Danielle and Derek had their wedding reception in Youngsville NC at the very cool Cross + Main on June 1st, 2018. I was thrilled to play for them and their guests, lots from NJ and NY (I’m originally from western NY)!
The ceremony was held earlier in the afternoon at Church Of The Good Shepherd in Raleigh. After the ceremony, the 120 guests loaded into buses and made their way to the reception. When they arrived for the cocktail hour in the front room, I had a mix of rock, classic soul and standards playing. Danielle and Derek stayed at the church to get pics taken by Tracy from Timmester Photo. They arrived shortly after everyone and got to check the room out first. It looked beautiful with floral arrangements by Brandi’s Botanicals.
After the cocktail hour the doors to the main room opened and everyone found their seats with help from planner Erin from Chestnut And Vine Weddings. I introduced the wedding party to the dance track “Sweet Lovin”” by Sigala. Danielle and Derek came in to “Come Get My Love” by Redbone (LOVE that song!) They had their first dance to “Nothing Can Change This Love” by Sam Cooke (love that one too!). They took their seats and his Grandmother blessed the meal. During dinner was the same music as cocktails.
After dinner we had the Simply Cakes
cutting to “How Sweet It Is” and then the parents dances. Danielle and her Father danced to “Daddy’s Angel” by T. Carter Music and Derek and his Mother to “Simple Man” by Skynyrd (another one I love!). We had the toasts and then opened the floor to everyone. Soon the floor was packed and I played a pretty awesome 90’s dance set including Real McCoy, Haddaway and Reel to Real. They didn’t want me to play the whole song of anything, so I was flipping through songs pretty quick. That’s a blast for a DJ!
We didn’t stop until the end and the last dance to “The Time” by Black Eyed Peas and a sparkler exit. Thank you so much for having me as your DJ Danielle and Derek! I LOVED your playlist and playing for you and your guests.
Randy Bennett works out of the Raleigh office, has 38 years of DJ experience, and wants to be YOUR Wedding DJ. Contact Randy here or call 919-785-9001.
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.