There is nothing better than a beautiful barn wedding, and Melissa and Brad’s wedding at The Historic Wakefield Barn in Wake Forest, NC on December 2nd was no exception.

The ceremony was held on the top floor of the barn and I provided mics and music.  As the 160 guests arrived I had a mix of classical covers of contemporary songs playing.  The Grandparents through the Groomsmen entered to the Christian rock song “Come Away” and The Bridesmaids and Melissa to “Our Song Will Be”.  After a short service that included two bridesmaids leading a sing-a-long while playing guitar to two Christian rock songs, the wedding party recessed to “No Matter Where You Are” by Us The Duo.  Their officiant, Jessie, invited guests downstairs for a social hour where I had a playlist of indie rock and Christian rock playing.

While photographer Lindsey Cash and videographers Twenty-One Films got some shots of the wedding party and the staff flipped the room for dinner, I set up my lights. The room was ready and looked beautiful with floral arrangements by Expressions Of Love.  I left music playing and went to line the wedding party up for intros with lots of help from the Barn’s Blake.  I introduced them all to “Born To Be Yours” by Kygo and Melissa and Brad had their first dance to “Heaven’s Knife” by Josh Garrels. The wedding party took their seats and Melissa and her Father had their dance to “Daughters”.  After that Brad and his Mother had their dance to “I Wish” by Heather Headley.  Melissa’s Father welcomed everyone and her Godfather blessed the meal which included a poem he read at her parents wedding.  So sweet and special!!  The salads came out and shortly the buffet opened. During dinner I played more soft rock and Christian rock.

After dinner we had the toasts and opened the floor to everyone with “Boogie Shoes”.  It filled the floor in minutes and kept them dancing until the Simply Cakes cutting to “How Sweet It Is”.  Right back to dancing and a packed floor until the last dance to “That’s Amore” by Dean.  They made a huge circle around Melissa and Brad during this song and everyone sang it at the top of their lungs.  It was one of my favorite moments of the night (there were many!!).  After the last dance I invited everyone outside for a sparkler exit.

Thank you Melissa, Brad and Blake.  I had an absolute blast!!


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.