Taylor and Grayson had their ceremony in front of The Manor House at Rose Hill and their reception in the conference center next door. The day began with a 4pm ceremony. It was a little warm, but a gorgeous beginning of Fall day. We did the music and the mics for the officiant and Grayson. It went perfectly and even included Taylor pulling up in a horse and carriage! Loved it!

After the ceremony, guests were treated to cocktails on the back porch where we also had music playing. As cocktails ended, guests made their way inside and had a seat for bridal party introductions. The bridal party and parents entered to “Celebration” by Kool and the Gang and Grayson and Taylor made their big entrance to “You Make My Dreams Come True” by Hall & Oates. The crowd went wild as they took their place for their first dance as husband and wife. They chose George Strait’s classic “I Cross My Heart”. Next, Taylor’s father welcomed everyone and the blessing was said. The seated dinner was next and the food prepared by Rose Hill looked great as usual!

As dinner wrapped up, the best man and matron of honor gave their toasts, both of which were great! Taylor and Grayson cut their massive cake next. As always, Ashley Cakes delivered! I played Thomas Rhett’s song “Sweetheart” as they cut it. After the cake cutting, we went into the parent dances. Grayson and his mother actually did their dance first to “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts because Taylor and her dad had something awesome planned. Their dance started out slow, but Randy made them a custom edit that had a record scratch in the middle of the song and then a 12 second gap! During that 12 seconds, her dad tossed of his coat and pretended he was going to kill me. It was hilarious! The guests were like “uhhh what’s going on?”. Then it went into “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars and they did an entire choreographed dance. They rocked it! The dance floor opened after that and stayed rocking for the night. The only other stops were for the bouquet toss and garter toss. The night ended with a big sing along to a Disney song called “Happily Ever After” by Jordan Fisher and then the newlyweds departed in an antique fire truck! What a night! I can’t wait to see the photos from Six Foot Photography and video from Benz Productions. As always, the team with A Southern Soiree did a magnificent job planning.

Joe Bunn is the owner of Bunn DJ Company and leads the Eastern North Carolina team of 15 incredible DJs.  Joe is available for your wedding or party, coaches DJs throughout the country, hosts a weekly podcast, and is available for speaking engagements.

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.