Bride and Groom: Jennifer & Kirk

Where & When: The Rickhouse in Durham NC on July 17th, 2016

The Professionals:

Planner- Emily from Whiskey & White Events

Photographer- Jason Martin from Veritas Digital Photography

Caterer- Rocky Top Catering

Market Lighting- Get Lit!

Wedding Ceremony Songs

Prelude music- Vitamin String Quartet

Grandmothers thru Bridesmaids entrance- “Canon In D” by The O’Neill Brothers

Jennifer’s Entrance – “Here Comes The Bride” by Jonathan Cain

Recessional – “A Sky Full Of Stars” by Coldplay


Wedding Reception Songs

Introduction of the Bride & Groom: “When Love Takes Over” by David Guetta f. Kelly Rowland

First Dance: “Feels Like Home” by Chantal Kreviazuk

Father-Bride Dance: “Daughters” by John Mayer

Mother-Groom Dance: “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong

Cake Cutting: “Sweet Pea” by Amos Lee

Anniversary Dance: “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran

Last Dance: “Fire And The Flood” by Vance Joy


I was really excited to play Kirk & Jennifer’s wedding Sunday at Durham’s Rickhouse! Not only is the venue really cool with a glass wall overlooking a distillery in the building and overlooks the old Durham Bulls Baseball Stadium, but Kirk and Jennifer have great taste in music!

The ceremony was held in the Rickhouse and I provided music and a mic for that. As guests arrived I had a mix of classical covers of indie rock songs playing. After a short ceremony that included a group family hug with their daughters the 70 guests made their way to the bar and side porch to visit and enjoy refreshments while the staff flipped the room for dinner and dancing. During the cocktail hour I had a mix of soft rock, classic soul and standards playing.

After the cocktail hour the guests found their seats and I introduced the wedding party. They came in and lined the back of the dance floor for Jennifer & Kirk’s first dance and parents dances. After that the food stations opened and I continued the cocktail music through dinner.

After dinner we had toasts and I opened the floor with some beach music and oldies. I threw in a few line dances for the kids including a fun “Chicken Dance” lead by the adults. We paused briefly for the cake cutting and anniversary dance that had the winners married 47 years! Back to dancing to some 70’s and 80’s music and a few current dance songs. We ended the night with “Home” by Edward Sharpe and finally “Fire and the Flood” by Vance Joy before a sparkler exit.

This was one of my favorite weddings, and not one I, or the guests, will soon forget!

Thank you again Jennifer & Kirk!

DJ Randy Bennett