I was so excited to DJ Emma and Phil’s wedding at Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw NC on March 23rd!  I have seen a few concerts in the building, but never dreamed I would share the stage for a wedding.

The ceremony was held earlier in the day at a Church, then the 200 guests headed over to the Haw River Ballroom for the reception.  As the guests arrived I had a mix of rock, classic soul and country playing.  When the bridal party arrived, I left music playing and went to line them up with help from planner Britni from A Touch Of Southern Events.  I introduced the wedding party to “Celebration” and they lined up in front of the stage.  Emma and Phil came in to loud applause and had their first dance to the piano version of “Then” by Brad Paisley.  Her Father welcomed everyone and Dr Shive blessed the meal. The salads and entrees came out and they had a live jazz band, Mahalo Jazz, provide music during dinner.  They did an amazing job and are the house band from the restaurant next door, The Eddy Pub.  I could have listened to them all night.

After dinner we had the Edible Art cake cutting to “Amazed” followed by the parents dances and toasts.  Emma & her Father danced to “My Little Girl” and Phil & his Mother to “My Wish”.  Emma’s Father took the mic to start the toasts, then the Best Man and Maid Of Honor finished them.  We had an anniversary dance to “A Thousand Years” and opened the floor to everyone with some Beach music, Motown and top 40 that filled it for the next 2 hours. I even played Gucci Mane for Phil!! We paused for the bouquet and garter toss, then back to dancing.

We ended the night with “Closing Time” before a sparkler exit.  After the last dance photographer Steve Exum had a surprise for everyone.  He had a slide show already done from the ceremony and showed it on the screen before leaving.  It was so great and really was a nice finish to an awesome wedding reception.  I can’t wait to see his photos from the reception and video by Bowtie Films.

 

Thank you Emma, Phil, Mr & Mrs Holt and Britni!  I had the best time!!


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.