I had the best time playing for Elizabeth and Michael on May 27that Highgrove in Fuquay-Varina NC! Their Italian New York families were so much fun to play for!!! I truly wished it didn’t have to end.
The ceremony was held in the back overlooking a wooded hill. It is one of the most picturesque ceremony views in the area! They had a harpist/guitarist/singer provide music for the ceremony and she was awesome! After the ceremony, the 140 guests made their way to the back patio for cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres and the taco bar. During the cocktail hour I had a mix of rock, classic soul, standards and country playing. Photographer Kelsey Nelson and videographers Dogwood Media got some shots of the wedding party around the property.
After the cocktail hour, the doors to the ballroom opened and I invited guests to their tables. I introduced the wedding party to “Like A G6” and Liz and Michael to “Space Jam”. LOL. They had their first dance to “Mean To Me” by Brett Eldredge. It was the perfect surprise for Michael! I invited to the wedding party and guests to join for the next dance to “Ho Hey” that filled the floor. Since they were from NY, we had a traditional short 30 minute dance set before the salads came out. The floor was packed the whole time to Motown and top 40.
The salads came out followed by the toasts and family style entrees. During dinner I had the same music mix as cocktails. After dinner we had the parents dances. Liz and her Father danced to “Little Wing” by Hendrix and Michael and his Mother to “Most People Are Good”. We had the cake cutting to “Whatever It Is” and I opened the floor again to everyone with some 80’s, 2000’s and top 40. The floor soon filled again and they danced for the next 2 hours. I even played “the Tarantella”!!
We ended the night with a short country sing a long set including “Friends In Low Places”, “Colder Weather” and Darius’ “Wagon Wheel” before a sparkler exit. But, like the night before, they weren’t ready to leave yet so “New York, New York” was the perfect ending! Thank you Elizabeth and Michael! I will never forget how much fun I had with you and your NY 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.