Hope Valley Country Club – Durham, NC Wedding Venue
Sara and Lucas’ reception this past Saturday was at a classic NC country club called Hope Valley. I had not been there in a long time and it still has its classic appeal. The day began with guests arriving for cocktails outside on the porch. Once Sara and Lucas arrived, guests moved into the dining area for the introductions. For this wedding, they only wanted the bride and groom to be introduced. As they made their way into the room to “Our Love is Here to Stay” by Sinatra, everyone stood and cheered. They didn’t go to their first dance, but instead to their sweetheart’s table. Sara’s father gave an amazing welcome and then Pastor Dana gave the blessing before dinner. The seated dinner was excellent (I got a chance to grab a bite in a back conference room)!
The First Dance
As dinner wrapped up, the best man and maid of honor gave their toasts. Both of which were excellent and full of classic stories about the bride and groom. Next up, first dance! Sara and Lucas chose “La Vie en Rose” by Louis Armstrong. Sara and her father danced next to “Over the Rainbow” by Brother Iz and then finally, Lucas and his mom danced to “Humble and Kind” by Tim McGraw. They didn’t opt for a formal announcement of the cake cutting and didn’t do the bouquet and garter tosses, so it was time to dance! We did a few slow songs, one being for the Anniversary Dance, but other than that, straight party music! The dance floor stayed packed for the entire 2.5 hours! We closed out the night with “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” by Whitney Houston and then a huge singalong of “New York, New York” by Mr. Frank Sinatra. After that, it was time for the bubble departure and to send them off the proper way! A great team was on hand for this one including Robin Lin Photography (thanks for this photo for my blog), Oak City Films, and of course, Sally Oakley’s team did a phenomenal job keeping things running on time and super smooth. Great wedding!
Bunn DJ Company believes DJing is more than just showing up and pressing play. It’s also more than just knowing how to choose songs and mix them together. Being Durham wedding DJs is about creating experiences and atmospheres. That’s what our DJing philosophy boils down to. We don’t want to just provide the perfect music. We want to create the perfect day. That’s why we excel in what we do. And this wedding was a perfect example of that. Working with this awesome couple to create the day they envisioned is something we’ll never forget. And it’s a service we provide at all our weddings again and again.