Brandon and Karl had me as their wedding DJ for both ceremony and reception on April 6that Durham’s Cotton Room.

The ceremony was held on one side of the room with floor to ceiling windows lining the wall.  The other side was floor to ceiling white linens.  It is just beautiful there,  especially with floral arrangements by Petal & Oak! They had music performed by harpist Amy Cortis and I ran mics for their minister and readers.  After the ceremony the guests were invited to the bar for cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres. During the cocktail hour I had a mix of 80’s & 90’s rock playing mixed with some oldies.

After pics were done by photographer Peter Somers and the room was ready, the white linens opened and I invited the 120 guests to their tables.  I introduced the wedding party to “Celebration”. They took their seats and Karl welcomed everyone.  Brandon’s Father toasted the couple and the food stations opened.  During dinner I played a mix of 70’s through current top 40 and rock.

After dinner they had their first dance to “Thinking Out Loud” followed by the parents dances.  Brandon and her Father danced to “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life” and Karl & his Mother joined them after a minute. Before opening the dance floor we had the Simply Cakes cutting to “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies.

I opened the floor with some Motown, 70’s and top 40 that people danced to all night.  We ended with a college fav for Brandon and her friends, “Rebecca” by Pat McGee Band.  I LOVE that song and haven’t played in in years!!  Their last dance followed to “A Thousand Years” and a sparkler exit from the front of the building.

Thank you so much Brandon and Karl and congratulations!

Photo courtesy of Mikkel Paige 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.