Hilary and Minh had both their ceremony and reception at Durham’s Cotton Room and I was honored to be their wedding DJ. As a wedding venue in Durham, I highly recommend it.
Their wedding ceremony was held in the middle of the room and surrounded by white linens and a backdrop made of white paper flowers. It was so beautiful! Their music was performed by pianist Michael from Save The Date Music and he did an amazing job! Minister Katherine Edwards held the service. I always love working with her! They also had an interpreted for the guests from Vietnam and streamed it live for those who could not make it. After the ceremony the 140 guests made their way to the cocktail hour while the staff flipped the room for dinner and dancing.
During the cocktail hour I had a mix of standards, R&B and acoustic rock playing. Photographer Hung Phung got some great pics of the wedding party in front of the white paper flower wall and also outside during the cocktail hour. When pics were done and the room was set, the white linens opened and the guests found their seats for dinner.
I introduced Hilary’s Parents along with the wedding party to the Alesso remix of “Something Just Like This” by Chainsmokers. Hilary and Minh were introduced to “Symphony” by Clean Bandit as they made their way to the head table. Her Father welcomed everyone and the salads and entrees came out. During dinner I played the same playlist as cocktails.
After dinner we had several toasts and the dances. Their first dance was to “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra followed by the Father/Daughter dance to “Daughters” by John Mayer. Minh danced with his Grandmother to “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion. After that we had the cake cutting to “Sugar” by Maroon 5 but the guests couldn’t wait to hit the floor so started dancing. I had 50 people dancing during the cake cutting! So great!! That never happens. After that I mixed into “Uptown Funk” that filled it for the rest of the night. We paused for the bouquet toss to “Diva” and then back to dancing to some EDM, Hip-Hop and a few K-Pop song.
We ended the night with a shirtless groom on top of his buddies shoulders dancing to “Marry You” by Bruno Mars and a sparkler exit from the main floor. Thank you so so much Hilary and Minh and congratulations!!