James & Lindsay’s Wedding at The Cotton Room
I was thrilled to DJ for Lindsay and James’ Wedding at The Cotton Room in Durham on March 19th! They are so nice and have great taste in music.
The Wedding Ceremony
The ceremony was held along the far brick wall of The Cotton Room with floor to ceiling windows. As the 90 guests arrived I had a mix of classical versions of pop songs playing. The Grandparents, Parents & Groomsmen entered to “Wonderful Tonight” by Vitamin String Quartet. The Bridesmaids entered to Feist’s “1234” covered by Vitamin String Quartet and Lindsay & her Father to Led Zeppelin’s “Going To California”. After a short ceremony that included a beautiful cover of “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by a couple friends (one being a Groomsman), they recessed to “Everyone” by Van Morrison. Their minister invited guests to the back of the room for the cocktail hour while the staff flipped the room for dinner and dancing. During the cocktail hour I had a mix of classic rock & soul, standards and soft rock playing.
The First Dance
Pics were done by Ariana from Silver Feather Studios and the white linens opened revealing the room and guests found their seats. I introduced the wedding party to “Home” by Edward Sharpe and our new Bride & Groom to “Heroes” by David Bowie (my favorite Bowie song). They came to the floor and had their first dance to “These Arms Of Mine” by Otis Redding (my favorite Otis song also). Lindsay’s father welcomed everyone and the buffet opened. During dinner I had a mix of classic soul playing after I played “September Song” by Sinatra for James’ Grandparents.
After dinner we had the toasts before the parents dances. Lindsay danced with her Father to “What A Wonderful World” and James & his Mother to “Sweet Baby James”. We had an anniversary dance to “Young At Heart” with James’ Grandparents winning at 61 years married!! I opened the floor to everyone with some Motown and top 40 and it filled by the end of the first song. One of the best parts of the night was James’ Grandfather laying in the middle of the dance floor and dragged around by his feet is a circle. So great! His Grandparents danced a lot that night. I wish I could take them to every wedding I do!
We paused briefly for the donut cutting to “Sweet Pea” and then back to dancing till the end of the night. We ended with everyone in the room in a big circle to “Piano Man” and “Sweet Carolina” before the last song “Cicadas & Gulls” by Feist. A sparkler exit followed and they lived happily ever after…
Photo courtesy of Silver Feather Studios