance of Ingrid Michaelson’s cover of “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by their friend Karla. She was so great! After the ceremony, they recessed to “Can’t Stop The Feeling” by The Piano Guys.
The Cocktail Hour
The cocktail hour was held upstairs on the second floor and during it, I had a mix of soft rock, classic soul, and standards playing. Guests enjoyed drinks, the vegetable & cheese station, and passed hors d’oeuvres. Photographer Cole Gorman from Blest Studios got some great shots of the wedding party during the cocktail hour.
The First Dance
After the cocktail hour, I invited guests to their seats and went upstairs to say hi to the new Bride & Groom. I introduced just them to “Here Comes The Sun” and they came in for their first dance to the classic soul song “Make Me Yours” by Bettye Swann. Jenn’s & Eric’s Fathers welcomed everyone and the food stations opened. During dinner, I played the same music mix.
After dinner, we had the toasts and parent’s dances. Jenn danced with her Father to “Days Like This” by Van Morrison and Eric and his Mother to “Carolina In My Mind”. The dessert station opened and I opened the floor with some Motown & Top 40 that filled it very shortly. For the next 2 hours the floor stayed packed with oldies, Top 40, and some ’90s & 2000’s hip-hop & dance music.
We ended the night with ”Dance With Me Tonight” by Olly Murs and guests made their way next door for an after-party at Tyler’s Taproom. What a fun night and a great group to play for. Thank you Jenn & Eric and it was great to see Kristi & Doug again!