Katie has heard me DJ weddings a couple dozen or more times as a videographer with Twenty One Films and always dreamed of having me as her Wedding DJ. I was honored (and humbled) to make her dream come true on March 30thwhen she married Andy at Greensboro’s Cadillac Service Garage.
Their ceremony was held in the front room of the building and I provided music and mics from the balcony. As the 120 guests arrived I had a mix of acoustic indie rock playing. The Grandparents through the wedding party entered to “Beyond” by Leon Bridges. I LOVE Leon Bridges!!! Katie and her Father entered to “Heartbeats” by Jose Gonzales from the TV show One Tree Hill. After a short service with 2 readings, they recessed to “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” by The Darkness. Their minister invited everyone upstairs for the cocktail hour and I started the cocktail music.
During the cocktail hour I had a mix of soft rock, indie rock and classic soul playing. Photographer Samantha Floyd and Videographers Twenty One Films got some shots inside and outside of the wedding party before letting them join the cocktail hour. After the cocktail hour I invited guests downstairs to the reception area in the back and went to line the wedding party up for introductions with help from planner Kaitlyn from Exceptional Events. I introduced the Parents to “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” and wedding party to “Party Up” by DMX. LOL!! Katie and Andy entered to “I Want Candy” and had their first dance to “I Love You Always Forever” by Donna Lewis. I have always loved that song! Her Father gave a heartfelt welcome and Andy’s Mother blessed the meal. During dinner I had the same mix as cocktails playing.
After dinner we had the toasts and then the Parents dances. We started with Andy and his Mother’s dance to “Forever Young” and then it was time for Katie and her Father’s epic dance to a medley he made of “Only You” Yaz, “Shake it off” Taylor Swift and “Footloose” that was awesome! He used to sing ”Only You” to her when she was young. I love that whole Yaz album!!!! We had the cake cutting next to “Cut The Cake” by Average White Band and then opened the floor with some 80’s.
The floor instantly packed with young and old for the next couple hours. My favorite moments of the dancing were Katie’s families dance to “Born To Be Alive”, their circle dance to “Lazy Mary” by Lou Monte and the couple of polkas. So great!! We paused for a bouquet toss to “Single Ladies” and then back to dancing to some hip hop and top 40 that included 3 Kendrick Lamar songs for Andy. We ended the night with “Sweet Caroline” before a streamers exit.
Thank you so so much Katie, Andy, Mr & Mrs Bially, Jess & Phil and Kaitlyn! I loved every minute of it and was so honored!!
Photos courtesy of Twenty-One Films
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. Begin a wedding DJ 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 all our Raleigh Weddings again and again.